Photographs by David J Segelstein
My photography centers around nature - primarily landscapes, seascapes, and animals. However, I have explored other areas as well - street photography, abstract, sill life, macro, motion, architectural scenes, and astrophotography.
I have been photographing for nearly 50 years. I remember my first photograph - it was taken at the zoo (a giraffe) with a cheap Polaroid camera. Since then I have used several film cameras, including my father's Leica IIIf, a Nikkormat FTN, and a Nikon F4. Since moving to digital, I've used a Nikon D70, D2XS, and finally a Nikon D800E. I experimented with a micro-four-thirds camera (an Olympus OMD EM-5), but found its ergonomics difficult. I do now occasionally use a Fujifilm XE2, which reminds me of the Leica IIIf.
I like to be thoughtful about my photography, sometimes taking up projects to address some of my weaknesses (for example, I took on a street photography project to overcome my reluctance to confront others with my camera). I'm always trying to grow in my creativity, and I'm interested in exploring new approaches, new subjects, and new techniques. My main photo editing application had been Apple Aperture for many years, but with Apple abandoning support, I've moved to using Lightroom. I dislike significant photo manipulation, but I occasionally use Nik software plug-ins for various effects.
I hope you enjoy my photographs. Please contact me (email@example.com) if you have any comments or questions.