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Area photographer Mark Lewer is seeing his work pay off with many wildlife and landscape images appearing in National Geographic Magazine. A photo gallery of his work can be found on the Bemidji Pioneer website, Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Area photographer published by prestigious journal

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To become a professional photographer takes patience, perseverance and passion, and Mark Lewer has all of those.

"It's fun when you get out there and capture something that works," said Lewer, of rural Laporte. "You have to have the willingness to grow with the technology, whether it's the camera, computers or software, it's just as important."


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