Award-Winning Travel and Drone Photographer

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Chase Guttman is an award-winning travel photographer, drone photography expert author, lecturer and social media influencer.

Guttman won Young Travel Photographer of the Year three times, an international competition judged by museum curators and magazine editors. He was the first American to be honored with this distinction. Guttman was also named a Top Travel Photographer by the New York Institute of Photography and a 3 Best Travel Photography Blogger by USA Today. He received the Young Photographer's Alliance Emerging Talent Award and won a Grand Prize in a National Geographic International Photography Competition. He was this year's recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling and Exploration.

Several times Guttman was exhibited at the esteemed Royal Geographical Society in London and his solo show in New York City was opened by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

Guttman has lectured at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and B&H, has led photography workshops overseas and taught multiple travel photography courses. His photographic advice has been spotlighted in numerous newspapers and his travel expertise has been quoted by photo agencies. 

Guttman is a frequent contributor to the New York Daily News, the Huffington Post, Family Travel and Light Stalking and is a social media influencer with over 60,000 engaged followers in his community. Named a Rising Star and Emerging Voice by Instagram, Guttman was placed on the platform's prestigious Suggested Users list. 

Working closely with emerging technologies in the photography industry, Guttman is also the Chief of Photography for a cutting-edge drone research and development lab. He recently authored one of the first-ever books on drone photography, a book project that was written about in Travel + Leisure, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and the New York Post, among others.

Guttman has travelled to all 50 U.S. states and over 55 countries. His work has brought him ostrich riding, heli-hiking and shark cage diving. He's consumed everything from whale blubber to a drink that features a severed human toe and has slept on swamp platforms and in ice hotels along the way.