Meet Jana Rindler
Hi! My name is Jana Rindler and I recently got married! My wonderful husband and two crazy dogs are my life. I love Jesus, reading books, the weather and smell of Fall, and macaroons are my weakness.
Editéur Plus had an opportunity to feature Jana Rindler. Here is what we asked.
- Where is home?
I live in Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States!
- What sort of work do you specialise in?
My work is a wide variety, but I would be portraiture and weddings occasionally. I love photographing someone and catch the beauty in their eye and what makes them unique. We were all created uniquely and so beautiful and different. I love capturing someone's passion in something they love doing. I have done simple portraits such as senior portraits, but I love doing bridal portraits or someone dancing or singing. I love the rawness and real of someone smiling, singing or dancing or the joy of the bride on her wedding day and the authenticity. I love exploring abandon buildings as well as occasionally doing some still life.
- Did you go to school to study photography?
Yes! Currently, I am in school at the Art Institute of Cincinnati Ohio and I will be finished at the end of this September!
- How long have you been a photographer?
Hmmm...I have been a photographer for about 4 years. I am also teaching myself videography right now!
- What or who got you started in photography?
I would have to say, my family. I got my first DSLR as a gift and if you asked my parents I would always be taking pictures and have a camera or something with me. I have boxes full of photographs! They have always pushed me and believed in me. I never know what I wanted to do but when my parents were attending a wedding I was photographing, my dad said to me afterwards "I have never seen you glow so much."
- How would you describe your style?
My style...is romantic and whimsical. I am not a huge fan of Photoshop. I will use it a little bit, however, I am not a fan of making people look fake or not their natural selves. When it comes to my photographs that I have done with dancers with powder, I do my best to make sure not to use Photoshop with those, even if it means taking over 1,000 photos that day.
- What type of cameras do you shoot with?
I shoot with a Canon 7D and occasionally a 5D Mark 3.
- What is your favourite photography accessory, other than your camera?
Does natural light count? :D
- If you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?
My 50mm! I am so in LOVE with this lens. It is my perfect go-to lens. It is absolutely beautiful for my portraits. It is so light on my camera. It helps me carry my camera around a lot more.
- What is your favourite computer/editing accessory, other than your computer?
Lightroom! I love Lightroom. As I said above I am not into making people look fake. With Lightroom I can make a few touches here and there and then if there is anything major I will use Photoshop.
- What gives you ideas and inspires you to create such amazing imagery?
Worship music. I have a heart for Jesus and when I listen to worship music, an image can pop into my head of an idea for my next session. Whenever I do sessions, I make sure I speak to my clients to figure out what they are wanting so I can do the best I can to create the images they want. Driving around as well. Thankfully I have friends who are up to being my models when I need them. For example, I found a sunflower field and I was overly excited, text my friend and she was at my house in the next hour ready for a photoshoot with me! She's a trooper.
- A photographer who inspires you?
One of my favourite photographers is Sue Bryce. Her style is stunning and her portraits are GORGEOUS! If I could meet her one day and learn from her, whew, that would be awesome!
- One way you market your photography?
I would have to Instagram and Facebook. I am still working my brand and honestly what I want to do exactly when I get out of school. Who knows where God is going to take me.