Roddy Scheer is a Seattle-based photographer specializing in nature, the outdoors, environmental issues and travel. His stock collection includes upwards of 10,000 images including coverage of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, the Pacific Northwest, Utah, Canada and Peru. His photographs have appeared in numerous books, magazines, websites and advertisements.
In 2008 Roddy worked with the Seattle-based non-profit Stewardship Partners on a year-long photo project documenting the group's conservation initiatives on private agricultural land throughout the Snoqualmie Valley, the region's breadbasket. An exhibit of the work ensued in September 2009 at the Novelty Hill-Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington.
Prior to that, Roddy's exhibit on the recovering landscapes around Mt. St. Helens ran for two years at the Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center at the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The exhibit featured photos he took of the recently re-awakened volcano in southwest Washington. Several of these shots and others appeared in the 2005 update of KC Publications' "In Pictures" book, Mount St. Helens: The Continuing Story.
Also, the August 2004 exhibit "A Day in the Life of Butter Island," which featured images taken over a 24 hour period spent on one of Penobscot Bay's most beautiful wild islands, sold out in one day. Additionally, his work is on display in a variety of corporate and retail locations in the U.S. His fine art prints of Maine are on display and for sale at the GALLERY B, 5 Main St., Castine, Maine.
When he is not out in the field taking pictures, Roddy writes about environmental issues for E/The Environmental Magazine, where he serves as Contributing Editor. His regular duties include researching and answering reader questions on a wide range of environmental topics for the internationally syndicated "Earth Talk" column and contributing posts on green money and new products to E's blog. Additionally, he contributes timely original news and feature reporting to the magazine on a regular basis. He has written major features for E on the fate of America's national wildlife refuge system and on efforts to stave off a cataclysmic failure of marine ecosystems around the world. A collection of his "Earth Talk" answers was published in book form by Plume in 2009.
Roddy is also a Contributing Editor at Seattle Magazine, where he writes the bi-monthly Outdoors column on getting off the couch and out into nature in and around the city of Seattle. He also writes travel and environmental features for the magazine on a frequent basis. His March 2007 "Green Guide" garnered First Place for a Personal Service News/Feature story from the Society of Professional Journalists' Western Washington chapter (and Roddy has the plaque to prove it). His first piece ever for Seattle Magazine, a September 2004 travel article on the Palouse region of eastern Washington, was awarded an Honorable Mention for Lifestyle/Leisure Reporting from SPJ's Western Washington Chapter as well. Besides his on-going editorial work for E/The Environmental Magazine and Seattle Magazine, Roddy's writing has appeared in Northwest Travel, American Photo,PhotoMedia, Wildflower, Northwest Home+Garden, Seattle Business Monthly and other publications.