About PhotoSeek.com, photographed by Tom Dempsey of Seattle, Washington

Tom at Jungfraujoch, in Switzerland, the Alps, Europe.

Tom at Jungfraujoch in Switzerland.

PhotoSeek.com distills 35 years of nature travel photography and tips by Tom Dempsey, a photographer based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Hear Tom interviewed in a 30-minute Public Radio podcast (KCHO, Chico, California). View his prints in person at Gallery@Roads End on Lummi Island, Washington.

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Tom Dempsey, Photographer
Phone: (206) 372-7673
Email: tom @ photoseek.com     (without spaces)
Linkedin.com: Tom’s profile:  www.linkedin.com/in/photoseek
Twitter:  @PhotoSeekTom
Join Tom’s photo workshops in Seattle.

Make a delightful Northwest trip and view Tom’s prints plus work of various artists at Gallery@Roads End, 2843 Aiston Creek Road, Lummi Island, Washington 98262.

Biography for photographer Tom Dempsey

Photographer Tom Dempsey, creator of PhotoSeek.com

Tom Dempsey

Born in California, Tom bought his first camera in 1978. During a memorable nine-month trip around the world in 1981, he captured the wonders of New ZealandNepalNorwayFrance, and Switzerland on color slide film. A move to Washington State motivated him to publish his images in magazines and books. Switching to digital cameras after 2003 increased his creativity with instant feedback and freedom from the tripod. Distilling 30+ years of experience, Tom’s book “Light Travel: Photography on the Go” teaches and inspires outdoor photography by revealing the magic of portable cameras. His website PhotoSeek.com illustrates practical nature travel advice with evocative photography. 

Commissioned work

  • In August 2016, as an Artist in Residence for Alpenwild.com, I captured 4000 images in Switzerland for company promotion. Alpenwild is the world’s largest provider of English-speaking tours in Switzerland. In response to my photos, Alpenwild founder Greg Witt said “These are absolutely stunning—I couldn’t be happier. Some of us in the office today going through your 342 favorites and each one brought back a lot of memories and also generated a lot of excitement as we discussed where and how we can best use these for maximum impact.
  • For the University of Washington School of Drama from 2009-2013, I captured 3600 “Day in the Life” scenes of people, plays, classrooms, and theaters.
  • In summer 2011, Gary Scott of  Right Path Adventures hosted my one-week photographic workshop in the Dolomites of Italy (click to view trip images).
  • In Switzerland and France for two weeks of summer 2005, I captured trekking images on commission for Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures.
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Tom’s Publications

Inspired by travels, mountain wilderness and natural patterns, Tom has published 200+ images worldwide, and authored the book Light Travel: Photography on the Go (2010, 2009) which teaches and inspires outdoor photography by revealing the magic of portable digital cameras.

My images have been published (click to view or purchase) in the following media:

Published in books:
Published in magazines:
  • Wilderness Travel Catalog
  • National Geographic Books, Maps, and Digital Media
  • Sierra magazine
  • Nature Journal of Science
  • Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures Catalog
  • Mountain Travel Sobek Catalog
  • Eagle-Eye Tours Travel Schedule
  • Portland Monthly, Saga City Media, Inc
  • Made in Washington Catalog
  • PC Photo magazine
  • Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Perth
  • Music Contact International trip brochure for Vermont Public Radio
Published on web and print media:
  • Alpenwild.com
  • Amateur Photography magazine, London, UK
  • Reuters News Pictures Service
  • Right Path Adventures
  • Adventure Lovers (adventurelovers.se), a Swedish adventure tour company offering treks and climbs in the Himalaya, South America, and Africa
  • Seattle Contract Bridge League: Nov 2011 NABC (North American Bridge Championship)
  • Vajrayana Northwest, Tulalip, Washington
  • Schmidt, Medical Doctor office, Seattle
  • Schmidt, Dentist office, Issaquah, Washington
  • Cottage Grove Rotary Auction 2008, Oregon

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