Jenny BermanI have been a professional photographer for over twelve years. Since the ninth grade, the support of friends, family, and mentors opened a door to a different world, one behind a lens. My first inspiration was Jerry Uelsmann. Uelsmann is a photo-surrealist from the 60’s before the advent of digital art. He used multiple enlargers, hours of darkroom time, and perfected a unique style. His innovation and mastery of technique still drive me today. I learned my craft at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where I studied with the finest photographers and printers in the world. Through Robert Frank, Anne Leibovitz, and many other established photographers and organizations, I learned the many factors that comprise a perfect photograph; subject, lighting, the finished print, and of course the person behind it all. In July of 2002 I ventured on my own, and started Ashton Imaging Inc. With pride, I bring every photograph to life, and am able to send clients home with much more than a print; I present my clients with a story and an idea or value they never noticed. I bring my photographs and your photographs together and preserve the chronicles of your life.
Host: What are some things I should look for when choosing a digital camera?
Jenny Berman: Some of the basic things that you really want to look for when you buying a digital camera would be megapixel, lens size and zoom. When you are talking about point-and-shoot cameras, the digital zoom should have no affect of what you re purchasing. You want to make sure it s all optical zoom, 3X, 4X, 5X, make sure its optical not digital. A digital zoom is just essentially cropping the pictures and that s not what you want it all. It will definitely make your pictures blurry. Now, as far as an SLR camera goes with lenses, the more money you spend, the better it is, the bigger the glass, the sharper the pictures. The bigger the glass from more light and the light is photography and without it we wouldn t have a picture.