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Cross Light

Mastering control over one extra wireless off-camera light-source provides you with so many more creaative options in your arsenal. This is particularly true when working with sunsets and direct sunlight, because you can use the sun as a second lightsource. You could use the sun as your main light source, and use your off-camera flash […]

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A Little Extra Kick!

Having beautiful weather and nice natural sunlight to work with during a photo shoot is great! But to separate your work from everyone else, sometimes you need a little extra kick! I’m always honored when other photographers, graphic designers, and artists hire me to photograph their portraits and weddings. It’s so validating and exciting to […]

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Lightbending at Runnymede Plantation

There’s something about a beautiful red-head that just says “exotic”!!! Red hair only occurs in 1-2% of the human population. It’s caused by a mutation in the MC1R protein, that brings about high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. A few days ago I was looking […]

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First Nikon D7100 Real World Impressions

Since I just received one of the first batch of Nikon D7100 cameras in the country, I thought photographing the Charleston Fashion Week would be the perfect real-world oportunity to run it through it’s paces! (By the way, I can’t say enough good things about the great guys at!  Instead of being a lost number […]

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The Skirmish at Gambles Hotel

I received so many great comments on the photos I did for the recent Civil War Reenactment of The Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel. So I thought I’d share a little BTS info on how a single off-camera flash helped me create some of the images. My friend, Robert (seen in the first two photos) is a hardcore […]

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Adventures in Belize – Beach Photo Shoot

“So tell me a little bit about Hinduism” I asked my new friend, Taira. Perfect strangers are often the easiest people to talk to! They have no pre-conceived notions of who you are or where you’re coming from. You have no agenda to push on them. And neither of you has any cause to be […]

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Adventures in Belize – Caye Caulker

“Oh Chris…you’d get excited about seeing ANY kind of boobies!” I’d just been telling a friend about an island off the coast of Belize, that’s a protected area by the Audubon Society, and has the only viable breeding colony of Red-footed Boobies in the western Caribbean! I’d just exclaimed “That would be so cool to […]

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Adventures in Belize – Tropical Wings

“You made it, Mr. Chris!” he exclaimed as a trudged up the slippery, sloppy hill to the entrance of Tropical Wings. It had been raining. Anhil, the youngster I had befriended on my way past this way the week before, apparently didn’t think I’d make it out of Guatemala alive! I was tired and hungry […]

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Adventures in Belize – El Remate Guatemala

Born to an American father and a Guatemalan mother, Casey was fluent in both English and Spanish. With her high cheekbones, olive skin, and strong features, she fit right in to her role as hostess at Casa de Don David in El Remate. An oasis on the way to/from Tikal where travelers of all races […]

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Adventures in Belize – Tikal in HDR

In the weeks leading up to my trip to Belize & Guatemala, I put a lot of thought into how I was going to capture the ancient mysticism and time-tested fortitued of the Mayan Ruins! For those who have been asking about the technique I came up with, I’m using a combination of processes that […]

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