Community Beer Co. head brewer Jamie Fulton actually started his career as a culinary student at Le Cordon Bleu in London before returning to the U.S., where he started home brewing and taking classes through the UC Davis program.

Soon after those were completed, he landed an apprenticeship at one of Texas’ oldest brewpubs, Blue Start Brewing Co., where he waited tables and tended bar while learning the brewing process from owner Joey Villareal.

Fulton then decided to take classes at Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, where he graduated in 2004 at the top of his class. Two years later, he opened his own brewery named The Covey Restaurant & Brewery, which won several awards before it closed down and he went to work as a consultant for Newland Systems, Inc., which installed brewery equipment.

In late 2012, Fulton started brewing with Community Beer Co. and has been the head brewer there ever since.

Jamie Fulton

This portrait was taken at Community Beer Co. in Dallas, Texas using a Canon 5D Mark III and a 50mm f/1.2 lens set at f/5. The shutter speed was 1/100 second at ISO 800.

There were three sources of light: ambient light from the brewery itself, natural light from a large open door to the left of Fulton and light from a flash controlled by radio slaves to the top left. The photograph was then converted from RAW in Adobe Lightroom before being adjusted for color, contrast and sharpness using custom actions in Photoshop CC.