This is usually where I mention how I came across Chris’ work. In this case Chris found me. Some of his friends, Chris Martin, Angel Colour and Achim Harding, have of course been on RAW. Anyway Chris loves the 50L 1.2 which is an amazing lens, so yet another 50mm lover on RAW. Enjoy!
Tell us a little about yourself?
Im Chris, Im a husband, a dad, and a photographer. That pretty much sums me up!
What made you get into photography?
I got started in photography basically just like a lot of people I guess. I had a Panasonic Lumix point and shoot that I loved and would go around just taking pictures of things. It wasn’t until I was in NYC and I picked up a Canon XS that I got hooked. As soon as I realized the possibilities of Manual Exposure it just took off from there.
How did you get started?
Music. I bought a 50mm 1.4 USM (Canon) and shot a band for a friend and then from there I just started shooting constantly. Eventually I moved over to weddings, which is where I wanted to be anyways.
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
Weddings, there is absolutely nothing better to me than capturing the most important day of someones life. I love seeing my clients reactions to their images when I sit down to design their albums, its just magical.
What gear are you using?
Currently I am shooting with a Canon 7D, Canon 40D, Canon 50mm 1.2L, 100mm IS 2.8L Macro, Canon 8-15mm 4L, Canon 28-135 3.5-5.6 USM IS, bunch of 580exII Speed lights, Novatron Studio lighting (not used to often)
Whats your favourite lens and why?
Canon 50mm 1.2L hands down. It has the most amazing bokeh and its tack sharp at f1.2 it has completely changed the way I shoot.
How are you marketing yourself?
Word of mouth mainly. I have a website, blog, Facebook but honestly I look for word of mouth referrals the most. 85% of my work comes from word of mouth and they are always the best clients to deal with because they trust you right from the start from their friends past experience with me.
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
I have so many favorites but this shot is one of them
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
Yes, listen to what other successful photographers are telling you about the business. When I first started I thought I knew what I was doing and I didn’t need to listen to anyone. But quickly I found that to be wrong. I have hit a lot of speed bumps because of that reason. So many mistakes could easily be avoided if you are just open to a little criticism and a little business education.