It all started from a really young age. I can’t remember exactly how old I was when I held my first camera. It must have been around the age of 8 or 9. It was an SLR camera which was given as a gift to my father from his brother. That was my first contact with any camera, I think. After that there were various occasions that I got to hold a camera in my hands and I liked the idea that I could freeze the image I was seeing with my eyes. However, photography wasn’t -at the time- something that I wanted to do as a profession. It was just a nice hobby. Things changed dramatically later on though…
My name is Anthony David I was born and raised in Greece and I am a professional photographer for the past 11+ years. As I mentioned before, I wasn’t thinking of pursuing photography to a professional level, I wanted to be a biologist at some point but that didn’t last too. Then I wanted to be an interpreter, mainly because I studied translation-interpretation so my late mother wanted me to have a job that I was good at and it also paid good. Deep inside me though, it didn’t feel like the profession I’d like to do.
In 2007 I bought my first DSLR camera. It was a canon EOS 400D. Again, I didn’t buy it because I was thinking of doing it professionally. I just loved to shoot photos and now with a new DSLR and 2 lenses I could experiment a lot and learn things. So, it started. I began shooting portraits, various events, landscapes, street photos and random photos at home. After a couple of years, I was already making money with my shots without even realizing it. So, I started studying more, I was experimenting every day with different light setups, different subjects and locations, I was also testing new equipment whenever I had the chance and this led to where I am today.
Currently, I deal mostly with portraits, gaming events, commercial photography, artistic nude and various other kinds of photography that I do for personal satisfaction not for money. I also took the whole deal a step further. For the past 5 years or so I am teaching photography to people who want to learn how to make good photos and I have created a training method called “Photo Coaching™” which is way more effective than the typical training methods because it’s more like “learn through practice” combined with thorough and detailed photo critique. This helps the students understand better and faster everything that I teach them.
Photography is a profession that never ends. You always learn something new. Everyone is a student when it comes to this -or any other- art. The thing that differentiates a “teacher” from a “student” is the amount of experience. Essentially, we are all students of photography. You can find my work at my official website at: www.anthonydavidphoto.com