David shares his knowledge of digital photography with studio artists through his workshop, “What every artist should know about digital photography.” Topics cover the language of jpgs, dpi and pixels, how to submit images for jurying, and best practice image storage. 

David also offers professional photography services for artists at his studio outside Philomath, Oregon.


To earn money for photography school David worked as a logger in the Sierra Nevada mountains from 1972-76.   A harrowing escape from a rolling log cemented his spiritual and physical relationship to trees and fueled a passionate interest in the varied ways we live with trees and forests. 

David has produced numerous bodies of work that have been published in the Los Angeles Sunday Magazine, Orion, Audubon, Sierra and many other magazines. His work is also in many public and private collections including the Portland Art Museum, Santa Barbara Art Museum The Wildling Museum, The Biblioteque Nationale, The Howard Stein Collection, Stoel Rives LLP and others. In 2003 the Christian Science Monitor selected his book Urban Forest, Images of Trees in a Human Landscape as one of their seven favorite photography books of the year. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows from The Arts Center in Corvallis, OR, to national venues like The San Diego Museum of Art. 

The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley has recently created the David Paul Bayles Photographic Archive for the collection and preservation of his life’s work. 

The Arts Center Exhibitions:

Rot: The Afterlife of Trees – January-February 2016

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