Since the Switch

In GEAR, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David83 Comments

Shooting portraits in the desert on the shores of Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya with a Nikon D3s, 300/2.8 VR II, and Gitzo Ocean Traveler. Photo Credit: Corwin Hiebert. As many of you already know, my transition to Nikon happened much faster than I anticipated. I got a lot of curious emails and tweets about The Switch, but very little of …

New Zealand

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Travel by David45 Comments

Nikon D3s, Sigma 24-70/2.8EX, 1/80 @ f/18, ISO 800 Before I send you off for the holidays and abandon you for Jamaica, I wanted to tell you about the New Zealand trip while it’s fresh in my mind. I went to New Zealand with a hodge podge of impressions garnered from various sources: photographs, stories, and the tourism videos to …

The Nikon Post

In GEAR, Just For Fun, News & Stuff by David

I am approaching this post with trepidation knowing what kind of strange misplaced fury these issues bring up in some people. If only some people put as much energy into their creative lives, eh? But you are not those people, so that’s why I’m not keeping this to myself. You folks are friends and deserve to know the reasons for …

Shooting Wet

In GEAR, Travel, Tutorials &Technique by David24 Comments

Me. Shooting in the driving rain in Iceland. Cold. Wet. Deliriously happy. I’ve never shot in the rain, drizzle, dew, fog, and general “water coming out of the sky in every possible form” as much as I did in Iceland the last couple weeks. There were days my boots were so wet I thought they’d never recover – they were …

Gitzo Fleece – This One Goes Up To 11.

In GEAR, Travel by David34 Comments

Within a stone’s throw of the Arctic Circle in Iceland. Photo: Dave Delnea It’s been a while since an unapologetic gear post but I need to get this out there. I love the Gitzo fleece jacket. It’s not right for a guy to love a jacket this much, much less a jacket that raises my nerd factor to 11. Hell, …

Hiding Behind Shiny Pillars?

In GEAR, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Vision Is Better by David33 Comments

I’m re-reading Hugh MacLeod’s IGNORE EVERYBODY. Great book. You should read it. Seriously. But that’s not why I bring it up. I just posted about shooting with a little less gear and then I sat down with a glass of wine and this book and a pen and read the following. I think it applies. There’s no correlation between creativity …