A Somewhat Foggy Ethiopian Meditation

In Just For Fun, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory, Travel, Uncategorized, Without The Frame by David20 Comments

I wrote this earlier this year to stave off the insanity of jet-lag one night while on a particularly challenging assignment in Ethiopia. It’s a little stream-of-consciousness and I offer it for what it is. In my defence, my mind was a little foggy from the jet-lag. If you’re looking for wisdom, move along – nothing to see here. The …

Friday Roundup

In Just For Fun, News & Stuff by David18 Comments

I call this one, “She’s a Babe, I’m an Idiot.” So does she. Yesterday my wife and I marked 6 years of marriage and so today we’re off to British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast for 3 days of hanging out sans internet. Can’t wait. So while I’m doing that, here’s some details – a few recaps, a few new items. 1. …

Within The Frame, Within Top Ten.

In Assignments, Awards & Accolades, Books, Just For Fun, News & Stuff, Within The Frame by David74 Comments

You could have knocked me over with a feather (whatever that means) when my publishing team emailed me yesterday morning to let me know that Within The Frame was chosen by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2009 in Arts & Photography. It came in 5th, after Joe McNally’s Hotshoe Diaries, Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Book, Volume 3, …

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving

In Just For Fun by David15 Comments

It’s Monday. We’re still eating Turkey up here. I don’t have pictures of turkey, so you get two pigeons instead. Sorry. Times are tight. 🙂 Tomorrow I’ll discuss the images I showed in the slideshow I posted on Friday, today I’m busy being thankful. But I’ve got suggestions for you if you’re bored: 1. Go back up your hard-drives. Don’t …

R-eluctantly Posted

In Giveaways, Just For Fun, News & Stuff by David10 Comments

When I was in Seattle several weeks ago I spent an evening with the good folks at Blackrapid, makers of the R-strap. They plied me with local beer, sat me down on the couch and made me play twenty-questions. This is that interview, in 5 parts. You won’t be able to hear the questions really well, there were some sound …

I Use APC

In Just For Fun, News & Stuff by David10 Comments

Many of you know how much I love working in, and with, the photographic community. Several months ago the fine folks at Artistic Photo Canvas connected with me about being featured in their new I USE APC ads, and after coercing my buddy Dave Delnea to come to Vancouver’s Chinatown one evening to shoot some images, those ads are now …

Too Much Fun

In Just For Fun, News & Stuff, Travel, Workshops and Events by David3 Comments

Hello from Delhi. Writing this close to 5am and in a couple hours the 3rd Lumen Dei Tour begins. Yesterday the four of us – Matt Brandon (below), Gavin Gough, Ami Vitale, and I, hung out around Delhi scouted a couple places, and between frames laughed our asses off. Had a great time and can’t wait to unleash Ami (above) …

Driving In India

In Just For Fun, Travel by David35 Comments

I first read this a few years ago. It struck me as funny. Then I began travelling in India. Now it’s either hilarious or terrifying, depending on my mood and whether or not I am in a vehicle at the time. I’m putting it here for the amusement of our Lumen Dei team and so I can find it again …