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I started working as a production assistant in the video and media business in 1995. I loved the video industry so much that I went to school for 3D animation and became a producer at a video game company, making slick product videos using compositing and 3D animation.
I got burnt out working too many hours and sleeping at the office, so I left the industry and decided to give back and went to work as a program counselor for special needs children for nine years. 

I realized I missed being creative, so I asked the school principal if I could try being the school photographer, and eleven years later, here I am.

One of the challenges while photographing children with autism spectrum disorders is keeping the child's attention. These children may have physical, emotional, or learning disabilities that make sitting still or smiling for the camera challenging. 

I photograph students at conventional public schools, but the special needs schools are very dear to my heart because some parents have never had a photo of their child looking directly into the camera's lens. I try to make instructions enjoyable rather than intimidating or difficult because I know how difficult it can be to listen to and comprehend, having been diagnosed with dyslexia in my early teens.

In 2024 I've taken my love of flying into my photography business by offering a full suite of drone services. 

I look forward to capturing what matters most to you because this is what matters most to me.
Jason Janes

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