National Park Photography
Images taken in the national parks not only convey beautiful landscapes, but can carry wonderful memories down through the years. Here are some of the photographers who have built wonderful, and inspiring, portfolios in the parks.
Stephen R. Brown
Stephen R. Brown is a professional photographer, writer and publisher based in Washington, D.C. for 35 years. His images and articles on photography have appeared in Smithsonian, Life, Newsweek, Time, Fortune, The New York Times, National Geographic books, Broadcasting & Cable, American Photo, Photo Techniques, etc.
His photographs have been exhibited in solo shows throughout the world. Most notably, they were featured in “Indelible Images: 100 Years of War Photography” and “Odyssey: 100 Years of NGS Photography,” both of which were initiated at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and traveled around the world.
More than a few of Stephen's photographs have turned up in his own books, such as Jewel of the Mall, and Tidewater: Chesapeake Bay in Photographs. A contributing photographer for the Traveler, you can find more of Stephen's work on this website.
Montana-based outdoor photographer and adventurer Tony Bynum creates outdoor photographs that display creativity and emotion.
“My job is to create content excellence for every client. We produce images people can relate to and trust because we live the outdoors everyday. Whether we’re photographing from an aerial platform, hiking a rocky ridge, or paddling a river, we’ve been there, we know the truth, and we can tell the story."
Tony travels broadly but captures many of his outdoor adventure, stunning landscapes, and wildlife images in and around Glacier National Park, the Rocky Mountain Front, and areas throughout the Western United States.
Connecticut-born and raised in Rome, Italy, Marco is a veteran artist who has worked in the creative sector for the past 20 years. As a passion and a creative outlet, Marco directs his artistic talent towards photography. Traveling across the United States in constant search of its overwhelming beauty. His photo "Fall Flames" shot in Acadia National Park, was selected and featured as Photo of the Week on the prestigious Nature's Best Photography website and Blog.
In 2012, Marco's photo "Witness" was selected as a finalist in Photographers Forum Best Photography of 2012. His work is now part of the annual publication available for purchase, and shared among colleges, schools, libraries, and photographers. Pictures from his portfolio have been displayed amongst the online pages of National Geographic's Intelligent Travel Magazine, National Geographic's "Your National Parks" and Outdoor Photographer.
Some of his photographs have appeared in Traveler's Park Photos of the Week block on the homepage. You can find more of Marco's photographs at this website.
"My love for national parks began with a trip to Mount Rainier National Park during the reopening of the Paradise Lodge in 2008 and grew until I no longer could stay home in the city.
After a month-long camping trip to Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, I sold everything and moved into a 1970s model, 17-foot-travel trailer (since upgraded to 21' and newer) and left on a journey to see the parks.
During the past 27 months I've visited several parks and have volunteered at Yosemite and North Cascades national parks. Currently, the trailer is parked and I've found warm winter accommodations just outside the North Gate to Yellowstone, where I plan to stay until May 2013."
Late in 2012 Deby started sharing her insights on photography and the national parks with Traveler readers in bimonthly photography columns.
You can find more of her words and images at this site.
Bret Edge is a professional nature and adventure photographer in Moab, Utah. He is also the owner of Moab’s newest photography studio, The Edge Gallery. Bret’s passion for photography evolved out of a love for wild landscapes and the adventures involved in reaching them. He spent ten years hiking and backpacking in the American West before an exhibit of work by Ansel Adams, Jack Dykinga and David Muench inspired him to dedicate himself to learning the art of landscape photography.
Bret enjoys photographing grand scenics, but he is most fulfilled when making more intimate images of the landscape. His eye for detail and ability to distill a chaotic scene into a cohesive composition has resulted in some of his most compelling and best-selling work.
His work has been featured in Backpacker, Runner’s World, Popular Photography, Budget Travel, Cowboys and Indians, and many more fine magazines. You can check out his galleries here.
"I’m a Montana girl. I was born about 20 miles outside the western entrance to Glacier National Park. Over the years, I have migrated from Montana to Kentucky to Louisiana to Washington State to Idaho back to Montana and now down here to Texas.
Someday, I’ll be back out in the mountains.
"My father was a photographer. He used his Mamiya twin lens camera to take awesome black and whites of the Montana landscape.
"I inherited my love of the medium from him, and began my photography career in earnest with a Pentax SLR purchased while still in high school. I bought my first digital camera (a HP 2MP point-and-shoot) back in 1999. After that, I never looked back to film.
"I’m a full-frame kind of gal as most of my prints are enlargements of 16 x 24 or larger. I also do a fair bit of cropping with some of my photos, so I want that extra resolution which a full-frame camera can provide."
Along with Deby Dixon, Rebecca began sharing her insights into photography with Traveler readers in bimonthly columns. You can find more of her images at this site.
QT Luong is a full-time freelance nature and travel photographer from San Jose, California. Born to Vietnamese parents in France, he was trained as a scientist (PhD U. Paris). The revelation of the high Alps led him to become a mountain climber and wilderness guide. When he came to the US to conduct research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, he felt in love with the national parks. Tuan owns the distinction of being the first photographer to shoot images in each of the 59 national parks.
He appeared in America's Best Idea: The National Parks, the documentary by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. He has also been profiled in National Geographic Explorer and several photography magazines. His photographs, published in three dozen countries (National Geographic Society, Time, Life, Outside, Scientific American, GEO ...), the subject of two coffee-table books - his latest is Spectacular Yosemite have been seen in galleries and museum exhibitions on both US coasts. A contributing photographer to the Traveler, his images appear on many of our Essential Guides as well as in support of news stories, and he also contributed images that appeared in our inaugural Essential Friends project.
For more of Tuan's national park images, visit his collection of national park images.
Ian Shive is an award-winning conservation photographer, author, educator, film producer and environmental advocate, and was the recipient of the Sierra Club’s 2011 Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.
Ian's images have appeared in publications around the world including National Geographic, Time, Ski, Travel Channel, Gourmet, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, US News & World Report, Popular Science, Men’s Journal, Outside and hundreds of others.
Often referred to as the leading chronicler of America’s National Parks today, Ian's book, The National Parks: Our American Landscape, has become a best-selling photography book and has helped shape diplomacy efforts around the world through his Wilderness Diplomacy initiative, currently underway in Afghanistan.
Ian's photo of a mountain goat overlooking Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park graced the cover of Traveler's 2012 Essential Friends publication, and more of his work appeared inside the covers. You can find more of his images at this site.
Tom's stock photography images have been featured by National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Canon Copiers, Delta Airlines, The New Yorker Magazine, Life Magazine, Browntrout Calendars, Eastman Kodak, Reader's Digest, Rand McNally, MGM, Arizona Highways, Lonely Planet, and thousands of others.
An exhibit of his images of UNESCO World Heritage Sites has been traveling the world for almost three years, with stops in Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva and Oslo, among others. One of his images from the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park can be found on Traveler's Essential Guide to Canyonlands.
You can view more of Tom's work at Tom Till Photography.