Russ is the owner of Russ Burden Nature Photography Safaris and Tours. He has been leading safaris, tours and workshops for over 30 years. His stock work is sold through Getty Images and often shows up in magazines and advertisements around the world. Russ is a multiple time winner of the prestigious Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice Award. As a result, his images have appeared in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC numerous times. In the 2016 Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice Competition Africa Division, Russ has four photos that were Honored, one that is Highly Honored and one that won the Wild Cats Portraits Division - all photos were made during his safaris. He will teach you how to make award winning images.
Russ Burden is an internationally published photographer. His images have appeared on calendars published by Inner Reflections, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, and National Wildlife. He is a multiple time award winner in the annual Windland Smith Rice International Nature’s Best competition and as a result, many of his photographs have hung in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Russ runs photo safaris to Tanzania every April and September. Russ runs nature photography tours to many locations around the US in the spring, fall and winter. Destinations include White Sands National Monument, Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Mount Evans in Colorado for dramatic scenery and wildlife, southern Florida to photograph birds, and the Oregon and Northern California coasts.
For years Russ has been writing the Photo Tip of the Week for the renowned Outdoor Photographer website. Russ has two books to his credit - Amphoto's Complete Guide to Photography and The Best of Nature by Amherst Media.