Steven McBride is a professional commercial and editorial photographer, with over 20 years experience. He also teaches photography at Mars Hill University, just north of Asheville, North Carolina. McBride began his photography studies while earning a BS in Communications & Advertising at Appalachian State University. He went on to earn an associates degree in Commercial Photography from Randolph Community College, and master of fine arts degree in Photography from The New Hampshire Institute of Art. He is a professional member of the American Society of Media Photographers, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and the Society of Photographic Education.

On assignment Steven has traveled the globe from China to Costa Rica, and from British Columbia to the Caribbean, allowing him to work in some of the world's most beautiful destinations. McBride’s current fine art work focuses on the preservation of natural landscapes. Through human narrative and the depiction of beauty, his work helps others realize that what is at stake in the loss of ecosystems is more than just what meets the eye.

McBride has work in permanent collections at several institutions including Mission Hospitals, Blue Ridge Parkway Center, WNC Health Network, and the Cradle of Forestry in America. He has been a guest speaker at the photography departments of Appalachian State University and Randolph Community College, as well as the conservation biology department at Warren Wilson College.

  • ASMP - American Society of Media Photographers
  • NAPP - National Association of Photoshop Professionals
  • SPE - Society for Photographic Education
  • WFR - Wilderness First Responder

Partial Client list

  • Cabela’s
  • Buick
  • Michelin
  • BF Goodrich
  • Uniroyal
  • Great Dane Trucks
  • Yale/Hyster
  • Lowe’s
  • Novartis
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • Liquid Logic Kayaks
  • Sylvan Sports
  • Outdoor Industry Assoc.
  • Backroads Adventure Travel
  • Shop National
  • Wyndham Resorts
  • Del Webb
  • Centex
  • Bluegreen Resorts
  • Toll Brothers
  • Greenbrier Resort
  • Biltmore Estate & Inn
  • Fairfield Resorts
  • Pinehurst
  • Los Sueños Resort & Marina
  • Asheville Tourism
  • NC Tourism
  • Outside
  • National Geographic Adventure
  • Backpacker
  • Men’s Journal
  • Shape
  • Blue Ridge Outdoors
  • Travel + Leisure
  • Endless Vacations
  • US Airways
  • Executive Golfer
  • Luxury Golf Homes & Resorts
  • AAA Living
  • Competitor Running
  • WNC
  • NC Our State

Recent Exhibits

  • Metamorphosis, Group show, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT. Summer 2018
  • The Curated Fridge, Francine Weiss curator/Newport Art Museum, RI. Spring 2018
  • Winds of Uncertainty, NHIA Photo Biennial, Manchester, NH, February - April 2018
  • From These Woods, Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA, June - August 2017
  • BookOpolis Dream A Book, “Dreams and Such”, and “A Walk in Big Ivy”, Asheville
  • Bookworks, March - May 2017. Handmade Photo Books.
  • A Walk in Big Ivy, Weizenblatt Gallery, Mars Hill University, September - October 2016
  • Guitar Dreams, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA. 2016