I enjoy the challenge of all different genres of photography, from landscapes & small town "street" photography to portraits, even real estate & product/still life photography.

I'm constantly chasing shadows & light in my quest to create interesting visual artwork with a bit of a story telling twist. 

Please get in touch if you have an idea for a collaboration, need images made, are looking for some photographic tutoring, or even just want to chat about one of my recent articles! 



Growing up in Northern Minnesota instilled a passion for the outdoors from an early age. Be it hunting, fishing, or just getting out to explore, my source of inner peace comes from my family and being in the woods. 

Of course I also love all sorts of geeky things, from comics and movies to tech, gear and gadgets! I love being able to test and review all sorts of outdoor and geeky gear!


Each week I co-host a tech & geek culture podcast called digitalSoup with two great friends. We hang out, chat about all the latest tech and geek culture news while having a lot of fun along the way. 

Come visit us over at, where you can listen to the weekly episodes for free and check out the other great content for geeks everywhere! You'll find reviews, articles, and more so come join the fun. 

Thanks for stopping by

Hi there! My name is David Szweduik and I'm a photographer, podcaster, geeky tech fan, field tester, and avid outdoorsman based out of beautiful Northern Minnesota. I really appreciate you stopping by and whether you're here to check out recent articles and reviews on my Journal or just browse some of my more recent work in my galleries I hope you enjoy your visit.  I've been chasing shadows & light with my cameras since 1996, making music since I could walk, and podcasting since 2017. I'm always looking for interesting people to collaborate with on awesome projects so if you have something in mind give me a shout and let's see what we can make together!


Check out all the latest articles & gear reviews

Photography & Bourbon – What’s the connection?

Just because a photograph is good, is it meaningful? I looked to bourbon for the answer and surprisingly may have given myself a bit of clarity! Read on to find out more.

Winter Minimalism – A photo series

Winter, a season made for photographic minimalism. Recently I spent some time trying to capture the quiet solitude of northern Minnesota. These are my favorite photographs from that day.

Is the pressure of creating art killing our passion?

Are we putting too much pressure on ourselves to make sure every photograph we make is a work of art? It's a very real struggle that may be slowly killing off our passion to create. Let's take a closer look and talk it out, shall we?

Photography Success, Chasing The Wrong Dream?

What is success in photography? Jump online and you'll find countless articles detailing strategies to effectively use social media, out hustle the competition, and build your online following. We're told how to be successful, not what that actually means and if it's worth it. 

Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2 R – Don’t Fear the Bokeh Monster

That's right, I'm back with another look at one of my most used lenses! This time it's my second most used lens in my kit, the Fujifilm XF56mm f/1.2 R. Unlike werewolves, vampires, and glitter,  I have no fear of Fuji's Bokeh Monster!

50 Shades of….Winter : A color explosion

Winter. It's cold, miserable, and depressing. The days are so short it feels like you blink and you miss them. Isn't that the usual narrative? I'm not going to lie, winter is tough. But also so beautiful. There are these moments where the light is simply special. Light you never see the rest of the year, but while it's there it's amazing.

digitalSoup Podcast

Every Tuesday you'll find digitalSoup at the intersection of tech, gaming, entertainment and comedy! Join us, learn a little and laugh a lot!

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