About me - Active Stills

About me


My name is Christian Burton. I have been a Crossfitter for 5 years and i train at Crossfit 1871. I've competed just a few times at Wild West but much prefer hiding behind the camera capturing great moments on camera. 


Over the years i have taken part in various sports including Dragon boating , Cross country running ,  Marathons , Half  marathons , skiing/snowboarding ,  Mountain biking and many more which gives myself as a Photographer a good advantage on what makes a great Action Photograph.


Already owning and running a successful photographic studio Active Stills came about by accident. I wanted to raise money to help a friend and combining my skills as a photographer and my passion for sport and healthy living seemed the ideal way to do this. Over the 2014 Christmas period I attended three local CrossFit competitions with the aim of taking action shots of the competitors and making the shots available via Prints or downloads with £1 from every order going to Luke. An impressive £1000 was raised towards the “Leg for Luke” fund


All the money raised to help Luke was raised within 3 months  , and yet i still had events that had welcomed me in to help so i decided to carry on raising money for the rest of the year and any additional money was donated to an orphanage in India. 


Active Stills was born with the help of event organisers , Affiliates and Athletes and is still going strong in its second year. A Percentage of the money raised today goes to various little charities and organisations. 

2017 is already looking to be a busy year with lots of new and old events being covered. 


If you would like me to cover your event please get on touch. 


Chris