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Mark is a full-service provider of studio and location photography for individuals, families, businesses and publications. He combines passion, creativity and technical skill to make evocative images for clients. As a professional, Mark is continually improving his skills and knowledge to better serve his clients. He's an active member of the Professional Photographers of Washington (PPW) and the Professional Photographers of American (PPA).


Mark primarily photographs people and their relationships with community, commerce, culture and nature. He works in the San Juan Islands, northwestern Washington state, and wherever travels take him. In his personal work, he creates graphic, fine-art images based on simple, emotive themes. Mark also uses the digital dark room to creatively push the boundaries of traditional photography. Personal work can be viewed at www.photobymg.com.


Mark is based on the San Juan Island in Washington State, where he has a fully equipped studio. He started his business, Photography by Mark Gardner, on San Juan Island in 2006 after a successful career in sales and marketing. He has created images ranging from portraits for families, location images for resorts and studio shots for artists. He's published a coffee-table book, Images of the San Juan Islands, and a how-to book on outdoor and travel photography with Art Wolfe. Mark also loves to help others develop their creative voice through photography, and offers classes and personal instruction on San Juan Island, WA.