About: Bio

Born, raised and continuing to reside in southeastern Pennsylvania has given David Heilman a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the Commonwealth. With camera in hand, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States, always curious to see what is around the next bend.

Primarily self-taught, David has studied the works of some of the great American outdoor photographers such as Eliot Porter, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe, Carr Clifton, Rob Sheppard and Ed Heaton to name just a few. With these talented artists as his benchmark, David holds a high standard for his own work.

“I am always interested in learning from other photographers, whether or not they shoot in the same style or even the same subject matter as I do. And not only from a creative or technical aspect, but also to learn their stories. I have found that the story behind the photo can be as fascinating as the image itself.”

Throughout his 25 year journey to perfecting his craft, David has an affinity with nature that shines through in his photography. He looks and sees with a true artist’s eye.

“I think that people will too often look and not really see. And if I can see for them, to show them what fascinates me about a single leaf floating in a creek, or the morning light highlighting a stand of trees or the seemingly random pattern in a pile of rocks…then I have shared that single experience, that split second in time with them. And if I can give them the opportunity to enjoy that one moment, then I have accomplished what I set out to do.”

David lives in Pennsylvania surrounded by farmland and hardwood forests. He is still looking. Still seeing. Still enjoying all the natural beauty our world has to offer.

  1. November 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I have been on your blog for some time now and I must say that I am very happy I found it. Well done.

    • December 23, 2011 at 9:04 am

      Thank you Jerry, I apologize for the long response time…I just found your comment. WordPress blip I guess. I have been snooping around your site too and I am quite impressed. I like your vision!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Kristina
    December 15, 2011 at 9:30 am
    • December 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

      Oh my gosh I just found this…thanks Kristina!!!

  3. December 23, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Hi David 🙂

    Thankyou for your photography inspirations :


    • December 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

      I am glad I have been able to inspire you as I have been inspired by all of you fellow bloggers.

  4. December 26, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Dear David, you are one of my beautiful blogger friends. A candle Lighter in my world. Thank you for being YOU and for being there. Blessing and Happiness, with my love, nia

  5. January 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Thank You Nia, you are one of my blogger friends whom I always look forward to traveling with and learning about your homeland!

  6. January 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for subscribing to my “punny” photoblog, David. I hope to bring you a laugh (or at least a groan) every weekday in 2012.


    • February 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

      Why sure John, we kind of look at things the same way!

  7. January 31, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I love your blog. There is so much information in it, and the photographs are amazing. They inspire me so much. I’m awarding you The One Lovely Blog award. Enjoy.

    • February 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Thanks Kate! I am glad to be able to inspire you. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the award!

  8. February 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    You are one of my nominated bloggers for the ABC Award, dear David . Thanks and Love, nia

    • February 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Wow Nia !!! Another nomination for an award! Well thank you so much…it is truly humbling. I have made so many great friends in this blogging world. More than I ever could have imagined.

  9. April 9, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Hiya! You have been nominated by me for the Sunshine Award. No obligations, just letting you know 🙂

    • April 9, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Thanks Teri, I am honored. I feel the same way about this whole blogging adventure. I had no idea how many super folks I would meet. It is truly humbling!

  10. May 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Mr. David, I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award.

    • May 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Well thank you Cornell, I am humbled, indeed.

  11. November 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    David, I nominated you at SwittersB for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If time or inclinations allow please pass it on. If not, just know your work is always inspiring and beautiful.


    • November 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Gee thanks for the kudos and nomination Gary. It is very appreciated and humbling. I gain inspiration from ALL the fellow bloggers in this virtual world. You have inspired me to hit the streams with fly rod and camera in hand again. Thank you for that.

  12. June 27, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    David, I’ve just gone out to your website, via your book image in your sidebar, and just want to let you know that I think it’s beautifully done. The book looks gorgeous too, but sadly isn’t something I can add to our carload of possessions as we continue our slow travels. However, I do hope it sells well for you both.

    • June 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Hi Mufidah! It sure looks like you guys are having a blast traveling. I enjoy reading about your adventures. Thank you for the kind words regarding our book.

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