Welcome to Photos on the Run! People get into photography for various reasons, but strangely enough my reason was running half marathons organized by Brazen Racing. I would take pictures of the course with my smartphone, and then started taking pictures of my fellow runners. Not satisfied with the quality of smartphone cameras, I upgraded to a DSLR. And can you believe it? More often than not I take my Fuji camera with me when I go for a run!
I created this site primarily to showcase some of my work and to talk about all things photography. While photography is primarily a hobby, I do accept photography gigs, but I'm very selective about those. And some of the events that I've photographed for folks (portraits, post-wedding photos, musician/band photos, product photography), I've actually done for free or trade.
Memories. There's nothing I enjoy more than capturing a moment and creating memories, whether it be a gathering of family and friends, a recital or concert, or even a race. I strive to preserve that moment in time: the joy of a wedding day, the focused look of a musician deep in their performance, or the agony and ecstasy of a runner crossing the finish line.
About Me. Everyone calls me by my nickname "Jay". My first camera was a Canon 70D, and it didn't take too long for me to upgrade to the awesome Fuji X-T1 and then the X-T2, which is my favorite camera for portraits. The San Francisco Bay Area is my home because I was born and raised here, but Vancouver, B.C. is my home away from home.
Flicker Albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmijares-sf/albums