My name is David Van Chu. I'm from Portland, Maine and go to Wentworth Institute of Technology.

I was always interested in photography. Even when I was little, I'd love playing with the little disposable ones. In fifth grade, I got my first digital camera, and even though the quality was abysmal (it was $20), I was hooked.

Since then, I've gone through a bunch of cameras. My first (decent) point and shoot was a Nikon, then a Canon, then finally a Nikon DSLR. I went through a few of those before I ended up switching to Canon, and then back to Nikon once, and back to Canon again, and then to Olympus.

Current gear list, for those who are wondering:

Fujifilm X100T
Olympus E-PL5

Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-O 35mm f/2
Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8
Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor

Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8
Olympus m.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R

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    alexjtam says:

    "David is 80 pounds (yes 80) of pure camera knowledge; if that made any sense. He also has more 50mm lenses than you can imagine, and tried to convert me into another form of him.

    Thankfully, I'm sticking with one 50mm.

    Oh, he has good pictures too. :D."

    November 9th, 2008

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    Orbmiser says:

    "Well what can I say? He tricked me out of my old 1966 55mm 3.5 micro.

    And I resent the hell out of him. He is young and has the smarts to follow his passions. And always trying new things. I think he will go far in the world of photography. Stick with it David and you will do great things.

    He gives of himself freely in the forums and is always helpful tho he is a bit of a imp, a trickster and has a bit of the Loki in him. Which are traits I approve of.

    And be sure to send all your extra Lenses,Bodies,etc.. to Him. As he will make good use of them learning his craft."

    October 5th, 2008

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    Hunter Cape says:

    "David is one of the smartest mature younger kids I have ever met. He has taught me loads about Nikon, and to be honest I would be no where without him. Thanks David!"

    July 30th, 2008

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    MAINEiac Jan says:

    "David sees the ORDINARY, but with his camera he turns them into the EXTRAORDINARY..."

    June 28th, 2008

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    porch light faders says:

    "David's a real classy guy. He enjoys talking about STDs.

    He has really cool pictures and manual focus primes.
    In the time you'll take 50 shots, he'll still be focusing his camera."

    March 16th, 2008

David Chu
April 2007
Portland, Maine
United States
I am:
Male and Single