Title: “A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio”

 Speaker: Ian Adams


In A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio, Ian Adams introduces you to the most beautiful and photogenic places in the Buckeye State. In two volumes, totaling more than 500 pages of text and 350 color photographs, you’ll visit more than 300 of Ohio’s most scenic vistas, waterfalls, natural areas and preserves, scenic rivers and byways, zoos and public gardens, historic barns and bridges, rural areas, holiday lighting displays, historic buildings and murals. These books include tips for photographing each of these topics, and provide the first detailed guide to landscape photography ever produced for the Buckeye State.


Ian Adams is an environmental photographer, writer and educator specializing in Ohio's natural, rural, historical and garden areas. Twenty-two books of his color photography have been published, including Ohio: A Bicentennial Portrait, Our First Family’s Home: The Ohio Governor’s Residence & Heritage Garden, Backroads of Ohio, The Floridas, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio was released by Ohio University Press in June, 2011. Volume 2 of A Photographer's Guide to Ohio was published in May, 2015, followed by a centennial edition of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, which was released by the University of Akron Press in June, 2015. His latest book, Ohio in Photographs: A Portrait of the Buckeye State, co-photographed with Randall Schieber, with text by John Fleischman and a foreword by Ohio Governor John Kasich, was released by Ohio University Press in March, 2017. 

Since 1989, Ian has produced more than sixty Ohio calendars and conducted more than 200 seminars and workshops in nature, garden, and digital photography throughout North America. He is an adjunct professor at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio where he teaches digital photography. He shares his home in Cuyahoga Falls with two cats, Fuji and Spicer, and an assortment of cameras.