Meet Hall of Frames’ Artist of the Summer: Jake Pineda. Jake is a fine art landscape and travel photographer based in Phoenix, AZ. His portfolio has been featured in publications and exhibits, including Landscape Photo Magazine, FStoppers.com, and several AZ art exhibits.
Hall of Frames is excited to feature Jake’s work in their flagship Phoenix location this summer. The exhibit features a wall grouping of vibrant Arizona landscapes on metal prints, produced in house at Hall of Frames. To learn more about Jake, check out his Q&A below.
Q&A with Jake Pineda
When did you get your 1st camera?
I got my first camera when I was a junior in high school. It was a Nikon D60.
Did you study photography in school?
I studied Design in School. Photography was part of the design program so I took a couple of classes both at Mesa Community College and Grand Canyon University.
Nikon or Canon?
Nikon all the way!
What’s your favorite place to shoot in the Valley?
Favorite spot to shoot is the Goldfield Mountain area along the Salt River.
Dream location to shoot?
What’s at the top of your gear wish list?
A good zoom lens. Something in the 100-400mm range.
Any advice to young, aspiring photographers?
Practice makes perfect. If you are not failing, you probably aren’t pushing yourself enough. It’s not fun to fail at anything but when you do it motivates you to go out and try again and again until you perfect what you are trying to accomplish.
A big thanks to Jake for sharing his work with Hall of Frames. Come visit our Phoenix location this Summer to see his beautiful prints in person!