Friday, August 29, 2008

Grand Landscapes Collection opening

A photo from last nights private reception for both Amy Thornton and myself, at the Art Emporium.
Amy was showing her fine art Equine photographs and I was showing fine art landscapes.
We had a large turnout, made new friends ( and hopefully collectors!)
The show will be on display until the end of September and is located on the corner of Quarrier and Hale Streets in downtown Charleston.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shun Kaji Chef Knife

These two blades were created in Japan by folding steel into steel. They are incredibly sharp! ( no blood was shed in the photography of these pieces...)
The top photo with the damascus pattern is destined as a presentation to a local well known chef here in "the valley" who will be opening a new restaurant soon- I can't give names since they haven't gotten it yet! ( so, Shhhhh!)
Thanks to Vince and Rick for making this shoot happen!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Charleston Photowalk Winner!!!

Better Days
Originally uploaded by capn madd matt
Congratulations goes to Capn Mad Matt for his winning photograph "better Days"
He will recieve a copy of Scott Kelbys new book "The Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers" !
Matt says:
I had a fun morning meeting and walking through the streets of Charleston, West Virginia for Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk. We were 50 strong and the only WV city representing...there were over 7000 worldwide participants. You can see some the photos from the day here.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Same city ; Different view.....

WOW! I am blown away by the creativity shown by my Worldwide Photowalk group here in Charleston WV!
I've tried not to look too much since I have to pick a winner for Scott Kelby's new book "The Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers" , but as I allow members to post their images to the site ( I'm the moderator of the group, as well as the citywalk leader ) I can't help but be pulled in and have a look at some really striking photos!
If you have a few moments- why don't you take a look!
Anyone can look at our work, but only members can post

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Worldwide Photowalk- Charleston WV Group

Well, the WorldWide Photowalk in Charleston WV is over- What a day!
the Newspaper article that ran in the Daily Mail came out the day before the walk ( the interview happened two weeks ago) and we had more than 50 "Photowalkers" show up. Everyone was in great spirits and no one seemed to mind the "xtras". ( I was happy to see how HUGE the walk was going to be in town...)
ANyway- we all posed for this group shot before we got started ( Thanks to Traci higginbotham for the photo- I'm in the front row in the Orange shirt and hat)
I want to thank everyone who came out- I've gotten lots of comments about how everyone enjoyed themselves and had a good time, everyone came away with a new appreciation of our fair city, there are a few people starting up local photowalks in THEIR neighborhoods now, etc....
I have to say- This was a resounding success!
And just a reminder to all the registered Charleston Photowalk participants- you must upload your photos to the Charleston photowalk flickr page by midnight on Tuesday, August 26th 2008 to be considered for both the city and grand prizes.
See you there!!!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Worldwide Photowalk Newspaper Article

Just got todays "Daily Mail" here in Charleston WV; and the interview I did Two weeks ago showed up today!
This Worldwide Photowalk event is going to be AWSOME!
Charleston WV is full, which makes me happy to know there is so much interest in the photography community around here!
Here, take a look:
Charleston Daily Mail

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Long lost brother........

.........Or kindred spirit?
You guys have to check out this Blog/article. Pixelated Image by David duChemin.
I ran across him when I was writing some articles for the Lexar media site- enjoyed his stuff when he "joined up"with Lexar and have kept an eye on him from there.
If you've ever looked up to a photographer and wondered "what's their secret?" the truth is- there is no secret- just passion for what you do above all else ( well, ALMOST all and family should be in there somewhere....) but you get the idea!
ANYWAY; Davids blog is right on target with how I feel about it- so read more here.

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The Worldwide Photowalk is almost here!

Hey Gang- The Scott Kelby Worldwide photowalk is almost here- if you haven't signed up, here's the link:
Just pick a city near you- and!
I've been interviewed on V100 radio last week, did an interview for the Charleston Daily Mail ( should be out this week...) I gotta say, there is a lot of interest around town as to what we'll be up to- and what we'll come up with........
I've been downtown scouting some spots for the walk that I'm sure you are gonna love to photograph!
I'll be contacting everyone who signed up for the walk via email prior to this Sat. , sort of a "last minute" call to the troops-
Can't wait to see everybody there!

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Scott kelby's Worldwide Photowalk: Charleston WV

I've got some exciting news about an upcoming event happening on August 23rd called "Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk!

For two hours, along with 117 other cities ( I think that was the last total) all around the globe, photographers will be gathering for Two hours to take photographs of their respective "home towns".

Whether you're a professional, amatuer, or hobbiest- everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. The point of all this is just to have fun!

I will be hosting the WWPW for the Charleston WV area. If you'd like to join me, here is the link to sign up ( yes, you have to sign up-sapce is limited to just 50 people!- and it's FREE!)
All the information on the event and more are just a click away....
Hope to see you there

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