Most followers of the site will know that Chris is currently travelling in Botswana, probably hiding out in a “hide” somewhere, witnessing and no doubt photographing much of Sth Africa”s amazing wildlife… So I thought I’d get the juices flowing by sharing an album of some shots Chris took during an afternoon at the Auckland Zoo last year (with kids in tow), while out testing the new II series 300 f2.8L and 400 f2.8L for Canon. This is just to remind enthusiastic photographers that if you… READ MORE >
Entering photo competitions takes time and money and up until recently I guess I hadn’t seen it as an important part of my work. I was too busy simply doing my job! But I have since realised that industry recognition does play a part in your development and achievement as an artist (even if it just helps your ego), so in 2009 I entered a few images into the 2009 Great Outdoors Photo Comp (sponsored by National Geographic at the time). As a first time entrant… READ MORE >
Its always great to have a number of shots in your portfolio that people come back to again and again… My freestyle Motorcross shot of Levi Sherwood is that kind of image, and I still get asked on a regular basis – “How did you get that shot”? Popular Photography Magazine in the US ran a “How To” article on this photo, and so I’ve included it here for those of you interested. I think the highest praise I have received for this image (apart from… 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…”. Click to download PDF file and read the full article.