Rod Barbee is a professional photographer, writer, and instructor. He's been a regular contributor to Outdoor Photographer magazine and has also been published in Nature’s Best magazine, Audubon and Mead calendars, Northwest Travel and Oregon Coast magazines, Orvis clothing catalog, the National Park Service, and more. Several of his images appear in the Amphoto book American Vision. His first book, The Photographer's Guide to the Oregon Coast, co-written with David Middleton, is available nationwide. His book, The Photographer's Guide to Puget Sound and Northwest Washington was published in the spring of 2007. His latest book is Oregon Coast Memories (Countryman Press).
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.
Besides teaching his own workshops, Rod has led and co-led workshops and tours for Great American Photography Workshops, The Nature Workshops, and Photographer's Alliance Workshops. Rod has taught nature photography through Bellevue Community College in Washington state, The Mountaineers in Seattle, Olympic College in Bremerton, WA.
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 and his wife Tracy Rowley (and their dog Bailey) live in Port Ludlow on Washington’s Olympic peninsula.