News and Events

NEW PRODUCTS - Glass Tableware
05th April 2018 - 1 comment
Glass Tableware Now Available

I am delighted to announce the inclusion of glass tableware in my list of available products. Just like my prints, mounts, frames and canvases these will be to the highest quality.





Click here to view the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XB8TNdpQJ8

Stylish and Contemporary they look fantastic on any dining table.
Use in your own home or ideal as gifts for friends and family.





Heat resistant and toughened glass for durability.



Rubber back to prevent scratches when stored.



Printed to the highest quality, choose from your favorite locations from The Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle or any other from my website. Order individually or create a themed set, the choice is entirely yours.





Glass coasters also available.









Order online by selecting the appropriate products under any photograph.
At present these are Collection Only products as they are made of glass but I will be looking at postage and packing options very soon.

www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com

Specifications
Table mats - £10 each
Size: 275mm x 225mm x 5mm
Weight: 637g

Coasters - £5 each
Size: 100mm x 100mm x 5mm
Weight: 129g

*Care Instructions: To clean, wipe with a damp cloth and dry. Do NOT submerge in water.

**Please note that due to the tablemat or coaster sizes, along with your choice of images, some cropping of photographs may be required**
Television
23rd February 2018 - 0 comments
I have been privileged to see some of my recent photographs featured on Northern Ireland's "BBC Newsline" television shows and also on the UK's 'BBC Breakfast' and UTV.

"Sunset at Whiterocks, Portrush"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/sunset-at-whiterocks-portrush


"Winter at Cave Hill"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/winter-at-cave-hill


"Fireworks Display, Belfast"




"The Posts, Portstewart Strand"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-posts-portstewart-strand


"Port Moon, Causeway Coast"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/port-moon-causeway-coast


"Murlough Bay"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/murlough-bay


"Portglenone Forest Bluebells"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/portglenone-forest-bluebells


"The Heron"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-heron


"Sunset in The Mournes"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/sunset-in-the-mournes


"The Waterwheel, Glenariff"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-waterwheel-glenariff


"Tollymore Forest Park"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/tollymore-forest-park


"The Temple, Downhill"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-temple-downhill


"Malin Head"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/malin-head


"The Rihanna Tree"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-rihanna-tree


"Galboly, Garron Plateau"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/galboly-garron-plateau


"The Mussenden Temple"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-mussenden-temple


"Binnian Sunrise"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/binnian-sunrise


"Binevenagh Rapeseed Field"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/binevenagh-rapeseed-field


"Oxford Island"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/oxford-island


"Breaking Dawn, Donaghadee"





You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/breaking-dawn-donaghadee


"Scrabo Tower"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/scrabo-tower


"Causeway Light"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/causeway-light


"Dungannon Park"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/sunset-at-dungannon-park


"The Breaking Storm, Castlerock"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-breaking-storm-castlerock-img0336


"Winter at Slemish"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/winter-at-slemish


"Slemish"




"Christmas in Ballymena"

I was pleased to have been personally asked by Cecilia Daly of the BBC to try and capture Ballymena's Braid Arts Centre and Christmas lights which I was glad to have done.



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/christmas-in-ballymena


"Sunset on the Harbour, Ballintoy" which appeared on UTV Live



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/sunset-on-the-harbour-ballintoy


"The Aurora Temple, Downhill", this appeared on both 'BBC Newsline' and the UK's 'BBC Breakfast' show



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-aurora-temple-downhill


"Torr Head"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/torr-head


"Ballintoy Calm"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/ballintoy-calm


"Lough Neagh Trees"





You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/lough-shore-trees


"Shadows in the Flames, Fair Head"





You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/shadows-flames-fair-head


"The Rock Pool, Downhill"



You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-rock-pool-downhill-beach


"Ballintoy Rainbow"





You can see the original image here which is of course available to purchase.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/ballintoy-rainbow
Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017 - Shortlist
27th November 2017 - 0 comments
There's been many a time I have felt like giving up on this landscape photography malarkey, despite working so hard and investing so much time and money into it we often still have our doubts about our art and our abilities. I would advise any budding photographers, who perhaps feel the same, to just keep on going and getting out there. I turned to landscape photography in 2012 after a very painful relationship breakup and it quite literally saved my life. It brought me from darkness into light, the light that I now try and capture in my images. It has given me a new purpose in life and brought me so many new found friendships.



I am now extremely pleased to announce that I have had 4 of my entries shortlisted for 'Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017' awards. The amazing 'Lake over the Ocean' at Sørvágsvatn in the Faroe Islands was shortlisted for two categories. The level of talent this year is so good so I feel truly humbled and honoured to be included in the shortlist.

https://www.opoty.co.uk/shortlist/

www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com
*** 2018 A3 Calendars Now on Sale - SOLD OUT ***
28th August 2017 - 7 comments
*** S O L D...O U T ***

My 2018 A3 calendars are now available to purchase. Each features 13 high quality images of Ireland taken over the past year and as always make excellent Christmas gifts for your own home or to send to family and friends. These are larger and heavier paper than my previous calendars for added quality.

Each calendar is A3 sized and features a large photo on one half and a full months calendar with an easy to use grid on the lower half which offers plenty of room to add notes, appointments etc. They also list all UK key dates and Public Holidays.

Each page is printed on stunning 250gsm silk art card. All our calendars are printed in full colour and come wire bound with a thumb hook ready to hang instantly on the wall.

Each calendar retails for £10 plus postage & packing and can be ordered through the following link. Just choose the appropriate product based on your desired quantity and location, the appropriate full cost and postage is included in the prices shown. If you wish to order and collect in person then please select the 'Collection Only' product, multiple copies can be added at the checkout if you so wish.
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/otheritems.html

Please see guidance notes at the bottom of this page for postage & packing charges (included if you order using the link above). If you wish to order larger quantities or live outside one of the regions listed then please contact me at info@chrisibbotsonphotography.com to discuss your requirements.

Overall


Cover

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/entwined-the-dark-hedges


January 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/morning-tides-ballycastle


February 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-grand-causeway-giants-causeway


March 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/sunset-at-dunluce-castle


April 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/murlough-bay


May 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/walk-through-the-bluebells-portglenone


June 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/ballintoy-harbour


July 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/whiterocks-beach-portrush


August 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/fanad-lighthouse


September 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/ballycopeland-windmill


October 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/tollymore-forest-stepping-stones


November 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-posts-portstewart-strand


December 2018

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/slieve-donard


Postage & Packing Charges
UK - First Class (1 day)
1 copy - £3.75
2 copies - £3.75
3 copies - £6.00

Ireland and the Rest of Europe - International Standard (3 - 5 days)
1 copy - £7.50
2 copies - £9.00
3 copies - £12.00

U.S.A. & Canada - International Standard (5 - 7 days)
1 copy - £11.50
2 copies - £14.00
3 copies - £18.00

Australia - International Standard (5 - 7 days)
1 copy - £12.00
2 copies - £15.00
3 copies - £19.00

Please use the contact form or email me at info@chrisibbotsonphotography.com if you wish to enquire about larger quantities or to obtain postage rates if you live in a different region.
Outdoor Photography Magazine
01st July 2017 - 0 comments
I am extremely pleased to have have been approached by leading magazine Outdoor Photography to submit one of my favorite photographs along with a written narrative about why I have come to love landscape photography. This has been featured in the August 2017 edition.







A place to see the light
Landscape photography not only gives Chris Ibbotson the perfect excuse to explore some of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular locations, it has also been his lifeline. He reveals the most inspiring places along the Causeway Coast and a special location he escapes to…

It’s Friday, it has been a very difficult week in the office – so what do you do? Do you go home, grab some beers, stop off at the takeaway, put your feet up and watch TV? Or do you put on your hiking boots, grab your camera and hit the road? I choose the latter; I choose life!

I have one of the best hobbies in the world, a hobby that not only gives me freedom to travel and explore, but one that is also good for the soul. I am a landscape photographer based in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. I have always had a love for photography, but it wasn’t until 2012 that it became a passion – a passion that quite probably saved my life. After a painful relationship breakup, landscape photography gave me a newfound purpose. It opened up a fresh way of being and brought me from darkness into light, and I now strive to capture that light in the photographs I take in my homeland.

I am very fortunate to live within an hour’s drive of some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, including a coastline rich in raw beauty, with golden beaches, sweeping bays and rugged cliffs. From the lush green valleys of the Glens of Antrim, to the high, narrow and windy road over Torr Head, it’s a coastline full of charm; one that brings peace and joy to young and old. With many quaint harbours and ancient castles perched high above the ocean, and views that are truly divine, it’s a coastline waiting to be explored. You can experience the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, suspended 30m above sea level, or hike along the magnificent Causeway cliff path before finishing your walk at the Giant’s Causeway. The Causeway is the Antrim coast’s jewel in the crown. Steeped in legend, it’s an area that is both giant by name and giant by nature, with its 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns.

So, with all this amazing scenery on my doorstep, where do I go to really get away from it all? That place is Murlough Bay, probably one of the most peaceful coastal locations in Northern Ireland. It’s an area I have frequently visited at sunrise – a time for photography that I embrace as often as I can. This beautiful bay is surrounded by high ground, with the immense Fair Head to the west, and Torr Head to the east. With a steep and narrow track down to the sea, you are guaranteed to be free from coach parties; it is just you and the local wildlife – arrive before sunrise and you might just see a deer or two. Bliss.

Now I ask you again… it’s Friday, work is over… how will you relax this weekend?
Canvases Now Available
28th June 2017 - 0 comments
I am pleased to announce I have now added canvases to my list of available products.
These will be available in a range of size options which can be accessed by using the 'Buy Now' button beneath each photograph.



Each is printed onto heavyweight canvas using genuine HP Vivera Inks at 1440 dpi, producing unrivaled image quality and a stunning canvas print. The surface is laminated for the ultimate protection. No cracking, water resistant, cleanable, scratch proof and UV protection of up to 200 years.





The canvas is wrapped on a 38mm deep European pine stretcher frame for that high quality contemporary finish. The stretcher bars are knot free to prevent warping. Real wood wedged corners for that perfectly tensioned canvas. All canvases have the galvanized staples taped for a neat appearance and to protect your walls along with felt coins for added protection. They also come with an award winning specialised pre-fitted canvas hanger.





Prices as Follows:

Standard Sizes
18" x 12" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £70
24" x 16" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £90
30" x 20" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £120
36" x 24" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £150
42" x 28" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £180

Square
12" x 12" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £60
18" x 18" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £80
24" x 24" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £120
30" x 30" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £150
36" x 36" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £180

Panoramics
24" x 8" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £60
30" x 10" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £80
36" x 12" Canvas on a 38mm stretcher frame - £100
Photos Available at McConaghy's Souvenir Shop
23rd March 2017 - 0 comments
It brings me great pleasure to announce that I am now supplying and selling a selection of my Giant's Causeway photos at McConaghy's Souvenir Shop.



McConaghy's is a small family run business and was established in 1947. It was originally one of 8 shops that were along the bottom of the cliffs at the Giant's Causeway by the basalt stones. These were little timber-framed cabins covered in galvanised iron where visitors could buy postcards, china, rings, etc. When the National Trust took over the management of the site in 1962 the shops where sadly removed.



McConaghy's Souvenir Shop can now be found adjacent to the famous Causeway Hotel which is a 'stones' throw from the Visitors Centre and the world famous UNESCO World Heritage site. They do a a wide range of souvenirs, jewellery, confectionery, sandwiches, coffee and their famous ice cream and I would encourage you all to pop your head in, meet some friendly faces like Julie, Ann or Tommy who is a character.

You can see below links to the photos currently on sale there:

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/giants-causeway
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/port-noffer-giants-causeway
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/lacada-point-giants-causeway
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-magnificent-causeway-coast
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-causeway-stones
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-giants-causeway-stones
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/causeway-light
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/dusk-at-the-jetty-portcoon
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/causeway-storms
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-giants-causeway
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/dusk-at-the-giants-causeway
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/basalt-columns-the-giants-causeway
UK's People's Choice Award - WINNER
16th December 2016 - 5 comments
WINNER of 'The People's Choice Award 2016'



I am delighted to announce that not only was I runner up for Northern Ireland with my photograph of 'Whiterocks, Portrush' but I have also received confirmation today that I am the winner of 'The People's Choice Award 2016' in the UK wide 'Through the Lens' photography competition run by Millennium Hotels & Resorts.

Thank you all for supporting me and voting as each and everyone is truly appreciated.

This photo is available to purchase in a variety of sizes and formats
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/whiterocks-portrush

Remember my 2017 Calendars are also selling fast, I am fast approaching only having 25% of my stock left so order quick to avoid disappointment:
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/ireland-calendars-2017

It was an honour to get a nice comment from the local judge Ian Gazzard of 54 Degrees North Photography:

Judge's Comments: This alluring time exposure from Chris finds a superb balance with the composition to compliment soft tones of fading light with the movement of sea and sky in a technically challenging location. Another well earned shot and deserved runner up in this category..
My Photographic Journey 2016 (VIDEO)
06th December 2016 - 0 comments
***** MY PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY - 2016 *****
***Watch in Full Screen at 1080p 60 frames per second***


As the end of 2016 approaches it is always good to reflect on all the landscape photos I have taken or published over the last 12 months, it really has been a very busy year for me. I have spent a considerable amount of time preparing for this, the choice of music and the time making this 7 minute video which I do hope you all enjoy and share. I have also included a lot of photos which have yet to be released on social media so they are being premiered tonight.


Click here to watch on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgF9xzgScWU

For best quality watch it on Full Screen and in full 1080p HD at 60 frames per second, Sit back, turn the music up, the lights down low and enjoy.

Don't forget all featured photos are available here through this website.
The National Trust Commission
22nd August 2015 - 0 comments
Very pleased to have been commissioned by The National Trust to use one of my photographs of The Mussenden Temple on their 'Our Amazing Coast' display on Bedford Street in Belfast and also in a small A6 pocket guide. My photo forms part of 17 Nr. huge 8 feet high panels detailing the Trust's charity work and are in a very prominent position directly opposite the Ulster Hall. These are expected to be on display for a couple of years.





You can see the original photograph here which is available to purchase:
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/mussenden-temple-img0230
Northern Ireland Visitor's Journal 2015
07th July 2015 - 0 comments
I am very pleased to have two of my landscape photos featured in the Summer Edition of "Northern Ireland Visitor's Journal", a leading bi-annual tourism guide which is available in newsagents, hotels, guest houses and B&Bs.

"Ballintoy Rainbow" features in the "Through the Lens" article alongside work from some of Northern Ireland's finest Landscape Photographers. "Scrabo Tower" is also featured as a double page spread to introduce County Down.









Both these images can be viewed at the following links and are available to purchase in a variety of sizes and formats.

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/ballintoy-rainbow

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/scrabo-tower-img0256
The Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Guide
12th June 2015 - 0 comments
It gives me great pleasure to be a major contributor to this years edition of "The Wild Atlantic Way", a large and very comprehensive tourism guide on the 2500 km coastal route around the western coastline of Ireland. This guide will be available in Tourism Offices and Airports etc.

The full online version can be read here:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/lfpr/inxw/#p=4



















New Price List Added
19th April 2015 - 0 comments
I have just updated my available products, sizes and prices here
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/pricing

You can also view a couple of examples of my latest large framed photographs.
Digital SLR Photography Magazine
12th August 2014 - 0 comments
I am extremely pleased to announce 5 of my landscape photographs were chosen to appear in the September 2014 publication of leading UK photography magazine "Digital SLR Photography Magazine". It is a real honour to have my work showcased in their Portfolio Section. The magazine can be purchased through their website at http://www.digitalslrphoto.com/

Here is the cover to the magazine.



Inside we find one of my images for Fanad Lighthouse in Donegal which features largely on the Contents Page which was an unexpected surprise:



An amazing double page spread of Fanad Lighthouse opens my Portfolio:



As we continue we have "Dusk at the Causeway", "St. John's Point Lighthouse", "The Land that time forgot" and "The Old Jetty" along with a short written explanation about each, technical settings and lens filters used:



All these images are available to purchase through this website using the following links:
http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/dusk-at-fanad-donegal-img0351

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/dusk-at-the-giants-causeway

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/st-johns-point-lighthouse-1

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-land-that-time-forgot

http://www.chrisibbotsonphotography.com/the-old-jetty-lough-neagh
Joint Overall Winner of Photographic Competition - August 2013
30th August 2013 - 0 comments
30th August 2013
Joint overall winner in Discover Northern Ireland's, Northern Ireland's leading tourism company, photographic competition and also winner of the 'Glorious Gardens' category.

Winner of Photographic Competition - May 2013
15th May 2013 - 0 comments
15th May 2013

Awarded Winner of 'Let the Dance Begin' category in Discover Northern Ireland's, Northern Ireland's leading tourism company, photographic competition.