VIEW THE PORTFOLIOS

Ten galleries of images representing David's work, both personal and professional, over the last 8 years.

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If you've tried the books about gear and long for something more, David's poured his heart into 20 books and ebooks for you.

COLLECT THE PRINTS

Two carefully curated collections of 24 beautiful fine-art prints and folios for your walls or your personal collection.

Mar 10th

2008

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CategoryPosted in: Thoughts & Theory

Great Photograph Part II: How

I’ve been reading your replies regarding What Makes a Great Photograph, In One Word. Some of you lose a point for verbosity, but there are some great replies in there. I’m a little surprised by the absence of a few things, but that’s the nature of a one-word answer, it forces you to choose.

Here’s the list of the one-word answers so far:

Engaging

Mindfulness

Soul

Intention

Honesty

Truthfulness

Dedication

Discovery

Camera. Just kidding!

Investigation

Communication

Connection

Emotion

Diligence

Compassion

Compelling

Profound

Soul

Light

Impact!

Content

Vision

Timing

Tension

Passion

Story

Vision

Color

Story

Evocative

Captivating

The beholder

Ok, so here’s part two. You replied with one word. Stick with that. But now tell me in ONE SENTENCE what that means in terms of creating a photograph. HOW do you do it? This one’s tougher, I’ll give you that. But I think the moment we begin to find some clarity on this stuff our portfolios will begin to become stronger, more focussed and intentional.

So, one sentence. How?

Mar 8th

2008

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CategoryPosted in: Thoughts & Theory

What Makes a Great Photograph?

I just spent a disheartening hour reading arguments and negotiations about what makes a great photograph – amazing how one simple question can attract so much rhetoric. So in anticipation of writing an article on the same presumptuous subject, I’ll pose the question to you: What makes a great photograph? I’m not going to define […]

Mar 6th

2008

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Lumen Dei One Day – SOLD OUT in Temple, Texas

I’ve just received news from Matt Brandon that the first Lumen Dei One Day Workshop has sold out in Temple, Texas. If you’d like to be on a waiting list, please let me know, otherwise keep your eyes open for another one coming to a city, state, or province near you. It’s very exciting to […]

Feb 28th

2008

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CategoryPosted in: GEAR, Travel

Assignment Gear I

Because I’ve had more email than usual lately asking about my gear, and because I just got a new Elinchrom Octabank I HAD to try out, I thought I would present this in visual form. I am, afterall, a photographer. (Albeit one with a terminal gear fetish) Click on the image to em-biggen it. Passport […]