The Six-Foot Skyline is Ready!

Order Yours Before December 15 to lock in ArtPrize Patron Pricing


Now that ArtPrize 2021 is behind us, I want to thank all of you who took time to speak with me and explore my 60-foot “Grand Rapids Skyline Mega-Pan.”  Many of you asked if I was planning to produce a  a six-foot skyline reproduction for your home or office.  

The answer was a definite yes!  In fact, we’re currently production is underway on the first 100 copies, which will be signed, numbered, and ready to gift wrap or hang on your wall.  This reproduction includes the same breathtaking resolution as the big one,If you order by December 15,  your skyline will arrive by December 25.  

Special ArtPrize pricing is only $349.00 plus tax. This is a $50.00 savings from retail pricing. Click the button below and complete the order form – including payment method – via our secure ordering page.  Delivery within a 100-mile radius of Grand Rapids is free.

Thank you very much!

Dave Thompson 



Photographing architecture requires an appreciation of the artistic, a respect for the scientific, and a commitment to reflect the vision of the architect.

Quality and accuracy are non-negotiable in this genre, so I work exclusively with Nikon equipment, including the D850 and D810 F-mount DSLR bodies, paired with super fast Nikkor lenses, including Nikkor Perspective Control, Electronic aperture (PC-E) 24mm f/3.5D lens.

Events & People

Do events have personalities? Can diverse groups define a single cohesive message? Photographing this elusive spark can mean capturing the focus of a fixed gaze, or the connection of a fleeting glance.


When well-planned and carefully researched, a true portrait will draw out a subject’s personality, and reflected in their values. This holds true whether the subject is an individual, a couple or a family.

Headshots, on the other hand, are often designed to create a oneness, or a sense of team, such as in an annual report or on an ID badge. These two products are priced accordingly.

Photographing food can be the opposite of cooking: Slow deliberate processes to capture the essence of food that one will eat.


The freestyle event for many photographers, what may feel like wide open space can be seductive. But placing creativity above the creative brief is a recipe for disaster.


My life in photography began in the 1980s, first as the photo editor of my high school yearbook, which led to a role photographing campus life for the Michigan State University annual. 

Over my 30 year career, I’ve been blessed to build relationships, both with clients and other talented photographers across North America. I’ve learned to add value and increase efficiencies in every assignment, large or small.

At times I’ve had the good fortune to hire industry-leading marketing firms, as well as some renowned photographers in the US and Canada.  

My practice includes an emphasis on photographing:

  • Architecture & design
  • Corporate events & people
  • Residential landscapes 

I invite you to take a few minutes to browse my site.  If you like what you see, I would be thrilled to discuss your next project, and to add value to your organization or brand.

You can also click here to learn more about my background, my experience, and my thoughts on how to best partner with clients.  

And thank you for your interest!


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