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David Shum

David Shum



David Shum is a traveler and photographer in Toronto, Canada. He started digital photography in 2008 after purchasing his first DSLR, a Canon Rebel Xti. David enjoys meeting people and telling their stories. He believes in the power of still imagery and has a passion for translating his work through photojournalism.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon Rebel XTi
  • Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6mm IS USM
  • Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

Christmas in Toronto

Published December 24th, 2012

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!

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Jing Yin Temple

Published November 25th, 2012

Toronto's residential neighbourhoods are home to many unique cultural and spiritual features.

I took off my shoes and walked in with curious eyes and an open mind.

This stranger was warmly greeted and given a tour of the magnificent building.

After spending mere minutes inside the grand hall, my mind was whisked away to a far away land.

The Buddhist temple located on Brimley Road in Scarborough, Ontario was under construction for two years before its grand opening earlier this year.

His Holiness, Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu, is the Root Guru of the True Buddha School which the temple houses.

Incredible gold plated statues line the walls inside the grand hall. I was politely asked that no photographs be taken inside. I obliged.

This is the Jing Yin Temple of Toronto.

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Legoland Brick Factor Competition

Published November 24th, 2012

Almost every child has played with Lego blocks one time or another and for some, the colourful plastic pieces never grows old.

Dozens of adult competitors are taking part in the Brick factor competition in Toronto, Canada on the weekend of Nov. 24-25, 2012.

The winner will be chosen as the LEGO Master Model builder for the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto to open Spring 2013 at Vaughan Mills.

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Toronto's 10th Annual Zombie Walk

Published October 21st, 2012

Downtown Toronto was under siege from ghastly zombies of all sizes on Saturday. Although not exactly an apocalypse of disastrous proportions, it was nonetheless an unforgettable experience. Up to 10,000 people took part in the annual event this year which has been touted as the largest zombie walk in the world. Creativity and make-up mastery was simply superb.

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