Talking Photography 2016 at The Toronto Camera Club

I'm pleased to announce that Ariel and I are going to be part of this year's Talking Photography series at the Toronto Camera Club.  We will be presenting our talk on Nepal.

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016. 8pm
Place: Toronto Camera Club (587 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto)
Ticket at the door: $15

 Solu Khumbu Region, Nepal

Solu Khumbu Region, Nepal

Travel in Nepal: Yaks, Mountains and Monasteries

Wedged between the Himalayan range to the north and the jungles to the south, Nepal’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its physical one. Its people’s religious practices range from Indian-style Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism. This presentation begins in the chaotic city of Kathmandu and continues into the high Himalayas - a photographic journey of centuries-old stupas and temples and the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas.

Nepal Trek & Everest Photography Workshop

JOIN US FOR A 15-DAY ADVENTURE IN NEPAL WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE UNPARALLELED BEAUTY OF THE HIMALAYAS. THIS WORKSHOP TAKES US THROUGH THE SOLU KHUMBU DISTRICT OF NEPAL IN THE REGION OF MOUNT EVEREST. WITNESS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD AND EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE OF THE SHERPA PEOPLE.

 Click on the image above for the Nepal & Everest gallery

Click on the image above for the Nepal & Everest gallery

OVERVIEW

Dates: October 15-29, 2016
Cost: $3200.00 USD
15 days / 14 nights
Limit: 8 participants
Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin
Type of trek: Lodge/Teahouse
Max altitude: 5360m
Trek grade: Moderate/Adventurous

Nepal, a land of pristine beauty offers unique opportunities for photographers interested in travel and landscape photography. We explore both a rich local culture with spectacular vistas of the Himalayas. The workshop traverses lands inhabited by the Sherpa people, known for their hospitality and incredible strength in high altitudes.

We begin the workshop in the ancient city of Kathmandu where we’ll spend 2 days exploring the chaos and tranquility of the city. We then take a spectacular flight to the town of Lukla where our adventure truly begins. As we make our way high into the mountainous terrain of the Solu Khumbu, Everest, we climb west to the village of Gokyo and the five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier where we will witness some of the highest mountains in the world. We’ll walk to the top of Gokyo Ri and witness a sunset like no other, with views of 4 of the world highest peaks, including Mt. Everest.

And we’ll have lots of fun and laughs along the way, that’s a promise.

ITINERARY
For the detailed itinerary, please visit the Outdoor Photo Journey page.

Our article 'The ebb and flow of Kathmandu' on Maptia

We are very excited to see our article finally landed on Maptia. It is a comfortable 6 minutes read with great visuals. Highly recommended. So get cozy, grab a warm drink and enjoy.

 Finding intimacy and beauty in a colourful, chaotic city.

Finding intimacy and beauty in a colourful, chaotic city.

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in the Junction 2015

f11project is proud to present 'Buddhism in Nepal' at Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction

Opening Reception: May 2nd, 2015. 6-9 pm

May 1st - May 31st, 2015
Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction
3021 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Z4 (map)

Visit Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival page here.

Religion in Nepal is an intricate mix of faiths, traditions, festivals and doctrines. Nepal is the world’s only Hindu nation with 87% of Nepalese officially declared Hindus. Buddhism is the second largest religion in this mountain kingdom and Buddhist influences permeate all layers of the society. Due to the close proximity to Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism is the most dominant and widely practiced form of buddhism in this tiny kingdom.

The intermingling of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and practices is commonplace with Hindus worshipping at Buddhist temples and Buddhists worshipping at Hindu temples. This rich dual faith tradition binds both groups together and ensure social coherence. 

The images in this exhibit connect the viewers to the daily religious objects and acts of worship that were captured from a recent 2013 trip to Nepal. (A few of the images from the gallery above will be on view in the exhibit.) 

. Louis Au