Saturday, November 30, 2019

High-Flying Act

South Carolina's Shi Smith and Clemson's K'Von Wallace fight for a catch during Saturday's Palmetto Bowl in Columbia. (Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Photographing a Few Legends

Coaches Williams, Krzyzewski, Boeheim and Bennett, photographed for ESPN in Charlotte. (Images by Travis Bell)

I've been photographing these guys away from the basketball court for more than five years and it's been fun to learn about their personalities when they are not coaching.

Coach Williams is personable. He remembers you if he's been around you and he will thank you for what you're doing in a way that reminds me of how people thank each other in the town I grew up in.

Coack K is brilliant. He loves to find out what drives people and he lights up like a ten-year-old when he starts talking about basketball. He once took a call from Kobe Bryant while I was standing beside him and after he hung up began to tell me all about this play that Bryant thought he should run during the Olympics. (Coach K has led several Team USA Basketball squads)

Coach Bennett is sharp as a tack and it's clear he enjoys having a positive influence on his players. He loves to talk about how his players are growing as men and athletes.

I have not been around Boeheim as much as the others but he is for sure...a fierce dude. He's a legend so I had to include him.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

I've Been Everywhere, Man.......

My shoot locations in North Carolina and South Carolina over the last year.

The question "Where are you based?" is one that is being asked less and less by potential clients.

Laptops, the ability to transmit images directly from camera in seconds and lighter, more portable studio gear has changed the photography business for the better.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Wildlife and Nature Photography in The Lowcountry with Eric Horan

If you're looking for a great adventure on the South Carolina coast, take look at Eric Horan's Photo Safaris.

Eric not only is an amazing outdoor photographer but also knows so much about the area. He's an expert on the habits and locations of all the wildlife in the Beaufort/Hunting Island area.

Here are a few favorites from our journey around Hunting Island and Fripp Island Wednesday morning, including images of dolphins, dunlins, egrets and osprey.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Father and Son

A favorite from photographing Jaime Harrison and his son, "Bean" on Friday in Columbia. So much incredible natural light to take advantage of at this shoot. (Photo by Travis Bell)

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New Portrait - Columbia SC Photographer Travis Bell

Great portrait session with Evelyn. She works for Clemson Governmental Affairs in Columbia.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Rep. Mandy Powers-Norrell - Columbia SC Photographer Travis Bell

A favorite from a recent portrait session with Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell, created at the South Carolina statehouse. (Image by Travis Bell) ©2019 Travis Bell Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Covering the Inaugration

Wednesday's assignment took me over to the statehouse to photograph Gov. Henry McMaster's inauguration. A few favorites below.

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Gov. Beasley, First Lady Rachel Hodges, Gov. Hodges, Gov. Sanford, Gov. Haley and First Gentleman Haley are seen after being introduced.