Hey I'm Justin, born and raised in Ottawa. I'm a self taught photographer. I learn by doing, reading, watching, and of course, surrounding myself with very talented people. Specializing in glamour photography, I'm hoping to gain more experience with each shoot to build a stronger portfolio.
I like to work with models to bring out their best features. Facial expressions and poses are very important to me and I often find that many photographers will overlook this. To me it's not enough to have perfect lighting and composition. If there's no camera connection and the model has a blank look on their face, combined with a mediocre pose, then I'm not doing enough to ensure a great shot.
I'm also a firm believer in that retouching can make or break a photo. I try to limit my editing to skin cleanup, blemish removal and colour correction. My personal preference is to keep a natural look to my photos...if I can't get it right in camera then I've failed as a photographer ;)
On that note, photography is also my passion! I put in as much effort as you would hope to expect. I'm very punctual and arrive to each shoot fully prepared, so I expect the same respect from yourself.
If you're interested in working with me, I'm definitely interested in working with you! Just send me a message to set up a shoot :)
* Serious inquiries only, please.
** Check out my Facebook page for my most recent shoots - https://www.facebook.com/jhawkinsphoto