Dan Bruce, commonly referred as "Grasshopper" by Danielle Horn, was the first of his family to own a digital camera, although he is only in college. He has been shooting since he was about 5 years old, and he isn't planning on stopping anytime in the near future.
Dan enjoys portrait photography, but he can also be found taking photos of landmarks and buildings using an HDR technique or shooting on the slopes at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire—at least in the winter. He also was the photo editor for the 128th edition of Oak, Lily, and Ivy, Milford High School's yearbook.
Dan owns and runs his own website, www.danieldbruce.com, which has galleries of photography and graphic designing done by him. He also owns a sound production business, providing sound reinforcement, recording, and production for all types of events.
Aside from photography and sound production, Dan can be found behind a saxophone, guitar or drum kit or refreshing Patch to find the latest and greatest news.
In high school, Dan was involved with many enterprises, such as being a senior drum major in the Milford High School Marching Band, being a member of the Milford High School Jazz Ensemble and the Milford High School Big Band and being active in directing and producing public access TV shows for MCTV-8. He was also active in the Milford High School Theater Workshop, where he was involved with tech and pit orchestra.
In December, 2011, Dan got accepted, early decision, to the Class of 2016 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He is currently pursuing a degree in Information Technology and Web Science. In high school, he had kept himself busy with multiple projects, including the digitization of decades of Milford High School yearbooks, as well as leaving the high school to take a physics course at Worcester State University.
Dan lifeguarded at the Milford High School Pool in every season except summer, where he worked, and currently works, at the state-run Sen. P. Eugene Casey Memorial Pool. He also taught swimming lessons regularly at the former.
In the past, Dan was a springboard diver, in which he, during his freshman year, placed 5th in the league behind three people more experienced than he (and one who had the same experience). During his junior year, he stopped diving, took up indoor track, but had to stop that too, due to the time restraints. He had planned to return to diving during the swimming/diving season (winter) of his senior year, but ended up being on the team and swimming, rather than diving. His events included the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Freestyle, as well as being a member of the 200 and 400 Freestyle relay teams. At RPI, Dan plays on the MotherPuckers, a division 4 intramural hockey team, and multiple interfraternity athletic teams, including volleyball, basketball, soccer, and football. He is a brother of Zeta Psi.
Dan is very involved in municipal, state and national politics, and he considers himself a social-moderate and a fiscal-conservative.
Dan does not like piña coladas or long walks on the beach, although he enjoys photographing them. He does, however, like sunsets.