Rod Barbee is a professional photographer, writer, and instructor with publishing credits that include Outdoor Photographer magazine. He is the author of The Photographer’s Guide to Puget Sound and Northwest Washington as well as Oregon Coast Memories and is the co-author of The Photographer’s Guide to the Oregon Coast with David Middleton.
Throughout the year, Rod leads and co-leads photo workshops across the country. He has taught with such well known photographers as David Middleton, David Muench, and Jack Dykinga. A gifted and enthusiastic field instructor, he likes nothing more than sharing his knowledge and ideas.
Specializing in landscape and close-ups photography, he enjoys sharing his knowledge and ideas with his workshop clients. His teaching includes teaching his students the tools they need to capture their own unique vision. With that in mind, he emphasizes mastering the technical aspects of photography so that they no longer interfere with the creative side. And exploring that creative side is when the real fun begins!
The natural beauty discovered during backpacking trips into Olympic National Park led him to nature photography. It has since become a passion in his life from which he continues to learn and grow.
Rod lives on Washington’s Olympic peninsula with his wife Tracy and their dog Bailey.