My 2016 in Photos

Out of all the things I create, I enjoy pulling together my year in photos the best. Scrolling through all of the photos I take and share brings back memories of the little things I forgot. The trips that blend together. The faces, places and meals shared. These roundups are not of my "best" photos, but...

My 2016 in PhotosC.C. Chapman

THE Shot

Every photographer knows the feeling. The slice of a moment when the light is perfect. Shadows dance on your subject as if you painted them on yourself. You point, press the button and hear the familiar sound of your shutter. You don't even need to look. You know you got it. THE shot is not always the best...

THE ShotC.C. Chapman

Shooting My Son’s Senior Portraits

As a photographer, I love to be out shooting with my cameras. When on assignment, the stress factor always goes up a bit. Will I get the shot I need? Will the talent work with me? What if something goes wrong? All of those are natural and part of the photography business. It is one thing to...

Shooting My Son’s Senior PortraitsC.C. Chapman

Family Fun at Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

The beach is the last place I personally go for family fun during the summer. Sure, the ocean is beautiful and there is always endless people watching at the beach, but sitting on a blanket, melting in the sun is not my idea of a fun day. So, when I partnered up again this summer with...

Family Fun at Revere Beach Sand Sculpting FestivalC.C. Chapman

NYC Creative Microadventure

Alastair Humphreys introduced me to the term Microadventures in his latest book. The concept is that people feel they need to go on a three month expedition to a far off land to have an adventure, when in fact a single overnight in the wild of your backyard can be just as stimulating. This is a concept...

NYC Creative MicroadventureC.C. Chapman

2015 in Photos

The end of the year is always a powerful time for me to look back at the last twelve months and ponder where I've been and what I've seen. Being a photographer means that I take photographs every single day and over the course of a year that means thousands of photos. Thank you again to...

2015 in PhotosC.C. Chapman

Using Photography to Drive Social Change

Last week, I took the stage to speak at my first photography conference. Pix 2015 was an amazing event full of inspiring speakers, great photographers and enough photography gear to make your head spin. Samsung was a Gold Sponsor of the event and brought several of us Imageloggers out to Seattle to take part in the...

Using Photography to Drive Social ChangeC.C. Chapman

Making the Most of Mobile Photography

As a photographer, I take pictures with whatever camera I have with me. Today, that quite often means the phone in my pocket which currently is a Motorola Droid Turbo (provided to me for free as a member of the Verizon Influencer program I am part of). This also means that I get asked by friends,...

Making the Most of Mobile PhotographyC.C. Chapman

2014 in Photographs

Colby Brown inspired me. He inspired me to share some of my favorite photographs I took in 2014. They were taken with a variety of cameras and phones with each being special to me. It was fun to scroll through all my photos and realize the places I've traveled, the people I've met and the memories...

2014 in PhotographsC.C. Chapman

A Great Review of the Samsung NX1 Camera

All of the current Samsung Imageloggers have received a new Samsung NX1. Mine arrived the day before Thanksgiving and I was eager to start shooting with it as soon as I could. So far, I've been very impressed with it, but I've got a lot more shooting to do with it before I can do a full...

A Great Review of the Samsung NX1 CameraC.C. Chapman

Posting Old Photos of My Kids Online

As a photographer, I'm constantly taking photos. As a dad, my kids have grown up with a camera pointed at them their entire lives. We lived in Virginia when my son was born and sharing photos with our family and friends was not as easy as it is today. I still remember the first time I...

Posting Old Photos of My Kids OnlineC.C. Chapman

What is a Samsung Imagelogger?

Today, Samsung announced their new NX1 smart camera and as I sit here lusting over having one in my hands, I figured this would be a good time to explain what it means to me to be a Samsung Imagelogger photographer. To sum it up in my own unofficial words, the Samsung Imagelogger program brings together a...

What is a Samsung Imagelogger?C.C. Chapman

Sunday Morning Walk Around Fargo

I woke up early on a Sunday morning because it was the first time I ever found myself in Fargo, North Dakota and I really wanted to take my camera for a walk. I debated which one to use and opted for my Samsung NX30 with a 16mm f/2.4 lens. The streets were quiet and I barely...

Sunday Morning Walk Around FargoC.C. Chapman

Witches, Baseball and Beer With Team Lumia

Nokia is a company that understands how to work with influencers. Their approach seems to be to gather a variety of online influencers in a great city, bring them on a series of mini adventures and give them Lumia phones to document everything. Last year, I spent a weekend with them in Vegas and earlier this...

Witches, Baseball and Beer With Team LumiaC.C. Chapman

My First Boston Marathon

Going to college and now living in the Boston area, you'd assume that I've been to my share of Boston Marathons. I live two and a half miles from the starting line and have seen the finish line numerous times before the actual running. Yet, I had never watched in person. After the tragic events of...

My First Boston MarathonC.C. Chapman

Saturday With My Samsung NX300

When I first joined the Samsung Imagelogger program the first camera they gave me was the Samsung NX300. It has a funky retro look and comes in several colors. They gave me the brown one. I've tried to love this camera because of the tilt out screen on the back making for great angles and the...

Saturday With My Samsung NX300C.C. Chapman

Faces of Ghana – My First Photo Essay Using Storehouse

As a storyteller, I'm always looking at new ways to share the stories I want to tell. From the moment I first installed the Storehouse app on my iPad I wanted to use it. The mixed media ability and the beautiful user interface found me looking through new photo essays every morning and wondering when I...

Faces of Ghana – My First Photo Essay Using StorehouseC.C. Chapman

Samsung Galaxy NX Changes the Photography Landscape

Honestly, I never thought I'd be typing these words about a camera from Samsung. Yes, they make great televisions (I own several) and recently they've come on strong in the phone market, but the camera world has always been dominated by others. Over the last six months I've been taking part in the #ImageLogger program...

Samsung Galaxy NX Changes the Photography LandscapeC.C. Chapman

What I’m Packing to Cover The Hambletonian

Tomorrow I'm on an early flight to get me to the first press event for The Hambletonian and then I'll be spending the rest of the week at the racetrack learning and sharing everything I can about the event. Being hired to cover something instantly adds more pressure than just being invited to attend something. While...

What I’m Packing to Cover The HambletonianC.C. Chapman

The Marketing Value of Pictures vs. Photographs

One of the topics I discussed while teaching a section of creativeLIVE's Social Media Bootcamp was the difference between pictures and photographs.

The Marketing Value of Pictures vs. PhotographsC.C. Chapman

A Day Away From It All

School vacation week means that I rarely travel and I keep my calendar light so that if the family and I want to do something we can. Clarence and I had planned on taking Tuesday to go out and shoot photos. We didn't know what, where or why but we hadn't taken a day like...

A Day Away From It AllC.C. Chapman

My Grandfather’s Cameras

My grandfather was a lover of photography and passed that love on to me at an early age. This past weekend while visiting my parents for Easter I began going through an old box of some of his cameras and returned home with them. It was fun looking at them one by one and wondering what...

My Grandfather’s CamerasC.C. Chapman

My Instagram Decision

I love to experience life to the fullest and share those experiences with the world around me. It is part of my DNA as an explorer and storyteller. The tools of social media empower me to do this in ways I couldn't have imagined just a few short years ago. It wasn't easy for me to...

My Instagram DecisionC.C. Chapman

Getting Started Using Photography to Make Your Marketing Better

Human beings love looking at pictures. No matter what business you are in or budget you have, photography must be part of your content mix if you want to be successful. Everything from blog posts, to webinars, email newsletters and podcasts all need an image to represent them online as they are shared from network...

Getting Started Using Photography to Make Your Marketing BetterC.C. Chapman

Olympus Tough TG-1 Delivers While Kayaking in Costa Brava

Earlier this year, Laura and I traveled to Spain when I spoke at TBEX. The Visit Costa Brava tourism board showed us a great time after the conference was done with a series of expeditions around the Costa Brava area. You can see lots of photos from the trips, but today I want to focus...

Olympus Tough TG-1 Delivers While Kayaking in Costa BravaC.C. Chapman

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C.C. Chapman


Sketch of C.C. Chapman by Hey Instigator!There are many aspects OF who I am and what I do. Putting together THIS PAGE is one of my least favorite things to write because talking about myself is not my idea of a fun time.

When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”

Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.

Official bios and headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…


I’m constantly writing and always working on my next book. You may have read some of my published works including Amazing Things Will HappenContent Rules or 101 Steps to Making Video Like a Pro.

Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.


If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on Instagram and Flickr.

Marketing Consultant

With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters, and HBO.

I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing, and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.

Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.

Keynote Speaker

I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.

I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.

Advocate & Volunteer

I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.

I’m currently the President of the Board at Wediko, a member of the ONE Girls & Women Advisory Board, serve on the board of The Hockey Foundation and recently joined the No Kid Hungry Social Council.


Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.


On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.

I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.

I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.

Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.

Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.

To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.

Official Bio

C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better.  C.C. has taught classes for, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).

C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at


Fun Bio

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.

C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.

He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.


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I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.

I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.

Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.

With that in mind, my mailing address is:

9 C Medway Road #117
Milford, MA

Current relationships include:

  • Verizon FiOS provides me with service in exchange for a monthly post on technology of my choosing


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