• Rodney's image Cathedral Forest wins 1st Place at the PPA Grand Imaging Awards, earning the honor of Best Landscape Photograph of the Year


  • Publishes Fourth Book - Swan Song, Wilderness Collections Volume IV
  • Earns Silver Achievement Award and takes home Five Awards at the PPA International Print Competition
  • Rodney is honored with the special privilege to serve on the Judging Panel for the 2016 Epson International Pano Awards


  • Half Dome at Twilight awarded Highly Honored Award for the Windland Smith International Photo Competition, and is now part of the permanent collection for the Smithsonian
  • Wins Five Awards at the PPA International Print Competition
  • Entered Eight images into Epson International Pano Awards, and all won Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals respectively
  • Receives Imaging Excellence Award by the Professional Photographers of America
  • Rodney's image The Bird Bath is presented with the 2nd Prize Winner for the Nature Landscape category at the International Photographer of the Year Awards



  • Awarded Honorary Color Master for Nominee in Nature for the International Color Awards
  • Swan Lake is awarded the Grand Prize Winner for the Wilderness Forever Competition, and is now part of the permanent collection for the Smithsonian
  • Launches StandHere.net & iOS App in iTunes Store
  • Wins Six Awards at the PPA International Print Competition


  • Presented with the Benny Awards of Excellence for Stand Here, Wilderness Collections Volume III
  • Takes home an astounding fifteen Epson International Pano Awards


  • Publishes Third Book - Stand Here,  Wilderness Collections Volume III
  • Earns honorary Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America
  • Wins Two Awards in the PPA Summer Shoot Out nearly sweeping the Open category
  • Invited to photograph Nicaragua, his first trip to that country
  • Featured in Pop Photo Magazine as Grand Prize Winner for Annual Readers’ Photo Contest
  • Presented with the Award of Recognition for Excellence in Photography from La Universidad de Americana, Nicaragua, Central America


  • Opens largest single artist photography gallery in the world – Rodney Lough Jr. Wilderness Collections Gallery at One Jefferson Street, San Francisco
  • Begins filming for Stand Here
  • Wins Five Epson International Pano Awards
  • Passing Through is awarded the Grand Prize by Popular Photography Magazine’s 18th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest
  • Invited to NASA to document final historic launch of the space shuttle Discovery


  • Presented with the Certificate of Excellence for Beyond the Trail, Wilderness Collections Volume II
  • Wins a Gold Ink Award for Beyond The Trail, Wilderness Collections Volume II
  • Fujifilm adds Rodney’s work to their Permanent Art Collection
  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collection Gallery on historic Main Street in Park City, Utah
  • LEED Gold Certification Awarded to Rodney’s Las Vegas Gallery
  • Honored with a Fuji Film Certificate of Commendation from the United States of America Senate


  • Awarded The Benny Award of Excellence for Best in Category Beyond the Trail Book, Wilderness Collections Volume II
  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collections Gallery at MGM city center in Las Vegas


  • Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer write feature stories on Rodney
  • Fujifilm Licenses Rodney’s Work for Publication


  • Publishes Second Book – Beyond the Trail, Wilderness Collections Volume II
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Displays Worldly Wonder
  • Named Best Landscape Photographer for the Smithsonian Windland Smith Rice International Photography Award


  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collections Gallery at Mall of America
  • Secondary market begins to resell Rodney’s Fine Art Photographs in Europe


  • Receives United Nations Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contribution on World Environment Day
  • International Museum of Women hosts “Generations.” Exhibit of Mother/Daughter Portraits by Rodney Lough Jr.


  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collections Gallery on Pier 39 in San Francisco


  • Named to the Yahoo! Master Photographers List


  • Named to Fuji Film Talent Team
  • Opens Rodney Lough Jr. – Wilderness Collections Gallery in Sausalito


  • Wins two Prestigious Benny Awards for Wilderness Collections Book, Volume I


  • Publishes First Book - Wilderness Collections, Volume I


  • Opens Happy Valley Oregon Studio & Gallery



  • First Purchase Award – Ammoco
  • First Publication – Sierra Club Calendars
  • Exits the Corporate World


  • First Professional Showing – Everything Sells


  • Earns Master of Statistics – BYU
  • Enters the Corporate World


  • Earns Bachelor of Statistics/Mathematics – BYU
  • Receives Brigham Young University’s Outstanding Achievement Scholarship


  • Earns First Photography Award


  • Awarded National Mathematics Award


  • Receives First 35mm Camera – Olympus OM1


  • Born in Jacksonville, Florida