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David has lived in Edmonton, Alberta since 1952. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta in 1972. In January 2011, David obtained accreditation in the scenic category with the Professional Photographers of Canada.


Although David’s focus is landscape photography (classic pictorial and abstract), he is also exploring using photography as contemporary art in the context of documentary photography. His goal is to create innovative and thought-provoking images about the issues surrounding the physical and cultural use of land in protected and semi-protected areas. David has held several successful showings and self-published one book, Wainwrights’ Coast to Coast Trail. His prints can also be found in small galleries thought Edmonton.


In 2015 David started teaching landscape photography at the Burwell School of Photography and he continues to do so. He is also a sought-after image adjudicator and lecturer. 


David spends much of his time photographing in and around Edmonton, Jasper, Banff, and Northern Alberta. He is committed to Ethical Photography and strictly follows the principles of Leave No Trace.

March 6, 2022

Introductory Landscape Photography | June 18 & 19, 2022

University of Alberta Botanical Gardens

Historical Government Center

Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary

University of Alberta Campus (Include Lot 5)

Campus Saint-Jean

Summer in the Edmonton River Valley (Terwillegar Park)

Fall in the Edmonton River Valley (Rundle Park)

Mount Assiniboine | Sept 16–18, 2022

Jasper, Alberta

Mount Robson Provincial Park

David Thompson Country/Abraham Lake

Elk Island Park

Ukrainian Cultural Village

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