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Thank you for your interest in my photography, and in all of my various creative endeavors. If you have any questions about my work, or about my various activities, please drop me a note on david (at) davidsimchock (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you, and to entertaining you!


WNC Photography & Graphics Expo 2018 - Concert Photography Speaking Engagement

April 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Just a quick post this week to announce that I'll be part of a very exciting event coming up in Western North Carolina in early May. I have been invited to join a long list of established professionals to deliver a "Concert Photography" presentation. In the 60-minutes that I have allotted, I'll cover: My experience as a professional music photogra...
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It's not a numbers game: Shooting with "Intent".

April 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
How many times have you heard someone say, “If I take enough pictures, one of them is bound to be a good one!” A gazillion times? More than that? I understand where folks are coming from when they say this, but it isn’t exactly the best way to approach photography if you are truly passionate about the craft, or you at least want to get the mo...
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Waterfall Photography: How do you do that?

April 02, 2018  •  2 Comments
Have you ever seen photos of waterfalls and wondered, “How do they make the water look so smooth?” Well, that soft “cotton” look to the flowing water isn’t all that difficult to achieve, but you do need to understand the basic exposure controls of your camera (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), and possess a few important, if not essential, accessor...
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Got blooms? 17 Tips on How to Photograph Flowers

March 26, 2018  •  4 Comments
Spring has arrived and it won't be long before April showers bring May flowers. Or, April flowers. Or, late March flowers, for that matter, depending on which part of the world you live in. Here in Western North Carolina, we will soon be treated to the annual "Biltmore Blooms" spectacle at the Biltmore Estate when upwards of 90,000 tulips will blos...
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Happy birthday to DSP! Looking back at a dream-like start...

March 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It's hard to believe that 15 years ago this month I officially set out on a professional and creative journey that I could have never imagined where it would lead me to today. Fifteen years ago, Vagabond Vistas Photography was born (later to be re-branded as David Simchock Photography). Fifteen years. That is longer than my previous professional ca...
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What about those ducklings?

March 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Without a doubt, one of the most popular and eye-catching photos that I've ever taken is my "Ducklings" image (below). For over 15 years now, I have been answering the following questions about the photo: 1. Where was the photo taken? 2. Did you place the white duckling in the basket? 3. Did you "Photoshop" the one duckling to make it whit...
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The new David Simchock Photography website has finally arrived!

February 01, 2018  •  2 Comments
It's been a long, long time coming, but I finally found time to put together an all-new DSP website, and I'm vey excited about launching it to the world! Ladies and gentlemen, friends and family, clients and fans, I present to you the all-new David Simchock Photography website... As I approach my 15th anniversary in the pro...
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