Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine
Since 1991, I have been working as a graphic designer and professional photographer. Many of my photos have won numerous awards and have appeared in Shutterbug, Informant Guest, People, National Geographic Kids, Spirit Southwest, Country Living and Creation Magazines.
In 2009 I was a contributing award-winning writer and photographer for Florida Wildlife Magazine, where my article and photography for “Wildlife Photography 101: 10 Tips For Success” was awarded the “Charlie Award” for writing excellence from the State of Florida and Florida Magazine Association.
Many of my images and work also appears around Tampa Bay, most notably with Visit Tampa Bay as well as Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, where my images showcases the beauty and attractions that make Tampa Bay a world-renowned vacation destination. In addition, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and Clearwater Marine Aquarium uses my photography for its beauty and my unique ability to capture their wildlife that is used in their marketing and promotional materials.
As highly acclaimed graphic designer, I have worked in many industries as a production and graphic designer that has set new standards and broke new ground in both of the terms of the unique and cutting-edge designs as well as creative director in the advertising, software and marketing fields.
Robert La Follette’s images of the cities and surrounding areas of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg include the stunning coastline from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg Beach and along Hillsborough Bay to the fabulous Tampa skyline of period and contemporary architecture.
Photos of Ybor City, historic parks, museums, and visual and performing arts venues accentuate the region’s cultural influences, while the Lowry Park Zoo, public gardens, parks, extraordinary aquariums, and sanctuaries emphasize the importance of area wildlife. La Follette also captures the excitement of Tampa’s many entertainment and sports activities.
+ Tampa Bay: A Photographic Portrait
You have inspired me and enriched my enjoyment of wildlife photography. Thank you for helping me prepare for this very special trip to the Galapagos Islands. Your enthusiasm for wildlife is contagious and I know I will return with images that will far exceed my expectations.Debbie - Punta Gorda, Florida
Thanks for a really great day photographing birds and helping me get to know my camera. Today has resulted in the biggest single improvement I have ever experienced. My images will move to entirely different level thanks to your expert guidance and teaching.Walt - Palm Harbor, Florida
I must admit that I was at first a little unsure of my abilities as a photographer but after Robert’s workshop, I was filled with a new sense of confidence in what I could do. He showed me a way to capture an image of an ordinary subject and make it look extraordinary.George - Revere, Massachusetts
I have been taking photographs for 28 years. When I signed up for Robert’s workshop I was hoping to leave with some ideas on how to be more creative. I left the workshop with that and so much more. I would highly recommend to anyone, experienced or otherwise.Pamela - Apollo Beach, Florida
I learned more about photography and Photoshop than I thought was possible. I was greatly encouraged and inspired by his passion for what he does and he just pours into all he works with. I appreciate and admire both you and your extrodinary talent.Jerry - Tampa, Florida
Many thanks again for the amazing photography workshop and with all of your help and creative insight. For the first time I feel that I am not just muddling through stuff. It was well worth the trip from my tiny Caribbean island to say the least.Barry - Cayman Islands
Thank you so much for your time, expertise and insight this weekend and helping an old guy get so much more out of photography. I really enjoyed the time we spent at all the locations and your willingness and ability to share your knowledge and photography expertise.Bill - Houston, Texas
Just wanted to thank you for the great workshop last weekend. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun, and even came home with some great images. The workshop exceeded my expectations for we really covered a ton of material with an unending plethora of subjects.Nick - Boston, Massachusetts
I just wanted to say that I learned so much and had a lot of fun learning. I don’t think I laughed as hard as I did this weekend. I really enjoyed myself and it was great to meet and work with you. Thank you for a WONDERFUL workshop Robert. I learned so much.”Penny - Hartford, Connecticut