Spring 2016 Camera Winner Update

We are so excited to tell you all about our most recent winner of our spring camera giveaway! John Zukowski was the lucky winner of a Nikon D810! Congrats John! 

Here is some other great information about John and how his passion for photography got started! You will also see a few of his photos below! Enjoy!

How did you first get into photography?

"I had a friend in high school oh so many years ago who was a photography nut. He's probably the one person most responsible. Maybe my dad, too. He was an auto insurance adjuster and I'd go out with him once in a while and take pictures of the damaged cars. One time I took a picture of the damage to a vehicle that ended up better than his and he ended up using my shot."

What is your favorite thing to photograph?

"My nine-year old son. :) Our dog, too, but he's a hard shot to get since he's a solid black ball of fur. Other than that, just pictures from my travels."

What type of style would you say fits you best?

"I truly don't have a style. I adapt to the needs of the situation and I am always trying to improve."

 Rockport Harbor

Rockport Harbor

What is your most favorite shoot you have ever had and why?

"When we adopted our son, we had to take daily photographs to satisfy the needs of the court for the adoption. The early shots were all serious and then we had more fun with them."

What was your first reaction when you found out you won the camera?

 A walk in the woods. 

A walk in the woods. 

"I received the notification email literally as I had just turned my phone onto airplane mode before traveling cross country on a flight from Boston to San Francisco. My initial thought was 'I hope I can get the paperwork turned in on time.' I didn't have a clue where I was going to print out the forms that I had to sign, nor how I was going to scan them once signed. Thankfully, it all turned out well in the end!"

Are there any other fun or interesting facts about yourself that you would like to share?

"I've been writing about Java technologies since 1995. I've authored ten books and hundreds of online articles. I used to speak at technology conference around the globe, but have mostly stopped that since becoming a dad. I've also ghost written material through various web sites, including basic web content, search friendly material, and articles. I'm an avid couponer who is also fond of the occasional sweepstakes/giveaway, and I've dabbled in genealogy in my spare time. I also have my own blog you can check out called Java John Z's.

 Snow in Boston

Snow in Boston

What camera did you choose and why?

"I chose the Nikon D810 because it offered more megapixels per shot."

What do you think of the camera now that you have received it?

"I know someone who is going to be jealous..."

You can find John online on his blog at Java John Z's, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  

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