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David Paulissen

David Paulissen is a long time avian and wildlife photographer. Shooting since childhood has groomed his passion for photography and honed that vision into a love of birds and wildlife. He also creates portrait and fine art photography. David lives in the Galveston Bay area of Texas and frequents the bays, ponds, area refuges and state parks nearby. Perhaps his favorite areas are Galveston Island, High Island, Brazos Bend State Park, and Anahuac and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuges, all of which are within easy travel of his home in Dickinson, TX.  He began photography using film and has been creating digital images since 2003.

David has been juried into many art shows including those at JoMar Visions, Artcrawl Houston and the Art Alliance of Clear Lake. In 2014 one of his images was one of twelve chosen in the Galveston Nature Tourism FeatherFest  juried show. His work also has been feature in Life is Good magazine. His images are hung in homes and offices in the Clear Lake Area of Texas. You may visit his site at dapaulissenphotography.com.

What’s in the bag?

David shoots the Canon 1DX, 5D IV and 7D II bodies depending on need.  Lenses include the Canon 500mm f4 mkI, Canon 100-400mm MkII  as well at the Canon 16-35mm and Canon 70-200mm, again as desired. He often uses the Canon 1.4X MkIII converter with the 2X Mk III in reserve.  He uses a Gitzo GT 3541XLS tripod and Wimberly Mk II gimbal head. Flashes include an EX 580 EX and Yongnuo YN600 EX-RT II.


Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 18 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

This popular photography field trip by boat is so popular we offer it four times during FeatherFest! Join David Paulissen on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide ample opportunities to do just that! The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as the birds come and…

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April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop will take you through a photo tour of four of the National Wildlife Refuges within a day's drive of Galveston. They include Aransas NWR, San Bernard NWR, Brazoria NWR and Anahuac NWR. These refuges are free to the public and offer an amazing variety of wildlife. The photographic opportunities are endless and you never know what you might see from Bobcats to Sandhill Cranes and everything in between. We will talk about shooting techniques, gear and methods of…

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