About

Dave Burns

Dave Burns

Dave Burns is an award-winning photographer specializing in wildlife, travel, and landscapes. His passions range from the beauty of the African savanna to the streets of Paris. Over the past 20 years, he has traveled to more than 25 countries, professionally chronicling his experiences through a camera lens. His first safari in Africa was in 1997, after a Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, when he got a first taste for the magic of the people, wildlife and scenery of this special place.


Dave shares his love of adventure travel with other photographers through his company Dave Burns Photo Tours. Providing clients with unique travel experiences in exotic locations, Dave shows his groups how to capture amazing images of landscapes and wildlife while learning efficient, on-location, digital workflow. Click to learn more about Dave’s next trip: an African photo safari to Tanzania’s famous parks like the Serengeti in July 2017.

Classically trained in the black and white darkroom and the Zone System, Dave presently works digitally from capture to print, and experiments with different technologies and approaches including infrared photography with its unpredictable tones and dream-like effects. That training, plus the organizational and planning skills he developed from his professional background in software engineering management, create the unique combination of abilities needed to run successful photo tours.

Born and raised in the Washington DC area, Dave currently resides in Boston. His photographs have been exhibited in many galleries and are part of numerous private collections. He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association. To contact him, send email to dave@daveburnsphoto.com.