October 18th- Gary Crabbe - Seeing The Photo - Behind the Making of Special Landscape and Travel Images.

Published: Saturday, July 24, 2021

This presentation will focus on how Gary works in the field to create evocative landscape, nature, and travel images. He will lead us behind the scenes to discuss how his images were made and the choices that went into creating his finished photos. Gary will touch on both internal and external factors and reasons that go into his decision making process.


Gary Crabbe is an award-winning photographer and author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gary began his photographic career spending nearly a decade managing the image library for famed National Geographic photographer Galen Rowell. Since then, his own client and publication credits include the National Geographic Society, New York Times, Forbes Magazine, TIME Magazine, Victoria's Secret, The North Face, Sunset, L.L. Bean, Subaru, The Nature Conservancy, and The Carnegie Museum of Natural History to name but a few.
He has seven published books to his credit as principal photographer, the last two of which he also authored. His most recent book, Photographing California; Vol. 1 – North, won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award for Best Regional Title.
His fine art prints hang in private collections, corporate offices, hospitals, and government installations including Andrews Air Force Base, The Department of the Interior in Washington DC, and in the American Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. His work has also been used by the National Park Service, and can be seen on display at several locations, including Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii.

In 2018, the United States Postal Service released seven of Gary’s photos – a nearly unprecedented number for an individual photographer -- as USPS Forever Postage Stamps. These photos are now immortalized as part of the USPS O Beautiful collection, a 20-image set of stamps celebrating the hymn, America the Beautiful.

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