category: Corporate Photography




Portraits - Arnie the Carny

We've been very busy with a variety of photo shoots and post production computer work of late and I haven't had a change to update the blog.

I was on a corporate photo shoot this morning when I encountered a gentleman with such an interesting face I knew I had to take some time to take his portrait. Arnie, who will turn 80 later this month, introduced himself as "Arnie the Carny" and explained that he was a carnival worker much of his life. The journalist in me enjoyed hearing stories of his experiences.

My corporate client, one of the region's premiere builders, created an award-winning apartment complex for elderly people who have extremely limited income. A great idea and a wonderful facility.

Check back soon for what promises to be a fantastic wedding in Asheville and some bridal portraits we haven't been able to share just yet.

Arnie, who was a carnival woker for much of his life, turns 80 this month

Arnie, who was a carnival woker for much of his life, turns 80 this month





Quail Hollow Championship

The Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte has grown into one of the premier stops on the PGA Tour and I spent last week documenting the event for tournament officials.

With the exception of Saturday when I photographed a beautiful wedding here in Charlotte, I spent most of my waking hours at the south Charlotte golf course.

With Tiger Woods in the field again this year the crowds were large and the weather worked out well with very little rain all week.

I'm glad to be associated with such a top-notch event and it seems no detail is too small as officials pull out all the stops to make the tournament successful.

It was good to catch up with old friends and to see some great golf action.

Be sure to check back later in the week for some images from Kelsey and Connor's wedding.

(A reminder that these images are all copyrighted and are not to be used without permission).

2009 Quail Hollow Championship winner Sean O'Hair receives his trophy
2009 Quail Hollow Championship winner Sean O'Hair receives his trophy

Last year's winner Anthony Kim has some fun early in the week at Quail Hollow
Last year's winner Anthony Kim has some fun early in the week at Quail Hollow
Tiger Woods hits an incredible, unorthodox shot from a bunker in an early round
Tiger Woods hits an incredible, unorthodox shot from a bunker in an early round
Camilo Villegas takes some notes during a practice session
Camilo Villegas takes some notes during a practice session
Phil Mickelson fires his second shot to the par-5 9th hole during an early round
Phil Mickelson fires his second shot to the par-5 9th hole during an early round
Tiger Woods was in a good mood during Wednesday's Pro-Am
Tiger Woods was in a good mood during Wednesday's Pro-Am
Tiger Woods was paired with NFL quarterback Peyton Manning during the Pro-Am
Tiger Woods was paired with NFL quarterback Peyton Manning during the Pro-Am
Carolina Panthers coach John Fox reacts after barely missing a putt during the Pro-
Carolina Panthers coach John Fox reacts after barely missing a putt during the Pro-Am
Young fans work hard to get Padraig Harrington's autograph
Young fans work hard to get Padraig Harrington's autograph
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson hits from a fairway bunker during the Pro-Am
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson hits from a fairway bunker during the Pro-Am
Anthony Kim congratulates playing partner and NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson after Johnson hit a great shot in the Pro-Am
Anthony Kim congratulates playing partner and NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson after Johnson hit a great shot in the Pro-Am
Tiger Woods lines up a putt in an early round
Tiger Woods lines up a putt in an early round
Jim Furyk blasts from a bunker on the 7th hole
Jim Furyk blasts from a bunker on the 7th hole
Furyk's caddie Michael "Fluff" Cowan lines up a putt
Furyk's caddie Michael "Fluff" Cowan lines up a putt
Former Masters champion Zach Johnson was among Quail's impressive field
Former Masters champion Zach Johnson was among Quail's impressive field
It's easy to find Tiger on the course - look for the crowds
It's easy to find Tiger on the course - look for the crowds
Tiger donned his Sunday red for the final round
Tiger donned his Sunday red for the final round
Tiger blasts from a bunker on the 5th hold during the final round
Tiger blasts from a bunker on the 5th hold during the final round
Tiger, who had trouble keeping his drives in the fairway Sunday, waits to putt
Tiger, who had trouble keeping his drives in the fairway Sunday, waits to putt
Sean O'Hair tees off on the 4th hole on his way to victory
Sean O'Hair tees off on the 4th hole on his way to victory
Funny moment at the 17th hole when Danny Lee's drive landed in this lady's chair. He got a free drop and the woman got a souvenir
Funny moment at the 17th hole when Danny Lee's drive landed in this lady's chair. He got a free drop and the woman got a souvenir
What does it look like when the golfers walk up to the 18th hole at Quail Hollow?
What does it look like when the golfers walk up to the 18th hole at Quail Hollow?
Sean O'Hair walks up the 18th hole on the way to the biggest win of career.
Sean O'Hair walks up the 18th hole on the way to the biggest win of career.




Quail Hollow Championship - Golf Course Photography

My father passed along a passion for the game of golf. Not any great skill mind you, but an appreciation of the game, its traditions and the beauty of its venues.
I've covered several major golf tournaments and photographed some of the best courses in the country.
Once again this year I'll be photographing for the Quail Hollow Championship.
As part of that coverage I try to get out in early April to get photos of the beautiful Quail Hollow layout.
Quail Hollow has a great deal of water which comes into play on several of the holes on the back nine. Given the right weather conditions, an eerie mist rises from the water.
You have to arrive at first light to get the best conditions. I figured the cold temperatures Tuesday night would be ideal. It may have been too cold for the mist, but I did get some nice light as a reward for my early arrival.
I'm looking forward to working with Quail's awesome tournament staff again this year.
April and May are going to be very busy months so make sure to check back soon for some engagement photos and more wedding images.
Water, here surrounding the 14th green, is a big part of Quail Hollow's challenge, and its beauty.

Water, here surrounding the 14th green, is a big part of Quail Hollow's challenge, and its beauty.

Early morning light paints a golden hue on a tree beside the 16th green at Quail Hollow

Early morning light paints a golden hue on a tree beside the 16th green at Quail Hollow

Pretty light illuminates the pin on the 17th green

Pretty light illuminates the pin on the 17th green

The imposing 17th hole at Quail Hollow requires a precise tee shot or you'll be taking a swim

The imposing 17th hole at Quail Hollow requires a precise tee shot or you'll be taking a swim





Change of Pace: Behind the Scenes at Joe Gibbs Racing

It's always fun to look behind the scenes, and I got an interesting opportunity to work with the advertising agency MadGENIUS Inc. this week documenting work they are doing with the new NASCAR Cup Series Farm Bureau Insurance race team at Joe Gibbs Racing.
Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls while coaching the Washington Redskins and three Cup Series championships with his race teams, is an incredibly accomplished and inspirational leader. He is also a man of great faith and he leads by example.
I always appreciate working with pros and they were plentiful on this shoot - the Gibbs people, the MadGENIUS group, the film crew from Eyevox Film & Video Production and the Farm Bureau Insurance executives.
It will be fun following the Farm Bureau Insurance car's progress as it makes its first foray into the Cup Series this season.
NASCAR race team owner and former NFL Coach Joe Gibbs, left, chats with Farm Bureau Insurance executives Tommy Doolittle, center, and Buddy Trosclair prior to filiming a commercial this week

With MadGENIUS creative dirctor Eric Hughes, left, looking on, NASCAR race team owner and former NFL Coach Joe Gibbs chats with Farm Bureau Insurance executives Tommy Doolittle, center, and Buddy Trosclair prior to filming a commercial this week

Jeff Tanner, left, of Eyevox Film & Video Production, gets the camera ready as Eric Hughes, creative director for MadGenius Inc., prepares to interview Gibbs in his office

Jeff Tanner, left, of Eyevox Film & Video Production, gets the camera ready as Eric Hughes, creative director for MadGenius Inc., prepares to interview Gibbs in his office

Gibbs, sporting one of his three Super Bowl rings, studies a script for a radio spot

Gibbs, sporting one of his three Super Bowl rings, studies a script for a radio spot

Gibbs on screen during filming

Gibbs on screen during filming

Gibbs makes his way through the Huntersville shop of his race team

Gibbs makes his way through his Huntersville race team's shop

The crew films in the race shop

The crew films in the race shop

Gibbs talks with members of one of his race teams

Gibbs talks with members of one of his race teams

Makeup artist Crystal touches up the shiny dome of jackman Nate Boens as they prepare for filming

Makeup artist Crystal touches up the shiny dome of jackman Nate Boens as they prepare for filming

Tanner is a study in concentration during filming

Tanner is a study in concentration during filming

Gibbs directs traffic during the shoot

Gibbs directs traffic during the shoot

Gibbs jokes with Farm Bureau execs Trosclair and Doolittle

Gibbs jokes with Farm Bureau execs Trosclair and Doolittle

Gibbs, whose teams has won 3 Cup Series chamionships, is filmed walking through his shop

Gibbs, whose teams has won three Cup Series championships, is filmed walking through his shop