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      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 chisel away the 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 for him to getting an image with impact.

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 nature photography tours to many locations around the US in the spring, fall and winter. Destinations include the Tetons and Yellowstone, Oregon Coast, Bryce and Zion in the fall, Monument Valley, White Sands NM and Bosque Del Apache, and many other locations. For years he has been writing weekly HOW TO columns for TakeGreatPictures.com and currently has a number of How To articles on the Outdoor Photographer website. His work is marketed through Photo Library and often shows up in magazines and advertisements around the world. Russ has two books to his credit - Amphoto's Complete Guide to Photography and The Best of Nature by Amherst Media. He is also an accomplished portrait photographer in the Denver, Colorado area.

Russ teaches all level classes for the prestigious Panasonic Digital Photo Academy in addition to being the author of all five curriculums offered by the Academy throughout the entire United States.


Russ Burden Photography, specializing in Nature Photography Tours, Photography Instruction, High School Seniors, and Family Portraits, is located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Russ teaches for the Digital Photo Academy.  The nature photo tour images that appear on Russ BurdenPhotography.com are available for sale. All pictures are printed on archival paper ensuring long life and lasting color. Please contact Russ Burden Nature Photography Tours at rburden@ecentral.com or call him at 303.791.9997 for more information regarding prices and shipping. Join Russ on one of his photo tours.