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Jason Barnette
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Attended Marion Senior High School
Lived in Sugar Grove, VA
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When I visit a destination one of the first things I do, usually at night, is find a place to capture a beautiful skyline or vista photo. But when I thought about doing this in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina it was a little difficult. What do you think of the ones I captured here?

#myrtlebeach #southcarolina #vistas  
I was standing on the roof of a parking garage as lightning flashed across the sky. It probably wasn't the safest thing to do, but it sure was a beautiful
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I wrote this travel story a few months ago, then it became a writing assignment, and now I have updated it with more photos and information. How many of these free things have you done?

#charleston #southcarolina #freethingstodo #travel  
With all the fantastic things to do in Charleston, here is a list of 17 free things to do when your wallet runs thin, or if you just want something different to
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View From the Bridge of the USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, SC

The USS Yorktown aircraft carrier sits less than a mile from the towering Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge in Mt. Pleasant, giving visitors to the WWII floating museum a chance to see views like this. Have you visited the Yorktown during a trip to Charleston, South Carolina?

To view more photos like this, please visit my website at http://bit.ly/1fl12zk
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Fishing in the Snow in Bristol, Tennessee

Well we got snow. Again. I captured this photo about a month ago and thought to myself, "Who's crazier? The guy fishing in the snow or the guy shooting photos of the guy fishing in the snow?"

To view more photos like this, please visit my website at http://bit.ly/1m6hbtw

#fishing #snow #travel  
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5 Hidden Places for a Hike in Northeast Tennessee

I think Spring is finally coming. If you're like me, you have this itch to get outside and do some hiking. I put together a list of 5 Hidden Place for a Hike in Northeast Tennessee. Which one will you take?

http://blog.jasonbarnettephotography.com/2014/03/5-hidden-places-for-a-hike-in-northeast-tennessee/

#tennessee   #hiking   #spring  
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Mountain Shadows at the Big Walker Lookout in Wytheville, Virginia

If you're brave enough (in other words not afraid of heights) you can climb the 100'-tall tower to see some amazing landscapes at the Big Walker Lookout. However, you can also get some pretty amazing views like this from the parking area. Which do you prefer: climbing or sitting?

To view more photos like this, please visit my website at http://bit.ly/1crHR7I

#wythevilleva   #virginia   #mountains  
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New year. New goals. New adventures. But first, how about some resolutions for photographers. Do you feel any of these (or all of these) should be on your list this year?

#newyear #resolutions #photography #photographers  
Every year people write lists of resolutions as part of the New Year celebration. Items on the list include weight loss, change in habits, emotions, social
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I agree/disagree with #10. I provide all my work watermark-free for free under a CC-By-NC, but on the other hand, you can't find anywhere to download printable JPG's as the "free" ones I offer are typically VERY low resolution, suitable only for computer wallpapers. I am quickly discovering what I like doing best as far as #18 goes, though, and working on getting feedback for #19. 

One personal resolution I set in place last year and the year before was one born of my reading onto objectivist philosophy. I used to take shots that I felt other people would like, and keep only those. "What would other people like to look at?" I've found that when I don't shoot according to that, I find much more interesting compositions. Mind you, this doesn't include if I'm out on assignment with a family. This is strictly what I consider my more artistic work. Now, I shoot and edit photos so that I, first, am happy. If other people like it, so much the better. And I'm discovering that I'm not only enjoying photography a LOT more, but I'm turning out better pictures.
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Fishing on a Warm Spring Day in Garden City Beach, South Carolina

Fishing isn't for everyone, but with a view like this I could get used to it! I do believe Spring is finally here. How do you celebrate the warm weather after a cold Winter?

To view more photos like this, please visit my website at http://jasonbarnette.photoshelter.com/gallery/Garden-City-Beach-SC/G0000hK6Pa61E2dc/C0000rlAXEesCLQI
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Fans in the Stands for Pole Qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway

I learned a lot about NASCAR events during my first weekend shooting photos of this sport, including the fact that nearly 3,000 fans will come out to watch the Pole Qualifying on Friday afternoon. Did you attend this year? Did your driver win the pole?

To view more photos like this, please visit my website at http://bit.ly/1hbqQtS
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View From the Top of the 100' Big Walker Lookout in Wytheville, Virginia

From 100' high atop Big Walker Mountain on the Big Walker Lookout, I felt like I was on top of the world. After shooting a few photos at different angles and compositions, changing lenses a few times, I stood in this corner for a good five minutes just taking in the beauty. This place I will visit again.

To view more photos like this, please visit my website at http://bit.ly/1crHR7I

#wytheville #virginia #landscape  
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The Giant Pencil on Main Street in Wytheville, Virginia

Every town has that one iconic photo that makes everyone instantly recognize the location. The giant pencil is most definitely that iconic photo for Wytheville. Have you driven past this thing on Main Street?

To view more photos like this, please visit my website at http://bit.ly/1crHR7I

#wytheville   #virginia   #iconic  
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Beautiful Scenery on the Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway in Bland, Virginia

This past weekend was my first journey along the 16.2-mile Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway. It may be a short byway, but it was one of the beautiful drives in the region past rolling hills, towering mountain ranges, and sites like this one. Have you drive Highway 52 from Wytheville to Bland, Virginia?

To view more photos like this, please visit my website at http://bit.ly/NSeErw

#virginia   #scenicbyway   #landscape  
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Sugar Grove, VA - Pittsburgh, PA - Emerald Isle, NC - Jacksonville, NC - Wilmington, NC - Myrtle Beach, SC
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Travel Photographer based in Abingdon, VA | www.southeasterntraveler.com
Introduction
I am a travel photographer based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This is where I began my career as a travel photographer, but this is not the beginning of the story.

About Me

I give my grandmother the credit for turning me to photographer, something which she is very happy about. Around 2004 she gave me two Pentax K1000 35mm cameras. At first I scoffed at them, shoved them in a box, and told her I wanted digital! A few years later I began shooting as a hobby on B&W film.

That hobby took a serious turn when I joined the photography club at UNC Wilmington my senior year. There I met my mentor who would teach me the intricacies of the photography business, Jamie Moncrief. Jamie worked very hard to teach me how to make a living at photography, to value my work and make it valuable, and how to avoid the pitfalls of "I'm not good enough to charge."

I spent my senior year working as the university's only student photographer. I also spent four months shooting NCAA sports for the athletics department. It was a great time and I learned much.

Soon after leaving UNC Wilmington I moved to Myrtle Beach. It was supposed to be temporary, but turned into something life-changing and long-lasting. I started my website Jason Barnette Photography and started shooting landscapes and nature around The Grand Strand. I then started my photography blog and started writing short stories to go with my photography.

And that's how hit all began. Today, I shoot travel photography throughout the Eastern United States from Virginia and Tennessee through North and South Carolina. My work has been featured internationally in travel and resort magazines.

What I Do

I am available for hire. I love to travel, I have a valid passport, and in fact I eagerly await travel assignments.

In the world of photography I cover a lot. I used to think travel photography was just big, beautiful landscapes. I could not have been more wrong.

Travel I shoot landscapes, portraits of locals and people with happy faces, interiors, food, architecture, and any events that tell the story of travel destinations.

HDR I have recently began experimenting with the richness and beauty of high dynamic range photography. I have found it has a great place in the world of travel photography.

Stars I guess it was the longer winter nights that first got me to realize how peaceful and beautiful it is to shoot photos of the stars. I shoot with a threefold purpose: star fields frozen in time, which I then use to create stunning star trails and time lapse videos.

Time Lapse How did I never know about this passion before? After witnessing the awesomeness of Landscapes: Volume Two by Dustin Farrell I was inspired to begin my own series of time lapse photography videos. I am currently working on Coastal Landscapes: Volume I, The Grand Strand: Volume I, and Light Trails: Volume I.
Bragging rights
Took a flight on the C-130 Hercules "Fat Albert" during an air show and had to strap my camera to my hand so we could both survive pulling 2.5 G's while flying 300MPH.
Education
  • Marion Senior High School
    1995 - 1999
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    2006 - 2010
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