David is an accomplished public speaker and instructor and has been inspiring photographers for over 16 years. He  has been a featured speaker at photography and environmental events including the New England Camera Club Council Annual Conference, Connecticut Association of Photographers, New Jersey Audubon's Birding Festival, and the New York City Sierra Club.  


David teaches photography classes and leads photo tours for New Jersey Audubon's Digital Photography Workshop Series.  Classes are held from September through May at the Scherman-Hoffman WIldlife Sanctuary located in Bernardsville, NJ.


In addition to the programs listed here, David can create custom programs and in field workshops to meet your group's requirements.  One on one field and photo editing sessions are also available.   


Email: desrochers199@outlook.com                                                  Phone: 732-595-5163


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Painted Hills

“Artist Earth”


Since the early days of our art form, landscape photographers have been exploring our planet’s endless gallery of natural art and celebrating its beauty in photographic images. David will share his techniques for finding and capturing unique images of the endless natural art our planet has to offer. Subjects covered include equipment, planning, composition, capture and post processing.

“The Art of Flower Photography” 


Whether photographing flowers in your garden or in a mountain meadow, there are techniques every level of photographer can use to create a photo worth hanging on your wall. This program is designed to help you understand digital SLR camera settings and how to use them to manage light and sharpness. David will also cover the basics of composition and will share a few creative ideas that you can use to change an ordinary subject into a work of art.   Ask about David's hands on workshop.

Molly’s Cottage

“Composition in Photography” 


Most people take snapshots. Photographers create works of art. During this presentation, David will teach the elements of composition and show examples of how to use them to create compelling photographs. Subjects will include portraits, street & travel, architecture, and nature.

“Painting with Cameras”


“Imagination is the faculty or action of forming new ideas, images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.” During David’s program “Painting with Cameras,” he will discuss new ways to see and capture a variety of subjects by using techniques such as motion blur, multiple exposure, and lens zoom. Searching for and capturing subjects that are often overlooked or seldom seen will also be covered.

Trees of Scotland
Keel-billed Toucan

“Wild About Wildlife” 


David’s award winning wildlife photos have appeared in publications including National Geographic’s Birdwatchers Bible and the 2014 issue of the North American Nature Photography Association’s Currents Magazine. David will focus on techniques he uses in the field to photograph birds and animals. Subjects discussed will include light (natural and flash), composition, and moment. Ethics, animal/bird behavior and popular wildlife destinations will also be covered.

"Winter Solitude"


Landscape photography has become more popular than ever and enthusiasts are showing up at iconic photo spots in droves. Spring, Summer and Fall are popular times to travel so if you are looking for the solitude and silence that were once commonplace in nature, why not consider venturing out when everyone else is sitting by a warm fire. David will share  his photographs of  winter landscapes and will discuss preparation and safety issues unique to exploring and photographing in sub-zero weather. David will share tips on planning, equipment selection, composition, and techniques necessary for obtaining stunning landscape images.

Castle Mountain
Coastal Brown Bear Chasing Salmon

“The Bears of Silver Salmon Creek” 


Located in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Silver Salmon Creek offers exceptional opportunities to view and photograph coastal brown bears in their natural environment. This program will include a selection of stunning photos taken during David’s several visits to this magnificent wilderness area and will include topics such as travel, bear behavior, safety and tips for capturing great photos.

“The Photographer’s Guide to the Galápagos Islands” 


Visiting the Galapagos Islands is a trip of a lifetime, especially for a serious nature photographer. The wildlife has no fear of humans so the opportunities to capture the intimate behavior of birds, sea lions and lizards are endless. There are challenges photographing in the Galapagos so it’s important to be prepared with the right equipment and an understanding of what to expect. Subjects covered include travel tips, equipment, exposure, and composition.

Two Marine Iguanas, Galápagos Islands
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