I began my passion for photography at the age of ten with the help of my grade school science teacher after he assembled a group of us shy youngsters to show us the use of chemisty and photography.
Not long after, my father helped me build my first darkroom in our basement. While he would have rather I taken up basketball, he seemed pleased when the first print I produced was of a military plane he flew when he was in the Navy, not to mention my half inch vertical leap wasn't very impressive.
Years later I managed a camera store in Charlotte, Adger Smythe, where I learned a great deal working with local pros. I worked with them on printing technique as all as lighting and I enjoyed the opportunity to work with the latest equipment and to show others how to use it best. It was also while working there that I was given the chance to attend Leica school in Wetzlar, Germany. Along the way I filled in for my boss here and there teaching a couple photo classes at CPCC where I helped pass on my knowledge of photographic fundaementals.
Over the years photography has been an artistic outlet, as well as a source of inspiration and self discovery.
JDedmonPhoto images have been used by media outlets such as USA Today, IMAGN, ZUMAPress Int'l., ICON Sports Media, CALSport Media, AP Photo, Getty Images and published in the likes of Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Forbes, Si.com, CNN, and area magazines and newpapers.
Let me capture your idea, event, wedding, headshot in the manner that has brought me success with these companies.
My clients have included Time-Warner Cable, ESPN, Antawn Jamison, NFL Flag, Charlotte Fire and Police Depts., Sports Illustrated, American Heart Association, News 14 Carolina's, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Coldwell Banker Realty, Charlotte Weekly, Rhino TImes, Charlotte Center City Partners, American Freedom Coalition, Alcan Corporation, Ashton - Bosler Communications, Guys with Ties, Second Breath Foundation, the Charlotte St. Patricks Day Parade.
Thank you to all my friends who have encouraged and supported me over the years...I look forward to an email or phone call about how you would like me to help you capture your important moments.