Kevin Chesson has had a lifetime of photographic experiences, starting with a Kodak box camera in early childhood, later followed by a Yashica Minister D and a Pentax MD. He was always taking pics and still possesses some iconic shots of Australian cities and landscapes in the seventies, eighties and beyond. Most early colour shots finished as slides for display on a Kodak Carousel projector. He had his first experiences with video carrying a camera in one hand and shoulder-slinging a 10kg recorder.
His passion for photography well and truly extended into his working life. He attained two degrees from the University of Western Australia, one in mathematics with an economics minor, the other in education. As a trainee teacher on "prac" he took his chemicals and film developing gear into a classroom and taught the year 7 students how to develop film. After a successful teaching career (in his "first life") he began his "second life", riding the digital boom. He became an extensive author and publisher, learning all things digital, including the new toy on the block – the Apple Mac. His career extended into commercial digital artwork where he performed image enhancement, illustration, and page layup. But all the while his interest and skills in photography continued to grow.
These days, and semi-retired from commercial reality, he roams far and wide looking for the perfect shot with assistance from his high resolution DSLRs and quality lenses. His top interests are landscape photography and wildlife (especially birds) and holds CASA RPA (drone) accreditation. In particular he loves the vibrant colours and diversity of the Australian outback, countryside and shores, and with wildlife he always tries to capture a moment of connection with the animal's eyes. He shoots in RAW format and by necessity all images are post processed. However no such processing is excessive. His images will usually be lifelike and attractive, often stunning. When significant non-photographic artistic effects are used, a note to that effect will be shown in the bottom left corner of the image displayed in the home page and other slideshows.