Outdoor, nature, scenic and wildlife photography is my passion.
After nearly 15 years as a locomotive engineer I changed careers in 1985 to pursue a career as a professional photographer. I accepted a position as tourism photographer for the WV Dept of Commerce in December 1985. For nearly 30 years I photographed the scenic beauty, wildlife, tourist attractions, outdoor recreation and businesses in WV. My tourism photography was used in hundreds of publications to promote the great state of West Virginia.
I retired in January of 2015 and moved to Leesburg, Florida in 2018. I now pursue wildlife and bird photography almost exclusively, but still do an occasional freelance assignment and sell photographs from my website at www.steveshaluta.com.
I have been fortunate to have had a career that included my love of photography...life is good.