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Canon Explorers of Light

Jennifer Wu is a nature and landscape photographer, specializing in creating stunning images of the night sky and stars. Since January 2009 Canon U.S.A. selected Jennifer to be one of the world’s 36 best photographers for the Explorer Of Light program, an elite group of internationally recognized photographers. Jennifer is the co-author and photographer of the book, Photography Night Sky: A Field Guide to Shooting After Dark (2014, Mountaineers Books). With a BA in Photography from California State University, Jennifer has spent over 28 years photographing, dedicating 10 years to traditional black and white photography.

Jennifer’s images have been published in numerous magazines, newspaper articles and advertisements including: Fortune, Popular Photography, Photo District News, Sierra Club, Sierra Styles, ProfiFoto, Outdoor Photography, Digital Photo, Shutterbug, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Time, Canon U.S.A., and many more. Her work has also been exhibited at nationally recognized galleries and art shows.

Jennifer has taught photography and digital imaging at The California State University of Sacramento. She enjoys sharing her passion and techniques for shooting nature photography through seminars and workshops for Canon U.S.A., Light Photographic Workshops, aFilm International Film Workshops in Spain and other photographic groups nation wide. She leads workshops in the US in Yosemite, Eastern Sierra, Death Valley, Big Sur, Alaska, Hawaii and internationally in Iceland, Tanzania, Namibia, Greenland and Burma.

When Jennifer is not shooting in world’s most unique locations or leading a workshop, she resides in Sacramento, CA.

I strive to craft landscapes that evoke a mood, strike a chord of recognition, or trigger a sense of longing within the viewer. Depending on the image, one may sense tranquility and peacefulness or imagine evoke a feeling of mystery and vivid qualities, drawing the viewer to the subsequent images. I photograph dramatic landscapes that are at the edge of the light, the border of night and day, as I search for exquisite and unique perspectives of the natural world.

My lifelong quest for capturing nature's elusive beauty or even unrecognized beauty impelled me to embark on ever more challenging adventures in California, throughout the United States and abroad. I spend an inordinate amount of time driving, flying and hiking searching for ideal locations and waiting for the wind, clouds, and light to fuse in a mystical way. When it all comes together, striking compositions display the story of the transitional world as a beautiful place illuminated by magical moments.

– Jennifer Wu

afilm Workshops:
aFilm International Film Workshops

Conservation and Environment:
Audubon
Cat Haven
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Sierra Club

Web Design and Graphic Design:
Creative Soda Interactive
Kern Toy - he did my business cards and general website design

Photography Website Hosting:
I use: SmugMug Pro

Resources afilm Canon Professional Services SmugMug Pro

 

Jennifer Wu is an instructor with afilm workshops and seminars.

afilm International Film Workshops, an independent film and drama training center located in Sitges (Barcelona), is created on the more than 20 years of international professional and academic experience of its professors, all working professionals of recognized merit. afilm seeks to promote that which makes it unique- a personalized, English language international working environment featuring small groups, an emphasis on creative, visual storytelling and the creation of narrative feature films, with a hands-on, professional approach. Via highly specialized practical Workshops and year-long professional Certificate programs (Digital Feature Film program, Introduction to Filmmaking program and afilm Actor’s Studio program), afilm strides for the outstanding in the quality of its education and productions, in a relaxed, creative, mediterranean setting ideal for filmmakers and artists.

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