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24 Apr 2018
Blooming Star Magnolia.

Spring Finally Arrives

Well is has been a long cold winter in Central Pennsylvania.  Last year my Star Magnolia didn’t bloom because freeze that killed all the blooms.  It almost happened again this year but I did get a 50/50 bloom.  Here  is an image I took yesterday before heading out for my birthday dinner with family and friends.  I am booking for spring and summer portraits so don’t forget to call.

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21 Dec 2017
A dog photograph turned into a watercolor painting.

Dog Photograph to Watercolor Painting

 

Every wanted a custom painting of your dogs or children but can’t afford it.  I can turn any portrait into a watercolor painting.  Feel free to use the contact form for inquires on the process.  Archival printing is a great printing option because there are a variety of high quality textured papers.

21 Jul 2017
Beach Location, Environmental kids portrait.

It’s Hot Family Portrait Special

Family portraits for the price of a single portrait.  This special only lasts until the end of July but your date can be anytime until the end of August.  What you get!  A professional photographer, no time limits or outfit changes, multiple locations, and expert toning and printing.

Get your senior portraits before your childen are back in school.

05 May 2017

Macro Photography-Baby Praying Mantis

I saw my neighbor had taken to some photographs of baby praying mantis.  I contacted her to see if they were still around.  She had tons of them on some hosta plants but they were very small and were constantly moving.  I was unable to use a tripod and couldn’t hold my camera still enough to take a photo.  Of all the image I got one in focus.  The next morning I received a call the pod or whatever you call it was hatching.  I drove over again.  It was amazing!  I had never seen anything like this before.  Hundreds of baby praying mantis crawling out of this cocoon like ball.   The light was overcast and I didn’t have enough depth of field to photograph such a small object.  Luckily, I had a shoot the day before and left my strobes in my car.  Here are a few of the image I shot.

18 Apr 2017

Spring Flowers

Spring flowers will not last long so book your portrait sessions soon.  I have already had a great start to spring, if you have any questions please feel free to contact myself.  Get your senior portraits done now before a long hot summer.

I saw the variety of colors of phlox blooming in a neighbor’s front yard.  I like the simple a-symmetrical balance between the different colors.  Hope you enjoy and spread the word about John Whitehead Images.

05 Apr 2017
Before and after retouched head shot.

Freehead Shot

I am have been redesigning my web page.  I want to do a before and after retouched headshot.  I would prefer a female model since they are bulk of portrait or headshot retouching.  Not all headshot have to be retouched as much as the one above.  You will have your choice of how far I go.  You will have exclusive rights to use the headshot however you prefer.  If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact me here.

30 Mar 2017
Custom designed front of a holiday card.

Custom Cards

Did you know I make custom holiday cards, graduation cards etc.  Check out my new page that shows some of the products I have available for purchase.

If you hire John Whitehead Images to shoot your portrait, I will design the card for free.  All you have to pay for are the cards!  If I don’t have a card you like, I will inquire and make or get something that fits your needs.

The page also has information on the most commonly ordered items.  Not sure what a print wrap is, then check out the new products page for more information.

 

29 Mar 2017
Exploring Life Happily Blog

E.xploring L.ife H.appily Blog

Blogs, SEO and social media are great ways to advertise or express yourself in this day and age.  I teach college photography and 99.9% of all my students lack basic computer knowledge, or any clue of blogs, SEO (search engine optimization) and the use of social media.

I love to make things and started a site called Metal Design.  I make custom furniture, jewelry and a variety of other stuff.  Because I understand blogs and SEO,  I get calls all the time from companies needing metal fabrication.  Some of the work is over my skill set, or I just don’t have the time.  Most work I accept is because it is something I will enjoy.  Metal Design is more of a hobby than a job.  It is something I want to enjoy.  The reason I get so many calls is because my site is the one getting found on searches.  Most metal fabricators in the area do not have a website or know anything about getting found on internet searches.  Just one example of the power of SEO

I photographed someone from India who was working in IT in this country.  I asked him when they start teaching computer programming in school.  He said in 5th grade!  My daughter is in 8th grade and knows nothing about the subject.  However, she can tell you about the war of 1812.  Not sure how that is going to help her in the future.

The real point of this blog is to promote my niece who started her own blog titled, “E.xploring L.ife H.appily”  Personally, I don’t enjoy writing and partly because I am not that great at it.  Take time, click the link and check out Ellie’s blog.

P.S. Backlinks and links within a post to your own blog are great for website analytics.

24 Mar 2017
Candid or Posed Page

Choosing between Candid or Posed

Check out my new page on posed and candid portraits it is part of my portrait information page, that I have been working on.  I am gearing up for spring portraits, so don’t hesitate to book your date.  Spring will not last long!.

Hate those studio senior portraits.   Give me a call and we can work out a location and style that works best for you.

21 Mar 2017
Independent Coal Miners of Pennsylvania

Independent Coal Miners

 

I covered the Independent Coal Miners of Pennsylvania for many years, while I worked as a journalist.  The miners were honest and open and lead to great stories on their struggles with MSHA.  I added a very large gallery of some of the images I took during that time.   Take a look and see what it is like their world underground. It has been a while since I was up in coal country, but most of these mines are not in operation anymore.

Coal Mine Gallery