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David Smith is a Guest Lecturer & Keynote Speaker on World Travel Adventures, The World of Digital Photography, Travel Photography, World Travel Adventures, Living the Dream, and Why Being Passionate Improves Your Work and Home Life

Anna Smith is a Guest Lecturer & keynote Speaker on Exotic Fabrics of the World, Fabric Arts, Photo Transfer Techniques and World Travel Adventures

For Customer Appreciation Events, Conventions, Trade Shows, Employee Enrichment, Cruise Lines, Travel Industry events, Airlines, Tour Operators, Financial Planners, Investment dealers, Stock Brokers, Banks, Event Planners, Event coordinators, Social workers, Seniors Centers, Health care providers, Associations, NGO's, government agencies and more.    


Our Backgrounds:

David Smith morphed into a full time freelance digital photographer and world traveler from a business career in crisis management and finance just 10 years ago. His images have been published worldwide in travel guides, books, magazines, newspapers and web sites. He is represented internationally by stock photo agencies. David embraced the digital photography world in the mid 1990’s before digital camera and is passionate about what he does – photography, teaching it and traveling the world.

He is an honors graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.Sc. in Chemistry. David ponders: “Life is crazy - when they took the chemistry out of photography - I got really got into it” 

He is a professional member of the Editorial Photographers Association and past President of the North Shore Photographic Society of West Vancouver, B.C. where he resides. David has published and frequently updates a popular Tutorial CD ‘Digital and Travel Photography’. 

Between world travels he teaches digital photography to beginner, enthusiast and pro photographers. Both he and his wife Anna, a fabric artist, are frequent cruise ship guest lecturers -he speaks on travel destinations and photography; she speaks on exotic world fabrics and conducts textile and fabric workshops.

“The only reason we come home from our travels is to change our clothes and see our 5 grandchildren”

David is recognized as a world-class lecturer and keynote speaker. His knowledge of the creative process, his friendly relaxed fun style, travel adventures and life experiences make his presentations truly informative, entertaining and inspiring. David and Anna are available as keynote speakers and workshop leaders at business conferences, travel industry gatherings, photography seminars and customer appreciation sessions. 

Recent Public Speaking Clients: Oceania Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas Lines, Holland America Cruise Lines, Dundee Securities,. District of West Vancouver, Justice Institute of BC, Surrey Art Centre. 

Sample Cruise Lines Speaking Topics © 2013 David Smith 

1. Travel Photography Tips For Cruisers

Travel photographer David Smith demonstrates tips and techniques for taking and sharing better photos of cruise activities, ports of call and shore excursions. The first in a series of informative, entertaining and inspiring photography lectures.  

2. Digital Photography For Beginners

A slow paced session on basic camera settings and easy tips & techniques for capturing and sharing better travel images with any digital camera.  Learn, laugh and get inspired! 

3. Getting Creative - More Travel Photography Tips for Cruisers

How to capture simply amazing images of your voyage – using light, low light, flash techniques, filters, and simple but magical photo techniques.  Wow! 

4. Basic Digital Camera Workshop

Learn to create better images with simple focus, exposure, flash and composition techniques. Experience a fun group photo technique. Bring your camera and a smile!   

5. What’s New in Digital Photography?

Get up to date on new camera features, photo techniques, smart phones & tablet  aps and new software and editing tools with a few hints for the future 

6. Capturing the Color & Charm Of Local People and Culture With Your Camera

Afraid of taking photos of people you don’t know? - an inspiring lecture on people photography in the different cultures of the South Pacific, Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.   

7.  World Travel Photography Tales – Life Lessons from a Camera

Join David and his wife Anna as they share their travel tales and photo adventures in world ports of call in this fun, poignant and inspirational multimedia presentation.   

8. Editing Your Travel Images

Easy Fixes and image enhancements. Tummy tucks? Getting rid of the Ex? No problem!  One mouse click solutions that will amaze you! 

9. New Ways of Sharing Your Images to WOW your audience!

Easy multimedia slide show production, photo book creation, online sharing, social networking, the Cloud and more!  

10. Easy Production of Amazing Travel Multimedia Shows

Planning, creation, music sources and techniques to amaze your friends and family! 

11. Travel  Photography: It’s a Wrap and Q&A Session

Bring your questions, ideas and travel photo tales to this informal and fun camera club style session with a few surprises!   

Contact David Smith: Cell 604-818-7662

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Anna Smith

Color and fiber have influenced Anna since her toddler years. Anna resides in West Vancouver, BC where she instructs fabric arts, quilting and photo transfer classes at art galleries and quilting guilds. She has served on the Executive on several BC Quilting Guilds. As a frequent world traveler, it is her mission to search out new textiles and innovative fabric art techniques to complement her overflowing fabric and embellishment library.  

She and her husband, David, a professional travel photographer, travel writer and guest lecturer always have their bags and cameras packed for their next travel adventure. When Anna added photography to her many passions it was only time until she needed to preserve her special photos and works of art into fabric photo creations.

Anna has a passion for color and creating new designs from world fabrics gathered in her travels, She constantly researches and records her discoveries whether it be in the jungles of South America, markets of South East Asia, deserts of Africa or the galleries of Europe. She has lectured on exotic fabrics of the World on cruise ships in 6 continents and continues to teach fabric arts and share her passion when she is at home. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in art galleries, offices, stores and museums.

Anna particularly enjoys the people she has met while pursuing her passion. With colorful travel tales and fabric samples she is bound to entertain, inform and inspire you with enthusiasm and a sense of humor. Anna’s motto is to live each day to the fullest, just like her overflowing fabric studio.

Contact Anna Smith: tel 604-926-2006  

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Some of Our NEW Public Speaking Topics

From the series David and Anna’s Excellent Travel & Photo Adventures™.


Do You Have A Bucket List? World Travel for Seniors on a Budget

Join baby boomers David and Anna Smith as they share their world travel tales and budget tips from their excellent world travel & photo adventures. As frequent world travelers they will show you their bucket list on 6 continents and how they budget, travel, plan and pack as seniors. Whether your are an arm chair traveler, active travel adventurer or just travel planning, get your bucket list and pencil ready for this informative, entertaining and inspiring multimedia presentation.

Travel Photography Today - Traveling with your Digital Camera

Professional world travel photographers and travel writers David and Anna Smith share cool travel photography tips and techniques for capturing and sharing your travel images using today’s digital cameras, modern easy-to-use software and online social networks.  With a few amazing photo stories and adventures thrown in, this inspiring multimedia presentation for beginner or enthusiasts photographers and local or world travelers will keep you informed and entertained.  Bring your camera and an open mind.   

Travel Tales from South East Asia - Why Thailand is on our Bucket List

Professional world travel photographers and travel writers David and Anna Smith share their travel tales and adventures from Thailand as they float adrift on the Mekong River, visit long neck villages, tour ancient Bangkok silk factories and floating markets, play with tigers, elephants and snakes and savour its foods, blissful serenity, idyllic beaches  and peaceful people. This multimedia presentation will surely place Thailand on your future travel bucket list. 

OTHER TOPICS FOR (not in any particular order): Italy, World Travel on Cruise Ships, Exotic Fabrics of the World, Egypt and Jordan, Buenos Aires, Morocco, Crete, The Greek Islands