The Photographer behind "Just SHoot Creative"

About John Makris

The word photograph literally means “writing with light”. You could write a report about a moment, or, you can write a poem about the exact same moment. This exactly is John Makris’ viewpoint on photography. 

Born in 1989, John Makris is a professional photographer based in Athens. He studied I.T. but his love for photography proved a greater influence for his later choices. He is a self-taught photographer and through a lot of study and practice he managed to transform his favorite hobby into his current profession. Needless to say, the many seminars he has attended have contributed considerably to his progress. His biggest source of knowledge and inspiration is his mentor, Jerry Ghionis. John’s great love for wedding photography led him to want to share all his knowledge and influence others too about the art of photography. This is the reason why, since 2017 he himself began teaching and conducting workshops in Greece and overseas.

His main objective, a wedding, the couple, family, man… He believes you cannot succeed in a good shot just because you are alert and quick, or because you are fully trained, or you have the latest gear or simply because you have great imagination. He believes it is the combination of all the above that makes a good shot plus realizing that since you are taking photographs of people, emotions are involved. He is positive that the most important ingredient in the success of a photographer is never ceasing to ‘feed’ his aesthetics through observation, study and making continuous progress.

Having shot many weddings in every nook and cranny of Greece and in many countries overseas, he has come to love wedding photography dearly. He believes it is an extraordinary way to narrate the most beautiful day of a couple’s life together, to contribute in recording the story and offering the couple and their relatives a kind of special heritage.

John Makris has been awarded with a number of photography awards in Greece and on a worldwide level. You can check out his awards HEREHe is a Godox Ambassador in Greece, a Fundy Storyteller and Member of WPPI, SWPP, PWS, Fearless Photographers, OneEyeLand, Wedaward, Wedisson and other Photography Communities. On 2019, John had the privilege to be a Judge on PWS Photography Competition along his mentors, Jerry & Melissa Ghionis and other great photographers.

 
A few words from John Makris' clients

Testimonials

  • Μας χάρισες ζωντανές αναμνήσεις απο τον γάμο μας καθώς το ταλέντο σου είναι ολοφάνερο! Πάντα ευγενικός, διακριτικός, χαμογελαστός! Mας έκανες να ξεπεράσουμε το οποιοδήποτε άγχος και να απολαύσουμε κάθε στιγμή του γάμου μας. Έβγαλες τρομερές φωτογραφίες απο το πάρτυ μας - τις πιο αυθόρμητες εκείνης της ημέρας! Παρέμεινες μέχρι το πρωί εσύ και η συνεργάτης σου και έτσι έχουμε τόσες όμορφες φωτογραφίες απο εκείνη την ημέρα. Είμαστε ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενοι απο την εμπειρία της φωτογράφησης του γάμου μας! Σε ευχαριστούμε πολύ!

    (View Vaggelis & Lina's Photoshoot)
    VAGGELIS & LINA
    VAGGELIS & LINA
  • Θέλαμε να μας μείνει αξέχαστη η ομορφότερη μέρα της ζωής μας και να μπορούμε να την αναβιώνουμε σε κάθε ευκαιρία. Εμπιστευτήκαμε τον Γιάννη Μακρή (Just Shoot Creative) και δικαιωθήκαμε! Απολαυστική η διαδικασία φωτογράφησης όσο και τα αποτελέσματα... Ευχαριστούμε!

    (View Themis & Nina's Photoshoot)
    THEMIS & NINA
    THEMIS & NINA
  • What can we say? It wouldn't be enough! Thank you so much for everything! You made us feel so comfortable with the camera, you helped us with everything! And the pictures: AMAZING!!! We would choose you again and again as our wedding photographer! Perfect work! Thank you John Makris!

    (View Nick & Daniela's Photoshoot)
    NICK & DANIELA
    NICK & DANIELA
  • Υπέροχος άνθρωπος, μοναδικό ταλέντο, μια φοβερή εμπειρία φωτογράφησης με έναν πραγματικό καλλιτέχνη!!

    A great person with a unique talent, a wonderful experience of a photoshoot with a true artist!!

    AGGELOS & ANASTASIA
    AGGELOS & ANASTASIA
  • We had a lot of fun with John as our photographer. The result of the photoshoot was amazing. Now, we have wonderful photos of us, our horses and the landscape. We did not know that we can be so photogenic. Thanks John for your time and we will see you soon again.

    Marios & Sabrina
    Marios & Sabrina