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Chris Summers
Works at : You call this work?
Attended Brooks Institute
Lives in Kingwood
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My favorite seat in the house as long as it is heading somewhere interesting to take some pictures!  Sadly not this month.
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San Antonion Botanical Gardens. HDR just seemed like a good choice as the sun was high and creating all kinds of contrasty shadows. There are several similar statues by the same artist in other areas.

#sanantonio #Texas #art #museum #sculpture #HDR #hdrphotography #hdrphoto #stilllife #bestpicture  
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This week brought us 2 new grandchildren which makes #16 and #17. Soon we will need to start a sports league or something. Twin babies, the boy came first followed by his sister 20 minutes later. The babies were full term +3 days and healthy. His name is Breandan William Basil, weighed 7lbs 1oz and was 20 inches in length and she is Adelaine Eleanor Rae, weighed 6lbs 9oz and was 19 inches. It was a home birth and all went extremely well.  Their older brother is happy to have some new potential playmates

#baby #babyboy #babygirl #twins #babyphotography #family #birth #familyphotography #love  
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Visiting churches in San Antonio this week, this is the beautiful San Fernando Cathedral near the Riverwalk. Originally built in 1738, it is one of the oldest churches in the United States still being used on a daily basis.

#sanantonio #texas #churchphotography #hdrphotography #hdrphoto #hdr #architecturephotography #worship  
#TravelThursday curated by +Laura Mitchum
#HistoryThursday curated by +Matt Shalvatis
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So proud of my kids and how they have grown up to be such great adults! My daughter, granddaughter and my youngest son! Taken just after the sunset in Bremerton, WA.

I love my Canon M and the 22mm lens for fast and sharp low light images

#canonusers #canonphotographers #canonphotography #canon #familyphotography #familyportraits #kidsphotography #sunsetphotography #sunsetphotos #naturallight #washingtonstate  
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This time last week we were setting up for my daughter's wedding in Kitsap State Park in Washington State. Lovely wedding later that day and the rain held off until Sunday!  Since they hired a photographer I just played around with my Canon M and the 11-22mm lens.

#canonusers #canonphotography #canonphotographers #Kitsap #washingtonstate #magicalmoments #portraitphotography  

#children #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer
#LowAnglePhotography  curated by +Jeremy Lavender
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Pumpkin carving with the  younger grandchildren. The 6 year old said the insides were "disgusting".
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Just for Halloween! Wondered around one of the old cemeteries in #Galveston  

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Flowers from Pikes Place Market for the wedding last Saturday!

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Dinner out with my wife in Galveston for her birthday. The Canon EOS M and 22 mm lens are great for shooting in low light in restaurants!

#foodphotography #food #dining #eatingout #restaurant #restaurantphotography #canonusers #canonphotographers #galveston  
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Education
  • Brooks Institute
    Commercial Photography, 1976 - 1979
  • Peachtree High school
    1969 - 1974
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
July 25
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
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!
Work
Occupation
Photographer specializing in travel, nature, landscape, editorial, and general advertising
Employment
  • : 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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