About Jon C. Haverstick

Jon Haverstick is an award-winning professional photographer and instructor based in Southern California, specializing in weddings, portraiture, corporate / annual report photography, events, headshots, and special projects. Clients include Mercedes-Benz, Orange County Rescue Mission, Illumination Foundation, LifeTurn Weight Loss, New Horizons Home Health Services, Hope Community Church, Masquer Ministries, Art-A-Fair artisans, Packards International.
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Film Photos from Huntington Beach Civil War Days

Film Photos from Huntington Beach Civil War Days

Seems to be the season for Civil War re-enactment in Southern California!  And this weekend, Huntington Beach Central Park in Orange County, California, was the place to be.  Folks came from all over the country for this annual event. The weekend included concerts by Civil War bands playing period-authentic instruments, mock battles, the Gettysburg address delivered […]

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Civil War Portraits

I met and photographed Howell at a recent Civil War Days event at the Heritage Museum of Orange County.  Howell plays a circa 1870 Lenhart left-handed tuba, and became interested in Civil War re-enactment via an introduction to a group through Tuba Christmas.  I found him with several members of a military band who were warming up when […]

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Photos from the 14th Factory Art Installation

Photos from the 14th Factory Art Installation

Engaging in Art I recently had the opportunity to “participate in” the 14th Factory art installation: a multi-media art and documentary experience by British artist Simon Birch.  The 14th Factory experience takes place in a repurposed bakery in downtown Los Angeles, and involves a series of video, sculpture, painting and performance exhibits. Photography is encouraged, so I took both the Hasselblad […]

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The Falcon Has Landed!  (Working with Film from the Apollo 15 Moon Mission)

The Falcon Has Landed! (Working with Film from the Apollo 15 Moon Mission)

I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found a box of photographic films in his desk drawer.  Turns out the box contained two partial rolls and several cut slides of 70mm film from the 1971 Apollo 15 mission!  What a […]

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New Years Resolution – Update Your Lightroom Metadata Template

New Years Resolution – Update Your Lightroom Metadata Template

Hi Friends.  The start of a new year is a great reminder for many things.  With the celebrations behind us, and hopefully a full photography calendar ahead, now is a good time to update our Adobe Lightroom metadata template!  Here’s how: In Lightroom, from the Metadata menu, choose “Edit Metadata Presets…” If you have a metadata preset that […]

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The Faces of Freedom Project – ArtVenture 2016 – New Veterans Portraits

The Faces of Freedom Project – ArtVenture 2016 – New Veterans Portraits

I had the opportunity to create portraits of a number of veterans and active duty military personnel for The Faces of Freedom Project today at the Costa Mesa ArtVenture event.  Awesome location – and I had a great time chatting with a number of vets. If you had your portrait done today, feel free to download […]

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The Faces of Freedom Project – Orange Field of Valor – New Veterans Portraits

The Faces of Freedom Project – Orange Field of Valor – New Veterans Portraits

I had the opportunity to create portraits of a number of veterans and active duty military personnel for The Faces of Freedom Project this past weekend at the Field of Valor at Handy Park in Orange, CA.  It was a beautiful Fall day – in a gorgeous location, surrounded by a field of 1776 American […]

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The Faces of Freedom Project – New Veterans Portraits

The Faces of Freedom Project – New Veterans Portraits

I had the opportunity to create portraits of a number of veterans and active duty military personnel for The Faces of Freedom Project this past weekend at the Patriots and Paws 2nd Annual Car and Motorcycle Show at Canyon RV Park in Yorba Linda.  It was a beautiful Fall day – in a gorgeous location, […]

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Tom Hiddleston Stopped by the Studio… sort of

Tom Hiddleston Stopped by the Studio… sort of

Hi Friends – Inspired by a recent post by my Photoshop idol, Glyn Dewis, Tom Hiddleston and I spent a little quality time in the studio this week.  And by studio, I mean my dining room table.  And by Tom Hiddleston, I mean the Loki 1/6 scale figure from Hot Toys. But even though it was […]

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Industrial / Manufacturing Commercial Photography – New Website

Industrial / Manufacturing Commercial Photography – New Website

I’m pleased to be able to share one of my favorite recent photography projects now that client’s new website is online.  The company specializes in die casting, so I got to work with molten aluminum, powder coating, and all kinds of really cool machinery.  I loved every minute of it!  The industrial / manufacturing environment is a […]

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