Faces of MetroPPA - Jamie Cobb


How long have you been creating images and a little about yourself? I have been shooting photos since I was a little girl, my dad bought me my first DSLR for Christmas when I was 8 so I could follow him around when he was photographing people and on our vacations. I have enjoyed photography so much even in high school I worked on the high school yearbook and my first job was a photo tech at the Wal Mart photo lab. I have always had a passion for photography and have always wanted to do photography full-time. I have been doing photography full-time since 2012.


Which is your favorite lens? Why? Fuji XT3 is my favorite camera and my 200 is my favorite lens. The Bokeh effect is amazing and I loved capturing wedding ceremony images and sports images with it


What kind of tools do you use for post processing? Explain your work flow. Lightroom and photo shop! I don’t like to spend a ton of time on post processing so I do my best to deliver the best image out of the camera


How do you educate yourself to take better pictures? Texas School changed my career! I went to Texas School for the first time in 2018 and it was worth every penny I spent on the education. I always enjoy education and researching and learning new things. I always take Trawick Workshops and surround myself with well-known photographers!


Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why? I love pet photography! I have so many portraits of dogs it is hard to pick a favorite!


What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos? How to use a light meter!


What lighting equipment do you take on a shoot? Fuji xt3, AD200, Mag Mod gels, and Mag Mod soft box


How important is Photoshop in your final images? It is import for retouching and final touches for portraits


Name three things on your photography bucket list. I want to shoot in Iceland, an African Safari and a wedding in Bora Bora


What would I find in your refrigerator right now? Milk, eggs and cheese


A website and/or blog you visit often? You Tube. I love watching Mag Mod and photography videos