About Yusuf Hashim ....

Yusuf Hashim

Hi. My name is Yusuf. My photography buddies call me DA (for DigitalArtist). My gypsetting mates call me Spider. That's also the nickname that friends from my Alma Mater, the Royal Military College, will know me by. This site is about gypsetting, glamping, photosafaris, photography, learning photography, and about shooting and sharing pictures from places that normal tourists dont usually go to. It's also about the Photo Safaris I've been organizing for fun, over the last eight years for friends, photographers and budding gypsetters, to share with them, some of the amazing, lesser known and still unspoilt places on mother earth that I've been lucky enough to have been to. If anybody wants to purchase prints of the photos here, please  write to me. Prints are available at any size, and on any medium including canvas, fine art paper, premium silk paper, matte textured paper, laminated paper, mounted, framed, rolled or tubed.

Mursi Boy

I've been into digital photography since 1993, and shooting film for as long as I can remember. I taught photography and digital post processing to diploma students at Malaysia's Open University for a couple of years. But my PhotoSafari prigrams were taking me out of the country about 6 months every year, so reluctantly, I've had to stop those lectures. 

Ertale VolcanoI still enjoy teaching, but instead of doing it on somebody's time table, I now do a couple of Photography and Post processing workshops each year, mainly for people who join my photosafaris, and when I'm not travelling, I also do a  few one on one private coaching on digital photography workflow for anybody that specially asks for it. With digital photography, we are now totally responsible not only for shooting the pictures, but also for developing, printing and archiving them. So its good to be adept about the digital photography workflow if we want our images to rise above the typical photos we see on FB.  

Bull Elephant

If you want to shoot pictures of some of the most amazing people and places on mother earth, like the Mursi Boy with his AK-47 (top left), from the underbelley of Ethiopia, the hyper active Erta'Ale Volcano in the Danakil Depression in North East Africa, (above right), a Bull Elephant in Tanzania's Serengeti of Tanzania (right), or bare breasted Ebore Ladies (Below left), come and join one of my photosafaris. 

Details of my current PhotoSafari programs are at my PhotoSafari Website at www.photosafari.com.my. Since 2008, I have done more than 50 photosafaris and workshops for groups of photographers from around the world. I've taken photographers to Bhutan, Kashmir, the Old Silk Road in Xinjiang Uyghur, Bangladesh, the Taklimakan Desert, Cuba, Tibet, Nepal, the Himalayas, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Korea, India, Ethiopia,  Africa, Kashmir, etc.  In 2015 we are going to Iceland, Patagonia, Greenland, Morocco, North Korea, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Philippines, and more. Check out how you can join my photosafari programs at www.photosafari.com.my

Ebore LadiesHope you'll enjoy my pictures. I'd love to hear from you if you care to  write to me...And if the spitit should move you, hop over to my FB page for photos and reports of my latest photosafaris. I do these things not for profit, but as a hobby, and simply for the love of photography and travel photography, and because I enjoy meeting photographers and sharing all things related to photography with other photographers, who usually become life long friends afterwards. The scruffy photographer on this page, and below, stalking Zebras in the Nechisar National Park in Africa, is a splitting likeness of me. He is 15 grandchildren young, a Gentleman of Leisure, Unemployed, Unemployable and he looks like he's loving it. Come and join him in spending our children's inheritance. If we dont spend it, sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, they are going to spend it when  we're shooting pictures in the heavens above...

Yusuf Hashim stalking Zebras

Perito Moreno Glacier

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About the Sahara Desert, Kom Ombo, Ruta 40 and the Makgadikgadi Pan

About Nanyuki in Kenya, Sani Pass in Lesotho, Himalayas

About Driving across Africa

About the Books I've Written and some sample pages

About PhotoSafari Participants Portfolio Books

About my PhotoSafaris

About Driving on the Old Silk Road from Istanbul to Malaysia 

About Driving from London to Malaysia 

About Driving around South America

About Driving from Kuala Lumpur to India

Visit my PhotoSafari Webpage for the Current PhotoSafari program


Sahara Desert at Dusk  Kom Ombo  Nirvana Beach Java  Ruta 40 in Western Argentina  Makgadikgadi Pan in Botswana  Tropic of Capricorn

Crossing the Equator at Nanyuki in Kenya  Switchbacks at the Sani Pass in Lesotho   Trekking to the Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas   Route Map of Africa   Go to Victoria Falls  Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania  Sahara Desert at Dusk somewhere near  Bab el Kebir Oasis  Flying a Cessna 206 over the Okavango Delta in Botswana   Yusuf Hashim-African Journey  Book Cover Yusuf Hashim African Journey  Title Page of Yusuf Hashim African Journey  African Journey Pages 168-169  Page 61 - About King Leopold, the Butcher of Africa  Photos of Gaddafi   African Journey Pages 45-46 -Two Swaziland ladies    Savouring Life  Yusuf Hashim-Savouring Life Book  chiaroscuro Plus  Chiaroscuro Plus Page 6            

Book Cover-The Other Side of Angkor   Book Cover De Qua Vietnam  Book Cover Shundur Bangladesh  Book Cover - Amazing Siem Reap  Book Cover The Other Side of Cebu   PhotoSafari Book - The Third Eye  

Info Pack for my PhotoSafari to Ethiopia  PhotoSafari to Ethiopia  View of participants at a recent PMPE Workshop   Portraiture session at a PMPE Workshop  Speakers at the World Photo Fest in Penang 29-31 Mar 2013   Poster for "Meet the Pros" event     

Baloon  Baloon View  Annapurnas  Group photo Annapurnas  Crossing Titicaca  Sonmarg Glacier    

Driving on Old Silk Road from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur  Route Map Driving from London to Malaysia North   Route Map London to Malaysia South   South America Route Map   La Paz Bolivia   Uros on Lake Titicaca in Peru   Perito Moreno Glacier  Route Map Kuala Lumpur to India