Why Sketch?

In Creativity and Inspiration, The Craft, The Life Creative by David24 Comments

I’m a big believer in sketch photographs, making frames you know aren’t working but have some idea in them you want to explore. The alternative is to believe that all the images I make that don’t work the way I had hoped are failures and I don’t believe in the notion of failure in creative endeavors. At least not in …

Being More Creative

In Creativity and Inspiration, The Life Creative, Thoughts & Theory by David28 Comments

For a craft that is, at its heart, a creative effort, it amazes me that you’d have to read 100 books about making better photographs before you read anything on the creative process. And it’s not that it’s the job of these educators to teach creativity, but still. I’m sitting in a coffee shop right now, two photographers beside me. …

PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 3

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books, News & Stuff, PHOTOGRAPH Magazine by David15 Comments

BUY ISSUE THREE [hana-code-insert name=’BUY – PQ 3′ /] Today we released the most recent issue of PHOTOGRAPH, our digital magazine for creative photographers. As always it’s packed with incredible portfolios and Q+A, this time from Hengki Koentjoro, Dave Delnea, and Kevin Clark. They’re all amazing but if you’ve not seen Hengki’s work, you need to, it’s breathtaking. And there …

The Created Image Seminar

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, News & Stuff, The Craft, Workshops and Events by David7 Comments

This summer we’re hosting a new 2-day photographic intensive called The Created Image. On July 11 and July 12 we’ll convene on Vancouver’s Roundhouse Community Arts Theatre (Yaletown) for two days of teaching and conversation about the craft and art of photography, designed to take you deeper. Get all the details on our Eventbrite registration page. We’ve put together a …

PHOTOGRAPH – Issue Two

In Books, Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books, PHOTOGRAPH Magazine by David7 Comments

BUY ISSUE TWO [hana-code-insert name=’BUY – PQ 2′ /] Today we’re launching Issue Two of PHOTOGRAPH, A Digital Quarterly Magazine for Creative Photographers. It’s 122 spreads long, and it’s gorgeous! The featured portfolios come from Martin Bailey, Andy Biggs, and Chris Orwig, and are followed up with short interviews. We have great columns from John Paul Caponigro (Creative Composition), Younes …