Dr. Lou Newman developed a curiosity about photographic techniques as a teenager which evolved into a lifelong calling. Photography was a significant activity throughout his years as a rancher and veterinarian in Montana, and became of major importance when he left practice to become a veterinary college faculty member and pursue an advanced degree.  Photography was important in his roles as professor, pathologist, diagnostician, research scientist, clinician and administrator.

During the 1990’s Lou prepared for a photographic “career in retirement” and the change to digital imaging.  Large animal medicine/surgery and wildlife studies had always been major interests and reinforced the progression to wildlife photography.  Lou’s passion as a wildlife photographer is photographing birds in flight.

Lou has volunteered as a veterinary pathologist at Mote Marine Laboratory, veterinary  surgeon at the former Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary and Emergency Veterinary Medical Officer overseas.  He taught photography and digital imaging classes on cruise ships.  Lou’s career has taken him to every state, 73 countries and all seven continents. 

Lou is an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Local Photography Clubs, Sarasota Audubon Society and Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Citizens Advisory Committee.  His work is held in several private collections and is on display at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Pines of Sarasota, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay’s Smith Care Center.  He frequently participates in regional art gallery and photography exhibits.