The Gift of Inspiration

In Books, Creativity and Inspiration by David13 Comments

Ah, Christmas time, that precious time of year once set aside to celebrate love, peace, and forgiveness. It’s also that time of year when the blogs get full to bustin’ with “official” gift guides (it’s true, they register them down at town hall.) for photographers who need more clever gimmicks and plastic crap like they need a wet tongue on …

The Art of Adventure

In Books by David6 Comments

This past year a number of beautiful books have rolled across my desk, none more beautiful than my friend Bruce Percy’s The Art of Adventure, 40 Photographic Examples. Bruce first caught my attention with his incredible podcasts – all of which he photographs, scripts, and records himself, including music he writes and records himself. His photographs are stunning and inspire …

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, …

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 …

Moving Forward

In Books, Craft & Vision, Jessie and I, News & Stuff, Wallpapers by David51 Comments

Hi folks. The more rabid among you have already noticed that this September is the first month I’ve missed a wallpaper in, well, I think it’s the first time. Sorry. So much going on, my head is swimming. But read to the end, it’ll be waiting for you. I was released from The Rehabilitation Centre in Ottawa on Friday morning. …

Photographically Speaking: I’m Done.

In Books, News & Stuff, Photographically Speaking, Vision & Voice, VisionMongers, Within The Frame by David54 Comments

Just a quick update on the newest book, Photographically Speaking. I was genuinely worried how far we’d have to push the deadlines out on this after my accident but if there’s one things everyone knows, including publishers and Kathy Bates, it’s that a writer with broken ankles gets way more done than his colleagues that waste all their time with …