About - Chris Ibbotson Photography

I have one of the best hobbies in the world, a hobby that not only gives me freedom to travel and explore but one which is truly good for the soul. I am a landscape photographer based in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. I have always had a love for photography but it wasn’t until 2012 that it became a passion, a passion which quite literally…saved my life. After a painful relationship breakup landscape photography gave me a new found purpose, it opened up a fresh way of life and it quite literally brought me from ‘darkness’ into ‘light’…the light which I now chase and strive to capture in my images.

Born in Germany but lived most of my life in Northern Ireland, I am very fortunate to live within an hour’s drive of some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, a landscape so full of raw beauty with its golden beaches, sweeping bays and rugged cliffs. A landscape so full of charm it brings peace and joy to young and old. From the lush green valleys of the Glens of Antrim to the high, narrow and windy road over Torr Head and on to the magnificent Giant’s Causeway. A coastline with its many quaint harbours and ancient castles perched high above the ocean, all these hidden gems all ready to explore with views which are truly divine. This proximity to the North Antrim Coast and many parts of Northern Ireland have helped shape my passion for the great outdoors and fostered my interest in Landscape Photography. I hope my photographs capture inspiring moments of the environment, which are the result of meticulous planning and preparation.

I have been fortunate enough to win a number of awards from Discover Northern Ireland and recently The People’s Choice Award in a UK wide photography competition run by the prestigious Millennium Hotels. My work has featured in many leading tourism magazines like 'The Northern Ireland Visitor's Journal' and ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ as well as in leading photography magazines like 'Digital SLR Photography’ and ‘Outdoor Photography’. I have had work commissioned and displayed by The National Trust as well as an extensive quantity shown on BBC Television.

All photos displayed here can be purchased as prints, mounted, fully framed and canvas options at very competitive rates (See Pricing page for sizes, costs and example photos of finished products). Please also feel free to contact me regarding commercial licensing of my work, commissions or attending your camera club as a guest speaker.

Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6L IS USM Lens
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 tripod with MHXPRO-3W X-Pro 3-Way Head
Lee 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filters
Lee 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 Hard Edge Graduated Neutral Density Filters
Lee Little Stopper (6 Stops) Neutral Density Filter
Lee Big Stopper (10 Stops) Neutral Density Filter
Lee Landscape Circular Polariser


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