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Steven McBride is a professional commercial and editorial photographer, photo editor, artist and educator with over 25 years experience. 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.

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 an adjunct professor of photography at Mars Hill University, and guest speaker at the photography departments of Appalachian State University, Randolph Community College, and Warren Wilson College.

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
  • Boulder Magazine
  • Competitor Running
  • American Airlines
  • NC Our State

Recent Exhibits

  • Open Wall, Group show, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  • Metamorphosis, Group show, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
  • The Curated Fridge, Francine Weiss curator/Newport Art Museum, RI
  • Winds of Uncertainty, NHIA Photo Biennial, Manchester, NH
  • From These Woods, Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA
  • BookOpolis Dream A Book, “Dreams and Such”, and “A Walk in Big Ivy”, (Handmade Photo Books) Asheville, NC
  • A Walk in Big Ivy, Weizenblatt Gallery, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC
  • Guitar Dreams, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA