Mar 10th


Printing Hokkaido

After narrowing down my Hokkaido work through my edit process, I’m now left with a collection of images to print. Here’s my rough process.

1. Image Prep.
I take each image through a final pass in Lightroom’s Develop module. Here are the questions I’m asking myself as I go through the panels.

  • Is my monitor recently calibrated?
  • Am I completely sure there is no dust? One final pass at 100% or more. Clone or Heal out spots and residual distractions. If you have a hard time seeing dust, try keeping the image moving slowly in front of your eyes, the eye tends to track with the spots in motion better than when it’s static. Works for me.
  • Are my whites white enough, my blacks black enough? This is a matter of taste to me, but the histogram’s really helpful here.
  • Are the highlights or shadows blown? If so I pull both the black and/or white points back into range with the Tone Curve.
  • Has my sharpening accidentally gone too far? Pull it back.
  • If I added much Exposure or lifted my shadows a little, how’s the noise? Quick add to Noise Reduction. I use a very light touch here, often preferring the look of a little noise to the plastic-feel of too much noise-reduction.
  • Have I enabled Profile Corrections in Lens Corrections panel? I don’t always, but usually. Check box if I forgot. Then make sure the Remove Chromatic Aberration box is checked if I need it. That’s in Lens Corrections > Color. I love this feature. Way better than it used to be.

2. Print Prep.
I print in Lightroom’s Print Module. Here are the questions I ask myself once I’ve chosen a paper type and size to match my images. For the Hokkaido work I’m printing to Breathing Color’s Optica One – nice matte paper without being overly arty and too textured.

  • Have I set my Image Size correctly?
  • Are my margins the right size? I prefer the top, left, and right, to be the same. The bottom will be what’s left over, and that depends on aspect ratio and orientation. But it’s always proportionately larger, like the images above.
  • Is my print sharpening set? (Usually to High)
  • Have I chosen the right paper profile?
  • Am I going to be printing to this paper, this size, these margins and aspect ratio again? Make a print template and name it clearly. 17×22 Hokkaido 16:9 Horizontal on Optica. This saves me from stupid mistakes if I’m doing the same thing over and over, like using a wrong paper profile from a previous template. I almost always make a new template.
  • Is the printer on, any inks running low?
  • Hands and work surfaces clean? I hate printing something beautiful only to smudge it with a dirty thumb.
  • Double check I’m printing with the paper the right side up.

3. Dry and Study Image.

  • I study my work under a large diffused skylight. I don’t have a colour-corrected lamp for viewing my prints. One day, maybe. I like my natural light.
  • Did I miss anything? Dust spots? Weird banding?
  • Did the printer miss anything? Paper flecking off during or after printing can leave white specks with no ink. Some media I’ve learned to brush lightly with a large horsehair brush to avoid this.
  • And most importantly, do I love it? I’m getting pickier, less willing to create anything that’s “good enough.” Or maybe my good-enough is getting better.
  • If this image is for a client, then I sign and number it, and ship it. If it’s for my archives I signed it as an A/P, or Artist’s Print. Then I put it into a folio, usually one reserved for that body of work. Or I put it up and live with it for a while.
  • Print it again. If it’s not 100%, I print it again. You have to be willing to print until you get it right.

I print with an Epson 3880 which I love, but I’m eyeing something bigger. I’ve had great luck with the Epson. Lately I use Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper, or Breathing Color’s Optima One.

If you want to bump your digital printing skills a little, or you’re just getting into it, I strongly recommend Martin Bailey as a resource. He’s got a great website, and for $5 he’s got a killer eBook (yes, Craft & Vision published it) called Making The Print. It’s what I used to get back into printing after letting others do it for me for too long. Don’t print yourself? There’s lots of good reasons not to, but almost all of this applies if you’re sending files to someone like mPix or WHCC.

4. Share The Work.
Get it out there. Make a couple extra prints each time you print something you love, and give it away. Want one of mine? I’ve got a set of 5 smaller prints from this Hokkaido series, on 8.5×11 that I’ll sign as A/Ps and send in a nice folio to one reader as a thanks for being part of what I do. No strings attached, leave a comment in the comment section – just an indication that you’d like to be in the draw – and we’ll draw something in a week or so, and put this package into the post.

As always, questions in the comments are welcome. I won’t always answer them all, but there’s often some good discussion and as long as I’m around and have time, I’ll be a part of that.

If you’ve missed some of the Hokkaido work, here are a few blog posts with some images:



Comments (264)
  1. March 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    The subtlety of these images when printing will be stunning. I’d love one. :-)

  2. kim

    March 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Always love your vision. Would love to see it printed on great paper. So please put me in the running for the prints! Thx.

  3. March 10, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I’d love to be in the draw – completely love your work

  4. March 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Have been a fan of your work for a while David, would be honoured if I won your prints. Thanks for the tip on Martin Bailey’s book too!

  5. Hakan

    March 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Very impressive and a question: do you decide the shutter speed at the moment or you plan it in advance? it is very impressive to create a photograph with motion in nature.

  6. March 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I’d love to be in the draw. Thanks, David!

  7. Natalie

    March 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Love your work!

  8. March 10, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I’d love to be in the draw as well. I don’t print as much of my stuff as I should. This post reminds me that I should and motivates me to do so.

  9. Alvin

    March 10, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I’d love to be in the draw too, thank you!

  10. joe L.

    March 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    making me want to get a proper photo printer! (just threw out the old laser B&W one while moving house…)

    Question don’t think it’s been mentioned before: just briefly, how do you number your client prints? what’s a good way to label them on printed photos, since they often ‘go thru the back’ if you write there, in my experience…

    • David

      March 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

      Joe, it honestly depends what you sell. I don’t number open edition prints, only limited editions. I sell them in numbered order, beginning at 1. I sign on the front of the print, a little below the border. I will be printing on Optica One mostly now, and use a mechanical pencil. On something glossier I use a fine felt-tip pen but don’t like how dark they are.

  11. March 10, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Awesome photographs…thanks David

  12. Carl Anderson

    March 10, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    When I first started printing my work frustration ruled. But as with most things in life practice is frustration killer. Love your web site and your insight. Always eager to read your new stuff.

  13. Brian Maguire

    March 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

    A great article David and beautiful work. I must check out that ebook also. And I’d love to be the lucky recipient of some of your work.

  14. pierre f

    March 11, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I’d love to be in the draw as well. I liked your postcards posts very much.


  15. Gilly

    March 11, 2013 at 12:05 am

    They have a magical look to them David, I can see why you enjoyed yourself so much and yes you do make a pretty good wildlife photographer. Would love to get a copy of these.

  16. Jeni Nagy

    March 11, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Stunning work! Thanks for sharing. Love to go in the draw.

  17. Boris Karnikowski

    March 11, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Hi David,

    I love the white-out/canvas look of your Hokkaido photos. Would be terrific to hang one of them on my wall at home. Will pay for postage!



  18. Max

    March 11, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Really great images, I love the clarity and the (missing) colors – would love to be in the draw, thanks a lot!

  19. Amy

    March 11, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I absolutely love this series. The white backgrounds are just stunning. Thank you for sharing so much of your thought process & work flow with us.

  20. March 11, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Hi David,
    what sort of portfolio covers do you use, and where do you get them? I’ve been looking to do something similar as presents, but I need to get nice looking boxes / folders …

    also, of course I’d like to be in the draw ;-)


  21. Steven Denfeld

    March 11, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Definitely stoked at the chance for a set of artist’s proofs. Good stuff, David!

  22. Nikki harris

    March 11, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Beautiful work! Love the light! Would love to win the postcards as i most prob wont go to hokkaido in the next year as i just delivered a beatiful baby girl :-)
    All the best to u,

  23. March 11, 2013 at 1:10 am

    What a nice thing to do! Thanks David!

  24. March 11, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hello, please put me in the poll for the prints! Thank you very much.

  25. Panayios

    March 11, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I like the Hokkaido series and i would be very happy to get a chance to win a few prints!

  26. PC Nilssen

    March 11, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I’d like to learn from a real master. I’d like to be the winner of these beautiful prints!

  27. Anil Sud

    March 11, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Beautiful and inspiring work as always David. Looking forward to your latest release. Count me in on the drawing too, please!

  28. March 11, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Hi David, I’m very impressed by your courage for simplicity. I really like your Hokkaido pictures, great work!
    I would be happy to be on the list to win the postcards :-)

  29. Tom

    March 11, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I´d love to be in the draw, too, of course :-)

    I love reading your books and your blog .. but one of those art works would just perfectly fit on a wall in my new small living-room ;-)

    Thank you


  30. March 11, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Beautyful pictures. Love the snow and white in white look in this serie. Very interesting to follow your travels and work on twitter all the way from Denmark Would love to be in the draw.

  31. March 11, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Thanks for the post David. I especially like the muted tones in the first image. Look forward to seeing more images…and yes I would like to be in the draw.

  32. March 11, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I love how your blog follows through the complete image making process from planning a shoot, the shoot itself, the editing process and then the final printing, and of course your images are stunning and bear your unique style. This is a fabulous resource for any photographer seeking to improve their craft. Your prints would have a place of honour on my wall!

  33. lee Cleland

    March 11, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Just beautiful images, thank you for sharing

  34. Jack Lipscomb

    March 11, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Thanks for the post, it’s been a while since I printed my work, this and reading Martin’s e-book on printing is inspiring me to fire-up my printer.

    I would love to be in the drawing.

  35. March 11, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Thanks for sharing your printing workflow, David. And yes I would love to be in the draw.

  36. March 11, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Incredibly useful series David, thank you.

    P.s. I’d love to be in it to win it. x

  37. Zachery

    March 11, 2013 at 3:28 am

    I’m in.

  38. Persio

    March 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

    David, someday I’ll be able to afford a field trip with you. Great job! Thank you for your work, I am always learning something or being inspired.

  39. March 11, 2013 at 3:49 am

    I’d love the chance to have some of your beautiful work on my wall! I’ve been taking your idea of “living with your work” seriously since the October Vancouver Gathering and its been a great learning experience to regularly print and rotate my display. Not only am I getting better at having my prints look the way I want them too, I’m also getting better at seeing which images will translate well to print. I hope more people take on this important step in the photographic process with your encouragement.

    • David

      March 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Good to hear Kat. I just swapped out older work on the walls for this Hokkaido work and the new ideas its given me are already germinating. :-)

  40. March 11, 2013 at 3:56 am

    undisputable this work ist amazing, but never the less is the package… Your CI is so catchy, that even though not knowing the Photographer, the lettering shows thats David. Wish to have these prints, but shipping it to germany…

  41. Clive

    March 11, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Wow David!
    As ever, your images (and therefore your vision) continues to impress and inspire me.
    As an ealry venture into wildlife photography, these images – especially the eagles (a well photographed subject) – are truly impressive.

    I’d love to win – but I will certainly be buying a copy if I don’t!

    Thank you for your valued and continued efforts in the community.

  42. March 11, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Met you a few years back at Zack Arias’ studio, right before your accident. Glad you are doing well. Would love a chance at the prints.

  43. March 11, 2013 at 4:46 am

    As always, love your work and the education that you offer all of us. Please add me to the drawing.

  44. March 11, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Nice idea, David! Of course I’d love to be in the draw :).

  45. March 11, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Do you consider matting, framing and general presentation part of the process as well? Is the signed print the final object, as far as you’re concerned, or is the whole package important? To me this is perhaps the most challenging aspect, where physical craft really comes into play. But the difference between a hand-finished, framed print, and the same print in an IKEA frame – or worse – is to me massive.


    • David

      March 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

      At this point, yes, my process ends with the print, but I agree with you, the whole package is important. Hard enough to sell prints, though, even harder to insist clients buy them matted and framed to your specs. :-)

  46. March 11, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Thank you for the info on the printing process. I would love to have one of you images adorning my wall.

  47. Paul Lender

    March 11, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Great stuff as always! I’ve been thinking of getting into printing a bit and this is helping to push me further in that direction. I’d love a print.

  48. March 11, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Hi David,

    I read your blog every day or two (even when you are travelling and not updating) and I subscribe to your magazine (Photograph) which I absolutely love and your book Visionmongers (which is how I came to your blog).

    I would be grateful if you would consider sending me one of your current prints of Hokkaido series. The photos are great and I have been drooling over them since last week.

    Thanks. Steven

    PS. I live in South Africa and will pay for shipping if necessary!

  49. March 11, 2013 at 5:35 am

    will love to be in the draw!!! lovely images

  50. March 11, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Hi David,

    I’m about to begin printing my work for the 1st time other than the odd 6 x 4″. While I will be sending the work out initially, big printers are big money, the steps pre and post should really help. I already purchased Martins eBook which was a nice insight also.

    I recently read a post by Matt Kloskowski where he has a special N tone curve he applies to help spot dust. I tried this and it really helps, you see some stuff even with out zooming in that was hard to spot at 1:1 before.

    I’d also love to be part of the AP draw.


    • David

      March 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

      That’s a great idea for those who use PS in their workflow. I find adding contrast or clarity can work well in LR. But best thing is just taking time and not being lazy.

  51. March 11, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Count me in David. Thx, EdC.

  52. March 11, 2013 at 5:56 am

    The timing couldn’t have been better as just this morning I had a txt from my better half complaining about the HUGE box that was just delivered, containing my shiny new 3880!

    This’ll be my first foray into printing since starting “proper” photography so I’m itching to get at it when I finish work!

    (Having some prints of yours would be a great way of seeing what these beasts are really capable of in experienced hands!)

    • David

      March 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Enjoy that printer! You’ll love it. Best thing you can do now is turn the brightness on the monitor way down, calibrate, and use great paper (and matching profiles) and print, print, print!

  53. March 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

    One of these would go great in my home Dojo. Thanks for the chance David and I’ll see you this Friday in Calgary.

  54. March 11, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I would love the opportunity to display your work in my home. As always great work and thank you for always sharing your knowledge!


  55. March 11, 2013 at 6:36 am

    I have been following following your blog for a couple of years and always appreciate your thoughts. I really like the comments about the “why” about photography. I would like to be in the draw for one of your photos.
    Best REgards,
    Larry Lindell

  56. March 11, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I love these prints! And your printing post was perfect timing for me as I’m working on some prints right now. Thanks for writing a great blog.

  57. Owen

    March 11, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Thanks for the description of your workflow. Always an interesting read. I would be interested in the folio of prints.

  58. March 11, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Buying a printer for home may have been the most enjoyable purchase I’ve ever done. mPix/WHCC is great but they can’t compete with the fine art papers.

    I’m curious to know what you use for a folio, and how you archive the prints in storage. I’ve been using Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper and Canson Baryta Photographique but have been storing them in a basic plastic sleeve binder from the local craft store. I would like a much better presentation.

    I’ll give the Breathing Color’s Optica One a try.

    Definitely add me into the Hokkaido draw.

  59. March 11, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I like the subtlety and serenity of these images. The image of the five birds is absolutely gorgeous!

    So I was a complete nerd and opened the jpegs in Photoshop to look at the histogram. I am struggling a bit with choosing a white and black point and whether or not you “have to” fill the histogram to get good prints. Any thoughts on the subject would be GREATLY appreciated, thank you.

    One thing I have found personally is that prints seem to look a little bit contrastier (that might be a word, I’m not sure) in print than they do on the monitor. Is that your experience? Should it be the exact same if all pieces in the chain are calibrated or is that a byproduct of pixels vs pigments (thanks to Martin Bailey for the catchy nomenclature)?

    Thanks for sharing some beautiful work! And yes, I’d love to be entered into the drawing for the prints please. :)


    • David

      March 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

      I find my prints match my monitor really well. Calibration is really important. As for the histogram, no you don’t have to fill it. The key is to make your whites white and your blacks black. But if you’ve got no pure blacks, then setting a black point where it doesn’t belong will make an otherwise subtle scene much contrastier. Same with whites. Some of the Hokkaido work is a good example – on many of them there is no pure black. Lots of whites, but the histogram on some of these images is very lopsided to the right, and that’s fine. No such thing as “the perfect histogram.” Make it look the way it felt, John.

      • March 11, 2013 at 10:25 am

        Thanks David. It’s kind of you to respond. Thanks also for the advice. If you can ever get into New England without being denied at the border (or I get to Canada. Both seem equally likely at this point :D ) I’ll owe you a whisky.

  60. March 11, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Beautiful work! I’d love to be in the draw.

    I appreciate yor books . I’ve learn a lot from them.
    I indulged in writing a short review of three of them:
    Hope you don’t mind :-)


  61. Ralph

    March 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Love your work – looks great on screen, must be even better in print.

  62. March 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I dont have a decent printer but would like to print more. Do you know of a lab that will print pictures for you with the paper you spoke of or any other kind of fiber paper? Thanks

  63. March 11, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Great article and cool prints. Will sell someone’s else soul for a print….hahaha

  64. March 11, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I thoroughly enjoy your images, lessons on technique, eBooks, and magazine, but most of all I love your philosophy. I would cherish a print of yours. Please put me in the drawing.

  65. Sunny Archibald

    March 11, 2013 at 7:36 am

    What a great post. Thanks for taking the time to explain in detail your prep for printing. Your work is amazing, and I’d love to be able to attend one of your workshops one day. It would be an honor to display your prints, so please enter me in the drawing.

  66. March 11, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Beautiful work as always David! Thank you for sharing your process and tips. BTW, your quarterly magazine is exceptional, it fills the gap for a magazine with real substance and no fluff.

    Please include me in your drawing.


  67. March 11, 2013 at 7:39 am

    . Would be honored to have a print of this work. It would be my inspiration to print my work and share.

  68. Alan Wicks

    March 11, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Of course I would like the photos.

    BUT, when will SEVEN be available for pre-order?

    • David

      March 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Getting close Alan. SO close. I just delivered the files to the printer. When I get a better idea of how long the printing, binding, etc., will take, the pre-orders will begin. The note in my calendar says March 26th, so keep your eyes open! :-)

      • Alan Wicks

        March 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

        I’ll be waiting with credit card in hand!! Looking forward to it. So, when I get it can I drive up to Vancouver and have you sign it? You are only about 6 hours away.

  69. Leigh Catley

    March 11, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Ah, the art of printing art…….I am just getting into making my own prints. Sometimes it feels like a little bit of black magic but less so as I continue to work the process of prepping an image for print. Choosing the right paper… there’s a challenge. It would be fantastic to have a print from this series. Thanks for the opportunity.

  70. Jamie Sobczyk

    March 11, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Would love to have this work hanging on my wall. It is fantastic. I love reading how you explore new areas and always seem to be learning. It inspires me to continue to stretch and learn. Thank you.

    Please include me in the drawing.

  71. March 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I love reading about the process people go through. Very nice images. Please put me in the drawing.

  72. Scott Fuller

    March 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I would like to be in the draw.

  73. March 11, 2013 at 8:23 am

    These look amazing on the blog and I bet they’re 100x better in print. Please put my name in the draw.

    I’m looking forward to finally meeting you in person this weekend!

  74. Kristina

    March 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Wonderful post and great timing for me. I’ve been looking at learning about printing and have been eye balling ‘Making the Print’ for some time.

    Thank you for being so open sharing about your process. I would love a print!

  75. March 11, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I have a question: you mention having some of the same steps if you are having prints made through a commercial lab. Can you elaborate on what you would do the same or differently if you were having prints made by someone else?

    • David

      March 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

      If you’re using a good lab they will provide you with their own profiles. That’s one difference. The others are straightforward, just ignore anything that doesn’t apply.

  76. March 11, 2013 at 8:35 am

    David, beautiful work. Some times its so hard for me to put my work out there, but I loe the idea of just printing a few extra prints and handing them out to people. Its like a better version of a business card.

    I would love to have one of your prints, This series seems especially beautiful

  77. Jari

    March 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Great! I’ve recently started printing my own work as well and find your post inspirational.

  78. March 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I’d love to have the prints. I will follow suit and give away some prints too soon. Cheers!

  79. Eugene Almazan

    March 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Love your work and tenets, David. Would love to have a set of your prints displayed in my house :)

  80. Carson

    March 11, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Let this be my unmistakable expression of interest at being in the the draw for those fine prints.

  81. March 11, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Dave, these are lovely. I would love to be included in the list of possible winner-ees. I never made it out to Hokkaido when I was in Japan but it looks beautiful.

  82. Rosa

    March 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

    How not to want one of these! I am sure they would look great in the new school of photography I am about to open.

  83. Els

    March 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Love your work and words, as always.

  84. Greg

    March 11, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I’d love to be in the draw. Thanks for your work :)

  85. Gwenn McGill

    March 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Thank you for sharing your process with us David! Always something to be learned from your wisdom.
    I would be honored to have the prints!
    Best to you!!

  86. March 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

    David, I can only echo what everyone else has written. Thank you for the time and effort that you put into this.

  87. March 11, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I enjoyed the ‘walk-through’ of the whole Hokkaido experience…and who WOULDN’T want these prints….???

  88. March 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

    David, with all of the web only, e-books and other electronic media, for me it’s refreshing to have a print (or book) that can be held in my hands. There is nothing quite like having a beautiful print on the wall or a library of books on the shelf. Thanks for continuing to offer physical products.

  89. Rob

    March 11, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I admire your work and usefull advice, I would love to be in the draw. Thanks!

  90. March 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Beautiful work as always. Thank you for sharing your printing process.

  91. March 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for this post and the one on editing — lots of good stuff.

    Put my name in the hat for the drawing, please.

  92. Caroline Lajoie

    March 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Oh my, David. These are absolutely breathtaking. Again, your work being such an inspiration. I love reading your tips and techniques and I’m so glad you take that time for us.
    It would be insane not to want to be in the draw for a set….please enter me. :)

  93. Azure

    March 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I would LOVE to be included in the draw, thank you!
    I find your work incredibly beautiful and inspiring, as w ell as your words and how open you are with your knowledge and experiences. Thank you so much for all you do!

  94. Dion V

    March 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Beautiful work, as always, David. And yes, it would be lovely to have a set of prints. Thank you for everything you do for the photographic community.

  95. Dan Lyderson-Jackson

    March 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

    It would be an honor to have some of your prints!

  96. Helen

    March 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Your Hokkaido prints are breathtaking. Thanks for entering my name into the draw.

  97. Torstein Roenaas

    March 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

    As a “wannabe” pro photographer, your photos, blog and ebooks are of great inspiration to me. I would love some prints. :-)

  98. March 11, 2013 at 10:24 am

    As a longtime fan of both you and the beautiful landscapes of Japan I would most definitely love to have that set of prints :)

  99. March 11, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Love that paper! I use it in my HP Z3100. Please include me in the “I’d love some of your prints” list.

  100. March 11, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Enter me for the draw as well!
    Nothing compares to seeing original prints from others (as opposed to images in a web browser). And I’m curious about that paper …

  101. dorte

    March 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Would love to win one of your beautiful prints … and thanks for this informative post about your print process.

  102. Evelyn McLeod

    March 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Love your work and please enter me into the draw

  103. Clive C.

    March 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Thank you for the ongoing education and inspiration. I’m looking at printing several images, so this is timely. And please consider me for the draw of your prints. Thanks.

  104. Krystal

    March 11, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Amazing! Im a huge fan of your beautiful work :)

  105. Christian

    March 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for this generous offer David, and thank you so much for your work on Photograph. I really enjoy it. I’d love to be in the draw.

  106. March 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I’ve been following your work for several years and would love to own some!

    I regularly print my work and hang it in my work area. It is fun to see how I’ve progressed and, like you said, seeing the work tends to spark new thoughts and ideas.

    I love the idea of printing an extra and sharing. I’m going to have to do that.

  107. March 11, 2013 at 10:52 am


    While deployed, I thoroughly enjoy receiving updates as you travel and do your work. In my line of work, there isn’t a whole lot that brings me someplace else and allows me to travel to another place on our diverse planet. Your images, combined with your eloquent writing, allow me a glimpse, if only for a moment, into your life. Thank you for sharing and including me in your journey.

    With Much Respect,

    Doug van Kampen

  108. March 11, 2013 at 10:54 am

    David, I’ve become a big fan of your work and work ethic over the past couple of years. Keep up the great inspirational work! I’d be honoured to win some of your prints for my wall!

  109. Eric Turner

    March 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I really appreciate the detail you provide of your work flow and I love the results of all your effort. Beautiful!

    I’d like to be in the draw. Thanks.

  110. March 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Would love to be in the draw David, saves you some cost too, since you can deliver them in person next time you’re in Kathmandu (just moved here 3 weeks ago). Have a good one, Guy

  111. craig

    March 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Hey David,

    Your encouragement to print, print, print is fantastic! I really love my epson 4900 designer edition printer. One caveat is to make sure you USE YOUR PRINTER. Even with modern tech, the heads can dry out. I just went through that nightmare, fortunately the excellent support from Epson saved the day and saved a $2,000.00 repair bill to replace the print head!!

    The top image on this post is FANTASTIC!!! (photographically speaking that is)


  112. March 11, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I would love to be entered in the drawing, these images are inspiring.

  113. Shamus Cromarty

    March 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Great work, thanks for sharing your process. Count me in.

  114. March 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for sharing. Always so informative.

    (I’d love to be included in the drawing as well!)

  115. March 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

    welcome home! I would love to be in the draw for a piece of your artwork!

  116. March 11, 2013 at 11:45 am

    As someone who loves printing my own work as well I enjoyed reading about your process. And I am always looking for other’s work to hang on my walls inspiring me.

  117. Richard

    March 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Love your photos David! I’d like to be in the draw too!

  118. BK

    March 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    So, what printer is next? Please enter me in the drawing — thanks!

  119. March 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I’d love to have any single one of your works in my grip. Absolutely beautiful.

  120. David A

    March 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Love to have one of these prints David.

  121. March 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Great information, thank you for it, please enter me into the draw for the A/P prints.

  122. Mitja

    March 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Not printing yet, but your post on editing process inspired me to finally push through 2000 images from my last Japan trip.

  123. Phillip Moffat

    March 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for all you do for the photography world. Love the new Magazine too. I would love to have a printed photograph of yours. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks :)

  124. Thomas

    March 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you for going through your process in so much detail. While I may not do all of the steps in the same way as you do, it is always interesting and a learning experience to hear about the way other photographers work.

    It’s also been very interesting watching this last series of posts because the work has been different in some sense to your previous work, but at the same time has a similar feel to it. I especially liked the simplicity of the photograph you chose for this month’s wallpaper.

    I would also like to be in the draw for one of the prints, if not I can’t wait for you to release more details for Seven.

  125. Stephen McCullough

    March 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I paid particular attention to your point to keep printing until you get it the way you want it. It took me a long time to develop that discipline. I would often just be impressed by a print that looked good.

    It’s much better to push for great. The difference is enormous – at least in my case!

    Please add me to the list.

  126. Jon

    March 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for offering up this gift to your readers and I would obviously like to be considered as the recipient.

  127. Don J J Carroll

    March 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Hi David, I would love to be the recipient of one of you Hokkaido prints.

    Question: I know that ” Gear is Good, but Vision is Better”, but my longtime MacPro tower (2008 vintage) unit is acting up and may have to be replaced. Just wondering if you are using any Mac units to edit and print your lovely work? I rely on my MacPro to power two monitors, and multi internal-external hard drives, and other peripherals. I’m not sure if any of the iMac’s have the power to do what I want.

    • March 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Don, I use a relatively new iMac and its fantastic! I’d never go back to a tower – for still photographs the iMac does great – just make sure you put as much RAM as you can afford into it. I use a new MacBook Air when I travel and its plenty powerful too.

  128. March 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Sure I’d love to get those Hokkaido prints. Been to Sapporo for 3 months in 2009 and wish to get back there in 2014. For several years. But a lot of work to do before that. Still working on my portfolio and these prints would keep me motivated for the upcoming months – for both Hokkaido and shooting. Hope to be lucky enough to get’em!
    Fingers crossed! X(^o^)X

  129. MariAnne MacGregor

    March 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Would dearly love to see these in person, count me in!

  130. March 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I’d love to be in the draw! It’s nice to see you share your knowledge…

  131. J. Diniz

    March 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Printing goes full circle. Capture to print. Count me in.

  132. Bill Kearney

    March 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Complimentary prints? Yes, please count me in.

  133. Brian Snyder

    March 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    It would be my pleasure to hang one of your prints in my office for inspiration. Place me in the drawing.

  134. Jeff Kennedy

    March 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Francesc told me I’d be blown away by the prints of your latest work. He was right. Please add me to the print lottery, and with any luck, I’ll be able to pick it up in person at a Vancouver Gathering ;o) One of your prints could easily displace the Galen Rowell print on my wall….

  135. Max

    March 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Love your work & Japan and would be glad to be in the draw!

  136. Sarah Pogorzelski

    March 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    These are fantastic, David. I can’t wait to see more.

  137. Greg Farmer

    March 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Would love to see your work first hand. Please put me in the draw.

  138. Neil Carruthers

    March 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Another interesting breakdown of your workflow, the devil is in the details!!
    Any thoughts on a visit to the UK? No? I’d love to be in the draw !!!

  139. March 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I was fortunate to stumble across your philosophy early in my photographic meanderings David. It stopped my photography from dying an early gear-driven death. For that, you have my sincere thanks.

    One of your prints would be a wonderful beacon to ‘keep me on the straight and narrow’. Count me in please :-)

  140. March 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the detailed write up of your process, I appreciate the insight and I would love a copuy of the images if picked.

  141. Augustine Mathews

    March 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I too would love to be put into the draw for the Hokkaido prints.
    As always I would just like to thank you for your eternal generosity. I find it so refreshing to follow someone who offers so much to the readers, not only in terms of things like this giveaway but your sharing of thought and knowledge. I so look forward to each of your posts; educational, inspiration filled and offered with such grace and humour. Thank you once again.

  142. John Doty

    March 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I would love to see some of your work in person instead of just on the Web. Thanks for the opportunity and the information you provide on a regular basis!

  143. March 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I just have being reading one of you ebooks and have found it very inspiring. Wonderful photos.

  144. Tim Pontin

    March 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I would love to be in the draw! habitually check this blog every morning with the coffee before work, and find your stuff very inspirational. Gear is good, Vision is better is something I have really tried to take on board.

    Do you post to Australia?

  145. March 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    The Hokkaido images take my breath away. I would love to be included in the draw.. Thank you for all of the information that you provide.

  146. March 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I love these new images! So peaceful and fresh. I would love one of these prints for my office wall :)

  147. Beth

    March 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I would LOVE to have some of your amazing artwork.

  148. March 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing the process. Even though I don’t print my own work, the workflow for the last run through on editing is helpful!

  149. Susan

    March 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I’m traveling to Ethiopia next month and have been researching and studying everything I can. Your books and work have been a large part of that process. Thank you for the inspiration and opportunity to receive your beautiful images.

  150. Anda Panciuk

    March 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Beautiful stuff, as usual.

    Love your writing, and the photos are okay too. ;)

  151. Adam Fedrau

    March 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I’d love to be in the draw for those prints!!

  152. March 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I’d like to be in the drawing David. Very nice work.

  153. Debbie

    March 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I would be honoured to receive copies of your prints. Please add me to draw.
    Love following your work, and I am so excited to be joining your workshop in Bragg Creek this weekend

  154. Francesc Izquierdo

    March 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Fantastic, David. Thanks for sharing your workflow. Thinking on getting myself a printer and start learning that side of the craft, as so far I always got them printed for me.

    And, of course, I would love to be in the draw for the Hokkaido images!


  155. March 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I would love some of your prints! Love your work and your heart behind it!

  156. Tex Schneider

    March 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Stunning work!

  157. Beth

    March 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Love these new prints David.

  158. March 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I’d love to win some prints.

  159. Suzanne Linke

    March 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Please include me in the draw, I’d love to have your prints on my wall.

    Live Simply ~ Give More ~ Expect Less

  160. Victoria

    March 11, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I’d love to be in the draw please! I’ve been following your work since I bought and read Within The Frame, The Journey of Photographic Vision. How are you able to capture the essence of your subject so well?

  161. M.W. Schroeder

    March 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Nice serene images, please include me in the draw.

  162. March 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for this, David. I’m just starting to learn to print and your workflow hints are more than helpful. I’d appreciate being added into the draw…

  163. Marion Woodman

    March 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you and some of your work in person soon. I appreciate your reminder to share our work.
    I’d love to be entered in your draw, too!

  164. Charmaine

    March 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Lovely. Simple. Beautiful.

  165. March 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Great to see those prints David, Would love to hang a few on my wall.

    I like your idea of “living with your work” I think i am going to hang a few prints tonight after work now, they’ve sat in the garage for long enough will be good to see them on the wall every day, might make me print a bit more to change them out :)

  166. Dave

    March 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Dave, please put me in the draw. Those prints are stunning!

  167. March 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I would be honored to hang your images on my wall. You have been a big inspiration over the years, helping me (and so many others) overcome fears and doubts and instead get to the heart of our craft. And in the process get to know our own heart as well. I was inspired to keep pushing and to take on challenges and so I did. I entered and won grand prize in a recent National Geographic/Nikon competition. I just got back from the Galapagos (my prize). Thanks for your role in helping me push just that much more. Brian

  168. Laura McWilliam

    March 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing your printing process, and would love to see the actual prints as I’ve enjoyed following you through your last two trips. I find your encouragement of the creative process very inspirational.

  169. Alistair McNaughton

    March 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    You work with its monochrome snow scenes must incredibly difficult to get the tonality just the way way you want it.. marvellous images would love one for the wall.

  170. Alan Bailward

    March 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Great post and please count me in to the draw. I’d sell my first born (if i had one) for a duChemin print!

  171. David

    March 12, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Very interesting summary and useful checklist. The Hokkaido prints are so peaceful that I would like to be entered in the draw for prints

  172. Yves

    March 12, 2013 at 3:24 am

    I found a Epson 7800 used and love it. Can’t stop printing big. Running out of walls.

  173. March 12, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Oooo Ooooo- draw me! Would love to add one of these to my collection of other photographers prints!

  174. Brian

    March 12, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Truly amazing images!!! I hope I can win them!!

  175. March 12, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Great work, David. Of course i would love to be in the draw. Thank you for share.

  176. March 12, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Thanks, David, for so much encouragement to print our work. You finally convinced me, and although I do not do it myself but send to the lab, I am starting to feel natural to finish a body of work and print it. I did a small project last week, and loved the results so much, I have prints already done, and now waiting for frames to finish them off and decorate my kitchen wall. It is so exciting to see prints on the wall, and you know you created this.

  177. March 12, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Hi David, I love your commitment to printing and need to get my but in gear and do a little more as well. Inspiration as always. I’ll be printing at least one shot soon a large birthday gift for my wife’s mother from a family trip we recently took together. I’d love to be entered into the print draw as well.

  178. Colleen

    March 12, 2013 at 7:23 am

    My 3880 has been gathering dust for quite some time … I find printing frustrating at best. What do you use for calibration, I’m curious? This post is the kick in the pants I needed to give it a go again … Many thanks. I would adore a print of this new series … They are so clean and fresh.

  179. March 12, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Hi David, as always thanks for your generous sharing of information and inspiration! Your work is very striking and I would love to be part of the draw. Happy creating to you.

  180. March 12, 2013 at 7:25 am


    You are not the only one who loves these images it seems. St Exupery said that perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. These images are a perfect expression of that.

    I would very much like to be entered into the draw.



  181. Chris Houston

    March 12, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I’d love to be in the running for a print. Thanks David!

  182. March 12, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Loving the new work and direction David. It’s great to see the evolution in your work.


  183. Vince Gorby

    March 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for all of the knowledge you share. Please include me in the drawing.

  184. March 12, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I would love to get a chance to see what one of your prints looks like in person. I have been using a 3880 for about 2 years now. It is a fantastic printer, and I believe that there is nothing more satisfying than seeing your own work on the wall. Anyway, I had a chance to look through your Hokkaido gallery and I must say they are all nice but the red-crowned crane images are amazing. They are unlike anything I have ever seen, thanks for that.


  185. Chris Stern

    March 12, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for sharing your printing process.

  186. March 12, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I would absolutely love a chance to win one of your recent images. They are so beautiful, stunning really.

    Thanks for the generosity in offering to share some……

  187. March 12, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Very nice work as usual David. Timing on this is great as I have just started printing larger (13×19) prints using my Epson R2000. Your checklist is very familiar and I second your recommendation regarding Martin Bailey.

  188. March 12, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Thanks for this very helpful article, David – and timely one for me, as I’m just in the process of preparing to do some prints, using Lightroom, which I get until very recently. One question: you didn’t mention Soft Proofing in LR – do you use that when preparing to print?

  189. March 12, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Beautiful photos! Love the Hokkaido series. Great to hear about your workflow in all. I have a plan of decorating my living room with better prints. Current ones were printed with Canon printers and quality wise they are great but photographically mediocre or worse. I like to think my photos would make better prints now.

    Your prints would surely be a good inspiration.. :)

  190. Shannon

    March 12, 2013 at 11:44 am

    This post along with the one about how you choose your images has really inspired me to start printing my own prints again and shooting more for myself. I’m a photojournalist for a newspaper and I sometimes shoot the centerpiece for their magazine, but I’ve moved away from my first love and really just shooting for the pure enjoyment of it.

    Thank you.

    I would also really enjoy having a set of your prints.

  191. Michael

    March 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Well, I would like to be included in the drawing, but most of all, thanks for sharing your continually inspiring work.

  192. March 12, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Wow. These are spectacular.

    Spectacular to the point that I was going to comment anyway (which, for some reason, I tend not to do), but now that there’s a chance of prints… yeah, please put me in the draw!

  193. Tom

    March 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing the work David! Would love to be in the drawing. I will need to start making actual prints – not just jpegs of my own work too!

  194. March 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Ah shucks, i would love to get my paws on those prints.

  195. Keith Mitchell

    March 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Simply stunning. I would like to be in the draw please

  196. George

    March 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    After many years of shooting film (mostly B&W), I laid the camera down. When digital came along I got a bit discouraged. Photography just didn’t seem the same. Well, it’s been a few years and I started getting the itch again. I found your site by stumbling around the internet – and I’m truly glad I did. Your pictures are amazing – and your willingness to share your thoughts, ideas, and methods have inspired me. I’m starting to collect my digital kit and am looking forward to enjoying this new (to me) photography. Please add me to the list of folks interested in participating in your drawing and thanks for sharing.

  197. Dave

    March 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Hi David,
    Thanks for the guidance and inspiration, and, yes, I would love some of your prints please!

    By the way, I was looking through one of your ebooks the other day – Vision is Better 2 – and saw a photo about half way through (“Don’t Break The Rules”) and instantly thought “I know where that is!”. It was a bit bizarre I was so sure as it’s pretty featureless shot, but to see a photo taken on my doorstep (I live on South Island, New Zealand – and, yes, absolutely do I love it!) amongst those other exotic locations was wonderfully inspirational somehow. Which was perfect timing as I was off to Karamea for a week with my camera. So … thank you.



  198. Paula

    March 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Nice work, David.
    The birds in flight are symbolic of your successful relaunch after injuiry.

  199. Mike Yavorsky

    March 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    These process posts have been fantastic. I’d love to be in the draw.

  200. March 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I would love to be a part of the draw, thanks.

  201. Gordon Hundley

    March 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I recently started reading your books (and e-books) and find them very inspiring, as indeed are your photos. Please add me to the draw.

  202. March 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing your print flow, David. It is always interesting to see how others are doing their stuff!

    Yes, please count me in for the drawing.

  203. March 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve been learning a lot with your posts. Please keep sharing your thoughts, your knowledge and great images. And I also would like to be in the draw. Thanks a lot!

  204. Steve G

    March 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I love the simplicity of your recent work. I have a difficult time trying to simplify my photos and admire those who can do it. And you do it so well. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself and your work with us.

  205. Samantha Roberts

    March 13, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Hi David,

    I find your writing and photos to be inspirational (it’s ok, I won’t become your next stalker, a little difficult from Australia anyway),
    and I would love to be in the draw for some of your prints,



  206. Alan

    March 13, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Beautiful work David. Love to be in the draw to win.

    I have a lot of my own work printed from a 3880 on the walls around me, I’d be interested to see how it compares.


  207. Jeffrey Bombardier

    March 13, 2013 at 4:32 am

    I would love to be in the drawing if it is still going on… Beautiful images. I especially like the ghostly birds.

  208. Jeanne Maxon

    March 13, 2013 at 5:29 am

    I would love to have any of your work!

  209. Simon

    March 13, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I’d love to have one of your images on my wall. Beautiful work.

  210. Dee

    March 13, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I’d love to be in the draw as well. Thank you, David!

  211. Scott Turner

    March 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Count me in for a chance at a print!

  212. marlof

    March 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I really enjoy these photographs, David. There’s a serene quality to snow, and these capture that well. Lovely.

  213. Thomas

    March 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I would like to be in the draw.
    Thanks, Thomas

  214. Tony Ho

    March 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Now I just have to save up enough for a printer…

    Anyway, please include me in the draw, David! Thank you for another great post.

  215. Ben V

    March 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I love your Hokkaido work – very different from other images of yours that I’ve seen.

  216. Justin

    March 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I have some wall space were those prints would look great – include me in the drawing…

  217. Donna A

    March 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Simply gorgeous. Please add my name to the drawing.

  218. Gary C

    March 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I have learned so much from your posts – much appreciated. Please enter my name in the draw. Thanks!

  219. Yc

    March 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Pls add me to the draw. Thx.

  220. March 14, 2013 at 2:48 am

    David … You inspired me some time back with your idea of “living with your work” … I am now surrounded on a daily basis by the beauty of the people who have touched my life and have inspired my passion. Thank you for that and thank you for the opportunity to possibly own a bit of your inspiring [and beautiful] art.

  221. Josh

    March 14, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Thanks for the great post, David! I’d love to be included in the draw.

  222. March 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I’d love to be in the draw, thanks.

  223. Scott Nickell

    March 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Love the work! Appreciatre you taking the time to share your process. And please pick me for the folio!

  224. Kellie Graham

    March 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I am just getting into the printing on my own process, and I appreciate reading anything I can to help me improve my prints. Your article was excellent, as they always are. I love your work and would be thrilled to win one of your prints.

  225. Aaron Pelly

    March 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing your process, David. A question: what do you do with your archived prints? I’ve occasionally thought about doing my own printing beyond the work I do for clients (which right now is usually the only time my work gets printed), but I always wind up picturing a drawer full of prints that I rarely look at. With my small space, putting many of them up just isn’t feasible.

    I’d like to be in the drawing for the folio, of course! But if I win, I’ll have to figure out what to do with the prints besides simply putting them in a drawer. ;-)

  226. March 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Really great what you are doing. Your last book helped me a lot and I can’t wait for the next one. Your new work is interesting because it’s a little bit different from your other pictures. Less color and very minimalistic. Great work!

  227. Lisa Thompson

    March 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    It would be an honor to have some of your artist proofs.

  228. March 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I’d love to enter the draw!

  229. March 14, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    OMG…would I like to be in the draw!! What kind of question is that? Yes…please!

  230. Bishop

    March 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    All I have to say is wow! A great body of images. I am really, drawn to your pano of the trees but there is much to like about this portfolio. And, yes, would love to be chosen for the drawing….of the tree pan??

    All the best — Bishop

  231. March 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Love your work – I would be honored to receive one of your prints! It would make my day!

    As a photographer and artist, printing is the culmination of the process. And your best advice in this blog post is #4 – SHARE your work.


  232. March 15, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I’d love one. It was so completely delightful to watch you go from trying to find your groove at the beginning of the trip, to (from our perspective, seeing what you posted) snapping into a clear vision of what you wanted.

  233. Jim Zandee

    March 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for being a great teacher with such a passion for photography and sharing your knowledge. I have learned much from you.
    Highest regards,

  234. Michael Schuermann

    March 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    These are beautiful shots. I’m enjoying your current minimal trend. It would be cool to have some prints.

  235. Sandra

    March 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Stunning work! Really appreciate your insight and advice. Thanks for sharing! I’d love to put up one of your prints on my wall so yes, please enter me into the draw.

  236. March 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Love your work – always great and inspiring!

  237. Ryan

    March 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Great series. I’d be honored to have a print.

  238. Julian

    March 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Great meeting you earlier this evening and looking forward to the sessions this weekend. Please enter my name in the print draw.

  239. March 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I’m in for the draw if its not too late.

    Question: Have you thought of doing a screencast on your printing process – words are great, but sometimes it’s better seeing how you go about making a template, etc. Just a thought.

    Thanks for the great work.

  240. Gene Mushak

    March 16, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Hi David,

    Really mesmerized by the Hokkaido pieces; please include me in the draw.

    Thanks for the sharing via the site and great books / ebooks! Also wondering if you have any tentative plans on eventually publishing or going over the process of printing via perhaps Creativelive or other learning site. This is an area that, at least myself for one (and I’m sure others), would appreciate guidance in a semi-comprehensive visual overview.

    Thanks Again!


  241. Marcos

    March 17, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I would love to have a print from you. Thanks David!

  242. March 17, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Thank you, David, you have removed a doubt I had about printing from Lightroom – I always print from PS CS6 from habit – and more laterly, have turned to digital labs.

  243. Patricia Braun

    March 17, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Would love to have one of your prints, but I think I’d rather sit and drink coffee with you. Thanks for the inspiring presentation yesterday in Bragg. You reminded me of my husband’s Uncle Dr. John Derksen, Trinity College, Toronto. During your talks yesterday I could imagine you and John having some wonderful conversations. Where did you study?

  244. Frederico Steinhoff

    March 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

    A fan from Brazil! Would love to have a print of yours in my living room!

  245. March 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing your editing process. Very helpful! Thank you for sharing a portfolio of prints too. I would love to be in the draw.

  246. Frederik Balcaen

    March 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Hi David,

    Thank you for sharing your experience and tips with us, and for keeping us motivated and focused.
    Until last year I hardly ever had one of my photographs printed. But the enthousiasm with which you talked about your craft and the art of printing on your blog when you started printing (again) in march last year, made me curious. Curious about what was so special having your own work printed.
    So I send some of my work to a lab, and after having received the prints and seeing them on my wall, I was hooked. It just gives you such a great feeling to see your work printed, to feel it in your hands, to share it with others.
    After reading Martin Baileys “Making the Print”, and reading some more on printing yourself I took the next step and invested in the Epson R3000. The ebook from Martin was a great help to get me started, and made the experience so much more enjoyable. And now I really love it making my own prints.

    Thank you!

    P.S. Really looking forward to “Seven”. I find it exciting to follow your journey.

    Frederik Balcaen.

  247. Dirk

    March 18, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I really like the Hokkaido and Kenya photos. Indeed I think it is the simplicity which reinforces their poetic quality. Really, really nice.

  248. Katherine

    March 19, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Would love a set of these prints, David. Any more Vancouver workshops in your plans?