Photographer Profile: Robert D Varley
The Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. I shot this scene early in the morning to capture the long shadows on the Dunes. Nikon D810, Tamron 150-600mm, Giottos tripod. Exposure: 1/25, f14, ISO 200, 380mm.

Photographer: Robert D Varley

Part-Time Professional Photographer

Photographic Specialties:

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
  • Architecture / Real Estate


Rob studied photography at East Texas State University in the 70s. He perfected his photo skills during his 35+ years in destination marketing business, using his images to promote the various destinations he represented from Texas to California to Florida. Rob concentrated his photography on landscape, wildlife, and architecture. “There is incredible beauty to be found in every destination if you open your eyes and look around. discovering an interesting scene and being able to share that moment with others is what photography is all about for me.”




Photographer Profile: Robert D Varley
Viera, Florida. I captured this guy in a field of grass. I wanted to get his profile in a narrow depth of field. I shot this through my truck window, bracing the lens on the door window. Nikon D810, Tamron 150-600mm. Exposure: Nikon D810, Tamron 150-600mm.
Photographer Profile: Robert D Varley
Page, Arizona. You have to go with a Navajo guide through the Antelope Canyon and are with a group of 12. I had to make sure I was able to find a good spot to capture the entrance into the Great Hall and set up quickly. You carry your camera in attached to your tripod, with the legs out and you can’t change your lens once in the canyon because of the sand. Exposure: 1.3, f16, ISO 200, 20mm.
Photographer Profile: Robert D Varley
Antelope Canyon in Page, AR. The challenge on this capture was crawling on my knees to get the angle I wanted. Sony a850, Minolta/Sony 18-70 mm, Slid 400XD tripod. Exposure: 1/6, f16, ISO 200, 20mm.
Photographer Profile: Robert D Varley
St Johns River near Titusville, FL. It was a foggy morning and I came into the Cypress cove on an airboat. We got onto a small strip of land across from the scene. I wanted to capture the symmetry of the tree line and reflections of the trees and the Sun peeking through the fog. As I was shooting, the white Heron landed and stepped in front of the Cypress. A fish splashed in the water, giving me the small circle of ripples in the water. One of those moments of being in the right place at the right time. Sony a850, Zeiss 16-35mm, Slik Pro 400DX tripod. Exposure: 1/90 f8 200 ISO 35mm.
Photographer Profile: Robert D Varley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nikon D810, Nikon 28-300mm. Exposure: 1/100, f14, ISO 800, 28mm.

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