Category archives: General

  • The Red Chair

  • I had a blast photographing Christian, Jon and their dogs! This was for sure a valuable learning experience as well for me since this was my first real shoot with animals. What I learn? Get squeaky toys....! Check out the full gallery here! Check out the Behind The Scenes video below! [...]
  • Downtown Hazleton: First Friday May 5th 2017

  • My 21st Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress First Friday event. Don’t forget to check out my instagram feed @chrisadval and new instagram account for Hazleton's First Friday @hazletonfirstfriday Stops I made on this First Friday… Art at the Markle by Hazleton POWER! Back to the 9[...]
  • Downtown Hazleton: First Friday April 7th 2017

  • My 20th Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress First Friday event. Don’t forget to check out my instagram feed @chrisadval and new instagram account for Hazleton's First Friday @hazletonfirstfriday Stops I made on this First Friday… Hazleton Art League: AYE 7 (Art Youth Expo) The S[...]
  • Miss Greater Hazleton 2017

  • Officially sponsored Miss Greater Hazleton Scholarship Organization 2017 Pageant. It was an experience for sure! First time attending a pageant and photographing one too. Here are some samples but I highly recommend checking the full gallery here.  
  • Downtown Hazleton: First Friday Mar. 3rd 2017

  • My 19th Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress First Friday event. Don’t forget to check out my instagram feed @chrisadval and new instagram account for Hazleton's First Friday @hazletonfirstfriday Stops I made on this First Friday… Meet the Artist Exhibit at the Dragonfly Cafe featuring [...]
  • Christmas Man

  • This project was in the works for a while. It was my first serious attempt to develop a photo story with multiple photos to complete the story. Now I won't tell you the story as it is meant to be interpreted by your own mind and eyes. Here are a few sneak peaks, but here's the full gallery page! [...]
  • Hotel Fashion with Jill

  • I had a chance to do a shoot in a hotel room with a local model. I've always wanted to do a fashion shoot in a hotel room! Here is a sneak peak to see before you head over to the full gallery page!    
  • Downtown Hazleton: First Friday Feb. 3rd 2017

  • My 18th Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress First Friday event.On this First Friday it was a very photographic on this one! Don’t forget to check out my instagram feed @chrisadval and new instagram account for Hazleton's First Friday @hazletonfirstfriday Stops I made on this First Friday… [...]
  • Downtown Hazleton: First Friday Dec. 2nd 2016

  • My 17th Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress First Friday event.On this First Friday it was fun talking to many people in the area and having a chance to see a whole lot of ART!!! Plus some local vendors! Don’t forget to check out my instagram feed @chrisadval and new instagram account for Haz[...]
  • Downtown Hazleton: First Friday Nov. 4th 2016

  • My 16th Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress First Friday event.On this First Friday it was fun talking to many people in the area and having a chance to see a whole lot of ART!!! Don’t forget to check out my instagram feed @chrisadval and new instagram account for Hazleton's First Friday @haz[...]
  • Miss Greater Hazleton 2017

  • Officially sponsored Miss Greater Hazleton Scholarship Organization 2017 Pageant. It was an experience for sure! First time attending a pageant and photographing one too. Here are some samples but I highly recommend checking the full gallery here.  
  • Peak into My Editing Process

  • Here's a very quick video version made for non-photographers. And here's my more detailed video explaining my why I do this and that. This one is more for photographers but if you're not a photographer and would like to still watch it you can.
  • 3 Steps to Mastering Posing Yourself as a Model

  • I'm no model granted. But I've worked with over 150 models in my 5 year lifetime of being a photographer. You may still question my credentials as why a photographer. Plain and simple, you as the model need to ensure the shots are taken to the photographer's needs or art director (on personal projec[...]
  • Monthly Friday’s B2B Tips: The Legal Tips

  • *I'm not a legal professional nor this is legal advice* Take the following with a grain of salt, the following are based in US copyright laws. A lot of photographers work very differently. Some commercial freelance photographers, especially the non-professional photographers, do not charge for li[...]
  • The Lancaster Central Market Fashion Shoot

  • Here are some modeling images I've shot with Heather Elaine as the model and assistant Eric Slodysko. The day started a bit rocky with finding parking around the location (Lancaster Central Market) took about an 45 minutes. Luckily the parking spot was only a block away from the location. So as we w[...]
  • Friday's Business to Business Tips Series!

  • Announcing a new blog bi-weekly series for small or large businesses to learn on how to work with a freelance professional photographer. Such as choosing the right photographer for the right job, differences in quality in different types of photography, importance of quality in imagery, legal notes,[...]
  • The Blurred Lines of Acting & Modeling

  • I'm no actor, nor a model. But I am photographer that works with both many times in the past 5 years of shooting photography. I've spoken to some actors and some literally don't see any value in modeling... at all. And same with the opposite, with models. Why? It understandable everyone is trying to[...]