Austin James Jackson

A self-made landscape photographer who divides his time between Portland and Sisters, Oregon.

Portrait of Austin James Jackson

Austin James Jackson is a self-made landscape photographer who divides his time between Portland and Sisters, Oregon. His exceptional skills with the camera are self taught. He has been an outdoor enthusiast for as long as he can remember. However, his passion in photography came about right after high school, when he was gifted a camera and began photographing nature. Austin’s passion for the outdoors shows through in his photography, and each image attempts to recreate the scene from that particular day.

Austin’s knack for catching the perfect light or an amazing sunset helps him produce some of the most compelling images. However, Austin isn’t just a photographer. More than anything, he enjoys getting away from the regular ways of life and enjoying the environment around him. It would not be uncommon to find him standing in an icy river in his wetsuit during a winter storm, or on a lengthy backpacking trip in the summer. Austin has always had high expectations for himself and loves tackling new challenges as often as possible.

Austin’s work has been published worldwide in many media forms, including magazines, calendars, look catalogues, and more. Some of his major clients have been Backpacker Magazine and Kayaking Sessions Magazine. However, Austin’s expertise does not stop here. He also finds himself working with many brands, including ones as large as Aramark Resorts, Cotopaxi, and Big Agnes.

What People are Saying

Alan is a master of color & light

Alan has always been a favorite of mine. Having him share his technique on  Visual Wilderness  has been fabulous. Alan, is a master of color & light, and a fabulous teacher.

Jeri Mearns
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The material is presented in easy-to-digest

I have been using filters for many years and still learned a number of helpful tidbits of information I didn’t already know or hadn’t thought about from the Essential Filters Course. The material is presented

Jennifer Wolf
Cardiff, California

Thank you Varina for explaining hyper focal distance

I am thrilled that this weekend I got to put to use what I have learned so far. Thank you Varina for explaining hyper focal distance, it even worked with my little Olympus OMD M5

Robert Forrister
Makanda, Illinois

Passionate hobbyists should follow Jay and Varina Patel

Passionate hobbyists interested in learning the technical aspects of photography in a simple and understanding way should follow Jay and Varina Patel.

Jaikumar Menon
Mumbai, India

Varina is an exceptional teacher

Varina is an exceptional teacher (I’ve experienced hundreds over the years and she is among the very best, if not at the top). These case studies are an exceptional complement to the fieldwork teachings where both

Ron Brit
Manitoba, Canada

Jay and Varina’s style of teaching is so amazing

Your and Varina’s style of teaching is so amazing. You bring the workshop to my home in lucid and easy to understand style. I have subscribed to many including PPSOP, Lynda…But your team is the best!

Sunil Udupa
Mumbai, India

Lots of in depth information

Mastering Exposure Webinar had lots of in depth information. Very logically presented. Thank you SO much!

Jessie McGuire
Long Island, NY

I’m successfully using Hyperfocal Distance all the time now!

I spent gobs of time trying to wrap my head around Hyperfocal Distance, but for whatever reason, I just never found the right teachers until I saw your class on the subject. I’ve watched it

Kirk Peterson
Tennessee, USA

Jay was very clear and to the point

Jay was very clear and to the point in In Sharp Focus Webinar. I learned a lot from him today and come to realize how much I don’t know.

Bob
Salida, Calif

Mastering Exposure Webinar did an excellent job of explaining

The Mastering Exposure Webinar did an excellent job of explaining the importance of the different types of histograms, and when different types of bracketing/blending would be beneficial.

Paul Tibbitts
Norman, Oklahoma, USA

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