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While this is our photography blog site, I also thought it might be of interest to post a few pics of our new holiday (eventual retirement) home which we built in the South Island of New Zealand and have been enjoying immensely over the summer holidays. I know a lot of our customers (who we also consider friends) have been asking… The house was built (by fantastic local builder “Rusty”) over six months using SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) supplied by Formance in New Zealand. It has… READ MORE >

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As we say goodbye to 2016, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year, and to thank you all for your friendship and interest in Chris’s work throughout the year. Its been another busy year with commercial shoots for Snowshoe Resort in the US, Great Sights in the Bay of Islands, the Sheraton Full Moon Resort and Spa in the Maldives, Pure Fiji / South Sea Cruises / Waitui / Remote Resort / Sofitel and… READ MORE >

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MEDIA RELEASE \ For immediate release \ May 2016 \ Blue Lagoon Cruises, Awesome Adventures Fiji Launch New Season’s Brochures. Images by World Renown Kiwi Photographer Featured. The new season’s brochures from Blue Lagoon Cruises and Awesome Adventures Fiji feature stunning images taken by internationally acclaimed photographer Chris McLennan during a recent on-location shoot commissioned by the companies. The cover shot on the Awesome Adventures Fiji brochure is an aerial depicting a sparkling azure ocean, snorkelers and a rustic Fijian reed raft.  It’s one of those ‘invite… READ MORE >

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It’s not every day my job resembles a top secret James Bond 007 assignment.  But when Nikon Global asked me to undertake a photo shoot using their brand new, yet to be released, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens things certainly started to look that way.  At the time there were only two of these lenses in existence, the one winging its way to me and another sent to a top portrait photographer in the UK.  Upon receiving the lens (hand delivered to me at… READ MORE >

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“A talented photographer and generous mentor for enthusiasts and up-and-coming photographers, Chris McLennan is a Nikon Ambassador based out of New Zealand and a valued Loweprofessional”.  (Lowepro’s Vimeo channel). To learn more, watch this video put together by Lowepro of Chris at work in the field photographing grizzly bears in Alaska. Hear Chris talk about his profession, how he made it as a successful travel photographer, what he considers important to his job, and what he loves about photography.  Filmed on location in Alaska by Josh… READ MORE >

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For those of you following Chris on Facebook you will know he has been flying the SteadiDrone UAV multirotors and loving the results he has been getting with his Nikon Coolpix A.  We are currently setting up to take a larger camera on board the Mavrik drone, and are excited about the possibilities this is bringing not only for ourselves, but also for our commercial clients! In fact, we have been so impressed by the SteadiDrone products and the excellent customer service by the manufacturing team… READ MORE >

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I’ve not long waved goodbye to Chris who is now winging his way with Air Tahiti Nui to French Polynesia and a meeting with Sesh Sareday – the 2014 Amateur Winner in our Travel Photography Awards and recipient of this wonderful travel prize of a week in the tropics with Chris. Time to explore, relax and of course take a few epic photos of course! Day One of their itinerary (put together by the wonderful folk at Tahiti Tourisme) sees Chris behind the wheel as they… READ MORE >

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The judges have made their decision and the winners of the 2014 Travel Photography Awards have been announced and are online at the website here – www.TravelPhotographyAwards.com/winners/2014. Why don’t you grab yourself a nice cuppa, put your feet up and have a scroll through the winning and finalist entries for some stunning photography from places as far apart as Norway, New Zealand, Alaska and Tahiti.  Myanmar (Burma) was a hot favourite with a number of the winning portfolios from this unique and mystical travel destination. In… READ MORE >

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That’s right, June is the last month to enter the 2014 Travel Photography Awards. Don’t miss out, gather together your best travel photos and enter online for your chance to win from some great prizes, including a fabulous all-expenses-paid, 7 nights in French Polynesia on your very own private photo tour with renowned travel photographer Chris McLennan. Enter online now! www.TravelPhotographyAwards.com Already entered? Don’t forget to get your friends and family voting for your chance to win a brand new Professional DreamColor graphics monitor from HP. The… READ MORE >

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We made you all wait a little bit longer this year, but the 2014 Travel Photography Awards are now open for entries!  With an all new-look website, new prizes and new judges, we can’t wait for you to jump online and check us out. Visit the new website here – www.travelphotographyawards.com. French Polynesia Awaits you!  1st place winner (Amateur category) will be jetting off to French Polynesia for a personalised photo tour of the region alongside renowned travel photographer Chris McLennan.  Includes flights, accommodation, meals and… READ MORE >

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Its that time of year again and we will shortly be kicking off our 2014 Travel Photography Awards!! And with quite a few changes this year… New look website (see below), Pro and Amateur categories this time, new prizes, new judges… Its all very exciting as we put the finishing touches on the website ready for launch in February. If you want to read about the prize winner Dana Allen’s trip to Tahiti last year then have a look at this post here. Otherwise, start putting… READ MORE >

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