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Exposure Pro: Chris McLennan

Travel photographer Chris McLennan has visited over 40 countries and shares his amazing photos from lands far flung on Exposure Pro.

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Lexy Savvides
Lexy is an on-air presenter and award-winning producer who covers consumer tech, including the latest smartphones, wearables and emerging trends like assistive robotics. She's won two Gold Telly Awards for her video series Beta Test. Prior to her career at CNET, she was a magazine editor, radio announcer and DJ. Lexy is based in San Francisco.
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Star trails, Angel Fire, New Mexico

Name: Chris McLennan

Chris McLennan

(Credit: Chris McLennan)

Biography: Chris was born in New Zealand and now spends his time travelling the world as a professional photographer on assignment for travel and tourism clients.

He has worked in over 40 countries so far, and on a day-to-day basis can be found in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, tracking grizzly bears in Alaska or documenting a winter expedition travelling over 1200km on a snowmobile.

Most recently, Chris was the keynote speaker at the Photographic Society of New Zealand's Northern Region convention. Chris offers a range of exclusive photo tours, as well as the chance for fellow photographers to build their skills on adventures around the world.

Selected Awards List

Gold at PICA Victoria (2011), Silver at National Print Awards Australia (2011), National Geographic Traveler PDN Photo Awards: Finalist Travel Portrait Category (2011), National Geographic Traveler PDN Photo Awards: Winner Outdoor Sports Category (2010 and 2009), International Black & White Spider Awards: Honors People Category (2010).

Artistic statement

I love thinking outside the square and I don't shy away from breaking the rules in pursuit of a great image. I'm always looking for a new angle, whether it is bolting my camera to a skateboard or a motorbike, taking a mountain bike shot from underwater, shooting an action ski shot straight into the sun, or anything else that might give me a different kind of look. The fun bit is definitely seeing the results when an idea I've come up with has really worked well and gives me a great shot. A photographer is only as good as his last picture. My favourite photograph is the one I'm going to take tomorrow!

Video interview

More of Chris' work can be viewed on his website, Chris McLennan Photography or follow him on Facebook. Chris is a Hewlett Packard DreamColor-sponsored professional.

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One-and-a-half-hour exposure
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Mountain biking, Angel Fire, New Mexico

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

100-metre abseil (rappel) into the "Lost World" underground cave system.
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Inupiat Eskimo woman, Alaska

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Burano Island, Italy

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Galena, Alaska

Northern lights (aurora borealis) with tent and dog team
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Utah, USA

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park near Moab
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Skateboard

Taken with the camera mounted to the front of the board. Fired by Chris McLennan with remote whilst riding the skateboard.
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Huli Wigman, Tari Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Traditional Huli culture is highly developed and strikingly executed in dress and personal decoration. Huli men wear striking decorative woven wigs of human hair. The hair is usually the wigman's own, supplemented by hair donated by wives and children.
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Konmei River Village, Papua New Guinea

Life in the remote and primitive village. The Konmei River runs into the Karawari River, which runs into the Korosameri (which drains the Blackwater Lakes) and then into the Sepik just near Mindimbit.
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Sunset in the Yasawas, Fiji

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Camera mounted on dog sled, Alaska

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Central North Island, New Zealand

A mountain bike river crossing photo taken from underwater.
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Anna Creek Cattle Station, South Australian Outback, Australia

Kymberley and Randall at sunrise
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Auckland, New Zealand

Catching some big air at Woodhill forest, Elmo Cotter is the rider.
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Freestyle moto-X aerial stunts, New Zealand

Levi Sherwood is the rider
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Katmai National Park, Alaska

Brown bears (grizzlies)
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Xingping, Guilin province, China

Cormorant Fisherman in the Lijang (Li) River
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Vail, Colorado, United States

Vail Mountain
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Vail, Colorado

Hummingbird in flight

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