March 15, 2016

Christopher Tran

Night time is for playing! Especially when you have some awesome architecture, nature, and moonlight together! This was my first time here and it's now one of my favorite bridges!

Christopher (@christopherkhoitran)


Hi there, my name is Chris. This is the spot where I can express my creativity and appreciation for the arts. During my undergraduate years, I learned a crucial life lesson: to be the best that I can be through the constant pursuit of knowledge. My other passion in the medical field gives me the attention to detail and meticulousness that is sometimes necessary in photography. Everything I learned about photography was self-taught – from peer-to-peer and field experience, countless hours of reading articles, books, and forums, and most importantly, mentoring from my dad.

Alongside medicine and basketball, photography is one of my burning passions. The first time I picked up a film camera (Canon T60) was when I took a photography class in high school. I had a blast expressing myself creatively through the assignments. Unfortunately, being young and with a limited budget resulted in some delay before I got my very own camera. Skip ahead 5 years and I am meeting my good friend, John. John had an interest in photography and his pictures un-shuttered my dormant passion. I ended up saving enough money to get myself a DSLR and started my trigger happy rampage. I shot all things and everything, whether it be stills, people, animals, or just a spec of dust on a table. I made a lot of mistakes and learned techniques to better myself. I know that photography, just like my passion in medicine, is a lifelong process of innovation and learning. I find solace in knowing that my skills and knowledge in photography can only grow from here. My goals behind the camera is simple: to capture the emotional intensity of the moment so that someone else can relive it. 

My Porfolio

Landscape  Wedding/Portraits

What equipment do you use to take pictures?

Time and time again, I will stand by the idea of the person holding the camera is what matters most. Here is a list of the professional equipment I use. As you can see, I am a Canon fanboy.

Camera bodies:
Primary 1: Canon EOS-1D X
Primary 2: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Backup 1: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Backup 2: Canon EOS 60D

Camera lenses:
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ll USM
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM