Robert Zurfluh

Alstrom Point, 2018 - Photo taken by David Swindler

Alstrom Point, 2018 - Photo taken by David Swindler


I grew up in the 1970's in a small Bavarian town not far from former East Germany and what was then Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) and was always fascinated by the American landscape I saw in books, movies, and on American TV shows.  I bought my first camera, an Agfa Pocket camera, after I saved up money I made delivering the Sunday newspaper in the early 80’s.

Coming to the US in 1990 as part of a job transfer, my first trip took me to New York City, where I bought my first SLR camera.

In 2009 I made the jump to digital photography after attending a free Canon workshop in Acadia National Park, and realizing that digital camera technology had in many ways surpassed traditional film.

Since then, I have been photographing mostly landscapes and wildlife subjects.  My day job as a Registered Dietitian for a large company allows me to travel to various parts of the United States every once in a while, and if I go to a place I want to explore, I bring my gear with me and spend an additional vacation day or two in an area.  Most of the wildlife shots on the website are taken in central New Jersey.

To me, photography as a lifelong journey in which there is always room to discover something new and to grow.  Most importantly however, photography is something that should always be enjoyable.

Over the past few years, I have judged several camera club competitions in New Jersey and have given an occasional talk on trip planning, from scouting locations, to executing the photograph and post-processing images in Lightroom. Some of my images have been featured in journals, calendars, and on corporate and non-profit websites over the years.

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