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Jon Yager Photography » Jon Yager – Photo Journal
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Hi there and Welcome

I'm Jon. Welcome to what I'm calling my photography journal. Let me tell you a bit about how I got here - in life I mean. I've been a photographer since high school. My first camera was a Nikon FG. In college I was on full scholarship for computer science and math, but I just skipped classes to hang out in the dark rooms around campus. I moved up to the Nikon F3-HP in college. That may still be my favorite camera. I learned and still love everything manual and done by hand. In the end I gave up my scholarship and spent too many years in school (according to my wife) studying art and photography. I opened my own studio and started to pursue fame and fortune as a photographer. To be honest I did okay. But I really was not wired for the business side of an "artistic" endeavor. I also needed a more stable income. Blah Blah Blah it is now decades later and I have a wonderful day job that allows me to be creative, gives me more income that I deserve (please don't tell my company that) and has allowed me to keep shooting. You will find thoughts, photos, personal projects, maybe some tutorials on things I've leaned . . and who knows what else? You have ideas? Share them in the contact section.

This is me in Puerto Rico on my birthday.

Some Details

My website and previous blog was taken down due to a combination of some hacking and a horrible provider. I'm back and rebuilding and replacing content.

 

I'm here to document what I see, what I love, who I love, and what I learn. The act of practicing to see the world is what draws me to photography and art. I don't really care what is "good" or not, but simply what did I (or you) see.

 

I'm no gear head, but below you can see some equipment I have or do use. All (and more) will show up here at some point.

 

What I currently shoot with:

 

Leica M10-P

Leica M6-J

Leica Summilux 50mm ASPH

Leica Elmarit 28mm ASPH

Rollieflex 3.5E

Canon 5D mrk III

Canon 5D mrk II

Canon EOS 1V

Canon AE-1

Too many Canon lens

iPhone 8+

Fuji X100s

 

What I have used in the past

Hassleblad 500 cm

Mamiya RZ67

A few Rollieflex's

Pentax 6x7

Nikon F3HP

all iPhones

Random medium format cameras

Contact Me

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! Fill out the form below to tell me a little more about you. I will get back to you as soon as we can, I travel for my day job but I'm normally very good about getting back to everyone. I've love to here you thoughts, ideas, projects that I could work on, photos you'd like to see or hire me for, anything really!

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