David Hobby



David worked for 20 year as a staff photojournalist, with his last ten years at The Baltimore Sun, before leaving to found Strobist.com in 2006.

Strobist has grown to be a leading resource worldwide for photographers interested in learning about photographic lighting, with millions of photographers having taken its free online courses. In addition to the online training, Hobby has taught in person at dozens of lighting workshops all over the US and around the world. He lives in Ellicott City, MD with his wife and two children.

In addition to Strobist, his recent external projects include:

  • The Traveling Photographer (2014) — Filmed on location around the world, for Lynda.com
  • Photographer’s Oil Collective (2016) — Joining portrait photographers in the the west with master oil reproduction painters in the Far East
  • X-Peditions (2018 and onward) — Week-long travel and photo excursions in Havana, Marrakech, Hanoi and Dubai