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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.


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! 

Steam by JeanFan
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Let it rise

Tutorials and Resources
- Forced perspective with bokeh:…
- Bounce lighting:…

Materials and Methods
Nikon D7000 + Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D. Christmas lights in the background for bokeh. SB-600 for bounce lighting against a white wall. 

Additional Comments
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Back to Basics by JeanFan
Back to Basics
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Hello :) It's been awhile...Life gets in the way some times

Tutorials and Resources
- Rule of Thirds:…
- Bounce lighting:…

Materials and Methods
Nikon D7000 + Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di macro lens. SB-600 for bounce lighting. Gerbera daisy. Straw to apply the water drop.

Additional Comments
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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

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chriseastmids Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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 :)
SuirisWhite Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Wonderful photos! :heart:
LoreenaCole Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I love your works!
ptmaster2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Saaally Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014
You have the coolest photos, seriously! <3 love the way you seem to play around with various concepts! great job! (:
ALSO, it's SO nice of you to disclosure how you've done each photo, i bet that's so immensely helpful and inspiring to other photographers, you're awesome! (:
avalanchepark Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
FYI - saw this in Slashdot today and thought of your efforts - thought you might be interested if you are not already well aware of the site
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool thanks for the link :D
IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
awesome galley catching love  you have some really cool ideas Spread the love 
ajaysalanky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Many happy returns of the day!
natthan54 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :party:

Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Happy Birthday!
tocaimacomics Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Interface Designer
happy birthday
ronaldoichi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy Birthday!  congratulations on your photography and very sucess in your PhD
softmist93 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Photographer
Happy birthday! You are very talented!
Ashdancer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   General Artist
Have a happy birthday!
shipain Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbummiesplz:Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too and I  hope you have a wickedly fun and artist daySquee Bounce 
IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday and the Best Wishes! :hug:
brokenbokeh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! \(^_^)/
creativsis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! 
MooseBag Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday Jean,

have an awesome day in middle of all your friends, family and beloved ones,
a healthy, happy, incredible, sunny, glittering, sexy, creative and successful new year of life
and, of course, a lot of presents =D

:party: :cake: :drunk: :sing:
ellycolor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!!! :D Free Birthday Icon 
ahdhan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Selamat ulang tahun~ (bahasa INA)
Happy Birthday~ biar internasional~ yipi yipi yoooo :la:
:iconahdhan: :party:
ShadowMidnightSky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday~~ ^^ :party: :boogie::cake::boogie:
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