Dave Allen is a nature and landscape photographer as well as a respected photography instructor who is based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. His portfolio features a wide range of photography including landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Smoky Mountains National Park, waterfalls, wildlife, Blue Ridge Parkway photography, flora and fauna and other related outdoor and nature themes.
Dave is an expert in his field and is well known for his photographic images depicting the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Southern Appalachian Mountains. As an internationally published landscape photographer, Dave's photographs have been featured around the world both online and in print by many of the most respected publications in the photography industry such as Outdoor Photographer Magazine, National Geographic, Backpacker Magazine, Shutterbug, Digital Photo Pro, and many others. His work has also been featured on television programming including Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel.
Dave is also recognized as an accomplished architectural photographer in the Asheville area of Western North Carolina, shooting commercial photography on a limited basis throughout Western North Carolina. He is frequently involved in other aspects of commercial photography as well, including various stock and advertising photography projects when time permits.
"I have always been inspired by the imagery around me, and after moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina in 1999 I was moved by the stunning beauty that surrounded me. My desire to capture these amazing locations eventually led me to pick up a camera in an effort to preserve not only the picturesque landscapes around me, but the fleeting and often times enchanting conditions that these landscapes endure.
When I plan my outdoor photo shoots, I am always looking for that special something that you don't see everyday, that perfect moment when something amazing happens. To be able to capture these magic moments is what I believe is the true essence of landscape photography.
My greatest hope is that with enough hard work I may be able to bring something beautiful into people's lives."
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