Wes Pitts
Wes Pitts is the editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine and the editorial director for Madavor Media’s Creative Division, which also publishes Digital Photo and Digital Photo Pro magazines. Wes has been with OP and its sister publications since 1998, working in a variety of editorial roles. He has a passion for collaborating with photographers and writers to share compelling stories about the art of photography and employing the medium to create awareness and inspire conservation of wild places. Wes is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in photography.


  • Jami Tarris says:

    Hi Wes,
    My name is Jami Tarris. I am a full-time nature photographer and I live in Santa Fe NM with my photographer husband Theo Allofs. On a flight home yesterday, I picked up the current copy of OP and saw the Patagonia Puma story. It caused me to reach out to you because I travel 7 – 8 months a year and have several stories (as well as photography-based articles) that I would like to submit to you in case you might be interested. You have an amazing group of columnists and pro advisers on board, but I have so many ideas that I would like to offer. Sorry, but I don’t have your email address! Please let me know where I can email a submission. The submission guidelines online seems to be for analog submissions. Thanks so much. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • eric heis says:


    A 2016 article inspired me and I was finally able to achieve my goal! I work for Ohio Dept of Natural Resources and we have 75 free-to-visit state parks with camping, cabins, lodges, lakes, disc golf, beaches, etc etc

    I proposed a park staffer visit every park to highlight all of the outdoor opportunities in Ohio. Three years later, after I was very persistent, I was given the green light.

    I used a trucking logistics algorithm to create the map, following fall color from north to south. (Attached) I also worked to make sure she stayed in some lodges and cabins along the way, as well as a campground.

    You can see all of our naturalist’s tweets on our twitter and posts on Facebook. She also did a Reddit AMA that reached the front page the other day.

    Obviously I’d love if you did a follow up on our trip. Let me know if you have any questions.


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