About Bruce

Since childhood, I have enjoyed and marveled at God’s diverse creation. Over the years, I have grown to enjoy photography as a means to “capture” its’ beauty for my enjoyment as well as sharing it with others. Now, as a retiree after 41 years of corporate life, I am able to devote additional time to a life-long passion.

Although my photo experiences have broadened in recent years (sports & wedding candid’s), my first love continues to be nature with a special focus on birds and flowers.

It is my prayer that you will experience the creator God as you view my photographs.


     Bruce Gustafson
     Photos by Bruce




My equipment

Every photographer has a bias or preference for the gear they use. Although, with rapidly changing technology, there are many good brands on the market, I have chosen to use primarily Nikon equipment. Beginning several years ago, I made the switch from film to digital and am enjoying its’ advantages as technology continues to improve.

For those starting out in photography or just wanting to go to the next level, I would offer the following suggestion. Buy what you can afford and then spend as much time as possible in the field with your equipment to become familiar with its advantages and weaknesses. Then, with time, decide what gear upgrades are necessary and important to satisfy your passion. To me, honing my photography skills is a life-long process which I continue to pursue through educational classes, learning from fellow photographers who I meet in my travels and experience. I encourage you to check out the links provided for both products & services that I have found benefical in honing my skills. It is far from complete, but may be helpful in stimulating further research.

Equipment I currently use:   

Nikon D300 digital body
Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 lens
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens
Sigma 300 mm f/2.8 lens
Sigma x2 teleconverter
Nikon SB-800 flash unit
Manfrotto tripod & ball heads