April’s RareJaunt Photo Contest Winner: Chris Wong

RareJaunt interviews our first photo contest winner: Chris Wong.

You can follow Chris on instagram: @chriswong17  and @chriswongphotography

RareJaunt: Tell us a bit about yourself

 My name is Chris, I’m 29 I’ve been doing photography for 8 yrs now and it has been amazing worked on some awesome projects in the music industry as well as professional sports    

RJ: At what age did you get into photography?

I didn’t really get into photography until I was maybe 19 or 20 I actually sold an old golf cart that I found to get a camera hahah 


RJ: What is your go-to camera?

 My go to is my Nikon D3200 it’s so little but yet very powerful for its age.

RJ: What advice would you give to anyone wanting to dabble in photography?

You’re gonna mess up, and you’re gonna be like wow that looks like crap.. nothing will come out the way you think it will, but keep shooting and keep going at it – it’s definitely a trial and error type of thing as you’re always learning and always improving.

RJ: What style of photography do you typically lean towards? Landscape, portraiture, wildlife, etc.?

I would say I’m a portrait type of guy I really excel well in close ups of women 😉 lol but no I honestly feel that I do have an eye for beauty and I am able to transpose that same beauty into picture . 

RJ: Where would be top of your wish list to photograph?

Ahhh man.. I would say somewhere remote like in the jungles or in the deserts and just have an all out crazy photoshoot with hair and make up 


RJ: What is your go-to lens? Why?

My go to I would say is my 85mm 1.8 it just makes everything so crispy and clean and bokeh so creamy it allows me to really get that moody shot   

RJ: What kind of tools do you use for post processing?

I’m actually a huge Light room user but I don’t do a whole lot in my shots,  just the basics   

RJ: Whose work has influenced you the most?

I would definitely say Russell James, his work is just so clean and makes everything look so elegant. I always wanted to be just like him and shoot girls 


RJ: Among your works which is your favourite? Why?

I would have to say one of my best friend holly and her puppy – it is kind of a random shot but it’s just one of my faves. We always go on adventures together, so there’s never a dull moment.  We could be playing with giraffes one minute or just having tea and trying to turn it into a photo shoot. 


RJ: What is the one thing you wish you had known when starting to take photos?

Be patient and have a lot of money haha 


RJ: How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?

I talk to other photographers and I use instagram a lot. I try my best to emulate a style. After all, imitation is the best form of flattery!

Be sure to follow Chris on instagram!

@chriswong17  and @chriswongphotography