Steve Zigler grew up in the Midwest but has lived in Knoxville for almost 25 years. When he was a kid, he received his first 35 mm camera as a gift from his uncle, and he says, “It changed me forever.” He still has that camera.
As a Ph.D. chemist, Steve thrives on the combination of art and science that creates a photographic image. He travels extensively, especially focusing on the amazing landscapes in east Tennessee, the western US, and even some remote locations in other areas of the world.
Although he loves all genres of photography, his personal pursuits include landscape, nature, infrared, and night photography. Steve thrives on learning about photography and creating new images, but he also enjoys sharing his experiences and his photographic learning with others. He just started doing this through teaching and workshops. Steve adds, “It is rewarding to help others avoid some of the mistakes and pitfalls I have encountered (and still deal with on a regular basis!).”