Month: February, 2010

Beaufort Goodwill Karate Tournament Photography

February 28, 2010

Goodwill Karate TournamentI have been at the annual Club Karate Goodwill Tournament a few times. This is a very well regarded event that puts the emphasis on fun and sportsmanship. As with any tournaments, there is a winner, and they do get recognition. However, everyone that enters an event gets a trophy.  Not just a small trophy, but a huge 3 foot tall, the parents realize they needed the SUV to bring it home, kind of trophy.

Clubs from all over the Southeastern states come to Beaufort every year. This year, we had competitors as far away as Virginia and New York!  It is a testament to Mr. Elias that year after year, the tournament brings in people from so far away.

This was my first year photographing the tournament – previously I was a participant – and I had a blast. With nine rings going at once, you can’t cover everything. It made me feel like I had ADD, running from ring to ring.

This particular photograph was taken during an intermediate level bout in the 12-13 year old category. Looking at it, I get the impression that the white participant gets lifted in the air by the force of the blow. In reality, that is not what happened. White jumped to tag black with a downward back knuckle on the helmet.  I also like the contrast of the dynamism of the participants with the static pose of the referee in the background.

Congratulation to Mr. Elias for putting on such a great event!

Starving Artist? Get a portrait for free!

February 17, 2010

According to Aermican Style, Beaufort is one of the top arts destination. It has quite a vibrant arts community, but the current economy has taken its toll. The recent demise of Beaufort Performing Arts is but another example of the difficulties facing not ony the “Arts”, but the artists themselves.
As a Beaufort portrait photographer, here is my small contribution to the cause:
If you are involved in the arts, I’m offering to take your portrait.
Simply contact me and we will do a mini portrait session – 15 to 30 minutes. Choose the image you like and you will receive a web-sized image for on-line sharing AND a high-resolution image to make your own prints.  No costs involved.

According to Aermican Style, Beaufort is one of the top arts destination. It has quite a vibrant arts community, but the current economy has taken its toll. The recent demise of Beaufort Performing Arts is but another example of the difficulties facing not ony the “Arts”, but the artists themselves.

As a Beaufort portrait photographer, here is my small contribution to the cause:

If you are involved in the arts, I’m offering to take your portrait.

Simply contact me and we will do a mini portrait session – 15 to 30 minutes. Choose the image you like and you will receive a web-sized image for on-line sharing AND a high-resolution image to make your own prints.  No costs involved.

You can use your portrait as a bio photograph, to send to friends and families or any other non-commercial uses.

A Snowman in Beaufort – Incredible!

February 12, 2010

Beaufort Snowman at NightWe live in Beaufort for a reason. When I left Canada, I thought the low country surely would get me away from snow.  Apparently, I was mistaken. This five and a half foot tall snowman just popped into existence.  The fact there is enough snow to make sure a creature is truly frightening!