Ted Ayers


Ted Ayers on a hike in the Grand Canyon

Ted Ayers on a hike in the Grand Canyon

Ted has been involved in photography for over 60 years. It is one of his most passionate avocations along with hiking and backpacking. His primary area of photographic interest has always been “the natural world without the hand of man”. Hiking and Backpacking have allowed him the freedom to do just that; going off the beaten path to capture his landscape, wildflower and wildlife images. He readily admits that he doesn’t have the patience for people photography.

In 1993 he retired from NASA and devoted much of the next 10 years hiking, backpacking and photographing the Southwestern United States and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Additionally He has traveled to many parts of the world Including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain, Norway, Europe, and Asia including two trips to the Himalaya’s of Nepal. Traveling, has allowed him to develop his photographic skills in a wide variety of situations.

Ted was a long time member and past president of the Lancaster Photography Association and a past member of the short lived Tehachapi Camera Club. During this time he gave talks and presentations to Tehachapi Schools, Sierra Club Chapters and evening talks at the LeConte Lodge in Yosemite National Park.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Ted and his wife Hefina moved to Rapid City, South Dakota in 2004. In 2009 he joined the Black Hills Photographic Society (later becoming the Black Hills Photography Club) and one month later became it’s President. After stepping down in January of 2013 as President he continues to serve the Club as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors, Co Editor of the Newsletter, Co Chair of the Field Trip Committee and leads a Beginners Class titled “Understanding your Digital Camera”.

The meeting and program will begin at 7PM at the Maturango Museum. The doors will open at 6:45PM. The meeting is open to anyone and there is no charge for admission, however donations are accepted to help defray the museum use cost . For more information about this program or the China Lake Photographic Society please contact either Helen Jackson at 760-375-2773 or Francois Clement at 760-301-6828.