Lumen Dei, Ladakh 2008 Recap

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Ron Carroll shooting the 7am call to puja at Thiksey Gompa. After the Srinagar valley exploded in strife a couple months ago Matt Brandon and I made the difficult decision to re-plan the trip and we went to Ladakh instead. The two places, Srinagar and Leh, are in Jammu and Kashmir state, but couldn’t be more different. Still,  we had …

Versace on Creativity

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Stop what you are doing right now and click through to this video interview with Vincent Versace on creativity, being an amateur, and shooting with a voice. Vincent preaches the same sermons as I do, but more eloquently and with greater authority and credibility. You must see this video – it’s good stuff. Link: Vincent on Creativity. And if you’ve …

Vincent Versace Guru Award: Nicole Gibson

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This is my friend and former student Nicole Gibson. I shot this as she leaned out of the window on our houseboat in  Srinagar, Kashmir, India, last summer on our Lumen Dei tour. Only days before we’d been at the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi and she shot this image. (Oops, Matt Brandon tells me it was at Shah Hamadan …

I'm not here.

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Scott Kelby asked me to do a guest spot over on the Photoshop Insider today, so mosey on over there for your fix of daily pixelatedimage goodness. If you’ve come here from Scott’s blog – Welcome. Scott’s a How-To guy, and I tend to preach the Why-To sermons. But I sneak in the odd how-to article or something about gear, …

These boots? Made fer walking.

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Tomorrow is the Worldwide PhotoWalk across the globe. That’s what makes it Worldwide, I’m guessin’. For all of you out there, I got this from the WWPW Intergalactic HQ this week and am pasting a version of it here, specifically for my Vancouver PhotoWalkers, but it’ll be helpful to others walking elsewhere as well. I’m modifying a version Matt Brandon …

Tuesday Tune-Up

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I’ll spare you the usual reminder to back up your harddrives (but when’s the last time you did it?) and I’m not going to hound you to calibrate your monitor. Those you can do on your own after you finish your internet time and go back to the real world. I have a bigger tune-up for you this time than …

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 …