The hallmark of Lou’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. To support his total emphasis on photography education, he is combining his talents in teaching with those in photography to provide the best of both worlds for his students. He was an educator, who trained teachers and administrators. 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, 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, the Russ Kinne Recognition Grant and in 2019 became a NANPA Fellow. In 2010, he received the Kohout Outstanding Nature Photographer’s Award from the Chicago Area Camera. Clubs Association (CACCA), representing 36 clubs. Lou is also a member of the Chicago Botanic Garden, National Parks’ Conservation Association, Sierra Club and Riverwoods Nature Photographic Society.