Accepting the call to go and photograph our church mission trip was an easy decision, but now the hard part of processing everything begins. I made around 2,000 photographs over a two-week period and I feel that there are at least ten different stories to tell within. Jet lag has been taking its toll on my body this week; so for now… please enjoy this beautiful view of the hills of western Uganda.
Hello from Africa! We arrived safe and sound, and are spending two nights in Kampala to adjust to the timezone and prepare for our mission in the western region of Uganda. The food is excellent and the people we meet all have wonderful stories to tell.
I will post updates more often on Instagram and Facebook, so if you’re keen to see the latest and greatest follow me on there. When we can, our church blog will also have updates.
thank you for your prayers,
We somehow find a way to spend every Memorial day on the water, but it usually involves inner-tubes, a couple tasty beverages and floating down a river. That just wouldn’t do here in Charleston…. so we hopped aboard a friend’s sailboat and cruised around the Charleston harbor. Goodtimes!
It has almost been a year since we moved from Atlanta to Charleston; and I can’t really think of a better place to call home. No wonder Charleston has been named one of the top 25 cities in the world, as well as USA’s #1 city for the third year in a row. Pretty much all of these photographs were made within a short bike ride from our home. Charleston is also a pretty fantastic place for a destination wedding. You may purchase any of my fine art prints here: http://proofs.donnanphoto.com/charleston
It is nice to know that timeless photography will never go out of style. I was sharing this image with a potential client today and received compliments on it. Made in 2010, so it’s certainly not what I’d consider old, but the photo trends of today will likely become the photography regrets of tomorrow. Jumping photos, selective color, blacks that are blue, the list could go on and on.
While I may not be innocent from giving in to some fads, we need to be mindful of the images we create, as their value should increase over time. Don’t let a fad get in the way of your photo legacy, or what a client may value more and more every year.
The winter months in the South have been a great time to take care of business; make more personal work, try new gear and techniques, submit album orders, polish up taxes, renew licenses, as well as revamping the website. Whether it’s with the cellphone or the fancy camera, I try to always make pictures and live a life well photographed. If you have a favorite of these I’d love to know in the comments below.
To help combat our severe case of puppy fever, I’ve started to document the dog culture around downtown Charleston. Meeting the dogs is great, but meeting their owners is often the best part (yet sometimes neglected). Here are a few of my favorites (so far), from this ongoing personal project featuring SEWE’s DockDogs and the Battery. I hope you enjoy them.