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David Akoubian

Nature Photography


David has been a photographer since 1972 when his father presented him with his first camera, but his career in photography started in 1992. David learned his craft originally as a painter and from his father who shares his love of nature and photography. Early in his career he traveled with, learned from and taught beside some of the masters of nature photography including John Shaw, Art Wolfe, Galen Rowell, Bryan Peterson, Pat O'Hara, and Rod Planck. David has been teaching photography since 1994 in the classroom and leading workshops around the United States. David presents at many camera clubs across, as well as leading workshops across the United States. David's clients include, but are not limited to, Coca Cola, PNC Bank, Tamron, Sirui, the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia, Lensbaby, The Nature Conservancy, Scholastic Books, and Gibbs Gardens. His photographs and articles have appeared in publications such as Nature Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, Birder's World, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker Magazine, Shutterbug and many local publications. His work has appeared in several feature books, calendars, as well as in instructional guides. David is a Tamron Image Master as well as being designated as a Sirui Professional.

Nature Photography

David will teach a comprehensive class on Nature Photography. Sessions will include: Setting up your camera for photographing nature, Macro Photography basics and techniques to maximize results; Wildlife photography in controlled situations and in the wild (including ideas and examples on setting up a bird studio to attract and photograph birds in your yard) and Landscape photography. We will also learn Composition, Post processing and Selling your work, after capture. This course will apply to serious hobbyist or as a professional. Each session will also include utilizing the gear you have and/or offering suggestions for those who want to add to the gear they have, what you want and what you need." For the macro classes I will bring subjects for students to practice on in the classroom as well as objects that the students bring themselves..