David Gardner: Capturing Wild Pembrokeshire
David Gardner has a background in the environmental and conservation fields, having been, inter alia, a salmon and trout farm manager, fisheries and conservation manager with the National Rivers Authority, and chairman of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. He is also a dealer in art and antiques – which must go some way to explaining what a great eye he has for creating beautiful images of the world around us.
The amazing images of wildlife David creates are even more spectacular considering he has no formal qualifications in photography, but has instead honed his skills from books, DVDs and experimentation.
Living in Pembrokeshire as he does, he has a wealth of subjects in the natural world to keep him busy, and he can often be found exploring the lanes and coastline of this beautiful county with his Canon SLRs and range of Canon and Tamron lenses in hand.
David is not only interested in portraying the abundance of wildlife and the stunning scenery locally. He tells us that he also enjoys human and farming subjects, and he loves to travel to photograph whenever he can.
A perfectionist, he tries never to settle for “good enough”, saying of his work: “Not only do I aim to create work in which I can take pride and have a sense of achievement, but I want it to move and influence others to love and protect our endangered wildlife and wild places.”
David has a website and a blog on Facebook which are well worth a visit and is always looking for new projects to challenge himself. He has a range of items for sale, including prints, calendars, cushions and cards. We are delighted that David will soon be writing regularly for Pembrokeshire.Online and we are looking forward to more of these gorgeous images. Please note that all the images displayed here are protected by copyright and we have David’s kind permission to use them. He can supply high-quality prints of these and other images to order, and he is happy to accept commissions if you have special subjects in mind.
Contact him at David4Rugs@aol.com
Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Piscesenvironmentalservices/