Jon Eady/ Success Interview
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What's in Jon Eady's Camera Bag:
Jon has been a professional photographer for over twenty five years. His versatility has been expressed in many ways over the years.
Living a stone’s throw from the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Jon’s first love was capturing their beauty and appeal through landscape and nature imagery. His careful use of composition allowed him to portray Colorado’s natural beauty in the best of ways.
Jon spent part of his career photographing weddings and portraitures. Commensurately, he was asked to join the Littleton, Colorado Fine Arts Committee. During his seven year tenure he was immersed in the artist’s community and art related events. Jon’s work included photography of sculpture and art for artists. He has said, “Bringing out the essence of a sculpture through lighting and shadows challenges me to capture what the sculptor had envisioned and perhaps more.”
Jon, then, moved into architectural photography that included real estate, commercial buildings, and custom homes including aerial drone photography. His clients have requested him year over year.
While pursuing his architectural endeavors he has continually increased his knowledge of new and improved technology. He became involved with immersive virtual tours and 360 spherical photography. Jon is currently the senior instructor with VPIX (Virtual Imaging Corporation) training other photographers how to shoot 360 virtual tours both in person and online.
What inspired you to become a photographer?
A combination of scratching a creative itch early on (landscapes & photos of my kids) and making money with my photography.
Tell us about your first photo that really validated your interest as a photographer.
A photo of my youngest son that I entered into a photo contest and won a ribbon.
Back when you were just starting out, what was your biggest challenge and how did you overcome that?
What do you enjoy photographing the most?
Nature/Landscapes, although I don't engage as I used to.
What has been your proudest moment as a photographer?
I inherited a Twin Lens Reflex camera from a grand father I didn't know Yashicamat
Tell us about time in your photographic journey where you failed at something and how did you pivot to overcome this?
We all have weaknesses, what is yours relating to photography?
Nailing a composition right can be a challenge. What do you think the trick is to mastering composition?
There are many photographers starting out, who don't have the money to buy the camera gear they want. What advice can you give to them?
How do you feel photography has impacted the way you see the world?
I see things as compositions when I stop to look and how elements relate to each other.
What do you see photographers doing today, that if done differently tomorrow would improve their success?
To get your creative eye focused, where do you draw your inspiration from?
What is your best photography related tip?
Think to yourself, "Why am I taking this picture and for who to view?"
Your photos look amazing, what’s your secret sauce when it comes to post processing?
Speaking of which, what’s your post processing workflow?
What would you like for people take away from your work?
What are some ‘must have’ items in your camera bag?
Extra batteries and as many lenses as you can carry.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what is the ONE photography book you would want to have with you?
I got nothin'...