David H. Wells is a freelance documentary photographer and photo-educator based in Providence, Rhode Island. He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. He has received two Fulbright fellowships, a grant from Nikon/N.P.P.A. and a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work has been in over fifty exhibitions and he has taught workshops at the International Center for Photography in NYC and at the Maine Media Workshops. In 2011 he was featured in Photo District News as one of “The Best Workshop Instructors.” He has exhaustive experience leading photography tours, including our last 6 years in Morocco to great success.

For more, check out one of David’s various online platforms:

The Wells Point (a web site with video podcasts and free information for aspiring and accomplished photographers) | David on Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook | Instagram


See what David

plans to covers in

his workshops &

one-on-one guidance

What his students say:     

“David Wells is an excellent teacher. Demanding and supporting, I value his critique and his encouragement. He builds community with his students so we are working as a team on becoming better photographers. I seek him out as a teacher (three workshops thus far) because of how David has helped me in seeing, evaluating what is important about light and context, and improving technique, all to produce enhanced images."

David in Morocco on recent trips:

We are delighted to once again be joined by Mr. Moulay Hachem on this year’s tour – a brilliant, eloquent, exceedingly gracious gentleman who is undoubtedly one of the best guides in Morocco. Originally from a large oasis in south-eastern Morocco (in the Tafilalet Region, home to over 1.5 million palm trees, which we’ll have the pleasure of visiting with him), Moulay spent the bulk of his childhood and school years in the cosmopolitan capital city of Rabat.  In 1989 he graduated from Mohamed V University with a degree in Linguistics, and shortly thereafter became a professional tour guide in 1991—a job he has been doing with great pleasure ever since. Throughout his 23 years in the profession, Moulay has accumulated extraordinary experience leading all types of travelers to just about every corner of the country, including many groups from reputable academic organizations and even international dignitaries. It’s a privilege to explore Morocco with someone so experienced and yet so personable, modest and genuinely interested in your satisfaction.  We have no doubt you will love Moulay!
Temu Nana was born in Detroit, MI to a Pakistani father and Canadian mother. He had the good fortune to travel extensively as a child and has lived for short periods in Saudi Arabia, England, Italy, and Greece. While managing a restaurant in NYC, a meeting with Open Sky Expeditions President, Alex Ros, led him to the travel industry, where he worked for several years on small-ship, luxury, educational cruises as a Cruise Director or Tour Manager. Temu had the good fortune to work with—and learn from—expert field staff, and has led dozens of tours on five continents: Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He is equally comfortable conducting tours in cultural or natural history, though his first passion—and inspiration to pick up a camera, with which he instantly fell in love—is the natural world. Over the last seven years he has become a prolific and skilled photographer. Temu joined both our 2013 & 2014, and took over as senior tour leader on this trip in 2015. 2019 will be his seventh year directing this well-oiled program. He looks forward to returning with you, and getting amazing shots along the way!  

© David Wells




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MOROCCO: A Visual Feast                                                               
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