Ok. About myself, Oh my, this is hard!!
I Started Wildlife photography about 27 years ago when my husband, who is a Pediatric Dentist and I got married. I worked in his office as a marketing manager and our practice grew to over 25,000 patients. We started taking time off every February to go to a remote location.
We always hire private guides and never go with a group so I can get where I want , when I want and for how long I want to stay.
I am an adventurer, if there is running water, I usually don't want to be there! We usually stay in some sort of lodge or hut near a river.
I travel with a small clothes suit case and many pounds of camera equipment! I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark 111 and all different 2.8 lenses. I also have a Subal under water housing for My Canon . I Bring no less then 4 cameras on a trip because there is no where to get them fixed. When I do my underwater work, we usually spend between a week or two on a Dive boat. This way I can get 5 dives a day in.
Many of my earlier trips were shot on print film because I didn't know I would be getting into stock. So I have an entire Antarctica trip with fantastic penguin shots on film. I never had any formal training or courses in photography. Everything was self taught, People say I have a natural eye for color and composition. I have been represented by a NY Stock Agency for the last 12 years.
I am 54 years young, and have a license to deal all Casino Games, I ride a Harley Davidson Trike, do television commercials, am a Scuba Dive Master. My life centers around animals. I believe animals are honest and candid and shooting their eyes is like reading into their soul.
I can an almost feel what they are thinking. That is why I like to photograph them. I almost feel like my camera will protect me, because I have gotten within arms reach of some very dangerous animals, but the shot was worth it. I very rarely use a tripod because I can't move fast enough to keep up with the animal I am shooting.
I never ever shoot in a zoo. All my photos are from national parks of the countries in which they are native.
Shooting children is also a passion. They are open, honest and uninhibited.
My favorite way to end a day is a magnificent sunset, and I always try to be at the best location in the area when the sun is setting.
Presently I am working as a Stock Photographer with Getty Images. With over 27,000 sold you can find my photography worldwide. You can see 7000 of my images and license my work at
www.istockphoto.com/jodijacobson. Any file there can be requested to print at Fine Art America!
All images are original to and sole ownership of Jodi Jacobson and may not be reproduced in any form for any reason without written permission from the artist, Jodi Jacobson.