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Photographer Peter Marbach on Capturing Mount Hood

Peter Marbach understands the importance of chance and patience in scenic photography. He has produced four photo essay books and published prints with clients ranging from the National Geographic to the USDA. For Marbach, who resides in Hood River, Oregon, scenic photography is a mix of patience and finding yourself in the right place at the right time. He waits for the photo to come to him.

Having been all over the world, to Marbach there is no place more special than Mount Hood. Commercially, he has found a lot of success capturing the mountain. It is the subject of two photo essay books, Mount Hood — Heart of Oregon and Mount Hood — Portrait of a Place, as well as many published photos. Yet, after spending years exploring the mountain, Marbach keeps returning for his spiritual connection to the place.

In this video, Peter Marbach takes us snowshoeing around Mount Hood to talk about photography and what the mountain means to him.


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