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The Vision Collective

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, Giveaways by David8 Comments

Big News. Free eBooks. Huge Charity Impact. And your only chance to join me for a 26 week course that’ll change your photography forever. Only for the next 5 Days. This year’s 5 Day Deal just started and again we have a chance to raise some incredible money for charity and save some huge bucks on some exceptional photographic resources. …

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Photographing Wild

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

National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen is an astonishing photographer. What he does to make his photographs makes most of us look like dilettantes: we worry about getting to a location before sunset while Paul swims with killer whales, dives with Leopard Seals, and hangs out beside Spirit Bears while they eat. These things put him in places to make the …

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The Craft & Vision Blog

In Craft & Vision, News & Stuff by David7 Comments

I took much of last week off to get some needed work done on the Craft & Vision website. Part of that overhaul was the addition of a Craft & Vision blog. When we decided with some sadness to retire PHOTOGRAPH Magazine we knew we wanted to keep parts of it alive. The magazine was a success, but an expensive …

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My Favourite Magazine

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, News & Stuff, PHOTOGRAPH Magazine, The Craft, The Life Creative by David2 Comments

Being its editor-in-chief, it’s hard not to be unashamedly biased about this magazine . Each issue gets better and better and with each one I’m more sure we’re doing something beautiful, something full of value. It’s ad-free, and its circulation is still on the “cult-following” side, which means this is more a labour of love than a good business model …

Northern Kenya: A Case Study

In Craft & Vision, e-books, SEE THE WORLD, Travel by David10 Comments

Two weeks ago I returned from assignment work in northern Kenya. You’ve seen some of the work already. It’s by far my favourite work, done for my favourite organization – the Boma Project. In fact I like them so much that after my first assignment with them I became a donor, and committed to making my services part of that …

The Travelling Photographer

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, SEE THE WORLD, Travel by David12 Comments

“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” ~ Neil Gaiman In Hokkaido last month one of the guys I was traveling with made an astute observation, that no matter where we travel as photographers, we will always have the same creative struggles as we do at home because “we take that same photographer with us wherever we go.” Indeed. …

The Created Image, Vol.02

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Resources, The Craft, Thoughts & Theory, Workflow & Technical Issues, Workshops and Events by David3 Comments

This July we hosted the second Created Image conference here in Vancouver. This time I was joined by Steve Simon and Piet van Den Eynde for this intense photography weekend. Over two days we talked about making compelling photographs – from learning to see and honing the skills that have nothing to do with the camera and everything to do …