Chris Woodhouse was born in England. As a member of the Royal Photographic Society, he gained his Associate distinction in 2002. During the last twenty-five years, his passion for all forms of photography, coupled with a career of design experience, led him to invent and patent several unique darkroom timers and meters, which are sold throughout the world. After the success of his first book Way Beyond Monochrome, he turned his attention to digital monochrome and astrophotography. Since writing two editions of The Astrophotography Manual, he gained fellowship to the Royal Astronomical Society on account of his outreach work.