Jason Myers lands multiple high-end jobs.
Some people go to school to become photographers, but others take a more indirect route to the world of apertures and shutter speeds. Jason Myers spent time as a manager at a healthcare company and Director of Operations for a sports management company before making the jump to commercial photography – he’d had paid gigs before, but nothing professional, and without knowing the industry it was a struggle at first. Then he saw Amanda Sosa Stone’s book mentioned on a blog. He read the book, found a mention of Agency Access, gave us a call looking for help, and signed up for the CMPro program.
“Amanda’s initial edit was more editorial versus portraits and I didn’t know what I wanted to shoot,” Jason recalled. Then, noting his interest in portraiture, she advised him to shoot ten great photos to build his body of work. Jason obliged, going a step beyond and shooting thirty. Steadily his number of clients began to pick up.
Jason is a board member of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, and he used his contacts to reach out to the body organizing a powerlifting event near his home, asking if he could photograph the international athletes while they were in the U.S. competing.
When he got the go-ahead, he set up a background in the warmup area and shot them before and after their events (some of which were world record attempts!). Jason put together an email with some of the best shots from that gig, and sent out a bunch of promos through Agency Access. Within minutes he received a reply from the senior photo editor at a sports magazine asking to see more work.
A few short months later he entered the PDN The Shot contest, judged by a panel including that very same photo editor. Jason won, and started getting jobs with clients like Forbes Magazine, BOSE, JBL, Garden & Gun Magazine, and Gotham Magazine.
“It was all small pieces coming together,” Jason said. “None of it would have been possible without Agency Access.”