Master Photographer and Educator Jared Platt

I capture feelings, emotions, relationships and energy

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grew up in a one horse town where entertainment was scarce, so I spent my time developing my talents in music and photography. I thought then, that I wanted to be a rock star, perhaps a war photographer, or something equally fantastic. But as I grew older I recognized that what I really wanted was family.

An ordinary moment with my wife and children is more extraordinary than any life I had imagined in my youth. So I am not a rock star… but my two boys still dance to my music and my daughter loves to take pictures with her daddy.

 

Love, commitment, relationship, character… these are the things which inspire me. These are the things I look for through the camera.

Whether it is a wedding or a portrait, the goal is still the same: I capture the feelings, emotions, relationships and energy without calling too much attention to fact that I am there. What I capture is real and beautiful.

 

I earned an undergraduate degree in photography and a masters degree in the history of the medium. As a masters student I grew very fond of teaching and as a recovering rock star wanna-be, I am addicted to performing. So I get my fix by teaching workshops and lecturing to professional photographers and photo enthusiasts throughout the US and across the globe.

And when I am not teaching other photographers, I practice the art of telling stories by documenting your most important moment in life and it is my greatest honor to do so.

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Everyone has a unique story

Have your story told from a unique perspective. Graduating from high school, getting married, having a baby, or watching your family grow, it’s all worth documenting. Contact me and let’s start telling your story.

I capture feelings, emotions, relationships and energy

I

grew up in a one horse town where entertainment was scarce, so I spent my time developing my talents in music and photography. I thought then, that I wanted to be a rock star, perhaps a war photographer, or something equally fantastic. But as I grew older I recognized that what I really wanted was family.

An ordinary moment with my wife and children is more extraordinary than any life I had imagined in my youth. So I am not a rock star… but my two boys still dance to my music and my daughter loves to take pictures with her daddy.

 

Love, commitment, relationship, character… these are the things which inspire me. These are the things I look for through the camera.

Whether it is a wedding or a portrait, the goal is still the same: I capture the feelings, emotions, relationships and energy without calling too much attention to fact that I am there. What I capture is real and beautiful.

 

I earned an undergraduate degree in photography and a masters degree in the history of the medium. As a masters student I grew very fond of teaching and as a recovering rock star wanna-be, I am addicted to performing. So I get my fix by teaching workshops and lecturing to professional photographers and photo enthusiasts throughout the US and across the globe.

And when I am not teaching other photographers, I practice the art of telling stories by documenting your most important moment in life and it is my greatest honor to do so.

Jared-Platt-Photographer-0001

Everyone has a unique story

Have your story told from a unique perspective. Graduating from high school, getting married, having a baby, or watching your family grow, it’s all worth documenting. Contact me and let’s start telling your story.

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Photographer, Educator, Mentor

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he problem with many photography workshops today is that they involve eager students standing by and watching a master photographer shoot. This is not the way to learn. Students must get their hands dirty and make mistakes. These essential mistakes should not be made on the job. The best place to make them is in a safe environment with a master teacher watching over and guiding you past your mistakes and ultimately on to success.

That’s why I use the Socratic method to teach a photographic workshop. I present the concepts, demonstrate skills, and then put my students in the driver’s seat to practice those skills. I am there all the while, deeply attentive to my student’s experience, asking and answering the questions that I know from experience will bring understanding and growth.

As a teacher and educator of almost twenty years, I know the value of hands-on learning.

I am putting my talent, creativity, and expertise to the task of crafting an amazing learning experience. I am passionate about teaching and I can’t wait to meet you and work together with you to develop your photography skills.

“One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.”

~ Sophocles

What Jared’s students say about him

I am blown away by the knowledge Jared has and by the level of his talent to communicate that knowledge to an audience at every level of understanding.

Ildiko Takata

I take every class Jared Platt has to offer.  This year, I feel like he transplanted new eyes into by body!  I was blind and didn’t even know it!  Thanks for allowing me to truly see for the first time.

Stephan

Fantastic – unbelievable – educational – Love It!

Marryanne McLever

Jared is a knowledgeable and wonderful teacher.  He explains things in a way that is easy to grasp.

Kate Auda

Jared is extremely knowledgable – as if he created Lightroom himself.

Suzi Lighten

Jared Platt is a driving force to Lightroom Killing the use of Apple Aperture.  He literally has changed my life and my business.

Daniel Woods

I’ve had Lightroom for over a year.  This workshop should have been the very first thing I did.

Lindsey Freitas

I went to WPPI just to see Jared speak.  He was by far, the best speaker!

Amy Huberland

I have seen many Lightroom “Gurus” but Jared is a Master!  Not just in knowledge, but in being able to present a useful solution, relevant to photographers.

Leighton Da Costa

I was very impressed with the workshop.  I didn’t know anything about Lightroom and now I’m using Lightroom almost exclusively.  Jared offered so many tips that I haven’t heard before and the workshop was worth it’s weight in gold.  My editing time has sped up so much.  I am saving so much time. I highly recommend his workshop.

Michelle Tanner

I knew Lightroom was great and could revolutionize my workflow, but thanks to Jared, I actually know how to make that happen!  Instead of spending months learning the software and to use it to my advantage, I learned it in ONE DAY!

Kelsey Hensley

The Jared Platt Lightroom Workflow Workshop was one of the BEST investments that we have EVER made in our business. It’s not just a workflow for Lightroom, it’s a workflow for your business. The one day I spent in his workshop has completely revolutionized the way that we process a wedding and we have easily cut our processing time in half.

Airika

I love that you’re like the ninja of Lightroom workflow. What I learned is going to save me SO much time and frustration…thanks again

Julie Watts

This webinar was one of the best and most educational that I have ever seen.

Roger Roberts

I just want to say thank you for the phenomenal course, “Advanced Lightroom Workflow.”  It was easily the best money that I have spent on creative live.  I never realized how disorganized that I was until I watched your class.  I was able to shave HOURS off of my normal workflow.

Dan heller

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