A Round Up of Miscellanea

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Resources by David12 Comments

I nearly neglected y’all for two days in a row. Sorry ’bout that. Sharon’s on vacation with friends in Florida and I’m using the time to catch up on creative things I’ve been meaning to get a jump on. So, plenty of distractions. Where does the time go? But I’ve got some tidbits I’ve been meaning to get to you …

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 …

Saturday PhotoWalk in Vancouver

In Just For Fun, News & Stuff, Workshops and Events by David33 Comments

We had a fantastic time this Saturday evening as 50 photogs descended on Vancouver’s beautiful English Bay. We met at the historic Sylvia hotel in perfect weather and walked the seawall to Third Beach. At Third Beach we had three great models, Anna, Elycia, and Joel ready for the photowalkers, along with a bunch of lighting gear, speedlights, lastolite panels, …

VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography

In Books, Freelance and Business, Marketing, Self-Promotion, News & Stuff, VisionMongers by David55 Comments

Last week my new book got rolled out on Amazon.com, which means two things. Thing One: I can now talk about it. Thing Two: I guess I need to start writing this sucker now. Just kidding. Almost done, promise. VisionMongers: Making A Life and a Living in Photography is due out in November/December. Amazon lists it at December 25 just …

Follow-Up Friday.

In News & Stuff by David9 Comments

Yesterday’s post seemed to resonate with a lot of people! I’m glad it did; it gives me such great hope for the photographic community. It needs to be said that I’m in no way poking professionals with a stick. Never mind that I too do this for a living, many of my friends are working pros who I admire; they …

I Love New York In June.

In News & Stuff by David15 Comments

So, all drama aside, what a great weekend! We arrived in NYC after weather-related delays in Chicago and jumped into a yellow cab to the New Yorker Hotel. What a great hotel in a great location, and for $169/night – seems like a steal compared to others I saw. Spent Saturday with Jeffey Chapman, wandered around Soho, had dim sum …

Heading Home the Long Way

In News & Stuff by David47 Comments

Today hasn’t been my best day ever. I’ll save the details of the weekend for another time, this is just a quick note to let you know it’ll be a day or two before I get real post up. I was stupid this weekend, feeling chest pains and assuming it was a rib out of place or just a sprain. …

New York

In News & Stuff by David12 Comments

This will go down as one of the, ahem, funner work weeks I’ve had in a while. Yesterday I rented a crappy rental car to drive down to have lunch with Chase Jarvis. Instead I got a brand new black Mustang GT, and giggled all the way down the I-5. Chase and I have corresponded but never met and we …

Shoot What You Love?

In News & Stuff by David8 Comments

Pretentious author signing book and looking pensive. Marga Lopez shot captured my best Sears pose at this weekend’s Vancouver celebration of the launch of Within The Frame. Thanks to all who came to help us celebrate and to my long-suffering wife on whose shoulders I dumped this thing when I got too busy. Yesterday I spent the second of two …

Thursday Resource Roundup

In News & Stuff, Resources by David12 Comments

My friend, Mitchell Kanashkevich is an extraordinarily talented photographer, I’m a huge fan of his work. He’s just released an ebook (image above is from the cover) about his post-production methods and it rocks. It’s the real goods. No gimmicks, no fancy plug-ins. It’s somewhere between a book and an extended set of tutorials in length, but the cost on …