man and bearAbout Lou Newman

Dr. Lou Newman developed a curiosity about photographic techniques as a teenager which evolved into a major lifelong hobby. Photography was a significant leisure time activity throughout his years as a rancher and veterinarian in Montana, and became more than a hobby when he left practice to become a veterinary college faculty member and pursue an advanced degree and career in the academic arena. Photography was an integral part of his roles as veterinary pathologist, professor, clinician, investigator, diagnostician 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 have always been major interests and reinforced the progression to wildlife photography. Lou’s passion is photographing the wildlife and birds of the Florida coast.

Lou has volunteered as a veterinary pathologist at Mote Marine Laboratory, as a veterinary surgeon at the former Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary and as an Emergency Veterinary Medical Officer in Great Britain during the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak. He also gave digital imaging/photography lectures and taught computer and Photoshop classes on cruise ships.

Lou is an active member of the North American Nature Photography Association, the Sarasota photography/digital imaging organization Dimage, Digital Photo Artists, Sarasota Audubon Society and Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Citizens Advisory Committee.

His work is held in several private collections and is on permanent display at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Pines of Sarasota, SMH Institute for Advanced Medicine, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bays' Smith Care Center. He frequently participates in regional art gallery and photography exhibits.