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Anna photographing the sunset at Waikiki Beach, Oahu

The basics


Southern California girl. Moved to Boise at age 10, left for college, returned after graduation and never ended up leaving again!


Willamette University (Salem, Oregon),
BA in Fine Arts, 2010


That Fine Arts degree I've put to good use. Freelance graphic and web design. Eight years running Anna Gorin Photography. Countless portrait sessions. 50 weddings to date (more than a normal human will see in an entire life!).

Landscape photographer at Jokulsarlon, Iceland
Photographing the icebergs at Breiðamerkursandur black sand beach, Iceland (photo credit: Josefine Nytofte)

Behind the scenes portrait photography
On a portrait session by the Boise River in Eagle with a little help from a reflector (photo credit: Kelly Le)
Camera bag

  • Canon 5D Mark III body w/ Vello battery grip
  • Sony A7III w/ Neewer battery grip
  • Canon 7D body w/ Zeikos battery grip
  • Metabones V Canon to Sony adapter
  • Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
  • Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC
  • Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC
  • Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 VC
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4
  • Canon 50mm f/1.4
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS
  • Kenko 2x teleconverter
  • Canon 430ex
  • Godox TT600S
  • Yongnuo YN-568 II
  • Yongnuo YN-560 I
  • Yongnuo YN-460 II
  • Yongnuo YN-622C wireless flash triggers
  • Godox X2T-S wireless flash transmitter
  • Neewer NW-860 Tx wireless remote
  • MeFoto Carbon Fiber RoadTrip tripod with Desmond DB-44 Arca-Swiss ballhead and Neewer L-Plate
  • Haida 150mm filter system with CPL and ND3.0 filter
  • Tiffen ND 1.2 filter
  • Haida ND 3.0 filter
  • Afga circular polarizer filter

Only some of which fits in the Lowepro Flipside 400AW camera backpack!

Things that don't fit in the camera bag: three softboxes, three reflectors, a handful of shoot-through/reflective umbrellas, too many light stands, and one portable backdrop system.


Thing I've ever photographed

The Northern Lights in Borgarnes, Iceland. Magical to watch, and (almost) even more magical to photograph - the colors and patterns the camera picks up go so far beyond what you can see with the naked eye! That's me at right trying to A) Believe the show the aurora is putting on, and B) Stand still for a long exposure while sinking in the wet sand of a fjord.

Place I've ever been

Paradise, New Zealand. Yes, it's a real place outside Queenstown on the South Island bordering Mount Aspiring National Park. They couldn't have picked a better name!

Photo I've ever taken

Impossible to choose! But I'm pretty fond of that one time I cloned myself (below).

Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis in Borgarnes, Iceland

Dirt road in Paradise, New Zealand, outside Mount Aspiring National Park

Sometimes Anna clones herself

National Geographic Active Adventures catalog cover


Portrait locations

So many I wrote an entire blog entry on the topic!


Canon 50mm f/1.4 and Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8


  • National Geographic catalog cover (left, Humantay Lake along Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Peru), licensed through my stock photography portfolio with Getty Images
  • My 30-something book covers (below), also licensed through Getty or other stock agencies

Fun facts

  • My first introduction to "real" photography (as in controlling the camera instead of the camera controlling you) was a film photography course my sophomore year of college. There's nothing like watching your photos develop in a sea of chemicals before your eyes in the darkroom, but I have to admit I don't have the patience to go back after going digital. There's no undo button in film! (Also, I'm not enough of a hipster.)

  • I love traveling whenever and wherever possible, and am forever grateful that I can fund my addiction by having my camera glued to my face half the time and selling my travel photos later. So far the list includes most of the US, a large part of Canada, England, France, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Peru, and Ireland.

  • I'm a huge Lord of the Rings nerd and proud of it, so much that I spent a semester in New Zealand and couldn't resist going back again to visit five years later...and back for a third visit five years after that!

  • Over the past few years I've started climbing mountains in my spare time, which is always a challenge making it up the peak and hauling camera equipment along! Some of my favorites have been Thompson Peak in the Sawtooths, Standhope Peak in the Pioneers, and Mount St Helens in Washington.

  • When I'm not taking photos, I'm probably out hiking (although let's be honest, I'm probably still taking photos), trying out new recipes (which, come to think of it, I also photograph), and planning my next adventures (of which there are always many photos). Some people have pets. I have my camera.

Anna at Lower Proxy Falls in McKenzie Wilderness, Oregon
Non-traditional hobbies: standing barefoot under waterfalls (this one is Lower Proxy Falls in Oregon)

Anna going sleeveless during Snowpocalypse 2017
Alternately, running around sleeveless in a snowstorm!

Anna at the summit of Thompson Peak, Idaho
Or, climbing non-technical mountains! Here's my 2018 summit of Thompson Peak, tallest in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains.

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