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Jesse Shotland

Jesse Shotland



Jesse Shotland’s website is a trip in itself. The visitor believes that they are an undemanding bystander, looking through the very same viewfinder that Jesse gazed through to encapsulate his shots. The images that he aims to capture, the likeness of the impulsive skateboarder, the mischievous senior citizen, the passionate musician, effortlessly arrest the image in space and time. The image becomes an illustration of life. He was a born man of the lens. By the age of seven he knew how to use his father’s video camera and seamlessly mastered the art of frame-by-frame storytelling by filming short home-made videos. In addition to his skilled work with the video camera, he taught himself the intricacies of the digital SLR camera and from there it was an ingenious composite of instinctual talent and a solid study of techniques from internet resources. Jesse has worked in many different mediums of picture making and video design, including music videos, album photography, artist head shots, and product photography. Conversely, through his hard work and experience, he discovered that his genuine passion was in headshots. Yet, they are not simply headshots, but instead character representations. It is difficult for one to define the exact emotion that Jesse encompasses in his carefully crafted images. He credits this influence to not only his natural talent, but also to famous photographers Tom Lowe, David Richter, and Peter Hurley.
  • Canon Xs
  • Canon EOS Rebel G
  • Yashica-C
  • iPhone 4s
  • Canon 15mm Fisheye F/2.8
  • Nikkor-S 50mm ƒ/1.4
  • Canon 100mm F/2
  • 430 Ex II

500px (and flickr) saturation problem with Ligh...

Published August 16th, 2011

So I've been uploading photos both to my 500px and my flickr and they seem to have te same problem with lightroom files... they're not saturated enough. I don't know what the problem is, or why it's happening. Is anyone else having this problem?

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Photo Titles

Published July 11th, 2011

I've been stumbling through some the photos on 500px and something that's really pissing me off is the way a lot of people title their work. For example "***" is not an appropriate title for anything. Neither is "O" when it's a picture of a woman half nude sitting down.

Use your brain and get creative.

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Mini Community

Published June 17th, 2011

Hey there,

So I was wondering if anyone would like to be part of a mini community? Basically what this entails is just commenting on each others photographs with helpful tips. If you interested leave me a comment on this post and I'll start checking out your photos! :)



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Published June 14th, 2011

I take camera companies as serious as religion. I only switch if I have a good reason to. Today I switched from Canon to Nikon. I'm now a proud owner of a Nikon D300!

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Published June 14th, 2011

Hello 500px community,

Today I'm writing about comments. I'm always getting comments like "cool shot, !!!, great place, great shot, nice picture", etc. If you're going to comment on my work, all I ask of you is that you tell me what you like about it or how I could have made it better. I want to learn as I go on in the field of photography and I jus can't when I ge +++ as a comment.

Thanks in advance!


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