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All images on this website are copyright protected and cannot be used without permission. Samples of my photography, and/or samples from shoots I produced, storyboards, digital illustrations, etc are copyright of the respective copyright holders.


EMAIL        Phone: (704) 451-7572

I’ve had the great fortune to work for highly innovative companies. Visionary and consistently ahead of their time. Continuing in that vein, I am interested in working with people who understand the importance of integrity, collaboration, creative exploration and exploring new paradigms in business & thought.  I am based in Charlotte, NC, but always interested in travel.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Environmental Portraits, Aerial & Landscape Photography.

  • SHOOT PRODUCER:  Art direction, Storyboarding, Content Planning , Market Research, Talent Casting, Location Scouting, Organizational, Logistical, Expenses. 

  • PHOTO EDITING:  Curation of Photo Collections; Photo Digital Compositing; Image Research; Retouching and Color-Correction of High-Resolution Photography.

DAVID HOLT'S STATE OF MUSIC    (September 2017-Present)

  • FIELD PRODUCER (Season 3 & 4):  Location Scouting, Location Manager, Logistics & Organization for Season 3 episodes of the national PBS show 'David Holt's State of Music'.

AERIAL FILMWORKS  |  GEO1    (2010-July 2017)

Aerial Filmworks evolved out of Ron Chapple Photography when the stock photography business model was changing dramatically.  At Aerial Filmworks, I expanded my skills greatly with aerial, time-lapse and panoramic photography, digital mapping, an interactive project with the Grand Canyon National Park, and a documentary project for the Badlands National Park. GEO1 is an offshoot of Aerial Filmworks (started in 2014) which deals primarily with electrical and pipeline aerial surveys.  

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Landscape, aerial, time-lapse and electrical survey projects.

  • DIGITAL MAPPING:  Analyzing client data for job quotes, and preparation for use in GEO+ camera overlay. Converting and editing

    camera GPS metadata for video editing and client deliverables.

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Geo1 Survey projects):  Flight logistics, digital asset management, ground support, directing crew in

    helicopter for complicated survey work, editing photographs, and exporting RED 6K frames for client deliverables.

  • Oversaw development of interactive moving map synchronized with video.

  • Social Media management.

  • FootageQuest.com: Assisted with planning & development of FootageQuest stock footage website.


Ron Chapple Photography has been a world leader in commercial stock photography for 25+ years. Working at RCP, I’ve gained excellent knowledge and experience in virtually every aspect of the business, from retouching and digital illustration, to photographing and producing large scale shoots. 

  • SHOOT PRODUCER:  Art direction, storyboarding, content planning , market research, talent casting, location scouting, expenses.      Shoot Production Examples

  • SENIOR PHOTO EDITOR:  Edited 17,000+ stock image collection (Iofoto). Managed 40+ worldwide distributors.

     Iofoto collection on Shutterstock

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Commercial Lifestyle Stock.

  • Digital Photo Compositing, retouching and color-correction of high-resolution photography.

  • DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT:  Cataloging, backup, file naming protocol, keywording and metadata of media.

  • Thinkstock.com:  Assisted with planning & development of Thinkstock stock imagery website (now Getty owned).

  • Managed team of color correctors & retouchers.


GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK:  Accessibility Project   (2008-2009)

Photography & mapping for Grand Canyon National Park accessibility project. Shot panoramic photographs hiking from the North to the South Rim, and created a Google Earth interactive tour map and video for the park.   Narrated Google Earth Tour

'BEAUTIFUL BADLANDS'  Documentary   (2012-2013)

Director of Photography & Time-Lapse Photographer for Badlands National Park Visitors Center documentary. Project currently in post-production.   'BEAUTIFUL BADLANDS' Trailer


Collaboration with contemporary dance company Baran Dance, and musical duo Bless These Sounds Under the City.  Created multimedia presentation (photographs and footage) for the 1-hour performance, along with excerpts presented at TEDx Charlotte and Pecha Kucha Charlotte.  Excerpt:  Drunken Rose   |    Excerpt:  Too Much Everyone


Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Earth, Global Mapper, Cumulus, Expressions Media / Media Pro (Digital Asset Management), Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Wordpress, WIX, Basic HTML. 


Appalachian State University: Liberal Arts Studies

Randolph Community College :  Commercial Photography: Associate in Applied Science Degree