Doug Steakley (dsteakley)

Douglas Steakley is a widely recognized photographer from Carmel Valley, California. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and was a jewelry designer and gallery owner for many years. His interest in travel led him to pursue photography and in 1993, he became a full time photographer. His distinct images range from the Monterey Peninsula where he lives, to many international destinations where he enjoys traveling.

Two large format books featuring his color photography have been published: Pacific Light, Images of The Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur and Beyond, The Legacy of The Big Sur Land Trust. Two other books, A Photographer’s Guide_To The California Coast, and Photographing Big Sur were recently published by Countryman Press.

Doug supports and works closely with several land conservation groups and a variety of his images have been published in their annual reports and other publications. He has worked with The Big Sur Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, The Land Trust Alliance, The Trust For Public Land, The Wilderness Coalition, and The Tuolumne River Trust. In 2003, he received the Ansel Adams Award from The Sierra Club for his conservation photography.

Doug leads many photography workshops and tours both locally and internationally and is currently an online instructor with He currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer for The Center For Photographic Art in Carmel, California.

Stock photography by Doug Steakley is represented world-wide by Getty Images.

His photographs have appeared in many national and international magazines including National Geographic, Outside, Backpacker, Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Art and Antiques among others.

Photographs by Doug have won awards in several juried competitions including those sponsored by National Geographic, Nature’s Best, The North American Nature Photographers Association and The National Park Service.

Recent one-person exhibitions of Douglas’ photography include The Pacific Grove Art Center, The Fireside Gallery at the Highlands Inn, The Monterey Conference Center, The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, The Maureen Doud Gallery in The Sunset Center, and The Gallery at The Blackstone Winery in Gonzales.

Collection: Portfolios

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Collection: Doug Steakley Collection

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  • Iceland, 2016

    ICELAND-July, 2017. This is a collection of photographs from those on the tour.

    Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
    Print + Digital: $9.20 Digital: $9.00
  • Photographing The Landscape

    This booklet contains the essentials of landscape and night photography, including how to photograph star trails, the Milky Way and using neutral…

    Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
    Print + Digital: $15.00 Digital: $9.00
  • Yellowstone, 2016

    Winter in Yellowstone-February 7-13, 2016

    Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
    Print + Digital: $5.00 Digital: Free!
  • Cuba-2016

    Cuba, 2016

    Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
    Print + Digital: $7.00 Digital: $2.00