Photography and being a photographer

Here’s some information on the photography side of things.

Pipemasters Hawaii - Chris Wray

A long time ago..

Yes, it was a very long time ago, but I used to be a professional photographer. What started out as a hobby, then turned into a business and sadly as most creative projects go – the fun ran out and I felt it killed my creativeness.

Headshots, Weddings, Products

This was the mainstay of my work projects. I really liked the product work. Mostly studio based, fiddling with lighting and setups a lot and trying to get rid of reflections in shiny things. I did a lot of dresses for ecommerce and a lot of cutouts. These were the days before the ‘remove background’ button.

My gear essentials

These are my travel tech items.

  1. MacBook Pro Laptop
  2. iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
  3. Sony A7SIII main camera
  4. Sony ZV-1 vlogging camera
  5. Rode little microphone

6. Rode 2 wireless Mics

7. DJI Pocket 2

8. Logitech MX Master Mouse

9. Logitech Keyboard

10. Assorted cables and psu’s

Q: Do you have any tips on getting started with Photography

Sure, try these for starters.

Q: What camera gear do you use?

Sony A7SII

Sony ZV1

DJI Pocket 2

DJI Drone

Q: What Applications do you use for editing

Final Cut Pro

Lightroom (Mobile and Desktop) as well as Lightroom Classic


I’ve just bought a subscription to Canva

Q: How did you get started in Photography

I was given a film SLR for my 18th Birthday and bought a digital SLR for my 40th. I started a photography business in my mid 40’s but gave it up after a few years. (The weddings were killers!!) – I took up video in my 50’s and started posting on YouTube and here we are .

Q: Where can I follow your photography adventures?

Instagram, where’s chris posts

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