Back To The Beginning

In Books, Influences, Thoughts & Theory by David5 Comments

When I was in the throes of falling in love with photography, a young man looking for something to be good at, some way to express myself, my mother gave me two great gifts. The first was the Pentax Spotmatic, and not the camera I thought I wanted/needed to begin my illustrious journey in imaging. The second was a copy …

Quoted: Jay Maisel

In Books, Influences, Quoted by David1 Comment

“It is incumbent upon you to make sure you are getting what you want at the moment you take the picture. It would be best for you to spend more time thinking of the quality of your pictures and less time thinking about the quality of your pixels. The parameters of your vision are more important than the expertise you …

Book: The Tao of Photography

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise …

NEED Magazine, New Baggage Rules, New Lighting Book…

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David1 Comment

Aspiring humanitarian photographers will want to look into NEED – The Humanitarian Magazine. This is a first class magazine with excellent photography and a strong focus. It’s not filled with ads, just great stories and great images and a really elegant layout. If you’re looking for inspiration, this is it. Subscriptions start around $30 depending on where you live. There’s …

Monday Headlines, etc.

In Books, Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping, Thoughts & Theory by David0 Comments

Moose Blogs A Piece of Paper Sometimes ya just shoot nothing good, but that’s part of the process. Read this, from Moose Peterson’s blog. Chase Jarvis Renounces Light Meters Chase has a good post on forsaking the old hand-held light meter. Here’s the wisdom: But one thing is for sure: don’t ever confuse all the silly little gadgets and the …

Inspiration (For Sale)

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory by David3 Comments

My limited edition monograph, The Pixelated Image, made Scott Kelby’s Top 5 List today. It’s a long list of favourites from gear to books to teachers to places. The Pixelated Image made it to his Top 5 Photography Books That Will Inspire You list. Quite an honour coming from Mr. Kelby. This book is a collector’s item. Only 100 will …