News from Timm Chapman

July 7, 2019: Portraits of the Landscape - Episode 4 - Photographing the Northern Lights

Portraits of the Landscape - Episode 4 - Photographing the Northern Lights

I've just released my fourth episode in my 'Portraits of the Landscape' series! In this video, I show you my tips for how to see the Northern lights, where and when to go, ways to improve your luck of spotting them and also technical tidbits on how I photograph them.

Click on this link and it will take you to the video. It's available in 1080p for those who like to see a high resolution version - if you like what you see, please give me a thumbs up on YouTube, share the link with your friends and Subscribe to my channel so that you'll be notified when I post a new adventure.

June 16, 2019: Episode 3 of Portraits of the Landscape released: Pripyat, the abandoned city

Episode 3 of Portraits of the Landscape released: Pripyat, the abandoned city

I've just released my third episode in my 'Portraits of the Landscape' series, and part two of my photographic expedition to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. In this video, I enter the abandoned city of Pripyat, the closest city to Chernobyl's doomed reactor and what was once home to 50000 - now an irradiated wasteland. 

This video takes you behind the scenes with me as I explore this mysterious place...

Click on this link and it will take you to the video. It's available in 1080p for those who like to see a high resolution version - if you like what you see, please give me a thumbs up on YouTube, share the link with your friends and Subscribe to my channel so that you'll be notified when I post a new adventure.

May 7, 2019: New episode of 'Portraits of the Landscape' has been released: Chernobyl

New episode of 'Portraits of the Landscape' has been released: Chernobyl

Hot on the heels of the premiere of HBO's new miniseries which chronicles the events at Chernobyl, comes my second episode in my 'Portraits of the Landscape' series: A trip into The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

This video series will give you insight into how I planned for a photo trip there, and then you'll accompany me into the Zone as I seek out to capture captivating images from this sobering area of our history.

Click on this link and it will take you to the video. It's available in 1080p for those who like to see a high resolution version - if you like what you see, please give me a thumbs up on YouTube, share the link with your friends and Subscribe to my channel so that you'll be notified when I post a new adventure.

Apr 9, 2019: New YouTube Channel released! - Portraits of the Landscape

New YouTube Channel released! - Portraits of the Landscape

Those of you that know me, are well aware that I am a still photographer and not a videographer, however that hasn't stopped me from starting my brand new YouTube Channel where I am starting a series I call, 'Portraits of the Landscape'. This video series will give you insight into how I plan for a photo trip, and then travel along with me on that specific tour as I seek out to capture portraits of the landscape in each locale!

The very first episode is up and it concentrates on my last trip: The Gobi Desert of China. Click on the image and it will take you to the video - if you like what you see, please give me a thumbs up on YouTube, share the link with your friends and Subscribe to my channel so that you'll be notified when I post a new adventure. 

I'm planning to release more episodes of China, the Arctic, New England, Vietnam, Cambodia...and so many more...

Remember that all my images from the Gobi, and my recent trip into China, are all 20% off if you order a fine art canvas or dye infused aluminum piece. Be sure to use the code FAREAST20 at checkout! Sale ends at the end of April.

Mar 19, 2019: Imagery from the mystical Far East

Imagery from the mystical Far East

Hi folks!

I spent most of February behind the Great Firewall of China seeking out amazing landscapes in which to photograph and share with you. Although China is the most populous country on the planet, it gets very few visitors from the Western world, especially out in the rural countryside, so I endeavoured to capture some imagery the type you may have never before seen.

I first visited in 2005, however that was to Beijing, the administrative capital of the country. This time I would venture deep into the West, stopping in the frosty wonderland of Zhangjiajie and the mystical mountains in the clouds of Huangshan, then off to the painted mountains of the Danxia landform and finally into the remote Gobi Desert to take intimate portraits of the sensual sand. I am quite proud of the results from the trip and I have been busy working on adding some of these curated images to my NEW IMAGES gallery; eager to hear your feedback.

For those of you that followed along with me on Facebook during the trip, you'll know it was quite the adventure with baggage delays, emergency repairs to my hiking boot and a tooth, plus a tangle of logisitcs, oodles of noodles and a phantasmagoria of fog. The posts are all still accessible on my facebook account, so if you missed any, check in!

If you find anything that speaks to you in my online gallery from my latest China trip, all fine art canvas and dye-infused aluminum orders from the NEW IMAGES gallery are 20% off until the end of April - Simply use the code FAREAST20 at checkout. The sale applies to online orders only!

Feb 6, 2019: New Category, Podcast Interview & Off to China!

New Category, Podcast Interview & Off to China!

The New Year is off to a busy start!   

First up, I have added a new category of images entitled 'Concert Photography' which groups a number of concerts I have photographed over the years. Many of these images are from my early days in photography (the mid to late 1980s), and all were shot on 35mm film. You may recognize one or two of the performers there!

Secondly, I was kindly asked by Mountaineering Photographer Matt Payne to sit down for a chat for his highly popular podcast series 'F Stop, Collaborate & Listen'. Matt features prominent landscape photographers from all over the globe for a chat on all things photography - if you haven't listened before, you will find his archive a veritable treasure trove of insight and inspiration. You can find a link to my podcast by clicking HERE

February will find me off to China in pursuit of more spectacular sights to capture with my camera and bring back here to share with all of you... I will be capturing mountains seemingly floating in the clouds as well as undulating sculptural dunes in the midst of winter. Plus - an always adventurous trip into real Chinese cuisine!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook for daily posts (when I am able to break through the Great Firewall of China)

All the best,
Timm