David D. Busch

Academic and Career Accomplishments

With nearly two million copies of his 150 books in print, David Busch is the world’s #1 best-selling camera guide author and originator of five popular book series, including David Busch’s Pro Secrets, David Busch’s Quick Snap Guides and David Busch’s Guides to Digital Photography. His five For Dummies… books include Digital Photography for Dummies Desk Reference. David launched his career as a writer/photojournalist in 1965, when while still a Ravenna High School senior, he joined the staff of the Record-Courier as a reporter/photographer and weekly music columnist. After graduation from Kent State University in 1970, David moved to Rochester, NY to serve as an account executive at Rumrill-Hoyt on the Kodak account. In 1974 he helped found CCS/PR Inc., continuing to represent Kodak as a photography consultant and photojournalist, while the company expanded to add Xerox, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and other Fortune 100 companies. With more than 2500 magazine feature articles in publications like Popular Photography & Imaging and The Professional Photographer, David served as a contributing editor for ten different magazines. His advice has been featured on NPR’s All Tech Considered, and his book David Busch’s Digital Photography Bucket List: 100 Great Photos You Must Take Before You Die, was nominated for the Guinness Book of World Records and was featured on WVIZ’s Emmy-winning program, Applause. David has operated his own commercial studio, has suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire and has shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate NY college. The 1966 RHS graduate’s passion for writing and photography grew into a rewarding lifetime career.

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