Free Webinars: Manfrotto School of Xcellence

In Books, News & Stuff, Photographically Speaking, Resources, Travel, Web/Tech, Workshops and Events by David23 Comments

Manfrotto School of Xcellence, Monday Oct. 24, 2011. 2pm – 3pm PDT More information on the Manfrotto site HERE On Tuesday morning I jump in the Jeep and drive down to Syracuse, NY to join Jeffrey Chapman for some spectacular Cambodian/Thai food before we jump an early morning flight on Wednesday to Oaxaco, Mexico for our Oaxaca Within The Frame, …

Making Light 2, Piet Van den Eynde

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books by David3 Comments

When I asked Piet to write ebooks for Craft & Vision, I had no idea what I was doing. The man just doesn’t know how to write a short ebook. Fortunately he does know how to write a great one. It’s just always so freaking long I have to pay everyone involved with it twice as much to create it. …

The Passionate Photographer, Steve Simon

In Books by David18 Comments

When I met Steve Simon in Hawaii last year we became fast friends. I was already familiar with, and a fan of, his work. And I knew going into his lecture called The Passionate Photographer, that this was a man I shared a lot with. And then we met, shared some meals together and my respect for him deepened. Now …

Emily & I – A New Adventure

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Travel by David71 Comments

Almost a year ago I bought a 1993 Land Rover Defender named Jessie. To say we had a rocky start is an understatement. There were days I was torn between loving that Defender and wanting to drive her into the ocean. Things took a while to smooth out for Jessie and I, but I bribed her with a new transmission, …

October 2011 Wallpaper

In Wallpapers by David13 Comments

Rice Paddies in motion, Laos, 2011. This is a 1920×1200 wallpaper, so it’ll do for anything up to a 17? MacBook Pro. Click the image to access the larger file. This one’s a little different for me, and I wouldn’t use it to judge the merits of the Fuji x100 with which I made it, but I’m playing with impressonism …

A Year with Sigma

In GEAR by David33 Comments

A year ago, on October 22, I posted about my transition to Nikon. It’s taken me that long to write something that gear-ish again. With my transition to Nikon began a relationship with Sigma that I’ve been waiting to elaborate on. Now, as I near the end of that year, seems a good time to talk about the lenses I’ve …