Charlotte Gibb is a contemporary fine art photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in landscapes of the Western United States. Charlotte earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She cut her teeth in the advertising business as an art director in the 1990s, then operated her own graphic design firm for 15 years before selling the business and diving headlong into the craft of photography. Her darkroom, long gone now, has been replaced with digital darkroom tools, and her style has evolved from a somewhat journalistic approach, to one that pays tribute to the natural world. Her images are frequently symbolic, with an eye oriented towards the subtle and sometimes overlooked elements of nature. The photographs she creates are not meant to be pretty postcards, but rather frames that celebrate form, line, shape, color, and texture. She returns to both familiar and secret places again and again to observe the changes brought about by the seasons, light and weather. She uses everything she knows about the technology of modern photography combined with her artistic aesthetic to create images that show the natural world differently. Charlotte writes and publishes on the subject of photography and creativity, has served as a judge for an international Landscape Photography competition, and exhibits her work throughout California. She can usually be found tromping about in the wilderness areas in and around Yosemite National Park.

In Your Bag

Cameras: Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR, Canon EOS R

Lenses: Canon EF 16 to 35mm f2.8L II, Canon EF 24 to 70mm f2.8L II, Canon 24mm 3.5L Tilt Shift, Canon 50mm f1.4 EF, Canon 70 to 200mm 2.8L, Canon 24 to 105mm f4L, Canon EF 100 to 400mm f4.5 to 5.6L IS II, Lensbaby Composer, Zeiss Milvus 21mm f2.8 ZE Lens,

Accessories: Lowepro Pro Messenger, Lowepro Flipside 500, Lowepro Pro Trekker 400

Featured Photos by Charlotte Gibb

Assignment #300: Solar And Lunar Eclipses

Assignment #146: Fall Color

9th Annual Nature's Colors

8th Annual Nature's Colors

Outdoor Photography Month

Vistas 2014 Photo Contest

5th Annual The Great Outdoors