Author archives: Chris Smith

CB500X Sprocket Swap
  • CB500X Sprocket Swap

  • Last week I swapped out the stock 15-tooth front drive sprocket on my Honda CB500X for a new 16-tooth replacement. The upgrade came at the recommendation of my good friend, fellow CB500X owner, and awesome riding partner, Scott. I couldn't be happier! Check out the video I made on the project.  D[...]
Engineering Projects for Seamon Whiteside
  • Engineering Projects for Seamon Whiteside

  • Over the last few weeks I've had the privilege of photographing a number of amazing engineering and site-design projects for Seamon Whiteside. "SW+ IS A LEADER OF ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS, LOW-IMPACT ADVANCEMENTS IN ENGINEERING AND SITE DESIGN. WE BLEND CIVIL ENGINEERING AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTU[...]
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers

  • Last evening couldn't have been more beautiful! Fall has finally arrived in Charleston. We had a gorgeous sunny day, and a comfortably cool evening for the annual American Board of Criminal Lawyers event. It's always been a pleasure to photograph this event. And this year was no different! Everyt[...]
Headshots for Atlas Executive Consulting
  • Headshots for Atlas Executive Consulting

  • Last week I had the honor and privilege of photographing new headshots for the Atlas Executive Consulting location in Charleston. They had a very specific high-key lighting style, which they wanted me to match from what they were doing at the corporate office in San Diego. Everything came out perfec[...]
Julia's Bridal Portraits
  • Julia's Bridal Portraits

  • Julia & Woods tied the knot yesterday. That means that I can FINALLY share a few favorites from Julia's gorgeous bridal session!!! :-) Several months ago, Julia, her sister, her mom, and her grandmother all met up with me at Middleton Place, where we had received approval to photograph her br[...]
Cocktails for Community
  • Cocktails for Community

  • Every fall, the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors hosts "Cocktails for Cummunity", a fabulous fund raiser to help support the Realtors Housing Opportunities Fund. The RHOF is an endowed fund created by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors supporting non-profit organizations to [...]
Milky Way in the Mountains
  • Milky Way in the Mountains

  • After photographing a beautiful destination in the mountains near Asheville last week, I drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Waterrock Knob overlook. With the high elevation, no light-polution from any cities nearby, and a new moon, the stars of the Milky Way were bright and beautiful!
Lobster Fest for Iron Gate Realty
  • Lobster Fest for Iron Gate Realty

  • For their client-appreciation dinner this year, Renee & Paul at Iron Gate Realty organized a phenomenal Lobster Fest!!! It was held at the Pierce Park Pavilion on Daniel Island.  After photographing portraits of Renee and her brother (and partner in crime), Paul, I set up and did couple's por[...]
Drone Service for Photographers
  • Drone Service for Photographers

  • For many photographers, passing all the FAA Certifications, and meeting the necessary requirements to fly commercially can be a daunting task! Not every photographer has the skill, the time, or the desire to jump through all those hoops. Having passed our Part 107 FAA Certification years ago, we'[...]
Private Event on the USS Yorktown
  • Private Event on the USS Yorktown

  • Last night I had the privilege of photographing a private high-profile event on the U.S.S. Yorktown. For privacy reasons, I'm unable to show any people pictures. But here are some shots of the beautiful setup, orchestrated by Lee and the amazingly talented team at Absolutely Charleston... [...]
Photographing from the Sky
  • Photographing from the Sky

  • Since becoming FAA Certified for commercial drone photography, I haven't had as many opportunities to go flying as I used to.  I can accomplish most of my aerial photography requests with the drone. But last week I had an assignment for Trident Construction that was going to require flying above 400[...]
Welcome to the Team
  • Welcome to the Team

  • I had a fantastic time photographing James yesterday! Hailing from Tennessee, he joins the fantastic team at First Citizens Bank in downtown Charleston. He was such a great guy, with a fantastic sense of humor. Plus he served in the Army! Thank you for your service, James! And welcome to the t[...]