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Mark Jansen

Mark Jansen, a native of Los Angeles, CA, is the founder of Mark Jansen Photography and Jansen Photo Expeditions. He was educated at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA, in Commercial Design and Photography. He participates regularly in photographic continuing education programs and trade shows, so is always on the cutting edge of the rapidity changing photographic world. Mark is personally involved in every project and workshop he holds and puts his personal stamp of excellence on everything he does. Mark has lived and breathed photography all his life. His childhood passion for tinkering with video and film cameras and other gadgets has turned into a successful visual arts career. Many of his works are in private and corporate collections such as State Farm Insurance and Sysco Corporate offices in California.

Early in Mark’s photographic career, he was successful in the fine art photography market, participating in over 40 shows and exhibitions in the Southern California area. In addition, he also has an amazing display of giant vintage World War 2 aviation murals permanently displayed at the Waypoint Café, located at the Camarillo airport and Santa Maria Airport terminals in California. Mark is also a photography educator with the "Manfrotto School of Excellence", an online educational network. Mark, alongside his wife, Holly Higbee-Jansen created Jansen Photo Expeditions in 2005 as a means of sharing their knowledge of landscape photography. They are expanding their reach to students new to photography through Digital SLR, mirrorless, and iPhone /Android smart phone cameras and classes. They excel as a team in just about any natural environment. Clients have depended on Jansen Photo Expeditions to take them on photographic dream workshops to natural areas through California and the American West with trips planned for the future to Iceland and Africa. Under Mark and Holly’s direction, people feel confident that they will bring them a whole new perspective to their photography skills, while guiding them in the outdoors. Both Mark and Holly have spent 20 years exploring the Western United States, Canada and Europe, through adventure travel, backpacking, camping, kayaking while honing their outdoor and photographic skills.

Both have a personable style and a sense of humor that puts people at ease. Each are patient teachers, and understand their customer’s need for inspiration and will point them in the right direction and make them think creatively for themselves. Unlike many photographic experts, they explain things in everyday language. Their workshops are purposefully small in size, so their clients get the personal attention they deserve.

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Gear List
- Nikon D3
- Nikon D-800e
- Olympus OMD EM5
- iPhone 5

- Nikon 50 1.4
- Nikon 35 2.0
- Nikon 14-24 2.8
- Nikon 24-70 2.8

- Gitzo GT2541
- Manfrotto 561BHDV Mono Pod
- Gitzo GH2780QR Ballhead
- Manfrotto KLYP
- Manfrotto 5001B

- Metz
- Mecablitz 58 AF-1
- Mecablitz 52 AF-1
- Litepanels MicroPro