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A scenic photo and travel book business for photographer and author 

L. D. Hills


L. D. Hills self-publishes and markets his books via HILLS OUTDOORS.

They are printed and distributed through Mr. Hills primarily markets photo travel books, but he also writes and publishes travel poetry. 


HILLS OUTDOORS also markets calendars of scenic photos from Oregon taken by L. D. Hills, along with various other products featuring his scenic photographs.

Most of the photography offered by Mr. Hills is from around the State of Oregon, although he also markets photos from Washington and Northern California.

Latest Publications By L. D. HILLS


out in the Middle

   Whether you are a local or a visitor touring this unique region, there is so much to see in the middle of Oregon! Even the making of a scenic photo book on the subject requires omitting a lot of beautiful material of gorgeous scenery that abounds in the central sector of the "Beaver State." There is sensational scenic beauty all over our state, but there is a tremendous amount squeezed into this area. 

   For that reason, Central Oregon is a major tourist destination. Travelers flock here in all seasons and they are greeted by bountiful forests, snow-capped mountains, rippling streams, yawning canyons, lovely lakes, "Big Sky" range country, stunning rock formations, and more!
   These benefits are equally enjoyed by locals who call this territory home. This book is aimed at residents too, for it contains a varied sampling of what there is to see and appreciate in Central Oregon. The photos in this volume display a wide variety of scenes that will appeal to locals and tourists alike.

Trade paperback - 6" X 9" - 166 Pages -
​160 Full-Color Photos

​$45.95 + shipping


   The contents of this pictorial volume contain 177 photographs of fascinating juniper scenes around Central Oregon. As a nature lover and avid photographer, Mr. Hills has spent years roaming the high desert and has done much fieldwork in the study of the desert ecosystem. He has focused particularly on the area's prolific juniper trees and how they are an integral part of the desert setting in which they thrive.
​   The author points out that the junipers are not the usurpers of the desert many disparage them to be and presents his case for respecting the juniper. It is the expressed purpose of this book to encourage both the preservation of and the exercise of responsible conservation in regard to these trees. Juniper trees, whether typical, utilitarian specimens or unique, weird, extraordinary ones are represented in these pages as they should be...important to the local ecosystem as well as delights for nature lovers.


Trade paperback - 6" X 9" - 142 Pages -
​177 Full-Color Photos

​$39.95 + shipping



   The collection of photographs in this book offers a variety of colorful scenes in various locations throughout Central Oregon. The author has assembled a line-up of appealing autumn color photos that are sure to be pleasing to the eyes of those who examine these pages. Despite the prominence of the desert in this region, there are splotches of fall color to be found all over this scenic area.

   This is especially true in those forested sectors close to the mountains where maples, aspens, and birch grow in prolific numbers by creeks and rivers. But due to human efforts, there are many deciduous trees in the communities of this part of the “Beaver State.” Though not every town in Central Oregon is represented herein, many of the pictures showcased are of scenes found in urban parks and along city streets.

   The purpose of this color-saturated volume is to show off the fall colors that abound in this sector of Oregon. Since the autumn colors are the primary feature of this book, it focuses on those areas with the most abundant color to be seen each fall. Granted, this area does not have the type of fall color scenes found in New England and other places that have massive deciduous forests. But that does not mean Central Oregon is void of autumn colors. On the contrary, this book displays the color-studded scenes that come along each year during the fall months, scenes relished by tourists and locals alike.

Trade Paperback - 6" X 9" - 110 Pages

180 Full-Color Photos 

$31.95 + shipping


Trade Paperback - 6" X 9" - 74 Pages

60 Full-Color Photos

$22.95 + shipping


2023 Calendar

Featuring ocean views along the coastlines of Oregon and Northern California

$15.00 + Shipping

To view the stock photo portfolios of L. D. Hills

click on the link below.

  • Hills Outdoors
  • Hills Outdoors Scenic Images
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