Based in Jasper, Georgia
Out of Chicago Instructor
Tamron Image Master
Bear Woods Photography is the photography of David Akoubian. David resides in the mountains of North Georgia with his wife Evelyn in an area they have named Bear Woods. David has been a photographer since 1972, when his father presented him with his first camera, but his career in photography started in 1992. David learned his craft originally as a painter and from his father, who shared his love of nature and photography. Early in his career, he traveled with, learned from, and taught beside some of the masters of nature photography, including John Shaw, Art Wolfe, Galen Rowell, Bryan Peterson, Pat O'Hara, and Rod Planck. David has taught photography since 1994 in the classroom and leading workshops around the United States. David presents and leads workshops at many of the country’s top photographic conferences, such as the Photographic Society of America Annual Conference, as well as many camera clubs across the United States.
David's clients include, but are not limited to, Coca-Cola, PNC Bank, Tamron, Sirui, the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia, Lensbaby, The Nature Conservancy, Scholastic Books, and Gibbs Gardens. His photographs and articles have appeared in publications such as Nature Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, Birder's World, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker Magazine, and many local publications. His work has appeared in several feature books, calendars, as well as in instructional guides. David is a Tamron Image Master, Kase Filter Ambassador, and a f-stop Gear Ambassador.