About Ross Payson Photography

The earth is Mother Nature’s canvas. Her beauty, her delicacy, and her power are reflected in a world of light, color, shape, texture, and movement. My approach to photographing both nature and people, focuses primarily on portraitures that capture expression, emotion and the spirit of my subjects.  
Brooks Institute of Photography — Master of Science in Photography. EXHIBITS: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, "Inspiring a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world" Exhibition • Bronfman Art Gallery, Spring Exhibit • Art at the JCC: Contemporary Expressions • Mastering Vision Exhibit, Brooks Institute • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - Of Life & Loss: Holocaust artifacts • Chase Palm Park, Undersea, Santa Barbara, CA • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum • Abalone Alliance Show • Marin Jewish Community Center • Sonoma Jewish Community Center • Redwood Bank, San Rafael, CA • Ocean Film Festival, Santa Barbara • North American Nature Photography Assoc. (NANPA) website • NANPA Web Services, and NANPA summit winner • UnderwaterPhoto.com • CLIENTS: Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara • Anti-Defamation League, Santa Barbara • Rein Teens Tours -- Photography Instructor • Manu Samoa Rugby Team: - Professional photographer • Pacific Sun Newspaper: Front page Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor • Teaching Photography, Tools For The Imaging Educator Glenn Rand, Focal Press. Contributing photographer • Publication -- The Culture of Kava: A Visual Journey of Rituals and Ceremonies Among Rural Fijians, Ross Payson • 2006 Nature Calendar, Brooks Institute of Photography • Freelance Photographer - Numerous state conferences and events.