Bio – Photographer Gary Hamburgh

Digital photographer Gary Hamburgh photographs the stunning beauty and splendor that is found all around the Pacific Northwest where he lives. Even though his wanderlust takes him to many unique locations around the globe, Gary considers the rural landscapes in the Palouse of Eastern Washington his most enjoyable region to photograph, emphasizing the many barns, colors and textures that are present in that area.

“Photography has allowed me to see the world as a beautiful and exciting canvas. I capture and share images so that others can enjoy the beauty I experience as I wander about our amazing planet.” ~Gary Hamburgh

In 2003 digital photography piqued Gary’s interest, and he initially studied under Scott Bourne at the Olympic Mountain School of Photography in Gig Harbor, Washington – additionally developing his skills through workshops and seminars presented by Art Wolfe, John Shaw, Rick Sammon, Darrell Gulin, Rick Holt and Scott Kelby.

Gary’s photographs have been purchased by businesses, hospitals, colleges and universities, and private fine art collectors around the world.

Dr. Gary Hamburgh (Ph.D. University of Oregon in Physical Education) taught at Walla Walla College from 1972-2006, where he was a Department Chair of Health and Physical Education for 24 years, head basketball coach 15 years, and head coach for men’s and women’s golf for 6 years. Now retired from academia, Gary is devoting his full time to photography.

Workshops and Presentations 2006 – 2017

  • “The Palouse Guy” Workshops in the Palouse region of Washington State
    • Multiple week-long workshops each year highlighting the changing landscape through the seasons and during harvest
    • “Creating Dynamic Images” Presentation
  • Various photo clubs and groups
    • Private instruction for amateur photographers who come to the Seattle area
    • Instructor/mentor in workshops photographing national parks directed by world-renowned photographer, Scott Bourne, and sponsored by Apple Aperture
        • Yellowstone National Park
        • Yosemite National Park
        • Mount Rainier National Park

Featured Artist Exhibitions & Events 2006 – 2017

  • Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission | Arete Project, Kirkland, Washington
    • Magnificent Northwest
  • Brickstone Design Gallery, Walla Walla, Washington
    • The Palouse
  • Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, Washington
    • The Palouse
    • National Parks
    • Double Exposure
    • Cowboys and Horses
    • Magnificent Northwest
  • Cougar Mountain Zoo Gallery, Issaquah, Washington
    • Tigers and Cougars
  • Plumb Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington
    • Grapes and Vineyards
  • Saviah Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington
    • The Palouse
    • Grapes and Vineyards
  • La Conner Sips, La Conner, Washington
    • Grapes and Vineyards
    • Double Exposure
    • Magnificent Northwest
  • Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, Washington
    • Cowboys and Horses
    • The Northwest
    • Magnificent Northwest
  • Snoqualmie Hospital
    • The Palouse
    • The Northwest
  • Oregon Health & Science University – March Wellness & Fitness Center, Portland, Oregon
    • The Northwest
  • Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, Washington
    • The Palouse
  • Clyde and Mary Harris Gallery – Walla Walla University, College Place, Washington
    • The Palouse
  • Darrah’s Decorator Gallery, Walla Walla, Washington
    • Eclectic Collection
  • Hamley & Company – Western Gallery, Pendleton, Oregon
    • Cowboys and Horses
  • City of SeaTac – City Hall, SeaTac, Washington
  • Washington State Convention Center “Food Resources”, Seattle, Washington
    • Featured image
  • North American Nature Photography Association
    • Featured image at NANPA convention in Las Vegas and featured in their magazine
  • Purple Haze Exhibition, Sequim, Washington
    • Commissioned work featuring Purple Haze lavender grounds and fields
  • Jardin du Soleil, Sequim, Washington
    • Commissioned work featuring Jardin du Soleil lavender grounds and fields. Selected image featured on Sequim, Washington, road-side billboard promoting Jardin du Soleil
  • Rental program for hospitals and businesses on Bainbridge Island and the Washington Peninsula

Notable Customers Who Own Gary Hamburgh Photographs

  • Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Arete – A live/work/art community
  • Brickstone Design Gallery
  • Cougar Mountain Zoo
  • Darrah’s Decorator Center
  • Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
  • Fenton Stahl Gallery
  • Group Health Cooperative Washington
  • University of Washington Hall Health Center
  • Overlake Medical Center
  • Park Manor Rehabilitation Center
  • Purple Haze Lavender Farm
  • Revolution Gallery
  • Saviah Cellars
  • Statewide Publishing
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Walla Walla General Hospital
  • Walla Walla University