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and how to take these types of photos yourself

You can find all the information regarding the tools and equipment I used to achieve each photo along with general explanations on the photo setup and post-editing process in the Artist's Comments of each deviation. Photography tutorials and resources are also available on my website JFotography. And if you're still confused as to how I achieved each photo even after reading through my Artist's Comments and tutorials, feel free to contact me on dA or on Facebook. Though in most cases you will be able to answer your own questions with a bit of Googling.


Video with better audio haha:


In case anyone is interested in what I sound like in real life, check out the video in cuSTEMized's new Kickstarter campaign:…

For those who don't know, a group of friends and I recently launched cuSTEMized as a not-for-profit initiative to help girls envision themselves in STEM careers. We're currently seeking to raise funds through Kickstarter to implement a website that will allow parents to customize our book __'s Little Book of Big Dreams to have their daughter's name and general appearance.

If you could contribute a dollar, link to the Kickstarter campaign on your FB, ask potentially interested friends or family to donate, or anything, that'd be really great! All donors will be acknowledged on the final website. There are lots of other redeemable prizes too! Check it out!

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Photography is a serious hobby for me.

Outside of photography, I am currently pursuing my PhD at Harvard in bioinformatics, an interdisciplinary subject that combines computer science and biomedical engineering – both considered STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. I am the only girl in my program this year. Unfortunately, the lack of girls in STEM is not limited to my program; boys still largely outnumber girls in nearly all STEM fields, particularly in the United States:

According to the US Department of Commerce, girls (women, females, Homo sapiens with two X chromosomes) remain vastly underrepresented in STEM fields. Despite filling nearly half of all jobs in the US, girls hold less than 25% of STEM jobs. And despite the rising number of girls pursuing college degrees, girls hold a disproportionately low share of STEM degrees. The problem is multifold but studies suggest that it may start as early as grade school: girls are rarely encouraged to pursue STEM subjects or to envision themselves with STEM careers. Indeed, a recent study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology found that women are more likely to drop out of STEM fields because they lack a "self-concept" of themselves as scientists – they could not picture themselves in STEM!

Recently, I, along with a few friends, launched cuSTEMized, a not-for-profit initiative to help girls envision themselves in STEM and to encourage them to pursue STEM using customized education and outreach.

Our upcoming picture book makes your daughter (or niece, or you, or whoever) the hero of her own story in which she dreams of herself grown up in various STEM careers. A website will allow you to customize the book to have her name and general appearance with the help of avatars. You can then download the book (for free!) as a PDF and print it out yourself or contribute a donation to cover the costs of having the book printed and shipped.

Please support cuSTEMized and keep up with developments on Facebook:

Most importantly, talk to the little girls in your life and encourage them to consider STEM!



Jean Fan
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States

in case you're curious

My name is Jean. I am a self taught dilettante, specializing in conceptual photography. Although seeking formal training as a scientist, engineer and mathematician, I pursue photography as a serious hobby. Along with photography, I enjoy teaching, rambling, and conducting super biased polls.

I'm currently busy with work and school so I'm unable to reply to comments and thank everyone individually. My Artist's Comments and my FAQs below will most likely answer a majority of your questions. I'm a bit more active on my Facebook if you would like to ask questions or chat there.

Thanks for looking!
Licenza Creative Commons
i <3 open source


cuSTEMized - agronomist by JeanFan
cuSTEMized - agronomist
As some of you know, photography is my hobby. Life has a way of getting in the way of hobbies so I've been pretty MIA from dA recently. I'm working hard at school, studying bioinformatics, and on the side, I run a non-profit called cuSTEMized ( that encourages young girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

At, you can make your special girl the hero of her own personalized book where she learns about how STEM can change the world. You can download the ebook for free and print it out yourself or have us a professionally print a book for you.

This is an ad I made as a part of our summer outreach campaign. The beautiful stock photo is courtesy of…. We have other talented designers volunteering with us, so I'd love to invite any of you to our cuSTEMized team if you are interested in creating designs that encourage young girls in STEM. Feel free to reach me on the cuSTEMized facebook page (
In Love with STEM
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. cuSTEMized is a non-profit initiative that I started to encourage girls to envision themselves in STEM careers. Visit to make free, personalized STEM-motivational ebooks for the girls in your life. 


First shot at film! Filmed using a Nikon D7000 with a 50mm F1.8 lens. Voice-over recorded using an iPhone. 

Made for the #girlsLoveSTEM challenge: "Film a short video of how you fell in love with STEM. Tweet it using the hashtag #girlsLoveSTEM and Constant Contact will donate $5 to Science Club for Girls)"

Music is House by Johnny Ripper


Heart Happy valentines day! Heart Here's a kiss for you, my love! 


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Rainhaert Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
I love you work
EstefaniaJaquier Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is fantastic! :heart:
Sam-432 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2015  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too 
good-b Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birhdayyyyyyyyyy :)
axelwing Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday! :D
marilisaargentieri Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Bday to you by KmyGraphic

if you're interested in my works write me a mail to:
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Ashdancer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015   General Artist
Have a happy birthday!
shipain Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Airborne Happy Birthday Hug
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Happy Birthday
JapanischJuss Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!
veeraowo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student
Happy B-day!! :D
WillTC Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :party:
hayzy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
 Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.  birthday cake Blower fella (Party)
MenInASuitcase Jean ,I hope you have an amazing day Birthday Glomp emoticon 
BattleRager Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Happy birthday! :clap:
quiroz2 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!
asylumimages Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday, thank you for always being so awesome! :)
coffeenoir Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy-Birthday by KmyGraphic  
salman-khan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
May you always have enough happiness at your life to keep you sweet,
enough trials and errors to keep you strong,
enough success to keep you trying,
enough faith to give you courage and
enough determination to make each day a good day to remember.

Thinking the best for you ... Wish you a Very Happy Birthday Hug
Aheng711 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to you :D
MooseBag Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday Jean,

have an awesome day with all your friends, family and beloved ones,
a healthy, happy, sunny, glittering, sexy, creative and successful new year of life,
and, of course, some well chosen presents.

Enjoy your day and life

Happy dance :happy birthday: Awkward emoticon dance Birthday cake feelin' the groove Guitar Player Cheerleader :shuffelin: I r liek a Merican Idol :sing: Love Drunk Drunk 
augenweide Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
have a nice day !
CarlosAE Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
chriseastmids Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fave ad :D
Blonndie96 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Photographer
You were mentioned here…
ral87 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Photographer
Beautiful :)
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