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

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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.

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

Nov 12th

2007

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CategoryPosted in: GEAR

Reader Poll: Your Top Five Accessories/Gear

I spent twelve years in comedy doing an interactive stage act, so believe me when I say I know the dread that fills yer wee heart when I tell you I need some volunteers for this next trick.

I’m all about spreading the love and sharing the knowledge. And you folks have plenty of both. So, time for a reader’s poll.

You’re travelling, and apart from camera, lenses, cards/card reader, batteries, laptop – what are the 5 accessories/pieces of gear you dread travelling and/or shooting without.

This is your chance to give a shout-out to that favoured piece of gear, or the new thing-with-which-your-photographic -life-is-not-worth-living.

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On a related note, Scott Kelby’s Gonzo Gear Guide is now out and available for your free viewing pleasure. Follow the links HERE

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While we’re talking about gear – I’ve had a bit of a fixation lately on bomb-proof travel gear. Perhaps you’ve picked up on that. Mostly it’s due to me being at the immediate threshold of my busy time and heading back out on assignment. I hate spending money on junk; I can’t afford it. I’d rather spend $100 once than $50 three times. My search for truly mighty travel clothes has led me to FILSON (link HERE) and while much of their stuff is a little too "great white hunter" for me, they have some great clothes that photographers would love – strong fabrics, pockets to lose yourself in, and a catalogue with some great photographs. Check out the Antique Cloth Ranier Pants. I could live in these. I bought two pairs in Seattle this weekend and I’m in love with them already.

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Reminder – reader poll: 5 pieces of gear. Comments are open.

Nov 9th

2007

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CategoryPosted in: Travel

Assignment Flights

Once in a while I post the flight itinerary for an upcoming assignment. For some it will give an idea of the kind of travel and routing involved in international assignment work, for others it’ll just give you a reason to laugh at me. So for my coming assignments in El Salvador, Malawi, and Uganda, […]

Nov 6th

2007

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CategoryPosted in: Thoughts & Theory

Travel Photography is Dead *Updated*

I’ve now heard “travel photography is dead” from the mouths and pens of people who “know what they’re talking about” several times in the last week. My initial reaction was a defensive, “the hell it is! You can have my travel photography when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!” But I’ve chewed on […]