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Dark Corners the story behind the name

Our name really has two meanings or stories.

Shortly after the Civil War there was a place called the dark corners, it was a place where moonshiners and outlaws lived and ruled the land. The dark corners were the meeting points of South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. During the heyday of moon shining these people were considered the most dangerous outlaws in America. This area is our home, nestled  just inside the beautiful blue ridge mountains!

We do wildlife pictures.  To get a good picture of wildlife and not be eaten alive, I use between a 500 mm and 840 mm super telephoto lens to keep me safe and the wildlife unaware of my presence. Whenever, you take a square picture through a round hole you get an effect where the corners turn dark, this effect is called vignetting or Dark Corners.

So, we have a name with two meanings, where we live and what we do.

I am Will Manning

I’ve been doing photography since I was a very young child. My first camera was a 110 Kodak pocket camera. I transitioned into 35 mm as a young adult and now I use a Canon 5DS 50.6 megapixel high definition medium format camera. In my opinion, one of the best cameras made for still photography. It is my fondest wish and hope that you will enjoy the pictures that you purchased and they will be treasured in your home or office by your family and team.


Thank you so much for your time! We truly appreciate you taking the time to look at our art and we hope that you are excited about what you see as we are about what we have. Feel free to email us and ask any question we absolutely love to help! Let us know if you want to be added to our mailing list, our new work goes on the mailing list before it goes on the website, so the mailing list will give you a sneak peek before it’s available.



That’s Ellie Manning in the picture

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