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Ask Michael Jones about his trip to Glacier Point in the middle
of winter, when he and his tent became buried beneath a foot of snow;
or about the 14 times he’s climbed Half Dome; or about his countless
trips into the Ansel Adams wilderness as a camp staff member; or about
growing up on the shore of Bass Lake. You’ll quickly learn that
in the two decades he’s lived in the Yosemite area, Michael has
experienced nature first hand--and he understands how to translate that
experience to a fine art print.
light and exposure and what sunset light looks like, and what clouds
look like after a storm. So I can see an image and understand what
that person was feeling when they were there, and how I would want
that translated to paper."
As a West
Coast Imaging Custom Printmaker, Michael has printed thousands of photographs,
making the vision of hundreds of photographers a tangible reality they
can share. He says the key to making a successful print is communicating
with the client to understand what they are seeking in their print.
we didn't talk to clients, we might as well hit the "auto" button
on curves. There would be a formula for every image; and every image would
come out looking like the last one," Michael said. "We talk
to our customers and find out what they want the image to look like.
Every image is treated as an individual and unique photograph."
Michael has broad experience in the field, photographing landscapes, portraits,
weddings and commercial projects. But his true passion lies in the darkroom.
the darkroom more than shooting. I like creating something tangible, and
the ability to have the peice of paper to show when you're done,"
he said. "I especially enjoy my client's response when I ask permission
to go beyond the sample print they sent me--when I know there is so much
more potential for the image, and matching their sample print is limiting
the capabilities of the original. They
are always amazed at what the scan captured, and what can be pulled out
of their film to make a beautiful print."
dangling over Yosemite Valley (no, we did not Photoshop this).
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