David Muse is a freelance photography, teacher, and writer. His photo assignments and travels have taken him throughout the Baltimore/Washington DC metropolitan area, the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s mountains, the Mid-Atlantic Region, the American Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, and Western Europe.

Each year David leads a number of popular photo safaris, photo weekends, and hands-on workshops in and around Baltimore and across the Mid-Atlantic region. He shows people where to find great images and how to capture them. David has taught nature and outdoor photography through Irvine Nature Center (www.explorenature.org) near Baltimore. His students say he is an informed and patient instructor whose enthusiasm for photography is contagious.

In addition to the training he provides through his company Baltimore Photo Safari, David is an instructor for Photographers Alliance Workshops, an exciting photography workshop cooperative (http://paworkshops.net) and for Washington Photo Safari, the DC area's leading provider of hands-on photography training field trips (www.washingtonphotosafari.com).

David is an avid writer whose byline has appeared on a number of print and online articles. Next spring his first book, Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis, and the Chesapeake Bay (Countryman Press), appears in bookstores nationwide. His second book, tentatively titled DC Memory Book, comes out early next summer. As the publication dates near, check his blog and Facebook page for details.

David and his wife live in one of the historic neighborhoods surrounding Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. From their rooftop they enjoy a wonderful view of Baltimore’s iconic Domino Sugar sign. Catsby, their cat, graciously allows them to live with her. When he is not photographing, David enjoys reading, walking, hiking, seeking out new restaurants, and watching his granddaughter. A second grandchild is due next year.