Chris Tin - Photographer Spotlight

 

I'm a 29 year old car nut.  If it has 4 wheels and an engine I generally want to drive it and push it to it's limits.  That being said I picked up the photography bug from my grandfather (one of the co-founders of the Toronto Camera Club) and since a young age have been learning more and more about that life.  I've been very lucky to be able to combine the 2 on many occasions and gotten to know many fantastic people along the way.

ESSENTIALS

Name: Gaelen Norman
Company: Big Boy Media
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia. Canada

Chris Tin - Photographer SpotlightChris Tin - Photographer Spotlight

Where are you from?
I grew up in Ontario and moved out to BC when iI was 9. It's been 20 years and I love this place!  


Chris Tin - Photographer Spotlight

Did you go to school for photography or was it something you picked up yourself?
No, I originally went to school to be a draftsman and ended up designing playgrounds for a few years.  Once the recession hit I went back to school to become a web developer and I love every minute of it.

How did you get into it?
I originally picked it up from my grandfather who was a fantastic landscape photographer.  As I grew older and got into cars I picked up my first DSLR and ended up shooting every local drifting event I could drive to.

How long have you been a photographer for?
6 years

 

Chris Tin - Photographer Spotlight Chris Tin - Photographer Spotlight

 

What's your style?
Wide. I shoot a lot of wide panning shots at drifting events and even a lot of other events I see more wide shots than most.

 

What kind of equipment do you use?
I shoot with my Nikon D700 and my 24-70mm 90% of the time. 

Chris Tin - Photographer Spotlight


Do you have any favourite locations for shooting?
On track.

 

What has been your most memorable assignment?
I got hired to shoot a collection of rare exotics very early in my career. It was a long day of almost 20 cars to shoot but I got the chance to drive a Countach, Testarossa and two jaguar E-types.


Chris Tin - Photographer Spotlight


What would you say to other enthusiast photographers out there who aspire to become a great photographer?
When you're starting out take as many opportunities as you can.  Find some better photographers than you and ask a lot of questions.

 

List your experiences and credentials
Cellblock D Official Photographer : 2009-Present NWN Official Photographer:  2008-Present Big Boy Media Owner: 2010 - Present Shot Formula D Seattle: 2009 - Present.

Chris Tin - Photographer Spotlight Chris Tin - Photographer Spotlight

Any final words?
I'm always around to answer questions if you see me on track or off feel free to stop me and say hi.

 

Click here to become part of the PASMAG RECON SQUAD

More Photographers

KC Image: Kevin Choi

My name is Kevin, I’m 29 years old. I’m just an average guy who likes cars and photography The Essentials Name: Kevin Choi Company: KC Image Location: Germantown, MD Website Facebook Fan Page Twitter The Interview Where are you from?…
Read More

Rsellos Photography: Rsellos Apanapao

Rsellos Apanapao of Rsellos Media (Rsellos Photography) has experience in many industries. From automotive to glamour and commercial to real-estate, he specializes in model, event and automotive photography. He currently resides in Durham, North Carolina but has racked-up many (air,…
Read More

Rodney Ty Photography: Rodney Ty

Name: Rodney TyCompany: Rodney Ty PhotographyLocation: Alhambra, CA, USA Describe in a sentence who you are. I am an automotive enthusiast/photographer. I believe I am a hard worker and slightly a little bit too much of a perfectionist, especially when…
Read More

ZDM Photography: Shawn Archibald

My name is Shawn Archibald, the 20 year old "Starving Photographer". I first got into photography in the middle / late part of my junior year in high school. I didn't start with a camera and CS5 though, it all…
Read More

Terence Gamble Photography: Terence Gamble

I'm Terence Gamble, AKA Mr5Starz. Probably the only original individual anyone has ever met. Just be ready for anything to fly out of my mouth. Most of the time I’m free-spirited, easy going, mellow and full of comedy gold. Love…
Read More