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


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.


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

Feb 10th


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CategoryPosted in: Craft & Vision, PHOTOGRAPH Magazine




The newest issue of PHOTOGRAPH—a digital quarterly magazine for creative photographers—is hot off the virtual press and our team’s created another really great issue.

Issue 6 includes three portfolios and Q+As—this time from Hal Eastman, Scott Rinchenberger, and Nathan Wirth, all of them full of some breathtaking photography and really thoughtful interviews about why and how they do their work. All our regular columnists continue to write from their hearts: John Paul Caponigro, Bruce Percy, Chris Orwig, Adam Blasberg, Piet Van den Eynde, Martin Bailey have written articles about composition, creativity, studio lighting, camera craft, printing, and post-production. It’s a really great issue. 140 great ad-free pages filled with inspiration and education for creative photographers.

Since launching our new website we’ve taken the PHOTOGRAPH subscription off the table in favour of a discount when we launch each issue. So if you’re looking to save money make sure you’re on the Contact Sheet newsletter and you’ll get the discount code, so you can buy the current issue for the same price you’d get it if you had a subscription – $6/issue. You can sign up for The Contact Sheet here, and along with the discounts we’ll send you links to featured inspiration and resources, and tell you how to get in on the monthly giveaway.

If you’ve previously purchased a subscription… we’ve sent the top-secret download link directly to your email inbox. If the subscriber-only email hasn’t landed in your inbox by Tuesday afternoon please check your spam/junk folders before emailing


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Feb 4th


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CategoryPosted in: Life Is Short, Postcards From..., Travel

Diving in Zanzibar

After two weeks in Zanzibar at the end of what’ll be almost 6 weeks in East Africa, we’re packing up to head home. From beginning to end it’s been the trip of dreams. My time in Lalibela, Ethiopia, was like traveling back in time. Safari with Cynthia and my mother was a trip of a […]

Jan 30th


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CategoryPosted in: The Craft, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better

In the Zone

In my last posts I talked about my reactions to working with both my Fuji XE-1 and Leica M, and I mentioned zone focusing. For those for whom the idea of zone focusing is new I wanted to explain it a little. It’s an old technique but it’s simple and reliable. My biggest concern with […]

Jan 27th


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CategoryPosted in: Craft & Vision, Lightroom & Workflow

New LR Develop Presets Released

This Adobe Lightroom Develop preset package includes 42 of Nicole S. Young’s most-used presets and a 16-page PDF manual, which includes installation instructions and complete before/after catalog of photographs of each preset to give you a sense of what to expect. Presets are extremely helpful in making one’s workflow more efficient. They also give us […]

Jan 22nd


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CategoryPosted in: GEAR

The Mirrorless Post

Fuji XE-1, 1/10 @ 2.8, ISO 6400, handheld. I’m convinced. After a week in Lalibela, Ethiopia, and a safari in Kenya, I’m ready to leave my heavy pro DSLR gear at home more often. I went to Ethiopia with a Fuji XE-1 and a Leica M (240), both with a small kit of lenses (18-55 […]