About Me

My name is David, I began taking pictures when I was a teen. I remember using my dad's old Minolta X370 with split screen micro prism ring focus. I loved the challenge of getting my image focused, finding the right angle, and then getting the exposure just right. I attended Southwest Baptist University and earned a degree in Commercial Art with an emphasis in Photography with a goal to open a photography business. It has taken some time, but I am finally able to say that Shawley Photography is open for business! I specialize in senior, family, and sports photography. Contact me today to schedule a session!

Get to know me

Where did you learn to take pictures?

A lot of what I know about photography has come from practice and experience. That said, I do have a degree in commercial graphic design with an emphasis in photography. I spent a lot of time in the darkroom in college.

How/when did you get into photography?

I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember, but it was high school when I started getting more serious about taking pictures and learning the process of photography. I took a break from photography after college so I could get a job that had health insurance (we were getting ready to have a baby!) 15 years later, that baby started playing volleyball giving me an excuse to get back into taking photos.

What is your favorite thing to photograph?

I like taking all different kinds of pictures, but sports photography is my favorite.

Is photography your full-time job?

No! During the day I work as a quality control auditor for Veterans United Home Loans. Because photography is not my full-time job I book up pretty quick. If you are interested in booking a session contact me today!

What camera gear do you use?

I use Canon EOS R5 cameras and Canon L Series lenses. I also use ProGrade Digital memory cards, & Thinktank cases. I edit my photos in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Can you tell me what settings you use on your camera?

I can, but my settings may not work for what you are trying to accomplish. While I am not sure I am a very good teacher, I would be happy to share any knowledge/suggestions with you.

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