Who is Jim Chapin?

I am going to keep this simple.  You are probably reading this page for one of two reasons. Either you have seen my work and want to know more about me, or you are looking for a photographer and want to know why you should hire me instead of someone else.

Either way, your time is valuable, and you don’t need me wasting it with unnecessary biographical details of how I got started, my philosophies and my feelings about the state of photography today.

So, here is what you need to know in a nutshell:

  • I am a professional photographer with professional equipment based in Austin, Texas. Yes, I am available to travel.
  • I specialize in chronicling events and performances but also love shooting beautiful portraits, amazing headshots, and stunning product images, both in the studio and on location.
  • I have over 35 years of experience in photography, graphic design and post-processing and am highly skilled in all.
  • Yes, I have my own personal vision and style. No, I won't force that down your throat. I deliver what you want.

No matter what your need, my goal is to deliver photos that truly capture that special moment in time.

I want you to

  • feel the emotion and the energy that existed when the image was captured.
  • experience the personality of the subject
  • feel the drama in the performance
  • sense the excitement of the speaker and the audience at an event
  • have a series of photos that perfectly capture your memories

Whether you need “straight from the camera” documentation of your event, stylized photoshopped composites that tell a convincing story, or something in-between, I will deliver.

And you will be very happy with the results.

Let’s do this!