About Us

My Bio

David Davies, M. Photog., Cr., CPPDavid Davies is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer who took up photography as a hobby while serving as an electronics technician in the US Navy. In his spare time while in the navy, Dave would spend hours in the photo hobby shop. Dave’s interests in both photography and computers have provided the perfect background for the recent emergence of digital imaging technology.

A large part of Dave’s navy service was spent repairing computers used to track submarines. After the navy Dave attended Shippensburg University majoring in the electrical engineering field. Courses such as physics, calculus, and FORTRAN programming kept him in touch with the computer field. After two years at SU Dave was offered a job at a local army depot and left school to return to the field of electronics. Eventually landing a job as a computer specialist enabled Dave to keep abreast of the state of the art developments in the computer field.

In 1989 Dave fulfilled one of his ambitions by opening a full time studio.  Davies Photography in Shippensburg, PA provided diverse services such as senior and family portraits, wedding and commercial photography, and digital imaging to a small community in central Pennsylvania.  

In 1990 Dave joined Professional Photographers of America and attained his Certified Professional Photographer status in 1993, in 1996 he earned his Master of Photography degree and earned his Craftsman degree in 1997. In 1999 the Photographic Exhibitions Committee approved Dave as an affiliate juror in the portrait category.  In 2000  Dave served as a print juror at the Professional Photographers of America international photographic exhibit.   Dave has been a member of Professional Photographers of America, Triangle Photographers Association, and Professional Photographers of Pennsylvania. He served on the board of directors for Triangle Photographers Association and Professional Photographers of Pennsylvania.  Dave served as President of Triangle Photographers Association in 1998.

Photographic awards earned include Pennsylvania Photographer of the Year 2000, 1999 Gallery Award in Electronic Imaging, PP of A Loan Collection prints in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2000, ASP Traveling Loan 1997, 2000, Mid East States Wedding Award and numerous other state and local awards.  Dave’s images have been chosen for display at Epcot as part of their annual gallery award display.

Dave has been teaching Photoshop Since 1993 with the introduction of version 2.5. His programs on Environmental Lighting, Desktop Publishing, Web Site Development and Design, Network Design and Management are also much sought after.    Schools that Dave has taught/co-taught include...

  • Triangle Institute
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional School
  • New England Institute of Professional Photography
  • Mid America Institute
  • The Texas School


For over thirty years, Dave has provided high quality images for a wide variety of clients. In this time he has photographed everything from intricate small products such as jewelry, to nationally known celebrities including:

  • Arnold Palmer
  • Casper Weinberger
  • Ted Koppel
  • James Loften
  • Mark Malone
  • Dexter Manley
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Little Big Town
  • Gloriana
  • Rebecca Minkoff



My gear

  • Today I use Canon cameras to create my images.  I have been using Canon since my first 35mm camera purchase back in 1977.  Canon has always provided excellent results and the dependability that is required at the professional level.  When you watch the NFL and see all those huge white lenses on the sidelines, those are Canons.  

    Does anyone remember film?  Before the digital age I did use Hasselblad equipment as my everyday camera.  The advantage of Hasselblad was that it is a medium format system, meaning the negative it produces is two and a quarter inches square.  Bigger negative, better quality. I even had a four by five view camera for commercial work.  Yep, even bigger negative, but a very cumbersome and slow camera to use.  I did do a few portraits with it and the results were stunning, but very difficult for every day use.  I always carry a back up camera but am glad to say that in over thirty years I have never needed to use it.

    • Canon 5D Mark III
    • Canon 5D
    • Canon 600EX-RT
    • Canon 16-35mm f2.8L
    • Canon 24mm f2.8
    • Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II
    • Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
    • Canon 300mm f2.8L
    • Canon 400mm f2.8L
    • Canon ST-E3-RT