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Dave Bender
Worked at The Jerusalem Post
Attended Stratford Sr. High School, Houston, TX
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#War and peace in the shadow of death: Snow-clad Mt. #Hermon, overlooking decommissioned #IDF fortifications at a tourist center on Mt #Bental in the #Israeli #Golan Heights. The pastoral #Jewish farms and #Druze villages below are a striking counterpart to the ongoing carnage across the border to the east: In and around #Syrian #Quneitra, #ISIS the #Syrian army #al-Nusra #FSA rebels and #Iranian - backed forces vie for control, as #Russian and other nations' aircraft bomb, surveil and patrol overhead. Camera/device: #Nikon D750, #LG4, edited in #Lightroom and on #SnapSpeed. All photos: © www.davidbrianbender.com 
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A hazy winter's day, and a dramatic sunset amid decommissioned ‪#‎IDF‬ army fortifications on Mt. ‪#‎Bental‬ in the ‪#‎Golan‬, overlooking ‪#‎Syrian‬ ‪#‎Quneitra‬, Mt. ‪#‎Hermon‬ ‪the #‎BirkatRam‬ reservoir, and northern ‪#‎Israel‬. Cameras: Nikon D750, LG4; Lens: Tokina 11-16, Tamron 70-300; Editing: Lightroom, Snapspeed: All photos copyright: http://www.davidbrianbender.com
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Some shots from a recent photo series on the annual winter bird migration from Europe and Asia to Africa via the #Jordan Valley. Millions of birds of dozens of species stop off for rest and food at the #Hula Valley Nature Preserve and nearby farmland in the #Galilee and #Golan in northern #Israel. I used a #Nikon #D750 with either a Tamron 200-400 and a #Tokina 11-16, lens, and edited in #Lightroom. 
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A batch of SOOC (straight outta' the camera - aka unedited) shots with my Sony #QX1 (Google it) and a Sony 50mm, via #LG4 smartphone as display/control. Some on aperture priority, others shutter, and auto. Shot in and around the artist galleries, eateries, and ancient synagogues #Safed #Israel. Thoughts?
 
A batch of SOOC (straight outta' the camera - aka unedited) shots with my Sony #QX1 (Google it) and a Sony 50mm, via #LG4 smartphone as display/control. Some on aperture priority, others shutter, and auto. Shot in and around the artist galleries, eateries, and ancient synagogues #Safed #Israel. Thoughts? 
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#Israeli experimental wind turbine farm in the #Golan Heights, near #Quneitra in #Syria. Camera: #Nikon #D300 editing: #Lightroom. 
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Come learn smartphone photography at our cozy #B&B in #Safed #Israel !

Q: Would you be interested in getting pro tips and training on capturing memorable smartphone shots of Safed and the vicinity as part of your stay?

A: Yes, in one-on-one training with the host, a professional photographer.

A: Yes, as part of a select group with the host, a professional photographer.

A: Yes, including a guided walking photo trek in Tzfat.

A: Yes, including learning basic editing techniques.

A: No thanks. I'll just enjoy Tzfat's special ambiance myself...

Meanwhile, check out some of the comments by satisfied guests at https://www.facebook.com/SimchaLeahsBedAndBreakfast/ in #Safed #Israel . Book your stay soon and see what they're talking about! https://goo.gl/photos/sfaKHE2McKf8vdG5A
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A series of dramatic sunset shots amid decommissioned #IDF army fortifications on Mt. #Bental in the #Golan, overlooking #Syrian #Quneitra, Mt. #Hermon, #BirkatRam, and northern #Israel. All photos © www.davidbrianbender.com 2016.
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A batch of SOOC (straight outta' the camera - aka unedited) shots with my Sony #QX1 (Google it) and a Sony 50mm, via #LG4 smartphone as display/control. Some on aperture priority, others shutter, and auto. Shot in and around the artist galleries, eateries, and ancient synagogues #Safed #Israel. Thoughts? 
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Learning from experience: #Israeli #counter-terrorism training for int'l security firms, against #jihadi attacks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgcXbEQnroU&feature=youtu.be
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Come learn smartphone photography at our cosy #B&B in #Safed #Israel !

Q: Would you be interested in getting pro tips and training on capturing memorable smartphone shots of Safed and the vicinity as part of your stay?

A: Yes, in one-on-one training with the host, a professional photographer.

A: Yes, as part of a select group with the host, a professional photographer.

A: Yes, including a guided walking photo trek in Tzfat.

A: Yes, including learning basic editing techniques.

A: No thanks. I'll just enjoy Tzfat's special ambiance myself...

Meanwhile, check out some of the comments by satisfied guests at https://www.facebook.com/SimchaLeahsBedAndBreakfast/ in #Safed #Israel. Book your stay soon and see what they're talking about! https://goo.gl/photos/sfaKHE2McKf8vdG5A
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"Liftoff, Houston, We Have Liftoff' - caught this rainy dawn shot of the sun silhouetting a towering public sculpture in #Tzfat, #Israel. Shot with the "A Better Camera" app on my #GalaxyNote3, edited in #SnapSpeed. Didn't notice how - thanks to the angle and the sunlight - the clouds perfectly resembled billowing rocket engine exhaust, until I tweaked the tone curve to emphasize the clouds.
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Photography | Multimedia | Journalism
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What I do: Still and video photography, production and editing, print, radio & tv spot news and features, website management, voiceover and narration, Hebrew to English translations (member, Israel Translators Assc.).
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  • The Jerusalem Post
    2000 - 2005
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New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia
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Dave Bender: Compelling Israel-based Photography | Multimedia | Journalism
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Extensive experience as a reporter/producer/editor, both in the United States as a radio bureau chief and reporter, and in Israel as a reporter and editor for radio, tv, print and online news media.

More here: http://www.davidbrianbender.com

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    1975 - 1976
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