Gary Hamburgh taught at Walla Walla College from 1972–2006. His formal education includes a Masters Degree from Fresno State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in Physical Education. He was the Department Chair of Health and Physical Education at Walla Walla College for twenty-four years. In addition, he served for fifteen years as the men’s head basketball coach and for six years as the head coach of men’s and women’s golf. Gary has retired from teaching and is devoting his full time to photography.
Gary became interested in digital photography in 2003 and has studied under Scott Bourne at the Olympic Mountain School of Photography in Gig Harbor, Washington. In addition he has developed his skills by attending numerous workshops and seminars provided by Art Wolfe, John Shaw, Rick Sammon, Darrell Gulin and Rick Holt. He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association.
Currently he considers rural landscapes in the Palouse region of Eastern Washington to be his most enjoyable subject to photograph. His photos emphasize the many barns, colors and textures that are present in that area. Photography has allowed him to see the world as a beautiful and exciting canvas. He hopes to capture and share images so that others may enjoy the beauty he experiences in this region. His work can be seen at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, The Gallery on Bainbridge Island, as well as Darrah’s Framing and Decorator and the Fenton/Stahl Gallery in Walla Walla.