Krista Rossow is a freelance photographer, photo editor, and educator based near Eugene, Oregon. Her specialty of travel photography has allowed her to travel the globe photographing everything from people and cultures to wildlife and landscapes. She sees the camera as a tool for understanding new cultures, meeting the locals, and exploring the natural world. She is available for assignments worldwide.

Krista photographs for travel publications worldwide and is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Travel. Her latest assignments had her capturing the fall colors of Ontario, Canada and making portraits of an Oregon couple who lost their home in recent forest fires for NPR.

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Krista has seven years of experience as a photo editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine in Washington, DC, where she helped shape stories from the work of world-class photographers. She now works as a freelance photo editor, lecturer, and photo contest judge. She has worked on multiple projects for National Geographic Travel and recently completed photo editing her fifth National Geographic book title.

Krista is a passionate and patient instructor. Her technical aptitude combined with her eye for storytelling push students to new levels in their own photography. In addition to teaching for National Geographic Expeditions in destinations across the globe, she teaches at the Santa Fe Photo Workshops and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. She also leads private workshops and is available for one-on-one instruction and consultation. Click here to book your online session.


National Geographic Travel, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Expeditions, National Geographic Books, National Geographic Traveller UK, National Public Radio, Afar Magazine, Outside Magazine, Lindblad Expeditions, Destination Canada, Explore Asheville, Japan National Tourism Organization, Travel New Zealand, Tourism South Africa, Public Relations Society of America, Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea, Virtuoso Life, 1859 Oregon's Magazine, The Somm Journal, DC Modern Luxury, Where Baltimore, Robert F. Kennedy Foundation

License images directly by contacting Krista at krista@kristarossow.com. Or explore Krista's images available through Getty Images and Photoshelter.


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