Saturday, December 12, 2009

Face the World with a Smile! - Images | Interface Images World Stock Photography

Face the World with a Smile! - Images Interface Images World Stock Photography

Face the World With a Smile -Images of smiling and happy people around the world.

Friday, November 27, 2009

A Smile from Colombia


Ethnic people of Columbia, South America
Originally uploaded by Image by Interface

Please enjoy the happiness and laughter in this photograph of a fruit vendor in Cartagena, Colombia. A smile transcends all!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mobile video conferencing in Cartagena, Colombia


Mobile video conferencing in Cartagena, Columbia
Originally uploaded by Image by Interface

Real time video conference to Vancouver, BC while driving in a moving van in downtown Cartagena, Colombia. Amazing is an understatement!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS by David Smith

My Vancouver BC area digital photography class & workshop schedule for Nov 2009 to Jan 2010 has been updated for Nov 2009 - Jan 2010. For details click here

Multimedia Slide Show Production and Sharing Digital Images
Sunday Nov. 29, 2009. 9:30am to 4pm $55
Surrey Art Gallery
13750 - 88 Avenue, (1 block east of King George Hwy. in Bear Creek Park)
Surrey, BC

Course no. 4186811 To Register 604-501-5100
This moderately paced 2 evening or full day session covers the planning and production of multimedia slide shows, sourcing and using audio files and new ways of sharing your digital images. Online sharing, easy web site production, Blogs, social networking and digital photo book production will be reviewed. Use of Picasa 3.0, Photoshop Elements 7.0, ProShow Gold 4.0 and ProShow Producer 4.0 and others will be demonstrated. Comprehensive handouts are supplied.

Digital Photography - Unlocking Your Camera’s Potential
Sunday Jan. 10, 2010. 9:30am to 4pm $55
Surrey Art Gallery
13750 - 88 Avenue, (1 block east of King George Hwy. in Bear Creek Park)
Surrey, BC

Course no. 4196316 To Register 604-501-5100

Beginners learn basic digital camera operation,camera settings, use of flash and how to take better images. Includes demonstrations of software, simple image organization, easy editing and sharing techniques and multimedia presentations.
Comprehensive handouts are supplied. Bring your camera and manual

NEW
Hands-on 4.5 Hr. Mini Workshops
$60 plus GST. Minimum 4 people max 8. Bring your own laptop and installed software. Free trial software available
Location: My West Vancouver home or for groups of 6 people or more at your location in the metro Vancouver area. Available only until Jan 9, 2010.

To register for any of the Hands-on Mini Workshops contact Dave Smith cell 604-818-7662 or dave@imagebyinterface.com


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

25% Off SELECTED PRINTS for the Holiday Season

25% Off ALL SELECTED PRINTS for the Holiday Season from this limited art photography collection of world images from the Interface Images stock photo gallery.
View the automatic slide show below or click on this link to view, select and order. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/217u2v

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Keynote Speaker and Guest Lecturer Services Announced



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 Smith, 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: Holland America Cruise Lines, Dundee Securities. District of West Vancouver, Justice Institute of BC.

Web Sites: http://www.imagebyinterface.com/ http://www.interfaceimages.com/

Contact information:

David Smith: Cell 604-818-7662 dave@imagebyinterface.com

Anna Smith Cell 778-867-2003 anna@imagebyinterface.com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

10% discount on all our our Vancouver, BC area wedding packages.


2010 weddings booked before Dec 31, 2009 will receive a 10% discount on all our our wedding packages.

Preserve this day forever with Image by Interface Wedding Photography. Full service wedding photographer coverage for Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Delta, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, Langley, BC Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Whistler and Kamloops area weddings and beyond.
Preserve the joy, happiness, tears and fun of your wedding day with the very best in digital wedding photography. When it comes to your wedding ... nothing but the very best will do. 12+ Years Wedding Experience. Professional. Creative. Funky. Flair. Candid. Elegant. Relaxed. Fun. Your memories forever...

We LOVE to photograph weddings! Visit our wedding web site

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Guess where we are for prizes!



Anna and David have been traveling again - this time to somewhere warm and humid and where the locals speak Spanish. This location is NOT on the radar of many travellers!


The first two Images Newsletter or Blog readers to email with the correct answer (guess the city) wins a prize! The first gets a free registration to any of our Fall Workshops or Classes in the Vancouver, BC area and the second second gets a free digital and travel photography explained tutorial CD with free shipping. Hint: .... an island. If you are first and live outside of the Vancouver, BC area you can select the Tutorial CD.

Email your answer to dave@imagebyinterface.com. Good luck!

Thanks to the correct answers (finally!!) to our last quiz (where we were not in a salt mine, Turkey or on the moon). We were in the Greek island of Milos, on the pumice covered and very beautiful and idyllic beach at Sarakiniko.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ziplining in Costa Rice

David and Anna continue their world travels by ziplining the rain forest jungle of Costa Rica. With cable runs of 10 different sections, they zipped above the rainforest trees, waterfalls and panoramic coastal ocean views at exhilarating high speeds with a simple harness and cable. Gaining confidence with each run, we videotaped ourselves while screaming joy and excitement. Watch for our YouTube posting shortly. Here is Anna in a moment of glee and enjoying this life experience.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Guess Where We Are for prizes!



Thanks to the readers of our last newsletter who tried to guess where Anna and I were. We were NOT on a salt pile, a simulated moonscape at the Smithsonian or in Turkey. Guess again, the photo is repeated at the left - the first two Images Newsletter or Blog readers to email with the correct answer wins a prize! The first gets a free registration to any of our Fall Workshops or Classes in the Vancouver, BC area and the second second gets a free digital and travel photography explained tutorial CD with free shipping. Hint: .... an island. If you are first and live outside of the Vancouver, BC area you can select the Tutorial CD.

Monday, August 24, 2009


My Vancouver BC area FALL digital camera and photography class schedule and speaking events has just been updated. To view click here

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Photos of the Vancouver Gay Pride Parade - Aug. 2, 2009


We have just published an online gallery of our images of the participants, spectators and events at the Vancouver, BC Gay Pride parade. This August 2, 2009 event was filled with gaiety, wild music and exhuberant dance with a mixture of gay rights and issues, religious choirs, corporate floats and local and federal government participation. The Vancouver City Police motorcycle team led the parade, marching Members of Parliament, the RCMP in their brilliant red scarlets and ad hoc groups promoting exhibitionism and many causes confirmed wide gay rights and free speech acceptance in this 2 hour long parade in Vancouver's west end. What was more colourful - the RCMP marching squad, the topless or nearly bottonless dancers or the fashion chic transvestites? To see for your self visit our online galley where you can license images for personal and business use or order quality prints.
At the gallery you are welcome to grab the code of our slide show for your own web site or blog. Happy Pride is an understatement!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS EXPANDED IN NORTH VANCOUVER, BC

My many digital photo class attendees have asked for more workshop/field trip sessions and I am pleased to do so. Our first session was sold out and we have people already registered for the July 25/09 Enthusiasts Digital Camera workshop so we are announcing more workshops in September. Space is still available, register now to secure your spot!

These full day workshops are held at the famous & highly picturesque
Park & Tilford Gardens in North Vancouver, just a few minutes west of the 2nd Narrows/Ironworkers' Memorial Bridge in North Vancouver. They have just renovated their Rose Room and is a perfect base to conduct our worksop and other activities. Location: 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver (room is at the west end of the gardens in the south-west corner of the Park & Tilford Shopping Centre.

You can register online for our Workshops with a credit card by clicking on the appropriate "Add to Cart" or contact Dave Smith cell 604-818-7662 or
dave@imagebyinterface.com

Here are the details for the last session in July and two NEW sessions in September:


Enthusiast’s Digital Camera Workshop
A HANDS-ON approach to learning creative digital photography.

A combination workshop and local field trip to learn creative camera operation, more advanced digital photography, lighting & flash techniques, people & macro photography. Faster paced - ideal for experienced photographers. Bring your camera, manual & accessories.

full day enthusiast digi photo workshop 9:30am -4pm Saturday July 25, 2009 $60.00 Course No. PT02
OR
full day enthusiast digi photo workshop 9:30am -4pm Saturday September 19, 2009 $60.00 Course No. PT04

To register click here

Beginner’s Digital Camera Workshop
A HANDS-ON approach to learning basic digital photography.

A combination workshop and local field trip to learn how to use your digital camera and the basics of digital photography with constructive critique of your images. Slow paced - ideal for beginners. Bring Your camera & manual

full day workshop 9:30am -4pm

Saturday Sept. 12, 2009 $Can 60 plus GST Course No PT03
To register click here

For our SUMMER & FALL 2009 updates and schedule of all photography classes, camera workshops and speaking events click here

Cheers!

David Smith
Image Master
Image by Interface
http://www.imagebyinterface.com/

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Acropolis Museum in Athens

© 2009 David & Anna Smith. http://www.imagebyinterface.com/. All Rights Reserved

The New Acropolis Museum in Athens opened on June 21, 2009. As published travel writers and photographers, my wife Anna and I toured the newly opened Acropolis Museum with our cameras last week using our journalism credentials the day before the general public was admitted. We were graciously and eagerly welcomed by friendly administrative staff to view and enjoy the spacious and innovative displays with natural light and an almost empty building which is truly a photographer’s dream come true.


Ancient artefacts hidden away in storage for years along with famous well-known treasures are displayed in a massive 3 story building atop unexcavated ruins, vast sloping glass floors, diffused light from windows and skylights – an architectural marvel. The entrance has your head turning and heart beating with wonder and awe. Our eyes are immediately captivated by the original lady Caryatids looking imperious and gracefully beautiful. At its pinnacle – the top floor, an exact replica of the top of actual Parthenon looking down from the Acropolis just a few hundred meters above gives rise to visitor expectations of a vast collection of artist sculpture, friezes and pediments among the metallic modern columns. Unfortunately, those expectations are not met, as it is clear to even the casual visitor that a great deal of its treasures are missing, the Parthenon having been plundered and victimized by Persians, British and others since its inception in 490 BC.

The new Acropolis museum is a story of a ultra modern building with a comprehensive collection with big gaps created by past pillage and rape of the Acropolis and waiting to be filled and punctuated by a continuously running, powerful multimedia slide show inside the cloned Parthenon. The Museum opening will surely bring the ownership issue of the Parthenon friezes grabbed by Lord Elgin (the ‘Elgin Marbles”) in the early 19th century and proudly flaunted by the British Museum to a head. Could this become a story of new repatriation of plundered artefacts and artist treasures across the modern world?



This story will include photography of both the new Acropolis Museum showing the building, its stunning modern architecture and its contents together with a stunning variety of day and evening shots of the actual Acropolis and Parthenon taken on June 23, 2009. These photographs are also online and available for immediate licensing -click Gallery - New Acropolis Museum in Athens Interested parties are invited to contact the undersigned:


David SmithImage by Interface
cell 604-818-7662

July 2009 Images Newsletter just posted!

To view our July 2009 Issue of 'Images Newsletter' for photographers, travellers & dreamers visit

http://tinyurl.com/ln9ttf

Cheers!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Kicking It Up in Mykonos


David and Anna enjoyed Mykonos so much they stayed a week! Here they are kicking it up at Little Venice in Mykonos Town. Watch for more posts of their recent travels in the Mediterranean....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Order Prints from our Gallery of Fine Art Images


April 8, 2009. We have added print ordering from any of our images in our photo archives with shipping to both US and Canadian addresses, effective immediately. Professional lab economical prints from sizes 5x7in to 30x40in and on a variety of products are available. You can easily search our Interface Images stock photo archives or visit our Fine Art Gallery to order your prints online. Click on the windmill image at the left from Paros, Greece to visit our Fine Art Gallery

Interface Images has a stock photography collection of over 6,000 world travel, lifestyle, ethnic life, human interest and fine art images from around the world. Inexpensive personal use and corporate royalty free or rights managed licenses and prints are immediately available online.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Grab our World Travel Image Slide Show code for your own Web Site or Blog



Anyone is invited to copy the code from any of our Travel and Photo Blog slide shows and place it on their own web site or Blog to jazz up there own online presence.

The slide shows link the viewer to our comprehensive collection of world travel and lifestyle images whic are available for commercial and personal usage license or for prints. Just click on the up arrow at the bottom right of any of our Blog slide shows and grab the "embed code"


Lets is know which link you have placed our slide show(s) and we will be pleased to share/feature your link on our web site or Blog


This is part on our Internet viral marketing program.


The image in this post is from our Boi Bumba festival collection from the Amazon River in Brazil


Our complete image collection with easy search is at our Interface Images archives

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Free Shipping On Our Photography Tutorial CD

Purchase our new Improved 9th edition Tutorial CD "Digital & Travel Photography - Explained" - presentation content from over 24 hours of instruction for beginner & intermediate photographers and more!

Price is only $US 25. Free shipping to US and Canada - until supplies last.
For product details click here

To order and get free shipping click below






Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Slide Shows Posted in Our Blog

In addition to our Photographers' Choice selection, we have posted a variety of automated flash slide shows to our blog including new images from our travels to South America, cruising life and selections from our world travels.

The vivid colours, beautiful costumes and elaborate floats from the Boi Bumba Festival from Parintens on the Amazon River in Brazil is a must see slide show! Simply scroll down in our Blog to see the show.

Please feel free to grab the code from any of our slide shows to put on your own web site or Blog. Visitors can click on any image of our slide shows and order prints or personal or business usage licenses or visit our Interface Images stock archives to see a comprehensive selection of world travel, lifestyle, ethnic portraits and human interest images.

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