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In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory by David29 Comments

At the end of the month, Craft & Vision is releasing the first eBook I’ve written in over 6 months and I’m really excited about it. When I wrote the last one I said it would be the last eBook I wrote about vision for some time, and that the next books would be about expression of that vision. The …

Monument Valley, Utah

In Jessie and I, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David30 Comments

Sitting in a quiet restaurant in Taos, New Mexico. We’ve got one more day before we need to be in Albuquerqe. Some of you have expressed anything from wonder to shock to consternation at how fast I’m travelling. It won’t always be this way. Sadly in order to do this trip at all I needed to front-load some of the …

New eBook – Andrew Gibson’s The Evocative Image

In Craft & Vision, e-books, Thoughts & Theory by David11 Comments

The latest addition to the Craft & Vision library is  Andrew Gibson’s The Evocative Image. Subtitled A Photographer’s Guide to Capturing Mood, Andrew’s latest is a great primer on introducing an intentional mood to a photograph. Where our hope for a photograph is to communicate more than just information, but to create impact and an emotional response, an understanding of …

Better Portraits: Wait for the soul.

In Thoughts & Theory by David49 Comments

Mongolia, 2008. Image shot for World Vision Canada. With all the talk about technique it’s easy to forget, or to never learn at all, that the most important skills in portraiture aren’t photographic at all. You can use your fanciest 135/2.0 or 85/1.2 lens, blast 3 SB900 flashes through 6-foot octaboxes, or choose the best backgrounds the world has ever …