Services provided by Lon Lauber Photography:
Commercial assignment photography
Editorial assignment photography
Editorial assignment writing
Guest speaker and lecturer
Special event photography
Photography instruction for individuals and small groups
Archery instruction for individuals and small groups
Lon E. Lauber is a fulltime professional outdoor photographer and writer from Spokane, WA. He studied photojournalism at Syracuse University through a special program as a U.S. Navy photographer. For the past 25 years Lon has captured enchanting images from Alaska to Africa and many places in between.
One of Lon's photos is a 6' x 9' enlargement displayed in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. He is the winner of many national and Alaska state photo awards including First Place in the Roger Tory Peterson Institute Nature Photography Contest. He has won Grand Prize in the Alaska State Photo Contest three out of five years.
Lon is the author of the well-received book, “Bowhunter’s Guide To Accurate Shooting” and co-photographer of the acclaimed eagle book, "Sovereign Wings." His work has been illustrated in National Geographic and Sierra Club books; Audubon, Impact, Kodak, and Tide-Mark calendars, many advertisements and countless magazines including: Alaska, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Bowhunter, Bowhunting World, Ducks Unlimited, Field and Stream, National Geographic, Outdoor Life, Petersen’s Hunting, Ranger Rick and Sports Afield. Along with his photography, Lon writes for many outdoor magazines.
In addition to free-lancing, Lon taught photography for the University of Alaska for six years. He is a professional archer and bowhunter, shooting for Mathews Archery. He is a nine-time state archery champion and the holder of 50 Pope and Young record-class animals. Lon is an occasional guest host on Bowhunter Magazine TV show. Lon’s photography, writing and hunting skills are well respected across the country.
After living all over the world as a Navy photographer, Lon spent 17 years living in Alaska. Nine years ago, Lon moved back to his home town, Spokane Washington.
Lon says he's at his best in nature.
"It's not like a light switch, but when I slip on my outdoor gear and head into the wilderness to photograph or hunt, I become a different being. I sort of melt into nature, physically and emotionally.
"I've enjoyed the outdoors as long as I can remember. I guess that's why I ended up in Alaska and the Northwest. The inclement weather makes my work difficult at times, especially the lighting. But, on those days when it is nice, I really kick into a photographic high. And, that's when I make my strongest images.
"My goal is to communicate with every photo I make. Whether it's conveying closeness with a sea otter and pup, the majesty of an eagle, or people enjoying the outdoors, I hope to evoke emotion or inform. If you smile or gain insight into the wonders of nature from my images, then I have succeeded."