Seattle Photography Committee

Seattle Photography Committee

The Photography Committee encourages members to develop their photographic skills and creative visions through various activities and programs offered throughout the year.


To the right, you will see people to contact within the Photography Committee. If you click on their name (on the right), it will open a pop-up with contact information.

Below is a list of the roles these individuals have in the committee.

Interested in becoming a trip leader? Take this short eLearning course to find out the basics of what it takes. Once complete, contact the committee chair.

Nature First Principles of Photography

In line with the core values of The Mountaineers, our committee commits to recreate responsibly during our courses and field trips. We will also help educate others in these principles 

Nature First Principles:

  • Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography
  • Educate yourself about the places you photograph
  • Reflect on the possible impact of your actions
  • Use discretion if sharing locations
  • Know and follow rules and regulations
  • Always follow the Leave No Trace Principles
  • Actively promote and educate others about these principles

To learn more




Calendar of events 

Our Photography Classes

Our Photography Activities

Behind the LENS speaker series

Take a look at our speaker series schedule for fabulous photo presentations geared towards inspiring your own adventure!

If you are interested in doing a photo presentation for our Behind the Lens speaker series, please complete an application.


Social Media

This is where members are encouraged to share their photos in a closed group.


Location Ideas

We have a long list of places to take photographs to give you ideas.

Location Idea List

Photography Competitions

The links below will take you to the main website, but you need to search the site to find the latest competition (the URL changes each year).