Author archives: Chris Smith

  • My Best Friend

  • Katie & Steven tied the knot yesterday in a BEAUTIFUL evening service at Christ Episcopal Church. While hanging out with Katie and her gorgeous bridesmaids before the service (I know I have SUCH a ROUGH JOB), I was truly taken by a comment she made. "I'm marrying my BEST FRIEND!". Doesn't that just [...]
  • Magic Hour

  • My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE time of day to photograph is during what's known as "Magic Hour". This is the last hour of daylight before sunset. The quality of light at this time is soft and beautiful - which is PERFECT for portraits. But this is also a transition time. The sun is setting, the moon is rising[...]
  • Healthy Living

  • Happy New Year! I actually photographed this cover for the Charleston Regional Business Journal in the fall of 2006. (That's Holly Fisher's husband with one of their beautiful labs. Holly is one of the many wonderful people I have the privilege of working with at the CRBJ.) But 2007 is here and [...]
  • Recharging Batteries

  • After a very exciting and successful year, Cami & I FINALLY took a little break. I lovingly call Cami "my little travel agent" because she always finds these neat trips to take and places for us to visit. This one was no different! We took a cruise that actually left from right here in Charleston! H[...]
  • Holiday Magic

  • Larry Lipov, president of Pearlstine Distributors, was so pleased with the photography we provided at his son's Bar Mitzvah last month, that he asked us to cover another big event for him! He had worked and worked to book the famous Budweiser Clydesdale Horses to come to Charleston this year. While [...]
  • Season's Greetings

  • The Christmas Season is almost here! Each December, Cami, Henry, and I try to get a nice photo taken that we can share with family and friends. (You can take a look at last year's, here.) This time we decided to do an "Old Charleston" scene. We asked our good friend, Gary Coleman, to photograph it f[...]
  • AVP Volleyball

  • Today, I was invited by Mike Saia, Media Director of the Family Circle Cup, to get exclusive coverage of a major press conference at their facility. The AVP Professional Beach Volleyball Tour announced that Charleston would be the LATEST addition to the circuit. That's PRETTY COOL!!! Mayor Joe Riley[...]
  • Healthcare Heroes

  • Many thanks to my good friend and fellow photographer, Gary Coleman. Since he was unable to photograph the annual Healthcare Heroes Banquet for the Charleston Regional Business Journal, he passed the assignment on to me. I've worked with the CRBJ on many projects before, but this was probably one of[...]
  • It's a Personal Thing

  • One question I get a lot is "since photography is your profession, what do you do for a hobby?" Well...PHOTOGRPHY...what else?!? :-) On my day off or when I get all my work caught up and I have a couple extra hours to go "play", I often grab my camera and find something to photograph for FUN! This p[...]
  • Window Light

  • The term Photography comes from the Greek words photos (light) and graphos (drawing). So we often hear this art form described as "drawing with light". There are a number of ways to light a subject to create an image. One of my favorites is through the use of window light. This type of lighting was [...]
  • It's Game Time

  • This weekend I had a fun time with our Greenscreen Technology at Winn's Bar Mitzvah. Winn is the son of Larry Lipov, president of Pearlstine Distributors, Inc. So you can believe this was a "pull-out-all-the-stops" party! Held at their huge distribution center on Daniel Island, the theme of the part[...]
  • Class Reunion

  • As many of you know, I grew up in Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo). This is the large country in central Africa, which you may be aware of through such movies as "Gorillas in the Mist" and books like "The Heart of Darkness". My parents were missionaries for International Ministr[...]