San Juan County Economic Development Council | Helping islands businesses to thrive

Photography for Business

67% of consumers consider image quality “very important” when making a purchase online.  To turn browsers into buyers, business owners must show potential customers their products in the best possible light, and help them to connect with products and services in a way that words – or mediocre photographs – cannot.  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and photographer Mark Gardner on March 29th from 9-11:30 a.m. on San Juan Island, to learn what kinds of photos will work for business purposes, ways to use photographs through media like websites and print, and the practical aspects of producing and outputting photos.

Noted photographer Mark Gardner is based in the San Juan Islands and has worked as a full-service provider of individual, family and business photography for over a decade.  Gardner has published two books (including one with photographer Art Wolfe) and he teaches photography workshops locally.  He also maintains a website of San Juan Islands stock images; more information may be found here:

Workshop topics will include:  Planning photographs, getting needed photos, creating photos that sell (including lighting and composition), output, and using photos to sell products and services.

Details:  San Juan Island, Wednesday, March 29th from 9-11:30 a.m. at the San Juan Island Library (this event not sponsored by the library).   Cost:  $25; reservations required. Questions? 360-378-2906, or email:


The EDC thanks San Juan County government, our ports, the Town of Friday Harbor, Heritage Bank, Islanders Bank, Island Market, and the Department of Commerce for their support of this workshop.

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