Tuesday Roundup

In Giveaways, News & Stuff, Resources, Within The Frame by David10 Comments

Yesterday was a long day shooting in the sun, my brain’s barely up to more than a roundup of some things I’ve been intending to mention. First, last week I was down in Tampa with my friends at Kelby Media to flog the book (see the bald guy smiling suspiciously in image above). At some point I’ll pull back the …

Resource Roundup

In Resources by David4 Comments

A grab-bag today. May and June are going to be nutty months with the book and book promotions, including  book launch events in Vancouver, New York City, and Seattle. And I’m settling in to feverishly begin work on the next book. There might be a few light days here and there, but I’ll make it worthwhile. I have a couple …

Big Lights Far Away

In Resources, Uncategorized, Workshops and Events by David1 Comment

If you’re one of the Strobist generation, at some point your lust for power is going to get the better of you, you’ll get curious about larger lights and what they can bring to the aesthetics of an image that your SB800 simply can’t. And when that happens, you’ll remember this post, come back to it, and click THIS link …

Location Scouting: Google Earth

In Resources, Travel by David7 Comments

In January I’ll be in several new locations as I fly around the world. The most time I will have in any one place will be 5 days, six nights. In short, I’ll be very pressed for time to shoot the locations I’ll be in. Never been to Hanoi? Where do you start to become familiar with the place? Lonely …

FREE LENSES!!

In GEAR, Just For Fun, News & Stuff, Resources by David29 Comments

Well, sort of. More like FREE LENS! And you only get it for a week. But other than that: FREE LENS! Sorry, I’m a weak man when it comes to hype and gratuitous caps and exclamation marks. BorrowLenses.com has graciously agreed to give my US readers, a chance to win a free lens rental. I’ll get to the details in …

Some Resources

In Freelance and Business, Resources by David2 Comments

A little overwhelmed right now in the lead-up to heading off to Kenya. Both Sharon and I have residual stomach issues from Delhi, first time in a long, long while for me. And on top of that there’s just a mountain of things to do. So, this one is a little thin – but here’s some links I’ve been storing …

Thursday Resource Round-Up // 499th Post!

In Resources by David6 Comments

I usually do this on Fridays. That is to say I used to. ‘S been a while. Gavin Gough posted a guest article over on Matt Brandon’s The Digital Trekker blog, click HERE to read it. While we’re on the topic, I will be discussing the Illusion of FREE on Matt’s blog tomorrow – it’s a crucial starting point in …

For The Joy Of It

In Influences, News & Stuff, Quoted, Resources, Thoughts & Theory by David0 Comments

Near the beginning of my photographic journey I was given two books – both of them by Freeman Patterson. The first I have recommended several times here, Photography and the Art of Seeing, the second is Photography For the Joy of It. Re-reading them now I suspect they are at the very centre of who I’ve become as a photographer. …

Friday's Resource Roundup: Now With 50% less RANT!

In Resources by David3 Comments

Hey folks, thanks for being patient with my rant yesterday. Canon did little to help, but my local drug camera dealer – Leo’s Camera’s in Vancouver – went above and beyond, getting me a new 85/1.2L lens that is not only perfect, but here in time for me to not stew about whether I will have it for the trip. …