Charles Pike

Charles Pike

Lives in United States Charlotte, NC, United States
Works as a Stock or magazine photographer
Has a website at www.photosbypike.com
Joined on Jul 30, 2005
About me:

retired hvac industrial designer. I have been shooting since I picked up photography while serving in the Army in 1958.
I am now shooting photo's for magazines. I currently own a Panasonic GX7 and have the 14 mm, 20mm, 25 mm, 45 mm, 14-45mm and 45-200 mm lens. I am shooting stock photo's and have been selling to a magazine here in NC called Our State magazine. I do this part time and have made anything from $100 to $1,000 per issue. Not enough to make a living, but then I am retired. I am currently working to expand my market and move into other publications.

I have been published in: The Christian Science Monitor, Our State magazine, BlueRidge Country magazine.

Comments

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On article Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography (108 comments in total)

One thing about street photography, no two shots are just alike. You have frozen a moment of time, and it really takes nerve to go out and shoot images on the street.
www.photosbypike.com

www.ncstreetphotographer.com

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article New image viewing options for forums (162 comments in total)

Rick Knepper are you sure about that? Fad in the Documentary/ Street Photography forum said my shots were too small, so I deleted the photos from the gallery and then reloaded the gallery with larger images. Now when I look at my old post, the photos are gone.
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Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 15:33 UTC as 8th comment

I own each of their products and use them daily. Today I wanted to look at the online training videos that they offer, and have not been able to watch them. At first I thought that it might be my computer, but I have been watching a few tutorials on Youtube, and they work. Maybe everyone over there at Nik are busy else where today. Nik software plus Light Room make my photography so much better.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 20:12 UTC as 3rd comment
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Charles Pike: I just bought a Nik bundle from B&H for around $250 that includes 4 of the Nik products. I was looking at the b&w program that was around $200 just last weekend, but B&H was closed at the time. Went back yesterday, and found that I could buy 4 programs for the $250 amount. These are not student copies, but full blown copies. I had used the Color Pro before when I shot Nikon, and loved it, but didn't have a copy that worked with LR3, so I am really looking forward to getting my new copy that comes tomorrow. Four programs, for the cost of one, with just a little extra.
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update I was wrong about it being 4 different programs. B&H has the Nik Creative Efex Collection which includes HDR Efex pro, Silver Efex Pro 2, and Color Efex Pro 3 for $254. I already own the Viveza 2, and had counted that as well. sorry for the mistake. Still it is a good deal.
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Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2011 at 19:22 UTC

I just bought a Nik bundle from B&H for around $250 that includes 4 of the Nik products. I was looking at the b&w program that was around $200 just last weekend, but B&H was closed at the time. Went back yesterday, and found that I could buy 4 programs for the $250 amount. These are not student copies, but full blown copies. I had used the Color Pro before when I shot Nikon, and loved it, but didn't have a copy that worked with LR3, so I am really looking forward to getting my new copy that comes tomorrow. Four programs, for the cost of one, with just a little extra.
www.photosbypike.com

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2011 at 13:40 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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