About the Photographer

Tom Kennon has been an outdoor enthusiast and photographer for more than 30 years. An avid whitewater canoeist, his love of the natural world has been shaped by the rivers and streams of Tennessee, Arkansas and Colorado. He is actively involved with the Arkansas Canoe Club where he works to protect rivers and introduce people to whitewater boating. He is the author of A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks.

Tom is a self-taught photographer who turned a hobby into a passion. After attending several digital photography classes by Arkansas' premier photographer Tim Ernst, he was inspired to take his hobby to the next level. Whether capturing the essence of moving water or the delicacy of a single flower, attention to detail brings nature’s intimacy to life in Tom’s images.

Tom lives in Ft. Smith, AR with his wife, Jennifer, and their dog Topo. He spends as much time as possible exploring the rivers and trails of the Ozarks. He also travels frequently to Colorado to canoe, raft, hike, ski and photograph the Rocky Mountains.

Equipment List

Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera body
Canon EOS 50D camera body
Canon cable release (RS-80N3)
16-35 2.8L Canon Lens
70-200 2.8L IICanon Lens
24-70 2.8L Canon Lens
17-40 4.0L Canon Lens
105m f2.8 EX DG Sigma macro lens
180m f2.8 EX DG Sigma macro lens
77mm Singh Ray warm polarizing filter
77mm Singh Ray 8 stop Vari-ND filter
Bogan-Manfrotto Mag-Fiber tripod
8 gig Lexar 133x compact flash cards
16 gig Lexar 133x compact flash cards
Really Right Stuff L bracket for 5D M2 and 50D body
Really Right Stuff Arca Swiss tripod head and lever release
Really Right Stuff Pano Element Package
Lowe Pro Photo AW II backpack
F-Stop Tilopa back county back
Overcast Light Tent