Study the Masters: Galen Rowell

In Study the Masters by David6 Comments

Winter sunset, Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park (California, 1990) Split rock and cloud, Eastern Sierra (California, 1976) “Photography was a means of visual expression to communicate what I had seen to people who weren’t there. At first I was disturbed that 99 percent of my images didn’t look as good as what I had seen. The other one …

On Noise Reduction

In Creativity and Inspiration, The Craft, The Life Creative by David28 Comments

Cavendish, Prince Edward Island We fear missing out, so we read it all, and listen to every voice we can, seldom aware that by doing so we’re missing so much more. This is not the post you think it might be. This is not about reducing the noise in your low-light, high-ISO, photographs. There’s software for that.  This is about …

Back in (and from) Banff

In News & Stuff, Travel by David8 Comments

I got back from two and a half months on the road just in time to get a last minute invitation from friends Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka to join them in Banff for a workshop. Emergency laundry. Flights booked – my first in over 8 months. And then 3 long days teaching in some of the most beautiful places …

Study the Masters: Ansel Adams

In Study the Masters by David7 Comments

    Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Ansel Adams. “I had been able to realize a desired image: not the way the subject appeared in reality but how it felt to me and how it must appear in the finished print” When I started this series I knew I was going to have to write about Ansel Adams (1902-1984). People …

The Best Deal in Education Ever

In e-books, News & Stuff, Resources by David11 Comments

Today is the first day of the 5 Day Deal, an idea I like so much I’ll be kicking myself for years for not thinking it up myself. Here’s the deal: a bunch of photographic educators -some of the best on the planet, like Gavin Gough, and Zack Arias –  bundled some of their best products, over $2,000 worth of …