Bio and Contact
I first fell in love with photography while in high school during the early 1980's. Creating a darkroom in our basement, I dreamt of becoming the next Ansel Adams.
As a full time resident of the Columbia River Gorge since 1997, I have rekindled my love of photography. What started as a hobby has grown into passion then an obsession and now a career. I love exploring the spectacularly beautiful areas in the gorge and beyond. Using my camera to capture some of that beauty is my goal in photography.
When I am not out taking photographs I love recreating in the great outdoors with my family
I am honored to be a member of the 301 Gallery (301gallery.com). This is a premier art gallery located at 301 Oak street in downtown Hood River. My work is always on display and the gallery is staffed by one of the 15 member artists (including myself). Contact me to arrange a meeting at the gallery. You can also place an order on my website and pick up at the gallery. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram or sign up for email updates to learn about other locations where you will find my work or special events such as classes or tours.
"Wanna shout out and say a HUGE thank you for wonderful presentation. The group absolutely loved, loved, loved it!!" Noel
"Thanks Brian. I gaze upon your images every day and smile" Brad
I really enjoyed the workshop (and) would definitely be interested in future workshops. I thought you did a great job with helping everyone" Sharon
"I thought you were the best instructor ever." Lois
"We just wanted to say again how much we and our guest will enjoy it! It looks perfect!" Sandy
"Once again thank you so much for a wonderful experience today and my family just loves your picture." George.
"I highly recommend any course run by Brian and Steve. I took their 2.5 day course in Bandon in 2021 and it was excellent. I had taken a 6 day course run by another company earlier in the year. In Brian and Steve's course they were there to teach you new techniques and help you resolve any problems you were having. In the other course the instructor was just a tour guide and did very little teaching. If you are looking for someone to be right there helping you improve your photographic skills, then any course taught by Brian and Steve is for you. The course I took with Brian and Steve was thoroughly enjoyable and I met some really nice people." Marvin
"The Bandon Coast Workshop was an awesome experience led by two very experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining photographers. Brian Chambers and Steven Michael took us to amazing sites and worked with each of the workshop participants so that we got the best shots. I appreciated their flexibility on selecting our sites and how long we stayed at each place. I never felt rushed throughout the weekend. I highly recommend any workshop these two offer. You will definitively come away with numerous photographs that you would be to frame and hang on your wall." Pat
"If you have a passion to become a better landscape photographer, enrolling in one of Brian Chambers photo workshops you won’t be disappointed. The personal attention one receives from his three person team is unparalleled! Brian also has over twenty years living in the Hood River Oregon area, so he knows all the good spots to go to get a great shot; even some secret locations not to disclose to maintain the natural beauty of the area. The level of caring and attention a student receives was amazing. Thanks Brian!" Marc