Dave Blessing grew up in LA with a photographer father, in his darkroom, and a painter/sculptor mother teaching me the wonders of being a creative artist. I’ve taken many workshops and classes over the years including one in Yosemite with Ansel Adams during my college years. My love for art comes from my love of experiencing cultural and natural diversity. It’s an amazing thing to try and capture that diversity on camera. I’ve had trips with kids all over the United States, and from Mexico to Canada and Alaska, from China all the way to Africa, and from Jamaica to Europe. Several of these trips have included service work to help the people of the region. My love of photography is reflected in my extensive portfolio of travel images captured both on film and in digital.