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Jonas N.

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Average rating of 5.0 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.

Jonas Nakas is an experimental analog photography enthusiast, with a BFA in Photography from CSU Long Beach. Combining commercial industry experience with a fine art education, and a passion for making friends, Jonas brings a warm and creative atmosphere to every shoot. Influenced by his surf photography background, Jonas likes to get close to the action and shoot with a wide-angle lens, to create images that tell a compelling story.

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camera

Canon EOS 6D

lens

Canon 17-40mm f/4 | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Sigma 50mm f/2.8


Portrait

Event

Family

Real Estate

Product

Party

Wedding

Food

Fashion

Pet

Commercial

Dating Portrait

Other

More about Jonas N....

What do you love about your job?

I love meeting people. Photography is unique in the way that it gives the photographer a kind of backstage pass to the inner worlds of all kinds of people. I enjoy documentary/journalistic type work, because–like a journalist–I enjoy getting behind the scenes. I also make lots of friends because I have a genuine interest in the lives of others.

What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?

One of my stand-out shoots was a commercial testimonial shoot for a program that helps the families of autistic children. There were several children on-set with special needs. When the production staff got overwhelmed with managing the talent, I jumped in and kept the kids entertained and engaged by playing games. I treat any person-to-person interaction with the same consideration, because good photos come from a relaxed and positive environment.

Awards, honors, and recognitions received

Photos of the month featured on SurferMagazine.com

A fun fact about this photographer

On set, I once handed Amy Adams a love note...she laughed.

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