Meet the OUTLAW – Chris Onions

Chris Onions
My wife says she’s always impressed, but not sure if that’s my photography, or something else….
Length of NOPS Membership?
Joined July 2014

Personal website link, flickr, facebook etc …..
Need to sort out flickr
How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve always had an interest in photography. My father was pretty keen and I used to take a few shots on his Yashika when I was a teenager.
I kept it going for a while with my own camera until my finances were hijacked by marriage, kids and business. I had a print business for 25 years (Litho/Digital/Large Format) so I was always brushing shoulders with photographers and designers.
Around 5-6 years ago I got back into photography with the purchase of my first DSLR. I sold my business two years ago and have steadily spent more time with the camera and am enjoying it a great deal.
In terms of hobbies, photography comes third after skiing and golf. I think age and physical ability will rearrange that order in the next few years though!
First camera?
First was a Praktica, followed by an Olympus OM10
Current camera?
Canon 6D
Favourite photographic genre?
I’ve not really got one, I’ll have a go at anything. I get a little irritated that some of the popular Photo Mags like to have a go at those who spend five minutes on an HDR photo, but think it’s great to blend and layer 20 images over four, five, maybe six hours. I believe there is a place for every genre – trick, HDR, manipulated, combined – whatever floats your boat, go for it.
What are your influences/favourite photographers?
Ansel Adams and Don McCullin
Is there anybody or anything you would love to photograph?
Amanda Holden
(But not necessarily in that order)