David Chapman Wildlife Photography

     Specialising in landscapes of Cornwall and wildlife of the UK

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David has started to write a photographic series of articles in Cornwall Life.  The first, focussing on composition, was featured in the May issue.  Forthcoming features include how to photograph butterflies, sunsets, storms and some special techniques.

David's landscape photography weekend at Land's End in February 2016 went very well so he has planned two further weekends: November 2016 is already full so the next one with spaces available is 24th to 26th of February 2017.  This is likely to book up quite quickly so please don't delay if you want to attend.   During the weekend there will be visits to at least four locations as well as tuition in various aspects of photography. For further details click here. 

David is giving a talk to the Penwith Photographic Group on 4th of February 2016.  All are welcome.  He will be reviewing his photography projects from 2015.  Details: starts at 7.30pm at Murley Hall, Ludgvan, for more see:   http://theppg.org.uk/

In May 2015 David was one of four lecturers at Falmouth University who was nominated by students for the award in 'Innovative Teaching'; he is described as "an absolutely inspirational lecturer....he brings a joyful and bright impact....his teaching on photography and wildlife has been absolutely fascinating.  He brings both humour and laughter into classes...he's always been there for us and has given us the greatest teaching of photography by far."

Comments from the participants in David's landscape photography weekend included: "I'm going home inspired to work harder and experiment more"; "Thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend"; "Really enjoyable course, would definitely do it again"; "I really cannot praise David highly enough for his attention to detail.  His evident planning and preparation enabled us all to benefit hugely from his extensive knowledge". 

David photographed the partial eclipse on 20th March, here is a triplet of photos taken during the event to the maximum eclipse in Cornwall.

David has again been notified that he is in the top 500 best-selling photographers in Alamy, the on-line stock image library which holds about 50 million images.  As well as being one of the top 500 sellers on Alamy David has also be notified that he is in the top 10% of photographers in terms of the sales rate once an image has been viewed by a customer, a measure which Alamy calls its 'Click Through Rate' (CTR).

David's photos appear in several calendars in Cornwall for 2015: these include Trebah, Cornwall Hospice Care and Land's End.  The 2016 range is now in production.

Check out Outdoor Photography, March 2015 edition to see a lovely photo of David's taken in the Cairngorms a couple of years ago.

In Cornwall Today, March edition David has his usual spread of articles including a double page spread of The Old Lifeboat House at Bude, by Night and a shot of a female adder.  The five page spread on his Scilly nature diary is packed with photos taken on his trip there last September.

Meanwhile in the Caravan Club magazine he has his regular double page spread, this month is an article about goldeneyes.