David Chapman

Job title
Associate Lecturer
Email
david.chapman@falmouth.ac.uk

My degree is in mathematics and my first career was as a mathematics teacher. After about 13 years I left teaching to follow a second career as a wildlife and landscape photographer. 

My work now involves writing for magazines (both local and national), writing books and selling images through a variety of avenues including calendars, cards, magazines, books and agencies. Photographic commissions have included The Cornwall Gardens Project; Trebah Garden; Land's End; wildlife photography for various magazines and others.

In 2009 I started as a part-time lecturer on the Marine & Natural History Photography degree course. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of conservation and photography with students. Since I have been writing about conservation and nature for 15 years I feel well-placed to help students learn about the natural history around them.

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
1986
BSc (Hons)
Sheffield University
1987
PGCE
Sheffield University

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2001

Outdoor Writer's and Photographer's Guild award for photography

2001

Outdoor Writer's and Photographer's Guild award for writing

2004

Outdoor Writer's and Photographer's Guild award for photography

2004

Outdoor Writer's and Photographer's Guild award for writing

2011

Winner of 'Wildlife in the Garden' section of the International Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Membership of external committees

Secretary of Cornwall Wildlife Trust Photographic Group

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

My special areas of interest are the natural history, photography and local conservation in Cornwall. I have written 12 books about Cornwall specifically about its natural history, conservation and photography (sites and techniques). I have written articles about conservation, natural history and photography within the county for more than 15 years. 

Books which I have written and provided all photography for: Wild about Cornwall; Penwith Moods; Photographing Cornwall; Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; Wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; Exploring the Cornish Coast; Walking on the Lizard; Walking in Penwith; Inspirational Islands: the Isles of Scilly; St Ives and St Ives Bay; A Cornish Year. I have also provided all photography for Iconic Cornwall.

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Photography

Courses taught

Marine & Natural History Photography Degree

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Cornwall Wildlife Trust, ex trustee of 9 years experience and current volunteer
Cornwall Hospice Care, charity worker