John J. Young – does not define himself as a certain type of photographer or limit himself to particular subjects or categories. He tends to shoot what he sees depending on where he is and what he’s doing, and has as much fun shooting, and processing; nature, landscape, or wildlife scenes as he does street, portrait, and still life.
From a technical standpoint, though he has great respect for the current and former artists who shoot film, and for the inspiring works they produce, he shoots only digital. For the most part he shoots images in manual mode – allowing him to fully control and experiment with variable degrees of depth and exposure. He then uses editing software to convert the photos from “camera raw” and when he thinks it appropriate, enhances a scene to bring out or highlight features that may be obscured.
For the photos he thinks might be worthy of display, except for specialty pieces such as canvas or stand-outs, John prints, signs, and frames his own work using archival pigment inks and high quality and long lasting conservation and archival paper, mats, and backing. You can see more of John’s work at www.photoartbyjjy.com.
July 2019 Artist of the Month