PODCAST: My Process – NYC Busker

In Creativity and Inspiration, Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique, Video podcast, Within The Frame, Workshops and Events by David35 Comments

While in New York I went out with a brand new 24/3.5 Tilt/Shift lens to see what kind of damage I could do. I’m preparing to take this lens as one of my primary lenses for the Iceland trip and wanted to start the learning curve now. I had some fun photographing this busker in Central Park and thought I’d …

What’s With The ISO?

In The Big Q, Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique by David39 Comments

Every week, without fail, I get an email from an inquisitive mind about the EXIF data in Within The Frame, specifically the question goes like this, and I quote from yesterday morning’s email on the matter: I noticed that in quite a lot of your photos you use high ISO even though there seems no reason to do so, for …

On Smiling.

In Tutorials &Technique, Vision Is Better by David17 Comments

When I wrote the first two eBooks – TEN and TEN MORE – the subtitles suggested that they were ways to improve your photography without buying gear. I’ve been amused, to say the least, to see the reaction to this by several others (including the prolific Scott Bourne, who’s written two posts inspired by the concept – HERE and HERE) …

Oh, and Another Thing.

In Lightroom & Workflow, Photographs & Photoshopping, Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique by David6 Comments

In a follow up to yesterday’s post about exposure and the histogram, I thought I’d highlight a couple things. I had a question in the comments asking whether Nikon had a similar metering mode to centre-weighted average, they do. I just don’t know the name of it. But that’s the thing – it doesn’t matter. Pick the metering mode that …

Colour Temperature and Kicking Kittens.

In Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique, Vision Is Better, Workflow & Technical Issues by David25 Comments

I traveled once with a photographer obsessed with white balance. He routinely accessed the deeper menus on his Nikon and played with changing the parameters on his white balance, as though he was on a quest to discover the perfect magic setting. He quizzed me about color casts and how I set my white balance, and I think it truly …

Paint With Time – Darwin Wiggett

In Influences, News & Stuff, Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique, Vision Is Better by David9 Comments

My friend Darwin Wiggett is one of those impossibly talented photographers whose work I can look at for hours. Very different from my own work, his landscape work is gorgeous and always moves me. After yesterday’s post I thought I’d go back to Darwin’s site and spend some time there – particularily looking at the way in which he uses …

The Big Q

In The Big Q, Tutorials &Technique, Wallpapers, Workflow & Technical Issues by David13 Comments

Two questions came out when I posted this month’s wallpaper last week. So it’s a Two-fer this week. The Big Q “I like this monochrome look. What was the original color/colors? Do you “see” these monochrome image when you are there shooting? Was this one of those cases where you look at the computer screen and see a grey uninteresting …