Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer from Colorado. His images take you on a visual journey to some of the world's most beautiful and far-reaching corners. Dan has visited over 50 countries on five continents around the globe. Dan’s images have been on display around the U.S. in museums and galleries, and he has sold images to clients around the globe, including The National Geographic Society and The Travel Channel. His images have been published in magazines and calendars worldwide, and he has won or been a finalist in numerous prestigious competitions. Large, framed prints of his work can be found at gift and furniture stores around the country. Dan’s image ”Let ‘er Fly” was recently featured in a Smithsonian Channel episode on what makes an award-winning image. Dan is an accomplished and entertaining keynote speaker and gives presentations on photography around the world.
Russ Burden has been infatuated with photography since his teens. He is the owner of Russ Burden Nature Photography Tours and runs workshops around the country in addition to back to back photo safaris every April to the Serengeti in Tanzania. His stock work is marketed through Getty Images and shows up in advertisements and publications around the world. Russ writes the Tip Of The Week for the Outdoor Photographer website. He has also provided hundreds of photo and Photoshop tips for TakeGreatPictures.Com.
Russ has been published numerous times in Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic. He has two books to his credit. Russ is a multiple time winner of the prestigious Nature’s Best, Windland Smith Rice Award in the Art In Nature and Backyard Habitat categories. As a result, his images have appeared in the Smithsonian. Russ teaches classes for the Digital Photo Academy in addition to authoring all the curriculums for their classes taught around the country.
Grant Collier is a lifelong resident of Colorado and has been working as a professional photographer since 1996. He produces three yearly wall calendars and is the author of ten photography books, including his newest books Collier's Guide to Night Photography and Moab, Utah by Day & Night. His photography has been featured in magazines throughout the United States and Europe and in numerous other media outlets, including CNN.com, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the cover of the Rocky Mountain News.