Betty Sederquist | Judges’ Choice, Altered Reality

2020 Showcase Top 24 Winner

About Betty

I’m based in Lotus, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento. I am a full-time photographer, shooting mostly landscapes and wildlife. Favorite locations include Alaska and various places near my home.

I lead photo tours to various corners of the world. I’ve been photographing and publishing my nature photography since 1972 and have taught photography since 1989, including a 20 year stint at a local community college and now in private workshops.

I grew up living in wild areas as the daughter of a park ranger and thus have been interested in natural history all my life.

I have been interested passionately in art since I was a small child, and transferred that interest to photography after extensive traveling in my 20s. Early on I was mentored by several National Geographic photographers.

The evolution of camera gear and software has meant better images/higher success rate over the years, keeping my interest piqued. I developed an interest in painterly effects several years ago after seeing amazing possibilities on my cell phone. I’ve transferred that vision to my larger format images.

Explore more of Betty’s work at or follow her on Facebook @BettySederquistPhotography.

As a NANPA Member

I’m not sure how long I’ve been a member, perhaps since 2012. I’ve been recognized often in Showcases, and won a Judges’ Choice Award last year.