Born in New York, but spent his formative years in Oregon. Louis went on to study Fine Art at Southern Oregon State College. While in the military, from 1983-1986, Louis had discovered his talent and love of photography taking pictures of the places he toured with his 35mm camera. Studying Ansel Adams and then Thomas Kincaid lighting techniques back in his home town of Medford, Or. Louis also took painting classes to learn different lighting techniques.

Louis is known all around the United States for his famous "Eye Catching Photography". His process is an achievement that has been self taught, from hours and hours of testing different light exposures. Louis's style comes from a mixed background, of painting, drawing and Photography. Studying light and shadow from all three mediums and taking the direction of depth to an image. 

Louis and his family moved to the Treasure Valley Idaho area in 2014. The experiences grow in Idaho with stunning wildlife, rugged landscapes and the opportunities for advancement. Meeting other photographers along the journey is a bonus!!


Living in Idaho now for 5 years has shown us the many beautiful areas to photograph. From the Sawtooth's to McCall and the Owyhee's..
LOUIS RUTH 3/1/2019
"You never know it all and you can learn something new every day"  I quote this often to those I meet asking about MY skill levels and for those just starting out in the photography business who want to learn more. Its a very true statement and something to look forward to.

2019 Gear Update-
I currently use a Nikon D810 36MP full frame camera body and Primes lenses: Nikor 24mm f/1.8, Nikor 35mm f/1.8 and Nikor 85mm f/1.8. I Continually improve upon my photography by upgrading camera gear and spending hours and hours in the field and on the computer.

You can now see my newest photos with my Nikon gear from 2018 to 2019. I started uploading all new images to my website and Social media to view on Flickr in high resolution then purchase here.

March starts a new journey into wildlife photography when I purchase my Nikon 200-500MM F5.6 wildlife lens.
I will be photographing at the upgraded Zoo Boise and all the surrounding parks in Boise and Meridian.

'Photography will always be my passion, showing the artistic movement of wildlife and nature."

Changing from Canon to Nikon has been a wonderful experience and not too bad of a learning curve. I love my Nikon D810 36MP full frame camera body and prime lenses.
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