Bud became a photographer in high school when his cousin loaned him a Leica 111f. He shot photos throughout high school and college where he received his BA in Studio Art in 1976. He got busy and put down the camera until 1985 when he became a news photojournalist at Lake Tahoe. He later became better known for his snowboarding images from 1985 till 1995. In 1993, Bud started using computers and became a photoshop power user. In 2012, Bud joined Google as a certified independent photographer with its Business View program. Bud continues to shoot feature stories and portraits, and remains quite busy developing websites for his clients.
Bud loves telling stories and photography allows him to do that with his own ideas and talent. He enjoys going on photo road trips with only one lens to see what he can capture. Since the majority of his experience was shooting film... where you have to get it right or fail, the new digital cameras make photography more predictable, and fun for both the photographer and the client.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
In my long career, Bud has shot car wrecks, police investigations, house fires, court room scenes, criminals, weddings, babies, old couples, winter sports action, high school and college sports, extreme sports, road trips... His lifetime experiences has given him a unique perspective, but the client usually has the best ideas. So no matter what, there's always going to be great results.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Transworld Snowboarding's Lifetime Achievement Award, February 2005 - Photography California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA), December 1985 - Photojournalism awards California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA), December 1986- Photojournalism awards Nevada Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), December 1992-Photojournalism awards
A fun fact about this photographer
Bud was born in Mayberry and his dad went to high school with Andy Griffith.