MUROL Tales - Jake Losen

Jake Losen is a photography hobbyist who built up a desire for taking photos after stumbling upon some great work on the internet. He has aspirations of one day being the official photographer for the president of United States of America.  

Tell us a little about yourself. 

I am a photography hobbyist in Duluth, MN. I went to college at UMD and studied abroad in Sweden for a semester my junior year. I also like to run, camp, read and watch movies. 

When did you start taking photos?

I started my senior year of high school, right before going on a ten day trip to Europe with my school. I had a mid level Canon point and shoot and didn't really know what I was doing. 

What inspired you to pick up a camera?

StumbleUpon. I saw a ton of really beautiful photos popping up all the time and then a page showed up explaining the relationships between shutter speed, ISO and aperture and I was immediately hooked. 

What are cool projects you have worked on?

I am trying to plan a bunch of camping trips to get out and shoot a lot more and I have some ideas for a photo book of the NorthShore. 

What/Who would you most like to capture and why?

I would love to be the photographer for the President. Pete Souza is definitely my favorite photographer to follow, the opportunity to always shoot something of significance would be awesome. 

How did you hear about MUROL?

I saw them on Instagram and then a friend of mine told me about it as well.

What makes MUROL unique?

I think the landscape mode is what really makes it unique. The full screen draws you into the image more and there are less distractions on your screen as well. 

When did you see the bigger picture?

Traveling. I was in Prague for a weekend and was out shooting a bit and the sunset transformed into these crazy red, orange and purple hues. I just happened to be on the side of a bridge facing the castle. It was surreal and I realized I was in the perfect place at the perfect time. 

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