I am a life-long resident of Lexington County, in South Carolina, currently living in Cayce since 1977. My professions have included, the U.S. Army (serving in Germany), licensed professional land surveyor, sales/customer service rep, and right-of-way agent with the SCDOT. In addition to photography, my hobbies include astronomy and landscape gardening. I decided to pay attention to my photography in 2009 at the tender age of 60. At the encouragement of family and friends, I began selling my images in late 2012 at Soda City Market in Columbia, SC. I hope my love of nature in all aspects can be seen in these images. When asked, I really enjoy sharing the stories of my photos with others, and listening to their stories as well. Most of my scenic photos are from SC and the Midlands, including nature, old buildings, historic sites, and astronomy related events.
My images are in numerous private collections, displayed in 2 local hotels, used on several websites and have been published in local publications.
Fortunately, some of my work has been juried into several shows and exhibitions. Some that I’m especially proud of are these:
- Columbia Metropolitan Airport 2014 Exhibition
- Rosewood Art and Music Festival…several years.
- ArtFields in Lake City, SC, 2015, 2017 and 2018.
- SC State Museum 30th Anniversary Art Exhibition – 2018
- Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC – 2019
More of my work can be found at www.charleshite.com.
I agree with pro shooter, Dewitt “Basic” Jones, in that “I am grateful that God has given me photography, as it allows me to pray with my eyes.”