Olympus Imaging Presents David H. Wells October 10th Open to the Public Presentation!

Come join us for the free and open to the public presentation sponsored by Olympus Imaging during the California Photo Festival October 10th at 3:45pm at the Embassy Suites Ballroom. His presentation "Making Exceptional Travel Photographs" will inspire and educate all photographers.

At its best, travel photography combines two passions, travel and photography.  David H. Wells indulges those passions in his work as an award winning internationally traveled publication photographer. 

Making exceptional travel photographs requires skills in many different types of photography, from street photography to still-life work to portraits. In a typical day of travel, a photographer may shoot busy festivals, quiet buildings, open landscapes, or close-up nature. The best travel photographers are versatile in their skills and fluid in their process, using minimal gear to achieve a maximum of results. 

In this presentation David will explore some important skills needed for good travel photography including:

• The traveling photographer's camera and bag

• Being in the right place at the right time

• Varying the time of the day

• Understanding the light

• Portraying people

• Stopping action vs showing motion

• Thoughts on tripods

Varying lenses

David brings to this presentation four decades of experience in photography around the globe. David is also a veteran photo educator who was named one of the Best Workshop Instructors in a PDN Reader Survey.


See some of David's newest published work here: 



David H. Wells a free-lance photographer affiliated with Aurora Photos and photo educator in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives.  Wells is an editorial, commercial and location photographer focusing on multimedia productions and photo-essays for publication and exhibition. He is an award-winning, digitally capable photographer, producing images for local, national and international clientele. Past assignments have been for Life Magazine, National Geographic Publications, the New York Times Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, to name a few.  As an Olympus Visionary, Wells has been contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new product lines.