Customer Spotlight: Doug Jackson
We have a number of talented and interesting customers all across the country and we think it’s time to shine a spotlight on them. Every month we will be spotlighting a customer and ask them to share their special talents and experiences in the photography and video world. This month we talk to Doug Jackson from Orlando, FL.
Tell us a little about yourself and what you do?
My name is Doug Jackson, I’m a full time photographer here in Orlando, FL. After moving here in 2010, I went to school for both photography and film.
How did you get into photography and/or video?
More than anything, photography was a sort of companion for me while I was in the military. When we weren’t training, I often traveled alone - and I think carrying a camera gave me a sense of purpose, a reason to stop and appreciate the things around me.
Where are you located?
I have a home office in Orlando, in Colonialtown to be specific.
What are some of your favorite hobbies/interests outside of photography?
I enjoy skydiving, reading, and listening to music.
What is your favorite thing about being a photographer/videographer?
Photography has never felt like work, honestly. Of course all of the planning and long hours can be exhausting but actually clicking the shutter or creating the light - it’s never felt like work to me, and I’m so grateful for that.
What is your least favorite thing about being a photographer/videographer?
Doing what you love can be exhausting, you’re sort of “all in” emotionally and otherwise. It can be tough when things don’t go well since it seems like so much is at stake. Sometimes you have to let it be just a business.
What is your current favorite piece of rental equipment?
The Kino Flo 4 Foot Bank 2 Light Kit, all day.
If you were going to a deserted island and could only bring one camera & lens – what would it be?
Oh easy. I would take my Fuji 6x9 rangefinder. It doesn’t need batteries to operate and if I’m deserted I would want to die with a medium format camera.
Where can people follow you or find your work online? (website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube etc.)
Last, and most importantly – what is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
It's a tough call between green tea or vanilla bean.
Thank you Doug for taking the time to participate in our Customer Spotlight Series! We hope you enjoyed it. We've included some of Doug's work below: