David S. LaPensee has been an avid outdoor photographer for over thirty-five years. His specialty is travel and wildlife photography. He has visited nearly every state and over thirty foreign countries, in a quest to capture images which define the places and people of his destinations. David is self taught, and has taken workshops with Andy Long, associate editor of Nature Photography Magazine, Bob Krist of Outdoor Photographer and Barbara and Jerry Jiveden. His role model throughout the years was Ansel Adams and he went to many of the same destinations as the great master photographer including, Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone. More recently he visited Grand Teton National Park, where he took photographs while rafting on the Snake River. He earned a degree in Psychology from The University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University. He is a past member of the Cambridge Art Association in Cambridge Massachusetts. His work has won first prizes in Easton and Mansfield Massachusetts Art Festival competitions.