About - jtbaskinphoto

"capturing the beauty of nature through light and time"


Welcome to JTBaskinphotography!!!

JT Baskin, or Taylor as friends know him, is a 31 year old photographer currently living in Fresno, CA. He is married to his lovely wife Anjanette and they are currently celebrating the arrival of their fist child, Thoryn. Taylor  has a love of light, a passion for photography, and an obsession with the outdoors. He took a few photography and dark room classes through the years, but is basically self taught. Taylor has always possessed a love for the art, a thirst to keep learning, and desire to capture the beauty of my surroundings in images. When he was a child and people would ask what he would like to be when he grew up Taylor's response was always "a National Geographic Photographer." While Nat Geo still has not called... Taylor has been able to fine tune his skills, travel to some of the coolest places on Earth, and learn a few things along the way. As he continues to grow, improve, and progress as a photographer, Taylor hopes to be able to share the beauty and wonder of our natural world with as many people as possible.


FAQ:

Do you sell prints of your work?

Yes! All of my prints are printed on the very best quality papers and mediums. They are printed by one of California's most recognized print labs, ensuring the most vibrant, detailed, and consistent prints available. With proper care any of my prints will last a lifetime with out fading or deteriorating.  Just click the appropriate "buy" button for the size you wish in any gallery to start a purchase. YOU MUST include the image number found below your chosen image when you order to prevent a slight delay in processing your print. Only the most popular sizes and medium is available for direct purchase through the website, but I encourage you to contact me with inquiries or to order custom sizes and mediums.

Will my print come to me signed by you?

Yes, All of my prints including MetalPrints™ will be personally signed and an information label adhered to the back before being mailed to you. Limited editions will also come numbered accordingly to their edition and a COA will be provided with the print.

What Are MetalPrints™?

One of our most popular mediums are "MetalPrints™." MetalPrints™ represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed. To compliment this modern form of printing, MetalPrints™ come with a "float" hangers so that they literally float about an inch off of your wall, making these unique prints beautiful, clean, and crisp displays on anyone's walls. At this time, only Metal Prints are available for purchase directly through my website, but you are encouraged to email me for quotes and for ordering paper prints, custom sizes or other mediums.  As with all of my prints, MetalPrints™ can be special ordered in almost any size. 

What kind of Camera do you have?

I always chuckle when people come up to me at an art show and say "Wow, you must have a really nice camera." To me it is the equivalent of telling a five star chef they must own a nice oven. But if your wondering here is what I normally carry into the field:

      - Canon 6D

      - Canon EF 16-35mm "L" lens   (my favorite)

      - Canon EF 55-120mm "L" lens

      - Sigma 50-500mm telephoto lens  (only if I know I will need it)

      - Manfrotto tripod and pano head

      -A plethora of Lee and Singh-Ray filters

Do you use Photoshop? Are these real?

Yes and Yes! I shoot all of my images in RAW and then process them in Photoshop CS6. I use minor localized adjustments and layers to make corrections to color, contrast, and sharpness as/if needed. I try to keep a "lite hand" in my editing and have found over the years that the "less is more" rule really does apply to Photoshop. Rather than do a lot of post processing, my practice is to use filters in the field to capture the scene as well as possible in camera. I often use neutral density filters, CPLs, and graduated density filters to evenly expose scenes and bring out otherwise washed out colors. Almost all of my images are "single exposures," meaning they are not HDR and I don't blend multiple images together to make my final piece even though these techniques can have very nice results and if I ever do it is clearly mentioned in the caption.

Thanks for visiting my website and for supporting a local artist! I welcome all feedback or suggestions, please contact me with any questions, comments, or inquiries. And be sure to follow me on Facebook to keep up with my latest shots and adventures!


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