Travelling Stuff

In GEAR, Travel by David21 Comments

I should be recording my podcast right now, but after over a dozen false starts and too many mid-sentence brain-farts, I’ve given up for now, grabbed a bottle of Stella Artois and am moving on to something infinitely easier – writing. And probably a nap. The jet-lag’s still kicking my mind awake in the early hours. The way-too-early hours. Last …

Your Oh Sh!t Kit

In GEAR, Travel by David24 Comments

It happens. You’re doing just fine, trip’s going well, you’re rocking the assignment, and then it happens. The camera breaks, the lens hood snaps, the time/date battery you forgot your camera even had dies. In some cases the only solution is a replacement, in which case you’ll be kicking yourself that you left that second body at home. And in …

Come To Africa With Me.

In News & Stuff, Travel by David16 Comments

Several months ago a safari guide named Ryan Snider contacted me about being a guest instructor on a safari in Kenya. Ryan runs socially responsible safaris and grew up in Africa. At the time I had just returned for a too-short week among the Maasai and was eager to go back. And now I am, and you can come with …

Help Me Out, Win A Book.

In Travel, Within The Frame by David34 Comments

As many of you know I’m in the final stages of writing my book, Within The Frame, The Journey of Photographic Vision. One of things we’re planning on is a downloadable bonus chapter that deals specifically with issues, tips, tricks related to the traveling photographer. So, here’s where you can be helpful to me, if you’re willing. 1. What kind …

Bangladesh. Coming Home (Soon.)

In Travel by David10 Comments

I have about 24 hours left in Bangladesh, then begin the long journey home via Singapore and Seoul. This week in Bangladesh has been a surprise; I enjoyed this place and its people more than I could have predicted. Being on assignment doesn’t give me the freedom to do any of my own shooting, we work long days and each …

Where In The World, Feb 2009

In Travel, Where In the World by David1 Comment

I fly back to Asia today (starting with a mind-numbing 19-hour flight to Singapore) and will be in Bangladesh – or in transit – from February 12th to the 23rd, shooting for World Vision Canada. See you when I’m back. Click the map to embiggen it. Don’t forget to enter the Lensbaby Composer Giveaway. I’ll do the draw when I …

Ha Noi

In Travel, Within The Frame by David4 Comments

Of all the places we visited in January, Ha Noi was perhaps the one the least connected with me. I had a great time there, but visually it failed to connect with me the way I had hoped and that was a disappointment. But it’s not you, Ha Noi, it’s me. I came in with expectations I don’t think I …

Bangkok

In Travel, Within The Frame by David3 Comments

Bangkok was more of a layover than a destination on this trip; a place to meet up with colleagues and take a breather. We shot the local vegetable market, the Grand Palace, and assorted streets and alleys. But mostly we talked, and ate, so this one’s a short one. Best Hostel I’ve Stayed In. We stayed at the Lub-d Hostel …