Christopher Antonioli Photography
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Photographer

My Photography Story…

Did zero traveling until my first internship in college then it was off to Alaska and then Nevada the following year.  Did more traveling interviewing for jobs after college and decided to make Edmonton Alberta my home. 

Photography wasn't even on my radar.  Sure I had a little point and shoot (before camera phones were useful at all) and I would take some photos here and there.  I would even take it one step further and actually put them into iphoto and not just store them on endless cards.  Then a friend of mine lets call him Ken started talking to me about photography.  So basically he got me interested in it.  I held out buying a camera for a long time.  He let me use one of his older ones on my first "dedicated photo trip" and shortly after that I was buying a new camera just like his.  

Started following photographers like Trey Ratcliff and Colby Brown.  Found out Colby did workshops to Iceland so boom there is where I headed.  Enjoyed traveling with like minded "photographical" people so decided to do more workshops.  Norway was next and Stian Klo was the guy to know in that neck of the woods. Then came The Faroe Islands, Venice Italy, The Dolomites, and Iceland on my own a couple times.  I'm not a fan of traveling alone so I always try to do it will a friend or two.

I had always been interested in lighting and portrait work just wasn't a main push early on.  I quickly discovered I can't travel all the time at least not on my salary if I planned to keep that salary.  So portrait work has become more of an interest now as I realize I could do that a lot more of it closer to home. Little did I know the portrait side of my "hobby" would become my primary focus right now. I have met a lot of really cool people and recently I have met a couple of people that I love being around so it was the best decision I have made.

I am now in the process of expanding my hobby into a part time job. Recently I have made a concentrated effort to move into the video side of things and plan on working more weddings and events for the foreseeable future.

Let the pictures begin...