This is where you would expect me to tell you about my life, how awesome I am, or why I am so superior to other people in this line of business. I would enjoy telling you how I have wrestled grizzly bears 10 feet tall. Maybe you would like hearing how I have taken on Velociraptors in my days as a young man. Even better is the story how I have traveled to the furthest reaches of space to stop catastrophic alien invasions. The problem will be that you might not believe my awesome stories.
I will keep these awesome stories for the campfire though. I’m just a man, taking pictures, trying to make a living. I ditched my education in computers in favor of pursuing my passion for photography. I enjoy a good cold beer on a warm day. I have a fondness of the outdoors.. I have enjoyed years capturing life’s unscripted moments. Hopefully, I can enjoy many more years of slacking off without fear of those grizzlies taking me out before my time.
My Philosophy is to capture those non-scripted moments. To capture the little details that this world really has to offer. From weddings to insects, I enjoy capturing the life, the details, and the moments that come and go in a flash.
Be sure to check out all of Chris’ great articles below.
Lighting is the most important part to any photograph. So what do you do when you cannot use devices such as flashes. Let’s take a look at some great ways to get creative with your lighting.
Are you looking to get started in macro photography? If so, here are a few things to help get you rolling in this small world!
Sometimes, you just have to take some time away from the camera to enjoy why it is that you do what you do.
Hitting a creativity rut can be extremely depressing for many folks. If you happen to find a lack of motivation to press the shutter button on your camera, it maybe time to venture into uncharted waters to find your lost love of photography.
Five things I learned on my very first UrbEx trip.
Holga has recently released two lens for DSLR users to enjoy. It is time to take the Nikon lens for a test spin and see if it lives up to the famous “toy” standards that Holga is know, and loved, for!
The rule of thirds may come across as a simple rule, yet it can make a very powerful image. This article will breakdown the rule of thirds and how you can use it to your advantage.
Shooting in low light situations can be daunting to many photographers. However, there are a few tricks that can go a long way to making this task easier and much more enjoyable. This article will cover three ways you can make shooting in the dark without a tripod a less nerve racking task.
There is a lot of debate between shooting JPG or RAW. Let’s dive into these two formats and look at why there is so much hype surrounding what file format you shoot
Time to tackle the controversy that is the manipulated image.
Sometimes all you need to do is change the perspective on your photo to make it really stand out. This article will take a gander at the advantage of how angles can really add a bit of punch to your everyday photos.
Grab your tightest spandex costume and prepare for training!
Get some great HDR images with a simple app right off the Mac App Store!
Shooting in public can be extremely intimidating for new photographers. Time to break free from that fear and begin shooting everywhere you go.
Great photo may come from great technique and spectacular glass, but there are tools you can use to help push your photos even further. Let’s take a look at five tools that will not break the bank, but will help you elevate your photography.
Here we are sitting on the final week of 2010. I hope that 2010 met you with all sorts of personal growth, new experiences, and an ever-increasing love for photography. As 2010 heads to a distant memory, it is now time to look at 2011 and how to make it a better year than 2010. Just how can you do that? It is not so hard!
Filterstorm takes programs like Lightroom, or Aperture, and brings them right onto your iOS device of choice. Filterstorm contains all the goodness of tonal curves, noise reduction, saturation, cloning, and so much more. It can even bypass size limitations that Apple imposed with a simple copy and paste technique.
Cold weather can be rough on camera gear. This week we will look at five ways you can keep your gear running and safe while you pretend you are a dragon with your breath. You know you do it!
Choosing a new camera lens can be an exciting and confusing time in any new photographer’s life. All these numbers and acronyms flying around are enough to give you a migraine. Let’s look at some lens basics to help you get a great lens on your camera.
Finding your photographic voice can be a complex process. This week I share my experience on how I found mine. Hopefully, this helps those of you looking for your voice, find a path to your pot of gold.
Obtaining great photos may seem like some closely guarded secret that only special members of the photography club are invited to learn. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, here are six simple steps to help you go from good photos to great photos.
Are you looking to get sharper images? Here are three easy tips to help get you down the road to sharper images without breaking the bank on new lenses.
Are you getting ready to purchase your first DSLR? There are a few considerations to take into account before you run out and drop hundreds of dollars on a sexy new camera.
In this article we’ll tackle the last part of the exposure triangle, ISO. This setting may be simple in what it does, but the role it plays in correct exposure is profound.
Shutter speed maybe a simple number, but the impact it can have on a photograph can make, or break, a great shot. In this article, we will look at how shutter speed is used to control light and portray movement in a photograph. Then, use this new found understanding to enhance your creativity!
Aperture plays a big role in so many photo setups. How does one even grasp what all these crazy numbers mean, or better yet, how they directly affect your photo? This article will peel away the complexity, give you some easy examples, and send you out into the world with a new powerful tool in your camera bag: an understanding of aperture.