Hello, my name is Jamie Bradshaw and I am a photographer based in Snohomish WA. My first camera was a Chinon CM-3 35mm film camera that I received for my birthday when I was 13. I took photography classes in high school but never really did anything with it after that.
I do a lot of hiking and backpacking and I took pictures of everything with my iPhone. My friend Noah (https://cheekybbq.com) and I did a hike and he brought his DSLR along. While we were hiking, he explained basic concepts about photography like exposure, ISO and shutter speed. I recognized these terms from the classes in high school, but for the most part it was just conversation to fill the time on the trail. Then a few weeks later I was doing a hike and wanted to take a picture of a bush with beautiful red berries on it and Mt. Rainier in the background. I couldn't get the iPhone to take the shot I wanted, so I bought a proper camera. The rest, as they say, is history. When I first got the camera, I just wanted to take landscape photos. People in pictures ruined them for me. Then I climbed Mt. St. Helens with some friends and took a picture of someone looking at Mt. Adams in the distance. The woman was a silhouette and Adams was lit by the pre-dawn sunlight. That photo made me realize the power capturing people had.
I love taking pictures of people and seeing their reactions when I show them the photo. Capturing and translating emotion is very important to me.
I like taking pictures that wow people.