JT. Foulds Photography
JT. Foulds Photography
~There's beauty every time I turn my head...sometimes I have a camera~

About me...

24 July '18 - Photographer Erin Hayman - Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Africa

24 July '18 - Photographer Erin Hayman - Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Africa

 
 

What I am meant to do…

There are most likely as many reasons for photographers to get started on this journey, as there are photographers. Some can even feel they have be born knowing this life is for them. For the rest of us, there is a long line of appreciation for imagery, leading to that one moment when you know...this is what I am meant to do.

I was awestruck...

I've loved pictures since I was a kid. I was always admiring animal pictures in the "Ranger Rick" (children's nature magazine) layouts and eventually the awesomeness of Nat Geo. I don't recall taking many photographs before I could afford a corner store camera, but I suspect that's because my Polaroid images were disappointing to me.

I joined the army  during the spring of 1994 and during the summer of '97 I was on an army leadership course in Wainwright, AB. Eventually, when we got some time off, a friend and I headed to Banff to do some climbing. During that adventure I was awestruck by the landscape and I took a couple panoramic segments to try to capture what I was feeling. When I got those images back from the lab I took them into a shop to get stitched and mounted. upon getting the final product back I was stunned...and that's when it took hold.

My Evolution

I didn't have the money to get any decent cameras but I dabbled here and there until I could afford to upgrade. During pre-deployment training for my 2010 tour to Afghanistan, I leaned heavily on gathering intelligence. I carried a Sony Alpha 350 DSLR with a 70-300mm telephoto lens (pictured below), everywhere I patrolled. During a particular post-partol backbrief I was cycling through the imagery as a commander was walking by. As I zoomed in on an image...she was floored at the quality and clarity. After that I never looked back.

 
 

Route Black, Panjwayi District, Kandahar, Afghanistan - May 2010

 
 
 
 

I've been taking pics for as long as I've been in the army, but until I learned to appreciate the technical nature of photography...I was always just a button masher.

 

I love capturing moments...

From that deployment was born a passion from which there was no turning back. Eventually, because of my love of shiny high-tech things, I was introduced to a quote that is as real to day as it was when I heard it..."the best way to become a millionaire photographer...is to start off a billionaire." This is an expensive passion and I learned that fact quickly. This can be a defining moment for shooters because, while you don't need to buy the latest and greatest to be a great photographer...I do love my tech.

I've studied the craft and I have learned from others. But for the most part it has been a journey of trial, error and YouTube...and I've been trudging forward ever since all while putting a ridiculous amount of myself into this craft. I love capturing people and showing those people, sides of themselves they never knew existed. I love to capture...them.

Regardless of how far I've come and the journey getting to this point, I am truly excited for what lays ahead. Every shoot I tackle...I want it to be the best work I can produce...and I always learn something new.

 

This is my passion...

Outdoors, indoors, remote locations, around the world...if you want me there you can be assured I want to be there. Whether you're looking to capture yourself, your adventure, business, family, wedding, pets...if you want it on camera then I'd love to make that happen.

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Who "we" are...

While I am the headliner here, by no means could I have gotten here on my own...nor could I continue without assistance.

I not only support local talent and mentor aspiring photographers (and friends who just want to learn more) who show interest, but I frequently hire others to assist with setup, scene management and the production itself. For the last couple of years, my trusted and talented #2 has been aspiring photographer Lena L. Kavalchuk and many of my clients have been blessed with her imagery that have accompanied mine in their final selection.

 

They don't always get on camera while on set, but a few of my team are pictured here mugging for the pre-shoot...and I'll be sure to update this gallery as more join my adventures.

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