Leland Bryant received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. He worked for several years in sales at Penn Camera in Washington, D.C., during which time he began teaching photography and has served as an instructor for more than 25 years.
Bryant has taught at numerous institutions, including McGraw-Hill Continuing Education, Prince Georges Community College, Ann Arundel Community College, and the Smithsonian. He was a columnist for three years at Havelin Communications and wrote the Technical Jargon column for The Shooter’s Rag, covering topics such as lighting, color balance, filtration, film types, shooting techniques, and optics. Since 1991, he served as photographer and lab manager to Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington D.C. He retired in 2008 to devote more time to teaching and making art.