My Story

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Jennifer Brinkman

My photography journey began as a child with an interest in art.   I would take photos as a source for my watercolor paintings.   During college, I chose to study several courses in fine art, but chose to major in marketing and advertising, which still includes much visual art.  I think that my photography, and often the post processing of my photography, reflects my art background. When I hear someone remark that one of my photographs looks like a painting, it makes me feel like I have achieved my goal.

I started travel, nature and wildlife photography as a hobby. The comments on my photography were very encouraging and I began taking photography seriously as an art form.  It has become a passion, and I have to say that I am either taking photos or processing them every single day.    

My main interest is nature photography with landscape photography being my favorite.   There are special moments when the light is right and the scene before you wonderous.  My wish is to show others the beauty of that fleeting moment in a somewhat out of the ordinary way. The knowledge that I am also preserving this view so that others will see it for years to come is also important to me.  Many of my landscapes include people.  I believe the involvement of people in a landscape is in a way therapeutic to the observer. I hope that in viewing my work, viewers feel a sense of being drawn into the scene. If I can make someone be affected emotionally by my photography, then I feel very lucky and blessed.

I also grew my photography skills as the hotel photographer at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.  For 15 years I took photos of their meeting rooms, guest rooms, outside areas and events and people.     I took almost all of their marketing photography for years.  I have had photography displayed many times in  Gulfshore Life Magazine.   I am also a freelance photographer for MustDo Visitors Guide and many of their covers are my photography covering Southwest Florida.   I have been a contributing photographer to Naples Life Style Magazine.  You may see my work that has been published in  the folder on this website titled, "Photos In Print".  Photos in Print