Mark Jansen, a native of Los Angeles, CA, is the founder of Mark Jansen Photography and Jansen Photo Expeditions. He was educated at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA, in Commercial Design and Photography. He participates regularly in photographic continuing education programs and trade shows, so he's always on the cutting edge of our rapidity changing photographic world. Mark is personally involved in every project and workshop he holds and puts his personal stamp of excellence on everything he does. Mark has lived and breathed photography all his life. His childhood passion for tinkering with video and film cameras and other gadgets has turned into a successful visual arts career. Many of his works are in private and corporate collections such as State Farm Insurance and Sysco Food Services Corporate offices in California.
"This is gorgeous work!",
Christopher Robinson, editor of Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
Early in Mark’s photographic career, he was successful in the fine art photography market, participating in over 40 shows and exhibitions in the Southern California area. In addition, he also has an amazing display of giant vintage World War 2 aviation murals permanently displayed at the Waypoint Café, located at the Camarillo airport and Santa Maria Airports in California. Mark is also a photography educator with the "Manfrotto School of Excellence", an online educational network.
Mark has a personable style and a sense of humor that puts people at ease. He is a patient teacher, and understands his customer’s need for inspiration and will point you in the right direction and make you think creatively for yourself. Unlike many photographic experts, he explains things in everyday language. His workshops are purposefully small in size, so you get the personal attention you deserve.
"I had a great time this weekend and you helped put me on the
track I want to be on with my photography."
Dave Buttner, Oxnard, CA, Big Sur 2012
Holly Higbee-Jansen, a native of the San Francisco, CA Bay Area, has been involved photography and design her whole life. Conversations around the dinner table as a child were about landscape photography and Ansel Adams as her family spent summers attending Ansel Adams photography workshops in Yosemite National Park. With degrees in Business and Design from Skidmore College, and the University of California at Santa Barbara, Holly brings a fresh perspective to the business as the head of the photography education classes. Holly currently holds in classroom seminars on the Basics of Digital Photography, Beginning Photoshop, and as well as iPhone Workshops. These classes work hand in hand with the in field instruction given at the larger multi-day events.
However, Holly is much more than a photographer. Since 1993, she has been the principal owner of Higbee-Jansen Design, a full service design firm. With this knowledge, education, and training, she can bring in her knowledge of space, line and form along with her keen photographic eye.
Holly is also an experienced worldwide traveler and one of her responsibilities with Jansen Photo Expeditions is to be sure you are in the right place at the right time to catch that trophy photograph. Whether it’s in Big Sur for the sunrise as it crests over the mountain, or in Venice, Italy, as you are catching the first barge down the Grand Canal to photograph the morning light as Venice awakens, you can feel confidant that you are in the hands of a professional.
Photography is Their Life and Passion...
That's where the team of Mark Jansen and Holly Higbee-Jansen excels. Since 2005, clients have depended on Jansen Photo Expeditions to take them on photographic dream tours. Under Mark and Holly’s direction, you can feel confidant that they will bring you a whole new perspective to your photography skills, while guiding you in the outdoors. Both Mark and Holly have spent 20 years exploring the western United States, backpacking and camping and honing their outdoor skills.
Call us at 805-701-8807or email for more information about our tours and classes. We serve clients in Greater Los Angeles and nationwide, so even if you're not in our local area, give us a call.