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India: Pushkar Photo Tour 2016 Amritsar and Haridwar

Catching up with some more blog posts from 2016…. This set is from the optional extension to our annual Pushkar photo tour, where we visit Amritsar, home of the most important Sikh temple in the world and Haridwar, a sacred Hindu bathing location, on the Ganges river in the foothills of the Himalaya. Visits to Haridwar and […]

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India: Gujarat and the Malabar Coast Photo Tour, February 2017

  With some time in the office this week , I’m beginning to catch up with old blog posts that I promised myself I’d get around to doing. Back in February, just after the tour finished, I posted some images from the trip, but it wasn’t until today that I had a chance to re-look at the Lightroom […]

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Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip, Post #6 The Nomads

During my scouting trip for the 2018 Photo Tour to Ladakh, my visit to the nomadic pastoralists was indeed one of the highlights!   Just how, when, and where nomadic pastoralists inhabiting Ladakh today originated remains a mystery. These nomadic people are generally believed to be among the earliest inhabitants of the region. It is thought that […]

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Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip, Post #5

More images from my recent Ladakh scouting trip. The following photos include images of Buddhist monks, Buddhist nuns and local people wearing traditional Ladakhi dress. Additionally, there are several shots of the fascinating and welcoming Aryan people who live in several remote villages. In each community, monastery and ethnic group that we explored in Ladakh we found fascinating, friendly, curious, […]

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Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip, Post #4

Perhaps, Lonely Planet says it best when they describe Ladakh: “Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) dramatically crown rocky outcrops amid whitewashed stupas and mani walls. Colourful fluttering prayer flags share their spiritual messages metaphorically with the mountain breeze. Prayer wheels spun clockwise release more merit-making mantras. […]

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Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip, Post #3

  Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that  extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the Himalayas, inhabited by people of mostly Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in India and its culture and history are closely related to that of […]

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Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip Post #2

This is my second post, with selected images from a recent, Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip.  Our June trip is already sold out but there are spaces still available on the July Photo Tour Ladakh is indeed, breathtaking, in more ways than one. The sweeping, lunar-like, mountain landscapes are a sight to behold in this otherworldly […]

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Ladakh, India: Scouting Trip For Two Upcoming 2018 Photo Tours

I’ve just returned from my scouting trip for two photo tours that we’ll be offering next year. The Jim Cline Photo Tours 2018 Ladakh, Heartland of the Indian Himalaya Photo tours, will be offered in June and (due to popular demand) a second trip in July.  Please use the links to learn more about each tour. Ladakh […]

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2017 India: Three Festivals Photo Tour #6

For the 6th set of color images from the Jim Cline Photo Tours 2017 India: Three Festivals Photo Tour, I’m including 27 of my favorite shots from our time in Amritsar, at Hola Mohalla and a few from the Kavant festival in Gujarat . We will be running this trip in 2018, so if you’re interested […]

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2017 India: Three Festivals Photo Tour #5

For the 5th set of color images from the Jim Cline Photo Tours 2017 India: Three Festivals Photo Tour, I’m including 34 of my favorite shots from our time in  NewDelhi and while shooting widows Holi in Vrindavan. We will be running this trip in 2018, so if you’re interested in joining us, please click over […]

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Republic of Guinea: Education Development Center, 2004

The Republic of Guinea lies on the West coast of Africa between Guinea Bissau to the north and Sierra Leone to […]

2017 India: Three Festivals Photo Tour in Black & White

While in Ahmedabad, we visited an old section of town, where conditions and backdrops for street photography are at their […]

World Malaria Day, April 25, 2016

Today, April 25th is World Malaria Day, but in reality, for half the world, every day is malaria day. Statistics show us […]

Reserve Your Spot on the 2016 Angkor Photo Workshop

The Sixth Annual Angkor Photo Workshop is coming this July and as of today, March 14th, there are still spots […]

Afghanistan In Black & White: 10 Years Ago This Month

Last weekend I watched Tim Heatherinton & Sebastian Junger’s film, Restrepo. I had viewed the film several years ago but […]

Ghana: Seven Years Ago

In 2008 I traveled to Ghana to do an NGO shoot for Freedom From Hunger. A few days ago, while […]