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43 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David DuChemin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David DuChemin, often where they are interviewed.

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43 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David DuChemin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David DuChemin, often where they are interviewed.

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David duChemin - The Importance Of Doing The Work

The Contact Sheet
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Hey everyone, welcome back to another episode. This is the third release for this podcast, and the photographer I’m speaking with today is someone whose work has had a big influence on me, right from the beginning of my career. 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with David, he refers to himself as a world and humanitarian assignment photographer, and he’s also a best selling author. You may have heard of a few of his books, titles such as ‘The Soul Of The Camera’, Within The Frame’, and one of my personal favourites—Visionmongers. 

One of the things that I’ve always loved about David is his focus on vision and creativity, rather than the technical side of things, and in my opinion, there really isn’t a better person to sit down with to talk about the creative journey. 

In this interview, we discuss the process of discovering your style, the importance of starting, growing as an artist, making mistakes, and a lot of other interesting topics. 

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May 11 2020



A Beautiful Anarchy (with David duChemin)

The Accidental Creative
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This week’s podcast episode features David duChemin talking about his book and podcast A Beautiful Anarchy.

When most of us tell the story of our career journey, it’s often a very linear tale. “And then, I left that job and took this one. Then, I decided to step away for a bit and start something new. Then, I took a role with a marketing firm.” However, the reality is much more complex.

Most of our lives and our career journeys are much more circuitous in nature. My friend Mitch Joel calls it “the squiggly path”, meaning that it veers left and right and doesn’t seem to have a rhyme or reason looking forward, but looking back it all begins to make sense.

My career path was definitely “squiggly”. As I discuss with David duChemin in this week’s episode about his book and podcast A Beautiful Anarchy, twenty years ago I could never have imagined the career I’m in now. However, looking back, the clues were there all along. (There weren’t many early-twenty-something musicians dragging personal development books along to gigs or tracking creative productivity in notebooks…)

Careers Usually Only Make Sense Looking Backward

There are two dynamics present early in your career: (1) there are clues all around you as to what you might be great at and enjoy, and (2) you lack the wisdom, self-knowledge, and foresight to be able to put those clues together. So as you move forward, you do your best to navigate according to what you know. Many people eventually figure out the pieces some time in their early to mid thirties, and are able to begin assembling a life and career that brings more meaning and opportunity to contribute. However, by that point many people are often more encumbered by things like mortgages and family responsibilities, making shifting a career more of a challenge.

If you find yourself in a place where you might be ready for a change, I challenge you to take a hard look at the clues in your past successes and try to identify any patterns that stand out to you. Where were you (a) fully competent, (b) deeply driven, and (c) well-received by others? That’s the very definition of a “sweet spot”.

You Need To Bring Stakeholders Along

In any career or life move, you must ensure that your stakeholders are fully considered. The general rule of thumb for family decisions is that the least risk averse person gets to determine the threshold for action. In other words, if one person is ready to leap, but the other says “we need six months of savings in the bank first”, the more risk-averse person gets to call the shots. That way, everyone feels good about the move.

Are there any stakeholders you need to include in your planning? Are they aware of your present thinking?

Be Responsive, Not Reactive

Many people are reacting to the present circumstances without fully absorbing the implications of their actions. In any stressful moment, I find it best to take a pause, consider everything that’s happening, consider the all of the possible consequences of my actions (first, second, and potential third order consequences), consider my values, and then act in a meaningful way. I find that by taking this approach, I am much less likely to jump into something I’ll regret later. Be responsive, not reactive.

As you consider all of the effects of our present situation on your life and work, where are you tempted to react instead of meaningfully responding? Take some time to pause, to reflect on the consequences, to consider your values, then to craft a strategic plan of action that moves you forward.

Embrace the beautiful anarchy that is a life well-lived and work well-crafted. Use this time we all have to respond to your circumstances, to strategize, and to embrace the possibility of what awaits on the other side.

This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks . See how Freshbooks can save you time and boost your creativity at

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Apr 27 2020



160: The Heart of the Photograph With David Duchemin

Hit The Streets with Valerie Jardin
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This week my guest is someone you’ve heard on the show before, our good friend David DuChemin. We talk a bout his latest book The Heart of the Photograph: 100 questions for making stronger, more expressive photographs and much more!

Apr 16 2020


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David duChemin is a world and humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose spirit of adventure fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Vancouver, Canada, David chases compelling images on all seven continents. When on assignment, David creates powerful photographs that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable, and the oppressed for the international NGO community. When creating the art he so passionately shares, David strives to capture the beauty of the natural world.    Photographer Links:  David duChemin Willy Ronis Alex Webb   Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops   Candid Frame Resources Making Photographs: Developing a Personal Visual Workflow Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .

Apr 07 2020

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On today's episode Tomash is talking to David duChemin, world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, digital publisher, and international workshop leader whose nomadic and adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share.

Mar 31 2020


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Meet David duChemin, a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Victoria, Canada, when he’s home, David leads a semi-nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents.

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Mar 04 2020

1hr 17mins


2: David DuChemin - Being More Alive Through Photography

The Family Photographer
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Today’s guest is David DuChemin. You may be familiar with David and his work. If not, I’m happy to be the one to introduce you. David is a teacher, adventurer and author - some of his books are  - Within the Frame, The Soul of the Camera, The Visual Toolbox and A Beautiful Anarchy.  David sends out an newsletter every couple of weeks. I read one he wrote in response to a comment he got and I wrote him right back saying - I love what your saying here - do you want to talk about it with me on my podcast? That is where are conversation starts and I know your are going to enjoy it.

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May 28 2019

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TTIM 161 – David duChemin and The Traveling Lens

The Traveling Image Makers
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The guest for this episode of the podcast is an old friend of the Traveling Image Makers podcast. We recorded episode TTIM 66 – David duChemin and The Soul of the Camera with him a while back.

David is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, digital publisher, and international workshop leader. 

Based in Victoria, Canada, when he’s home, David leads a nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents.

He just reopened for enrollment his travel photography course, The Traveling Lens. You can sign up for it only until January 24.

Ralph and Ugo ask David about his course: How is it structured? What can students hope to learn from it? Why shoot it in Varanasi, India?

They also discuss other, more general topics pertaining to photography and travel, like what it means to be compassionate, how to grab the subject’s attention, being present in the moment, quantity vs. quality, visual inventories, and more.

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Jan 22 2019

1hr 2mins


43: A Chat With David duChemin About Travel Photography + Creating Images with Soul

Marketing Tips for Photographers | The Tog Republic Podcast
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Meet David duChemin, he is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share!

In today’s episode David shared with us his views on photography, how to approach strangers you want to photograph, but most importantly we cover the topic of how to create images with soul! This can be a whole podcast season in itself, but David gave us some great pointers to start our own journey on creating better images.

Oct 19 2018



Process Driven 24: David duChemin

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“It’s not where you go that really is the point, it’s the going. It’s the person you become in the going to these places.”

This is going to be a terrific season of Process Driven and I’m starting it off with a conversation with one of my favorite people, author and photographer, David duChemin. I first spoke to David in 2009 after reading his book Within the Frame. Since then, we’ve recorded a number of conversations together and in addition to being a fan of both his words and his pictures, I’m proud to call him a friend. We begin the conversation talking about David’s new book Pilgrims & Nomads — a body of work that has taken him nearly twelve years and multiple trips to Ethiopia and Northern Kenya to produce. As is often the case when David and I sit down, the conversation quickly seems to find its own rhythm and its own direction.

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Music in this episode: Please Listen Carefully (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Oct 12 2018

1hr 15mins