Praise for Seeing Charleston

“Ron Rocz has captured the essence of Charleston’s architectural, historical and cultural integrity on film. Through this new book, he shares his secrets for capturing the beauty and mystique of this special place where history and graciousness are so very palpable.”

                                                       KATHARINE S. ROBINSON, Executive Director, Historic Charleston Foundation


“If merely looking at lush, awe-inspiring photos of Charleston isn’t enough for you, this handy how-to from professional photographer Ron Rocz gives you all the tools (minus the camera) to take unforgettable shots. From the marshes to peninsular locales, Rocz instructs would-be photographers about angles, position, and lighting to produce the best photos. He makes readers feel like insiders and inspires them to seek oft-overlooked details, such as intriguing reflections, the flourish or an iron gate, or the curve of a cornice. This sturdy field guide reveals the area’s most irresistible places to capture vignettes, dramatic and bustling or remote and serene.”

                                                      Charleston Magazine

seeing Charleston

by Ron Anton Rocz

2007, 142 pages
isbn-13: 978-0975349847
Trade Paperback
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Seeing Charleston

by Ron anton rocz

 Photographer and writer Ron Rocz has spent decades learning how best to capture Charleston and the Lowcountry in photographs. In Seeing Charleston: A Field Guide to Photographing a World-Class City, he guides the reader to sung and unsung locations, suggesting the best time of day and position to capture an image. He also tells the story of the location, grounding the reader in the significance of the place.

This durable field guide features fold-out maps to take you to some of the most compelling locations in Charleston and the Lowcountry. Whether you are seeking the dramatic or craving the quiet places of this marvelous land, Rocz will make you feel like an insider.

Ron Rocz's images are nationally and internationally represented by Index Stock Imagery in New York, have been used by United Airline's in-flight magazine, decorate US offices of Malev Hungarian Airlines, and are used as room wall hangings for the US Navy's hotel chain "Navy Lodge" in 25 cities nationally and abroad.

​Ron has an artist son, Daniel, living and painting in Maui, Hawaii. His daughter, Rebecca, is a talented software designer in Seattle, WA.

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