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Giant Mantas of Socorro

In Postcards From..., Travel, Wilderness by David21 Comments

I boarded the Nautilus Belle Ami, with a couple dozen other divers on World Oceans Day. Together we spent the next 36 hours sailing from the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, bound for the Revillagigeda archipelago, a small collection of islands and rocky pinnacles a couple hundred miles south. The experience of the last 12 days was, in significant …

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The Khutzeymateen in Black and White

In GEAR, Travel, Wilderness by David34 Comments

  I’m just now back from another spectacular four days near the British Columbia / Alaska border, in the Khutzeymateen Inlet. Four too-short days with grizzlies I’ve been photographing now for 4 years. Spring came early this year and the estuary was unusually green and lush, full of life. Unlike last year Air Canada this year saw fit to put …

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Come To Kenya With Me

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David1 Comment

I’d love to see you come to Kenya on safari with me. So this week we’re offering two chances to do just that. The first will cost you nothing at all. Just head over to Craft & Vision and download Safari: A Monograph completely free. I created this ebook after my first safari as a way to pay for an …

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Italy Mentoring Workshops

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David5 Comments

  It’s no secret I adore Italy, and teaching the craft I love in such an intoxicating place is high on my list of things I am grateful for. Last year I offered one chance to join me in Italy, this year I’m offering 3. Join me for a week in one of three great Italian cities this fall. Each …

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Postcards from Istanbul

In News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David13 Comments

I remember some point in my childhood hearing the name Constantinople; like the name Zanzibar it conjured something exotic and romantic in my mind. Of this kind of romance there was no shortage in my childhood. Early on my mother had a massive National Geographic atlas, easily the largest book in the house and I’d lie on the floor looking …

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See The World for $12

In Books, Craft & Vision, SEE THE WORLD, Travel by David3 Comments

Last year I wrote SEE THE WORLD, 20 Lessons for Stronger Travel Photographs, a book about seeing and photographing the world. You could call it a book about travel photography but I think it’s more than that. Bob Krist, a veteran travel photographer who works for National Geographic and whom I include as a case study, along with Art Wolfe, …

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Photographic Memories: Russia

In Life Is Short, Storytelling, Travel by David14 Comments

It was January 1992 and the Iron Curtain had fallen so recently we were all still blinking our eyes. The cold war was over and I was in Russia, shivering through one of the coldest winters of my life, brought there by idealism and delusions of Dr. Zhivago. I lived that winter in an apartment in Yaroslavl that was colder …