Dan Barr Photography | About

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I am primarily a night photographer with the good fortune to live in San Diego California, an area where diverse photographic opportunities and clear desert skies are within easy reach. My journey into photography has largely arisen from my love for the outdoors. I was born and raised in Wyoming where I was able to experience dramatic wilderness landscapes from an early age. Frequent trips to the Snowy Range and the Colorado Rockies instilled a lifelong love for mountains and wilderness. Throughout my life I have continued to be drawn to wilderness areas. An avid hiker and backpacker, it was through a desire to record my time spent in wild places that brought me to photography. Initial forays into photography started out as general landscape photography to record some of the landscapes I camped/traveled through. As I gained more experience behind the camera I quickly realized that my true interests lay in creating images of landscapes at night. The appearance of the landscape really changes at night. The darkness and changing shadows add an element of mystery to any landscape and combined with a starry sky the scene transforms into something otherworldly that at least for me creates a sense of wonder and captivates my interest. I hope that I am able to capture at least some of this wonder and mystery in my nightscape photos. My goal to create immersive nighttime images to allow the viewer to see the landscape as I experienced it: at night, under a starry sky.