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Shaun Jacobs

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  • Posted on Tue 5th July 2016 by Chelsea Davine

    Hi Shaun, Chelsea here. I was wondering if you were going to make an application for our annual Summer exhibition? http://www.theshedgallery.com/blog/2016/04/instant-shed-summer-exhibition/
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My name is Shaun Jacobs I have been taking landscape pictures of Dorset and other areas of the south coast for about 5 years. I got into photography really by accident; I needed a hobby so I tried to learn the guitar, but after a couple of lesson my tutor basically told me I was useless and to try something else. After a little thought I decided to take up photography and soon came to enjoy landscape photos. Nothing is better in life than being sat on a beach with your dog first thing in the morning waiting for the sun to emerge and deliver a spectacular sunrise, beats being stuck behind a desk for eight hours a day.

 
My first camera was a Nikon D600 which I took my first image I was really proud of, which is the Corfe Castle surrounded by mist image. I then moved onto a Nikon D750 and use this as for most of my day shots, but also I use a Nikon D3s for my night photography.
 
When taking my images I try to bring in a different perspective from those I have seen before and try to make the subject the main focus. I nearly always try and take images without people as I like the image to about the beauty of the landscape, which can be very difficult when you arrive at a location only to be met by twenty other togs all wanting the same image, namely Durdle Door on some mornings.
 
I edit my images in Light room firstly then move to Photoshop to remove the little imperfections and ensure that the shot is straight. When I first starting taking images I was over keen with the editing and probably pushed this too much. However I have sold some images that I thought were over processed, so you never know what people do and do not like. I think as a photographer you need not worry what others like or do not like but simply try and replicate what is already a beautiful place, and thankfully being surrounded by the Dorset coast we are lucky as the landscape continually offers wonderful opportunities to photograph.
 
After 3 years of taking pictures I have learnt the hard way, to check the weather, tide times and camera batteries. I have woken up at 0300 on many occasions to make a sunrise, only to get to the location and be met by fog, low cloud and the obligatory rain. Although those mornings when every thing comes together makes up for the days when you don’t get the shot you have planned.
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Lulworth cove

Lulworth cove
Lulworth cove natural shell shape at sunset
Fishing boat and ropes
Fishing boat and Buoys
Lulworth cove fishing boats
Fishing equipment in Lulworth cove
Lulworth cove sunrise
Lulworth cove sunrise
Stair Hole summer morning
Stair Hole rushing clouds
Stair Hole rocky shore

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