Voices, Part Two

In Creativity and Inspiration, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David34 Comments

A cable vanishes into the clouds in a marble quarry high above Carrara, Italy, the place Michelangelo sourced his marble for David. Much of my own artistic journey feels like this, more of what I’m looking for is obscured than revealed at first glance. I spend a lot of time waiting for the mist to clear. When it comes to …

The Art of (Avoiding) Seduction

In Jessie and I, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Travel by David63 Comments

I’m in Pensacola, Florida. This dune was in Galveston, Texas. I’m a few days behind on importing new images. Woke up early this morning and went walking with my camera, tripod and a thermos of coffee to shoot the lagoon in the morning mist. I was churning something over in my mind and it struck me as something that might …

Since the Switch

In GEAR, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David83 Comments

Shooting portraits in the desert on the shores of Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya with a Nikon D3s, 300/2.8 VR II, and Gitzo Ocean Traveler. Photo Credit: Corwin Hiebert. As many of you already know, my transition to Nikon happened much faster than I anticipated. I got a lot of curious emails and tweets about The Switch, but very little of …

Life Is Short

In Life Is Short, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David290 Comments

This isn’t really one of those helpful photographic posts, so if you’re jonesin’ for info on what gear I’m packing for New Zealand, you might want to just kind of move along But I’m bursting to say these things, and I’m hoping someone out there needs to hear. I do. As some of you know there’s some big changes coming …

Blurred Vision

In Creativity and Inspiration, Pep Talks, Vision Is Better by David93 Comments

So what do you do when you feel your vision has abandoned you? That it’s dried up or gone missing? I talked about this while I was in Kathmandu on a personal level but I’m seeing it all over the internet and in emails from friends. I can’t be the only one. The downside to believing that our photography is …

UnSeen

In News & Stuff, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Travel by David71 Comments

I just walked through the door a couple hours ago, sifted through the pile of mail and stuff that builds up over a 5 week+ absence. Tomorrow I’m on a plane again. Feeling a little rough around the edges! The images above and below are two I shot in Kathmandu while feeling I was having a hard time seeing things. …