Author archives: Chris Smith

  • 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[...]
  • Politics

  • My Dad is a professor of African History and is very well informed on local and world politics. I, on the other hand, tend to shy away from such matters. So I thought it ironic that I ended up covering Senator John Kerry's visit to Charleston in support of Randy Maata's run for Congress. Many tha[...]
  • Diversify Your Portfolio

  • My younger brother is a Financial Advisor and takes excellent care of all our investments. He's always telling us to "diversify your portfolio". So this week, Cami & I decided to do just that! We took a little break and headed to a wonderful little B&B; on the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN. It was[...]
  • First Time for Everything

  • There's always a first time for EVERYTHING! This week I got to photograph the christening of a brand new Oil Tanker for Stena Bulk/Concordia Meritime. I have never done that before. I must say, it was a pretty cool affair. The ship had been built in Sweden and had already completed it's maiden voya[...]
  • Who I Am

  • Earlier this week I attended the annual Professional Photographers of South Carolina convention. It's so much fun to be a part of all the professional associations I belong to. But more than that, it gives me an opportunity to feed that voracious appetite I have for ANYTHING dealing with my craft. S[...]