Robert Campbell is a professional photographer and professional pilot. Realizing a life-long dream, he took his first flight lesson in 1964, and was flying night cargo, part
time, for a small west coast airline by 1967. During this time, he majored in photography at San Francisco State College, studying with Don Worth and Jack Welpott. A summer course with Ansel Adams in
Yosemite in 1968 led to introduction by Ansel to noted aerial photographer William Garnett. The die was cast, and flying and photography merged in 1968. He has been specializing in aerial photography
since that time
His work has been featured in numerous books, magazines and exhibits worldwide. Most of his work is shot on color negative film using Hasselblad, Fuji and Leica cameras. He
does most of his own color printing.
Major clients include: The Port of Oakland, National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Association, Bank of America, Golden Gate Bridge, The U.S. Army Corp of
Engineers, Presidio Trust, and numerous other corporations and private collectors.
In addition to his still photography, his aerial video and motion picture work has been featured on PBS and the Discovery Channel as well as in numerous corporate and
aviation related videos.
Most of his photographs are taken from his Helio Courier airplane.