james gilbert

James is a 23-year-old freelance photographer from Jacksonville, Florida. He picked up a camera at a young age and never put it down. An athlete most of his life, his path took a turn when he started covering sporting events for his high school yearbook. “It just clicked. This is what I’m supposed to be doing,” said James. He went on to study photography at Daytona State College and has since covered NFL and college football, PGA Golf, Nascar and more, all while being committed to furthering his knowledge by attending Sports Shooter Academy and Summit Workshops.

James spends countless hours learning from photographers online. He is fascinated with workflows, wireless transmission, remote cameras and underwater photography. Photography is what keeps him up at night, but also what gets him out of bed in the morning. He plans to use the 2020 DPPF grant to help fund a new camera which will enable him to push the limits of his creativity further.


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