Russ Burden is an internationally published photographer. His commercial work is sold through Photo Library 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, his nature images have hung in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

Russ Burden Nature Photography Tours
Russ leads nature photo tours to various scenic locations around the US. Sites include the Oregon Coast, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Monument Valley, the Slot Canyons of Arizona, Vermont in Autumn, Bryce and Zion National Parks, White Sands and Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Capital Reef National Park.

Nature’s Best
Russ is a multiple time winner of the highly coveted Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Award in the Art In Nature category, Landscape, Environmental Issues, Creative Digital, in addition to the Backyard Habitat category.

Outdoor Photographer
Russ writes a How To column 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.

Panasonic Digital Photo Academy
Russ Teaches all classes sponsored by the highly recognized Panasonic Digital Photo Academy. Classes are offered at all skill levels in and around the United States.

Panasonic Digital Photo Academy
Russ Authored all five national curriculums used by the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy. They include Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Photoshop, Understanding Composition and Technique. Classes are taught in 30+ cities around the US.

Freelance Writer
Russ has been published numerous times in Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic.

Take Great Pictures
Russ writes a weekly Photo Tip column for Take Great Topics include How To’s on everything from people to nature and architecture to studio work.

Take Great Pictures
Russ writes a monthly Photoshop Tip column for Take Great Topics include How To’s on many aspects of digital manipulation to bring out the best in a photo.

Book Credits
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 Photography
Russ is the owner of Russ Burden Photography. Portraits, pets, and consultation are his specialties. Russ’s work has been recognized world wide.

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.


The nature photo tour images that appear on Russ 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 or call him at 303.791.9997 for more information regarding prices and shipping. Join Russ on one of his photo tours.