Orchid Impressions

In Images, The Life Creative by David15 Comments

The last few days, as we’ve opened SEVEN for pre-orders, have been tremendously exciting, humbling, and full of the same fear any artist has when releasing something so close to his heart into the world: what if it doesn’t find an audience? We released it nervously, knowing if no one purchased it, I’d have 4,000lbs of books in my loft …

SEVEN Now Available for Pre-Orders

In Books, Craft & Vision, Images, News & Stuff, SEVEN, Travel by David33 Comments

  Today we’re launching my first fine-art book, SEVEN. It’s a retrospective collection of the personal work I’ve done over the last 7 years on 7 seven continents.  This is a limited edition book and once those 1,000 signed and numbered copies are gone, they’re gone. Today we’re announcing pre-orders of this limited edition, and giving you 7 days to …

New Work Posted

In Images, News & Stuff by David13 Comments

There’s some new work posted to my portfolios, representing some of my favourite photographs from the last couple months. Click either of the images above to be taken to my recent work from Kenya and Hokkaido, respectively. I love the new direction my work is taking, though I’m at a loss to say where it comes from. There is, I …

Hokkaido Re-Cap

In Hokkaido, Images, Travel, Wallpapers, Workshops and Events by David21 Comments

I’m not one to pigeon-hole, but all the same, I’m no wildlife photographer. Of course I said that about landscapes three years ago as well, so what do I know? I’ve spent almost 2 weeks in Japan, mostly in Hokkaido, with birds and monkeys, often flopping around gracelessly and hip deep in snow, and almost always freezing my arse off. …

Last Postcards from Hokkaido

In Hokkaido, Images, Postcards From..., Travel by David11 Comments

Last moments in Hokkaido before flying back to Tokyo. I’ve got a longer post in the works about this trip, and have a small collection of photographs to post as well – I’ll get that up in the next 24 hours, along with your desktop wallpaper for March. In the meantime, a couple last hours behind big lenses, spending time …

Northern Kenya on White

In GEAR, Images, Travel, Tutorials &Technique by David18 Comments

The images above are another sample of the photographs from this last month’s work in northern Kenya. I wanted something simpler than the environmental portraits I’ve done in the past. Something that isolated my subjects from their contexts and showed them, and their emotions and character, elegantly. Before I left I talked to the folks at Westcott, and picked up …

My LR4 Develop Presets Now Available

In Creativity and Inspiration, Images, Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Resources, Thoughts & Theory, Vision & Voice, Workflow & Technical Issues by David17 Comments

[hana-code-insert name=’BUY – duChemin Presets’ /] It’s taken me a little while to update my most frequently used Develop Presets for Lightroom 4. In so doing I’ve collected 36 of my best starting points for development work in LR4, which uses very different stuff under the hood. If you’re using LR4, and you should (honestly, I’m no fan boy, but …