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Chris Rankin

Chris is currently the CFO of a small manufacturing company in the Brazos Valley. Prior to his career in accounting/finance, he spent 10 years as commercial photographer providing images for national and regional advertising. Chris is an avid outdoorsman and has a background in forestry. He spends as much time in the field as he can and for the last several years he has concentrated  on nature photography.


What’s in the bag?

Chris’s list of equipment includes Canon 5D MK III & II bodies. His favorite lenses for nature photography are the Canon 500mm f/4,the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L, the Canon 16-35, f/2.8 L II and the Canon 180 macro lens. He also carries 1.4x and 2x tele-converters. For additional light, he utilizes the Canon 600EX-RT, the 430EX-RT and the Canon MR-14EX II ring flash.

Upcoming Events

April 2018
April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drive your own car to Galveston Island State Park for a delightful, natural experience. Chris will introduce you to photographing wildlife from a kayak. Enjoy paddling in a provided kayak while slowly exploring the marshes of Galveston Island State Park, one of the area’s premier ecological jewels. This 2,000-acre public park offers a multitude of habitats that support a wide variety of birds like herons, egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, shorebirds and possible overhead raptors like ospreys looking for prey. The kayaks…

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April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Kathy Adams Clark for an evening and night of photographing in the marshes of Galveston Island State Park.  The evening begins with instruction about how to photograph in low light.  As the light changes from sunset to twilight, this workshop includes more individual photo opportunities.  As the night progresses, there will be opportunities create images using flash and  moving man-made lights. Mandatory Equipment: Tripod, DSLR/mirrorless/bridge camera with wide angle lens, small red flashlight. Shutter release and flash are optional…

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