Galen also works with various magazines, including Bay Nature and PhotoComment. His images have appeared in natural history field guides published by the UC Press.
Most of his work involves nature photography, with a large percentage of his pictures being taken from his kayaks (in the past he was even a kayak guide). Being on the water compliments his style, allowing him to explore nature and create intimate portraits of wild animals. He has created his own style, both on the water and off. In these pages, Galen shares with the readers many of the styles and tricks that he has learned as a photographer and a kayaker. Galen has spent several thousand hours kayaking with his camera.
Using many of the techniques and equipment that he has honed with wildlife, Galen also does family portraits. He uses his long lenses to capture candid portraits of children and their families at play. His portraiture business is known as Wild Child Photography.
For the most part this site tries not to endorse a single brand. Most of the techniques and lessons shared on these pages should be relevant, whether the reader prefers Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony… Or kayaks a Hobie, Necky, Liquid Logic, or any other brand. If you do have questions about the particular equipment Galen uses, feel free to ask.
Feel free to ask for information about any pictures you see on this blog. Also you are welcome to suggest any content type that you would like Galen to address, be it about kayak photography, general photography, or wildlife photography.