Name: Chip Phillips
Location: Spokane, Washington
Favorite Location in Cascadia: Palouse
Must Have Gear: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II lens, Canon 70-200mm f4L lens, Canon 50mm 1.4 lens, Gitzo tripod with Markins Head
Photographic Influences: too many to list, and pretty much everyone whose work I view
Recommended Book of Nature: Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography
Spokane, Washington based photographer Chip Phillips began his relationship with photography in 2006 when his father gave him his old Pentax Spotmatic film SLR camera. Chip was immediately hooked, and soon made the transition to digital. Given his lifelong love of the outdoors, he naturally made the progression to focusing on landscape photography. A professionally trained classical musician, Chip also performs as Principal Clarinet with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, and is Professor of Clarinet at Gonzaga University. Chip’s images have been published in various magazines, including Popular Photography and Imaging, Digital Photography, and Digital Photo Magazine. Most recently, Chip won first and second place in the landscapes category of Digital Camera magazine's 2009 Photographer of the Year contest.