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Bruce Mason, MPSA

Bruce grew up in Portland, Oregon. He was educated there from kindergarten through college, where he majored in physics. After working two years in the Northwest, he and his new wife Brenda moved to the San Diego area where they continue to live today, after 50+ years of marriage. They have two sons, both living in the same area. Bruce’s career was virtually all with defense related R&D.

In college, a darkroom was available and soon it was usual to see him there until late at night. At that time he did black and white only, both to save money and because that format is so powerful. After graduation, he also began using the color medium and eventually switched to that approach exclusively.

An adult class in photography taught him the basics of composition and introduced him to camera clubs. The biggest help in his photographic development was from the comments received in club competition. As a result, he now pays back what helped him by judging frequently for local clubs.

Along the way, he was encouraged to try Exhibitions. Things started slowly but soon picked up. In the end he had earned a Diamond Star in Nature and three Galaxies in Color. He was recently awarded the MPSA. Virtually all his acceptances were with landscapes, including a few Best of Shows in both Nature and Color. He earned his EPSA in 2001 and his MPSA in 2012.

Bruce has judged a number of Internationals and greatly enjoys the chance to see the top work of others. Doing this he finds that he is rewarded with many new ideas in technique and subject matter and grows with the stimulus.