David Tejada

David Tejada
Upcoming Tours
Croatia Photo Tour: The Best of Croatia April 14th, 2019
Turkey Photo Tour: Treasures of Turkey - Where East Meets West October 7th, 2019

David Tejada has been a professional photographer for more then 30 years, specializing in location work for advertising and corporate clients worldwide.
David is an excellent instructor, having conducted more then 3o travel workshops and over 60 international Speedlight workshops. He has taught at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, and at the Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai.

For 8 years, David taught travel workshops for Popular Photography/American Photo magazines before they closed in 2017. Leading trips to Egypt, Greece, Dubai, Arches National Park, Costa Rica, Croatia, Venice, Monument Valley, Death Valley, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Estonia, Yellowstone, New Orleans, Rhode Island, Monterey CA, Istanbul, Charleston, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Yosemite.

I am absolutely passionate about photography and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with participants.

David teaches all aspects of photography, from basic functions on the camera to the creative choices photographers make when making photographs. “Developing a creative eye in photography is the goal with my instruction during a workshop”. Successful photographs rely on Line, Shape, Texture, Pattern, and Color these elements bring order to a photographic composition. During a workshop with David you will receive photo critiques, and group or individual lectures about camera functions, composition, and even processing.... Just let me know what you want to learn.

I've been on 21 photo treks with 13 professional photographers and David Tejada is at the top of my lists of favorites! Besides being a phenomenal photographer, he is also a fabulous teacher of all things photography (set-up, lighting, post processing). It has been my observation that no other mentor has spent more time with trekkers then David! I can't remember one instance, in the six treks I've made with David, that he didn't put the trekkers needs first! Anyone who has traveled with David would look forward to traveling with him again! That includes me!

Bill R.

I experienced my first photography tour with David Tejada. A group spent 2 weeks traveling across Spain and Portugal. David was amazing! His knowledge and enthusiasm was so valuable as a mentor. He never stopped helping, teaching, explaining and sharing his knowledge. I learned more in those 2 weeks with David than I learned over the last 5 years. I was definitely the least technical in the group and he made me feel so confident. I find myself looking for tours he is guiding so I can Participate in his love for travel, knowledge of photography and encouragement as a mentor.

Jamie B.

I've had the privilege of working with David on several photo tours as a trip leader through the Mentor Series workshops which ceased operations in 2017. David has dual talents, being both an accomplished pro photographer and an outstanding instructor. He has the ability to clearly communicate to someone new to photography the basics of shooting and also work in tandem with more seasoned photographers to help refine their skills. He has an easy going personality - anyone passionate about photography would be fortunate to hang with David. 

Donnie S.

I’ve taken part in two trips David has lead, Vietnam will always stand out to me. I will always remember the impromptu portrait session David set up on the top of a beautiful mountain in SaPa Vietnam.   After a two mile hike David stopped and surprised everyone with something he had been hiding in his backpack.  It was a portable soft box, stand and speed light!  It was just what we needed as we took turns photographing portraits of willing volunteers from the Red Dao ethnic tribe.  We had a breathtaking view and jaw-dropping photos to remember it all by.  It was an invaluable learning experience made possible by the foresight, creativity, and experience of David.

Ed S.

My wife and I have travelled more than half a dozen countries with David over the past many years.
He has that infectious enthusiasm that excites you in shooting landscapes and people. He has a way of engaging the locals to pose for a shot. His mastery of controlling ambient and artificial light is practical and easily learned. Traveling with David is like photographing the world with a friend. We look forward to traveling with him again.

Manny B.
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