There’s more to making a photo than pushing a button in our iPhone world…

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

We live in the days of constantly evolving technology. New techniques of photo enrichment, manipulation and photographic stylings are flowing like water  with every software developer screaming for our attention.

When something new hits the net or social media social outlets,
it’s immediately consumed copied and reproduced with slight variations by many!

The new and the different stand apart for a time., but the magic soon fades. Remember overdone HDR?

Most of the public inherently doesn’t have the physical ability to draw or paint. So they grab a camera with presets or a smart phone that magically produces what they might desire. New and special photo effects drawn us all  in.

Some fail to realize that cameras, be it a DSLR Camera or Smartphone are nothing more than tools to create with. They don’t create art by themselves even with these effects. One must have that inherent flame of creativity inside and understand the ability to tell a story when using them.

Art can’t be consistently produced by an algorithm and have any depth or feeling. The same goes for using a particular camera, lens or photoshop action. All are used as enhancements to strong photographic story and composition. Its good to have a clear pre-vision of what  tools, brushes, colors and compositions one is looking for beforehand. Photography is a long process of ever-changing discovery. Time and effort must be spent to achieve one’s vision and master one’s craft. ©Mark Jansen 2015