Welcome!

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My name is Beth Young and I am a Sacramento, California-based landscape photographer passionate about capturing uplifting images of nature that endeavor to communicate the therapeutic effects of photography, both for the photographer and the viewer.

Through capturing exquisite light, design, and dynamics for enduring landscape images, I seek to create imagery that conjures feelings of hope, healing, and renewal with an emphasis on wellness and the human experience.

Acutely aware of the impact that uplifting natural imagery can have on those in severely stressful surroundings, my passion is focused on creating nature photography for healthcare environments to help alleviate the stress of patients, their families and caregivers, provide positive distraction, and improve patient outcomes in clinical settings.

When I found myself going through treatment for cancer, it reinforced the importance of healing imagery in healthcare environments and my conviction to produce these images for the benefit of others. Through that experience, I gained a greater appreciation of the impact positive imagery can have on someone with limited mobility, illness, or undergoing treatment in a stressful environment. That appreciation led to a framework, a guiding principle to my photography.

My work is featured in hospitals, clinics, cancer centers, psychiatric facilities and elder care communities throughout California and beyond for such clients as Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Sutter Health, and more.

As an Evidenced Based Design (EDAC) certified, and licensed architect, I have a unique understanding of the technical aspects of artwork in clinical settings, and evidence based principles in landscape photography.

Through any of my print sales, I commit a percentage of my profits to breast cancer causes that seek to make a direct impact on patients.


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In an increasingly saturated market of beautiful imagery on social media, I strive to seek out personal meaning through conveying the therapeutic, healing effects of photography with those in most need of images of nature and positive distraction. In a photographic market of diminishing value, my passion lies in creating images that convey emotion, tell an engaging story, and promote reverence for our natural world.

That is why I am collaborating with other photographers to build a movement around Slow Photography, a platform for those who share a passion for a more thoughtful approach in a way that enhances the end result, focusing on the quality of the photographic experience over quantity. For more information, please visit www.slowphotographymovement.com


Events

Represented by Sparrow Gallery , 1021 R Street Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95811

August 2018, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA

July 2018, California State Fair Fine Art Competition (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA

November 2017, Sparrow Gallery (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA

September 2017, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA

August 2017, Via Romano Vineyards (solo exhibit), Placerville, CA

July 2017, California State Fair Fine Art Competition (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA

May 2017, Shine (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA

Awards

Lassen Volcanic National Park, 2020 Annual Pass Photo Contest for "Manzanita Lake Clearing Storm"

California State Fair Fine Art Competition, Award of Merit for "Moonset Over Hot Creek", Sacramento, CA, 2017

Sacramento Fine Arts Center "Visions" 2016 Juried Photography Show, Best in Category for "Main Street, Bodie State Historical Park", Carmichael, CA

California State Fair Fine Art Competition, Award of Merit for "Coyote Hunting in the Snow", Sacramento, CA, 2016

Blueline Arts Freeze Frame, A National Art Photography Competition, "Bonsai Rock Pink Sunset", Roseville, CA, 2016

Sacramento Fine Arts Center Visions 2015 Juried Photography Show, Award of Merit for "Mount Lassen at Sunset", Carmichael, CA

California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Award of Merit for "Bonsai Rock Pink Sunset", Sacramento, CA, 2015


Press

Photographing the West Podcast, December 2019

Outdoor Photographer, "Favorite Places: Bonsai Rock", May 2018

VIA Magazine, "The West's Best Waterfalls", March, 2018

SF Gate, "Moonbow Season is Coming Up at Yosemite", April 12, 2016


Other

Contributing Photographer, The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals

Proud Member, Nature First, The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photographydedicated to following the Nature First Principles:

Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.

Educate yourself about the places you photograph.

Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.

Use discretion if sharing locations.

Know and follow rules and regulations.

Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.

Actively promote and educate others about these principles

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