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15 Years Ago


The much thinner fellow in this picture is smiling because every print in his print case submission earned a merit in print competition at the 1999 Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC) Convention and Trade Show at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Raleigh. Four of these were sent to SEPPA (the regional PPA competition) where they all merited again. This time, each received a Seal of Approval with PPA qualifying Fuller for his PPA Master of Photography degree, a much coveted, but seldom achieved honor among professional photographers. One of these prints made it into the General Collection Book, published by PPA. Fuller was awarded his Master’s Degree at the PPA International Convention in Atlanta, Ga. later that year. The following year, he would be awarded his Photographic Craftsman degree for teaching other photographers and sharing his knowledge of portrait work.


New Gold Award Girl Scouts


Congratulations to these three new Gold Award Girl Scouts. These portraits were created on site at the location of their ceremony with the Girl Scout themed background added later. The sun-burst look is part of the Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest honor. These three young ladies – Maleah Murray, Alexis Carter and Carly High – were the first three we wrote about in The News Reporter. Two more Gold Award recipients – Carly Shaw and Olivia Butler – are coming soon.

Digital Blend of John McNeill Sr.


Several months ago, we created this digital blend of images from the Scouting and military history of 95-year-old John McNeill Sr. Using images we had created over the past 20 years plus images others had taken during WWII and the decades since, we fashioned this blend as part of the honors bestowed on Mr. McNeill by the Whiteville Optimist Club.

Images from Columbus Charter School’s April 17 Semi Formal Dance.

There are hundreds more images. Parents whose students had their portraits made will receive order blanks and a link from the school. It was a pure delight photographing these youngsters. We haven’t photographed proms in several years. It was a lot of fun to be back.

Quinlan’s Football Composite


A digitally blended portrait of SCHS senior quarterback Quinlan Hammond with actual action images from his football games incorporated into the background.

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