Kurt Budliger is a professional photographer who specializes in scenic landscape and nature, outdoor lifestyle, and fly fishing photography, as well as fine art prints, workshops and editorial and commercial assignments. Kurt has been photographing the natural landscape for almost 20 years. His photographs and articles have appeared in a number of books, calendars and magazines and are routinely used by non-profit conservation organizations working to protect wild lands. His clients include Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, Patagonia, 1% for the Planet, Trout Unlimited, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and many more.
Kurt is the co-founder and lead instructor at Green Mountain Photographic Workshops, a Vermont based photography education organization. He is also an instructor/teacher of digital photography with Vermont State Colleges at the Community College of Vermont in Montpelier. Prior to becoming a professional outdoor photographer and workshop leader Kurt taught middle school science in Vermont and was an outdoor/envirionmental eductor for NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and NYS Parks. He holds a BS in Natural Resources from Colorado State University and an MS in Teaching from Plattsburgh State University.