About Daniel

These days I am busy being a fine-art photographer and photographic educator. I live on magical and artisitc Whidbey Island just north of Seattle, Washington where I run Silly Dog Studios with my partner Lori. She is an herbalist and you can find her products over at our online store shop.sillydogstudios.art.

In addition to co-running the studio, I am also a core faculty member of the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. You can also find me hosting my weekly podcast called The Perceptive Photographer which focuses on the challenges and day-to-day aspects of living as a photographer.  You can find my classes on CreativeLive, KelbyOne, and various in-person and online conferences and workshops. 

My current work focuses on our relationships to time and place attempting to understand how we connect in meaningful ways to places and people of importance.  


Random facts

The circumference of the earth is 24,901.461 mi. There are no full-scale models of the earth.

Pennies made after 1982 are 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper. They are also 97.5% round and 2.5% spherical.

Desert Island Food: Handmade flour tortillas, Apple Pie, Pear Pie, Peach Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Blueberry Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, did I mention pie?

Number of channels on cable TV with nothing to watch:

Camera I most love to work with: My Ebony 4×5, Nikon D850, or  Nikon Z7

Favorite time of day to shoot: Night, love the artificial light and shadows

Cool Recent Accomplishment: Built Lori an herbal studio.

About the Silly Dog Studio

Silly Dog Studios is a working artist space (a photography studio, a writer’s studio, and workshop space for people who want to expand themselves as creators. Silly Dog Studios is also our home.

We are photographer and popular instructor/podcaster, Daniel Gregory, poet/essayist/author, Lori Kane, Australian Shepherd/goof ball/three-legged/cancer survivor dog wonder, Eva Louise Jellybean (aka, Eva Las Vegas), Australian Shepard Cora Bella and two cats (Batman and Joey Big Paws) too awesome for words, so they say.

We are surrounded and supported by a host of others here. Our friends, family, and kind human neighbors, yes. Plus, we share the larger Silly Dog space with hundreds of plants and trees (including a beautiful dead tree still dancing and teaming with life); a raccoon family; several deer families; a pair of stellar jays; a pair of flickers; a pair of doves; a squirrel mom and her four Eva-taunting kids; passing-through robins; a gaggle of in-fighting hummingbirds; a mouse family who we’re trying to convince not to eat our car wiring for their sake as much as ours; plus neighbor ducks, heron, and eagles. 

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