Friday, September 29, 2017

Nice Entrance

The Gamecocks enter the field Saturday before the Louisiana Tech game in Columbia. This season marks my 27th season photographing USC sports. Photo by Travis Bell. For more of my sports images, visit 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A Good Time at The Beach

My wife, Beth, has been going to Litchfield Beach since she was born. It's a family tradition for her and I joined in when we got married a few years ago.

Here, we pose Friday night on the dock outside the house where we stayed. Photo by Beth's sister, Haden.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Carolina Sports Vault

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Friday, July 7, 2017

The Muschamp Family

A favorite from creating portraits recently at Coach Muschamp's residence for Gamecocks Athletics.

©2017 Travis Bell Photography

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hunter's 12-Year-Old Portrait

A favorite from my son's 12-year-old portrait session in The Vista in Columbia. He is enjoying playing AAU basketball.

He is so good about these portrait sessions. Doesn't complain about having his picture taken at all. We've done one each year since he's been born.

©Travis Bell Photography

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Making History

This past weekend's assignment took me to Greenville to cover South Carolina's NCAA tournament games. 

Below, head coach Frank Martin, left, and Chris Silva celebrate inside the locker room after beating Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday.

I've never seen a team play defense like the Gamecocks did. They could have beaten anyone in the country. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Clemson Flag on Statehouse Dome

Was asked earlier this week by several Clemson fans to document the their flag on the statehouse dome in downtown Columbia.

Could not believe we got an orange sky.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017


A favorite from a recent session with Tim Tebow shot for ESPN in Charlotte. ©Travis Bell Photography

Thursday, September 15, 2016

ESPN Talent

A favorite promo image from portraits I created for ESPN at their Charlotte studio, including Paul Finebaum, Maria Taylor, Tim Tebow, Laura Rutledge and Marcus Spears. (Photo by Travis Bell/ESPN Images)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Muchamp Family Portrait-Columbia SC Photographer Travis Bell

Earlier this week, I headed over to new Gamecocks football coach Will Muschamp's residence to create his family portrait for the football media guide.

These shoots are done very fast as coaches' schedules are obviously very busy. One of my favorite things about the shoot was how much Coach Muschamp smiled for the portraits.

The family portrait will be released later when the media guide is published. For now, here's one of Coach Muschamp and his wife, Carol.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

South Carolina's Jonah Bride, left, and Rhode Island's Chase Livingstone collide during first-inning action of NCAA regionals in Columbia, S.C. on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

Photo by Travis Bell ©2016

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