About the Speaker
Hi! I’m James Staddon, a professional landscape, event, and wedding photographer from West Virginia.
Ever since I was a young, homeschooled teenager, I’ve been captivated by God's creation. I was inspired by my uncle's pictures of landscapes and the places he traveled, and his work made me excited about exploring photography. I had been taking pictures since the early 2000s, but in 2013 I jumped into pro photography and started teaching with Lenspiration. I've had the amazing opportunity to travel with my camera, and have been published at various times around the world. In addition to teaching photography online, I love to lead photography workshops and speak at homeschool conventions on photography and the life of a Christian photographer.
I know what it’s like to struggle through years of taking bad pictures and feeling confused by all the camera settings. It doesn’t have to be a struggle, though! I love to help students feel confident using their camera and learn how to “think like a photographer” so they can take beautiful photos too.
My friends and family would say that I love to take pictures. But I would say that I love helping others take better pictures. Through the assignments, workshops and coaching offered through Lenspiration, I love to see inspiration planted, nurtured, and expressed for the glory of God in the work of other photographers!
You can learn more about me and the mission of Lenspiration at www.lenspiration.com/about.