David duCheminAssignment Photographer and Best-Selling Author
David duChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Victoria, Canada, when he’s home, David leads a nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents. When on assignment David creates powerful images that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable and the oppressed for the international NGO community. When creating the art he so passionately shares, David strives to capture the beauty of the natural world.
David’s travel has taken him through winters in Russia and Mongolia, a summer on the Amazon, spending time among nomads in the Indian Himalayan and remote Northern Kenya to name a few. A driven artist, creative professional, entrepreneur and life-long adventurer, David educates and inspires through stunning visuals and hilarious travel stories, and insights, from a life spent outside and abroad.
Summary of Discussion Topics:
- Making a deeper connection to your audience to be heard in the marketplace
- Realizing the value you can add to the world through photography
- Shifting focus from the gear to the passion
- How to cut through the noise of constantly evolving gear
- Becoming a meaningful creator
- Getting over your fear to go deeper with your creativity
- Concentrating on telling great, compelling stories
- How to become curious so you can pursue new possibilities and serve your clients better
- Why play is a better way to approach creativity than practice
- How to be professional while still leveraging your time for future payoff
- Finding a balance with paid work and passion projects
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