Freelancing? How about a Free 4GB CF Card?

In Marketing, Self-Promotion by David7 Comments

Raise Your Rates. Here’s How. Today’s FreelanceSwitch has an excellent article on negotiating, beginning with the advice/challenge to immediately raise your rates 25% for all future clients. If you struggle with your hour/day rates, and dealing with negotiations/pricing issues, this is a solid article. Find it HERE Marketing. Be Proactive not Reactive. As a freelancer you understand the daily crush …

Great Photographs, Part III

In Thoughts & Theory by David12 Comments

We began this conversation with me asking What makes a great photograph. Many of you chimed in, and I still hope to revisit this in greater detail at some point. Then we moved on to HOW. Now I have one simple question: What single thing is standing in the way of you making great photographs, the ones in your head …

Tuesday Miscellanea

In News & Stuff by David3 Comments

Assorted nuts and bolts today. Sorry it’s not meatier. Canon has firmware updates for EOS 5D and EOS 30D – more info here Adobe has recalled their recent Lightroom 1.4 and ACR 4.4 updates. More info here Scott Kelby has been running a great series on studio and off-camera lighting gear. Basically it’s a week of recommendations on gear from …

Know Your Stuff Workshop: Ft. Erie, Ontario. June 07

In News & Stuff by David6 Comments

Got a digital SLR and wishing you could take it to the next level? Looking at others’ photographs and wishing you could make yours look as good? Wishing you understood the hidden secrets of digital photography that until now required joining a special club and learning a secret handshake? Join Vancouver-based humanitarian and travel photographer David duChemin for a solid …

Think Tank Photo Joins Lumen-Dei Kashmir 2008

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We’re pleased to announce that Think Tank Photo has joined us as sponsors of the Lumen Dei Kashmir 2008 Workshop. Both Matt Brandon and I have been using ThinkTank gear increasingly over the last year and are thrilled to have their participation. Matt has just posted a review of the Modular System over at The Digital Trekker, check it out …