The Department welcomes Jim Rodewald of Nature’s Sake Photography to present the following unique and exceptional programs!
James Rodewald is an environmental science educator and freelance nature photographer currently residing in Queensbury, NY. James has decades of experience behind the lens, starting first with 35 mm film in the mid-1980’s. Cameras have traveled with him across the country over the years, documenting many natural scenes from the American West, South, and Northeast.
Although the majority of his portfolio focuses upon the Adirondacks, recent additions include rural Costa Rica, Ecuador, Cape Cod, and Central New Jersey farmland. As a resident of Southern Washington County for thirteen years, agriculture and rural landscapes have informed much of his work, particularly as it relates to unique lines across landforms and the patterning of trees. He strives to create unique images of familiar places by focusing upon strong composition under rare lighting conditions.
In an effort to help conserve our natural heritage, James donates significant portions of his art sales to groups working to conserve the lands he photographs. These groups include the Adirondack Council, the Lake George Land Conservancy, and the Agricultural Stewardship Association.