Ross Magnuson CPP, M.Photog.
I am a Montana native who enjoys the beauty of the scenic landscapes of “The Treasure
State”. Born in Havre, Montana and raised on the High Line I have enjoyed the prairies and
flat lands. I attended college in Glendive which offered me the opportunity to experience the
badlands and wide open spaces of Eastern Montana. I now live in Billings where I get to enjoy
all the landscapes, along with the mountains.
I have been a hobbyist photographer since 1977. I converted from traditional film to digital
photography in 2003. This allowed me to have my “dark room” on my computer and enjoy
more of the many artistic aspects of photography. My favorite shooting subjects are landscapes
with western appeal. I refer to it as “wrangling the light”.
I’m a currently a member of the Professional Photographers of America, American Society of
Photographers and Montana Professional Photographer’s Association and the Billings Camera
In April of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 I was recognized for my accomplishments in the field
of photography and awarded a certificate for Montana “Top Ten” Photographers by the
Montana Professional Photographer’s Association.
In March of 2015 I became a Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional
Photographers of America.
In April of 2015 I received the Montana Photographer Of The Year award at the MPPA
convention as a result of print the associations annual print competition.
In January of 2017 I was awarded the degree of Master Of Photography through the
Professional Photographer’s of America.
In April of 2017 I was awarded a certificate of “Montana’s Masters Top Five Photographer” through the Montana Professinal Photographer’s Association.
I’m served as the President of the Montana Professional Photographer’s Association from 2016 ~ 2017.