New office location!

Michele has retired from being our office manager to take on a far more difficult role as a full-time mother for two active daughters.  Good luck Michele and thanks for your service over the years!!!!
Barbara Gerlach is now the office manager.  Please contact us using the following information:
Gerlach Nature Photography
PO Box 258
Macks Inn, ID  83433
Wow!!    Another busy year!

Another New Book
--Close Up Photography in Nature--
will be available in September!  It is at the printers now.  Our new book explains our advanced use of flash and focus stacking in detail!

Close Up Photography in Nature AVAILABLE in Sept.


Now On Facebook
Barb has been working on our Facebook Page
We started a Facebook page in March.  It has been a lot of fun posting a new image to our page every day.  Each image comes with a detailed photo caption and we include a little photo advice.  Many of the images appearing on our page were shot the day before we posted them so it is an excellent way to keep you abreast of what we are doing.  We find Facebook is the best way we have to stay in touch with you and to share new information.  Go to our page to view many examples of focus stacking-the most important new photo strategy that has come along during our forty year careers.  We are also doing a lot of night photography of northern lights, the starry sky, star trails, and using flash in the landscape.  We hope to see you on Facebook!  If you don't have a free account, open one up so you can view our page.  Be sure to "Like" the page! 

2014 Spring E-Newsletter! 

Jumping Spider

Frost-covered Bison

Jan 20, 2014
John and Barb have completed our
new Close Up Photography in Nature book. It will be available in September.  We can take preorders and send the book out as soon as it arrives!

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Our 3rd Book!!!

Our Second Book!!!

Our First Book!!

Our 2nd DVD!

Greetings Everyone!
The past twelve months have been enormously busy.  In addition to shooting thousands of new digital images around the world, we conducted 25 instructional programs from one-day seminars to a multi-week photo tour in Kenya.  Our three books, Digital Nature Photography: The Art and the Science, Digital Landscape Photography,  and Digital Wildlife Photography have earned superb reviews!  Please buy the books directly from us, so we can autograph them for you!  Our fourth book, Close Up Photography in Nature is at the publisher now.  It will be available in September.  Mixing flash with ambient light , our manual metering strategies, and the incredible new focus stacking techniques are explained in detail. Already we are working on a fifth instructional photo book and I just received the contract for another one that focuses on outdoor flash photography.  As most of you know, we are adept at mixing flash with ambient light to create spectacular light and now we will be able to explain our advanced techniques in its own book!

Welcome to John and Barbara Gerlach’s home page.
We are professional nature photographers who are widely published around the world over the past forty years. We are known for making gorgeous images of nature which include wildlife, landscapes, seasons, and flora. We use a "shooting workflow" we and our students have developed over the decades that anyone can easily learn.  For the past several years, our primary focus (pun intended) has been figuring out ways to apply new camera technology to helping us capture the images we seek in the field and teaching what we learn to other photographers through seminars, field workshops, and books. 
The joy and fun of finding a beautiful nature subject and making a stunning image of it is what drives us. We sell these images directly and through more than fourteen stock agencies worldwide.

Wildebeest at Sunrise - Kenya

Coyote in Winter
We have led numerous international photo tours to Antarctica, Falkland Islands, Galapagos Islands, Midway Atoll, Kenya, and to Hudson Bay for Polar Bears.

Our primary passion today is teaching nature photography to help others capture stunning images. We love teaching nature photography. We have conducted our popular 1-day nature photography seminar in more than 150 US and Canadian cities. The week-long field workshops we teach in Michigan, British Columbia, and Yellowstone National Park, along with our photo safaris to Kenya, have helped many of our clients become outstanding nature photographers. Many of our students are now professional nature photographers!
We often are keynote speakers at photo conventions.  If your group needs a dynamic presentation covering the leading edge photo techniques we use, please contact us for availability and pricing. 
We and our three dogs -- Yogi Bear -- Bugaboo & Mocha -- and three spoiled horses -- Bandit, Panda & Teton -- live in the rugged mountains of Idaho near Yellowstone National Park. Formerly Michigan residents, we moved to Idaho in 1993 because we love lots of snow, mountain scenery, and western wildlife. Pine martens, moose, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, coyotes, and red fox are all frequent visitors to our Idaho home.
Meet Boo Bear!!!
Boss of Gerlach's Home

More about Boo Bear soon!

Bugaboo -AKA- Boo Bear-at Two Months-Dec 26, 2010

Bugaboo - AKA - Boo Bear - April 2012