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 …

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 …

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 – …

Your Creative Mix Unleashed

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books, Freelance and Business, News & Stuff, Resources by David15 Comments

Most of you know I consider my manager and best friend to be a bit of a superhero. Dude just gets it, and gets it done. Without him I’d be floundering. What makes Corwin unique is his ability to understand – and operate on – the difficult bridge between creativity and commerce. While Corwin’s business chops are super-solid, he understands …

TEN & TEN MORE UPDATED

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff by David22 Comments

Easily the best-selling books in the Craft&Vision library are still TEN and TEN MORE. They’re still the most popular books and they’re still one of the best values in photography education out there anywhere. Well recently we’ve been feeling like they were getting a little dusty – our designs have evolved, and let’s face it, our Layout Ninja, Luke Taylor, …

A Deeper Frame

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books by David30 Comments

In my first eBook, TEN, I made ten suggestions for improving your photographs. The first of ten was to add greater depth to your photographs, but I didn’t elaborate much. Now halfway through writing a new book, Photographically Speaking, sidelines by what might have been a fatal fall while shooting in Pisa, Italy, I have had a great deal of …

DEEPER

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory by David29 Comments

At the end of the month, Craft & Vision is releasing the first eBook I’ve written in over 6 months and I’m really excited about it. When I wrote the last one I said it would be the last eBook I wrote about vision for some time, and that the next books would be about expression of that vision. The …

Layover At Home & Other Stuff

In Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff, Travel by David37 Comments

Yours truly while contemplating my vision of beekeepers. Turns out my vision was to not get stung all over the face, thus the awesome hat. Photo Credit Gary Dowd. I’m back from Bosnia-Herzegovina now, got in yesterday. Now back and in full swing. Client files to prep and deliver. Unpacking. Laundry. Stack of details. Then re-packing for 3 weeks in …