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My Favourite Magazine

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, News & Stuff, PHOTOGRAPH Magazine, The Craft, The Life Creative by David2 Comments

Being its editor-in-chief, it’s hard not to be unashamedly biased about this magazine . Each issue gets better and better and with each one I’m more sure we’re doing something beautiful, something full of value. It’s ad-free, and its circulation is still on the “cult-following” side, which means this is more a labour of love than a good business model …

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You Matter More

In Creativity and Inspiration, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, The Craft, The Life Creative, Vision Is Better by David31 Comments

I should have known better; I should have known that I can’t just say, “we give our cameras way too much credit for their part in the photographic process,” on social media, toss it out over left field without further commentary and not get some yeah-buts and some push-back. My bad. I should have known that there will be those …

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The Visual Toolbox is Shipping!

In Books, e-books, News & Stuff, The Craft by David6 Comments

I’m speaking at a creativity conference in Mexico this week, but I wanted to let you know The Visual Toolbox is now shipping! You’d think this would get old somehow, but the release of any new book is exhilarating, even more so when it’s a printed book. If you’re at the What If! Conference, come have a celebratory drink with …

Four.

In Life Is Short, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, The Italian Incident by David59 Comments

This is a short note to long-time readers. It’s unedited and is, simply, a reflection and a thank you. Four years ago on Easter weekend I fell off a wall in Italy and changed my life forever. That I lived at all is wonder enough, but that I now look back on the last 4 years as some of the …

Time Taken

In News & Stuff, SEE THE WORLD, Travel by David6 Comments

When I encourage younger photographers to take their time it’s because we tend to be obsessed with doing things faster and too often the speed with which we do things subverts our mindfulness and creativity. It also sabotages the chance for relationships, which won’t hurt you if you’re shooting air shows, but when you’re making portraits, those relationships are everything. …

Visualize Spots

In Lightroom & Workflow by David11 Comments

This is a bit of a quickie, but I only just learned it myself. It’s two tips in one. If you don’t already know, there’s a way to visualize the dust spots on your image when using the Spot Removal Tool in Lightroom. Not surprisingly, it’s called Visualize Spots and you can click the little box in the lower left …