....even more impressive is the quality of these high dynamic range images that live in a dreamy twilight zone somewhere between photography and a David Hockney photo-realistic painting. Joe Farace - Shutterbug Magazine
... nature and steel, seemingly diametrically opposed as subjects, are two of John's sources of inspiration that, for him, seamlessly coexist... Joanne Morris - EasyRiders and V-Twin Magazine
I have been living and breathing HDR Photography since 2007!
Photography has been a passion for over 40 years, since the age of 13 when I taught myself photography, darkroom processing and built my first enlarger with a handsaw, scrap plywood and a light bulb borrowed from the living room.
I had a second awakening with the discovery of the High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging late in 2007 where with a good set of images, the results can be truly spectacular and this has been my workflow for the last 9 years. Beyond just trying to frame a good image, the process is a much more intimate involvement with the creation of art, and a new cycle of creative development continues to evolve for me.
From Nature, to Cars and Bikes my work has been very successful, from being featured as an EasyRiders and V-Twin magazines motorcycle artist for the year to a Top Ten finalist in the Nature Conservancy’s first ever digital photography contest.
Taking pride in, and being able to produce quality images with point and shoot cameras also resulted in my work published along with Trey Ratcliff in Ferrell McCullough’s awesome book "The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Digital Photography" in 2008.
I have been involved in training since 1986 when I was trained by the US Navy in Curriculum Development and Instructional technologies and since then have given live presentations to over 36,000 students. In addition to being a Certified Instructor and Master Training Specialist for the Navy I am also a Federally Certified Law Enforcement Instructor.