21mm Photography

by Chris Stearns

Welcome to 21mm Photography!

The name 21mm Photography refers not to the type of camera, but rather the lens used to make the majority of these images, a Zeiss 21mm Distagon. This is a super-wide angle manual focus lens with extremely precise optics.
Many of these images have been created using process known as High dynamic ranging, or HDR. By taking several exposures of the same scene from a tripod and then combining them later in post processing, it is possible to create an image that is correctly exposed throughout the frame. Done carefully, HDR photography effectively mimics the way our eyes perceive light and shadow.

Print Options and Commissioned Work

Prints are available on a range of different mediums, including paper, canvas, glass and aluminum. At this time, only paper prints can be ordered through the site.

All requests for custom images based on your input will be considered. I am based in Central Vermont and will travel for unique projects. See more of these in the 'One of a Kind' gallery.

Please use the 'Contact' button at the top of the page for all email inquiries or call 802-498-4158


Don't miss 'The Road to Know Where' with photos from a cross country road trip in the spring of 2013!

Old trucks, abandoned buildings and public art can be found in 'Made in America'

'Selective Colorization' features black and white photos with a certain amount of color