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Dave Showalter

Dave Showalter is based in Colorado and focused on the American West. Dave has published two books – Sage Spirit, The American West at A Crossroads by Braided River (2015);
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Bo Bridges

Bo Bridges

Bo Bridges is a world-renowned advertising and fine art photographer. His passion for adventure drives the dynamic imagery he produces. His portfolio covers a spectrum of subjects ranging from professional
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Wes Pitts

Wes Pitts

Wes Pitts is the editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine and the editorial director for Madavor Media’s Creative Division, which also publishes Digital Photo and Digital Photo Pro magazines. Wes has
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Jay Maisel - Summit Photography Workshp

Jay Maisel

One of the nation's most prolific illustrative photographers, Jay's stunning color photographs have graced major magazines, annual reports, museum walls and a series of highly-acclaimed books. A personable and gregarious
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Nate Gordon

Nate Gordon

Nate is the Director of Photography at the Players’ Tribune, where he oversees all photography for the brand.  Prior to joining the Tribune, he was Deputy Picture Editor at Sports
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Marguerite Schropp

Marguerite has worked at Sports Illustrated for 22 years and is currently a Sports Illustrated picture editor and Sports Illustrated Kids Director of Photography.
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Bill Pekala

Bill Pekala has been an active professional photographer since he graduated from high school and went to work for the Lexington Herald Leader, Lexington, Ky.

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Melissa Groo

Melissa Groo

Melissa is a wildlife photographer, writer, speaker, and educator. She's a contributing editor to Audubon magazine, writes a column on wildlife photography for Outdoor Photographer magazine, and is an Associate
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Jen Edney

In a practical sense, Jen Edney is a photographer and burgeoning filmmaker. But use a wider scope; these are just titles for a person set to take us on a visual journey. A
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David Burnett

Raised in Salt Lake City where he learned photography on the high school yearbook, his career has taken him to 85 countries, covering the world for TIME, LIFE, NY Times
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Ron Taniwaki - Summit Photography Workshops

Ron Taniwaki

With over 30 years in professional photography, Ron currently serves as a Nikon Professional Markets Technical Representative. Providing training to News, Magazine, Sports, Adventure, and Wildlife photographers on how to
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Ami Vitale

Ami Vitale

Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine. Her journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to 90 countries and her

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Ben Moon

Ben Moon

My Story Ben Moon is a Hood River, Oregon based photographer and filmmaker who enjoys working with a diverse range of adventurers, athletes and musicians. Surviving cancer in his twenties inspired a greater
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Rod Mar

My Story Rod Mar is an acclaimed sports photographer whose career spans 25 years. He is currently the team photographer for the Seattle Seahawks and counts among his clients Sports
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Matt Hernandez - Summit Lighting Workshop

Matt Hernandez

Matt is a portrait photographer based out of Kentucky who specializes in on location creative lighting focusing on seniors and athletes. He began his career as an award-winning graphic artist,
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Charlie Hamilton James photographed at the National Geographic studio

Charlie Hamilton James

Charlie Hamilton James is a National Geographic Magazine photographer specialising in wildlife and conservation photojournalism.  His wildlife photography is technically complex and often involves specially invented and engineered equipment. As a
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William Albert Allard - Photography at the Summit

William Albert Allard

My Story One of the National Geographic's most prolific and talented photographers, Allard's artistry has resulted in some of the Geographic's most memorable stories and individual pictures. Full of vigor,
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Bill Allen

Summit Nature Workshop If you walk the halls of National Geographic, you can't find many areas that aren't influenced by Bill Allen. His expertise goes back to running the magazine's creative,
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Joze Azel

Summit Nature Workshop | Summit Multimedia Workshop A unique individual, Jose adds his business acumen to his creative side that is integrated with visual multimedia. He is also an eloquent speaker
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James Balog

Summit Nature Workshop James has covered many topics and projects, but whatever it is you can expect it to be original and innovative. This can include endangered species, tall trees, or
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Andy Bardon - Adventure Photography Workshop

Andy Bardon

My Story As a former Exum Mountain guide, Andy knows what it takes to get the tough adventure photographs. He has worked with big clients like The North Face on
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Dave Black - Summit Lighting Workshop

Dave Black

Dave Black is a Nikon Ambassador and one of the pioneers in the conversion to all-digital photography. Dave is best known for his sports photography including covering Olympic games for
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Jodi Cobb - Summit Photography Workshop

Jodi Cobb

My Story Some of the National Geographic's most unusual stories have been done by this photographer who brings a unique and artistic approach to her work over many years on
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