The hallmark of Lou Nettelhorst’s teaching style is his eagerness to share his professional experience and techniques, while always providing encouragement and humor. Lou is fully immersed in sharing his talent through community college courses, outings, presentations, local and national workshops and private instruction. Lou’s images have been published in Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, North American Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA) Member Showcase and Chicago Wilderness Magazine, as well as many newsletters. His photography has also earned numerous fine art exhibition awards. During his eight years as chair of the NANPA High School Scholarship Program, Lou received NANPA’s Outstanding Service Award and the Russ Kinne Recognition Grant. In 2010, he received the Kohout Outstanding Nature Photographer’s Award from the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (CACCA).
Lou is also a long standing member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) and Riverwoods Nature Photographic Society (RNPS).