TEN. Yours Free.

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, Giveaways, Resources by David37 Comments

4 years ago I wrote a small eBook called TEN, Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft Without Buying Gear. It changed my life and put me on a path to do what I love: teaching photography and pursuing projects I long to do. Later this month we’ll celebrate our 4th anniversary of Craft & Vision, the unexpected little eBook company …

FREE: Craft & Vision 2

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, Giveaways, News & Stuff, Resources by David23 Comments

My team at Craft & Vision has done it again. Together we’ve created a gorgeous PDF eBook with 9 great articles, and we’re giving it away. Totally free. Craft & Vision 2, More Great Ways to Make Stronger Photographs, contains articles by Martin Bailey, Piet Van den Eynde, Nicole S. Young, Dave Delnea, Sean McCormack, and me, all written just …

Printing Hokkaido

In Giveaways, Hokkaido, Lightroom & Workflow, Resources, The Craft, Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique, Workflow & Technical Issues by David

After narrowing down my Hokkaido work through my edit process, I’m now left with a collection of images to print. Here’s my rough process. 1. Image Prep. I take each image through a final pass in Lightroom’s Develop module. Here are the questions I’m asking myself as I go through the panels. Is my monitor recently calibrated? Am I completely …

On “Missing The Shot.”

In Giveaways, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Vision Is Better by David22 Comments

Last week I wrote about the crippling power of fear in the life and process of the artist. I think there are some fears that are universally felt among artists of every discipline, others unique to us as photographers. Chief among those fears, it seems, is the fear that we’ll “miss the shot.” And so we amass every piece of …