Russ Burden’s passion for nature photography is unmeasurably high and his desire to create the perfect wildlife and scenic image is on his mind every time he’s in the field. His primary focus is now wildlife and he loves the challenge. It requires patience, dedication, determination, frequent visits to his favorite locations, all mixed in with a bit of luck. But why is it that some wildlife photographers seem to be “luckier” than others? Russ will share with you the tips and techniques he uses to make you one of the luckier ones. He will show examples of the photos he’s captured and talk about what he did to make them successful. He’ll discuss important concepts such as lighting, composition, proper head and body angles, backgrounds, time of day and many other aspects to improve your captures. Russ loves to share his passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge with all.
About Russ: Russ Burden is the owner of Russ Burden Nature Photography Safaris. He runs wildlife safaris to Tanzania three times a year. He is internationally published and his commercial work is marketed through Getty Images.
Russ is the writer of the Tip of the Week on the Outdoor Photographer website and has been doing this for years. He has hundreds of tips archived on their website. Russ is a multiple time winner of the prestigious Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Award in many categories in addition to having numerous safari photos honored and hung in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and the Iziko Museum in South Africa. His wildlife and scenic images have appeared in calendars published by Self Realization Fellowship, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and more.
Russ has an incredible passion for photography. His drive to seek optimal light and composition motivates him to create the perfect image. His energy and commitment to photography are contagious and it’s his goal to help others get to this point in their pursuit of our wonderful art.