NEED Magazine, New Baggage Rules, New Lighting Book…

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David1 Comment

Aspiring humanitarian photographers will want to look into NEED – The Humanitarian Magazine. This is a first class magazine with excellent photography and a strong focus. It’s not filled with ads, just great stories and great images and a really elegant layout. If you’re looking for inspiration, this is it. Subscriptions start around $30 depending on where you live. There’s …

Inspiration (For Sale)

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory by David3 Comments

My limited edition monograph, The Pixelated Image, made Scott Kelby’s Top 5 List today. It’s a long list of favourites from gear to books to teachers to places. The Pixelated Image made it to his Top 5 Photography Books That Will Inspire You list. Quite an honour coming from Mr. Kelby. This book is a collector’s item. Only 100 will …

Joe McNally is Coming To Mongolia With Me.

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If you’ve been living under your proverbial rock you might be forgiven if you don’t know who Joe McNally is, or that he’s written what is being hailed as “THE” photography book of 2008. The hype on this book is so universally enthusiastic that I pre-ordered it on Amazon and I NEVER pre-order. But it came today, just after I …

That's it, I quit.

In Influences by David8 Comments

Scott Kelby posted this LINK this morning and it’s honestly some of the most inspiring, soul-touching imagery I’ve ever seen. Aside from making me want to put down my cameras and walk away quietly, it’s just simply wonderful, like the sense of wonder and artistry I get when reading Annie Dillard or CS Lewis. Anyways, sorry to leave you with …

Your Homework

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One of the best ways to get creative juices flowing is to increase your inputs. Creativity is essentially the juxtaposition of two or more old ideas to create new ones. So if you’re in a funk, increase the inputs. Go read a magazine, explore a new place, listen to new voices. If you’re a portrait shooter and looking for new …