How long have you been a photographer?
I've been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. Even in my early childhood I could
be found carrying around a camera, snapping away. I remember one of my first ones being a pocket Kodak Ektra. But, more seriously in the last 10 years or so, I'd say. My dad started his early working
life as a projectionist at the local cinema, as indeed his dad before him, so rolls of film have clearly always been at my family roots!
Have you had any work published?
Yes, I've been fortunate to have my work published nationally in photographic magazines, journals and newspapers including; Black & White Photography, N-Photo, The RPS Journal, Digital Photography Enthusiast and Cambridge Independent.
So, why monochrome?
I love the way that black & white simplifies an image and gives it a timeless, artistic feel. Removing
the distraction of colour makes us focus on the subject more and compositions can be simplified.
My ARPS panel 'Coastscapes' was entirely monochrome, and it was this point that inspired me to
focus on black & white photography and develop my own fine art style.
What equipment do you use?
I am Nikon through and through! I use a Nikon D800 full frame body, with 20mm, 35mm, 50mm,
85mm Nikkor prime lenses. I favour primes for my land and seascape work because of their speed, sharpness and optical excellence, they are superb. For my equine work, my favourite lense is the
70-200mm (with 1.3x convertor), allowing me to capture all the action but not needing to get too close.
In terms of filters for my long exposure work, I use a full set of Lee grads and NDs, as well as the
Lee Big Stopper and Little Stopper. In addition to the digital gear, I use a Nikomat EL-35 film camera,
to take things back to their traditional basics.
Can I buy your work?
All of my work is available to buy as beautiful, signed, limited edition prints on Portrait Rag archival paper, both from this website and my Instagram feed @jayneodellphoto. Please visit my shop to buy my boxed prints. Mounts are 12x16" chalk-white with black core, with backing board and cello-wrapped. They are presented in a smart, hand-stamped black box and print wrapped in claret tissue paper. Postage to the UK is included.
Any prints required above this size will be supplied rolled, in tubes, with UK postage included for you to mount and frame to your personal taste and decor. Orders can be taken for any size rolled print. Discounts may be available if buying multiple prints at the same time.
If you have any questions at all about owning my work, or wish to discuss a new order, please do get in touch via the contact form.
How do I book a workshop or a 1-2-1 with you?
Simply click here and tell me what kind of tuition you need. Is it improving your compositions,
and knowing what to look for in the frame? Getting used to your camera and filters? Spending time
out and about shooting some images with help and advice tailored to you? Please do get in touch.
Can I visit your studio?
I'm out and about a lot on various shoots and adventures with my camera, so contact me and make
an appointment if you'd like to visit. Best place is to catch me at one of my lectures if you can.
Where can I see your work?
Check the latest news, to see a list of my forthcoming lectures as well as upcoming events and
gallery exhibitions. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
All images © Jayne Odell Photography