Chris Leyland@chris_leyland_photography

Photographer- I’m an Artist & freelance photographer. Contact me to schedule a shoot or pricing for prints. 20% off Prints until 12/31/17

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My Eclipse Story
It was just a ordinary day in Greenville, SC........Jk the only ordinary that day was the Extraordinary! I only slept a few hours the night before because I was so excited All my followers knew I was shooting the eclipse and felt pressure to get it right. I prepared as well as I could for the event but didn’t realize how much work was going to be involved. I got setup an hour before the the eclipse. Once it started I quickly realized tracking it manually wasn’t going to be an easy task. It was hard adjusting my 10+ lb setup for the entire duration in the blazing heat. The weather forecast of clouds possibly obstructing the view in Greenville was also on my mind. When it came time to shoot totality I quickly removed my 18 stop filter and went into full panic mode lol. After taking a few exposures, I turned my bracketing off and shot every exposure possible, adjusting my settings by one stop until I couldn’t go any further. I still had time to enjoy the indescribable feeling during totality. I heard the people watching from Falls Park erupt into a loud roar of excitement immediately followed by a brief period of silence as the earth went dark. I just sat there in awe for a moment but quickly switch gears and got back to shooting. Once I finished I had no idea how everything came out. I was exhausted but had to see the results. I immediately uploaded all my pics and To my surprise I got all the phases, the diamond ring effect(Baileys Beads)on both sides and totality Exposed correctly with out any clouds! I’m so grateful to have witnessed this and pics to remember it by. I’m very proud of this montage and hope to capture the next one! 😊✌️
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I took this shot a few weeks back. The sky lit up very nice! Have a great night you guys! ***20% off all prints until the new year!
3 shots at 20mm, 1/20sec at f/8, ISO 64
Nikon D850
Nikon 20mm 1.8
RRS TVC 34 Tripod
RRS BH 55 Ball Head •





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Downtown Greenville is so beautiful at night!
17mm, 25sec at f/11, ISO 64


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It was a beautiful fall morning today at Falls Park! Let me know what you guys think! Have a great night and weekend! ✌️
24mm,1/25sec at f/16, ISO 64
FIND THE EMOJI Will take place in my story tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm. Play for a chance to win a FREE print!
(Sorry, had to repost caption, it got deleted somehow hmm 🤔)





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I Took this shot of Table Rock the other night/morning. Perfect conditions for stargazing! Have a great night! 🌙 ✌️
70mm, 30sec at f/2.8, ISO 2000, 60+ exposures stacked ***PLAY FIND THE EMOJI FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE PRINT! STARTS IN MY STORY TOMORROW AT 6pm! •





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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Let’s be honest though, who misses Summer! This guy! What’s your favorite season? Let me know down below!
20mm, 3sec at f/16, ISO 64
FIND THE EMOJI STARTS @ 5pm IN MY STORY!
Play for a chance to win a free print! •





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Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I’ve been a little under the weather and really busy. This is part of a 3 shot pano of a very vibrant sunset shot in Downtown Greenville. First time I had to decrease the vibrance/Saturation so the colors didn’t look over edited lol. This was taken on my DJI P4P. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁 ✌️









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I took this shot of Table Rock at 1am Monday morning. I was planning on getting there earlier to get a foreground shot to blend with the night sky but I couldn’t. I was surprised on how much detail I could recover from the D850s Raw file. (#greatjobnikon ☺️) I wasn’t originally going to post this shot because I know I’m going back to retake it on a clearer night, but thought it came out pretty cool. What do you think? ✌️🤓 BTW I really appreciate all of your comments and support! You guys push me to always get better and try to get the best shot I can. Im sincerely grateful. Have a great night everyone 😊

24mm,20sec at f2.8, ISO 2000






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Captured this very colorful sunset at the last second. Didn’t have much time to set up for composition but I’m pretty happy with it. Let me know what you guys think! And don’t for get to play FIND THE EMOJI for a chance to win a free print!😄
20mm, 1/25sec at f/8, ISO 64
-Find the Emoji will begin at 8:45 in my story
-How to play in my story
-Play for a chance to win an 8x12 of this shot!






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I captured this beautiful sunset the other day on my P4P. This is a 5 shot HDR, (-1.7, -.7, 0, +.7, +1.7) Went a little to the extreme in post just having a little fun. 😊 Round 3 of Find the Emoji will start later when I get back from shooting. Make sure to check out my story and circle the emoji and dm the screenshot for confirmation to win a free print! Have a great night! •





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Car trail shot in front of the Westin. One of many shots I’m currently doing for this website. Super excited about this gig! Tune into my story for the 2nd round of “Find the emoji” for a chance to win a free print. First one to find it wins. Dm a screenshot and circle the emoji for confirmation. The 2nd installment of Find the Emoji winner is @ejwaite 👏👏👏 Have a great night!
24mm, 30sec at f/11, ISO 64







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If you are interested in buying prints of any of my work please contact me via cell/email/ or dm me. Contact info is in my bio.

I captured this beautiful sunset at my friends neighbors house. They were kind enough to let me use there back porch to take some pictures! If you are interested in buying prints of any of my work my contact info is in my bio. Hope you guys enjoy the view! Have a great night!
Nikon d810
Nikon 20mm 1.8g

20mm, 1/13sec at f/8,ISO 64













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Part of a 3 shot panorama. I really wish I could post this shot so guys could see the whole Milky Way. I cropped it the best I could, didn't want to make you have to swipe through the pics. This was taken back in May of this year on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Let me know what you think! Have a great Friday! 20mm, 15sec at f/1.8, ISO 1600
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Sunset shot that I took earlier on before my previous post. As always have a great night! Let me know what you guys think! 😊✌️💚💚24mm, 1/5sec at f/8, ISO 64
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I dub thee "Southern Lights". A beautiful sunset lingering into the night sky. Let me know what you guys think down below! ✌️20mm, 74sec at f/11, ISO 64 #yeathatgreenville #reedyriver #fallspark #greenvillesc #longexposure #gvlviews #cityscape #landscape #landscape_lovers #nightphotography #nightlights #nikon #20mm18g #myview #gvltoday #visitgreenvillesc #ig_longexposure #rivers #downtown


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Older shot during a beautiful morning at Ceasars Head. Let me know what you guys think! Have a great night! #gvlviews #visitgreenvillesc #ceasarshead #statepark #nikonusa #hdr_beautiful_landscapes #ig_landscape #greenvillesc #myview #landscape #d810 #landscape #beautiful #mountains


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Took this shot of Poinsett Bridge a week ago. I'd definitely recommend checking it out! Poinsett Bridge is the oldest bridge in South Carolina and perhaps in the entire southeastern United States. It was built in 1820! Let me know what you guys think! As always have a great weekend!
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My "Mystical Forest" shot. I've been trying to get this kind of shot for awhile. Saturday morning it was really foggy so I headed to the mountains. Around the Cesars Head area I found this spot in the woods and it looked so cool with the fog. I thought it turned out pretty cool! Let me know what you guys think! Have a great day! 🤓very little editing, no photoshop. 20mm, 1/6 at f/4, ISO 100 -----sorry had to repost this, I accidentally cropped the shot. Sorry guys #gvlviews #greenvillesc #cesarshead #nikonambassadors #gvltoday #gvlarts


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This is an old picture of Looking Glass Falls I took late last year. I decided to go back and reedit it, then decided to animate it. This is also one of my first pics I'd ever taken on a DSLR. Let me know what you guys think! Do you like it better animated or do you think it would look better as a normal picture. Hope you guys had a great weekend! ✌️24mm, 2s at f/5.6, ISO 200 #yeathatgreenville #yeah2that #visitgreenvillesc #gvltoday #plotagraph #lookingglassfalls #movingpictures


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