VIEW THE PORTFOLIOS

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

READ THE BOOKS

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.

Nov 6th

2007

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Tuesday News

A couple brief things.

1. I just received my RedOxx Skytrain Bag, the one discussed HERE. First impressions are excellent. It’s the perfect size. Not too big, not too small. This is a solid bag, built like a tank. The shoulder straps are excellent. I wouldn’t want to do a three day trek with it, but for my purposes I am just amazed by the quality. I’ll do a more complete review in the future once I’ve had a chance to test it.

2. Looking for a great way to present your images online? I know I consistently flog Evrium.com’s Fluid Galleries, but if you’re looking for something else, or something with some different price ranges – check out BluDomain. Link HERE. Some very nice flash templates here)

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Once in a while Scott Kelby reminds his readers to go calibrate their monitors. Consider this your "go calibrate your marketing" reminder.

A few weeks ago I ran a series on self-promotion for the photographer. One of the fundamentals is that you remain consistent and committed to your marketing. It’s not magic and it’s not a one-time deal. What have you done today to polish your brand, or connect with a new client? Have you sent a thank you card to the clients you shot this weekend? Have you send a reminder email to the clients you’re shooting tomorrow? Have you printed Christmas cards for this year’s clients? Have you got a marketing plan and calendar laid out for the coming year? Have you submitted your stuff to a magazine or competition this month?

Now would be a good time to do that. Do one solid thing daily and the daunting task of consistently marketing yourself becomes manageable.

Nov 3rd

2007

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A Plan for the Paranoid. And the Prepared.

In my unending quest for redundancy and the safety of both my data and ability to work while on the field, I’ve learned a few things. Recent conversations on the Travel Photographers Network have had me thinking about these things again. I thought I’d share my own system for surviving disaster on the road. The […]

Nov 2nd

2007

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CategoryPosted in: Freelance and Business, Travel

Ten Great Gifts for the Travelling Photographer

Christmas is coming. So is my birthday. So, overlooking the fact that the perfect gift for the guy who has everything is nothing at all, these are my top-ten great gifts for the travelling photographer. If you’re the spouse of a photographer, look at it this way – they’ll probably buy this stuff, or stuff […]