Kenya & Bangladesh – World Vision Canada

In Images, News & Stuff, Travel by David25 Comments

In November I was in Kenya for World Vision Canada, in February I was in Bangladesh. Both trips were a visual adventure for me, another challenge to shoot similar subject matter in new ways and to discover new moments. I’ve only now got around to posting something. Part of that is simple deference to the client’s wishes as they complete …

Go Back To Oz

In Books, Images, Influences, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping by David3 Comments

One of my favourite how-to books is Vincent Versace’s excellent Welcome To Oz, A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop. (For the book go HERE, for the DVD series, look HERE. ) It’s unlike anything else out there and was a real eye-opener for me. If you’re not familiar with it, or with Vincent Versace, I suggest you …

Canon 5D MkII – First Shoot

In GEAR, Images by David11 Comments

Had a chance to shoot for a couple hours this weekend for a good friend of ours. Eileen Rothe is a fantastic singer/songwriter and she, ahem, walks it like she rocks it. She’s also a riot to shoot with. There’s something to be said for clients who trust you. Pressure goes down, creativity goes up, and work seems like play …

Dude, Where's My (Smart) Car?

In Images, Just For Fun by David6 Comments

Vancouver is under many, many, inches of snow. Other cities can deal with it, but we get a couple inches of snow and (1) our snowfall removal budget is blown in 5 minutes, and (2) people freak out and either park their cars (smart) or go driving (stupid). We’ve had 3-days straight of snow and cars are getting tough to …

Nick Hall

In Images, Uncategorized by David1 Comment

I’m not sure you’d ever know it from my own work but I spent hours as a teenager and young adult pouring over the Patagonia catalogues, admiring the photography and daydreaming. Months ago my friend Nick Hall emailed me asking me for some advice. I’m not sure if he took it or not but he landed a great gig and …

Bruce Percy

In Images, Influences, Travel by David9 Comments

It’s not often I look at a landscape photographer’s work and am possessed by an immediate desire to see all of it, travel with him, learn from him, but yesterday I watched a podcast by Bruce Percy on his travels in Patagonia and I’ve been able to think of nothing else. He does a workshop in Patagonia that dovetails with …