Brent's Short Bio


Brent was born in 1959 in Redwood City, near San Francisco - and raised in Gilroy, California, the second of three children. Brent played all the sports available:  tennis, baseball, football, golf, soap box derby racing, etc.  His family camped each summer in Yosemite National Park or at Lake Tahoe, and owned a cabin in the redwood forest in Felton, near Santa Cruz.  He graduated from Gilroy High in 1978 and went on the next year to play tennis at Gavilan College.  After serving a 2-year LDS church mission to Montana, he transferred to and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Business Management-Finance.

During his senior year at BYU he and a friend made a trip to Yellowstone National Park in September 1985.  That trip led to his first published article and published photos. After more than a decade of shooting freelance for magazines he ventured into portrait photography.  His strengths as a portrait photographer come from understanding light, composition, and balance - skills he learned as a nature photographer.  Today, he spends most of his time leading photo safaris around the American West and teaching photography. His wife, Jacqueline, and his sons (with their wives and children) have all spent time exploring the vast reaches of the American West. 
Publication Credits
His images have been published throughout the United States and in a number of foreign countries including Canada, Germany, and Switzerland.  He has had in excess of 1400 publication credits and over 700 commercial image sales as well as 30 published articles and 12 Magazine Covers.  Besides magazines and newspapers, his images have appeared in books, online magazines, business brochures, product packaging, professional reports, roadside billboards, nature guides, government reports and brochures, magazine advertising, and in calendars, on credit cards, etc.  Currently his stock library of images exceeds 250,000. 

Publication credits include National Geographic, Outdoor California Magazine, Utah Adventures Magazine, Wild Outdoor World, Peterson's Photographic, Bugle Magazine, Arizona Wildlife, Utah Business, Utah Highways, Audubon's American Birds, Bird Watcher's Digest, Birder's World, Hunting Magazine, Utah Wildlife News, Montana Magazine, Fur-Fish-Game Magazine, St. George Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Deseret News, the Herald Journal, Cache Valley Parenting Magazine, the Daily Spectrum, and the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park Newspaper, Yosemite Visitor's Guide, among others.

w\Leonard Lee Rue III  2003


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