About Me

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I am a professional photographer and storm spotter/photographer in southern Louisiana. I started shooting in 2006, while serving in the United States Air Force, and picked it back up with my first year long project in 2012 after I retired. I am a Certified Basic Skywarn Storm Spotter (2013) and Advanced Skywarn Storm Spotter (2014). I shoot star trails, sunrises/sunsets, timelapse videos, nature (flowers are my favorite), macro, and trick photography.

My Equipment –

I shoot with a Canon 50D. I have three (3) different lenses – 18-55mm kit lens, 28-90mm kit lens, 75-300mm lens. I have a couple of filters, a couple of screw on lenses for the 18-55mm and 28-90mm lenses. I do use a Meade 4 inch telescope for my moon shots. I use a remote release for doing long exposure shots like fire spinning, star trails, and lightning. I have an HP laptop with Windows 8.1. For my post processing, I use Lightroom 4 and Photoshop 5.1. I occasionally use Photomatix Pro for my HDR pictures. I also use the Pixelbender Plugin for Photoshop.

Donations to –

Veteran owned and operated, all of my photography is for sale. Please contact me for pricing and shipping. I donate 10% of all my earnings to the TACP Association as of 01 August 2014.

Interviews –

After my first year long project back in 2012, I was interviewed by Tristan Jud from RAW. Here is the link to the interview.

Readers’ feedback is important to me;  it has guided and shaped my photography tremendously over the past three years.  I want this photo-blog to be a blockbuster. However, if you stumble upon this blog, I will urge you to drop me a note. Your critique will help as an energy boost.

I hope you enjoy my photography. Thanks

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  1. Hi John,

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of your photos. My favorites are storm photos. I used to live in Texas and one of the things I miss most, besides warm summer nights, are thunderstorms.

    Thanks for following my blog.

    Cheers!

    1. Thanks. I appreciate it. I lived in San Angelo, Texas from 2005 to 2008 while I in the Air Force. Storm and night photography are my favorites.

      No problem on the follow. I thank you for following my blog.

  2. Well, hells bells! Here you are, John. Man, I’ve been trying to find you just to say thanks for following along with my madness. I clicked your gravatar-whoozy-ma-whatzit several times the past month or so, but it doesn’t have a link to your site listed there. I’ve been going through my readers this week, getting caught up with who’s who (the dimwit wall of shame?), but it’s taking me a while. Finally, I just did a Google search and Bingo! Here you are.

    So you’re a photographer?! And a fantastic one at that! Well, it’s a relief to finally track you down. It’s been bugging me. As you know, I’ve got strange quirks, and that’s one of them. I like to know who’s who. And here I found ya. A wonderful photographer, and a wonderful human being.

    Well, I gotta get back to it, but I’ve got your site bookmarked and I’ll be going through it some more when I have time. Cheers to you, my virtual, photographer friend.

    Signed,
    Chris
    AKA: The Dimwit

  3. I never seen such incredible storms. Things look so different here in New South Wales. We get storms but more lightning and clear wind, no tornados, though the bushfires are pretty bad. Love your night sky photos too. Thanks for the follow. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your blog.

    1. Thanks. The storms here in southern Louisiana have been pretty intense this year. I just started chasing them so I’ve been able to get more shots than sitting here at my house and waiting for the storms to come to me. We rarely get tornadoes down here but we occasionally get tropical funnel clouds and they don’t touch down. No problem on the follow. Thanks for the follow back.

    1. Thank you very much!! I really appreciate the comment. I really enjoy your work and love it when I get a notification in my email that you posted something. Take care from down here in southern Louisiana

  4. Thanks for the follow, John. I’m hoping to learn from your photography blog. Just bought my first ever SLR and looking forward to playing with it!
    PS. I’m a painter, sometime writer, and musician in rural UK.

    1. Thanks for the follow. I hope my photography can help you out. If you have any questions, ask. You can email me through my contact page if you want to find out anything dealing with photography. If I can’t answer it for you, I will direct you to someone who can (it’ll probably be a YouTube video). Rural UK. Awesome. I’m in rural southern Louisiana. Pleased to meet you.

    1. Yes I shoot Canon. I’ve been shooting with a Canon since I started back in 2006. I love photography. I’ve been shooting everyday since Jan 1st 2012. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

          1. Yep. I sure will. I’ve got some awesome blogger friends and family to help push me.

        1. To get some WordPress blogging tips and to manage my blog. I’ll check your blog out later today when I’ve had some coffee in my system. I’m just waking up. LOL

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