David frequently lectures on digital and travel photography; travel adventures, world culture and port destination topics*. As a frequent guest lecturer with Holland America, Oceania Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas and Seabourn Cruise Lines in the last 8 years he looks forward to explore the amazing photogenic world in future. He also tutors and teaches digital photography classes and camera workshops for photographers at all levels at home between trips. He is represented internationally by stock photo agencies and his images and travel writings have been published internationally in magazines, books, websites, and newspapers (recently in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today Travel, Geo Saison Magazine and Frommer’s Travel Guides). He is a professional member of the Editorial Photographers Association and past President of the North Shore Photographic Society in West Vancouver, B.C. His presentations are known to inform, entertain and inspire his audiences.
A 1969 B.Sc. (Hon. Chemistry) graduate of the University of British Columbia, he spent a 35-year career in executive management, entrepreneurship, corporate finance and business crisis management. Ironically, as soon as “they took chemistry out of photography” he followed his true passions and pursued digital photography and world travel as a full time career over 12 years ago. His wife Anna is also a published travel photographer, travel writer and cruise ship guest lecturer and workshop leader on exotic fabrics and world textile arts. He has recently published a series of popular Travel Photography online courses with live recorded video, audience Q&As, comprehensive handouts all viewable online 24/7 and downloadable to all tablets and smart phones.
Camera Gear: Canon 7D, Canon G1X
Canon 70-200mm 4.0 L, Canon 17-85mm 3.5-6.0 zoom
3 x Canon Pro Flashes, 3 x Circular polarized filters, others Canon Flash Transmitter, Fish Eye lens attachment Close up tubes and filters, Portable off camera flash light boxes and stands Complete portable photo studio, Lumiquest series of light modifiers, SlikPro and Gorilla tripods; monopod
Current Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Print Collection: 5-david-smith.artistwebsites.com/