Creative Mix Vancouver
On Thursday I’ll be spending the day with a chunk of Vancouver’s creative community. The conference is called Creative Mix and unlike so many other conferences where you learn skills and hang out in a ghetto of your industry peers (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), this one’s different. Music executives, people from the advertising world, performance artisits, visual artists, and more are getting together to discuss not their skills but the thing that we share in common – Creativity itself. If this were a bunch of photographers we might use the word Vision to describe this foundational asset – the thing from which your craft springs. We’re talking about how the process of creating, coming up with ideas, and living a life of creativity happens.
There will be speakers (I’m speaking about Creativity & Constraint), an after-event Think&Drink, a small short film installation, and more. More information about Creative Mix Vancouver is HERE, but the short strokes: Thursday Oct. 22nd. at the Roundhouse. Cost is $159, $129 for students. Come, join me there, and invest in the one thing that you actually make a life and a living with – your inspiration.
One of the lessons that came up time and again on last month’s Lumen Dei tour was the importance of presence. As in really being there. We photographers often suffer from some kind of attention-deficit malfunction. We look, we shoot, we don’t always really see. So this year we encouraged people to stop running around […]
Inside the Harvest Photographs
Last Friday I posted a short slideshow of images shot in Lamayuru, Ladakh. Thanks to all for the kind words left in comments and sent in emails. There were a number of requests for a how-to, so I’ll do my best to be helpful. Truth is there isn’t much to tell in terms of technique. […]
TEN MORE eBook Released
TEN MORE is the follow-up to TEN, and it’s now available for download for $5. It’s a 34-page book that builds on the lessons offered in TEN with ten more ways to improve your photography if you’re more serious about your craft than about buying gear. And at $5, it’ll leave you enough shekels to […]
Garibaldi Lake, B.C. Shot this the other day on my hike, trying to make the best of a spectacular view in harsh light at noon and the smoke of nearby forest fires. Shot with my G9 and a 2-stop graduated ND filter. The image has nothing to do with shortcuts per se, but for the […]