Category: Uncategorized

Fall is family time for photography

I am a photographer here in Charlotte. Everyday I think about photography. As I drive around Charlotte & Rock Hill, I see locations where I wish I could just insert a family, and create a great looking portrait out of what looks like nothing to the naked eye. I guess that’s where the magic of… Read more »

Returning Home – A photographers reflection

Last week I had the pleasure of returning to my Alma Mater,  Middle Tennessee State University for its annual homecoming. This year was doubly special to me because with me being a Charlotte resident, my school was playing the UNC Charlotte 49ers, my hometown college football team.  MTSU, won, by the way!  The second part… Read more »

See Tracks Think Train – Promoting rail safety in Charlotte

This week PPT Photography participated in a railroad crossing blitz here in Charlotte, NC for Operation lifesaver and CSX Railroad.  Since this is National Rail Safety week, there were volunteers at a very busy intersection alerting people of the dangers of driving and even walking near a railroad track.  Each year more than 450 people… Read more »

Room to Bloom with The Mint Museum Auxiliary – Charlotte Event Photography

Each spring, The Mint Museum Auxiliary plans, produces, and hosts the Room to Bloom Celebration, a premiere fundraiser for The Mint Museum. Since its inception over 60 years ago, this effort has contributed over $13.8 million towards The Mint Museum including funds and acquisitions for the Museum’s permanent collection. The Mint Museum Auxiliary continues to… Read more »

Don’t forget your photoshoot manners – Photography tips

One fact is abundantly clear with most photographers in the United States…we love to shoot!  Put a camera in our hands and we get “trigger happy” and are ready to get creative. However, there are a few things that can disrupt our creative juices and ruin our mojo with the quickness; a client that doesn’t… Read more »

Squeeze in a photo session when you are in town – Charlotte photographer

Back during the Christmas holiday a young college student named Carlos reached out to me on Facebook.  Carlos asked a bunch of questions about photography, and about what kinds of equipment he should get for his types of photographic interests.  As usual, I advised Carlos to rent whatever equipment that he was interested in buying,… Read more »

Fashion at A La Mode Seen – Charlotte Fashion Photography

Charlotte Seen is responsible for producing Charlotte’s premier high-end fashion shows and galas/balls. Each year they host four major events; Passport for Fashion, Charlotte Fashion Week, The Seen Ball, and The Fashion Seen Ball. On April 3rd they presented their latest iteration…A La Mode Seen at the Ballantyne Resort.    Year after year attendees rave… Read more »

Standing above the crowds – Charlotte photographer

Fifi steps into the spotlight on this Urban Runway Monday. As I stated previously, anywhere you are can be your stage or your runway to show off or show out – thus the Urban Runway. I was told to arrive at the shoot at 1pm. When I got there, the models had changed out of… Read more »

The potential is there for Concepcion – Charlotte Photographer

There are some days as a photographer in Charlotte where everything goes right.  Exposure, color temperature, location, weather, full batteries, and the perfect subject that brings it all together.  Back in December while out shooting with a buddy, we had an aspiring model come on the set and in front of our lenses.  I could… Read more »

Squeezing out “haute” images in the cold – Charlotte Photographer

This Urban Runway Monday, we bring you Kaylan of Mae Vee models. We shot these on location here in Charlotte at a former military missile plant. The frigid temperatures inside the plant were evenly matched by the outdoor climate. Although we pushed through and shortened our session by a few minutes, we managed to squeeze… Read more »

And now for the things not to do for your photography session

In one of our previous blog posts, we gave you a few suggestions on what works well for your photography session with PPT Photography.  Now we’ll share a few things that a camera would not be crazy about. ~ Avoid light colors that approximate flesh tones, such as beige, tan, peach, pink and yellow. These… Read more »

One smile can create a thousand more

VERB: form one’s features into a pleased, kind, or amused expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth.   I’m just here reflecting on how blessed some of us are, and how sad it is that we don’t fully appreciate what we have. “I was sad because I had no… Read more »

Career day at school with the flying Frotographer

Today I spent some time at an elementary school doing a career fair for around 300 children. I went as a flight attendant….who takes a lot of photos on her trips (imagine that!)….LOL My goal was to show them they can can go, do, and be ANYTHING they want to be. Some came to my… Read more »

Its going down but who’s complaining?

United States domestic production has nearly doubled over the last several years, pushing out oil imports that need to find another home. Saudi, Nigerian and Algerian oil that once was sold in the United States is suddenly competing for Asian markets, and the producers are forced to drop prices. As oil prices fall, and refinery… Read more »

Locks of love from all over the world

If you have ever wondered why people locked their bike lock, combination lock, or pad lock to a fence, just know that it is a worldwide phenomenon.  In Paris it became so popular at the Pont de arts bridge that they all had to be removed. Sweethearts attached their “love locks” to a gate, a… Read more »

The Return of the Boom Bap

You may not be able to tell by looking at me, but I LOVE Hip-Hop!  What is called Hip-Hop these days is rap.  There is a distinct difference between the two; allow me to explain.  Hip-Hop began in the 70’s where a DJ would find the musical breakdown on a record, and with the use… Read more »

It’s been 18 years…Happy birthday Jaena

  Today’s session of the #343project is dedicated to my daughter Jaena. We celebrated her birthday at the Olive Garden restaurant, and had a great time with her friends and family. So today’s shoot was fairly easy, since I just had to bring the camera to cover such a momentous event. So here is my… Read more »

This first drink is on me

Hi and welcome to my first posting of the #343project. Since I am also celebrating my birthday today, I figured this first round would be on me.  Take your pick, as there are many flavors to choose from.  Start off wih a bacon flavored soda, or maybe celery? The choice is yours, i’ve got this… Read more »

Explaining my new undertaking #343 project

In 2015 I embarked on a year long project where every evening around 11:30, I would post a thought provoking message.  These messages were intended to be something positive in this negative world.  In viewing Facebook, and the news, I decided that something uplifting needed to be said.   Since, I come from a small… Read more »