Photography . Publishing . Digital Content

  • Portrait and Portfolio (c) 2011 Amberwood Media Group
  • Parkway Colors (c) 2010 Amberwood Media Group
  • Paradise Blues, St. Maarten (c) 2005 Amberwood Media Group
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Digital Impressions

Digital has changed the economics of photography. Good photos are now a commodity, cheap and easy to get. Game over for the photography business?

Not if people still care about their image.

AMBERWOOD is home to the seasoned craftsman, working the details to get everything just right. An image tells a story that clip art can’t. A custom photo is a visual metaphor for your business or your brand. It reflects your energy, values, and life style.

Designing and capturing an image of your best self requires focus, creative energy, enthusiasm and a little hard work. Just like in the old days. But now it can be a whole lot less expensive. Drop me a line. Would love to compare notes.

Chris Jones – Charlotte NC 

AMBERWOOD’s premier Book Release

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Have you been on teams that get stuck? I’ve been there. Especially when important, high stakes problems are on the line. Teams have been stuggling to solve problems since there were problems to solve.

It’s important to get input and ideas from others. But it’s not always easy.

AMBERWOOD brings The DNA of Collaboration to market, to help us better navigate the demands of the 21st century. It’s in depth, and introspective. No quick formulas or sound bites here. Solving the problem of solving problems requires deep insight and reflection. Have a look.

NOW ON AMAZON | ISBN-13 softcover 978-0-9787566-1-1

It’s About Telling Your Story

Portrait and Portfolio (c) 2011 Amberwood Media Group

Portrait and Portfolio (c) 2004-2016 Amberwood Media Group

When I take a picture, I’m asking, “what story are we telling?”

Amberwood has experience shooting commercial and portfolio work, along with casual portrait, travel and tourism. We listen to your objectives, and work hard to get you the best possible results. We are based in Charlotte, and we shoot across the Carolinas evenings and weekends by appointment.

You only get to make one first impression. Make it count.

North Carolina: Guaranteed Photo Ops

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, SE View, (c) 2010 Amberwood Media Group

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, SE View, (c) 2010 Amberwood Media Group

Parkway Colors (c) 2010 Amberwood Media Group

Parkway Colors (c) 2010 Amberwood Media Group

I’ve been shooting in North Carolina for over 20 years, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned .. there’s never a shortage of photo opportunities. Here’s a sampling from some of my favorite destinations statewide .. and there are many ..

Make Every Impression Count

NC Nature Next Door, (c) 2006 Amberwood Media Group

NC Nature Next Door, (c) 2006 Amberwood Media Group

I have been engaged in some aspect of commercial photography for over 10 years, and taking pictures someplace around the world for over 30. I never lose an opportunity to help a client make an impression.

 

Tropical Blues

Paradise Blues, St. Maarten (c) 2005 Amberwood Media Group

Paradise Blues, St. Maarten (c) 2005 Amberwood Media Group

I haven’t been able to travel much of late, but not so long ago I found a little slice of paradise on St. Maarten.  A bit closer to home, I love getting down to Sarasota and Ft. Myers FL.

Watch for a few images from some of our favorite beaches back east ..

Recording Session in Nashville

Music is a central influence when we’re talking new possbilities with digital media. Publishing and marketing are literally transformed.

I’ve always found local, indie music to be downright inspirational, fueling accessible studio sessions, and eye-catching photographic images that are key to establishing awareness, defining the a brand and promoting the faces behind the sounds.

Case in point?

There was a recording session in Nashville a little ways back. Pines of Porter is Courtney Kruckeberg, Corey Jones, Taylor Berryhill, and Derek Cohen.  They’ve been making music in Nashville, and their sound is nothing short of awesome. Stay tuned. Literally.

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Pines of Porter, the Living Room Sessions, (c) 2012 Amberwood Media Group

Pines of Porter, the Living Room Sessions, (c) 2012 Amberwood Media Group