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23 Jan 2017

Top 10 Pageant Headshot Photographers of 2016

I am happy to say that The Pageant Planet has listed me on their top ten pageant headshot photographers of 2016 compilation. I also appeared on their top ten list of 2014 as well. The post about their headshot photographer choices can be viewed at The Pageant Planet, with a direct link to the article available Here at this link. I am in the number seven slot, and their summary says “John is great at capturing both still and action shots, perfect not […]

24 Aug 2016

Canon Professional Services

Recently, I had the opportunity to put Canon Professional Services to the test. This isn’t necessarily a good thing, since the reason was the shutter in my Canon 6D was going out. I am a CPS Gold Member though, so I was happy to be able to take advantage of their rush service to have my shutter replaced. The shutter in my Canon 6D is rated at approximately 100,000 clicks and I had just a little over 118,000 on it, so that […]

06 Jul 2016
teen portrait honest photography

Honest Photography

Something was asked of me the other day by another photographer who was admiring my photos, and complimenting my style. She asked me “If you had to pick one word to describe your photos, what would it be?” I thought about it, and I think that how I would answer it today is with the word Honest. Yeah, I think I would have to say Clover Storm is Honest Photography. I think maybe I should give a little definition of what […]

26 May 2016
Top five contestants list for an award

American Model & Pageant Magazine Best of the Best Awards

American Model & Pageant Magazine ‘s online webzine recently started publishing their “Best of the Best” awards nominees for various categories related to the fashion and pageant world. I am not the competitive sort, and don’t tend to enter contests or competitions but it is always very nice to know that the folks I have interacted with during the course of my photography work think enough of me to cast a vote which says they think I am great at […]

20 May 2016
hard drives go bad

When Good Hard Drives Go Bad

Hard Drives Go Bad. Hard drives go bad, it is just a simple fact of the technology. It isn’t a matter of if the hard drive will fail, it is a matter of when. In 2015 I purchased a Drobo 5D, so that I could get an easy to use redundant storage solution set up at home for the hundreds of thousands of photos I accumulate in the course of performing my job as photographer both in the studio and […]

07 Sep 2015
shattered tempered glass desktop

Tempered Glass Explosion

A tempered glass explosion. That is the best way I can think of to describe what woke me up in the middle of the night. Wake up to the sound of breaking glass, sweep down the hall with a flashlight in one hand and my pistol in the other, expecting to find someone breaking in. Walk into my home office/editing room and see total chaos. The glass top desk I’ve had for the last 15 years or so decided to spontaneously explode. Wall […]

26 Jan 2015
One of the pageants of 2014 which helped earn my place on the Top 10 Pageant Photographers list

Top 10 Pageant Photographers of 2014

I would like to say thank you to The Pageant Planet for including me in their list of top 10 pageant headshot photographers of 2014, I am listed in the number 8 slot. I work very hard to get the best photos possible both at the pageants themselves, and in the studio. On that list with me are some incredible photographers, and one of the others on the list I am a big fan of and have been for a […]