David Work Mushroom Photography : Photo Keywords : david  : Welcome to David Work Mushroom Photography ************************************************************************************* Enjoy the photos. I welcome your input. Leave me your comments in the individual galleries or email me at <A href="mailto:davidw@hvc.rr.com">davidw@hvc.rr.com A little background info: In November of 2002, my wife, Gina, gave me a fabulous digital camera for my birthday. It is since then that I've begun to pay attention more to the composition and technique in photography. I am a beginner. One of the most wonderful aspects of using a digital camera, to me, is the ability to view images instantaneously in order to make adjustments. When I used to depend on film cameras, and had to make sure I used up the film before sending it in for processing, I would sometimes take months or years to see my images. The immediacy of the digital format makes it much more likely for me to actually take pictures at all. The fact that i can process them and share them through the computer closes the deal. I spend as much time in the woods as my work and family schedule allows. Throughout my life I have always absorbed spiritual energy from water, trees and the beauty of organic shapes. In the last few years I've developed a fascination with mycology (study of mushrooms) stemming from my lifelong activities in foraging wild edibles. Mushrooms, I find, make wonderful subjects for photographs. They stay still, they come in an enormous variety of sizes shapes and colors and some of them taste really really good. At times they appear extraterrestrial. My intense interest in mushrooms brought me quickly into the world of macro photography. Frequently the camera actually allows me to see details which i normally wouldn't be able to see with the naked eye. All of the photographs of fungi in this gallery were taken with my Sony DSC-707 with the standard included Zeiss lens. Currently I have no add-on macro lens. I've been pretty pleased with the macro range of this camera. Since 2003 My photos have won more than 20 awards from the <A href="http://www.namyco.org/">North American Mycological Association</A>'s Photo Contest, as well as significant acclaim from individuals and organizations both domestically and abroad. On a more biographical note, I grew up in the apple orchards of Harvard, Massachusetts and the woods of Vermont, mainly, with some time in The San Francisco Bay Area, Ohio, Virginia and Europe. I sat undergraduate studies in Music Composition at Oberlin and hold a degree in Culinary Arts from New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. I live with my wife, son and daughter in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, where I work as a Chef and Professional Voice Talent. I am also president of the <A href="http://www.mushroomthejournal.com/mhma/">Mid Hudson Mycological Association</A> . If you would like info on the <A href="http://www.mushroomthejournal.com/mhma/">Mid Hudson Mycological Association</A> or would like a membership application, please email me at the address below or click on the link to go to the site where there is a membership form available as a downloadable PDF file. ******************************************************************************* I've been very satisfied with the service that SMUGMUG has provided in enabling this gallery system. It really is a tremendous value. If you are a photographer of any level interested in exploring SMUGMUG's service, I highly recommend that you <A href="http://www.smugmug.com/">check it out and sign up here</A>. They'll give you the first 7 days for free to try it out. If you enter my coupon code Sr3sfiCADwGPg in the "referrer" box when you sign up, it will save you $5 on the service and I will receive credit on my account, too! Very high quality prints of these images from EZPrints are available for sale off of each gallery of this website. Due to extremely high traffic on my site recently, I've had to upgrade my service to a much higher level. The sales of prints would enable me to continue posting these images to the web. ************************************************************************************* Legal Stuff: All of the images on this website are the property of David Work and may be used only with my permission. Please also note that the images of fungi and the associated captions are not intended as identification sources. I identify my source material to the best of my ability which may or may not be accurate. Be sure that you have 100% accuracy in identification before ingesting wild mushrooms.
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Welcome! You have found David Work Mushroom Photography, your source for downloadable, printed or liscensed mushroom images as well as a place to just come and browse around and celebrate the beauty of fungi!

If you are looking for a particular Genus, Species, Common Name, Attribute (color, scaly, slimy, edible, poisonous, deadly, medicinal, etc) just enter a keyword below and the website will search my galleries for photos with that keyword.

If you are interested in individually or commercially licensing an image, you can do so through the shopping cart, or,if you wish to contact me directly regarding the images on this site, for photography, species-gathering, foraging or culinary services, please email me at chefdavidwork@gmail.com and I will respond promptly.

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Please note that the images of fungi in this website are not intended for identification purposes. I have identified the fungi portrayed to the best of my current ability, which may or may not be entirely accurate. If you intend to eat wild mushrooms you should obtain a 100% positive identification before doing so, which usually cannot be made solely from a photo.

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