M. Colin Burch

I am a creative geek with over 35 years of professional experience in photography, videography, web development, live event production and luthierie with a penchant for woodworking.

Latest Posts

Capturing A More Perfect Moment

March 2nd, 2024|

During a recent trip to Ireland, I decided to explore a small island just east of Dublin called Howth (pronounced "Hoath"). I virtually scouted the location (using the

A Photographer’s Dilemma

September 25th, 2023|

Recently, we visited family in Colorado and had the luxury of being driven around to see all the sights the beautiful mountainous country has to offer. However, as

Capturing the Unexpected

September 30th, 2022|

Travel photography often throws you into situations where meticulous planning and scouting are not feasible. This black and white photo, taken on a beach in Labason, Philippines, exemplifies

Persevering Through the Haze

July 4th, 2022|

Shooting the sunrise on Topsail Island, North Carolina, can be a magical experience, but sometimes the weather and lighting conditions don't align with your expectations. On a particularly

Framed World Map

October 3rd, 2021|

The largest frame I've made to-date at 4ft x 2ft. Made of Wenge & Zebrawood with sheetmetal backing to make the map magnetic.

Custom Exotic Wood Desktop

May 29th, 2021|

A family member received a motorized, adjustable-height desk frame and asked if I could make a desktop similar to the cutting boards I gifted everyone at Christmas.

Virginia Tech Frames

November 29th, 2020|

A friend's daughter recently graduated from Virginia Tech with two degrees. Naturally, he is extremely proud of her and wanted to gift her with custom frames for

Watercolor Frames

May 16th, 2020|

I built these frames with Padauk & Birdseye Maple to preserve two watercolor prints created & given to me by my former boss, Steve Wariner and his wonderful

Wenge & Zebrawood Frame

May 10th, 2020|

One of the photos I had commercially framed to hang in a local coffee shop was returned damaged so I decide to make my own replacement. I

Salvaging a Shot

January 30th, 2019|

Chincoteague Island, Virginia, USA I had followed my usual plan for shooting sunrises while visiting a national park in Chincoteague, Virginia. During the previous day, while exploring and


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