Help Finding your Photographic Vision

Mark Jansen

Mark Jansen

Owner / Operator at Jansen Photo Expeditions
Mark’s interest in photography and love for landscapes constantly draws him into some amazing places. He researches his subjects extensively, sometimes making many trips to selected areas waiting for the perfect light, an interesting approach to the subject, and just the right moment.His goal of "freezing time for others to enjoy" is what drives him to create his visions.

Mark has a passion for landscape and classic creative aviation photography as well as providing large scale commercial installations of his fine art photographic murals and print works throughout California.

He has over 25 years of professional fine art and photographic experience. 

He works with both small and large corporate businesses in helping them project a powerful impact through his images. Mark offers photographic workshops in various U.S. and International locations.

Mark is an expert and personable instructor, expedition leader & award winning, visionary photographer. 

He is also a photography educator with the "Manfrotto School of Excellence" online educational network. 

"This is gorgeous work!", says Christopher Robinson, editor of Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
Mark Jansen

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Finding your photographic vision is a great challenge for many photographers. Many people spend years honing their craft to understand the mechanics of aperture, exposure and ISO, in addition to understanding their chosen camera’s form and function before heading out on photo expedition. But many find difficulty constructing solid, engaging imagery once they arrive at a destination beyond the obvious.

We live in a world of simple to capture, perfect digital exposures. They have amazing color and sharpness, paired with ever expanding choices of post capture image manipulation as well.
In turn, the world is awash in colorful imagery and with the low cost of memory, the spray and pray technique seems to be the rule for many. Whether you’re a landscape or street photographer seeking a singular photograph, or multi image editorial captures, learning to be expressive and considered with your work is the elusive holy grail for many.

One must go well beyond the stated basics of photography. These are the only brushes, paint and canvas with this art form. Take time to learn the basics of composition by enrolling in a photography class or attending a workshop with Jansen Photo Expeditions. Addtionally, If you absorb knowlege better in a closely focused 1 on 1 environment, I would suggest a mentor in the field program, in a real world situation.  You’ll soon be on your way to creating strong and compelling photographs and finding your photographic vision.

All the best,

Mark Jansen