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Howell Photographic Arts
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About Me

I got started shooting photos in high school and really enjoyed shooting sports more than anything. Sports are still my favorite subject followed closely by concerts. I reenergized my photography interest in 2009 and have been sharpening my craft ever since. I’ve studied with several fantastic teacher / mentors over the past few years:

Sport Photography
Peter Read Miller of Sports Illustrated
Peter has been working for Sports Illustrated for over 20 years and has over 200 covers to his credit. Needless to say, he knows what makes a good Sports photograph.

Wedding and Portrait Photography
Bob & Dawn Davis
They’ve done work for Eva Longoria, Tyler Perry, Forest Whitaker and Oprah. A great couple and great supporters and mentors.

HDR Photography
Michael James - Digital Coast Photography.
Michael specializes in Real Estate photography, but has a ton of valuable information to share in regards to photography in general and HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography in particular.

David Hobby, the Strobist.
David specializes in small, off camera lights. He has established the Bible for lighting as "the Strobist".

I manage my photos in the Apple and Adobe ecosystems and have attended Photoshop World annually since 2013.

I am registered on

I received my FAA Remote Pilot License in February 2017 and am a licensed drone pilot.

Please explore my photo Portfolios at

A few tidbits.

Name: JR Howell
Occupation: Photographer / Creative Director
Favorite Camera: Olympus OM-1
Favorite Subjects: Sports, Concerts, Panoramas
Personal Motto: “When in doubt, gas it!”

I am constantly learning. In addition to the above I have also attended:

PhotoShop World 2019
PhotoShop World 2018
National Association of Broadcasters 2018
Interdrone 2017
PhotoShop World 2017
PhotoShop World 2016
PhotoShop World 2015
International Virtual Reality Photographers Association - Iceland - 2014

What's in my bag …
In 2019 I switched from Canon equipment to the Olympus OM-D world and couldn't be happier …

Olympus OM-1, TG-6 Action Cam
Go Pro: Hero 11 Black, Hero 10 Black, Hero 9 Black, Hero 8 Black
Canon: G5x mk II

Olympus M.Zuiko PRO line … pretty much all of them.

dii Mavic 3
dji Mavic 2 Pro

Lighting Equipment:
Westcott Strobelite Plus Studio Lights w/ Manfrotto / IFF Studio Rail System
Olympus FL-700WR flash w/ remote commander
Phottix Odin LITE and Juno Li60 Strobes
MagMod MagBox and MagSphere modifiers
Lume Cube 2.0 Lights

Panoramic Equipment:
Nodal Ninja 5 pano head
Nodal Ninja Google Trust Photographer Ultimate R10 pano head
Nodal Ninja Pole with guy wire system
Fanotec Mecha E1/R2 Rotators

Astro Photography
Move Shoot Move Rotator

Editing Software
Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro)
Topaz PhotoAI

JR Howell
Howell Photographic Arts LLC

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