Photographing products, or people in their natural scene is always an interesting challenge I enjoy. I hope to do business with you and give your product, personality, or space the visual attention it needs in the real-world and online marketplace. I am always open to negotiate and work out a deal that's best for everyone.
We look forward to working with you!
Why is my business called Lucky Duck Photo?
I spent the spring and summer of 2016 thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, a 2,000+ mile hiking trail that stretches from Georgia to Maine, carrying a five pound photography rig for every step of the trail (25% of the entire weight I carried!). I was named "Lucky Duck" by fellow hikers after the colorful duck toy that rode along in my pack, my unofficial mascot.
What we do:
My real name is Cody Duncan Garner, a photographer focused on capturing images utilizing natural lighting techniques with an artistic approach. I have a vast background in various genres of photography concerning the styles and subject matter of images I produce. My wife and I run Lucky Duck Photo out of North Carolina, where we live on the coast.
I am interested in many genres of photography, including abstract compositions, fashion, portraiture, botanical study, product, still life, food and beverage, wedding and bridal, real estate, and fine art images. The diverse photographic background I have allows me to condense various skill sets in one single image, which further allows me deliver to you a solid set of images that will speak for your product, personality, or space.
In addition to my photography work, I also offer high end printing and framing services. I print with the same techniques, inks, and papers that I use for my own work to create a piece that will last a life time, with colors that never fade. Further, when enclosed in my hand made red oak frames and mounted with acid free archival materials, Lucky Ducky Photo frames and prints are museum quality, with a life of 200 to 300 years when kept out of direct sunlight.
How we do it:
I utilize some of the best L-Series lenses and camera gear that Canon has to offer, along with unmatched precision editing via Adobe's Photoshop, CS6, and Lightroom programs run on Apple systems. I have facial and body retouching skills that include blemish removal, iris sharpening and saturation enhancement, arm/neck/torso slimming, and removing objects (hairs, wrinkles, crows feet, lashes, poles, etc). I use a Full Frame studio quality DSLR, the same camera that has been a leader in top publications and work around the world for years.
Who we've worked for:
My work has been commissioned by a PBS televised oyster bar called 'The Boiler Room' featured on the PBS television show, 'A Chef's Life'. My work has also been shown in 'Our State' magazine, a leading print publication in North Carolina. It was in 'Our State' magazine that I first had my images published for advertising use. Through my career I have worked with musicians, artists, food industry experts, chefs, brides to be, and corporate figures. I feel that working with others who are also working in a concentrated field made me appreciate photography in another unique way than before.
Our work has also been used by:
Cypress Hall Restaurant, New Bern NC
Liftavator, New Bern NC
Keller Williams Realty, New Bern NC
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston NC
Ginger 108, Kinston NC
Chef & The Farmer, Kinston NC
Boiler Room, Kinston NC
Our State Magazine Advertisement for Kinston NC
Amazon Product Photography