I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with the awesome crew of employees at Kata Bags this past November. Based in Jerusalem, Israel, Kata has been a legit player in the photo backpack arena for some time now. While I don’t “officially” endorse Kata Bags, they make a stellar product, and I truly enjoyed the time spent with them in their beautiful country. Check out the video above for a look at our time together, or visit http://www.kata-bags.com/About+Kata/Activities/Falling+For+Kata/FALLING+FOR+KATA/18164170 for a more in depth look.
Looking for your next unforgettable photo adventure? Join me on a photo tour through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam this October. We will be visiting and photographing some of the most culturally treasured locations in the world, bursting at the seams with travel, religious, scenic, cultural and countless other photo opportunities. With only the best and most experienced local guides, this tour is sure exceed any and all expectations. We still have several spots available on this tour. Visit this link for a full itinerary and detailed tour info. See below for tour highlights.
1) We start in Luang Prabang which been claimed by the UNESCO as “the
best-preserved city in South East Asia”. During our time here, we shoot
the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai,
then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of
the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset
and the Mekong River–excellent opportunity for sunset and landscape
2) Still in Luang Prabang, we start with a shoot of the city’s oldest
temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs
sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian
architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River,
which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as
well as explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with
thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes
left by pilgrims. This a great opportunity to shoot landscape and people
3) A morning cruise on Halong Bay for sunrise. The Bay is a World
Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994, with thousands limestone islets
and offers a great chance for landscape work as we weave between the
4) Near Sapa we have the terraced paddy fields, small waterfalls and
pinewoods. This is an awesome location to capture the terraced fields and other
landscape opportunities of this ancient area.
5) Visit and capture the vitality of the weekly market of the hill tribes
living around Sapa. The Can Cau market, Bac Ha market or Coc Ly market or
we’ll enjoy the market of Black H’Mong and Dzay people. This is a
opportunity to capture shots where hundreds of people from the tribes of
the H’Mong, Tay, Dzay, Dzao, Kinh gather for meeting, shopping and
exchanging their goods, especially fabrics and handicrafts weekly.
6) The iconic Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom complex along with the Banteay
Srey Temple which means “Citadel of Women”, made of pink sandstone and
presents the most graceful carvings in stone we might ever see in our