David is a professional nature photographer from the Asheville area of North Carolina. He was recently named as one of 42 Awesome Photographers by Photoshelter and his work can be seen in multiple books, tourist promotions and magazines around the world. His love for travel has led him to 49 of our states as well as 33 different countries. David strives to deliver imagery that tells a story, immersing the viewer into the scene, while maintaining a realism that is often missing in today’s photography.
David grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, but spent much of his time surrounded by nature on the hiking trails, lakes and streams of the North Carolina and Tennessee Mountains. Always eager to share his adventures from the most recent camping or hiking expedition, he took up photography as a hobby.
Around 2000, his corporate career changed direction to include international destinations where his true passion for travel and photography flourished. He found himself inspired by exposure to different cultures and a vast array of wilderness. Encouraged by some of the leading photographers or our time, David decided to leave the corporate world and pursue photography as a full-time career.
Today, David spends much of his time teaching others the art of photography while still finding time to chase the light and provide inspiring imagery. His photography tours and workshops focus on finding unique locations in the US and around the world. He loves to inspire others to improve their skills and to expand their comfort zones and hopes you will consider joining him on one of his adventures. You can learn more about his travels and tours at https://davidculpphotography.com/