My Name is Jason
I'm a professional photographer, videographer, and graphic designer working in the Chicagoland area who loves creativity and creating!
Here are a couple of thoughts that I have on the subject: Creativity is intelligence having fun.” “Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” “Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” I look forward to working with you in the near future to create something together!
For the last 6 years 100% of the projects that I worked on originated from word of mouth promotions. All of my clients were referred to me by other satisfied customers and this website formally introduces my business to the rest of the world.
How long have you been doing photography?
I have been doing photography for about 12 years now ( wow, its really been that long ). When I began designing in 2002, photographers would always give me pictures to use for different projects. I had to remove blemishes, trace out people, change backgrounds, adjust color etc. I was doing all of the processing work on the back end but nothing of the front end creative side. I met a photographer who did my wedding in Chicago in 2007 by the name of Kenny Nakai who changed my perspective on digital photography. After speaking with him about different techniques, lenses and prices, I decided to purchase a Canon Digital Rebel XT. I used that camera faithfully to capture many events and with the money I earned from those events, I purchased other F1.8 and F2.8 lenses to improve the quality of my work.
How long have you been doing Graphic Design?
I have been doing Graphic Design for about 18 years. I began designing party flyers my junior year of college (Fall 2002) and have been using Photoshop since 7.0. I cannot draw. In school I was never know as an artist but I have always been a creative thinker with strong understanding of concept. I have always been able to think outside of the box and ever since I was a small child I wanted to get paid for my ideas which is exactly what I am doing now.
What software do you use?
The first software that I learned how to use was Photoshop 7.0. As newer additions emerged I picked them up as well. In my current workflow I use most of the Adobe creative cloud. Im also an Adobe Certified Associate.
Have you ever taken pictures of anybody famous?
I have never done any “one on one” sessions with a celebrity or famous person because I don’t do a lot of studio work. I have however shot a lot of celebrities at different events I have covered over the years since i primarily do photojournalism. Here are a few names you may know:
Bishop TD Jakes
Senator Robin Kelly
Govenor JB Pritzker