Biographical Sketch

Ian Adams is an environmental photographer, writer and educator specializing in Ohio’s natural, rural, historical and garden areas. Twenty-three books of his color photography have been published, including Missouri Botanical Garden: Green for 150 Years, Our First Family’s Home: The Ohio Governor’s Residence & Heritage Garden, Backroads of Ohio, The Floridas, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A Photographer’s Guide To Ohio was released by Ohio University Press in June, 2011. Volume 2 of A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio was published in May, 2015, followed by the centennial edition of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, which was released by the University of Akron Press in June, 2015. His latest book, Ohio in Photographs: A Portrait of the Buckeye State, co-photographed with Randall Schieber, with text by John Fleischman and a foreword by Ohio Governor John Kasich, was released by Ohio University Press in March, 2017. Ian is an avid iPhone photographer, and his eBook, iPhone Landscape & Nature Photography, was released in September, 2018. 

Since 1989, Ian has produced more than sixty-five Ohio calendars and conducted more than 200 seminars and workshops in nature, garden, and digital photography throughout North America. He was an adjunct professor at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio where he taught digital photography from 2010 to 2019, and has carried out garden photography assignments for Country Gardens, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Living the Country Life, Ohio Magazine, and Organic Gardening magazines, as well as numerous landscape design firms and other organizations.

Ian shares his home in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with a tuxedo cat, Spicer, a Maine Coon cat, Maddie, and a variety of cameras.


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  1. Love your shots at Hospital on 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Naples.

  2. Thank you, Ann. I’m pleased to learn that my images are still on display at the hospital.


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