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Robb Hirsch


Initially trained as a field biologist from UC Irvine, Robb Hirsch is now a full-time landscape photographer with an intimate relationship to the natural world. His passion for Yosemite started early with annual childhood visits to the park.

As a field biologist, he worked on a variety of projects for California State Parks, USGS, and several private firms. His love for traveling and exploration had led him through Africa, Central America, and the Western United States. Photography was originally a means to document his work and travels but soon became the focus.

His photography has since been featured in international competitions, calendars, magazines and gallery showings and he leads customized, small group photography workshops in Yosemite and surrounding Sierra Nevada.

Robb’s debut book, The Nature of Yosemite - A Visual Journey, was published in 2019 by the Yosemite Conservancy, and combines stunning imagery of the park with educational text about the natural history.

Special Episode

[SPECIAL EPISODE] What Does Connecting With Nature Mean to You?

Aug. 17, 2021

Episode 20: Today, we celebrate our 20th episode by paying tribute to the ten amazing guests we’ve had on the podcast so far. Each of them has shared so much wisdom and valuable nuggets of information about photography, cre…


Exploring Yosemite and the Value of Connecting With Nature With Robb Hirsch

June 1, 2021

Episode 9: Today, I sit down with landscape photographer, Robb Hirsch , to chat about: Robb’s transition from biologist to full-time photographer The pros and cons of shooting a wide variety of subjects The importance of sta…

Guest: Robb Hirsch