Craig Kohlruss is an award-winning photojournalist who has been working in the daily news business for the past 30 years. He has been a staff photographer at The Fresno Bee since 1999 after starting his career at the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, CA. He is a graduate of the San Jose State University photojournalism program. Over the years, Craig has captured many of Fresno's most iconic images by documenting its historic events, important moments and amazing people. Craig began his photography business in 2009 and is available for editorial, commercial, event, and drone photography and video projects. To contact Craig, please fill out the form below.

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Craig is a trained photojournalist, experienced in getting the moment as a photographer, drone pilot and videographer. Editorial news photography is Craig's true calling. Being a fly on the wall (or in the air!) and capturing life as it happens is the niche that he has built a career on. He is available for any outside assignments as long as they don't conflict with his staff job at The Fresno Bee.


Craig has been providing quality commercial photography around Fresno for more than 10 years. While he has done everything from product photography to head-shots to real estate and architecture, his specialty is capturing documentary-style photographs for local businesses. If want to show your business's true environment in marketing material, Craig is your man for the job.


Event photography transitions perfectly from news photography for Craig. Aside from covering hundreds of events over the years for The Fresno Bee, Craig has been hired to document events for Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno State, the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Central Valley Community Foundation and many others. He has a natural ability to capture telling moments at any event.


Craig became a commercially licensed drone pilot in 2017. He is FAA certified and insured and regularly flies for editorial and commercial photo and video projects. The ability to get a birds-eye view perspective without the expense and hassle of a helicopter has made a huge impact on visual presentations. Let Craig's expert flying and visual artistry make the most of it for you.





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