Tuesday, April 13, 2021

UofSC Graduation Portraits

Book your UofSC graduation portrait today! Follow this link for more information. 

APSE Award

Excited to find out today I won in the Sports Feature category of the Associated Press Sports Editors Annual Photo Contest. 

Sports Editors at print and online new sites from around the country submit their favorite images from the previous year to the contest. 

A feature image captures a moment that happens away from the action on the field. 

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA) ©2021



Friday, March 5, 2021

Dinner on The Water

A great egret pulls a meal out of the water while fishing on The Wateree River Friday afternoon. (Photo by Travis Bell)



Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years of Images - Part 1 of 2


20 years ago, I took a leap of faith and launched my photography business, which was exciting and terrifying at the same time. This is Part 1 of 2 of my favorite images from from those 20 years, including Clemson and UofSC athletics, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, ESPN broadcasts, portraits and weddings. 


Celebrating 20 Years of Images - Part 2 of 2

Below is Part 2.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays!

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours!

 -Beth, Hunter and Travis



Tuesday, December 22, 2020

This and That - Columbia SC Photographers Travis Bell

Love the diversity with my job. Sometimes I photograph this, sometimes I photograph that. ©Travis Bell Photography

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Hunley Recovery - Charleston SC

20 years ago today, I photographed The Hunley submarine being recovered out of the Charleston harbor while serving as Gov. Jim Hodges' photographer.

The interesting thing about that day is that the media boat, carrying members of the press, was supposed to be the closest boat to the submarine. That boat can be seen on the right just below the right side of The Hunley. The second-closest boat to the submarine was supposed to be the VIP boat, which I was on with Gov.Hodges.

To put it bluntly, someone goofed. 

The media boat ended up being over 100 yards a way and the VIP boat ended up so close to The Hunley, I could almost reach out and touch it.  

This picture was made with a wide angle lens.There were some upset photographers for sure but they were still able come away with pictures from the recovery. 

Prints are available here. For more of  my images, visit 

Photo by Travis Bell. ©Travis Bell Photography


Friday, May 1, 2020

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Subscribing to my weekly e-mail newsletter places your name into a monthly drawing for a free, 16x20 print from my Clemson, UofSC, Michael Jordan or Historic Lancaster collection. A $70 value. 

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Friday, April 17, 2020

ESPN Documentary - Michael Jordan

Getting psyched for Sunday's ESPN documentary, "Last Dance", about the Chicago Bulls' dominance in the 90's. I photographed the Bulls from '92 through '98 when they played the Hornets in Charlotte. 

Here, Michael Jordan keeps a close eye on David Wesley during Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals in Charlotte on May 8, 1998. Jordan scored 27 and the Bulls won 103-89.  

(Photo by Travis Bell/Copyright) 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020