Hi. I’m Chad.

I am a software designer and front-end developer based out of Grand Rapids Michigan; a camera always at my side. I am a father of three crazy boys, and the husband of one amazing wife.

Please don’t steal. Just ask.



Current Cameras:
Fujifilm X-Pro 1
Cosina Voigtländer Bessa R2A

Previous Cameras:
Canon 20D
Pentax K10D
Pentax K110D

Current Lenses
Cosina Voigtländer Nokton Classic 35/1.4 SC
Cosina Voigtländer 35/2.5 Color Skopar Pancake II
Fujinon X 18mm f/2 XF

Previous Lenses
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM macro
Sigma AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 HSM EX DC
Pentax SMC FA 35mm f/2
Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4
Takumar 135mm f/2.5
Vivitar Series I 70-210mm f/3.5
Vivitar 28mm f/2.5
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro

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    Brooke Pennington says:

    "I owe Chad my thanks. This boy is why I own a DSLR and do what I do. Were it not for Chad and the myriad of days spent teaching me every facet I would probably be doing something else. Lens guru, brand aficionado, Chad's extensive knowledge about photography and equipment is more than impressive. If you are looking for a thorough and honest bit of advice concerning anything and everything related to photography, this really is your guy."

    March 12th, 2009

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    katherine lynn says:

    "Chad is one of the few photographers out there who does it purely for pleasure; and not for anyone else. That passion is expressed in every one of his images. It doesn't hurt that he has the cutest children, ever."

    September 9th, 2008

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    yodraws says:

    "Pleasure is what I feel when viewing Chad's photostream."

    August 26th, 2008

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    TerryJohnston says:

    "i could write a novel about what i want to say about "the Chad." but i want to keep this short and sweet. first and foremost Chad is an amazing friend who has helped me in my photographic journey. i would not be where i am today if i didn't cross paths with him. Chad is a friend away from the camera. when the cameras are packed in their bags he still sticks around. it has been refreshing to have a friend like him around and in many ways he is the one i turn to not only for glass purchases but for advice in my day to day. Chad is a Rock Star and now i will stop before i have to grab me some Kleenex."

    August 9th, 2008

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    Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko says:

    "Leave it to Chad to find the awesome in the daily routine and to make everyday trivial details interesting. And he just keeps getting better and better!

    Also, his post-processing skills have me green with envy."

    August 7th, 2008

Chad VanWalsum
August 2008
Rosenberg, Texas
Grand Rapids, Michigan
I am:
Male and Taken
Graphic Design