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Archive for December, 2011

Mt. Everest on Xmas Eve

These images of Mt. Everest are being shared on this Xmas eve 2011… Interestingly, these were both taken on Xmas eve 1983 for an article on Mt. Everest for the  National Geographic.

Happy Holidays

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Join Me On A Photo Adventure To North Vietnam

In March I am taking a group of 12 image makers to North Vietnam for 14 days.  We will high grade the enormously visual environment by traveling and shooting in Hanoi (incredible lively environment), then to Sapa in the mountains of Hmong country (Red and Black Hmong villages) staying at the Topas Eco-Lodge, ultimately taking the night train to Hanoi and on to Hal0ng Bay to film amidst the remarkable karst ‘islands’ of this World Heritage site.

Each day is a ph0t0 adventure whereby every participant will work with me personally to learn to see through the eyes of an ex-National Geographic photographer.  But this adventure is not just for the experienced photographer.. it is an adventure in learning to see and perhaps see differently.

Please visit my site PhotoAdventureVietnam to see imagery and read in detail about this photographic learning and traveling experience..

The World of Ladakh and Zanscar with a Sony NEX-5

In August my son and I trekked for the better part of a month through Zanscar (Northern India) to altitudes of 16,500 feet. Originally, I was going to carry my wonderful but monster Canon 5D Mark II and at the last minute I chose the new (then) and incredible Sony NEX-5 (DP Review). light super sharp, low noise and a fantastic camera. The amazing thing is that the video (and I direct TV commercials using the most expensive equipment made) is remarkable, utterly remarkable. So as we traveled through this magnificent place on the earth I made images that I could never have made with the bulky Canons. I will use them for commercial work but I must say that these little Sony camera (and there are others out there with big sensors as well) in a strange way have changed how I see and make images of the world around me.