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Dave Bruner

Dave was born and raised in the small town of Carson, in southwestern North Dakota. Exploring the outdoors on camping, fishing and hunting trips when he was young enhanced his love of the outdoors. Starting with a Kodak film camera around age 12, he developed an early interest in photography. With a renewed interest in photography the past few years, shooting has now become more of a passionate endeavor to capture the beautiful landscapes of North Dakota and other areas. Dave’s award-winning photography has been featured in several publications and calendars. He is now traveling to art shows and other venues to display and sell his photography. His artist statement: “My goal as a landscape and nature photographer is to capture the element of light and color in my compositions. I try to capture the scene with the viewer in mind, to give them a feeling of being in that same place in the early morning or late evening golden hour. To capture these images with a camera so that it is recorded for future enjoyment gives me feeling of satisfaction and pleasure. My reward is capturing these natural scenes and sharing with others.” To view more of Dave’s photos, go to For information about purchasing Dave’s images, contact him at

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Reminders Of The Past

Dave Bruner of Grand Forks is becoming well-known for his stunning landscape photography. Here, in his own words, Dave describes three recent shoots.

“Country Sunset”: “We had one of those beautiful sunsets this past week that North Dakota is known for. You also have to be lucky and be out there at the right time to see and capture it in a photo. This old, weathered wooden shed and tree tied the sky and composition together.

“Ford Tough”: “This classic 1948-50 Ford truck is no longer in service and is now resting on the prairie landscape of North Dakota. It had this yellow paint that is now faded with parts now covered in brown rust which gives a unique color scheme to the truck. Notice it also had a front pickup guard. I was fortunate to have some nice clouds in the sky to complete this image of this classic truck.”

“Country Roads & Old Farmsteads of the Past”: “Several images of some of the old farm buildings and other items that were left as a reminder of what once was thriving farmsteads on the Great Plains. I like to document some these places with images that are interesting subjects to me.”

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Beauty in Bloom

Spring is a great time to view blooming trees, as these images from around town taken this week by Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner confirm.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Black & White Road Trip

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, decided to take a ride out to the countryside Saturday to look for old barns and farmsteads. Here is what he found, some interesting old buildings with wispy clouds above that looked good in a black-and-white format.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Late Winter Snowstorm

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner went out a few hours during the late spring snowstorm Wednesday and captured some scenes from “hopefully our last snow for spring!”

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — ‘Air Power’

This past weekend, Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, did a short road trip and ended up at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. According to Dave: “Had nice clouds in air, so we walked around photographing and looking at the planes on display by the front entrance of the base.”

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Minneapolis Skyline

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner recently traveled to Minneapolis, where he captured these wonderful skyline images — morning and evening — of Minnesota’s largest city.


DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — Snowy Memories

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner captured these images before our recent thaw, when there was quite a bit more snow around than there is now.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — October Beauty

Photographer captured the essence of fall colors with these outstanding images taken in and around Grand Forks this past month.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — North Dakota Snapshots

From the back roads and byways to the capital city of Bismarck, North Dakota offers some spectacular viewing, especially this time of the year. Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner’s recent travels across the state presented some great photo ops, which he shares here.

DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — September Snapshots

Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner took these gems this past month.