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We all know that what we “see” motivates a big part of our decision making process, especially when purchasing that extra something special (as opposed to every day consumer goods, where price is still the biggest factor). So why risk losing that potential customer to a competing business because you haven’t given them the best possible opportunity to really “see” your product? Using a professional photographer to capture your unique product or service allows you to engage someone who specialises in one thing and one thing… READ MORE >

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I was looking forward to the release of the EOS-1D X because I’d heard about the new developments in the sensor, the exposure system and in the AF System. The fact that the EOS-1D X was going to replace the EOS-1D Mark IV and the EOS-1Ds Mark III which is the earlier full frame sensor camera makes it a much more practical tool for the work that I do. My plan was to start using two EOS-1D X cameras instead of one of each of the other models…. READ MORE >


“Not far from Rotorua lies Te Urewera National Park, one of New Zealand’s 14 national parks and boasting the largest remaining stand of native forest in the North Island.  The jewel of Te Urewera is the stunning Lake Waikaremoana, named by the Maori to mean ‘sea of rippling waters’. A good way to experience the park is to hike the Lake Waikaremoana Track.  With huts scattered along 46 kms of trail winding around the scenic shoreline, a guided option provided by Walking Legends means you don’t… READ MORE >


Sunday News features a story and images on Chris McLennan, August 2012. “Chris McLennan has one of the most exhilarating jobs in the world.  The Kiwi wildlife photographer travels the planet, getting up close and personal with some of its most ferocious predators.  Tracking lions and leopards, staring into the jaws of man-eating crocodiles, and leaping into water alongside great white sharks, are all in a day’s work…”. Click to download PDF file and read the full article.


Which comes first, the successful photographer or the business photographer’s success? One of the biggest challenges facing professional photographers is how to attract, build and hold on to a successful client base. Particularly now with the continued advancements in digital photography meaning more and more people are taking up photography as their choice of career. The ability to send digital images quickly and effortlessly around the world has meant that New Zealand photographers are much more likely to be competing on an international stage. Which isn’t… READ MORE >


Chris McLennan on his experiences as a travel photographer. Excerpt’s from local NZ TV documentary on “the arts”, filmed and produced by Ashley McKenzie. Includes some of Chris’s fantastic imagery, as well as his views on how he has made it as a successful New Zealand photographer working on the international scene. Always wanted to be a travel photographer yourself?  This is how to make it happen…


LONDON 26-06-12 – Professional photographer Chris McLennan of New Zealand was presented with the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honorable Mention in the category of Nature for his image “Aurora Borealis” at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, June 9, 2012 was attended by photography fans in 72 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from National… READ MORE >

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Pro shooter Chris McLennan has been using one of the commemorative Flipside 500 AW bags for some time now. So when we launched the “I love the extra capacity and depth that the FlipSide 500 gives me. This makes it perfect for the Canon “one” series camera body and a range of lenses – yet it is still compact enough to make it quick and mobile. I regularly carry it on my bike or hiking when I don’t need a huge amount of gear. It easily accommodates the… READ MORE >


The “Travel Photographer of the Year” awards is a competition that I hadn’t previously entered.  It caught my attention after seeing the high caliber of winners in last years awards so I decided to give it a go… I was delighted to hear that my New Zealand based  ”Spirit of Adventure” portfolio received the “highly commended”  award and in fact all of the four portfolios and five individual images that I entered made it through to the finals! This is the premier international travel photography awards showcasing travel imagery to… READ MORE >

Well if you guessed a bunch of camera gear, lens tissues, a few filters and a tripod, you’d be right!! But what about all those other silly little things that good photographers end up with in their “kit”?  Strange items that for whatever reason have made the photographer’s job that little bit easier, and have therefore become a standard item on their “can’t do without” list? I braved fire and brimstone, (well, just a locked door actually) to find Chris’s favourite camera backpack and completely empty… READ MORE >

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