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.