Jodhpur: The Blue City

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Jodhpur is a town in Rajasthan, India, that I would go back to time and time again if I could. Steve McCurry calls it “almost too good to be true.” I spent a week there in January last year and truly felt at home. The walls in most of the old city of Jodhpur are washed blue and give the …

Wednesday's Miscellanea.

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The Travel Photographer links to a great article by Vincent Laforet. It’s a lengthy one but for aspiring professionals it’s a must read. The title, The Cloud is Falling, should suggest that Laforet, who I have great respect for, spends the article running amuck and crying “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” He doesn’t. Not really. But ignore …

Ex Nihilo, Nihilo Fit

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Out of nothing, nothing comes, that’s what the pithy Latin bit at the top means. And baby, I got nothing. So, in the wake of this disappointment, I suggest you do the following: 1. Recalibrate your monitor. 2. Backup yer stuff. All of it. 3. Optimize yer Lightroom Catalogs. 4. Shut the computer, go shoot something. 5. Leave a comment …

Top 100 Destinations – CRAPPY Design – Etc.

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TripAdvisor.com has published their 2008 Traveler’s Choice Destination awards and the pdf is available for download HERE – if you’re passionate about traveling the globe this list of top destinations is a wonderful distraction. — While we’re talking travel and top picks for destinations, here’s a link to the Canon/Microsoft Top 100 Iconic Locations Contest. I don’t have much interest …

On Design: Wrap Up

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Three final things I wanted to leave you with in the On Design series. 1. Balance. It doesn’t fit into the C.R.A.P. acronym we’ve been looking at – but your material should have a sense of balance – the elements and the white space (negative space) should balance with each other so the piece (logo, page, business card, whatever…) doesn’t …

Design For Photographers – On Design Series.

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Photography is a visual language. It makes sense then that presentation is important. So why the photographic world is so chock-a-block with mediocre and downright crappy design completely eludes me. I get that not everyone has design training or a natural talent for it, but I would have thought that as both disciplines involve arranging elements within a frame there’d …

Lumen Dei One Day in Temple, Texas

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Matt Brandon and I spent a really enjoyable day yesterday teaching the Lumen Dei One Day Digital Photography Workshop in Temple, Texas. Thanks to the almost 30 people who came and shared our day with us! The day went very well if the evaluation forms are any indication. Comments like “the best $99 I ever spent,” tell me we hit …

Texas-bound, back on Monday

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I’m heading to Texas today, for the first Lumen Dei One Day Workshop with Matt Brandon – really looking forward to it. Except for the whole “getting up before 4am so I can get to airport on time” bit. That part always seems a little inhumane. So, it’s bound to be quiet around here. But that doesn’t mean you can’t …

Lexar.com Article – On Assignment Mongolia

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Lessons Learned on Assignment: Shooting in Extreme Cold By David Duchemin By far, the vast majority of my assignment work takes place closer to the equator than to the Arctic Circle. I am more comfortable battling the heat and the challenges associated with shooting in high temperatures and humidity than I am in the cold. In fact, it’s been years …