Photo: Rock Detail, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Class pictures from the August 2016 Point Reyes: Intimate Details & Personal Vision photo workshop participants.

I’m delighted to present a sampling of the work created by a wonderful group of participants who recently joined me for a weekend photo workshop called, Point Reyes: Intimate Details and Personal Vision. This class was specifically looking away from the grand landscapes and towards much smaller scenes, so we were blessed to have an entire weekend of a solid, fog-filled skies. We all very much enjoyed getting to sleep in late and not chase the sunrise starting at 4:30 AM. The soft light of the gray skies allowed us to shoot details all day long. For a lot of people, scenes like these are a step outside their normal photographic comfort zone, and yet everyone did a remarkably great job turning their attention and equipment towards visual opportunities they might otherwise ignore or simply walk past.

Photo: Rock Detail, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California (Above)

If you’re interested in joining me for an upcoming workshop, I have a number of three-day workshops coming up in the next few months, including my 3-day class, Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes, and a 1-day Panoramic Point Reyes photo workshop class coming up in September, on the 9th – 11th and on the 24th, respectively. Click here for a full list of upcoming group photo workshops.

So without further adieu, here are the photos. I’m sure the participants would love to hear any feedback or if you have any favorites if you’d care to leave a comment below. Thanks, – Gary.




















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Gary Crabbe is an award-winning commercial and editorial outdoor travel photographer and author based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. He has seven published books on California to his credit, including “Photographing California; v1-North”, which won the prestigious 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal award as Best Regional title. His client and publication credits include the National Geographic Society, the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, TIME, The North Face, Subaru, L.L. Bean, Victoria’s Secret, Sunset Magazine, The Nature Conservancy, and many more. Gary is also a photography instructor and consultant, offering both public and private photo workshops. He also works occasionally a professional freelance Photo Editor.

Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Fran Jaekle says:

    Hi Gary,

    Looking at the images you’ve placed here, I’m transported back to the sites we visited, enjoyed,and photographed during our weekend photo workshop. We learned so much about focusing in on a select part of Nature! Thank you!

  • Ron Calvert says:

    You can always find something different to photograph at Point Reyes. Nice images and it look like a good time was had.

  • Gary – Thanks for helping us find new ways to look at the world and focus in on the details. From now on a gray day will never be boring! Your encouragement and expertise were wonderful.

  • Nancy DiIanni says:

    I learned a lot from our few days together. Thank you for making me see the world in a different way.

  • Kelly Menehan says:

    Gary, the workshop was so much fun! And, I feel like I got much more comfortable with my camera during those three days. Thanks!

  • Perdian, D.C. Timothy A. says:

    Beautiful site. Who did it. Been admiring your pictures since the leicaflex days.

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