A Late Postcard From Ladakh

In Travel by David17 Comments

Well, we landed in Delhi about 2 hours ago and now that we’re settled in day rooms at the hotel I can send the postcard from Ladakh that I’ve been meaning to send. I shot this at sunset in the Nubra Valley. We got spent 2 days in Hunder after driving over the highest motorable road in the world, some …

Last Postcard From Delhi

In Travel by David10 Comments

9pm, New Delhi. The Lumen Dei team is madly packing right now. We’re on a 4am bus to the airport to get the early flight to Ladakh. We spent our today in Nizamuddin Darga, then to Old Delhi for lunch at El Jawahar near Jamma Masjid, and then a couple hours in the chaos of Old Delhi before returning to …

Postcard From Delhi III

In News & Stuff, Travel by David13 Comments

Hello from Delhi. First day of the Lumen Dei Tour and already up to our necks in new experiences and already being prodded further steps down the road of our photographic journeys. Our team is fantastic – wonderful photographers, all of them, and all with a great sense of humour. We spent the morning around Jamma Masjid in Old Delhi, …

Postcards From Delhi

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David11 Comments

A quick postcard from Delhi. I hit the ground in Delhi around 1am on the 11th, spent the 12th with Gavin Gough (above) and yesterday, the 13th, with Gavin and Matt Brandon. Today, the 14th, the three of us will add Ami Vitale to our number, and tomorrow we’ll add 8 more and begin the third Lumen Dei Workshop & …

Driving In India

In Just For Fun, Travel by David35 Comments

I first read this a few years ago. It struck me as funny. Then I began travelling in India. Now it’s either hilarious or terrifying, depending on my mood and whether or not I am in a vehicle at the time. I’m putting it here for the amusement of our Lumen Dei team and so I can find it again …

Postcard from Ko Samet

In Travel by David5 Comments

It’s a postcard from Ko Samet (a small island in the Gulf of Thailand), but mailed from Bangkok. We got into Bangkok a couple hours ago, scrounged dinner and are moments away from turning off the lights and getting some sleep before our 4:30am wake-up call. Early flights tomorrow – Henri flies home via Tokyo, I fly home via Hong …

Postcard From Chiang Rai

In Travel by David13 Comments

Hello from rainy Chiang Rai. We arrived yesterday, spent today walking the city. Much smaller than Chiang Mai, has a really nice vibe. A little less modern, less busy. But man is it raining. Just torrential. Tomorrow we set out for a two day trek among the hill tribes. I’m going with mixed feelings about it, never completely at ease …

Postcard From Chiang Mai

In Travel by David18 Comments

Hello from northern Thailand. We’re in Chiang Mai today and tomorrow morning (now this morning, took forEVER to post this) before turning in our scooters and hopping a bus for Chiang Rai. We’re about a third into the trip and it’s gone absolutely par for the course. Gavin Gough met us at the airport. Endlessly kind and helpful, the man’s …

Kenya & Bangladesh – World Vision Canada

In Images, News & Stuff, Travel by David25 Comments

In November I was in Kenya for World Vision Canada, in February I was in Bangladesh. Both trips were a visual adventure for me, another challenge to shoot similar subject matter in new ways and to discover new moments. I’ve only now got around to posting something. Part of that is simple deference to the client’s wishes as they complete …

The Best Travel Tripod?

In GEAR, Travel by David16 Comments

If there’s one question that seems to come up with traveling photographers more than “what’s the perfect bag?” it’s “what’s the best travel tripod?” And that question is almost almost qualified with, “and it has to be light, sturdy, compact, and inexpensive.” And if possible it must come with little tripod faeries to carry it about and position it for …