Ray Downs is a published photographer that has been shooting around the world. He started in Germany shooting a camera he purchased at the base Exchange. His photos are found in many homes, hospitals, book covers, websites, and research papers to illustrate and encourage.
Ray is a professional photographer, fulltime RV’er. photo sales rep, photography educator, and photo tour leader.
His favorite subjects are birds, macro, nature, night and landscape photography.
Mission Statement: “The clarity to my photography mission stuck me when a friend, that was recovering from a stroke, came to me and said that when she was having a tough day, she looked at my photographs and it cheered her up and gave her encouragement and hope.”
“When its 7 degrees, and I am waiting for the sun to rise, I think of those words, and it warms my heart. That I may in some way share the beauty of this wonderful world to someone that needs a bit of encouragement, makes it all worthwhile.”