A few years ago, I landed a big job for a record label shooting a band. I shoot bands for labels all the time so it was a no-brainer. But then the art director told me she wanted the band to laugh and smile the whole time. "Uh oh" I thought. That's trouble. I'm not a comedian. I'm not like my friends Jon Acuff or Dave Barnes who are funny 24/7. I'm a very ...
I recently got asked to shoot photos for a show called "The Haves and HaveNots" for the Oprah Winfrey Network. I've shot many shows in my career and I always enjoy these shoots because there are so many challenges involved. There's tons of "talent" aka celebrities involved, all their teams, all the hair, makeup and wardrobe involved, there's very limited tim ...
I recently had the chance to shoot Zachary Levi for the 4th time. Zach has become a good friend over the years and I can honestly say he's my favorite male to shoot in the world. Guys are rarely good in front of the camera but Zach just has IT. I guess that's why he's so good on TV, right? This shoot was all done at his house. The place is gorgeous but there ...
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About Me: I’m a husband, a dad to two (soon to be four), a photographer, entrepreneur, teacher and I try to give back as often as possible. I founded a global photography movement called Help-Portrait and also founded an iPhone App called OKDOTHIS. My goal in life is to use my voice, ideas and creativity to inspire and help others. I live the simple life in Nashville, TN with my wife and two kids and we’re in the process of adopting two more children from Haiti (they’re almost home!). Read my official bio here.
“In case any of you need some encouragement today, I just showed up to a photoshoot and didn’t bring any cameras with me.” - @jeremycowart
“It never fails. Keep my camera packed away on a plane and there are insane photos to take. Keep it on me. Nothing of interest. Perhaps that’s God saying “this one is just between you and I” - @jeremycowart
“An aspiring photographer friend told me yesterday that he has no clue what he’s doing. I told him that feeling never goes away. Embrace it.” - @jeremycowart
I like sharing ideas with friends cause then it puts a lot of pressure on me to actually DO the ideas. - @jeremycowart
"The more you know technically, the more you can achieve creatively." - @jeremycowart
"As your talent grows, let your ego shrink." - @jeremycowart
"Sometimes I wonder if people like saying "I'm a photographer." more than they like doing photography." - @jeremycowart
"Don't aim for greatness. Aim to use greatness to serve a greater purpose." - @jeremycowart
"Quit obsessing over your competitors. We're all going to end up on different paths anyway. Focus on YOUR path." - @jeremycowart
"When I look at my own work, there are 2 voices that I hear. The insecure one says "you suck and you're unoriginal. Anyone can do this." The confident one says "See? You've done it before. You can do it again." This tension has always existed." - @jeremycowart
You know life is good when you’re excited to get to work in the morning and even more excited to get back home in the evening.” - @jeremycowart
"Being in community with other photographers is so much better than being in competition with them." - @jeremycowart
"I'm much more inspired by people creating than people talking about creativity." - @jeremycowart
“You are the beginning of your digital family tree. You are the first in your family lineage that future generations will be able to study online through tweets, status updates, blog posts, photos and videos. What story are you telling them? What will they say about you?” - @jeremycowart