About

Chris

All the photography on this site is the work of me, Chris Shepherd. I am based in Epping Forest, Essex.

I am Location Editor and Moderator for the UK's leading photography website ePHOTOzine. I am a member of The Painting with Light Society - a group of top landscape photographers from across East Anglia.  In addition I am pleased to be part of the teams behind Images of Essex and Images of Suffolk.

Self Portrait,  Happisburgh Feb 2016

Chris on Happisburgh Beach, Feb 2016

 

Photography first interested me when I received the gift of a small "point and shoot" camera that started a love affair with photography which continues to this day.
For me the challenge of photography is one of reducing an image to its essentials, where a painter starts with a blank canvas and adds to it to get the final image, a photographer starts with an image and frames and crops till he/she gets to the image that they seek. The challenge I enjoy most is to reduce the beauty,history and atmosphere of a place down to a single frame.

All of the images on the site were captured digitally. Although I occasionally allow myself "flights of fancy" in PhotoShop, nearly all the images are the result of in-camera capture and processing to mimic traditional darkroom techniques. To me photography is more about capturing the moment, rather than constructing that moment later in a computer.

I am available for commissions - please use contacts to get in touch with your requirements.

  • Highly Commended & Judges Choice - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015
  • Shortlisted - Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2011/2014
  • Highly Commended - Black and White Photographer of the Year 2011
  • Shortlisted - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011

Camera Club Talks

Details of my camera club talks can be found here.

Where to See My Images

I hold various exhibitions throughout the UK - check my blog for the latest news.

Permanent Galleries and Exhibitions

In conjunction with The Painting with Light Society, I have images hanging in:
The Virgina Court Hotel
Cliff Avenue
Comer
Norfolk
NR27 0AN

 

ChrisOnTempleField.jpg
Chris on Temple Field, Upshire - Epping Forest. April 2009

Interviews

Published Work

I have had pictures and articles featured in:

  • The Sunday Times
  • BBC Country File Magazine
  • Britain Magazine
  • Essex Life Magazine
  • Black and White Photography Magazine
  • Outdoor Photography Magazine.
  • telegraph.co.uk
  • travel.aol.co.uk
  • culture24.org.uk
  • saga.co.uk
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