Monday, November 7, 2011

Charleston National Ad Campaign

Stock images of Doug's are featured in the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
 National Ad Campaign Media Kit

As you probably know, the field of commercial photography is extremely competitive. The Charleston market, although small, is no exception. There is a plethora of highly talented photographers working in the area. Some use Charleston as a base of operation while working in larger markets, like New York City or Atlanta. And since the Charleston metro area was recently ranked the number one brain-gain region in the U.S. over the last decade, fresh talent enters the market yearly.

This is why I am fortunate, very fortunate, that the style and content of my photography has earned a small niche in the Charleston market, primarily selling photo stock of the area. If you have a moment, you can check out a link to my stock photography website in the sidebar of this blog. Today's post illustrates the images selected for use in the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) national ad campaign.

The good news this month for the CVB and the rest of Charleston is that the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's 2011 Reader's Choice Travel Award selected Charleston as the top rated travel destination in the United States. Reasons for the selection included the growth of its nationally recognized restaurants, hotels and resorts, the world renown arts scene (see Spoleto Festival USA), the area's abundant history, the charming ambience of the historic district, and the city's noted Southern hospitality.

I hope you have a chance to visit Charleston one day. Spring (late March - early April) and Fall (October) are the prime times to visit. If you do travel here, you might see me wondering around the city, still searching for that quintessential Charleston shot.


  1. Charleston is a good and very nice place! I wanna go there! :)

  2. I bow at your feet, Doug, seriously! Congratulations for finding your photographic niche. I have a lot to learn from you (if I ever aspire to stock photos!).

  3. A magnificent series which pays tribute in your beautiful city of Charleston

  4. Your photography is stunning so I can see why it was picked. Congratulations.

  5. congratulations, doug! not surprising at all that so many of your images suited the editors. i'd imagine they had a hard time narrowing down which of your images to use. charleston is on our list of places to visit. we almost made it there last spring...maybe this coming...i'll be looking for you when we finally make it there.

  6. wow, congrats!
    i tried stock photography, but didn't work out for me...

  7. Good for Charleston to be eklected as a top destination! The promo materials of the Visitors Bureau are very nice. Of course your beautiful photos, Doug, should be elected for all those guides and brochures!

  8. Congratulations Doug! Your shots give us such a great taste of the unique flavors Charleston has to offer. Fantastic work appropriately rewarded. Cheers!

  9. That looks great man! Hats off to you my friend!

  10. hats off, doug, this is no mean thing for sure! personally, i'm not surprised, of course, that your high-quality photos have gained the recognition they deserve, but as you say, this is despite an ever-stronger competition!! so, sincere congrats and the best wishes for a successful future. likewise, i am not surprised that charleston has been voted number one in the USA. i cannot say i "know" your city, but i have visited and from what i saw i can say it truly is one of the most charming and interesting cities!
    on another note, thank you very much indeed for continuing to visit my site so regularly and for leaving those very encouraging comments! this is very much appreciated ... ;-))

  11. Congratulations Doug! your pics are just outstanding, and of course!!! I hope someday travel to Charleston!!!

  12. cinratulations my friend

  13. Super pictures and sharp.


  14. First off, congrats!!
    If I ever go to Charleston, I'd sure hope to see you (looking for that shot).. :)

  15. CVB could not have a finer photographer. Great city; great photographer!!

  16. Congrats! :^)

    Man, does Midas live in Charleston?
    How come everything glitters like gold? ;o)
    Even your famous pineapple is basking in golden ray!

  17. If I ever get to Charleston I'll make a point of looking for you Doug...and then surreptitiously follow you around, peeking over your shoulder to shoot all of those amazing locations - at the best time of day.

    And it's great to see that the City Fathers have sense enough to realise that not only do you have great shots, but they also convey the love you have for your adopted city. Well done.

  18. Hey, congrats!!!
    Have a nice day.

  19. i'll make sure to add it on my list of places to visit next year.. :) oh, congratulations too! :D

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