Mark S. Perry has spent his entire life in Ohio until moving to Montana in August 2015. Born in the picturesque, historic river town of Marietta, Ohio, Mark was raised along the Ohio River in the small town of Belpre, OH.
His interests were science and the arts throughout his education. Fascinated by his Dad's Polaroid camera in the 60's, Mark's interest in photography was strong but life didn't allow him to pursue photography with vigor until later in life. Mark attended and graduated from Ohio University (77) in Athens, OH majoring in chemistry/ microbiology and completed the pre-medical technology program.
He went on to become a registered medical technologist specializing in microbiology. His distinguished career in medicine has consisted of successful positions in laboratory management and diagnostic sales.
Before devoting his free time to photography, Mark officiated high school, college and professional baseball for 38 seasons.
After his son, Jared was raised and through college (Jared also is an Ohio University alumnus, '04), Mark then focused like a laser beam on his love for photography as an art. In 2008, he founded the National Photography Enthusiasts Group (NPEG) which has over 100 members from 15 states. Mark is NPEG's Chief Enthusiast.
Mark's love for scenic landscapes and our precious wildlife is evident in his photography. His work has been published in ezines like Photography Week, park and recreation magazines, and a video for wolf preservation.
Mark is best known for his love of photographing the American bald eagle, HDR (high dynamic range) photography and digital painterly art techniques.
His wife of 38 years, Kimberly, is a nurse and they live in beautiful Bozeman, Montana!