Photographer Profile: Gary Hamburgh

Photographer Profile: Gary Hamburgh

View from Steptoe Butte on the Palouse of eastern Washington. Nikon D100, Nikkor 80-400mm lens, Gitzo tripod, RRS Ballhead Exposure: 1/6 sec. f/16, ISO 200.

Photographer: Gary Hamburgh

Full-Time Professional Photographer

Photographic Specialties:

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
  • Travel
  • Architecture / Real Estate


I began teaching at Walla Walla College in 1972 where I coached men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf. As my tenure grew, I received my Ph.D. and then served as the department chair of the college’s Health and Physical Education Department for 24 years.

My journey into the amazing world of professional photography came to me well into life. The process of honing the technical mastery of my artistry – that which now turns what I first carefully envision, then see through my lens, and finally massage into a powerful image that emotionally moves me and others.




Photographer Profile: Gary Hamburgh

Jubilee Lake in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. Nikon D1X, Nikkor 80-400mm. Exposure: 1/80th sec, f/8, ISO 200.

Photographer Profile: Gary Hamburgh

Near Colfax on the Palouse of eastern Washington. Canon EOS 5D MK III, Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8. Exposure: 1/80th sec, f/9, ISO 800.

Photographer Profile: Gary Hamburgh

Palouse Falls state Park on the Palouse of eastern Washington. Canon EOS 5D MK III, Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8. Exposure: 1/160th sec, f/8, ISO 100.