Jamie MacDonald Jamie MacDonald

Through my photography, I have been fortunate enough to have had my work featured in ad campaigns for magazines such as Popular Photography, Digital Photo Magazine, Esquire, Outdoor Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Popular Science, and many more in addition to being used in several guide books by Rocky Nook.

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A Laser Artist Gave My Cameras a Refreshing Look

As photographers, we are immersed in a world of creativity, expression, and individuality. Our craft is one that we pursue to create something that evokes emotion and thought, insight, and so much more. And as we continue on our journey as artists, because that is what I believe we are, we find that outside of the actual art itself, there is little in the way of individuality and expression when it comes to our equipment. Sure, some of the more adventurous among us may venture into the world of film if we only shoot digital, and some of us may start adapting vintage glass to use on our digital cameras. However, at the end of the day, we are still left with equipment that looks like every other photographer’s gear. But what if you get bored of the same black box with the same familiar lens attached?...
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Sacrifice: To Create Better Photos You Must Give The Time

As I sat here in front of the computer trying to find words that would express my state of mind as of late, I kept laughing at what was showing up on my screen. The topic is one which at its face sounds, well, kind of harsh or ominous. Sacrifice…I kept envisioning a stone temple with a sullen Mayan tribe person being led up the stairs to their doom. Hahaha…Yeah, the word sacrifice can be scary....
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A Different Wavelength to Inspire: Landscapes in the Infrared Spectrum

“Have you done any photo projects?” This is a question I loathed answering for a long time. I am asked this question several times a year and my response makes me cringe. “No, I haven’t done any sort of photo projects.”...
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Concepts and Better Composition Composing of Landscape Photography

There are rules about how to expose a scene using methods such as the zone method developed by Ansel Adams, exposing to the right to get as much detail as you can from the shadows, or even bracketing multiple exposures and creating HDR or, High Dynamic Range Images. And then there are rules for composition. The most famous of which, and one you probably learned of first, The Rule of Thirds....
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