Monday, December 26, 2016

Please come visit me at my downtown Greenville studio. 10 Central Avenue.
www.10centralave.com
Home of my latest commercial photo installation

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

As a Christmas offering to you, mention this blog post and get 10% off any available work hanging in either my Greenville or Greer studios. Valid until December 22nd.

Monday, December 12, 2016

A partial listing of my commercial photo installations for 2016:

1. Foothills Presbyterian Retirement Communities

2. City Range Restaurant

3. Embassy Suites Hotels

4. County Bank Insurance

5. Bank of Travelers Rest

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Here are two scenes from beautiful downtown Greenville.....


If anyone is interested, this is where my  traveling photo booth will be this week:Holiday Fair in Greenville

Click on the above link.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

With my new gallery/studio opening in downtown Greer, thought it prudent to photograph some local scenes.



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great show today at the Taylors Mill Fall Festival. Three shows in four days and I am very grateful for the selling opportunities.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The first image you see upon entering the downtown Embassy Suites Hotel.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The performance stage at my new studio building in downtown Greer. Fun events will be happening here in the future.

While traveling  the backroads of NC, 

I came upon this scene and thought it worthy of a photo.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Please check out my online store:

www.phototrekgallery.com

October Shows

My show schedule for the week of October 17- 23:

20th: Travelers Rest Harvest Market
22nd:  Greenville Saturday Market
23rd:  Taylors Mill Fall Festival
One of my latest framed images. Titled as "Fall in Falls Park"

  20x24 overall size with a hand embellished surface to resemble an oil painting.

Price: 250.00


Photo Tips and Other Goodies

I will soon be using this blog space to offer photographic tips and tutorials.

My first tip:  "If you want the shot, you gotta be there". 

My newest studio in Greer

The Greer Cultural Arts Center is expanding its presence in the downtown area and I have been selected as one of the founding artists in the new facility.

We are located at 100 Davis Avenue, just a short drive from downtown. My studio is #5, first one on the left as you enter the building.

Please come out and attend our first event on November 3rd. Jim Quick and the Coastline Band will be performing outdoors under the trees. Our resident artists will have their studios open for visitors. 

My email is imagesbyblaine@gmail.com if you would like to have more information.

My website and online shop is www.phototrekgallery.com.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Morning thoughts….

Today I have mixed emotions. On one hand, I am so thankful being able to pursue my dream of following my heart's ambition through photography.

On the other hand, I reflect upon the days of having a steady paycheck, benefits, and a retirement plan in place.

Today, as I was outside with my camera  capturing spring color, I noticed so many others busily heading off to jobs knowing a paycheck awaits them at week's end. Yes, I realize many may not be happy or content with their station in life, but a steady income does have merits.

While I still sometimes yearn for the world of a steady paycheck, I am also content knowing that I am doing what I do best... my photography.

Here is one taken on March 26th, 2016, just as spring begins to bloom.

Falls Cottage in downtown, Greenville, South Carolina. My hometown.


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