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Photographer, Technologist and Writer. Chris Wright is a British photographer specialising in Travel and landscape photography.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mk III
  • Canon G1 X
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4 L
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L
  • Canon EF 35mm f1.4L
  • Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2L
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8
  • Canon EF 85mm 1.2L
  • Giottos Tripods
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Lee Filter System
  • Epson R3000 Printer
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Zombies On The March

Published October 23rd, 2011

Over 3,000 people marched the streets of Brighton yesterday dressed up as zombies for the annual Beach of the Dead celebration.

Brighton is particularly good at this kind of thing, last time I saw a community embrace Halloween with such graphic splendour was in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, about ten years ago. There it was mainly students. In Brighton, everyone, young and old joined in. Even some of the photographers (there were hundreds!) dressed up...

This is what the BBC had to say about it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15418899

Thanks to the organisers, Beach of the Dead, and the incredible enthusiasm of the participants. I'm looking forward to next year already!

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Instagram

Published October 15th, 2011

I've been messing around with the new version of Instagram on the iPhone4 since they released iOS 5.

They've added some filters and a tilt 'n shift function. I had some meetings in London yesterday and used the opportunity to try some shots. I use the iPhone camera or Camera+ to get the shot, then load the pictures into Instagram from the stack. Apply some filters and upload.

It's a diversion, but it's fun and with a bit of effort I bet I can get some decent photographs!

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RiP

Published October 6th, 2011

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

I don't know why I feel slightly shaken up by this news, but I do. Perhaps in recognition of the fact that death cheats us all in the end and that it only seems like a couple of weeks ago that Steve Jobs stood down as chief executive of Apple.

Whatever we think about the products, Apple is a company that changed the world, and without the focus, determination and vision of Steve Jobs, both the company and the world would have ...

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The London Street Photography Festival

Published October 5th, 2011

Last night's talk at the Brighton & Hove Camera Club was presented by Brett Jefferson Stott, director of the London Street Photography Festival and of Shoot Experience, an organisation that organises interactive and experiential photography experiences in partnership with organisations such as the Tate Modern.

I should own up that I've never really 'got' street photography. Anyone viewing my collection here will immediately see that. I like street photography and appreciate the images, but I don't connect to it in the way that I do Landscapes or Architecture. And that's a failing on my part, I very rarely see the picture that's about to happen when it involves people. That's one of the (many) critical skills that I lack.

Brett's talk threatens to change my attitude. I saw amazing photographs by the very eccentric Vivian Maier and extraordinary modern photographs from the winners of last year's London Street Photography Festival. I can now see past the distractions of lomography and s ...

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Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk - Brighton

Published October 1st, 2011

A blazing hot October day in Brighton saw the coincidence of Scott Kelby's worldwide photowalk and the London to Brighton Breeze VW Camper Run - with all that plus the ever enthusiastic Ian Pack organising the walk, there was no way this wasn't going to be a photo day!

Those who have read my previous posts about photowalks will be able to guess what happened. With fifty or so photographers let loose on the Volkswagon's, yours truly was not going to break the habit of a lifetime. Within about thirty minutes I'd lost the pack and by the time I'd finished with the Brighton Breeze, two hours later, I realised my erstwhile friends were probably several miles away shooting a fairground! Well, that will have to wait for another day.

One of these day's I'll learn to keep an eye on my friends as well as my photography. Thanks due to Ian Pack for another very entertaining walkabout!

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