Anonymous said: Jordan! You need to travel to France! I want to meet you because you're so awesome!
It’s on my to-do list!
Anonymous said: Your work is amazing!
Anonymous said: do you do anything specific when exporting to get such crisp images on your facebook?
I just resize down to around 25% and save as a jpeg.
Anonymous said: Are there any books you'd recommend on lighting? Or any advice? I can't seem to get it right and it's really frustrating :(
Depends on if you’re talking about artificial or natural lighting. Forums such as POTN are a good starting point to begin reading on the subject. Understanding Exposure is a good book overall to read if you’re new to photography.
Anonymous said: If fujifilm happened to announce that you were the king of instax, would you accept their prize of an instax mini? Or would you be like, "where's my instax 300, dawg?"
Hahaha this made me laugh. Thank you.
madeofseaandstars said: Hi! I am a huge fan of yours, and I was just wondering if you had any suggestions for people who are still in college but hope to be a photographer full-time at some point? Thank you so much!! Your pictures are awesome!
Thank you!! Personally, I think you can be successful with photography without going to school for it. Now if you’re in college studying something else, that’s awesome because there’s a lot of skills you learn that can help with your business. It really just comes down to how hard you work at it and how bad you want it. Shoot a lot, network and continue to practice as one can always get better.
Anonymous said: Hi Jordan, what camera do you use?
5d Mark II & III
Anonymous said: You mentioned in one of your other asks that you started shooting when you were 18. What was it like and how hard was it getting into photography? Have you always been doing the same type of photography that you do now?
It’s not really hard to get into photography. I did it because I liked taking photos, there’s not much more to it other than that. If you’re in it to be popular or have a lot of followers, you’re in it for the wrong reasons. And what I shoot now is definitely different than what I started out shooting. I primarily shot bands and seniors/portraits when I started.
thiss-iss-bliss said: Can I just say how much I love your work and your style you know how to compose a photo so wonderfully and I hope I'm as good as you one day. Keep up the brilliant work!
You’re too kind! Thank you!
Anonymous said: How do you get such sharp photos?
L lenses, f/2, steady focusing.
Anonymous said: How's that helped in the field of photography? You do photography full time right?
I work full time as a senior accountant for a company in Seattle. Come January 1st I’ll be doing photography full time. Photography has been another full time job on top of this for the last two years though. I owe a lot to my manager for letting me leave whenever I needed to go travel somewhere. Needless to say I’m ready to be less busy as I have been. And yes, it’s very helpful. Knowing your business in every aspect inside and out is one of the most important factors to be successful.