Russ Burden is an internationally published photographer. His stock images are sold through Getty Images and often shows up in magazines and advertisements around the world. His wildlife and scenic images have appeared on calendars published by Self Realization Fellowship, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and numerous other companies. Additionally, many of his nature images have hung in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
Russ Burden Nature Photography Tours
Russ leads nature photo safaris to Tanzania and to a number of locations around the US. Sites 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.
Russ is a multiple time winner of the highly coveted Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Award in numerous categories. As a result, many of his wildlife and scenic images have been hung in the Smithsonian. Additionally, his safari images have won many prestigious awards including top honors in the Wild Cat Portraits, Mammals Behavior and Birds categories.
Russ writes the Photo Tip of the Week for the highly prestigious Outdoor Photographer website. Topics include all aspects of outdoor photography from lighting to composition to the technical aspects of how to capture a great image.
Russ has been published numerous times in Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic.
Russ Burden has two books to his credit. He is the exclusive photographer in the Amphoto Complete Book of Photography: Improving Your Pictures With A Digital Camera. HIs work is also featured in The Best of Nature, a book highlighting the world's foremost nature photographers. Furthermore, he has numerous other book credits to his name.
Russ Burden has an incredible passion for photography. His drive to seek out the optimal light and composition motivates him to find the perfect image. When Russ stands before a scene, his goal is to find serenity amongst chaos and confusion and chisel out what’s unnecessary to make the photograph simple and to the point. For Russ, deciding what to exclude is equally as important as knowing what to include. Russ can often be heard saying, “It’s All About The Light.” Finding drama in the ordinary is key to getting an image with impact.