A portrait of Donald Kautz along the Conestoga River

I grew up and still live among the beautiful farmland and rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I have been interested in photography my entire life (starting with a Kodak Brownie box camera) but have gotten more serious with the hobby after my three children have become adults. I am a retired software engineer which probably explains why I enjoy the technical aspects of digital photography post processing as much as capturing the images in the first place. I enjoy landscape photography and love to photograph scenes around Lancaster County, focusing on the Conestoga River and the remaining water-powered grist mills that may still be found around the county. I have written two books related to Lancaster County history. You can purchase them on the Merchandise page of this site.

I can give presentations for your group or event. I have a presentation about the history of the Conestoga River and another about Lancaster County Water-powered Grist Mills. Each presentation lasts about an hour including time for questions. If you are interested in having me give a presentation for your group, you can contact me at dlkautzphoto@gmail.com.

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