About

 

chrisw

 

Chris is one of a very small select group of approved photographers on the Welsh Assembly Government’s Suppliers Framework, through which he regularly undertakes commissions for Visit Wales, Development Agencies and Cadw. Take a look at my portfolio here

Along with this work, Chris is also represented by many of the world’s leading stock photo agencies including  : 4 Corners, Getty Images, and Agefotostock, resulting in his pictures being published in over 50 countries. Take a look at my Stock Images here

His main goal in achieving good landscape photography seems to boil down to three things: composition, light and timing. Chris believes that this ingredient, light, its colour, quality and strength, is the single biggest influence on the success or otherwise of the final image. Much of his time is spent waiting for those magical moments when all the elements align.

So where did life start?

Chris has enjoyed working as a photographer for many a year, in fact it’s nearly 30 years. He grew up in the delightful West Sussex countryside at Fittleworth. After a short excursion into industrial electrics, he joined the Royal Air Force, and trained as a Ground Photographer. This was a great job, where he learnt all about Large Format (5×4) cameras and black and white printing. Chris covered all sorts of photographic tasks, from the simple report picture to Royal visits. It was whilst in the RAF that he discovered the Pembrokeshire coast, with a posting to RAF Brawdy. Chris has lived there ever since. And it was through a shoot several years ago that he found his second love, Fuerteventura – a great place to escape to and unwind and especially as their winters are great.