person behind the camera

What began as an interesting pastime turned into a serious pursuit, many years ago, when I decided to embark on a journey to become a better photographer.

In 2002, a friend let me borrow his new Sony F-707 digital camera. I’d spend quite nights roaming the streets of downtown PHX photographing everything that seemed interesting. I moved on to capturing aircraft, events, critters in the desert and people. Through consistent use of the camera and shooting a myriad of subjects under different conditions, I began to understand how the camera and light work together to produce a decent photograph. Soon after, I began taking formal classes in photography and editing.

Years later, I continue to study and learn. I’m grateful for every opportunity to improve as a photographer. Dave

image on this page

Peaceful Rest Stop - Taken many years ago at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village in Sedona, this quiet space was discovered between two shops on the second level. It's one of my favorite images. (f/11, 1/60 sec, ISO 200, 24-70mm @ 58mm)

camera equipment

The following equipment was used to produce the images in this site:

• Sony F707 EVF (Carl Zeiss Lens) - has long been retired but was a good camera in the early days of digital photography

• Nikon D90 DSLR - another retired camera that took great photos

• Nikon D810 DSLR - currently used and takes awesome photos

• Lenses - Nikkor 28mm, 50mm and 85mm primes, a 16-35mm wide zoom and an old film 70-210mm zoom that still does a great job


Computers and peripherals used to create and maintain this website and the images within are recycled through a local company that provides IT equipment to schools in the community. The inkjet cartridges used to print images are recycled.

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