About Jack Kosowsky
Hey! I'm 58. Married. Two amazing kids. One incredible grandson. Grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live near Princeton, NJ.
I consider myself somewhere between an aspiring amateur and a starving artist.
I love to shoot in New York City. I feel it's the greatest photography studio in the world! Also, love shooting anywhere on the Jersey Shore. When the weather turns cold, I find myself photographing flowers or other fun subjects in my in-home studio.
Well obviously photography is a big number one. After taking pictures, my next favorite thing is to view other peoples photos. I spend lots of time on Instagram and other photo sites enjoying the work of all the other amazing photographers out there!
I'm also an avid reader and read at least one book a week! I enjoy most anything, fiction, biography, history. You name it!
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV.
My go-to lenses are a Canon 16-35, Canon 70-200 and a Canon 100mm macro. I also use a Tamron 28-300 when I want to 'travel light' and only carry a single lens.
My favorite accessory is my Platypod (if you don't know what it is, look it up!). I also love my ND filters!
I use Photoshop & Lightroom for my post processing which I run on an iMac.
How I do What I do
I'm often asked, how do I create the photographs that I take?
My long answer is that I've always felt that there are two unique skills necessary to be a successful photographer. The first part is the Artistic Vision. This requires me to use my imagination to 'see' an image that I believe will create a unique photograph.
As I go about my daily life, I see images waiting to be photographed everywhere. Whether they are flowers I see in the garden, a reflection in a puddle as I'm walking down the street or a bird sitting on the fence in my yard, I see a beautiful photograph.
The second part is what I refer to as the Science of Photography. Using this amazing tool we call a camera, and applying the knowledge acquired through years of training and practice, I'll apply the science to the art and strive to create the image I've envisioned.
Photography is my life's passion. Nothing gives me greater joy than to see the smile on someone's face as they view one of my photographs.
Presenting my view of the world one pixel at a time...