About us

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 previous 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 is also an instructor at the Gulf Photo Plus training events in Dubai and runs his popular Art of Black and White Photography online course on chromasia and on Udemy.

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 five children.

His photoblog 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 authored four books for the ILEX Press: Baby Photography Now (2007); Practical HDR: The Complete Guide to Creating High Dynamic Range Images with Your Digital SLR (2009 & 2012); Extreme Exposure: Advanced Techniques for Creative Digital Photography (2010); and Mastering Exposure (2014). These titles are also available for digital download here.

He also authored two ebooks for the Digital Photography School: The Essential Guide to Black and White Photography and Ten Recipes for Amazing Black and White Photography. You can purchase both here.


David is also a Fujifilm X-Photographer, a brand ambassador for their X-Series cameras and lenses.

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.

David and Libby are both founding partners and instructors for the Redeye Academy.

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Libby Nightingale is an Associate Member of the Royal Photographic Society and has a BA (hons) Photography (1st class). She is responsible for the running of Chromasia, for which she won the Business Start-up category of the 2009 North West Women in Business Awards, and was a finalist in the Outstanding Women in Business category of the 2008 ABF Tiger Awards. Libby is a speaker at business development and networking events, including keynote presentations at the Women's Digital Village in Sheffield, the Prowess Conference in Blackpool, and WorcNet (Women working in Yorkshire), Creative Lancashire, BBC radio, and WBNL.

Libby is responsible for the smooth running of our events – such as the Venice Carnival, and is the person to contact if you have any suggestions or questions about events or training.

Her personal photographic practise is continuing body of work that challenges both contemporary and historical constructs of childhood, and the way children, particularly girls, are portrayed in art. She also explores what childhood means today. She has exhibited in Manchester and London and featured in several publications.


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Contact Us

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.