Blake Madden is a full-time instructor of photography at McDowell Technical Community College in Marion, NC which offers a two-year associate in applied science degree in photographic technology. Madden has a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Art from Western Carolina University.
Madden began his career as a photojournalist. He started as a freelancer for the State Times and Morning Advocate in Baton Rouge, LA, became a staff photographer at the Houma Daily Courier, a small daily owned by the New York Times in the deep south of Louisiana, and then moved on to The Augusta Chronicle in Georgia, where he also worked as photo editor. Capturing the “decisive moment” was always the goal then, and he continues to rely on that skill in his commercial photography work. He firmly believes that recording an expression or capturing a moment, beyond the necessary and critical technical requirements of the shoot, is what produces a great photograph.
Madden specializes in location photography and has more than 20 years experience as an award-winning professional photographer. To see Blake’s work visit his website at Blake Madden Photography.
Blake manages this website and the related Facebook page for the photography department at MTCC.
Email or call Blake Madden at 828-652-0682.