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Grand Canyon Adventure - Travel Photography with John Gayler
Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 4:00 PM
Grand Canyon Adventure - A Travel Photography Presentation
In this talk we cover the details of planning, logistics and execution for a two-week outfitter-led river trip through the Grand Canyon, including still photography and some live action video footage. But it’s not all about the water! Side canyon hikes, wildlife, geology, prehistoric and modern culture, natural beauty and an immense scale of time and space all play a part in the story as well.
If you are thinking of going and want to know more about what it’s like, have been already and would like to re-live the adventure, or don’t think you’ll go but would like to enjoy the experience vicariously, climb on board for the trip of a lifetime.
About the speaker:
John Gayler learned to kayak about the same time as he picked up his first camera, as a teenage boy scout in the UK. Always up for a challenge he learned to read the river, navigate whitewater, and do an “Eskimo” roll in his kayak. Moving to the East Coast of the US he started leading instructional kayak trips for the American Youth Hostel association, the Boy Scouts of America and the World Scout Association, teaching hundreds of beginner and intermediate students to enjoy safe paddling techniques on whitewater rivers. On arriving in the Bay Area seven years ago the nearest whitewater was along the coast, so he took his camera and his whitewater kayak to play in the surf and rock gardens, caves and arches along the Northern California coast from Monterey to Mendocino. Running the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon has always been an ultimate journey on his bucket list.
John has two areas of focus in professional photography: studio portraiture capturing the essence of people’s creativity; and landscape photography, generating a connection between the viewer and the environment with the goal of encouraging individual exploration and adventure.