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In Books, Giveaways, Influences by David

Joe McNally has been slaving away on his recent book. It’s now done and only weeks away from being released. I share the same publisher as luminaries like Joe, Vincent Versace, and Scott Kelby. How I got past the selection committee for this club I have no idea, but if I keep my head down and not make too much …

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 …

Mitchell Kanashkevich Joins The Blogosphere

In Images, Influences, Travel by DavidLeave a Comment

I got an email today from a photographer I deeply respect – Mitchell Kanashkevich is an uber-talented photographer with vision in spades – and he’s joining the blog world. I’m excited to get a window into his images and thinking; his work is so good I know his blog will be a treat. You can find his work online HERE …

Inspired.

In Images, Influences, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David17 Comments

I’ve spent the last 2 mornings at what has quickly become my favourite place in Kathmandu. Where it is doesn’t matter, and truth be known I’m not sure it’s the kind of place that would benefit by being over-run with photographers. In broad strokes it’s a place where people go to spend their last days. I hesitated to go in, …

For The Joy Of It

In Influences, News & Stuff, Quoted, Resources, Thoughts & Theory by DavidLeave a Comment

Near the beginning of my photographic journey I was given two books – both of them by Freeman Patterson. The first I have recommended several times here, Photography and the Art of Seeing, the second is Photography For the Joy of It. Re-reading them now I suspect they are at the very centre of who I’ve become as a photographer. …

Pointing Clearly and Powerfully.

In Influences, Quoted, Rants and Sermons by David10 Comments

I’m giving you another well-deserved break from my rants – not all of which, it seems, have been appreciated by others. I was accused, of all things, this week, of exhibiting sour grapes towards the very people for whom I freely labour by writing this blog. My rant about gear being paramount to vision rubbed some the wrong way. Alas, …

InDecisive? A Rant.

In Influences, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory by David17 Comments

In 1952, celebrated photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson wrote Une Decisive Moment, a book filled with both his photographs and philosophy. One concept, the titular “decisive moment” has become so well-known as to become cliche and then suffer the same fate most thoughts and theories suffer when their commentators and quoters drift too far from the source material. Here, then is the …

Wednesday's Miscellanea.

In GEAR, Influences, Marketing, Self-Promotion, News & Stuff, Resources, Uncategorized by DavidLeave a Comment

The Travel Photographer links to a great article by Vincent Laforet. It’s a lengthy one but for aspiring professionals it’s a must read. The title, The Cloud is Falling, should suggest that Laforet, who I have great respect for, spends the article running amuck and crying “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” He doesn’t. Not really. But ignore …

Friday's Resource Roundup

In GEAR, Influences, Resources by David1 Comment

James Nachtwey opens the LOOK3 Festival – read about the inspiring conversation between Nachtwey and Time’s MaryAnne Golon on PDN Online HERE. I respect this man more than I can say. (If you’ve never seen his TED speech, head over HERE to A Thousand Words where Jordan Nielsen has it posted.) From that PDN article: “When you see so much …

Back To The Beginning

In Books, Influences, Thoughts & Theory by David5 Comments

When I was in the throes of falling in love with photography, a young man looking for something to be good at, some way to express myself, my mother gave me two great gifts. The first was the Pentax Spotmatic, and not the camera I thought I wanted/needed to begin my illustrious journey in imaging. The second was a copy …