IMG_5218 by Matthew Stinson

I'm an American who's been living abroad in Tianjin, China, since early 2004. As a photographer, I'd rate myself a serious amateur (or amateurish professional) who looks to photography more as a hobby than as a way to make money. Flickr allows me to personally document my life in China, share my experiences with friends and family, and let Westerners see how different -- and yet similar -- China is.

IMG_7115 by Matthew Stinson

My core subjects are of course Chinese culture, the scourge (or whimsy) of Chinglish, and urban life in China (Tianjin is a city of 10 million+ people at the edge of Beijing). I also enjoy forays into nature photography, portraiture, architecture, and the occasional foodie pic. I have a fairly large moblog set but these days I moblog using Instagram to post to Flickr. Besides traditional digital photography I frequently dabble in HDR and IR photography, but these are two fields where I am far more amateur than professional.

From the hutongs to the horizon by Matthew Stinson

The work found in my photostream is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic license, and my photos are free to post on your website or use in your non-for-profit publications so long as proper attribution is given. My photos have been featured in publications by Tianjin Jin Wan Bao group, the United Nations, Tianjin expat-focused magazines, and several charities and educational institutions. In addition, one of my HDR shots recently (winter 2012) made it into the book Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton. If you would like to use my photos commercially, they can be made available for reasonable rates of compensation.

IMG_6303 by Matthew Stinson

Now, on to the geek stuff.

My camera gear over the years has included:
» Canon EOS 50D
» Canon PowerShot S95
» Panasonic Lumix GF1
» Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
» Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
» Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
» Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
» Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
» Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
» Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
» Canon Speedlite 580EX II
» Canon EOS 450D
» Canon IXUS 750 aka SD 550
» Hoya R72 IR filter
» Sony DSC-F828
» Sony Mavica CD-1000

I've also used Flickr for moblogging with several cell phones:
» iPhone 4S
» Nokia E72
» Nokia N96
» Nokia N82
» Nokia N95
» Nokia N73
» Nokia N70
» Nokia 6682
» Nokia 7610

In addition to browsing my photostream you can also follow me on Twitter:

I'm matthewmx on Instagram.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

IMG_7736 by Matthew Stinson

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Matthew Stinson
February 2005
Holiday, FL, USA
Tianjin, China
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ESL teacher, trainer, and writer
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