LAST DAY!! AND AN OPEN HOUSE!!

Hey folks! First off, today is the last day to get your 20% discount off your print and digital orders! This offer will expire at midnight so don’t miss your chance to save big! The more you order, the more you save! Also if you order from more than one gallery, use MAYSHIPPING at checkout for each order past the first to only pay for one shipping!

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LESS THAN THREE DAYS LEFT!!

Popping in to remind you that you are running out of time!! There are now less than 3 days left save 20% on all photos on the site! No promo codes or anything to enjoy your savings, they will be automatically deducted on checkout. Also if you order from more than one gallery, use the code MAYSHIPPING on every order past the first and I will combine shipping on all your orders! so head on over and pick up your favorite photos now!! Don’t wait until its too late!!

Also, we are tentatively planning our open house event for next weekend, June 8th-9th so pencil in some time to stop in and check us out!

ONE WEEK LEFT!! SAVE 20% NOW!

Hey folks. Just wanted to pop in to remind you that you are running out of time!! We are down to the last week to save 20% on all photos on the site! No promo codes or anything to enjoy your savings, they will be automatically deducted on checkout. Also if you order from more than one gallery, use the code MAYSHIPPING on every order past the first and I will combine shipping on all your orders! so head on over and pick up your favorite photos now!!

If you have been waiting, now is the time!

This past week, we celebrated our first anniversary of the website! To keep the celebration going, I want you to be able to celebrate with us! So for the next two weeks, until the end of May, head on over to the galleries and you will save 20% on your photo purchases. This applies to both physical and digital prints! If you order from more than one gallery, there is no need to pay for multiple shipping charges, just use MAYSHIPPING at checkout for each checkout AFTER the first one and I will combine your orders before they go to print. If you are looking for a specific pic that you are having a hard time finding OR the picture you want to buy is on one of the older gallery pages, please let me know and we can get you taken care of at current pricing.

Black Duck Photography is expanding!!

The past month has been really busy here but I needed to take some time to talk to you all about some huge developments that have been getting worked on behind the scenes.

First off, I will be the game photographer for the Glens Falls GreenJackets! East Field is installing new lights so it will be a better, brighter experience cheering on your hometown pro football team! As usual I plan on getting lots of crowd shots as well, so break out your green and gold and cheer for your GreenJackets.

I’ve been working on adding a lot of new items to offer for purchase. I am working on a price list and packages for both Sports Days and private shoots as well. Keep your eyes peeled for those coming soon! If you are a local sports league looking for a photographer, contact me and lets make your Sports Photo Day awesome!

As many of you know, I have been looking for a while for a studio space to do shoots in. In that respect, I spoke to the fine folks at Chase Sports Complex and over the next few weeks I will be moving in to my studio and setting it up to getting it ready. Once its ready, I plan on having an open house of some sort along with a grand opening sale! So stay tuned and get ready to smile wide! :)

SPRING IS HERE! Well, Maybe, Hopefully. Soon. *ANNOUNCEMENT*

And that means the snow is finally melting somewhat, and hopefully the practice fields will soon be filling up with all the amazing athletes playing spring sports. I know I cannot wait to shoot baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, and anything else that I can get in front of my lens!

Since the Glens Falls School district has been so amazing in working with me, allowing me to come in and giving me access to their fantastic athletes for pretty much any sport, I have an announcement! After speaking with AD Chip Corlew this am, Black Duck Photography will continue to partner with GFSD and for ALL GF School Sports events, I will be offering those images at a 20%-25% discount off my normal rates. for digital and print pics. You will not need a promo code. Just go and pick out pictures of your favorite GF athletes and get a discount! It’s as simple as that. Its my way of thanking the district, athletes and parents for welcoming me in with open arms and allowing me to capture these moments.

Now, If you have ordered with me in the past from the Sports albums, what I will do is offer free shipping towards your next purchase of physical prints. That is a $6.95 value for free as a thanks for supporting me and helping the business grow!

As always if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me!

Thanks

Chuck

Fathead Announcement - Promo Code Inside!

So as I announced a couple weeks ago, I have recently become a reseller and affiliate for fathead.com. What does that mean for you? Well, quite a bit actually. If you have photos of your own and you’d like to make your own custom fathead or any other custom item, you can use my promo code FHP10BDP and save 10% when you enter it at checkout! And remember, Fathead.com isn’t just for sports items! You can get blankets, beach towels, canvas, and vinyl prints in addition to your traditional fatheads and sports die cut vinyls.

Also if you want to order 5 or more of a bighead item or combination of items, let me know and I can order them for you! Let me handle all the order work and deliver you the custom items you want!

Again, that promo code is FHP10BDP. Use it today!

A New Venture!

Hey all! As i posted earlier on FB and twitter, today it became official that I am now an affiliate with a national company. What company is it you might ask? Well folks, I’ve partnered with the fine folks at fathead.com. If you haven’t heard of Fathead before, they provide custom big heads, die cut wall vinyls as well as many other wonderful products. Soon I will have my own promo code that you will be use to get 10% off your order with Fathead. If you need more than 1 or 2, I am also a wholesaler for Fathead and can get orders in bulk as well! So checkout Fathead.com and look for my promo code soon in order to make the special person in your life feel special with their own Fathead!

Looking Back... And Ahead

Since its below zero at the moment here and doing pretty much anything outside of the house is out of the question, I thought I’d sit down and do some maintenance on my computer and storage devices. As I started to organize and put things into long term storage (2017 and prior), I decided to actually take a look at the 2018 folder and let you all in on what kind of a crazy year it was.

So, overall size of the folder is 1.1 Terabytes. To some of you that may not mean a lot so let me put it in some other terms. If you used old floppy disks, the smaller hard plastic ones were 1.44 Megabytes. So to put this in perspective, JUST the 2018 folder would need 829,727 floppy disks. It makes me amazingly grateful that storage has evolved since “the old days”.

So of course sports dominated the year, covering field hockey, volleyball, baseball, football, basketball, lacrosse and others. Each sport teaches me something new about myself and about how to best capture the best moments. While baseball is still my favorite sport by far, football and lacrosse were probably the two others that inspired me most this year. Going on the road with the GF Varsity Football team was amazing and got me to places I never thought I’d get to. Lacrosse surprised me. I had a basic understanding of the game but I had no idea how addictive shooting it could be. Its fast paced and constantly changing.

There were a lot of non sports related moments though as well. I ended up doing senior pictures for two amazing young men, did a solo model shoot for a friend, an amazing maternity/birth announcement/engagement shoot, and a great family shoot. Like with the sports shoots, each one of these has taught me a lot about not only photography but about interacting with friends, family and the community overall.

I was able to capture a few charity events and really hope to continue to do them in the future. I love my community and the way they have embraced me, my family, and the business. I love being able to help an organization gain visibility and help them expand the reach of their abilities.

So what does 2019 have in store? I’m not fully sure. Sports have already been a big part. I’m traveling to more schools and capturing the memories for even more parents and relatives outside of my community. Well, in reality, as I go to each new school, they become part of my community. I’ve loved every event I have been at and can’t wait to see people the next time. I am hopeful to do more senior picture shoots this year as well as model work. I have a photography seminar next weekend that will help me achieve these goals. I am so excited. I really can’t wait.

A New Year Begins

Hiya Duckings,

So I know I haven't posted on the blog as much as I should have the last few months, but you all have kept me amazingly busy. From doing my first set of Senior pictures (which actually I ended up doing two sets) to traveling with GF Nation to Middletown and the Carrier Dome so I could fulfill my first freelance newspaper assignments for the Glens Falls Chronicle.

I’ve launched my business website and gotten two sets of business cards. I’ve even gotten multiple orders through the website as well as began to need to be able to take payments on site. I’ve had the business name chanted at games and received messages after games telling me how excited people were that they saw me photographing their event. I’ve even gotten hoodies and t-shirts with my business name on them made by the awesome Mar and Co.

These are a lot of things that I’ve gotten to do in 2018 and each and every one of them comes down to a small group of people. First is my amazing family, who give me the time so that I can be at each event and give me the support and encouragement when I feel that I’m not good enough or I dont think I can do it.

But the second group of people is just as important. And that would be YOU. Each and every one of you that have bought a pic or invited me to an event or even just smiled and waved when you've seen me. Each and every one of you are so unbelievably important and special to me.

You make what I do worthwhile and exciting and make me look forward to the next event. You are all rock stars and if 2018 was any indication 2019 is going to be an amazing year here @ Black Duck Photography. And I am very glad all of you will be with me for this ride.

Thanks
Chuck

Football!!

Hey folks! Practices have been going on but today is the first day of shooting the falls sports here @ Black Duck Photography. We cant wait to see all of you out there working hard and crushing it to score those goals for your hometown team. We will be at the GF Football game today vs Schuylerville as well as a bunch of other matches in the coming weeks. Want us to come by and check out your team/sport? Just give us a shout! 

Back At It!

So I've been a bit quiet as we enjoyed some downtime following a crazy summer season. But we are back at it in full force. We did a photoshoot for a lovely lady on Friday and today will be the first of our Senior Portraits for the season. We have plenty of spaces open so if you need a photoshoot for your favorite HS senior, or favorite kid of any age, shoot us a message on our contact page or send us an email @ chuck@blackduckphotography.com. We would love to capture these precious memories for you. 

Lots of Hustle

Hey folks,

We had a short break here but we are back at it. This week is the Glens Falls Little League Pepsi Tournament. I will be there shooting pretty much every day, including all day Saturday and most of the day on Sunday. If you see me around, stop and say hi. I love talking to all of you and I'll be getting those shots of your favorite player as they all shoot for tournament champions. 

Store is open!

Hey folks! I've finally opened the online store. Right now I have a few decks of playing cards and you can also order all those digital prints you have been wanting! We are still running our end of season digital image sale! 

For a limited time, get the full resolution and un-watermarked photos for your own! You can either choose the individual images you would like, or you can just say “Get em all!” and we can prepare every picture taken of your son or daughter this season. We can also combine kids for families with multiple ballplayers. Just head over to the website @ www.blackduckphotography.com, choose your pics then hit that store link (https://www.blackduckphotography.com/store/ and let us know what memories we can preserve for you! The more you get, the more you save! Also if you would like, we can order prints for you as well for an additional cost.

Up to 10 images - $20
11-20 images - $35
Over 20 images - $50

Catching My Breath and Thanks!

So the Little League season has come to an end, and all star practices are in high gear. That is keeping us busy around here but not too busy to take a moment and thank you all for the amazing amount of support you have all shown to the business and the site. We could not do what we do without all of you. Your graciousness and kind words make the time shooing and editing more enjoyable than they already are. 

The next two weeks will be incredibly busy for us. Last night I was shooting some beautiful rings and bouquets for an exciting upcoming wedding, mine. :) My wonderful fiance put the bouquets together and we shot the rings with the bouquets and they look amazing. After the wedding I will be sure to share some of them. 

There is still time to get pictures of your favorite Little Leaguer(s). For a limited time, get the full resolution and un-watermarked photos for your own! You can either choose the individual images you would like, or you can just say “Get em all!” and we can prepare every picture taken of your son or daughter this season. We can also combine kids for families with multiple ballplayers. Just head over to the website @ www.blackduckphotography.com, choose your pics then hit that Contact Us form and let us know what memories we can preserve for you! The more you get, the more you save! Also if you would like, we can order prints for you as well for an additional cost.

Up to 10 images - $20
11-20 images - $35
Over 20 images - $50

Wait, A Day Off?

Hey folks,

So today is a rare day off where I don't have any shooting to do and minimal editing. I think its the first day in a week that I've been able to rest a bit. Please don't take that as a complaint though, I am very happy you all are keeping me busy. LL playoffs are in high gear and the shots are coming quick and plentiful. As such, we are still running an end of season sale on photos! 

Get your season photos of your favorite little leaguer. For a limited time, get the full resolution and un-watermarked photos for your own! You can either choose the individual images you would like, or you can just say “Get em all!” and we can prepare every picture taken of your son or daughter this season. We can also combine kids for families with multiple ballplayers. Just head over to the website @ www.blackduckphotography.com, choose your pics then hit that Contact Us form and let us know what memories we can preserve for you! The more you get, the more you save! Also if you would like, we can order prints for you as well for an additional cost.

Up to 10 images - $20
11-20 images - $35
Over 20 images - $50

No Rest, All Hustle

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend! We stayed busy here, shooting (and coaching) baseball, the Glens Falls Urban Assault road race, and the Qby/GF Memorial Day Parade. While we are still working on the parade photos, we have plans for more shooting this week.

Thursday - Baseball @ East Field
Saturday - Baseball @ East Field

Also we are still offering our end of the season baseball special. Get your season photos of your favorite little leaguer. For a limited time, get the full resolution and un-watermarked photos for your own! You can either choose the individual images you would like, or you can just say “Get em all!” and we can prepare every picture taken of your son or daughter this season. We can also combine kids for families with multiple ballplayers. Just head over to the website @ www.blackduckphotography.com, choose your pics then hit that Contact Us form and let us know what memories we can preserve for you! The more you get, the more you save! Also if you would like, we can order prints for you as well for an additional cost.

Up to 10 images - $20
11-20 images - $35
Over 20 images - $50

Sometimes I Surprise Myself

While I'm pretty confident in my abilities, I still am always looking for "the shot". The one that even looking it in camera, I'm excited about it. It makes me want to go home and edit it as soon as I can. Actually it makes me wish I could carry a laptop with me so I can edit it right there on the spot. I kind of always expect there to be some flaw.. something I don't like about it. I expect it to be close but not the one. But like most things, sometimes, you have days you are just in the one. The camera and the light and the moment all come together. Last night I had more than one of those moments. I'm excited to get home and finish editing them. And it motivates me to keep doing what I love. To look for the next one. 

New Beginnings (And This Weeks Shooting Schedule)

So with the rain this past weekend, a bunch of baseball games on Saturday got washed out. However I was able to finally get to some lacrosse games before the rain got too heavy. It was a lot of fun and really challenged me in different ways than baseball or football photography does. Lacrosse is usually constantly moving. There is a lot less starting and stopping than the other two sports I've primarily done before. In short, I loved it. The pictures I took should be edited and posted this week. 

As for where I will be this week.
Monday 5/21 - East Field for 6pm baseball games
Wednesday 5/23 - East Field for 6pm baseball games
Saturday 5/26 - East Field for 9am baseball games

Busy Week - Shooting(5-15 and 5-19) and Editing

Hi all. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day or just a lovely weekend in general or both! Its going to be a busy week here. I have a ton of pictures to go through from this past weekend along with shooting more baseball this week on Tuesday and Saturday. Both days I will be @ East field shooting multiple games. If I havent covered one of your teams games and would like me to, feel free to shoot us a message and we will try and get there for you!