about gary

Gary Moss is a working professional photographer based in Los Angeles, California.

He works regularly with both the “pro-sumer” photographer, who is attracted to the endless possibilities of today’s digital world, as well as the emerging professional photographer, who wants to take finished work to the next published level.

Gary has amassed a prolific body of work, one that has earned him his solid reputation. With 25 years in the business, his specialties focus on travel, food, celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial photography. Gary’s work has appeared in Bon Appétit, Cigar Aficionado, Coastal Living, Conde Nast Traveler, Family Fun, Food Arts, LA Times Magazine, Men’s Health, Nat’l Geographic Traveler, Newsweek, NY Times Magazine, Outside, People, Robb Report, Rolling Stone, Sunset, This Old House, Time and TV Guide, among many other magazines.

Gary’s work on the advertising side of photography has resulted in an ever-expanding commercial portfolio that includes a long list of prestigious clients. Examples include: Caesars Palace, Four Seasons, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestle USA, Wells Fargo, Universal Studios, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, to name a few. In addition to his professional work, he is the photo editor for 805 Living, a Southern California lifestyle magazine. Gary is affiliated with the APA and Editorial Photographer and is also a regular guest speaker at Brooks Institute of Photography.

                    Such a diverse background has enriched Gary’s talent as an educator, lecturer, mentor (and funny guy).

In Gary’s workshops, you won’t waste your time on cliché concepts. Instead, you’ll direct your energy toward developing a unique photo style. Gary’s mission: to help photographers master their craft by teaching them not to rely so much on the miracles of digital retouching. Rather, Gary’s approach relies on the true grit skills essential to great photography. When photographers opt not to use post-digital production, what often remains is their original vision. Gary has a gift when it comes to helping photographers refine this vision and bring it back into their work.

Gary teaches all levels of photography, from amateur to professional. With his high-energy, hands-on, real-time methods, workshop participants can count on taking the kind of quality pictures they never dreamed they were capable of.

Gary’s favorite lesson: It’s not about the camera, the computer or the software. It’s about you, the photographer. So, stop self-educating. Strengthen your creative potential and start shooting better pictures.

" Read what photographers are saying."