Photographer Don Lown is a retired
science teacher who has many interests including nature photography,
bird watching, woodworking, stone sculpture, reading, travel, and
As a young man he set his personal goal as "versatility" and has
enjoyed life in the varied pursuits that such a goal invites. He spends
many hours in volunteer activities at the U of 0 Museum of Natural and
Cultural History, UO Paleontology lab, The Science Factory, Nearby
Nature, tutoring at LCC and several other service activities
particularly oriented toward young people. He serves as program
chairperson for Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club and education chairperson
for Emerald Photographic Society in Eugene/ Springfield.
His first camera was a Kodak Baby Brownie that was a gift for his 10th
birthday. Since then he has taken tens of thousands of pictures with
several different cameras. Today his primary camera is a Nikon D300
digital model and he also uses a Canon G11.
Don makes his own weathered wood frames, mats and frames his photos.
The frames are just some of the many projects that flow from his
In 2006 he was awarded Photographer of the Year as a member of Emerald
Photographic Society. His photographs have been exhibited in several
locations, in juried shows and received multiple awards.