Northern Kenya: A Case Study

In Craft & Vision, e-books, SEE THE WORLD, Travel by David10 Comments

Kenya-STW-CoverTwo weeks ago I returned from assignment work in northern Kenya. You’ve seen some of the work already. It’s by far my favourite work, done for my favourite organization – the Boma Project. In fact I like them so much that after my first assignment with them I became a donor, and committed to making my services part of that donation.

Today I’m giving you a chance to participate in that with me, and to be among the first to see my fuller body of work. It won’t surprise you to learn I’ve put together an 80-page eBook with over 40 images from this recent trip, and in that context have continued the conversation about stronger travel photographs that I started in my last eBook, See The World.  There’s also an included 17-minute video (the download link is in the book) that walks you through some of my post-production techniques in Lightroom. And while I’ve priced it at $7, I’m giving regular readers the chance to get it for $5 before March 26 (or you can get it with See The World, for only $24 – check out the bundle).

We won’t be hitting the hard-sell button on this, just letting regular readers know there’s a chance to learn, be inspired, see more of this work than others will for a while, and to help along the way – the profits help pay for this work, and help us commit to the next assignment with the Boma Project, working with women and children in some of the roughest, and poorest, places on the planet.

Northern Kenya, A Case Study for Stronger Travel Photographs is available today for only $5.


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  2. Hey David,

    Really enjoyed this E-book! The video was especially helpful in terms of post processing pointers. Worthwhile project and an excellent outcome as usual.

    Thanks for your continued inspiration! Fantastic work.


  3. Thank you David for sharing another great e-Book. I so much enjoy this See the World… Thanks again for your great work and for your generosity…

  4. Hi David ~ love following you on this particular journey. Beautiful, as always.

  5. Hi David- Thanks for sharing another wonderful book filled with great info and beautiful images. I appreciate you including the EXIF data and really enjoyed your editing video.

    I purchased the Fuji X-T1 after a recent trip to Ethiopia. Carrying all my full-sized gear was miserable at times, especially while hiking the outer regions of Lalibela. I’m now looking forward to traveling with a much lighter pack!

    Thanks again!

  6. Great book, I took the combo but that one ebook about Kenya is just so great! Splendid pictures as usual and great advices…

    By the way I like your gear posts very much, therefore I’m curious: you enjoy Leica so much, I would have really imagined you taking primes with your Fujis, especially the 14 + 23 + 56. Can’t get used to the 10-24, too wide to my eyes or so bulky. But the 14 is so close to the Leica 21mm, that’s really the one lens that made me switch.

    1. David – thank you for your kind reply. I’m not sure why I found it necessary to bloviate about the backgrounds. I’m basically about getting the moment and hopefully the soul of the person, which you obviously did here, and technical considerations typically take a back seat for most of my work. My appologies or sounding snarky and a little self-important!

  7. Hi David – just bought the PDF…love it. As I have been following your posts of this trip to Kenya, for some reason the high-key images against your scrim were not resonating with me as they “should” have. For some reason, especially being a lover of high-key portraiture a-la Richard Avedon, I wanted them to pop with me but for some reason I thought the the white fought for too much attention with the subject. Then I saw the image on pg. 34 I think, the one right after the chapter titled “People”. That subtle grey tone was killer for me. I know some will disagree and of course each to their own, but I loved how it complemented the woman.

    Great book by the way..can’t wait to watch the tutorial.

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      Thanks Rob. On my better days I’ve long-ago stopped being threatened by feedback and started enjoying the knowledge that we all react differently to different things, that concensus has no useful place in art, and that it’s the very fact that you see and express differently than I do that gives me something more to learn and enjoy. I appreciate the input, and the complement on the portrait against grey.

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