Bob Schamerhorn

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Bob’s fascination with nature has been with him since childhood. This interest had him exploring everywhere from his neighborhood creeks in Lynchburg, Virginia, to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, all the way to the salt-marshes of the Outer Banks, North Carolina. He is a fledgling of the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO) and the Lynchburg Bird Club of the 1970’s, which as a youth sponsored him twice to the Virginia Garden Club’s Nature Camp. He graduated from E. C. Glass High School in 1979 and attended college at Virginia Tech in the early 1980’s, where he studied Art and Design.

Afterwards, Bob returned to his hometown and worked in several creative positions such as: engraver, canvas-painting artist, draftsman and graphic designer. He eventually married and bought a home in Bedford County, where he raised his son, Michael. In 1996, he started a business, Infinity Graphics, which specializes in website design, packaging design and start-up business branding. He has helped publish a couple of bird books and illustrated a few children’s books as well. Several of his photos have won recognition and appeared in publications such as Virginia Wildlife, Virginia Living Museum, Audubon’s Virginia IBA, eBird’s website and Nature Friend Magazine and more. For years he has maintained a weekly Photo-Blog which has hundreds of followers. In 2008, and every year since, he has published a calendar. In 2013 he began showing his photography at various festivals and events.