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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. She leads workshops in the US in Yosemite, Eastern Sierra, Death Valley, Big Sur, Alaska, Hawaii and internationally in Iceland, Tanzania, Namibia, Greenland and more.

When Jennifer is not shooting in world’s unique locations or leading a workshop, she resides in Nevada City, 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

Empowering 21st Century Filmmakers!

afilm International Film Workshops, www.afilm.es an independent film training center in Sitges (Barcelona), offers 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), afilm strides for the outstanding in the quality of its education and productions, in a relaxed, creative, mediterranean setting ideal for filmmakers and artists. Jennifer Wu is an instructor with afilm workshops and seminars.


What is in the Camera Bag?

In my camera bag I usually carry the 16-35mm, 24-70mm and 70-300. I often carry another wide-angle lens such as a 14mm, 17mm or 15mm fisheye lens too.
I am affliated with Canon as an Explorer of Light. I have been shooting Canon gear since I got my F-1 n in 1986 and have been shooting Canon ever since that time.


Camera bodies

Canon 5D mark III is my main camera body for stars and landscapes

Canon 1DX is my main body for wildlife.

Canon Lenses


Here is a list of some lenses I have used but I don’t own them all. The Amazon affiliate links are bolded. You can often find the lenses with * in my camera bag.

EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM

EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM*

TS-E 17mm f/4L

EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

EF 24–70mm f/2.8L USM*

EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

EF 70–200mm f/4L USM

EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM*

EF 100–400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

EF 1.4X III Telephoto Extender

EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender


Delkin Devices

I often use Delkin Devices including memory cards, Delkin Sensor Scope and Fat Gecko camera mount for video and timelapse.
Delkin Devices



Really Right Stuff TVC-23 Tripod

Really Right Stuff B-55 Ballhead


Camera Bags

I use Think Tank camera bags

Think Tank Airport Roller International

Think Tank  Urban Disguise

For hiking I use the F-Stop Gear Tilopa BC bag.



Rain Cover: Storm Jacket I use the standard for regular use and the pro version with long lenses. 

Graduated Neutral Density Filters

Solid Neutral Density Filters





Rubber Tungsten AA Flashlight

Brinkmann 8Q-Beam Max Million III Spotlight for buildings and mountains

Brinkmann MaxFire Small Flashlight

Brinkmann Dual Rechargeable Halogen LED Spotlight

Black And Decker LIONHALBC Camouflage Lithium Ion Halogen Spotlight


Photography Articles

Canon 24-70mm Lens Article

Canon 8-15mm Lens Article

afilm Workshops:

aFilm International Film Workshops


Conservation and Environment:


Cat Haven

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Sierra Club


Web Design and Graphic Design:

Tomasz Nowicki


Photography Website Hosting:

I use:
SmugMug Pro


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