David Nightingale lives in both Blackpool, a seaside town in the North West of England, and Ganchovets, a village near to Veliko Tarnovo in central Bulgaria, with his wife Libby and seven children.
He was formerly a university lecturer, but is now the full-time Creative Director of Chromasia Limited - a fine arts and commercial photography company specialising in commercial and private commissions; image licensing; and print sales (www.chromasia.com).
He is also the director of Chromasia Training Limited – a photographic and post-production training company, specialising in online tutorials and one-to-one training (www.chromasia-training.com).
His blog, from which he developed both companies, has received numerous nominations and awards including Winner of the Most Popular Photoblog category in the 2008 Photoblog Awards and Best European Photoblog in the 2007 Photoblog Awards.
He has also authored three books: Baby Photography Now (2007), published by ILEX Press in the UK and Lark Books in the US; Practical HDR (2009), published by ILEX Press in the UK and Focal Press in the US; and Extreme Exposure, scheduled for publication in 2010.
David believes in the intelligent application of photo enhancing techniques and brings to his students, not only the technical skills to create stunning images, but also the discerning eye and critical judgement of what is needed to improve an image.