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    Mark Bowie is a third generation Adirondack photographer, an outdoors writer, a much sought-after public speaker, and nature and digital photography workshop leader. He’s a renowned authority on night photography and has written two extensive e-books on the subject: The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night and After Midnight: Night Photography By Example. He is currently at work on his monumental Night Over the Northeast project.

    Mark is a frequent contributor to Adirondack Life magazine and writes a monthly feature on photography for their website. He has photographed and written three coffee table books on the Adirondacks: Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains, In Stoddard’s Footsteps: The Adirondacks Then & Now, and The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons. Each won the Adirondack Center for Writing Photography Book of the Year award. Mark’s work has been published nationally in Natural History, and by the Sierra Club, Conde Nast Publications, Portal Publications, Tehabi Books and other publishers. He has produced several multi-media shows on the Adirondacks and continues to be one of the most prolific photographers and presenters working in the Adirondacks today.

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    Mark Bowie

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    Chris Murray is a fine-art nature photographer working primarily in the landscape of his home, the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. His work has appeared in several magazines including Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Adirondack Life, Life in the Finger Lakes, and New York State Conservationist, among others. His landscape stock imagery is represented by Aurora Photos and Danita Delimont Stock Photography.


    Chris’ interest in photographing landscapes is derived mainly from his love of the natural world, the same love that led him to choose geology as his first profession. In photography he strives to make images that are a reflection of his sensibilities and how he sees the world. His goal is to make images that are not about place, but rather a creative expression of his response to that place.

    Chris also teaches photography classes at Jefferson Community College and the Thousand Islands Arts Center.


    Chris Murray resides in Syracuse, NY.


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    Chris Murray

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