Thursday, May 27, 2010

Field of Dreams

I'm a dad! On May 15th my wife gave birth to a beautiful little girl, we named her Arielle River West. I look forward to the challenges of being a father and learning from her as much as she learns from me. There is nothing to compare with the feeling of becoming a father for the first time.

Needless to say, spring has been beautiful here in Zion. There has been some marvelous blooms, and the river is still running high with snow-melt. If you get a chance to visit Zion, stop by and see whats new around the gallery.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Upcoming Zion Workshops Dates

I wanted to post and let everyone know some dates of upcoming photography workshops I have planned in Zion Park.

The dates are May 29th, June 19th, and July 3rd. I only take 5 people out at a time. We meet at the gallery usually 45 minutes before sunrise so we can go over some basics, check photography gear, and then I take you into the park where we get in a great position for sunrise.

Any skill level can participate and any makes and types of cameras. I have some people who have the latest and greatest camera gear, and some who have a point and shoot - both types of photographers can benefit.

This is a 3 hour photography workshop, I charge $162 per person.

Please contact the gallery by email ( or phone (435-772-3510) to reserve a space in one of my workshops.

Kindest, David

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Africa: Focusing beyond the landscape

Over the next couple months I will be posting pictures that are a little different than what you know me for, images of people. I lived in Zambia, Africa for six months as a volunteer, while there I was moved by not only the landscape but also the people.

I volunteered in many different projects while in Africa, but my favorite project was starting a peanut butter business with the youth clubs in Zambia. We were able to finance our business with a micro loan. We then harvested the peanuts, manually pounded with mortar and pestles, and distributed the peanut butter to the nearby towns. We were able to double our investment, payback the loan, and create a successful money making business.