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5 Years – In pictures

Have you ever thought to yourself, "Hey, I wonder what it would be like to see 5 years of Jake Garn's work in one sitting."  Well you're in luck. I upload about 70% of my finished images to deviantART.  This little slideshow will actually go through all 1,000+ images shot over the last 6 years or so.  If you don't have that kind of time you can jump over to http://jakegarn.deviantart.com/ and glance through my extensive gallery of past work. PS - Don't pay too much attention to the titles of these images, the site requires a title for EVERY image so they are usually 100% arbitrary. Also,...

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floating::drowning

(click for full view) "Right now I feel like my photography is in a bit of a rut." -Jake Garn I said this statement, out loud, January 9th, 2010 to the attendees of my photo workshop.  Many eyes looked surprised, did they disagree or were they just shocked that I was admitting it? I'm not really sure.... but I'm leaning towards the latter. At any given instant we are all either high-on-life or wallowing in our failures.  Either we're lucky in love or we're excruciatingly lonely. Stifling hot or bitter cold, soaking wet or parched to the bone; we are all shooting either the best work...

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You Need a Hat

Sometimes hats are in order, yet sometimes the model didn't bring any hats. This is one of those times. Model is Sarah Whitmer Photographer is Jake Garn Hats courtesy of Jake Garn's house

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Test Shoot: Late Night Boredom

Test Shoot Late Night Boredom Some people fish, some people golf... what all these types of people have in common is an addiction for that one moment where they accomplish something rare.  A hole in one, that big fish, or whatever it is they're searching for. For me it's discovering a new muse.  I found Sarah in a night of boredom... I didn't find her through another photographer and I didn't see an application from her in my in-box.  No, I found her the old fashioned way... I found her randomly on MySpace.  Very old-fashioned. When I'm bored I tend to do this kind of thing... We had our first...

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4 Lights | A Step By Step Guide

4 Lights A Step by Step guide Here is a step-by-step lighting diagram guide showing how I set up this particular 4-strobe shot.  The images next to the diagrams are straight out of the camera, also you'll notice I don't really make the model pose too carefully while I'm doing the light setup. See the rest of this finished series at Black Lace

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4 Lights | A Step By Step Guide

4 Lights A Step by Step guide Here is a step-by-step lighting diagram guide showing how I set up this particular 4-strobe shot.  The images next to the diagrams are straight out of the camera, also you'll notice I don't really make the model pose too carefully while I'm doing the light setup. See the rest of this finished series at Black Lace

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Black Lace | Collection Shoot

Black Lace Collection Shoot Hair by Chad Seale Makeup by Sherri Curtis Wardrobe by Michelle Boucher Models: Lindsi Olsen, Sarah Whitmer, Ashlé Hansey, Macy Chapman and Jorgen Willard

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Black Lace | Collection Shoot

Black Lace Collection Shoot Hair by Chad Seale Makeup by Sherri Curtis Wardrobe by Michelle Boucher Models: Lindsi Olsen, Sarah Whitmer, Ashlé Hansey, Macy Chapman and Jorgen Willard

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Evolution of a Photoshoot

Evolution of a Photoshoot This is a lot of detail, if you just want the fun stuff then skip to the end watch the video and see the images. I won't be offended! The Idea is Born Early February 2010 "Where do you get your ideas?" is probably the most common question I get, and the answer is... it depends.  In this particular case the idea was born over a turkey sandwich at Trolley Square Mall, I was meeting with Emily Edmunds (owner of The Hive Gallery) about a fashion photography hanging in June and we got to talking about her newly opened gallery and the plans she had in mind.  That's...

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