About David Heilman Photography

My Background

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Born, raised and continuing to reside in southeastern Pennsylvania has given David Heilman a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the Commonwealth. Primarily self-taught, David has studied the works of some of the great American outdoor photographers such as Eliot Porter, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe, Carr Clifton and Ed Heaton to name just a few. With these talented artists as his benchmark, David holds a high standard for his own work. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, always curious to see what is around the next bend.

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Throughout his 35 year journey to perfecting his craft, David has an affinity with nature that shines through in his photography. He looks and sees with a true artist’s eye. David lives in a small home surrounded by hardwood forests and farmland. He is still looking. Still seeing. Still enjoying all the natural beauty our world has to offer.

Sharing Stories

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“I am always interested in learning from other photographers, whether or not they shoot in the same style or even the same subject matter as I do. And not only from a creative or technical aspect, but also to learn their stories. I have found that the story behind the photo can be as fascinating as the image itself. I think that people will too often look and not really see. And if I can see for them, to show them what fascinates me about a single leaf floating in a creek, or the morning light highlighting a stand of trees or the seemingly random pattern in a pile of rocks…then I have shared that single experience, that split second in time with them. And if I can give them the opportunity to enjoy that one moment, then I have accomplished what I set out to do.”

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