Ian Adams

Ian Adams has twenty-one photography books and more than sixty-five Ohio calendars to his credit. He conducts nature and garden photography seminars, workshops, and slide programs throughout North America and teaches digital photography at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.

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Ohio in Photographs · A Portrait of the Buckeye State
By Ian Adams and Randall Lee Schieber · Introduction by John Fleischman · Foreword by John R. Kasich

Showcasing the work of two of the state’s leading landscape photographers, Ohio in Photographs presents a rich array of places and people, from serene hiking trails and Dayton’s Huffman Prairie to shining downtown riverscapes and the riotous colors and figures of an unconventional Fourth of July parade. Ian Adams and Randall Lee Schieber give us iconic and unique images that capture the true texture of life in Ohio today.

“This volume of superb photography, captured by two talented artists, reflects not only the timeless natural beauty of Ohio, but also modern-day landscapes and urban scenes from the energetic, forward-looking state we are building today.”

From the foreword by Governor John R. Kasich




In A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio: Vol. 2, Ian Adams expands on his previous work, adding over 120 natural features, scenic rivers and byways, zoos and public gardens, historic buildings and murals, and even winter lighting displays to the list of places to visit and photograph in the Buckeye State.

“If you want to improve your photographs, this is the book for you. If you love nature, this is the book for you. If you like to discover out-of-the-way places in Ohio, this is the book for you. If you are a history buff, this is the book for you.”

Former Ohio first lady Hope Taft




In A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio Ian Adams, Ohio’s foremost landscape photographer, guides you to some of the most photogenic sites in the Buckeye State. With 3,600 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, more than 120 state parks and nature preserves, and the world’s largest Amish community, Ohio’s photographic subjects are nearly endless.

”I've always wished I could capture images as vibrant and dynamic as those of Ohio landscape and architectural photographer Ian Adams. Now he's written a book to help me—and others—toward that goal.… Adams’ book does serve as a terrific directory to some of the most scenic spots in the state, even if you have no plans to carry a camera, with complete contact information and GPS coordinates.”

Columbus Dispatch




Our First Family’s Home · The Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden
Edited by Mary Alice Mairose · Foreword by Ted Strickland and Frances Strickland · Afterword by Hope Taft · Photography by Ian Adams

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of the home that has served as Ohio’s executive residence since 1957, and of the nine governors and their families who have lived in the house. Our First Family’s Home offers the first complete history of the residence and garden that represent Ohio to visiting dignitaries and the citizens of the state alike. Once in a state of decline, the house has been lovingly restored and improved by its residents.

“The book is filled with gorgeous photographs, mostly in color, of the Residence and grounds.... This is a book you may pick up to view the pretty pictures, but don't ignore the text.”

Mansfield News Journal