Larry Hitchens always had an interest in photography but lacked the time to devote to the hobby. After semi-retiring in 2007 he purchased a super-telephoto lens and several digital cameras to pursue his avocation in earnest. With the help and advice of several fellow photographers on the finer points of light, camera settings and equipment use, his love of photography began. Owls quickly became a favorite to photograph and there are hundreds of owl images in his portfolio.
Larry has placed first and twice was named runner-up in the Maryland DNR photography contest and second in the Ducks Unlimited National Contest. Interestingly, his photos have also been chosen for use in children's books and aerial identification guides used by pilots in Alaska. Recently he had 5 images place in the top ten of the Peoples Photography Society 2014 International Competition and he celebrated his 7th year as an exhibitor in Easton's Waterfowl Festival. Larry can be contacted at email@example.com and his work can be seen at www.hitchensphotography.com
Larry’s favorite subject is owls. With their keen eyesight and hearing, ability to blend in with their surroundings, and the fact that they mostly hunt after dusk, owls present a real challenge to photograph. Larry’s logo is, “Displaying the beauty of nature through the art of photography.” His books on owls include photographs of all seven Eastern Shore species, as well as photographs and descriptions from Barn Owl and Screech Owl banding trips. Most of his work is available in sizes 4″x6″ through 17″x22″. He also designs custom posters and restores old photographs.