A New York transplant, John Schell started his photography career after nearly fifteen years of teaching special education at both the middle and high school level. He prides himself on being able to relate to his subjects; facilitating a level of comfort and understanding which enables natural emotion to shine through. As such, he enjoys working with brands who recognize the importance of mood, feel, thought, character, and emotion and he continually strives to capture and showcase that in his work, creating images using the best of what's available at any given moment.
A life-long surfer, snowboarder, and unapologetic dog owner, you can usually find John at the beach or at the dog park with his dog Olive.
Why I love Capture One
"To me, lifestyle photography is a heightened reality of sorts, and rather than rely on gimmicks or heavy-handed toning; I use Capture One to emphasize and bring out the tones and the vibrancy that are already there within the image. Whether that's at the beach, in the mountains, or on some quaint street somewhere, the tools in Capture One help me bring out some incredible tones and features of my images that would otherwise remain hidden."