Timeline of a Master
2012
  • Wins 2 Awards in the PPA Summer Shoot Out nearly sweeping the Open category
  • Earned Master of Photography Degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
  • Pop Photo Magazine Writes Feature Article on Rodney: “The Bigger Picture”
  • Invited to photograph Nicaragua, his first trip to that country
  • Given Award of Recognition for Excellence in Photography from La Universidad Americana
  • Featured in Pop Photo Magazine as Grand Prize Winner for Annual Readers’ Photo Contest
2011
  • Opens largest single artist photography gallery in the world – Rodney Lough Jr. Wilderness Collections Gallery at One Jefferson Street, SF
  • Wins Grand Prize in Popular Photography Magazine’s 18th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest for “Passing Through”
  • Begins filming for Stand Here TV Documentary
  • Wins Five Awards in Epson Pano Awards 2011 competition – one for every image entered
  • Invited to NASA to document the final historic launch of space shuttle Discovery
  • Story featured in Las Vegas Magazine for his “River of Silence”
2010
  • Rodney awarded Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for green construction in his Las Vegas gallery by the U.S. Green Building Council – the only single-artist gallery in the world to achieve this honor.
  • Wins a Gold Ink Award for Beyond the Trail book
  • Fujifilm adds Rodney’s work to their Permanent Art Collection
  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. - Wilderness Collections Gallery location on historic Main Street in Park City Utah
  • Receives Certificate of Commendation from United States Senate
  • Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine does a feature story on Rodney
2009
  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collections Gallery at MGM’s City Center in Las Vegas
  • Wins prestigious Benny Award for Beyond the Trail book
2008
  • Popular Photography Magazine writes feature article on Rodney: “The Viewfinder Within.”
  • Outdoor Photographer Magazine writes feature article on Rodney: “A New Look at the Landscape.”
  • My Home Magazines write feature article on Rodney: “The Art of Photography.”
  • Fujifilm begins using Rodney’s images in their advertisements
  • Moves studio production from Happy Valley Studio & Gallery to larger facility in Milwaukie, Oregon
2007
  • Rodney publishes second book – Beyond the Trail, Wilderness Collections Volume II
  • Windland Smith Rice International Awards name Rodney “Best Landscape Photographer” for the image “Worldly Wonder”
  • “Worldly Wonder” put on display at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Natural History
2006
  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collections Gallery at Mall of America
  • Secondary market begins to resell Rodney’s fine art photographs in Europe
2005
  • Hosts United Nations Ceremony and received prestigious United Nations World Environment Day Award
  • International Museum of Women hosts “Generations” portrait exhibit by Rodney Lough Jr.
2004
  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collections Gallery on Pier 39 in San Francisco
2003
  • Named to the Yahoo! Master Photographer’s List
2002
  • Opens first gallery - the Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collections Gallery in Sausalito
  • Named to Fuji Film Talent Team
2001
  • Wins two Benny Awards for Wilderness Collections Book
2000
  • Publishes first book – Wilderness Collections, Volume I
1998
  • Opens Happy Valley Oregon Studio & Gallery
1996
  • First Purchase Award – Ammoco
  • First Publication – Sierra Club
  • Exits the corporate world
1995
  • First Professional Showing, Everything Sells
1988
  • Earns Master of Statistics – BYU - Enters the Corporate World
1987
  • Earns Bachelor of Statistics/Mathematics –BYU
  • Received Brigham Young University’s Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
1977
  • Earns First Photography Award
1974
  • Awarded National Mathematics Award
1972
  • Receives First 35mm Camera – Olympus OM1
1960
  • Born, Jacksonville, Florida

Timeline Of A Master