Kathy Eyster has been photographing the natural world for more than twenty-five years. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana, she studied digital imaging with some of the premier photographers in the country, including John Paul Caponigro, George DeWolfe, and Julieanne Kost. Artistic inspiration came from workshops with Freeman Patterson and Eddie Soloway.
Prior to developing a love for photography, Kathy, who holds a Master’s degree in British literature, had a 15-year career as a technical writer for university computing centers and taught writing and literature to high school and college students. An Illinois native, Kathy moved to Montana from Las Vegas, Nevada, to pursue photography full time.
To supplement her photography career, she began teaching photography classes and has instructed thousands of students on a wide variety of photographic topics through local adult education programs, at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and via private instruction. Kathy’s photographs have been shown in several solo and group exhibits in Missoula, Montana, and printed in calendars and magazines. Using her photo-editing knowledge, Kathy served as technical editor for three books on the subject, all published by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media.
Kathy continues to devote her time to making finely-crafted images of the natural world around her home in the Rocky Mountains and wherever she travels in the United States. Her most recent challenge has been selecting her best photographs of trees from a collection of more than five thousand frames and turning them into a custom artist's book.
Kathy lives outside Missoula, Montana, with her cat, surrounded by mountains, trees, and wide-open ranch land.