WELCOME TO ENLIGHTENED IMAGES
My Name is Gary Crabbe. Welcome to my web site. I hope you enjoy your visit. As a line from one of my favorite movies, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? says: "Come on in boys; the water is fine."
I am a scenic outdoor landscape and travel photographer specializing in commercial and editorial location photography assignments, book projects, and stock photography from throughout California and the western United States. Most of my images are also available as Fine Art Photographic Prints and Wall Murals for private collectors, corporate, and hospitality decor industry clients. I also offer additional services like private photo workshops, presentations, Photo-Editing, and consulting.
I've been involved with photography for more than twenty years, when I was fortunate enough to get a job working for a world-renowned photographer. I shot my first assignment in 1993. Many of the images you will see on my site were shot on professional slide film. Since 2005, I've been shooting digitally using Nikon cameras. Nearly all images are single shot in-camera frames. I do very little blending or advanced HDR processing. I strive to make my modern digital images mimic the palette and appearence of the slide film that I used. My goal is when you look through my portfolio, you won't be able to tell which images were shot on film, or which were shot digitally. In the end it's all about the image and the light, not the process.