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Mark Jinks

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Mark Jinks (@markjinksphoto) is a landscape and nature photographer that has an eye for capturing the beauty around us. He has managed to photograph wildlife, nature, and phenomena that most people never see in their lives, let alone capture on camera. Mark brings beauty to each image and allows his community to explore Canada and the rest of the world with him.

Q: What made you want to become a photographer? 

A: I moved to Canada at a young age from England, and want to capture the beauty of the Canadian Rockies to show friends and relatives back home that wouldn't have an opportunity to see it for themselves.


Q: How and why are you using Lume Cubes in your work?

A: I use Lume Cubes in a lot of my night photography, especially with the Northern Lights and Milky Way together with abandoned buildings with, as a way to add more interest in the shot with external lighting.



Q: If you could only shoot with ONE lens-type for the rest of your life, which would it be? Fisheye, wide-angle, prime, zoom, macro, or a telephoto lens?

A:  A telephoto lens. I love the challenge of shooting landscapes with just a telephoto lens, and I do a lot of wildlife photography also.


Q: What is your go-to camera?

A: Currently the Nikon Z6 Mirrorless system


Q: Any advice for new photographers?

A: Shoot as many different subjects as you can, and once you find a niche you like more than others, shoot it extensively and pour all of your passion into it.


Q: How do you keep your photos fresh and new? 

A: By trying new ideas and techniques, while sticking to your existing aesthetic and brand.


Q: You mention you don’t do any type of composites, why is that?

A: I just prefer to keep my photographs true to science, and what can be seen in the real world.



Q: Coffee or tea? 

A: Coffee, and lots of it, haha!




Q: What is your favorite thing about Photography? 

A: Being able to get out in nature and forget about the grind of city life for awhile.




Q: What is your least favorite thing about Photography? 

A: I’m torn to see how popular it has become over the last decade, and how sensitive natural areas are under a lot of pressure to keep up with the demand of added foot traffic.


Q: Where is the next place that you want to shoot with Lume Cubes at and how would you use the Cubes? 

A: I’d like to shoot in the badlands of Alberta and use Lume Cubes to illuminate some of the otherworldly structures there.



Q: What is one photography type/technique that you want to try next? 

A: I’d be interested in doing some more aerial photography.