Starting off 2015 on the Floor

January 04, 2015  •  2 Comments

First of all, Happy New Year!

So I've had the ability to make a blog for a while now on my website, only I never did. I've been meaning to, and especially because I've had quite a few people ask me to make one, but, well...so busy laziness and all. I've decided that 2015 I'm going to make more of an effort, especially since I am going to be focusing on a lot of creative and advanced photographic techniques, whether it's macro, off-camera lighting, and/or Photoshop manipulations. As such, this would be the proper venue to detail my experiences so others may chime in and assist or learn with me along the way.

And one of the motivators behind this new pursuit is a message I received yesterday:

Hiya Alex,

I don't make New Year resolutions, but I also make exceptions to my rules. So I've resolved to make a habit of letting people know personally when they've left me with a favorable impression, whether it's the local postmaster, the produce manager at my favorite store, or a fellow Pentaxian. That's why I'm writing to you.

In short, I've enjoyed your landscapes -- especially of mountains I didn't get to in my mountaineering days! -- and have been impressed by the thoroughness of your product evaluations. Very professional. But there's more. You bring to your work a measure of flair that's refreshing and gives your work a unique character, a stamp which unmistakably marks them as Alex Jansen's. (Who else would deliberately bury cameras and lenses in Afghan sand, or douse them with the spray from a garden hose, or make them explode from their boxes?) And now you're showing promise as a portrait and infant photographer, where your enjoyment and engagement with your subjects is quite evident. Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Tamia

Needless to say, I'm absolutely floored, and I will do my best to keep adding more of "Alex Jansen's flair." On that note, part of my goal for this blog is that for every post there's at least one picture. So here's a sneak peak of what I've got in the works for my latest project:

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2.Alex Jansen Photography
Thank you very much, Frank - I appreciate it.

Send me an email with your alias on PF so I can match the name to the profile ;)

Thanks again, and a (belated) Happy New Year to you as well.

Alex
1.Frank D.(non-registered)
Alex - been watching you on PF for a while now and can't tell you how excited I am to see you start a blog.

Keep up the great work and I will certainly be on the lookout for your updates here.

Happy New Year,
F. D.
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