Ron Longwell Photography | About

I'm a nature and food photographer based in Shelbyville, Tennessee. There's something irresistibly inviting about the natural world. God's wilds fascinate me, whether being mesmerized by the roar and flow of a waterfall, watching the clouds reflect the sun's rays at sunset, or studying a cicada as it slowly emerges from its shell. It's all fascinating to me and that sense of wonder is what I try to show and share in my images.


While nature and food photography are my specialties, I often describe myself as a generalist behind the camera, which means I’ve got the ability and experience to comfortably execute a wide range of assignment work. I'm proficient with off-camera lighting, and know how to work on a deadline. I have decades of experience photographing everything from burgers to blacksmiths, and mountains to motorcycles.


I’ve been happily married to my wife LaCresha for nearly 23 years. Together, we've got a 21 year old son currently in college preparing for a career in the music industry, and a sweet dog named Sadie who keeps us company.


There are a lot of images out there. I'm honored that you're taking the time to look at some of mine. I've got galleries of images representing Appalachia, Texas, Details, Food, Americana, and more. I hope you enjoy them. 



HHH Enterprises
Eternal Threads
Abilene Christian University
Hardin-Simmons University


Past President, West Texas Photographic Society (2013-2016)

“Post-Processing Using Lightroom 5,” (Fotowork Studios, Abilene, TX) - April 18, 2015

“An Introduction to Digital Photography” (Abilene Public Library, Abilene, TX) - recurring program, 2013-2016