Gerald Ratto studied at the California School of Fine Arts' famed photography program founded by Ansel Adams in 1945. With a career of more than five decades as a commercial and fine art photographer his life has been defined through the lens of his camera. The breadth and scope of his skills cross many fields of photography. His commercial work has appeared in architectural and design magazines, books, and museums. And his fine art can be found in both private and corporate collections.