Any one in South Carolina?

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  1. PixelPerfect

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    I'm looking to move to South Carolina after school here in Boston!
    (I HATE SNOW)
    but i need to find out what the photography life is like out there!
    So i thought what better way to find out than to ask some locals?
    :hail: Thanks!
     
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    theres got to be someone?????
     
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    I just left South Carolina. Depends on what part you are going to? I used to live in Charleston, lots to see... beaches, historic downtown. I missed the mountains and nature though. Sure there's nature near, but not the kind I'm used to... I like nature that you don't have to pay to see!
     
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    ha i agree with the not paying for nature idea.
    I grew up on 75 acres!

    I've been hearing charleston is a really good place, a lot of industry
    ( products )

    and a HELL of a lot cheaper than boston ( i pay 1100 for 2 bd nothing incl.)
    and nicer people
    ( can pretty much find that anywhere else )


    mabye its a go for next june:)
     
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    The people in downtown Charleston are so nice! Sometimes North Charleston wasn't like that.... Summerville has great people too. Mt Pleasant is another place to check out. There's several area beaches you can go to, but downtown Charleston, I could take photos there forever, there's always so much in the architecture and the details and so many historic homes and small gardens.
    Beaufort and Hunting Island is nice too. Hunting Island has the only lighthouse in S.C. that you can actually go inside, and up to the top. It's a nice beach too. Edisto is nice too. You got Folly, Isle of Palms, and Kiawah as well. I think they are all nicer and less toursity than Myrtle.
    Oh and don't forget the plantations.... But once again everything costs admission. The most expensive plantation, Middleton... it's 25 dollars a person! The others are around 14 dollars a person. Lots of attractions are priced about that much. Least the beaches are free.
     
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    What about photography Jobs though.
    I want to be able to start out assisting or editing for someone, or even mabye an advertising firm, art stuidos...
    news paper jobs and such
     
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    I don't know, when I was attending school there, EVERYONE wanted those types of jobs. Hard to get unless you know someone. Visual Arts thrive in Charleston, but getting a job in that scene is next to impossible, least from the point of view of my school, and everyone I knew. My teachers had all worked in the business and would tell you that you were dreaming if you thought you could just wake up and get a job like that. You have to be pretty damn good because there's stiff competition, and a LOT of it. Now advertising I'm not as sure of, and the newspaper might have something you could look into. If you can do internships, I know those popped up from time to time as well.

    Once in awhile a job would come up in the newspaper but experience was required. I'd probably just try to talk to everyone you can and create a portfolio and hope for the best. You never know, if you got what it takes you could do it!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    My daughter lives just outside of Charleston and I got on a website with many local photographers that is a great reference with lots of local knowledge. Try this www.scphotogs.com it should be a great help. Keep us informed as I travel to Charleston 2, 3x's a year to shoot.
     

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