Welcome!

My name is Chris Stewart and I am a professional photographer based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

I shoot a range of different subjects including architecture, landscapes, cityscapes, travel, stock and portraiture.

Examples of my work in these subject areas may be viewed and purchased in the many galleries here on my web site and on my stock photography site at iStockphoto where I am an exclusive photographer.

Another of my key subject areas is SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY and I have developed a reputation as one of the premier sports shooters here in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.

As an accredited photographer with INDEPENDENT SPORTS NEWS (ISN) and through my own freelance work, I have covered a range of sporting assignments and have provided high quality images of a number of teams, associations and organizations, including but not limited to:

Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club (West Coast League)
Victoria Seals Baseball Club (Golden Baseball League)
Greater Victoria Baseball Association
Carnarvon Baseball Club
Lambrick Park Baseball Association
Gordon Head Baseball Association
Victoria Eagles Premier and Jr. Premier Baseball Clubs (BCPBL)
Seattle Mariners (MLB)
Texas Rangers (MLB)
Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

Arizona Fall League (MiLB)
Victoria Mavericks Men’s Baseball Association
Saanich Braves Junior B Hockey Club
Saanich Minor Hockey Association
Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association
Victoria Salmon Kings Hockey Club (ECHL)
Victoria Royals Hockey Club (WHL)
University of Victoria VIKES Basketball
University of Victoria Men's Hockey Club
Royal Oak Middle School Basketball
BC Golden Gloves Boxing
Victoria Devils Softball Association
Victoria Vipers Ringette Association
Field Hockey BC
Mt. Doug Rams Football

My work has been featured in a number of sports and editorial publications including Island Sports News, the Saanich News and BC Baseball Play Ball to name a few. I am also a member of the Sports Shooter professional community and a regular contributor to the Sports forum on the Canon Digital Photography Forums.

If you need the best in sports action photography for yourself or your organization, please do not hesitate to get in touch at cjsphoto@shaw.ca

I am available for tournaments, team and individual photography, team action photography, individual action photography and for freelance editorial game/event assignments.

About Me
Born in Rockford, Illinois, I spent much of my early childhood exploring the beaches of Lake Michigan and the backwoods of northern Indiana. After moving to Canada in 1972, I went on to complete a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physical geography and geology, from which I gained an appreciation and understanding of the diverse physical features and cultures found in the world – an appreciation that is reflected in many of my images. Extensive opportunities for travel throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe have provided me with a variety of subject matter over the years.

I truly believe that the difference between a "nice" photo and a truly great photo, is first, seeing what everybody sees, but then having the ability to see what others do not. With this in mind, I try to look for the "detail" in a scene, or else concentrate on other aspects such as dramatic color, texture, composition or lighting. The right combination of these factors, result, I hope, in images that provide unique and unusual perspectives on otherwise ordinary subjects.

On the sports photography front, I was inspired in high school by the great photos in Sports Illustrated and went on to shoot football, basketball and other sports for the school paper in university. While I dabbled in sports after that, the acquisition of my first DSLR a number of years ago and my son's involvement in minor sports, awakened my passion for sports photography and I now cover a range of activities on Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest.

Assignment
I am actively seeking freelance assignments for any type of photographic work, be it sports, architectural, commercial or artistic. Please contact me with any inquiries at cjsphoto@shaw.ca or call 250-472-1699 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Pacific Time).

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