Adventure is Out There

In Craft & Vision, e-books, Emily and I, Jessie and I, Life Is Short, News & Stuff, Pep Talks, Vision Is Better by David50 Comments

Emily, just back from the final trip to the outfitters and ready for February. A friend once told me to watch the Pixar movie UP. Aside from the fact that I was crying like a little girl within the first 10 minutes (be warned), there was something about it that resonated powerfully with me. Part of that was the exploration …

Craft & Vision – The Free eBook

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books by David74 Comments

A couple months ago I asked the photographers who write for Craft & Vision, if they’d help me put together a free eBook. I asked them to help me make something that we could just give away (as in FREE, no catches) to the photography community, especially to the students and enthusiastic amateurs among us. They responded really excitedly. The …

Beyond Thirds, Andrew S. Gibson

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books by David15 Comments

Composition is about how we build our photographs. It’s not a subject peripheral to photography: it’s dead central. Or sitting slightly off-centre on one of the thirds. Unless you talk to Andrew S. Gibson about it, then the conventional rule of thirds gets a bit of a much-needed overhaul. When Andrew sent me the proposal for his latest eBook, I …

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 Inspired Eye, Volume 3.

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books by David15 Comments

  By now you know me well enough to know that I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about the so-called photography industry. Weird enough that I even wear a bonnet, right? But the continual focus on gear at the expense of creativity  is why so many who love this craft are frustrated. Too much time on the peripherals – …