Инстаграм @dave.krugman Dave Krugman
Nashville! Two events this weekend I’m hosting- first, hope to see you at the @sonyalpha #bealpha event tomorrow! It’s going to be special. Also cooking up something special with @urbancowboybnb- on Sunday, November 18th from 3-6 PM, we’re hosting a little shindig at their brand new Parlor Bar. Come through for drinks, good people, conversations and musical performances. This one is all about bringing the creative community together under one roof and making new connections. Hope to see you there! DM w any questions.
We were sitting in our tents, exhausted from a few days of long drives around the Mara. Brian from @kintravel popped his head in, and told us our guide @mahoneymoho got word from some of our Maasai spotters that they found a leopard nearby, feeding in the upper branches of a tree. Tired as we were, the excitement of the potential to see this rare and elusive creature in the wild put the wind in our sails and we loaded up the trucks for an afternoon adventure. I put my @sonyalpha #a7RIII with the 100-400 in my @manfrottoimaginemore backpack and we took a bumpy drive out to the general area of the sighting. With hushed voiced, the Maasai pointed out the leopard in the grass, and as we waited, it climbed back into the tree and continued its meal. A magic moment to witness and a reminder to us all of our responsibility to protect all life on this planet. Swipe through for a bts video of these exact shots thru my viewfinder.
I need to take a moment to describe the interesting and important structure of this trip with @kintravel- why we are here and what systems we are supporting with our travel dollars. It’s pretty cool: . @cottars.1920scamp.bushvilla affords a uniquely intimate connection with Maasai and wildlife because of their cutting-edge conservation model, generally described as ‘land-leasing.’ Over the course of 20 years, @cottars.1920scamp.bushvilla worked with 6000 Maasai landowners to fuse their land into a 7000-acre, community-owned conservancy safeguarding wildlife, which Cottars then rents at a rate that exceeds what could be made by subdividing and fencing it for livestock or monoculture farming. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Subdivision shrinks wildlife habitat and results in the killing of animals that threaten cattle, whereas as a community who benefits from wildlife protects them. . This system is far more sustainable, which is great- but it also creates the most incredible travel experiences, because you feel truly connected to what’s happening around you. . Shot with @sonyalpha and my @manfrottoimaginemore befree tripod.
During our adventure with @kintravel, we harbored high expectations for what we would see- but those expectations were constantly exceeded. I couldn’t have imagined being this close to lions in the wild. A hush fell over our group of ragtag travelers and we rounded a river bend and came across these lions. My first time seeing animals like this outside of a zoo or BBC documentary... see the whole experience on my stories and swipe for a full gallery. #kinkenya
Day and night with the Maasai at the @cottars.1920scamp.bushvilla fly camp, on our first 24 hours in #Kenya with @kintravel. Swipe right to listen to more of their dance and their wonderful music. So many incredible people met over the past week but our hosts, the local Maasai, have shown us incredible hospitality. Much more to say about this but for now, check my stories and upcoming posts for the full experience!
As I wrap up my time in #Taipei, I’ve been reflecting on what an incredible travel experience this has been. I’ve been dreaming of visiting Asia for as long as I can remember- Taiwan was such a stunning introduction, and my high expectations were exceeded. I owe much of that to the deep thought and effort put in by the @gojourny team, who design amazing itineraries for travel across the world. A big thanks also to the tourism board, @ttb_na, who welcomed me here with open arms, and to @chinaairlines.usa who brought me across the Pacific on their new route from Ontario, CA with ease and comfort. I have a ton more work coming up from this trip- but for now, on to the next destination, and counting the days I’ll I return to this magical place! Swipe right for the full series. #journyxtaiwan #timefortaiwan #taiwanscene #mytaiwantour
A successful photograph lies at the confluence of multiple variables. Subject, timing, equipment, location, editing, light- the list is almost infinite. It’s by combining these variables that we arrive at a final image. . As you learn more about each variable, your ability to utilize them increases. You’ll uncover new combinations you’ve never tried before, and your style will evolve with you as you learn and grow. There’s no end to this education, and each and every thing you add to your creative toolbox exponentially increases these combinations. It’s what makes photography such an interesting pursuit- there’s no final mastery of the craft, there’s always more to learn. . This was one of my favorite stops in Taiwan... if you watch any stories from my trip- make it this one!! Would love your input here and there. @gojourny @ttb_na #journyxtaiwan