USA: California: Inyo County: White Mountains (a triangular fault block mountain range facing the Sierra Nevada across the upper Owens Valley): Bristlecone pine tree glowing orange in the last rays of sunset, on a clear blue sky day at roughly 10,000 feet © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide) #whitemountains #california #bristleconepine
USA: Hawaiian Islands: Maui: Haleakala Crater National Park: Above the cumulus clouds at sunrise atop the 10,023 foot volcano, as seen from the Summit lookout - © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide) #maui #hawaii #hawaiianislands #haleakala #haleakalasunrise #clouds
- Arbabi ImageryCommercial Travel Photographer and Author/ Photo Expert, 1991 - presentCommercial photography and author shooting assignments for ad, corporate and editorial clients, writing how-to articles for all the major photo magazines, workshop leader and instructor, and fine art print sales
Sean has been a commercial travel photographer and author for over 23 years, specializing in adventure, lifestyle, nature, and travel; for ad, corporate, and editorial clients.
He’s had freelance and contracted assignments with hundreds of publications and companies worldwide including Amazon, American Express, Backpacker, California Division of Tourism, Endless Vacation, Engadget, Fuji Film, GEO Germany, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, National Geographic's book, calendar, and online divisions as well as Adventure and Traveler, The New York Times, Nikon, The North Face, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Peterson's Photographic, Photoshop User, Random House, Rangefinder, REI, Timex, The Travel Channel, VisitFlorida.com, and Woodbridge wines.
Sean has shot over 200 assignments for Sunset, over 150 for Via magazine, and authored many feature articles and books which he photographed including The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure (Jan 2009), and The Complete Guide to Nature Photography (Dec 2011) both for Amphoto/ Random House. He also teaches workshops, live (Calumet, Camera West, Future Light, Point Reyes), and online at Perfect Picture School of Photography.
As the Photoguru, he has appeared on numerous television segments, radio and web shows including ABC San Francisco's The View from the Bay, CBS San Francisco's Bay Area Focus, ABC Radio Southeast, Scott Sheppard's Inside Digital Radio and Nik Radio, and Ibarionex Perello's The Candid Frame discussing various aspects of the photo industry.
A native Californian, he received his Bachelor of Arts in commercial photography from Brooks Institute in ‘91, began his business thereafter combining outdoor, on-location, and studio photography. To date he’s shot over a million images, written numerous articles, and currently working on a tv show on photography.Sean has traveled around much of the US, and international locations including Canada, Iran, Mexico, the UK, Southeast Asia, and; South America. He has backpacked over mountain ranges, helicoptered above jungles, ridden horseback across plains, traversed across mountain ranges, rafted down rivers, mountain biked along forest trails, sailed on oceans, and hung over cliffs, all to capture images he and his clients were in search of. Today, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, base camp for all his travels.
- Brooks Institute of PhotographyCommercial Photography, 1988 - 1991
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