I am a professional landscape photographer and storm photographer/spotter/chaser 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). Besides shooting landscapes, I also 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 and see something not quite right, I will urge you to drop me a note. Your critique will help as an energy boost.

I hope you enjoy my photography. Thanks

71 Responses

  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.


    • 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. Hi John, we would love to feature you on our blog. Please stop by and let us know if you’re interested- thanks!

  3. 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.

    AKA: The Dimwit

    • Thanks Chris. I love reading your stuff. Keep up the outstanding work. And Cheers to you too

  4. I like your photos John and your website.

  5. Great pics! Really enjoy and take lots of weather images, specially living in Oklahoma. Keep up the good work!

  6. 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.

    • 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.

  7. Amazing photos. Thanks for stopping by our blog

  8. Très touché et intéressé par l’ensemble de votre projet original !…
    Merci de suivre mon site …

  9. John! We awarded you a nomination for the Sunshine Award!!! Congratulations!! Keep up the great work and thank you for all of your love!

    Check here: http://spiritbath.com/2014/01/15/spiritbath-has-been-nominated-twice-for-the-sunshine-award-and-once-for-blog-of-the-year/


  10. Hi there John,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for following. Your support is greatly appreciated, Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂


  11. Brilliant Blog,nice to find You ,it was a pleasure to be here,Regards from Poland,EM

    • 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

  12. Rachael Charmley

    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.

    • 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.

  13. Amical bonjour du vieux continent

  14. Beautiful images. Shooting with a canon? I was torn between Canon and Nikon. However, I just shoot for fun but happy I purchased a DSLR.

  15. Hi joan,

    Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog! I appreciate it very much. 🙂

  16. Hello John, thanks so much for the follow on my blog! It has led me to your most interesting blog and I will enjoy reading your posts and seeing your photography. 🙂

  17. I find your “work” amazing…

  18. Thanks for visiting. Nice site and wonderful photos.

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  20. I love your 365 project, you have published wonderful shots ! I look forward seeing more from you !

  21. You have an interesting blog.

  22. my goodness, your work is so impressive!

  23. I do like your photography, and your music!

  24. Always enjoy your work!

  25. Howdy! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! If you would like to see the nomination and participate, you can check it out here. http://unchainedemporium.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/one-lovely-blog-nomination/

  26. Hello there! I just wanted to say that you have an incredible blog, and that I find your content insightful, refreshing, and apt!

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