The world is an incredible place, we love to travel and visit new places taking our cameras with us. We are Chris and Diane Chapman and we've been traveling and exploring for many years, camera in hand. We are happy to share our unique encounters and hope you will be inspired to travel and experience whats out there.
About us. Well we are a couple of amateur photographers that have a passion for all aspects of photography. From the essentials of Light, Aperture, Speed and ISO to the intricacies of post processing. No matter what's in front of the camera we’ll do our best to get a decent photo.
We both have a primary interest in photographing wildlife, but we also enjoy the challenges of aviation photography, trying to capture the motion and character of the aircraft.
About our gear. After a few years using Nikon we did the unimaginable, swapped all our gear and went back to Canon. As we got older, it became challenging carrying around the 1DXII and the big white lenses so we swapped yet again to the smaller and lighter mirrorless gear available from Sony and Olympus.
Our current setup is the formidable Sony A9, most often equipped with the 400 2.8 GMaster and, for that extra bit of reach, we add the 1.4x teleconverter. For landscapes we have the the A7RIII high megapixel body fitted with either the 70-200 F4 GMaster or the 16-35 2.8 GMaster. Our Olympus equipment includes the OMD EM1X with the 12-40 Olympus M-Zuiko 2.8 Pro, the M-Zuiko 40-150 Pro and several of the many incredibly sharp primes including the M-Zuiko 300mm f/4 often fitted with the 1.4 Teleconverter. We originally had an Olympus PEN-F for our walk about camera but have recently switched to the Fujifilm XPro-3 after experimenting with with various film rangefinder cameras.
With our quest for a better photographic experience and an interest in improving all areas of our photography we have gone back to the "future" and delved into film. We have a Hasselblad 500 C/M equipped with the 80mm 2.8 and getting used to no autofocus, metering and having to wait for the results is really going back to our roots in photography. Making this seeming backward step has given us renewed interest and enhanced our understanding of the photographic skill set required to get good images without all the bells and whistles of our digital cameras.