Updated: Apr 26, 2020
This is Jackson.
Jackson, tell us more about how you got started in photography?
Photography to me was something I kind of fell into and fell in love with.
When I graduated high school in 2018, I decided I’d go to Long Beach City College and figure out what I wanted to do.
I’ve always been obsessed with film so I said “why not” and took a film class. My teacher was amazing, I remember her telling me one day after class that I had an eye for this, and from that day forward I fell in love with the art form.
So when Christmas came around that year my friend and I decided I should ask for a camera and see how far I could go with it.
Photography is a stepping stone into developing a filmmaking style and is for me.
Thanks to my whole family, I received a camera, lens, and a tripod on Christmas Day.
I was already studying and watching a lot of movies at the time, so I decided to take advantage of it and started to take notes on angles, colors, dialogue, staging, blocking, and style; basically anything I could use for inspiration to make my own within photos.
Around the middle of 2019, I started to learn more about my camera, posing, and directing, which got me really excited for what the future holds.