By on 2010-12-20

Photography by Don Gale

Today is a sad day for Westcott and many photographers. A great photographer, friend and Westcott Top Pro Photographer has passed away. Don Gale was an amazing man and will be sadly missed.  To many of you, he was a photographer, teacher and friend.  He was also a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.  Some of you may have only met Don in passing, at one of his presentations or trade show appearances, but to those that knew Don at all, his passing is sad news.  His passions included a love of photographing nature and the outdoors and he especially enjoyed sharing that passion with his students.  Early this year he was diagnosed with cancer and fought it bravely to the very end.  While this was never kept secret, it was something that Don did not broadcast because he approached this situation as he did all others, with a positive attitude and a love for living in the moment.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the “Don Gale Memorial Fund”, the proceeds of which will be donated to the charities that had impacted his life and were dear to his heart.  He started his love of the outdoors and photography on a trip he took to the Eastern Sierra Nevada Range through the El Monte Boys & Girls Club and it’s so typical that Don would want to “pay back” to this and similar organizations that help others to see the beauty around us.  Checks can be made to the “Don Gale Memorial Fund” and sent to the studio address below.

Photographer: Don Gale

Photography by Don

4511 Santa Anita

El Monte, CA 91731

(626) 448-3691



You will be missed!

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  • Don,

    You are no longer the light chaser you have been known to many as, you are now a part of that very light the rest of us continue to chase. You are there with those we call the masters of our craft and the first who said…”Let There Be Light”


  • Wow. Our prays are with his family and friends ,I loved his work and his priceless lesson’s. Rip my friend

  • As the Official Photographer at the Photo Expo West, I was able to see him at his seminar and I thought that he had a great presence. I know that the audience was enjoying his style and the way he showed his special touch. I liked the way he connected. He was definitely a true Professional in every way. I will be saying my prayers for him and his family. Tony, an admirer.

    PS. Thank you Westcott for also acknowledging this great man.