In the mid 1970's, at age 12, Ron's family moved from San Diego to interior Alaska in the area now known as the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Their move to this vast wilderness developed two passions that have stayed with Ron to this day, his love of the outdoors and his desire to capture the beauty of the natural world in photographs. Taking the ordinary and using beautiful natural light to create the extraordinary has been a passion of Ron’s for many years, and his love for Alaska is readily apparent.
In 2002 Ron, along with his wife Janine, decided to follow his passion for photography on a full time basis leaving comfortable corporate jobs for the unknown life of a professional photographer. Ron has never looked back.
Ron’s images have caught the attention of many and he is pleased to have among his clients such businesses as National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney World, Smithsonian, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, Sony and Ford along with a number of large advertising agencies. Ron’s images have appeared in many books and publications including Sunset, Alaska Magazine, Audubon and Sierra Club Calendars, Country and Fortune Magazine to name a few. Aside from Ron’s own stock photo agency, Niebrugge Images, he is also represented by seven other stock agencies in six countries.
Ron also leads many photo tours both in his home state of Alaska and throughout the US and Antarctica.
shooting stock or leading photo tours Ron keeps busy with assignment work; past assignments
have taken Ron to remote areas of Kenai Fjords National Park on behalf
of the Park Service, up a 3,000 foot mountain covering a mountain race
for Runnerís World, into Prince William Sound during the winter for
Continental Airlines Magazine, remote areas of the Inside
Passage for Four Seasons Tours and the luxury resort property of Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage.
Ron is equally
comfortable photographing resort property in a major tourist destination
or working with a corporate client as he is working with biologist in
remote parts of the world; and he has experience doing both.
A business background and MBA with a marketing emphasis help him
understand the needs of his clients.
Ron has used Canon
cameras and lenses exclusively for many years.
Currently he is using Canonís state-of- the-art digital EOS
1Ds Mark III.
lives with his wife Janine in Seward, Alaska.
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