Photography Workshop: Channel Islands National Park

Join Photographer Ian Shive on his first workshop in one of the world’s most stunning and wild places, Channel Islands National Park, California. America’s Galapagos: Photographing Channel Islands National Park is a four-day photography intensive workshop being hosted on Santa Cruz Island beginning May 2, 2013. The full workshop itinerary and details can be found at Santa Fe Photo Workshop website.

A percentage of every workshop participants fee benefits Channel Islands Park Foundation, the non-profit, philanthropic partner of Channel Islands National Park.

Workshop space is limited to only 12 participants and will fill up fast, be sure to register today.

Cuba’s Underwater “Garden of the Queen”

This past summer, photographer Ian Shive had the rare opportunity of spending a week diving on never-before-dived places along Cuba’s South Eastern coast. During the trip, Ian spent days in ancient and pristine elkhorn coral patches, many which were thousands of years old, as well as getting up-close-and-personal with large reef sharks in Cuba’s national park, Jardines de La Reina or the Garden of the Queen. Ian’s work is featured prominently on the Environmental Defense Fund website. The trip was sponsored in part by the EDF and The Nature Conservancy. Below is a gallery highlighting some of the work. For more information on licensing these images, visit

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Recent Work: Texas Preserves

Photographer Ian Shive traveled the far reaches of Texas for The Nature Conservancy this summer to document four of the state’s nature preserves. Ian’s two-week trip started from one of Texas’ western points to one of its most eastern locations near the Matagorda Bay. Ian’s journey to Davis Mountain Preserve commences the project, traveling along the way to Dolan Falls Preserve, Love Creek Preserve, and ending at Mad Island Marsh Preserve. To see Ian’s entire Texas collection from this trip click here.

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Ian Shive Featured in Travel + Leisure Magazine

In the August 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, Ian Shive enlightens readers in “Undiscovered America: Secrets of the Parks.” Ian acquaints readers on how to have a private vacation inside of a tourist hotspot, our busy American National Parks. Ian shares his top secrets of where to stay, what to do, and where to find the esoteric locations where you can make the most stunning photographs of our “best idea.” To see more of Ian’s national park work click here.

Ian Shive Featured in Life Magazine book: America’s National Parks

Images from Ian Shive’s expansive national park collection is shared in Life Magazine‘s America’s National Parks: 67 Must See Destinations 2012 book alongside other Tandem Stills + Motion photographers. Ian’s manifold collection complements all seven of the book’s ecoregional chapters from “The Mountains” to “The Coast” in which his photos are displayed. Seen in multitudes throughout the book, two of Ian’s images introduce and act as opening images for chapters “The Mountains” and “The Red Rocks,” and another one of which closes “The Desert” as a two-page spread. To see more of Ian’s national park work click here.

Check out a portion of Ian’s recent work in O’ahu, Hawai’i on “The National Parks: Our American Landscape” Facebook page!

Photographer Ian Shive has just finished a two-week project in O’ahu, Hawai’i, with The Nature Conservancy/The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi illustrating the integral role of water in Hawaiian culture as it flows from the peaks of the island’s mountains to its oceans. Ian additionally highlights the issues arising from an invasive species of algae growing in Hawai’i’s coral reefs from which composting at taro lo’i fields benefit and sea urchin maturation farms are used.

Ian Shive Featured in Nature Conservancy Magazine

Ian Shive’s work of the Marin Headlands headlines The Nature Conservancy Magazine‘s “California Dreaming.” Shive’s photos masterfully represent the San Francisco Bay Area’s iconic natural landforms. Issue #2 also highlights many of the other features of the Marin Headlands as seen through Shive’s lens. See all of Shive’s photos of the Marin Headlands here, or view the article and photo gallery here.