I’m Jake Thomas Shaw, The Host of Radio Reality City. I write poetry, stories, journalistic content, and a bunch of other stuff. Never enough to write about!
Aside from written content, I also do digital arts; namely photography. Currently shooting with a Sony Alpha 6300. Certified in Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus digital imaging, but specializing in Canon and Sony products of my own volition.
My a6300 is outfitted with a Smallrig cage and a Peak Design camera clip set.
You’ll see me shoot with my standard kit lens a lot (18-135mm, f/3.5-5.6, OSS and IS), but I’ve also got the Helios 44-2 and Helios 40-2 (both primes), and a Samyang 100-500mm f/5.6 super telephoto.
As far as imagery goes, I also have a hand in graphic design and other digital arts. Currently using GIMP, formerly using Google’s now-unsupported program Picasa 3. It’s a shame that program went away.
I am the pilot of the Reality City Monarch, a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone, and the Reality City Moth, a Tiny Whoop Beta 65s. Currently pursuing my sUAS certification to fly commercially.
If you’re in the Tacoma and Olympia areas, you might catch me at poetry slam events! Or just walking around the streets with camera in hand, and among friends.
I am currently allowed to use music by the artists Kauf (kaufaudio.com), Tape (tape.se), and Tycho (https://ghostly.com/artists/tycho), so long as the use of them isn’t monetized and the artists are given proper credits where they appear in my productions. I genuinely enjoy the music, and I highly recommend you check them all out!
Aside from all of that, all of the assets on here are original works by yours truly. I will allow fair use usage of my work, provided you get permission first by emailing me at the address listed below.
If you’re looking for a photographer in the south Puget Sound, I’m your man, willing to drive as far as Ellensberg or Bellingham for a shoot. If you like what you’ve seen of my work and think you want to get some photos done, please email me at:
My rate for a full-day shoot, no matter the content, is $200. That will get you nearly 1,000 photos, and 5% of those edited. Further specifications on your part are also more than allowed, and please include that in your email. The longer the shoot, the more I will charge, which includes editing.
(Coming soon, drone-pilot-for-hire!)
If you’d also just like to get in touch with me for any other reason, use this form below!