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About David Goldberg

I am a nationally known horticultural and landscape photographer. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I bring 20 years of shooting experience to my assignments.

I have studied biology at Columbia University & have a degree in photography from City College of San Francisco. My specialty in landscape photography combines these disiplines nicely.

In addition to my documentation of the work of landscape professionals, my photography has appeared in numerous books, calendars and magazines. I have photographed three books: How-To Gardening Basics (Time-Life, 1997), Ortho's All About Container Gardening (Meridith Books, 2001) and Wildly Successful Plants: Northern California (Sasquatch Books, 2004).  I have a substantial number of images in many other books including Sunset Western Garden Book and The Readers Digest Garden Problem Solver.

I've received a Garden Globe Award from the Garden Writers Association of America for photography in the 2001 San Francisco Gardeners Calendar. In 2007 I was given the Photographer Award of the California Horticultural Society for my contributions to California garden photography.

I am also an instructor of photography at UC Berkeley Extension. Many of the students in my Horticultural Photography class come from the Landscape Architecture and Garden Design programs to learn how to translate the projects they will design into portfolio-worthy images.

When I first arrived in the Bay Area as a young man, I was struck both by the profusion of remarkable and handsome plants and the creative atmosphere that permeates the arts and professions. I’ve tried to combine those in my approach to capturing plants and gardens, both from a horticultural and design perspective, in the camera. Almost all of my work is done on location using ambient light to express this approach.

My fine art photography has been shown widely in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles.