Follow The Stream, and 4 Other Things.

In Vision Is Better by David12 Comments

Shot yesterday on my pledged one-hour-a-day-with-the-camera walk. Me, my camera, a selective focus lens, and a sense of play. I gave myself permission to suck, to do nothing but “see what it looks like when I do _______.” Dang, I love the shape of the spectral highlights in this one. Vision –  the way you see the world and the …

With Passionate Difficulty

In Vision Is Better by David13 Comments

I stayed in yesterday, it was cold. But I picked up the camera and shot for an hour. This is a Commedia dell’Arte Arlecchino mask from Venice that sits on my mantel. The image doesn’t matter much, but picking up my camera and shooting was important for me. In August I published a short piece called A Long Way To …

Be Thou My Vision

In Vision Is Better by David12 Comments

One of my favourite Van Morrison songs is his cover of the Irish hymn, Be Thou My Vision. I love it as a hymn, as a meditation, as a reminder – whatever your faith – that vision ought to be bigger than us. Vision, despite what my over-use of the word might imply, is no magic thing. It’s not something …

Vision Week.

In Vision Is Better by David30 Comments

I’m setting this week aside to focus on vision. No gear talk, no links to gear talk. If Canon announces a new camera built on the principles of Quantum Physics it will get passed over with a yawn here. I just need a break and if I need a break there’s a chance others might as well. This isn’t at …

catharsis.

In Vision Is Better by David19 Comments

Long-time readers will forgive me this foray into stream of consciousness introspection. Happens once in a while. Clears my head, re-aligns me. Newcomers will be terrified, thinking I’ve gone off the deep end. Don’t worry, I’ll be ok. Just needed to make my confession…again. I’m a repeat offender on this matter. Habitual, I think they call it. I spent this …

Fill The Bucket, Will Ya?

In Vision Is Better by David8 Comments

Every photographer runs dry, stops shooting stuff that inspires, goes to the well looking for something only to come up with an empty bucket. A couple years back I had a friend introduce me to the concept of a Cheat Book and it’s been really helpful to me. A Cheat Book, whether it’s an actual book or not, is a …

Propaganda is Better, UPDATE

In Just For Fun, Vision Is Better by David3 Comments

On August 25th I posted a design for a T-shirt I proposed to have printed. I wanted to run them through Cafe Press and see them myself before I offered them up for general consumption and to meet your need for stylish propaganda. I got mine today – in fact, I am wearing a charcoal one as I write this …

Vision Wallpapers

In Vision Is Better, Wallpapers by David17 Comments

For those of you who really like the Jonathon Swift quote, you’re my kind of people. I dropped the T-shirt artwork into desktop wallpapers. Hey, you can only wear a t-shirt so many times before an overly sensitive spouse will make you take it off and wash it. Wallpapers suffer no such indignity. Clicking the download link will give you …