Shoot for Love


Hello there, It's been a hot minute since I updated this page, but that doesn't mean I haven't been shooting and sharing how I make what I make! Kaestle and I took this picture at the beginning of the Summer, you can check out the whole set on the FREE Shoot for Love Blog! For a more insider look, more digital techniques, more walk-thrus, more how-tos, and more images then you're going to want to join the Shoot for Love Club where exclusive member content gets shared. Visit www.shootforlove.com where you can see Jake Garn's latest work and a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques.

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When a shoot turns magic


There is a small turn off of Highway 89 in Fruit Heights, it doesn't lead to anything but a non-descript meadow with patches of trees. I parked my car on the dirt road and wandered less than 100 yards. That is where all of these photos were taken, in one spot, in one afternoon. At some point in the middle of the shoot the weather decided to reign. We scattered, off towards the car, but along the way I stopped and turned my camera on Julie. That is when the already fantabulous shoot turned magical.

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"Synchronicities are expressions of the dreamlike nature of reality." I'm learning that the world is not what I here-to-fore believed.  There are clues that have led me to this new way of looking things.  Coincidence has always existed in my life, but sometimes the coincidences add up to absurd levels like continuously looking at the clock at certain times for instance, or thinking of someone just before they call.  Of course, this could all be written off, and how could such coincidence not exist in a world with infinite moments where the banal is easily forgotten and the extraordinary...

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Cherry blossoms and Daylight


When I shoot in the middle of the day I like to find shade - trees are my favorite thing for such a thing.

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Selling Stock

What's left of me

I just prepared a short post on how I've found a market for some of my past images for members of the online photography workshop at www.shootforlove.com. In the meantime here are some of my favorite book covers featuring my photography.

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Reflections on Shoot For Love


I have been spending a lot of time on the Shoot for Love project lately and haven't been shooting much, ironically enough. If you'd like to participate in the latest assignment at Shoot for Love visit - http://shootforlove.com/creative-reflections/  My friend Ryan Muirhead is giving away a print to his favorite entry so it's worth checking out! Now that those introductions are over with I would love to show you a handful of times I've used reflections in my images over the last little while.  I find that finding a unique perspective often leads to great images.

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Time is up featuring Joshua Delagarza (video)


Filmed this in a single afternoon in a moving location, the van. It's a blast filming this way, spontaneously, almost waiting for life to show you what it wants to show you. Directed, written and edited by Joshua Delagarza. Filmed by Jake Garn. Featuring Joshua Delagarza and Samantha Law.

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A foggy day (featuring Natalie Wall)


My first shoot with Natalie Wall was perfect. She sent me a message early one foggy morning and asked if I wanted to shoot in the fog... it was an easy yes! This is what we came up with. :)

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Photography Class by Jake Garn

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Photography class this Saturday, recorded live in Centerville Utah (just north of Salt Lake City).  If you would like to attend this fantastic class about where and how I find my ideas and the five steps you can use in your own work then you won't want to miss it! Details about the class are on Shoot for Love, my online photography workshop.  Registration and details here.

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Winter Solstice


If you follow me on instagram (@jakegarn)  then you may already be familiar with the how much time I've been spending on what I affectionately call Crystal Mountain. This time, on December 21, 2012, I went up the mountain alone with just a notebook and my Canon 5D Mark III. I only took a handful of photos, yet all of them had a fair amount of sacrifice to get.  Whether it was laying in the frost, sitting on a cactus, leaning into a thornbush, or just pulling my camera out in the shade when the temperature was well below freezing (and metal feels coooooold). The best shots are always...

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