NoDa Street Photography

North Davidson, or better known as NoDa, is a popular arts district located about a mile northeast of Uptown Charlotte. Interesting place to visit with it’s small shops, mural painted buildings, artsy people and fun bars and restaurants.

Being a dog lover, The Dog Bar, Charlotte’s one & only dog friendly off leash bar, is a must place for me to visit.

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Resting…..

An artist was just cleaning up his art supplies when I entered the bar.

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Artwork

You don’t have to go to The Dog Bar to see dogs though. There are several with their owners on the streets.

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Dogs come in all sizes

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A man and his dog

This artist hopes to be rich and famous one day!

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@ work

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Well Done!

Everywhere I looked, someone was holding a Popsicle from Popbar.

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Yum!

Hangin’ out near the Tattoo parlor.

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Smoke Break

My favorite black Lab in the whole wide world is Vic. Here she is waiting near our table at Davidson Street Public House while Jack, Cooper & I have a cool, adult beverage.

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Vicki

This is the scene across the street from our table.

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Love the red shirt!

NoDa has grown considerably over the years. I look forward to its future growth and more photos to be made.

Jack

My husband and President of Visual South, Jack Shannon, needed a photograph of himself for a business marketing plan he’s putting into action. I was more than happy to help out. We headed to one of my favorite portrait locations in Charlotte one Sunday afternoon.

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Jack wanted the photo taken from the waist up and we were looking for a “pose” that said, “I’m approachable, I’m here to help, and I’m a nice guy”.

The photo above was shot with a 100mm macro lens with camera settings of ISO 100, f/8.0 at 1/40 sec. and an exposure compensation of +2/3. A bit slow handheld, but it worked! I raised the ISO when I heard the slow shutter speed and took other photos, but this is the one we liked best.

I initially used an aperture of f/4.5, but soon realized it didn’t give enough depth of field and Jack’s ears were a bit out of focus. Jack wanted his portrait cut from the background and sharper was better. Here’s one of the ways he used the photo. It’s a page on the Visual South website.

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He also used it for his business signature to put a face with a name.

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Now there’s a guy I would contact if I worked at a manufacturer and I were looking for an ERP software solution!