David is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and is a Field Contributor for Nature Photographer Magazine.  He is a popular speaker at  photography events and teaches photography for The New Jersey Audubon Society's digital photography workshop series.  In 2014, David was awarded the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs Citation, the highest individual honor bestowed by the Federation. His photographs have won several awards in local, regional and national competitions and have been published in books and magazines. 

Seeing nature through the lens of a camera has enhanced David's appreciation of the natural world and has inspired him to become an advocate for our environment.  As a member of Cranford’s Environmental Commission, he developed the group’s award winning web site 
www.mygreencranford.org which is designed to promote ideas for sustainable living.


Tools of the Trade:

David shoots with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D  Mark II digital bodies. His lenses include the Canon 100-400 MM and 500 MM telephotos, the Sigma 150-600 MM Contemporary, a 14 MM wide angle, 24-105 MM standard zoom,  and a 180 MM Macro.  

Camera supports include the Grand Induro Series
EP Carbon 8X, Model CT304 and a Manfrotto 055CXPro3 carbon fiber tripods.  A GHB2 Gimbal Head is used to support the 500 MM lens and the Really Right Stuff BH-55 Full Size Ball Head with the PCL-1 Panning Clamp is used for his landscape and macro work.   Both camera bodies utilize Kirk Photo L-Brackets. 

David travels with the Think Tank Airport International roller page and the MindShift Gear rotation180° Panorama 22L backpack.

David DesRochers is a long time resident of Cranford, New Jersey.  His passion for nature photography was sparked by a trip to Glacier National Park in the summer of 2000.  Since then, he and his wife Cathy have traveled the world to witness and photograph the wonders of nature.