Thanks for stopping by! As you can see, we’re making some improvements and upgrades on the website. We appreciate your patience as we continue to grow. Feel free to drop my a line if you have any questions.
Sometime soon, I plan to roll out a new layout to my website! I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, but after listening to a podcast on my way up north, I’ve come up with some new idea’s and want to work on implementing them in 2013. So what’s going to be new? Read on to find out!
One of my New Years Resolutions this year will be to post more on the blog. I’ve started a couple (literally 2) of series in the past, but I bet you couldn’t name either one of them. (Give up? They are “Past Their Prime” and “Story Behind the Photo“) To be more specific, I want to post at least 1 blog a week. Hopefully, this will encourage me to get out and take more pictures, which is why I started this in the first place.
Updated Online Proofing/Ordering
I have recently expanded to a new service that will allow you to be able to proof your images from your photoshoot and purchase them much easier than before. Your session will be available in a password protected album online for up to 30 days after upload for you, your family, and friends to review your images and make purchases. I will also be able to have more of my other photos available for purchase online which I hope will be a huge plus for my family.
(Above: Screenshot of the new online ordering gallery)
Facebook Sneak Peeks
Don’t worry, I’m not going away from Facebook Sneak Peeks, especially since social media is such a huge part of today’s society. I will probably only post 3 sneak peeks on Facebook however, BUT there will be a much larger blog post to go with each shoot posted here, in my online home, for you to share with your family and friends.
2012 has been a wonderful for my photography business and I’m hoping to use the success as a spring board into 2013! Once again, a big “Thank You” for all of your support in 2012 and I look forward to working with you in 2013!
Every year after Christmas we head up to Lake Placid, NY for vacation in search for snow! Last year was a bit of a disappointment, but not this year! Here are a few images I was able to grab while my dad and I were out on the cross country ski trails at Paul Smith’s College VIC.
I am looking forward to many more images this week while we’re up here!
(Above: One of the ski trails at the VIC. The view through the woods sure didn’t disappoint!)
(Above: The trail lead us down into a marsh which was nothing short of a winter wonderland, especially with all the snow that was falling.)
(Above: The trail into the marsh had a bridge that gave a wonderful view on both sides.)
(Above: A panorama of one side of the bridge.)
For a while I’ve driven past Yates Mill in Raleigh and have always wanted to explore the area. When I had some free time last week, I grabbed my camera and set out to see what I could find. I recommend checking it out someday if you are in the area and have the time. http://www.yatesmill.org/ I have posted a few of my favorite pictures from that day.
One thing I’ve always enjoyed is reading photographer’s stories behind their images. Therefore I decided to share the story behind one of my favorite images.
When my family and I found time for a vacation, we headed down to Myrtle Beach, SC. When we get away, I always try to find time to go out for sunrise shots. Some of my favorite shots have come from making the sacrifice of sleep, and getting up before the sun. When I first got out to the beach on this particular morning, my lens’ fogged up leaving me wondering if I was ever going to get an image. They finally cleared with plenty of time before the sun peaked out and I was able to start snapping images. As I was looking for other angles and different ways to capture the sunrise, I saw this couple walking down the beach. They were in their own little world, taking advantage of a almost empty beach. My fear was they were going to turn and head up onto the hotel’s boardwalk, but to my delight they kept walking, straight into the sunrise which lead to this image. Just like most images, I was able to capture this image with a little luck, but also with a vision of the beach in the early morning light.
Magnets of this image are available for sale here.
Lake Placid, NY may forever be known as the town where miracles happen. If you haven’t heard of the Men’s Hockey miraculous victory against the Soviet Union in the Winter Olympics of 1980, climb out from under your rock, brush yourself off and go find the movie “Miracle on Ice”. My family and I have been traveling to this small upstate NY village for over 6 years now. We pack the car and head north the day after Christmas every year to enjoy the sights and sounds of history, not to mention the great skiing and local shopping. This year the weather had other plans and I didn’t get to ski, even though my dad and sister did, I chose to spend my last day with my wife and daughter walking around the village trying to capture the Olympic Spirit with each photograph. Below are a few images from today’s trek. Stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as well, you never know where some images may show up. Also remember all landscape/nature images are for sale. So please feel free to email me (Chris@ChrisWinsteadPhotography.com) with any questions.
I was going back through some old pictures from our recent trip to Williamsburg. I know, big surprise. But I came across this image and something about it captivated me.