Les Voorhis

Award winning nature photographer, Les Voorhis has been a professional photographer since 1990. After learning the ins and outs of the stock photography business as a Photo Editor and Image Library Manager for Stock Imagery in Denver, CO, he decided to put his skills to the test with his own work. Les is widely published and his published images have appeared in magazines, advertising campaigns, retail packaging, calendars, web sites, books and more. Clients include, Bugle Magazine, Wolf Publishing, Harris Publications, Game and Fish Publications, Primedia Group, Pentax Corp., Smith-Southwestern, South Dakota Magazine, Bowhunter, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and many others.


Les is also a teacher, teaching photography classes and workshops for everyone from the rank beginner to the seasoned professional. In 2007 he was asked to join Tamron Lens Corporation's educational photographers group and teach workshops for them around the United States. He is on the staff of Naturescapes.com online photo magazine and is also the past chair of the NANPA Resource Relations Committee. Profotos.com selected him as one of the top 100 photographers in the country in 2001. 


Les owns Focus West Gallery in Spearfish, SD with his wife Julaine and published his first book in 2006 called "Spearfish Canyon, A Journey Beyond the Rim". In doing so, he started his own publishing company which has several more titles coming out in the near future as well as a new calendar and greeting card line. Les' work is also available in several other galleries and art shows through out South Dakota and the western US and is available as stock through www.royaltineimages.com.