Ron Peiffer is a Maryland photographer based in Severna Park. He retired from the Maryland State Department of Education as a Deputy State Superintendent in 2011 and has been involved in several Maryland photography organizations since then. He is the Vice President for Contests for Arundel Camera Club, the Vice President of the Creative Photography Society of Baltimore, and Member-at-Large for the Maryland Photography Alliance.


His work has appeared in Maryland Photography Alliance gallery shows over the past several years, and he has received the Frederick R. Kelly Photographer of the Year award 4 of the last 5 years from the Arundel Camera Club.  Ron achieved a Master’s Certificate in Black and White Photography with the Arundel club in 2020.  He has been certified as a judge with the Maryland Photography Alliance since and has served as a judge for numerous club competitions in the Baltimore-Washington area. Ron serves on several MPA committees, including the contest, judging, and finance committees    


He currently uses a digital mirrorless camera but shot film for many years before moving to digital.  Favorite subjects include travel photography, nature, youth sports, and family.  While he is active on social media with digital images, he most loves black and white print.


Over the past decade or so he has traveled often to southeast Utah and northern New Mexico to document ancient puebloan sites as well as desert landscape.   However, a lot of additional travel has been up and down the East Coast, where cities and small towns and landscapes provide an array of color, form and history. “While my subjects vary, I want images to produce emotion, to evoke a memory, or to associate an image with something in the viewer’s life.”


Ron’s work can be viewed at his website,  If you wish to reach him, his email is [email protected].