Category Archives: Internship

First Picnic of the Summer

Models: Kara McGnarly and Carter Peery / MUA-Stylist: Sophie Wilson /

Photo Assistant: Courtney Satterfield

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All images ©Eric Waters 2012


Love Valley Horses

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go along on a photo shoot in Love Valley, NC- a real town that looks just like a picturesque Old Western movie set. Not surprisingly, horseback riding is one of the most popular activities there and some locals were nice enough to pose and ride for us, both in town and out in a beautiful field of yellow mustard seed.



All images ©Eric Waters 2012

Spring Internship Adventure

These last two months I have been interning with the amazing commercial and editorial photographers Joey and Jessica Seawell.  They have taught me so much about successfully running a freelance photography business, from marketing and business practices to workflow and editing to scouting locations and selecting talent.  I have also been their assistant on fashion shoots, food shoots, magazine cover shoots and part of a stills crew on an independent film set. Along the way, they are always having fun and listening to good music! Here are some behind the scenes images from my time with them so far.


All images ©Eric Waters 2012

Viewpoint Studios Internship Adventure

I am currently on my fall internship at a big commercial photo studio in Greensboro, NC- Viewpoint Studios. It has been a really productive and positive experience. It is a large studio that specializes in furniture photography but also shoots smaller products. There are a lot of talented, cool people working there every day- photographers, designers, salespeople, carpenters, models, clients etc.- to make the final images that get used in catalogs, packaging and online sites.

My sensei has been the awesome, indefatigable Mr. John Feimster. He has been teaching me about seeing the light while illuminating large interiors, working with DSLR video and editing on Capture One, as well as more esoteric advice on living life and being rock-n-roll. Below are some images from a massive video shoot we did for La-Z-Boy Europe/Asia to promote their salesroom spaces. Enjoy!

John Feimster in action!

Working the Porta-Jib

The 1000 square foot set we lit with tons of hot lights, Hollywood style!

And finally, here is an image of one of the furniture interior sets that I did most of the lighting on, with John advising:

All images ©Viewpoint Studios 2011