Smoky Mountain Dawn

Rick Barnard has been a nature and landscape photographer for seven years and his photographic prints have been displayed in dozens of exhibits in the mid-South and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. In April 2013, the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, Germantown, TN, presented an exhibit of his work comprised of 40 prints. In November 2013, selections from Rick’s portrait, flower and bird portfolios were on exhibit at the Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library, Collierville, TN. In February 2014, The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, presented an extensive exhibition of Rick’s fine art photographic prints including several of his award-winning landscapes in large format.

In December 2012, Rick was named “Photographer of the Year” by the Memphis Camera Club, Memphis, TN. He spends much of his time photographing the natural world to capture fresh images of waterfalls, rivers, mountains and deserts. He looks for strong leading lines and compelling compositions that offer a unique perspective on the iconic vistas of the mid-South and American West. The Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah and the dramatic Utah deserts are among his favorite locales.

“My goal is to create innovative images of the way I feel about the world around me. Amid the rush and stress of everyday life, we sometimes overlook the beauty on this great Earth. I want to photograph it.”

Recently, Rick has broadened the scope of his work with portrait and nature photographs recently added to his gallery, located on the web at His work also is exhibited on Fine Art America at

Rick Barnard Photography
Member - Memphis Camera Club