Archive | 2010

Interviewed by Piers Ede, “The Indiaphile”

We were in Varanasi during my annual photo tour, when Piers Ede contacted me regarding an interview for his blog called “The Indiaphile”.  Piers had just posted his interview with National  Geographic photographer, Steve McCurry so I must say that I was honored to be chosen for his  next interview. Piers and I finally hooked […]

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U.S. Funded Radio Station Begins Broadcasting in Southern Sudan

In the run-up to a key political referendum to decide whether the south splits from the north, a new locally based independent radio station has opened in Southern Sudan. Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the new station is operated by the nonpartisan Sudan Radio Service (SRS) and provides daily news and […]

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Ten Christmas Gift Ideas

There are some ordinary things that I use on a daily basis, and they are just so well made, comfortable, or user friendly that they make me happy every time I use them. So if you’re looking for a gift idea here are a few of the things I would suggest for the photographer/traveler in your life.

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The Untouchable

Often the most memorable part of a trip has nothing to do with some famous annual event, or an iconic location in the country you’re visiting. I’m writing this entry having just returned from the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan. The Pushkar fair is the centerpiece of the photo tour I do in India, so don’t get […]

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Giving Back.

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Angkor Hospital For Children, Siem Reap Cambodia

Since 2001 I have done photography for the Angkor Hospital For Children in Siem Reap Cambodia. Most recently I photographed their Home Care program.

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Jaipur: The Pink City

Jaipur is India’s pink city, its old section of town made entirely of pink sandstone and surrounded by a high wall. We entered the city through one of the archways and made our way to the famous Hawa Mahal, or “palace of the winds”. During the day we visited Amber fort, the observatory and spent time having our picture taken on the street by a man with an ancient view camera…

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Pushkar After the Rain

What an amazing morning we had! We woke to crystal clear, star filled skies at 6:00 am and headed down to the fairgrounds. The light was truly spectacular.

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Pushkar Photo Extravaganza Continues!

Yesterday it rained all day, which is unheard of for Rajasthan in November, but made for some wonderfully unique photos with great reflections and deep saturated colors (see yesterday’s post). In the afternoon we had a clear sky and luckily came across a rearing horse just as we were re-entering the fairgrounds!

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Pushkar Fair: Morning Shoot

Our first morning shoot at Pushkar Fair started at 6:00 AM, with a quick trip from our tented camp, down to the fairgrounds. Before sunrise, the camel, cattle, and horse traders are waking up to their fireside morning tea. This is difficult subject to photograph due to extremely low light conditions. This would be the first real test of my new Nikon D3S’s. I set my ISO to 6400 and began shooting….

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Vietnam Explorer Photo Tour

The 2018 Jim Cline Photo Tours Vietnam Explorer Photo Tour has been completed. Another amazing trip through a country full […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveling Photographer

With the holidays right around the corner, you might be wondering what to purchase that special traveling photographer in your […]

India Photo Tour Video

A short film, chronicling the 2017 Jim Cline Photo Tours Pushkar trip. Still images and ground-based video shot using the […]

India: 2017 Pushkar Photo Tour

During our tour we visit the golden city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is named after its founder Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a […]

India: 2017 Pushkar Photo Tour in Black and White

A selection of images in black and white from my recent Jim Cline Photo Tours, Pushkar trip, ending with some […]

India: Pushkar Fair and the Taj Mahal Photo Tour 2017

During the first full moon of November, India’s Pushkar Fair, Asia’s largest camel and livestock market springs to life in […]