Portrait 249 – Juan

I listen to photography podcasts… a lot. I have a half hour commute to and from work each day so I can get in a few episodes each week. Imagine my surprise when I heard the words “Bangor, Maine” coming from one of the hosts of one my favorite podcasts, The Digital Photo Experience. DPE is hosted by Rick Sammon and Juan Pons, two of the most accomplished and well respected photographers in the industry. As it turns out, Juan actually lives not too far from me. Small world! I contacted him to see if he would honor me with participating in my project and the rest is history. We had a wonderful shoot and I had a great time talking tech with a fellow geek. If you’re into photography, you should really give his show a try. About Juan:

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan is a nature and wildlife photographer, whose passion is photographing our worlds magnificent wildlife and natural features. Juan is a strong supporter of wildlife and natural habitat conservation and is a member of several conservation organizations. Though private individuals purchase photos directly from him, Juan donates his images to non-profit organizations with nature and wildlife preservation missions. Juan never ceases to be amazed by the natural subjects he photographs and hopes that sharing his photographs will inspire others to appreciate and respect natural life.

With a background in computer science, Juan is an expert in digital photography, imaging, and storage systems.

With more than 20 years experience in photography, Juan has most recently embraced the biggest revolution in Digital SLRs, High Definition video. Working with video capable DSLRs since their introduction, Juan had become a recognized expert on maximizing the capabilities of DSLRs when shooting video. Juan has also published a new instructional DVD titled The Photographers Guide to Creating HD Video with the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D.

Juan travels extensively capturing nature’s beauty, and also teaches during his own workshops and multitude events throughout the world on many photography topics.

Juan’s work has been featured on numerous publications, including: Sierra Magazine, Nature Conservancy, Audubon Magazine, American Photo, Audubon North Carolina, Wildlife in North Carolina, The Independent, and many others.

Juan is the co-host, with his friend Rick Sammon, The Digital Photography Experience podcast, a leading audio podcast that covers many photographic topics. Juan also owns Wild Nature Tours, offering instructional photo workshops in Yellowstone and many other locations thru out the US.

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