Welcome Back / by Chris T

Wow, it's been a while. 

I'll admit I haven't stayed on top of my updates, but a lot has been going on since I last posted. Few photo gigs, some freelance stuff, CES is always a lot of work.

Anyways, hope the re-design is to your liking—Kyle Looney did an outstanding job sprucing the place up a bit, and you can now sift through personal and professional shots via the main page. In the coming days, I'll be snowed in, so you can bet I'll have a little bit of time to sift through some old work to post.

So much snow in Boston. Photo by Chris Thomas.

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I've had more than my fair share of experience shooting in snow, and I was thrilled to share USAToday's front page with Tom Brady the day after the Super Bowl with this article talking about it. If the terrible weather has done anything nice, it's allow me to spend a little more time on product photography

I definitely miss shooting in warmer days, but the extra indoor time is great to sand off rough edges in your technique, and obsess a little more about what makes a good article/graphic. 

Flagship smartphones are a source of intrigue, but often some consternation. It's amazing to me how much more I care about interface after reviewing most of the most popular models

Cameras have been interesting, and I've been shooting product photography here and there for other writers. Nikon's D750 is a pretty one, as is the Panasonic ZS40. I also shot one, two, three GoPro cameras (with cameos from my dog).


Anyways, if you're in the Boston area, stay warm! And learn how to cross country ski; looks like the T might crumble faster than anticipated with the upcoming funding cuts.