I'm Jerred, a photographer and educator.
I help people learn photography in a positive, uplifting way by using a camera to tell stories about the world around them. (I also take lots of photos of the beautiful places I find in the Midwest.)
I believe in the power of photography to make the world a more beautiful place and that we can, through photography, lead more meaningful lives. I have helped thousands of students learn to gain their artistic voice through the years, and now I want to expand my classroom to the online world to help as many as possible.
Photography is a Window to the World's True Beauty
We are all photographers!
Storytelling is in our soul.
Photography has been a gift to me.
It’s just one of those things. You are a photographer. I’m a photographer. We all are. While we live in the Instagram age where hundreds and thousands come across our screen in a matter of hours, some people only consider a select few “real photographers.” That’s not true! We all have the ability to become photographers and we all have to start somewhere.
Storytelling through the creative control of a camera has been a defining aspect of my life for decades. It’s given me the ability to tell stories of the land I’ve grown up in, and to share the unbelievable beauty found all around us. I truly want others to feel the same way I have and learn how to speak to the world with a camera.
I want to pay it back to others. When my photography students “get it” for the first time, the feeling is priceless. When they finally understand how to control the camera and tell meaningful stories about the world, they start to see the world in a different, more powerful way.
Photography Articles, Interviews and Tutorials
I know there is no real reason for creative block these days. With all the possible inspiration out there and the amazing Fuji cameras that
I’ve lived in Nebraska my entire life, going on 45 years now. Nebraska is situated right in the middle of America, and there was a
“Photography is my Church” is what is going to stand out from my conversation with Joshua Redwine. I think I might steal that from him