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Welcome! My journey into photography started relatively recently, after settling in Germany about 6 years ago and working my dream job as a video game designer. This meant I had some disposable income and time for a new hobby.

While growing up, photography was a passing interest, due to my father, and the appreciation for cinematography, but I never purchased a dedicated camera or invested time into it.

I took the plunge and bought a Sony NEX3 mirrorless camera, the size, manual controls and price all made sense. With that out of the way, I got straight onto Youtube and started the never ending learning process. Head over to my learning page where I link some of these incredible free resources, which taught me just about everything I know, and completely for free.

Forcing myself to use manual exposure, I quickly got the hang of the technical aspects of photography, I suppose my knowledge of video game development helped that no end. Suddenly I was left scratching my head, "What kind of photos do I enjoy taking?" 

 

My entire life I've been excited by Landscapes and Cities, the contrast between to two fascinates me, but in a way they are very similar, in terms of how you approach a shoot. Living in Frankfurt gave me ample opportunity to practice urban landscapes, and when travelling, I make sure to visit geologic places of interest.

Several years after buying my first camera, I decided it was time to go all out, so I purchased a Canon 5dMkII and have never looked back since, a vast majority of my disposable income is spent on camera equipment and travel to get the best use out of it. I simply adore taking photos and sharing my experiences.

These days I live in Raleigh, North Carolina and work for Epic Games, Inc. America contains a wealth of the worlds most photogenic location, so now I just have to get out and shoot.

More recently, I've taken keen interest in movie making and the art of storytelling, certainly photography can achieve that, but the two forms of art share many similarities so broadening my experience can only benefit both. Thanks for visiting, feel free to contact me below. - Chris

 

 

Chris kay

 
 
Me at Igen volcanic crater in Indonesia - July 2016

Me at Igen volcanic crater in Indonesia - July 2016

 

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“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” – Ansel Adams