Mary L. G. Jensen is a portrait photographer who has been running her successful studio in Richmond, B.C. since 1986. Through giving presentations (teaching fellow photographers) and exhibiting her work she has earned from the Professional Photographers of Canada, her Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) designation. Further recognition from her peers has allowed her to be conferred with the prestigious F/PPABC, making her a fellow of the Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia.
Mary focuses her talents on creating portraits of children and families and weddings. A true 'life style' photographer, she usually makes her portraits and images in carefully chosen locations that are meaningful to her subjects.
"I have been teaching for almost 20 years now, and I share my knowledge of photography for 2 reasons:
One is that others have been generous with me over my lifetime and have shared their knowledge.
Starting from when I didn’t know what an f-stop was or how it might be different from a shutter speed, and continuing to this day, where my learning may be called 'professional development'. None-the-less, people who are farther along in their knowledge and skills than I, share unstintingly, and so I’m glad to be able to do the same for others.
The second reason is completely selfish. It is that I just love the ‘aha’ moment when someone finally really understands something. It can be any part of the photographic process, but their expression is so delightful when things click into place, or the penny drops, that I’m addicted to it!"
"What a great Introduction to Digital Photography!
Fun class, instructor and day trips. Info well delivered.
I will sign up for the next program, I was so impressed!"
"Great class, facility, personnel and professionalism."