Today we’d like to introduce you to David Swindler.
David Swindler is an award-winning landscape and wildlife photographer. He received a degree in chemical engineering and worked in the semiconductor industry specializing in optics and photolithography. Back in 2014 he quit his day job to follow his true passion. He has traveled to many locations around the world and has extensive experience photographing a wide variety of subjects and conditions. He finds great satisfaction in helping others learn photography, especially in the wild desert environment near his home in Kanab, UT. David is an expert in night photography and loves to get out and shoot the starry night skies. David has been leading guided photo tours for several years now. He is very familiar with many different types of cameras and how to capture the best photos. And most importantly, his clients are the top priority while out in the field.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
The reason I got into photography was so I could share amazing scenes from the natural world with others, whether that be landscapes, wildlife, macro, or night photography. Being able to share these singular moments in time is very fulfilling, especially with the stories these photographs can tell. I hope people will take away a renewed love for the natural world after viewing my photography, with a new vigor for helping to protect and preserve these treasures for future generations.
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
There is always a way to monetize your art – you just have to find the right outlet. For me, it was offering guided photography tours and workshops. Teaching others how to take these great photos themselves is something they are willing to pay for as opposed to buying my prints & photos.
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