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Chris Summers
Works at : You call this work?
Attended Brooks Institute
Lives in Kingwood
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Went on an off road expedition and really need to wash my car now!
+Land Rover USA
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Playing around today with Perfect Effects 8 on some images from the US Naval Academy. The fun thing about this kind of software is it makes you go back and look at images you took in the past and see what their potential is now.

#perfecteffects8 #ononesoftware #USNA #HDR #hdrphotography #canonusers #annapolis  
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What could be better than spending the morning fishing the Golden Horn at the Galata Bridge in Istanbul with a view of the New Mosque. At this time of year most of the fishermen are catching hamsi, or mackerel. They will be rolled in flour and fried whole in some hot oil!

#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday curated by +Blake Harrold and +Michael Blyde and #nauticalwednesday curated by +StPaul Herrman +Dale Collins and +Annelies Jansen
#wetwednesday curated by +Jen Baptist 
#istanbul #istanbultravel #turkey #turkeytravel #travelphotography #canonusers #fishing #fisherman #cityscapephotography #streetphotography  
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I would be game for that.  Love most seafood. In Germany, most people seasoned whole Mackerel, wrapped it in aluminum foil and baked it for about 15 minutes.

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Thanks to +Rick Sammon for sharing this discount link. Now that I have endless possibilities to recreate my images in other ways I will never get away from my computer!
 
Hey gang... Topaz simplify is on sale for 50% off until the end of February. Use this code - febsimplify - and this link:
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#topazlabs  
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Glad my sweetie +Sarah Durham Summers  is heading home today from another week in LA. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

#love #valentinesday2014 #valentinesday #bemyvalentine2014 #cupid
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Glad I made it home, too!
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Worth passing on. I always enjoy good public awareness advertisements. This one from Thailand by Wacoal Thailand for their Beauty Inside campaign. Consists of 3 videos, all with rather emotional endings. About 20 minutes in length but worth it.

More: http://www.mybeautifulwoman.org/

#mybeautifulwoman  
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I always enjoy walking the back street off of the tourist routes when we travel. Wandering around Istanbul a few blocks from the Grand Bazaar we found streets with clothing for regular Turkish people more so than tourists. These little Sultan costumes are for boys to wear at their circumcision parties, a ritual of passage that usually occurs when a boy is between 8 and 14 and is seen as a step towards manhood. The jackets and ties I assume are for boys who have become young men!

#streetphotography #fashion #istanbultravel #turkeytravel #travelphotography  
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Thanks to +Matt Kloskowski and #kelbyone for a great session today in Houston on #adobelightroom5 , Matt did a great job as the solo presenter covering all sorts of training topics and I for one learned a lot of new tricks and came away happy even if I didn't win the big door prize! #kelbytraining is one of the best resources for staying on top of new software techniques.
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Inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul one man prays to God. I hope his prayers were answered.

#sacredsunday curated by +Charles Lupica +Manfred Berndtgen & +Bill Wood

#istanbul #istanbultravel #turkeytravel #turkey #canonusers #travelphotography #mosque #mosquearchitecture
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Soooooo Beautiful!  Wish I had been there too!  THX Chris

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Love it, makes a better heart than my attempt with pink flamingos
 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are two Black-necked swans that I photographed yesterday. I was waiting to see if I could capture the two of them together so that their necks made the symbol of a heart. When it happened, it was in front of a tree that was intertwined. I thought it was a nice symbol for these two swans that mate for life. 
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Photographer specializing in travel, nature, landscape, editorial, and general advertising
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  • : You call this work?
    1980 - present
    Chris Summers has spent the last 34 years shooting pictures in Houston, Texas where he owned and operated a studio specializing in corporate, retail, fashion and industrial photography. For the past eight years his work has centered more on travel, nature, landscape and wildlife images as well as children's portraiture.
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Currently
Kingwood
Previously
Houston - Santa Barbara - Atlanta - New York
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I'd rather be taking pictures!
Introduction
Photographer, chef, wine collector, woodworker, auto mechanic, traveler, husband, father and grand father.

I spent 30 years taking pictures for a living, some very fun times and some rather boring ones depending on the client or the subject matter. I am now focusing on what I want to photograph; nature, landscapes, travel, family and such and not so much on what an art director or client tells me they want. The pay sucks but I'm having more fun and I have way better equipment then when I had my studio!

I finally have my own woodworking shop to satisfy my urge to play in sawdust and so far I still have all my fingers. I enjoy cooking and entertaining family and friends and sharing a good glass of wine as well!
Bragging rights
My lovely wife, 8 children, 14 grandchildren, food in the pantry and a roof over my head!
Education
  • Brooks Institute
    Commercial Photography, 1976 - 1979
  • Peachtree High school
    1969 - 1974
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Gender
Male
Birthday
July 25
Relationship
Married