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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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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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Wow! Isn’t it great when you come up with a new project that ends up being way more fun than you anticipated, and then takes on a life all of its own! Makes all the hard work seem worth it that’s for sure. And so began the life of “Car-L”…  I first had the idea of using a remote control vehicle to get a camera up close and personal to wildlife after a trip to Africa in 2012. A friend gave me her son’s old remote… READ MORE >

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Chris was recently interviewed by Hotel Club (www.hotelclub.com). They are showcasing Australia and New Zealand’s top photographers in a feature called “Travel Photography Tips – from the experts”. Follow the link to see Chris’s full interview, and to read interviews by the other featured photographers. They make for some great reading. A small excerpt from Chris’s interview below… 1  What’s your ultimate travel photography destination? Anywhere new Preferably with wildlife, mountains or primitive cultures. I do find myself returning to Alaska and Papua New Guinea. 2 … READ MORE >


It is finally time to announce the winner’s of the recent Travel Photography Awards, of which Chris was one of the judges.  (Chris also gets to accompany the winner on an all expenses paid trip to Tahiti, where Chris will be the photo guide for the winner’s very own, private Photo Tour of the beautiful islands of Tahiti)! What an exciting process this has been! The judging was done online during the month of July by our panel of international experts:  Chris McLennan, Phil Keoghan, Jeff… READ MORE >


PRESS RELEASE: “Colours of our World” exhibition opening in Napier, featuring the work of world renowned New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan. Hot on the heels of his very successful Auckland exhibition “A Year in the Wild Life of Chris McLennan” (which attracted 150 people through on opening night) New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan announces “Colours of our World”, an exhibit of 27 of his favourite travel images from all corners of the globe. Whether a serious photography enthusiast and fan of Chris’s work, or dreaming of… READ MORE >


A quick visit to Wellington over the weekend where Chris ran a workshop “Magic Arms and Gaffa Tape” at the recent PSNZ Annual Convention. Hosted by Macalister Group in Auckland, Chris’s presentation covered the tools of trade required by a travel photographer.  He had the room kitted out with some of the usual – and the not so usual items – that he regularly uses on his travel photography assignments.  (You can see a list of some of the more unusual items Chris doesn’t leave home… READ MORE >

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Its that time again…  Spread the word and have all your photography friends and family subscribe to Beyondf8.com so they can get all the same exciting photography stories, news and reviews you do, and they will go in the draw to win some free product from one of our great sponsors – Hahnel. Up for grabs for all new subscribers for the month of April only we have one Hahnel World Travel Charger 2 (a very handy little device that has 2 USB outlets in the… READ MORE >

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You heard it here first!  Only a week to go and our brand new “PhotoTorial” app will be available on the App Store.  WE CAN’T WAIT!! As always with these things, the development process took slightly longer than we expected, which is a good thing and a bad thing.  Good because it meant we had more time to put more effort, more content, and more commitment into the entire process – which has been a hugely thrilling experience for us.  And bad because it has meant… READ MORE >


Great to see Chris’s Facebook page at 30,000 likes!  (30,005 at this exact minute).  A big shout out to Saw Esther from Yangon in Burma, who was the 30,000th “like”.  Great to see you on the site and I hope you enjoy Chris’s imagery and the stories behind those images.   To all you Google+ fans out there, let’s see if we can match that and reach 30,000 on Google+ sometime soon, spread the word! Well, its been a busy Christmas and New Year’s with plenty… READ MORE >

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I was in Australia recently for a few meetings, and while there was fortunate to attend the HP launch of their new tablets, the HP ElitePad and the HP ENVY x2. These will be available sometime early next year, and yes I’ve definitely put my name down on that waiting list! For those of you out there with Apple iPads or other branded tablets, these new devices are pretty unique and will really challenge the current tablets on the market in a whole new way. I came… READ MORE >

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