D.J. "Dave" Calkins

Photographic Artist

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website.  I am a freelance photographer with a passion for conveying the world through an artistic perspective.  My ultimate goal is to create visual impressions, which resonate with audiences; depicting the world's seldom noticed beauty through thought-provoking imagery, as well as an artist's eye.


As an "artistic photographer", I create art through the medium of photography, rather than painting.  I utilize a variety of in-camera and post-processing techniques including, but not limited to: intentional camera movement (ICM), de-focusing, distortion, unique angles, blur, focus softening, multiple exposures and brush strokes to accentuate the elements of:  lines, light, colors, shapes and textures. 


Artistic photography provides his audiences with a unique, one-of-a-kind perspective of our natural world displayed as fine art.  Artistic photography is solidly based on the words of the great American photographer, Ansel Adams, "You don't take a photograph, you make it."