Hosted By Vancouver Based Award Winning Photographer Brian K. Smith MPA
India is a country of beautiful extremes and you are about to experience the absolute best and most captivating aspects of this beguiling land on this fabulous tour. Glimpses of this enchanting land are revealed to you in Delhi as you discover the beauty of the people and the bustling city, they live in. From there you are whisked to another world when you enter the ancient city of the Golden Fort – Jaisalmer. Awe-inspiring Mehrangarh Fort feels like a work of angles and giants. Jaipur, the city of victory, the first planned city of India founded in 1727 enchants you with its colourful bazaars and majestic forts. The forts and palaces give way to the feeling of ultimate love and devotion as you move to the majestic, yet the worldly story of the greatest symbol of love, the Taj Mahal. As you walk through the entrance gate in anticipation of casting our eyes upon this incredible structure, you are not prepared for this vision as the radiant beauty unveils herself before your eyes. The sweetness of this place seems to manifest as energy that seeps into your soul and soothes your heart. As you move closer to the Taj Mahal you are stunned at how many photos you have seen but nothing like your eyes are capturing at this incredibly memorable moment. You feel as though you have stepped back in time as you stroll the grounds and feel the love of this beautiful space. All this and more on this amazing tour of Rajasthan as well as the cities of Agra and Varanasi and, to top it off, a professional photographer with you too!! Indeed, acclaimed photographer Brian K Smith will be on this journey of a lifetime capturing the magical moments as they are presented to you. You will be able to not only enjoy each moment but have the opportunity to reflect back on those memorable moments with the photos Brian will take and prepare and send to you. You won’t miss a moment taking photos but will have all the candid moments of your magical trip through Rajasthan, Agra, and Varanasi to cherish forever.
Brian K.Smith MPA
Brian had an extremely successful 2020 BC Image Competition. In addition to an Honourable Mention for his Group Portrait “Urology Fellows Grad” he also was awarded a Best in Class Award for his Editorial Image “Prayers for Tibet”. Most importantly, Brian was named the 2020 British Columbia Photographer of the Year.
Vancouver-born photographer, Brian Smith, began capturing the world as a 10-year-old with a simple point and shoot camera. It was not long after that he was drawn to more sophisticated 35mm cameras and the magic of the darkroom – a world soaked in amber light where life’s fleeting moments could be reproduced in black and white. Immediately after high school graduation, Brian attended the Professional Photography Program at Langara College, providing a solid foundation for a life-long career behind the lens. The nine to five has Brian capturing the essence of public healthcare as a medical/corporate photographer for Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health, based out of the historic St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver. He is responsible for documenting medical & scientific procedures, operating room photography, studio portraits, publications, public relations, high definition video camera work, and video conferencing. Brian has operated his own professional photography business since 1992, specializing in travel, humanitarian, portrait, event, and fine art photography. Using the varied geography and culture of the world as inspiration, Brian has travelled to more than 40 countries. Journeys through Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Myanmar, the Mekong River, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia (Borneo), China, and more recently, Tibet, contribute to the eastern influences woven throughout his work. This has provided him with material to host over 30 fine art gallery shows of his photography. His work has been featured on the CBC, Rogers Television, Kodak Canada’s national magazine,
and many other publications. Brian is a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and the Lower Mainland Regional Chair for
the Professional Photographers of Canada-BC (6 years). He has a Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) with accreditation in TravelIllustration, Nature, and Scenic photography. Brian is also a National Judge of Accreditation and Salon (PPOC). Brian’s awards include the Nikon Award Of Excellence (PPOC-BC) and Best Portrait of a Man (PPOC-BC). He is an Association Member and an active volunteer with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Brian serves on the Creative Arts Advisory Board and he is an Instructor in the Continuing Education Travel Program at Langara College.