Gary Crabbe

"I've been using Singh-Ray filters exclusively since the mid-'90's – and to paraphrase, ‘I never leave home without them.’ They are an indispensable part of my in-field equipment system, just as important to me as a tripod or lens.”



Gary Crabbe is an award-winning photographer and author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gary began taking pictures while attending Humboldt State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Adolescent Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Directing, Acting, Writing, and Production for the Theater. After graduation, Gary spent nine years managing the stock department for Mountain Light and photographer Galen Rowell, where he became known for his industry expertise, working with many of the world's best-known advertising agencies, magazines, and publishers.

Gary began pursuing his own photography following the birth of his first child, when he opted to be a stay-at-home dad. Since then, his client and publication credits include the National Geographic Society, New York Times, Forbes Magazine, TIME Magazine, Victoria's Secret, The North Face, Sunset, L.L. Bean, Subaru, The Nature Conservancy, and The Carnegie Museum of Natural History to name but a few.

He has seven published books to his credit, including The California Coast (2001) which won "Book-of-the-Year 2002" by the California Outdoor Travel Writers Association. Other titles include Our San Francisco (2003), Yosemite & The Eastern Sierra (2004), Backroads of the California Wine Country (2006), Backroads of the California Coast (2009), and Greetings from California: Legends, Landmmarks and Lore of the Golden State (2011). His latest book Photographing California; Vol. 1 – North (2012), won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award for Best Regional Title of 2013.

In addition to selling his work through stock, assignment, and photographic prints, Gary also offers a variety of other services, including consulting, photo editing & research, public presentations & lectures, along with custom private and group photo workshops.

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