Russell obtained his degree in Photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, He began shooting at the early age of sixteen and has recently made the transition to digital photography. Russell believes ìdigital photography and Photoshop are the perfect marriage.î Russell considers himself as a traditionalist with a real love of nature. He has done extensive shooting of domestic and wild animals. As well as photography, Russell also enjoys travelling. His photo excursions have taken him to such places as China, Alaska, Hawaii, Baja, Europe and most recently to the Western Caribbean.