Christopher Dodds is a full-time freelance nature photographer, nature photography workshop & safari leader, blogger, teacher and lecturer specializing in birds. Many of his images have been published in world-class publications which include National Geographic.
Chris first discovered his love of the great Canadian outdoors during family and boy scout camping, and canoe and backpacking trips, after moving to Canada from England when he was eight. By the time he was fourteen, Chris thrilled at freezing fleeting glimpses of birds and the resulting ability to study every detail of their intricate beauty. Chris' passion for photography has taken several paths through the years; photojournalism, studio portraiture, commercial and wedding photography to name just a few. He apprenticed in colour and black and white chemical darkrooms, but today embraces the computerized, digital workflow. Chris is passionate about capturing images of nature in an artistic, yet technically perfect, manner.
Today Chris travels to some of the best locations in the world photographing, teaching nature photography workshops and leading nature photography safaris, and he is a popular lecturer. His images are collected and published regularly.
I am often asked what brand of equipment I use, and why. Ernst Haas once wrote: "The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE." Ken Rockwell also talked about tools of the trade, when he said "Maybe because it's entirely an artist's eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools."