It's Not Gear Lust if You Already Own It, Right?

In GEAR, Uncategorized by David3 Comments

A quick note to say hi, let you know I am back from Bangladesh and starting this morning will be knee-deep in post-production for the client. So here I am. Long trip, and I came close to losing my mind completely about a third of the way from Seoul to Vancouver when I woke from a brief nap thinking, Man …

If YVR Is Home…

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How many of you are in Vancouver or near enough to want to come in? This is bad timing as I’m off to Asia tomorrow but I’m thinking it’s time for a PixelatedImage Get-Together. Maybe next month? Nothing big, just an informal gathering at a favourite watering hole to connect and chew the fat, talk about all the readers that …

Cuba

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I thought I’d give y’all the low-down on the trip. Highlights, details, etc., from each place we traveled to over the last month. I’ve wanted to shoot Cuba, specifically Havana, for a long time. I wanted to do it while Castro was alive (disputed at this point), and while the U.S. embargo remained in place. I sense a change in …

Lumen Dei Thailand Details

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Two weeks ago Matt Brandon and I announced a second 2009 Lumen Dei tour, this time to Thailand with Gavin Gough making the third instructor. We were intentionally mysterious with details and still filled half the tour, so now we’re tipping our hats on the details a little more. Our workshop group will convene in Bangkok where we’ll spend a …

Nick Hall

In Images, Uncategorized by David1 Comment

I’m not sure you’d ever know it from my own work but I spent hours as a teenager and young adult pouring over the Patagonia catalogues, admiring the photography and daydreaming. Months ago my friend Nick Hall emailed me asking me for some advice. I’m not sure if he took it or not but he landed a great gig and …

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 …

Lumen Dei Ladakh 2009 – NOW FULL.

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If you want in on the Lumen Dei tour to Ladakh this fall, now is the time to speak up. In the last three days we’ve filled 6 of the 7 spots (pending receipt of the deposits) and are now left with ONE open spot. Speak now or forever…well, you know. UPDATED – Sorry folks, that last spot just went. …

Giving Thanks

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American Thanksgiving generally sneaks up on me, in part because I’m Canadian and we do it earlier in the fall, and in part because it’s just too close to Christmas for any sane person to have a holiday, so every year it takes an American client to remind me they won’t be there in the morning. It snuck up on …

Credit where credit is due

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Two excellent customer service shout-outs that I need to get off my chest. 1. Leo’s called first thing this morning to tell me my broken 5D was back, repaired, serviced, and cleaned. That means 17 days from dropping it off to getting it back. And for Canon Canada, about whom I hear no end of complaining, that’s pretty damn impressive. …

Lumen Dei 2009 Announced

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Matt Brandon and I are thrilled to be announcing plans for next year’s Lumen Dei tour. We’re still working out details like budget and itinerary, but we’ll have that up and on the site soon. Here are the broad strokes. September 2009. Ladakh. Special guest instructor Ami Vitale. That last part should make you very, very excited. If you don’t …