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I have been taking pictures for more than 55 years. I love the power of a photograph to capture the essence of a person, place, animal or moment. In the course of my career, over thirty-five years of which I've worked with National Geographic, I have done just about every type of photography there is. I've lost count but I've probably shot about a million photographs. I still love to explore the world with my camera and share what I capture in photographs.

While I have had exhibits, and my pictures have been published in many books, magazines, posters and elsewhere, the main forum for my photography has been media shows. Originally slide-shows but eventually films made from still pictures using digital techniques. You can see some of those films elsewhere on this website.

Here are a few of my images, taken around the world over many years.

Please go to the FILMS page to see how I use these photographs in media presentations

My photography is represented by the
 Robert Harding Agency and Getty Images
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Click on the logos above to go to my galleries on their websites for licensing.


All photographs on this web site are Copyright Todd A. Gipstein.

It is unlawful to download them and use them in any way without written consent of Todd Gipstein.

Please do not steal my photographs.

Click to read an article about Todd's life in photography

An interview with Todd about photography

by the Hygienic Arts Gallery in New London, CT.

Todd was the judge for the 2020 “The F Stops Here” exhibit.

An interview with Todd about photography

by Cindy Olsen of the Groton Senior Center for "Senior Beat"


I'm often asked what gear I use. For about 45 years, I shot with Nikons. In 2011, I discovered the FujiFilm X100 mirrorless camera. It quickly became my favorite camera ever. I eventually switched to Fujifilm cameras entirely. I travel with minimal gear: 2 camera bodies (as of now, the XT1 and XT3) and usually no more than 10-24mm and 18-135mm lenses. For wildlife photography I will take along a 55-200mm lens. For my ISRAEL film, I shot with only the 18-135 lens. Too much gear can be distracting. My "X100" and "A Day in New York" films on my FILMS page here were shot entirely with my X100 with its fixed 35mm lens. On a Lindblad/Nat Geo Expedition to Argentina, Uruguay, S. Georgia and the Falklands, I shot only with my iPhone and got great results. I do limited post-production work. Decades of shooting slide-film taught me to get it right in the camera, a mindset I still have. To me, the camera is not that important. It's the mind, the eye and the heart of the person behind the camera that make compelling and evocative images.

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