Bruce has photographed in nine foreign countries, some for fun, some for business, some for the Department of Defense. He has been published often and has won numerous awards in professional competitions. He speaks a (very) little Norwegian and Italian, some Spanish, a little more German, plus helpful phrases in several more languages. Why languages? Why not? It’s a hobby and they open doors.


Professional Highlights

  • 1971, Founded The Creative Approach, Riverside, CA
  • 1974, Moved p/t business to Santa Barbara, CA to attend Brooks Institute School of Photography
  • 1978, Relocated to Colorado Springs, CO for career and lifestyle opportunities (scenery, climate, skiing & backpacking). Launched full-time business
  • 1986, Earned Certified Professional Photographer in the “Film Age.” One of first 10 in Colorado to be certified by the Professional Photographers of America.
  • 1989, Chief of Photographic Services, Island of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territories
  • 1989 – 1990, Listed in Who’s Who in Professional Photography (PPA)
  • 1990 – 1994, Photographer, Joint National Test Facility (a.k.a. The “Star Wars Project”) at Schriever AFB, CO
  • 2013, Relocated to Louisville, KY for family
  • 2018, Earned the CPP designation again, this time in the “Digital Age.”


  • Brooks Institute School of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA
  • B.A., Colorado Christian U., Colorado Springs, CO

Favorite Assignment Types

  • Architectural
  • Real Estate
  • Aerial: Fixed Wing & Helo
  • Corporate Events
  • Executive & Business Portraits
  • Cars
  • Editorial
  • Glass & Metal Products
  • Family Portraits
  • Nature/Landscape
  • Travel
  • Construction progress