Russell Schnitzer is an award-winning commercial, freelance and fine art photographer specializing in fly fishing and outdoor adventure travel. His images have been shown throughout the western United States, both in galleries and published works. Publication credits include ESPNOutdoors.com, TU.org, Trout Magazine, Patagonia (tm) catalogs, Fly Fish America, Fly Rod & Reel, American Fisheries and several conservation titles, including the newest edition of 100 Greatest Trout Streams in America and a forthcoming title from Abrams Publishing. He is a regular contributor to The Contemporary Sportsman, The Flyfish Journal, Drake Magazine, and other fly fishing titles. Schnitzer's recent commercial clients include Orvis, Brunton Outdoor Group, and Patagonia. In July 2011, one of Schnitzer's images was featured by National Geographic.
In addition to fly fishing and fly tying, Russell's passions include road cycling and racing, mountain biking, big game and bird hunting, and writing.
Schnitzer grew up in rural northern Minnesota, and has lived in Idaho, Montana, Michigan, Vermont, Wisconsin, Washington DC, and Wyoming. He now resides in Colorado with wife, Kelly. Russ is a graduate of the University of Idaho.