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訪問+翻譯 by 吉兒

大家對Jason Lee的照片一定不陌生,在Facebook上,常常看到他的照片被轉寄分享,也常看到攝影部落格介紹他。

他的照片充滿創意、活力、幽默逗趣,總是令人會心一笑。

Jason的照片受歡迎的主功臣是一對可愛、總是充滿笑容的姐妹花,也就是他的女兒們。

讀Jason的部落格,會發現他是個心思很細膩的爸爸,記錄女兒的成長鉅細靡遺。

而那濃濃的父愛,在照片裡也是一覽無遺。

當初Jason會開始寫部落格,po女兒的照片是因為2006年時,他母親得了非何傑金氏淋巴癌。

女兒們又常生病,在無法常帶小孩去拜訪母親的情況下,他開始記錄小孩的生活在部落格上給母親看,想讓母親開心。

沒想到這樣拍照記錄下來,兩個女兒的照片越來越受歡迎,這創作的過程他也樂在其中。

其實他的熱情和主業是婚禮攝影呢!!

感謝Jason接受LPM的訪問, 邀請大家一起來認識這個充滿創意的攝影師爸爸!

(訪問題目提供: 吉兒,Lois,小仙,Ruru)

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LPM: 請跟我們介紹一下您自己和您居住的城市。

Jason: 嗯,關於我的幾件事…我今年35歲,有二個很棒的小孩,結婚9年了。

我喜愛拍照、Apple產品和所有電子相關的事物。

我想你可以從一個人的RSS訂閱來了解一個人,從我的google reader帳戶,

你可以發現我喜歡的大多是攝影,主要是婚禮攝影,社論,時尚還有燈光方面的。

我還有訂閱料理、汽車、廣告還有設計方面的網站。

我目前住在San Ramon 加州,離舊金山開車大約45分鐘。

我是在舊金山長大的,搬了幾次家,總算是在San Ramon定居下來了。


LPM: 請問您是何時開始拍照的?有任何攝影或藝術的背景嗎?

Jason: 我是在9年前開始認真拍照的。我還記得我的第一台數位相機,Sony f717。

我沒有攝影或藝術的背景,但我記得我從小就很愛畫畫。


LPM: 請問您使用的相機和鏡頭?最喜愛的鏡頭是哪一個呢?為什麼?

Jason: 我目前使用的是Nikno系列。但使用Canon也有7、8年之久。這些是我目前使用的相機和鏡頭。

D700
14-24 2.8
24-70 2.8
70-200 2.8
24 1.4
35 1.4
50 1.4
85 1.4
45 PCE

我沒有最愛的鏡頭,每個拍攝的情況不同,但我若必需選一隻我可以用一整天的,我會選35mm。


LPM: 您後製照片嗎?使用的後製軟體是?

Jason: 是的。所有我上傳或印出來的照片,都是在Adobe Lightroom後製,然後在Photoshop完成的。


LPM: 請跟我們介紹一下您可愛的兩個女兒, 姐姐Kristine和妹妹Kayla.

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Jason: 哇~ 這是個很難回答的題目。我試著用最新的狀況來形容,因為她們變太快了!

她們兩個都喜歡吃海苔。Kristin喜歡賴床,Kayla喜歡早起。Kristin喜歡鹽的零嘴,Kayla喜歡甜的。

她們倆個都喜歡吃麻吉冰淇淋。Kristin非常的有禮貎,Kayla是瘋狂的那個。

兩個都愛玩 iphones/ipads。兩個都不喜歡做功課,Kristin會慢慢拖的完成她的功課,Kayla會以最快的速度完成。


LPM: 您是如何開始替女兒們拍這類有創意的照片的?您的靈感來自於?

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Jason: 大部份的靈感都是來自於她們。她們總是在做或在說瘋狂的事,我會試著把它們寫下來,當成稍後拍照的點子。


LPM:您的創作過程是?您都是先有點子再拍照還是看到已拍的照片,然後有靈感再後製?

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Jason: 我通常都是先有點子,再計劃怎麼拍攝。有時候想法有實行的困難。

在有點子後,我會決定要使用什麼道具,還有決定光源。

通常我會花15分鐘到1個小時把所有的道具器材都架設好,然後我再讓女兒們來拍幾張照。


LPM:有些照片看起來需要很多的道具,您也會買服裝,道具和設計場景嗎?

Jason: 會,有時候我會買道具,但大部份的東西都是家裡就有的了。關於場景,我只是使用家裡現有的佈置。


LPM:很多您的照片裡,兩個女兒都笑的很開心,好似很享受拍照的過程,您是如何引導她們的?

Jason: 我試著架設所有的設備和把場景佈置好先,再叫她們來拍照。這樣,通常拍照的過程只花1、2分鐘,之後,我一定獎勵她們。


LPM:女兒們喜歡被拍照嗎?她們對您拍的照片會有意見嗎?

Jason: 我想她們喜歡獎勵。但她們總是對拍攝的過程和成果很熱情興奮。

她們不會批評照片,但總是會給我拍照的建議和想法。


LPM: 您的照片的光線都很棒,您有用閃光燈嗎?可以分享如何能創造好的光源嗎?

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Jason: 我會說99%的照片,我都使用閃光燈,但光源就是光源。

一組我最喜愛的照片之一是沒有用閃光燈的。 http://kristinandkayla.blogspot.com/2011/08/class-of-2024.html 

我總是在尋找光源,如果我找不到,我就會自己創造。在比較能控制的環境裡,我的偏好是使用閃光燈。

一些關於燈光的資訊,我建議參考這裡:strobist.com


LPM: 您平時一般的一天活動內容是?最喜愛和女兒們一起做的事是?

Jason: 我不知道我有沒有過”一般“的一天。有孩子,事情總是一直在變。

我總是享受和孩子們出門的時光。簡單的郊遊外出,像是去舊金山,或者是爬山健行都是有樂趣的。


LPM:除了家人,您有其他喜愛拍攝的主題嗎?

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Jason: 幸福的情侣。

我知道那聽起來很矯情,但我真的很喜歡拍攝沉浸在愛河裡的人們的笑容,那是很單純的快樂。


LPM:您出門都會隨身帶相機嗎?

Jason: 不會都帶著。我會說只有有計劃的外出,我才會帶相機。


LPM:可以分享對你有影響的攝影師嗎?

Jason: 有很多很棒的攝影師,我不知道該從何開始。就像我提過的,我喜歡不同類型的攝影,我會說我最喜愛的是廣告和新聞紀實類的攝影。


LPM: 是何時成為專業攝影師的?第一件專業的案子是怎樣的?

Jason: 我必需要挖出我的”第一張“營業執照來看我何時成為專業攝影師的,我想應該是2003年吧!

我的第一個有收入的經驗是和另一個攝影師一起拍的一場婚禮。


LPM:您是如何開始婚禮攝影的?您喜愛拍影婚禮的主因是?

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Jason: 在我開始自己的工作室前,我是從婚禮攝影助手開始的,也會自己接一些案子。

我喜歡婚禮的互動,還有每個婚禮都是不同的,沒有兩個會是一樣的。

我喜歡看到相愛的人們。我喜愛成為新人慶祝他們人生大事的一份子。


LPM:請選三張您最喜愛的親子照,告訴我們為什麼。

Jason: 哇~這一題真的超難。這就像我在問我的小孩,哪個巧克力是她們的最愛。(笑)

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#1 這張很明顯為什麼。:)  因為我的鬍子,我的孩子們不讓我親吻她們了,所以我真的很珍惜這張照片。

 

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#2 我很喜歡這張Kayla的表情。

 

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#3 我對這張照片的印象深刻,是孩子們坐下看她們的第一個夕陽。這樣簡單的一張照片,沒有閃光燈,沒有道具,只有兩個女孩和夕陽。


LPM:可以請你和我們LPM的讀者們分享一些拍攝小孩的技巧嗎?

Jason: 和孩子們一起享受拍照的樂趣。要拍到誠摯的笑容,他們必需是真心的開心的。

與其叫他們對著鏡頭笑,不如和他們一起互動,講個笑話給他們聽,或叫他們講笑話給你聽,或扮傻。

尋找好的光源。對我來說,好的光源可以是很多樣的。實驗一下,看你喜歡哪一種。

不過,最重要的還是,have FUN.


LPM:覺得攝影是__________.

Jason: 最棒的事!!:)

 

更多Jason的攝影作品在他的  wedding website | wedding blog  |  Kristin and Kayla blog | Kristin and Kayla facebook

註:相信大家都想知道Jason是怎麼後製某些照片的,在Kristin and Kayla facebook,他都有大方的解說和教學。歡迎大家去訂閱哦!

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Interview in English

LPM: Please tell us a few things about yourself and the city you live in. 

Jason: Hmm, a few things about myself….

I am a 35 year old father of 2 awesome kids, and a husband to my wife of 9 years. 

I love taking photos, apple products, and most things technology related. 

I think you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their RSS feeds. 

From my google reader account, you'd find that I enjoy many aspects of photography, 

mainly wedding, editorial, fashion, and lighting stuff. 

I also have cooking, auto blogs, advertising, and design sites. 

I currently reside in San Ramon CA, about 45 minutes east of San Francisco. 

I grew up in San Francisco and moved around a bit, before settling down in San Ramon. 


LPM: When did you start taking pictures? Do you have any photography or art background?

Jason: I actively started taking photos about 9 years ago.

I still remember my first digital camera, a Sony f717. 

I don't have a background in photography or art, but I do remember drawing a lot when I was younger. 


LPM: What camera and lenses do you use? Which lens is your favorite, and why?

Jason: I currently use the Nikon system, but for 7 or 8 years I have been shooting with Canon. 

Here is my current list of cameras and lenses:

D700
14-24 2.8
24-70 2.8
70-200 2.8
24 1.4
35 1.4
50 1.4
85 1.4
45 PCE

I can't say I have a favorite lens, since each application is unique, 

but if I had to choose one lens to use all day, it would be the 35mm. 


LPM: Do you edit all of your photos? And what software do you use?

Jason: Yes, everything that is posted/printed is edited in Adobe Lightroom, and finished in Photoshop. 


LPM: Please tell us a few things about your two cute daughters, Kristine and Kayla.

Jason: Wow, this is a tough one. I'll try to keep it current since they change so often. 

They both like eating seaweed. Kristin likes to sleep in, while Kayla likes to wake up early. 

Kristin like salty snacks, and Kayla likes sweets. They both love Mochi ice cream. 

Kristin is very mannerly, while Kayla is a wild child. Both love playing with iphones/ipads. 

They both dislike homework. 

Kristin takes her sweet time to finish it, while Kayla tries to rush through it and finish as quickly as possible. 


LPM: How do you come up with such creative photos of your daughters? Where do you get your inspiration?

Jason: I get my inspiration mostly from them.

They are always doing or saying crazy things, and I try to write down these ideas for photos later. 


LPM: What's your creative process?  Do you have an idea first and then take pictures of girls? 

Or do you find existing photos of them and play magic on them?

Jason: I always think of an idea first, then plan it out. Sometimes the ideas don't work out as planned. 

After coming up with the idea, I decide what props to use, and how I want to light the photo. 

I set everything up (which can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour) and have the girls take a few photos. 


LPM: Some photos look like they require a lot of props. Do you also buy costumes, create props, design the set?

Jason: I do buy props sometimes, but most of the stuff is just laying around the house. As for a set, I just shoot around the house. 


LPM: In many photos of Kristine and Kayla, they smile and seem to enjoy the photo shoot a lot.

How do you make that happen? 

Jason: I try and set up all my equipment prior to taking any pictures. 

That way, I only take a minute or 2, and I always reward them. 


LPM: Do they like being photographed? What do they think of your photos? (Do they give you a critique? :)

Jason: I think they enjoy the rewards, but they always are enthusiastic about the process and end result. 

I don't get critiques from them, but they are always giving me suggestions and ideas for photos.


LPM: Your photos always have really good lighting. Do you use flash? 

Could you share with us how to get good lighting (either using natural light or equipment)?

Jason: I would say in 99% of the photos I use flash, but light is light. 

One of my favorite sets of photos were taken without using flash: http://kristinandkayla.blogspot.com/2011/08/class-of-2024.html 

I am always looking for light, but if I can't find it, I will create my own light. 

In a more controlled environment, my preference is to always use flash. 

For some great lighting info, I would recommend checking out strobist.com


LPM: What is a typical day like for you? And what's the most fun thing you enjoy doing with two girls?

Jason: I don't know if I ever have a 'typical' day. With kids, things are constantly changing. 

I always enjoy going on little outings with the kids. Just a simple trip to San Francisco, or a leisurely hike is always fun. 


LPM: Besides your family, do you have other subjects you enjoy taking pictures of?

Jason: Happy couples. I know that sounds cheesy, but I really like capturing people in love, smiling, and just being happy. 


LPM: Do you have your camera with you wherever you go? 

Jason: Not always. I'd say only on planned outings do I bring a camera. 


LPM: Are there particular photographers whose work inspires you?

Jason: There are so many fantastic photographers out there, I wouldn't know where to begin. 

As I mentioned, I really enjoy so many different types if photography, 

but I would have to say my favorites are advertising, and photojournalism. 


LPM: How did you become a professional photographer? And what was your first case?

Jason: I'll have to dig up my official 'first' business license, but I think it was in 2003? 

My first paid experience was a wedding as an associate for another photographer. 


LPM: How did you get into wedding photography? And what do you love most about wedding photography?

Jason: I started out assisting a few photographers in my area, 

and did some contract work for a wedding company before going out on my own. 

I love how dynamic a wedding can be, and how no two weddings are the same. 

I love seeing people in love. I love being a part of the biggest celebration of someones lives. 


LPM: Please pick three favorite photos and tell us why they are your favorites.

Jason: Wow, this is a REALLY tough one. That's like me asking my kids which chocolate is their favorite lol. 

1. This is kind of obvious why : ) 

My kids don't let me kiss them anymore because of my mustache stubble, so I really cherish this picture. 

2. I really like this one because of the expression Kayla has. 

3. I recall this image vividly, as the kids sat down and watched their first sunset. 

Such a simple photo, no lights, no props, just the two girls and a sunset. 


LPM: Could you share some tips for taking pictures of kids with our mom/dad readers?

Jason: Have fun with your kids. To capture a genuine smile, they really have to be happy. 

Rather than tell your kids to smile for the camera, have them interact with you. 

Tell them a joke. Have them tell you a joke. Act silly. 

Look for nice light. To me, nice light can be many different things. Experiment and see what you like. 

Most importantly, have FUN. 


LPM: Please fill in the blank. Photography for you is ____________.

Jason: the most awesome thing ever : )

 

More Jason Lee:  wedding website | wedding blog  |  Kristin and Kayla blog | Kristin and Kayla facebook

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  • ellie777a
  • 好棒哦 ^^ 謝謝分享
  • 月光
  • 天真無邪的笑~~~愛慘了!
  • J's Jessica
  • 我很愛他的攝影風格~~
    一對可愛的小天使... 她們的笑容~ 永遠都能震撼到我內心的靈魂....

    謝謝您的分享....
  • 丫頭
  • 好別具一格的親子照,謝謝分享,太可愛~~
  • Elsa Kao
  • 給四位美麗又有才華的媽咪:
      好棒的專訪!上個月無意間發現LPM這個部落格,因為各位的無私和努力,讓我一下就愛上這裡,每天都好期待你們的新文章。
      我也是一個因為有了孩子,才開始用單眼相機記錄生活的媽媽。最近因為有再購入一部隨身機的需求,在看了Jill & Ruru文章及相片,終於下定決心買了GRDIII。
      期許自己能有一天像各位一樣,拍出屬於自己風格的作品。也希望有越來越多的網友加入LPM喔!
  • [吉兒] Elsa, 謝謝你的鼓勵,真的很感動看到這樣的留言。歡迎你來LPM的粉絲頁和大家分享你的照片哦~

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