Walt Priest is a photographer living in North Little Rock, Arkansas. After spending nearly forty years as a funeral service professional in his hometown of Beebe, Arkansas, Priest began pursuing photography in earnest in 2008. Although the natural landscape is his primary subject of interest, he ventures into other subject matter, such as urban landscapes. Priest travels the state and the country in pursuit of his love of photography and the outdoors. Priest has made it his mission to capture images that will inspire an appreciation and recognition of God's creation. Drawing on his experience in funeral service, Priest is ever conscious of the powerful feelings and healing power that photographic images, done well, can evoke.
Priest's photographic process involves digital capture with post processing using Photoshop. For final prints, he chooses museum-quality canvas known for its durability and archival features.
Priest is a graduate of Beebe High School, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. He married his wife, Sheryl, in 1967. Priest is a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, a lifetime member of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association, and a member of the North Little Rock Rotary.