In 2003, while working as a full-time academic, David created a photoblog. As its popularity grew, so did the questions: particularly about how he processed his images, how he achieved a particular effect, and so on. Chromasia Training Limited, established in 2007, is David's answer to those questions.
David Nightingale, an internationally acclaimed, award winning photographer and instructor, is the Creative Director of Chromasia Training Limited – a photographic and post-production training company, specialising in online photography and Photoshop training, one-to-one tuition, and the delivery of high-quality workshops around the world.
His clients include the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Dubai International Financial Centre, the Arts Council in England, the Van Volxem winery in Germany, Sony UK, and Sony Middle East and Africa.
He lives in both Blackpool, a seaside town in the North West of England, and Veliko Tarnovo in central Bulgaria, with his wife Libby and seven children.
His photoblog – currently ranked as the 16th most influential UK blog – has received numerous nominations and awards including Winner of the Most Popular Photoblog category in the 2008 Photoblog Awards and Best European Photoblog in the 2007 Photoblog Awards. The most recent images from his blog are reproduced to the right (click any of the thumbnails to see a larger version).
David has also authored three books: Baby Photography Now (2007), published by ILEX Press in the UK and Lark Books in the US; Practical HDR: The Complete Guide to Creating High Dynamic Range Images with Your Digital SLR (2009), published by ILEX Press in the UK and Focal Press in the US; and Extreme Exposure: Advanced Techniques for Creative Digital Photography (2010), published by ILEX Press in the UK and Amphoto Books in the US.
Recent appearances elsewhere include his Dramatic Post-Production workshop for Creative Live in Seattle, an interview with Flush the Fashion, a guest blog post on Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider, and an interview with Michael Zang on petapixel.com.
He is also a regular contributor at 500px.com, where he posts a variety of his favourite images (see right).
David believes in the intelligent application of photo enhancing techniques and brings to his students, not only the technical skills to create stunning images, but also the discerning eye and critical judgement of what is needed to improve an image.
Winner of the Business Start-up category of the 2009 North West Women in Business Awards, and finalist in the Outstanding Women in Business category of the 2008 ABF Tiger Awards, Libby has the mixed blessing of living with a 24/7 photographer. She is a full-time mum to 7 children as well as being co-director of Chromasia Training Limited. Her background is in management and psychology, and she is responsible for the day to day running of Chromasia.
Libby is regularly invited to speak at business development and networking events as an online business expert. Her recent appearances include keynote presentations at the Women's Digital Village in Sheffield, the Prowess Conference in Blackpool, and WorcNet (Women working in Yorkshire).
If you have any questions about any of the information on our training pages, or there's anything else you would like to ask, please contact David or Libby for further details.