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Chris Gin

Chris Gin is a landscape photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. You can view more of his photos on Facebook, Flickr, or his website.

A Guide to Aerial Photography (With Some Stunning Examples)

A Guide to Aerial Photography (With Some Stunning Examples)

A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to do a helicopter flight around Queenstown, New Zealand. It was my  first attempt at aerial photography (my first time in a helicopter in fact) so I’m by no means an expert, but I thought I’d share some tips and photos from my flight. Flight Options The […]

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Photo Location Guide: Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Photo Location Guide: Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo is one of the most famous and popular tourist attractions in New Zealand. While that means it’s been photographed many times by everyone from tourists to professional photographers, it didn’t stop me spending a few days there on my last trip to try and get some of my own shots. Where is it? […]

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TRAVEL FEATURE: Fantastic Photos From 8 Days in the South Island of New Zealand

TRAVEL FEATURE: Fantastic Photos From 8 Days in the South Island of New Zealand

Autumn is my favourite time of year for photography and each year (since I started taking photos) I like to spend a week or so in the South Island to try and catch the beautiful colours. This year I decided to spend some time in Tekapo, Twizel, and Wanaka and was rewarded with some beautiful […]

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How This Award Winning Coastal Photograph Was Taken

How This Award Winning Coastal Photograph Was Taken

We asked New Zealand landscape photographer and Flickr superstar, Chris Gin, to tell us how he got this great photograph. Here’s what he had to say: Every now and again I get asked how I get such vibrant colours in my photos. People often assume I have really good Photoshop skills or use HDR software […]

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How Using Strong ND Filters Can Create Awesome Results

How Using Strong ND Filters Can Create Awesome Results

This is a guest post from Chris Gin – you can see more from Chris at his Website, Flickr and Facebook. As a landscape photographer I rely heavily on filters. The ones I use most often are my graduated neutral density (GND) filters which help balance the intensity between the sky and foreground. However another […]

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Landscape Photography For the Serious Amateur

Landscape Photography For the Serious Amateur

This is a guest post by New Zealand landscape photographer, Chris Gin. Some of you might recognise images from Chris’ Flickr stream that we have used in our collections before. I’ve been into landscape photography for a couple of years now. It’s a fantastic hobby and hugely rewarding, but also has a bit of a […]

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