VIEW THE PORTFOLIOS

Ten galleries of images representing David's work, both personal and professional, over the last 8 years.

READ THE BOOKS

If you've tried the books about gear and long for something more, David's poured his heart into 20 books and ebooks for you.

COLLECT THE PRINTS

Two carefully curated collections of 24 beautiful fine-art prints and folios for your walls or your personal collection.

Nov 14th

2014

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Hudson Bay Polar Bears

 

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In a couple days I’ll be on a small plane heading towards Wapusk National Park on Hudson Bay, Cape Churchill to be exact, to live on the tundra buggies for 8 nights and spend my days with Polar Bears and Arctic Fox. I’m thrilled. It’s the first of several bear trips I’m doing over the coming year. I’ve also chartered the Ocean Light II again later in 2015, and will be in the Khutzeymateen with the grizzlies and the Great Bear Rainforest looking for the kermode, or Spirit Bear.  My time among the grizzlies in the Khutz last year was some of the most intimate experiences I’ve had with the wild, and I’ve fallen in love with the bears, especially.

For the curious, here’s my rough packing list:

Canada Goose Parka
Canada Goose Bibs
Light down jacket
Long merino top (2)
Long merino bottoms (2)
Socks (5)
Underwear (5)
Merino T (2)
Gloves (thick)
Gloves (thin)
Icebreaker toques (2)
Keen boots
Pants (2)
Shirts (3)

Gitzo Tripod
GuraGear Beanbags (2)
Nikon D800 and D7100
6 Batteries / Chargers
SD cards
300/2.8
200-400/4.0
16-35/4.0
70-200/2.8
2x convertor
filters / shutter release
Laptop / charger / sd reader
iphone / charger
ipod / headphones
Headlamp, Oh Shit Kit (repairs, etc)

All packed into a large North Face Base Camp Duffle, GuraGear Bataflae, and GuraGear Chobe.

I will be back around the 28th. During that time I’ll be completely off the grid and my team is taking that chance to do a bunch of maintenance and under-the-hood upgrades to this site, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see me, and if strange things happen here for about 12 days.

As promised, I’ve done the draw for the Artifact Uprising gift certificate and the [Signature] Prints. The winner of the $100 gift card is long-time reader Tom Kostes,  and the winner of my prints is Brooke Reynolds. Thanks to everyone for being part of such a great community.

See you in two weeks!

 

 

Nov 12th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Study the Masters

Study the Masters: Margaret Bourke-White

At the Time of the Louisville Flood (1937)   Gandhi (1946) “If you want to photograph a man spinning, give some thought to why he spins. Understanding for a photographer is as important as the equipment he uses.” –Margaret Bourke-White “Utter truth is essential and that is what stirs me when I look through the […]

The Created Image, Vol.02

This July we hosted the second Created Image conference here in Vancouver. This time I was joined by Steve Simon and Piet van Den Eynde for this intense photography weekend. Over two days we talked about making compelling photographs – from learning to see and honing the skills that have nothing to do with the […]

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