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 …

Top 100 Destinations – CRAPPY Design – Etc.

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Travel, Uncategorized by David2 Comments

TripAdvisor.com has published their 2008 Traveler’s Choice Destination awards and the pdf is available for download HERE – if you’re passionate about traveling the globe this list of top destinations is a wonderful distraction. — While we’re talking travel and top picks for destinations, here’s a link to the Canon/Microsoft Top 100 Iconic Locations Contest. I don’t have much interest …

Monday Headlines, etc.

In Books, Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping, Thoughts & Theory by DavidLeave a Comment

Moose Blogs A Piece of Paper Sometimes ya just shoot nothing good, but that’s part of the process. Read this, from Moose Peterson’s blog. Chase Jarvis Renounces Light Meters Chase has a good post on forsaking the old hand-held light meter. Here’s the wisdom: But one thing is for sure: don’t ever confuse all the silly little gadgets and the …

News and Stuff (Gratuitous Rants included)

In News & Stuff by David3 Comments

I’m en route from Tampa to Vancouver, briefly stopped in Denver for a coffee and a change of planes. On Friday I spent the day with Scott Kelby, had lunch, did some shooting at the Tarpon sponge docks, did a very quick one-take interview for Photoshop TV, and then went out to dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Maggiano’s was spectacular, …

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 …

Welcome To The New Blog

In News & Stuff by David11 Comments

Welcome here, folks. It’s like an after-moving pizza party without all the moving of furniture and stuff. This transition took all day and I could never have done it without the kind of help of ET Web Hosting – they have astonishing customer service and did alot of trouble-shooting for me today. Many of my clients have been hosted with …

Friday Odds and Ends

In News & Stuff by David11 Comments

In the last six months I have had 3 LaCie d2 drives fail on me just after exceeding their 1 Year warranty. This doesn’t make me the happiest camper. But it does make me glad I practice paranoia and the art of redundant backups. 1 TB drives are going for less than $400 now, so there isn’t much of a …

GoodBye to An Old Friend

In GEAR, News & Stuff by David1 Comment

It’s with mixed feelings that I change my sponsorship today and say good-bye to an old friend. LowePro has faithfully sponsored me from the beginning – my first sponsors, like a first girlfriend, hold a special place in your heart. I still believe that for extreme sports annd adventure, LowePro makes products that are second-to-none. But as the kind of …