Oakland photography

Bruce Schneider began exploring his talent for photography 24 years ago in Anchorage, Alaska. He has continued to evolve and grow as a photographer ever since, and his love of photography has only deepened.

Bruce has excelled over the years in architectural and industrial photography. As a portrait photographer his corporate portraits capture the essence of the person in professionally lit scenes. Other areas of expertise include interior design photography and furniture photography. He is also a master retouch artist in the digital realm. Using the latest techniques in the digital darkroom, Bruce is able to remove unwanted telephone poles and lines in an exterior scene, retouch out blemishes and smooth skin in a portrait, and fix old faded family photos. There isn’t a photo he isn’t willing to take on as a challenge. His goal is to make each image look its best.

Bruce has grown up in the digital age and shines when it comes  to retouching images. Click here to see a before and after.

As an artist Bruce’s work has exhibited throughout the Bay Area. There is something undeniably sensual in Bruce’s images – unexpectedly evocative and stirring. Curves recede seductively into darkness, flower petals vividly expose their silky texture, leaves caress one another or maintain a crackling space between them, and flowers invite the viewer into their innermost depths. Bruce’s love of nature combine with his extensive background in commercial, architectural, and landscape photography to inform his artwork. Bruce originally began a path in fermentation science, and has a great deal of experience in gardening, horticulture, camping and hiking and exploring nature. He also has a great love of music, and finds himself taking breaks to play the piano as he works, one art form inspiring the other, and each bearing the other’s influence. His images show a certain rhythm, harmony, and dynamism that can also be found in jazz. His artwork is truly the culmination of his professional and personal lives.

His portfolio of art can be viewed at www.luminousleaf.com/