Dave Pardue Operations Manager/Production Editor
I fell for photography when I turned 15 and have been in love with it ever since. I had a big passion for working in the darkroom back in the day, even had a little one in my high school bathroom (I don't think my Mom appreciated the smell though) and remember spending whole weekends processing images to my heart's content (lots of burning and dodging!). My first 35mm camera was a little Olympus Pen, and I later got a Nikon SLR rig, both of which served me well for many years.
By my 30's music had taken over my life and photography took a backseat, until my Dad gave me a Nikon D40 DSLR as a gift in 2006 (What a camera!). That and having kids rejuvenated my love affair with photography, as did the incredible developments in post-processing. In 2012, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the headquarters of IR where I began working part time doing layout work for them. Within a few months I began doing camera reviews as well, cutting my review teeth on the neat little Sony HX30V and the imminently cool Fujifilm XF1.
In late 2013 I became the Operations Manager for IR, which keeps me fairly busy most of the time but still allows enough time left over for reviewing cameras. Below are some of the reviews and articles I've done for IR over the past few years. Feel free to email me with any questions about the cameras I've reviewed or the photos captured with them (or anything photography-related for that matter!) and many thanks for being a part of the IR community.
Some of the articles and reviews on Imaging Resource by Dave Pardue:
(On the music side, please check out my album "Mrs. Lightning's Valentine" which is available for streaming on Spotify. There's a duet with Kim Carnes ( of "Betty Davis Eyes" fame), another with Melodie Crittenden (of "Bless the Broken Road" fame) and a whole host of phenomenal musicians on the album, most currently touring with big-name acts around the world. If you like it, please share it with your friends, and thanks for listening!)