Im pleased to annouce as part of my ongoing work with Nikon, Japan they have recently released more of my work on the “Eyes of Nikon” page. I have tested the Nikon 200-500mm lens along with the D810 camera now for a while and its brilliant and very versatile and I give my thoughts of this lens and the 16mm fisheye lens while testing in the real world of wildlife
I’m extremely honored to be asked once more by Nikon, Japan to be part of a new “Eyes of Nikon” project that is starting soon. Using the latest new lenses to capture the beauty of the natural world with my style of wildlife photography.
The Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition held in Shanghai, China
The Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition, a complete collection of photos captured with Nikon digital SLR cameras and NIKKOR lenses by photographers active around the world, will be held from August 23 (Saturday) through September 30 (Tuesday) at the Nikon Plaza Shanghai. Nikon, Japan have just sent me a few photos of this exhibition, where my work was one of the 12 from original 21 photographers chosen to be part of this event. It will be touring around and fingers crossed coming to London.
Approximately 28 large prints of photos captured by 12 of the photographers who contributed to the Eyes of Nikon photo collection and active in the fields of art, fashion, sports, and nature will be exhibited at this photo exhibition to be held in Shanghai. The exhibition will serve as a place where visitors can view the works of photographers active on the world’s front lines, with exhibition of not only printed photos, but also slide shows displayed on a large screen.
I was chosen at the beginning of the year to become one of the Eyes of Nikon photographers and part of this amazing book that celebrates 80 years of Nikon lens and cameras and to become one of the Eyes of Nikon photographers which can be seen on the following link One of my images that were part of this exhibition can be seen here.
My work is becoming more recognized by Nikon, the equipment I have used since turning professional and several articles and images have been published showing how well that equipment in some testing places has stood up to everything.
Nikon launched Nikon Pro WILD: a FREE tablet edition that’s an exclusive supplement to Nikon Pro magazine to celebrate the best in wildlife photography. Click here to see and here to download.
Nikon Pro magazine celebrating everything that’s great about Nikon products and services. Nikon Pro is the tri-yearly print and tablet magazine for professional photographers and serious enthusiasts. It features the best in photographic imagery and technical advice from around the world.
Nikon Owner magazine published an article covering my on going work to highlight through my work and self-funed trips there whats happening to the criucally-endangered Sumatran Orangutan. Too see the link and the magazine please click here.
There’s news that the Eyes Of Nikon exhibition will be touring to other countries and fingers crossed it comes to London, when I get more news I will let you no on my blog many thanks.
A great honour to be asked by Nikon, Japan, to contribute to this one off, special edition book that has now been released, its celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Nikon. I have a number of my images included along with the real life stories behind them. It fills me with even more pride to be representing my country on the world scene by being one of the “Eyes Of Nikon” photographers chosen from the UK
“The book introduces the world’s leading 21 photographers’ original work with story’s around the lens used for the work. The book will also introduce the technology and decades of craftsmanship of NIKKOR lens by the Nikon engineers. Nikon announce the launch of art book of photography, “Masters of the Light” and “Eyes of Nikon” The book celebrates the 80th anniversary of NIKKOR, brand of camera lenses produced by Nikon Corporation, under the theme of “ART meets TECHNOLOGY makes HISTORY” the books have invited worldly renowned photographers to illustrate the art of photography. The photographers have contributed works using Nikon Camera and NIKKOR lens”. – Nikon, Japan.
“A new art book of photography with photography all taken with Nikon Camera and NIKKOR lens and story around the lens. The book introduces the world’s leading 21 photographers’ original work with story around the lens used for the work. The book will also introduce the technology and decades of craftsmanship of NIKKOR lens by the Nikon engineers”. –Nikon, Japan
My photographic journey, from nothing to this in four years makes me smile, When I started out I had to learn everything from scratch, processing an image , to working the camera settings out, to sending invoices, writing proper, blogging and marketing my company. I had no experience in any of this having left school to join the army at 16,with no qualifications and not knowing I was dyslexic at the time.
I grafted day and night never giving up and not taking no for an answer to get my work out there. My childhood passion for wildlife and time served life skills from then to now have helped me so much though. Never give up in the pursuit of what you want, I was lucky my mum embedded this belief into me from a young age, whilst learning me about nature around us. My images represent an event that occurred in the wild something that I witnessed and recorded with my camera.
My skill lies in interpreting and presenting this in a way that invokes beauty, mood and emotion with each moment captured My aim has always been to inspire people with my photographs while working in an ethical way alongside the wildlife I see always remembering I’m a guest in their world.
“Wildlife is most active at dawn and dusk and this is when you need to rely on your equipment just that bit more. All my encounters with wildlife are special and I try never to change an animals’ behavior by my presence. The end result is a true image of that time I captured with my heart firstly rather than secondly. I always try to capture the real essence of the subject I’m photographing. In doing so, those images you take show a greater understanding for your subject and in turn show and teach those that view your images more about the subject and where they live and how they conduct their lives..” Craig Jones.
This wonderful book will be available on Amazon very soon and I have a few free ones coming from Japan, a small perk of being in the book I believe. I’d like to thank all my friends,clients, pass and present for your support, those that have helped me and stood by me. This for me rounds off a wonderful year work-wise. I’m looking forward to next year already, my trips, my work and my own projects and ideas I have planned, many thanks.
Nikon Celebrates the 80th Anniversary of NIKKOR Lenses : 80 Years at the heart of Your Images.
“Craig Jones is a professional wildlife photographer, an experienced expedition and workshop leader, who runs his own photo tours to many places throughout the UK and further afield around the world. Skilled as a wildlife photographer by interpreting and presenting wildlife as he sees, in a way that invokes beauty, mood and emotion with each moment captured.” Nikon, Japan.
I have been chosen to become one of the -Eyes of Nikon– Contributing photographers –
NIKON, Japan have now released this to the world, and the book is due in December 2013. I’m very pleased to be asked by Nikon to be one of the 20 “Eyes of Nikon” contributing photographers for this book. It’s a collection of stunning images taken with Nikon lenses to celebrate 80 years of Nikon lenses.
The book is due for releases in December 2013 and I’m really looking forward to receiving my copy. There are some massive names among both the “Eyes Of Nikon” and the “Master of Light” contributing photographers and it goes without saying I’m extremely proud to be asked to contribute to this amazing book and the displays at different venues around the world that will accompany the book and its release.
The press release from Nikon, Japan –
A collection of original photos by twenty photographers active around the world, as well as explanations of the NIKKOR lenses.
Release: Scheduled for release on December, 2013
Availability: Japan, the U.S., and countries in Europe and Asia
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
Contributing photographers: Ahn Jun, Andrea Bruce, Bob Martin, Colston Julian, Craig Jones, Daisy Gilardini, Donald Miralle, HASHi, Hiroshi Kaneko, Kabo, Marcelo Gomes, Keith and Mark Sutton, Norihito Ogata, Phil Knott, Taisuke Koyama, Takao Fujita, Tomoko Suwa-Krull, Topaz Leung, Yoi Kawakubo, Yuhki Touyama
To see the full story and all the contributing active photographers then please click here to be taken to Nikon’s site. I will update my blog when the book is launched and display some of the images they chose, many thanks.