David H. Wellsby© Robert and Robbie BaileyWWW.BAILEYPHOTO.COM

David H. Wells is a freelance photographer/video maker using whatever technology he can to create visual narratives. He is based in Providence, Rhode Island, affiliated with Aurora Photos and is also a photo-educator. One editor described him as a “…specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in their creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video.”

His project on the pesticide poisoning of California farm workers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Over the years he has worked on assignment for such magazines as Fortune, Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, The Sunday New York Times, Time, etc. He also worked for corporations such as Consolidated Natural Gas and DuPont as well as for non-profits such as the Ford Foundation and the New Israel Fund. He has received two Fulbright fellowships, a grant from Nikon/N.P.P.A., a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation’s Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation.

His work has been in over fifty exhibitions and he has taught workshops at the International Center for Photography in NYC and at the Maine Media Workshops. He was featured in Photo District News as one of “The Best Workshop Instructors.”

Call Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231. Lots of people seem to hang up if our welcome recording comes on instead of a live voice, but we promise to return your message within a day or two if you leave one with your name and number.  It would be even better if you included your e mail address as well as the date and city of the class you are considering.  If leaving a voice mail message is not your thing, please email us at or

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  1. Kenzo Steel
    September 29, 2015

    “Today was the best workshop ever!!! The environment was pleasant and the models were friendly and engaging. I couldn’t have conceived a better was to spend a Sunday. Thanks Richard and all the staff!!!”

    -Kenzo Steel

  2. Sandrine Mab
    September 29, 2015

    “When is the next one ?
    Hi Richard ! It’s was really interesting but a pretty fast for me who am a big beginner! Many thanks! ”

    -Sandrine Mab

  3. Purcell
    September 29, 2015

    “This workshop was great. I hope in the near future that you make the winning prize a meet/training camp.”


  4. Stephen Carson
    February 29, 2016

    “Thank you very much. Enjoyed meeting you Saturday. Thank you for the tips during the workshop. ”

    -Steve & June Carson (your NH resident, RI connections)

  5. June Carson
    February 29, 2016

    “I appreciate the time and thoughtful insight you shared regarding my image.
    Your recommendations for change definitely improved the overall image. I certainly like
    your suggestions regarding camera composition and post processing. It was very nice to meet
    you and be a part of Saturday’s workshop. Looking forward to submitting another image to you for review and guidance.
    Thank you again for sharing your time and expertise.”

    -June Carson

  6. Wayne Robinson
    February 29, 2016

    “First, Thank you for the photography class this past Saturday, at the church in East Boston. A lot to absorb on MyLio. Was a little overwhelming. But now that I’ve had time on my own to explore the software, and do some comparisons, I think MyLio is going to become part of my work flow.
    I’ve been a Photoshop Elements user for years. I edited one of my church photos in PSE and MyLio, and like MyLio version better.”

    -Wayne Robinson

  7. Thomas Kwei
    March 3, 2016

    “Thanks for your comments David. Appreciate them.
    Cheers. ”


  8. June Carson
    March 14, 2016

    “We did have a very good time at the workshop we attended. David did a great job during our photo session and was very helpful.
    We appreciated the time and effort he put into constructively critiquing our images. The video he recorded and provided showing how to implement his suggestions was very helpful and positively presented and received. ”

    -June & Steve

  9. June Carson
    March 23, 2016

    Thank you so much for your professional insight regarding my image of Joshua Tree at sunset! I found it very helpful to hear the subtle differences that make a good image a much better one. The information that you provided is the detailed part of producing a better, post processed image, which I, personally, find illusive.

    Many thanks for your personalized critque, looking forward to getting your input on my 2nd image and Steve’s 2 images. I will, again, attempt to send you all 3 RAW files tomorrow.

    Best regards,”


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