September 7, 2018

Hi, and thank you for your attention and consideration in visiting my website and occasional blog. 

I am so flattered and grateful for great clients and being able to share my professional passion for photography with them. Even more so when they send me such a kind (an...

August 6, 2018

Pick out a gorgeous photo of the Land of Israel and buy it as a stretched canvas or printed art, on a mug, pillow, tote bag - or just download and enjoy!

July 27, 2018

Mississippi blues-slinger - singer, "Big A" (Anthony Sherrod), grew up in the shadow of blues giants, and made his Israel debut ripping thought originals and blues and roots classics, and wowing the crowd at the 2018 Sderot Blues Festival. Accompanied by ace bassman, Y...

November 9, 2017

After a holiday haitus, we're back with images and thoughts, tips and mentoring on professional Smartphone and DSLR photography:

Loved getting these candid shots at a recent family event, known as a "halake," or "upshurin," a traditional celebration marking and inculcat...

September 28, 2017

Wishing family, friends, followers, and colleagues a sweet, successful, and peaceful new year - wherever you are and whatever your faith. 


Dave Bender: Compelling Photography

September 14, 2017

Early dawn at an annual hot air balloon and ultralight aircraft festival held at the Maayan Harod National Park in northern Israel during the summer of 2017.  

While I often feature smartphone photography on this blog, I still regularly use my DSLR gear, as well. I made...

September 4, 2017

Two young haredi #Jews in #Meron #Israel aid their elderly rabbi at the evening prayer service at the compound and cenotaph of Rabbi Shimon #bar-Yochai, also known by his acronym Rash"bi, a revered 2nd-century tannaitic sage. Shot with my #LGV20 and edited in #SnapSpee...

August 15, 2017

During a weekly pre-Shabbat visit to cheer up the hospitalized, an hassidic musical quartet brings joy to patients and staff at Ziv Hospital in Safed, Israel. In the first shot, curious children, entranced by the festive sound of the traditional melodies, peer at two o...

August 7, 2017

'Vincent Gets A Head of Himself' - dramatic visage of Vincent van Gogh rises into the skies over less - inflated colleagues at an annual hot air balloon and ultralight aircraft festival held at the Maayan Harod National Park in northern #Israel. Shot on a Nikon D750 wi...

July 25, 2017

'Reflected Faith in Black and White' - a Jewish worshiper enshrined in a billowing talit prayer shawl is reflected in a pair of stained glass windows at the tomb and compound of revered 2nd cent rabbinic sage, Shimon bar-Yohai, in the village of Meron, in northern Isra...

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