D-I-Why! David “Buck” Buckwalter

  • July 19, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Union 206, studio C 822 S Pickett St Alexandria, VA 22304


  • This ticket is available to all MDPPA Members
  • This ticket is available to all VPPA Members.


D-I-Why! by David “Buck” Buckwalter.

Presented in collaboration with VPPA!

Ready to ignite your imagination and push the boundaries of photography? Buck's captivating class, "D-I-Why?", is here to revolutionize your creative journey. Join us as we dive into the world of DIY photography and learn the thought process behind making and using homemade lenses, lighting modifiers, and more. Through a blend of traditional instruction and hands-on activities, you'll sharpen your problem-solving skills and discover new ways to express your unique vision. Unlock your creative potential and embark on a thrilling journey of self-expression. This event is in-person only and will not be broadcast or recorded. Don't wait, sign up today! 

David (Buck) Buckwalter

Raised between the Appalachian Mountains and Ohio’s Rust Belt, David “Buck” Buckwalter developed an unquenchable thirst for exploration, adventure, and discovery at an early age. His interest in photography sparked almost as soon as he could hold his father’s Pentax, and he quickly found himself mastering the basics.

After a brief stint at Pennsylvania State University, he enlisted in the United States Navy as a nuclear reactor operator on a fast attack submarine. Over the next decade, he would polish his photography skills around the globe, striving to learn more about the places and cultures he visited and capture their essence on film.

Currently, he spends his days maintaining the Nuclear Operations Training Simulator at North Anna Power Station in Mineral, Virginia, and his free time combining his technical expertise and creative visions with a professional acumen to create unique photographs.

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