Pine's love affair with the camera began more than 25 years ago
when he was in junior high school. Early on, it was clear that he
had an uncanny knack for capturing the nuances and unique characteristics
of people, in artistic, flattering poses and settings.
first professional shoot was the wedding of a family friend, and
bolstered by this enriching experience, he launched Visions Photography
shortly after graduating high school. "Photography is one of those
rare professions you get to be creative and have fun, and
you get paid, too," Jon says. "The enjoyment and satisfaction you
give is equal to the enjoyment and satisfaction you get in return.
Every assignment is unique, with new opportunities for personal
enrichment every day."
soon came in to Visions Photography for other weddings and portrait
sessions. Jon holds a bachelors degree in art from the State University of New York, Empire State College. He also studied at the noted Catskill Center
for Photography in Woodstock, New York, including workshops with
Pete Turner, Duane Michaels and other notable lensmen.
graduation, Jon began a 25-year career in photojournalism, shooting
and writing for daily newspapers and magazines in New York, and
later in Florida. "It is said that a picture is worth a thousand
words, and this is truer of photojournalism than of any other type
of photography," Jon says. "Shooting for newspapers and magazines
taught me how to 'capture the moment' on film, which proved incredibly
valuable to my work as a wedding photographer."
also provided Jon with a wide variety of subjects from hoodlums
and politicians to sports figures, rock stars and celebrities
and honed his skills for shooting in all sorts of lighting conditions
and settings. During this time, Jon continued to shoot weddings,
portraits and commercial assignments, and continued studying at
workshops and with photographers around the country. In addition
to being published, his work has been honored with awards from the
Associated Press, the American Advertising Federation and other
are still his favorite subjects, particularly children, families
and models. "The key to making your subjects look their best can
be described in one word: relationship. And like all relationships,
you have to invest the time to get to know your subjects
their personalities, attitudes, whims and desires.
very similar to a doctor's 'bedside manner.' When the subjects are
relaxed and comfortable with me, together we can create photographs
that are more natural, pleasing and a more accurate reflection of
the subject. If that comfort level isn't there, it will show in
Visions Photography has been renamed Jon Pine Photography. The full-service
studio is located in Vero Beach, Florida, in the heart of the city's
"Miracle Mile" commercial district. The studio is equipped with
more than 3000 watt-seconds of lighting equipment, backdrops, reflectors,
diffusers everything needed to shoot just about anything
for any client.
everything is entirely portable, for shoots in virtually any location
your home, the beach, the park, or any other setting you
desire. Jon shoots in a variety of formats, in color and black-and-white,
from the ground or the air whatever the situation demands.
more information about how he can put his wealth of ability and
experience to work for you, e-mail him by clicking here.