Chane Cullens (CT) has been using Canon cameras since Canon introduced the Canon EOS autofocus single-lens reflex camera line in 1987.
Chane has delivered presentations to camera clubs on the “Elements of an Excellent Photo” which help photographers understand how judges look at photos as well as helping them become better judges. He has also created and delivered a follow up presentation titled, “It’s Not About Gear; Composition, Lighting, Technique and Center of Interest.” Chane is always willing to teach people new things. Three years ago, he created and continues to deliver an annual all-day hands-on photography workshop which not only covers many of the basics of photography, but also covers downloading and some post-processing of the photos. He also created and taught a class on Nature Photography for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Chane has taken many award-winning photos. In 2017 he won the NECCC Conference 1st Place Black and White Print Portrait Award. The previous year two of his photos were accepted by the Connecticut Association of Photographers for their TOPS 100 selection. He also won the Best in Show Award at Flagpole Photographers’ annual competition last year and prior to that won the club’s annual Nature Award which earned his photo a permanent placement on the wall of the town library. Other award-winning photos of his can be found lining the walls of a local restaurant which were purchased after seeing them in one of the many exhibits Chane participates in.
Chane has been judging for regional camera clubs for years including both monthly competitions and annual competitions. He offers insightful critiques and suggestions to allow the maker to increase the strength of their photos.