Some time ago learned my monitors were out of calibration. As a result many of my old images are too light. I now use a Color Munki to calibrate them. The latest images are better I hope.
I have collected quite a few drum corps images as a volunteer staff photographer for Drum Corps World Magazine. You can find them in the "Sports" gallery. As I track hits to my website, more people visit the drum corps galleries than any other gallery. Second gallery is the Civil War documentary I did on Bloody Lane in Antietam or Genesee Country Villages and Museum. Beyond that, I enjoy photographing nature, landscapes, and almost anything interesting. I used to sell photography in many local arts and crafts shows and did quite well. But I tired of spending my winters making prints, cutting mats, and shrink wrapping. So I stopped in 2007. If you are interested in learning more about me look in the tab "About Me.".
In 2014 I was awarded NYS Erie Canal "Trail Ambassador". I have set up a special gallery just for images I take along the canal bike path. Look for it under Sports; then Biking.
I always enjoying talking photography (and the places I have visited) so feel free to contact me at:
Oh, if you are interested in purchasing any of my images please contact me at the above address. Images with people in them are not for sale (unless, of course, you are in them).
Tori Crossleyon September 6, 2016
Hello! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful work you've done this weekend! And thank you for all of the shots of Sydney and I, especially the ones from the river on Friday night! :)
Koreena Stovallon June 9, 2016
Mr Valvo!!!! I love your work! I enjoyed meeting you in the airport after being bored out of your mind!eh?!?! Well Obama came to town is the reason why it was "weather"!!! 😝 So, this is the flight attendant you met from Canada! You have inspired me to stick to it, since I just stared photography. God Bless Koreena Stovall
Anneliese Meckon October 29, 2015
Dear Mr. Valvo,
It was such a pleasure and privilege to meet you in person and to take a look through your photography galleries!
Your work is exquisite, and the Genesee Country Museum is so fortunate to have such a dedicated, talented photographer.
Best of luck on your project & I hope I get to see you around the village again!
谢谢, Anneliese Meck
zacthephotographeron August 14, 2015
Hi Dave, I just had a look at your drum corps photos and they're fantastic. I've been photographing Kidsgrove Scouts for about 5 years now but I'm marching trumpet with them this year. See you at DCA finals. All the best to you.
Nicole Bibeault Suttonon April 7, 2015
Hello there! It was nice speaking with you today at the dance studio. You do amazing work! I love the photos and shared them with other agents in our company. Thank you for taking the time to show them to me! Nicole Sutton- Executive Concierge with Glass Slipper Concierge.
PhotoGuyGlavacon February 11, 2015
Great work. I look forward to meeting you at the NFRCC CAN AM photo expo
laurenhefferonon January 5, 2015
Gorgeous work Dave...and it was great to speak with you. What an honor to speak to a legend and see your gorgeous photos! I hope to see you in Argentina, Italy or anywhere there are great views
Batty IceGirlon December 3, 2014
Hello Mr. Valvo, I don't know if you remember me, but we met last month on the canal trail and you gave me some great tips for taking photos. I appreciate the time you took to help me out! I've been out a couple more times trying to get some good pictures and have gotten a lot of compliments. Thank you so much!
Carl Crumleyon April 14, 2014
Dave, I just spent some leisure time just looking through your photos. I'm told that a photographer is judged by his worst photo. I'm still trying to find that worst photo of yours. I'm blown away with the quality of your photographs and the stories you tell with them.
Patti Looneyon February 25, 2014
Your work is amazing. I am looking forward to your presentation at the CAN/AM next week.