Forget Mugshots, Make Stronger Portraits

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books by David20 Comments

Someone recently referred to me as their “favourite Canadian landscape photographer.” It made me laugh. How did this happen? I make portraits, don’t I? I mean, landscape photographers are nuts. They carry too much gear, use tripods so large you’d think they might be compensating for something, and they’re known for keeping strange hours. I never intended this. Dammit, Jim, …

Portraits

In Craft & Vision, e-books by David27 Comments

Images shot for, and property of, Save The Children. Ethiopia, 2009. Tomorrow we release Forget Mugshots, 10 Steps to Better Portraits. While I was writing it I spent a lot of time thinking about my favourite portraits. Many of those were shot for clients, and I’m limited in how I show them, so they can’t go into my books, which …

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In Craft & Vision, e-books, Emily and I, Travel by David19 Comments

English Bay, 2012. Back in Vancouver now, and living at the Sylvia Hotel on English Bay while waiting to move into a great little live/work loft in Yaletown on March 15th. After long detours home on snow-choked BC roads, Vancouver welcomed me back with open arms on March 5th – cherry blossoms beginning to bloom, sunshine (short-lived, but welcoming), and …

New eBook: Exposure for Outdoor Photography

In Craft & Vision, e-books by David5 Comments

This morning we released Michael Frye’s second book for Craft & Vision: Exposure for Outdoor Photography. Michael, as many of you know, is an accomplished outdoor and landscape photographer, he knows his craft, and he’s an excellent teacher. So when he asked if a book about exposure would be helpful, I didn’t wait a second to reply. The questions I …

New eBook: Making The Print – A Masterclass

In Craft & Vision, e-books by David16 Comments

I’m on the great plains of the Maasai Mara in Kenya right now. In the last year I’ve created photographs all over the world, and more than ever can’t wait to return to Vancouver at the end of 2012 and print my work. Problem is, my print skills are minimal at best. So one of the projects I’m tucking into …