Dave Curtin
Photographer’s Bio

I love light. Whether it’s the golden glow of sunset, or the gentle first light of dawn, it’s the essence of what makes a beautiful photograph.  I believe it is the photographer’s job to study and harness that light, and use it to make subjects come to life.  I often find myself captivated by how light strikes a particular object, and how it evokes different moods or even enhances the textures within a scene.

My passion for photography first surfaced when I was very young…  My father, an amateur photographer, spent the better part of one stormy weekend trying to capture a lightning strike behind an electrical transmission tower.  He successfully produced a shot that to this day remains seared in my memory.  The resulting image allowed me to understand the power of photography, and appreciate the patience and skill required to bring one’s photographic vision to life.

It actually took me some time before I decided to become a serious photographer…  I had another passion growing up, technology, which took center stage as I pursued a career as a computer programmer.  Little did I know that a digital photography revolution would merge my two passions together, and turn me into the photographer that I am today.  Not only do I love spending time behind the camera, but I also love to spend time in the digital darkroom…  That’s where I now turn my images into personal works of art.

Today my subjects are wide ranging…  My first love will always be landscapes, and photographing the beauty that surrounds us.  I also find the world of macro equally engaging, as I enjoy trying to capture a world that often goes undetected.

I’ve had my work showcased in many places, including: Books, magazines, travel guides, weather apps, library exhibits, business publications, and various organizations. I also served as the President of Long Island's Nassau County Camera Club, where I enjoyed sharing my knowledge of photography with the club’s members. I’m a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography’s Professional Photography and Digital Photography programs, and have served as a guest judge for the Long Island Photo Gallery and Photographic Federation of Long Island (PFLI) in various competitions.

I hope you enjoy my work, and I’d love to answer any inquiries you may have.  Please feel free to contact me using the button below.  I certainly look forward to hearing from you!
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