Building on many years of experience and self taught skills, Russell has drawn upon his involvement in the Warrragul Camera Club and participation in several short courses to develop his skills. He is currently enrolled in an Advanced Diploma of Photography at Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
Russell’s images have been accepted in (juried) National Photographic Competitions in Ballarat, Pakenham and Warragul. Russell’s image ‘Team Work’ earned a Merit at Ballarat in 2016. ‘Eggs for Breakfast’ also gained a Merit at Pakenham in 2016.
In 2018 the image ‘On Stage’ gained the award for ‘Best Photographic Work’ in the Ficifolia Art Show.
Russell was also acknowledged as the ‘Most Successful Photography Exhibitor’ in this show.