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.

Dec 16th

2013

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Pushing Light

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One of the big challenges of working with light is the contrast between light and dark and the ability of film or sensors to capture that full range. The camera just doesn’t see the way we do sometimes. PUSHING LIGHT is a 112-page discussion of this problem and the various solutions to it. These days HDR processing gets a lot of attention, and as with any technique, it has it users and abusers, fans and critics. But used well it can express our photographic vision in ways other techniques can’t. But it’s not the only technique. The dynamic range challenge can be addressed with filters, reflectors, and fill flash, as well as the various ways of doing HDR processing with elegance and subtlety. PUSHING LIGHT is about these techniques, and as he always does, Piet Van den Eynde digs in with the expertise of a total geek and the goals and vision of an artist. PUSHING LIGHT also includes links to 12 different short videos to clarify, and add to, the discussion.

Anyone that’s had Piet’s books knows what a great educator he is, and PUSHING LIGHT is no different. It’s meaty and clear, and well-illustrated, and will help you wrap your mind around some of the fundamental challenges of working with light, both in the camera and the digital darkroom.

Find PUSHING LIGHT for $10 on the new Craft&Vision website. If you get Craft & Vision’s The Contact Sheet, you’ll find the recent issue has been sent to you and there’s a coupon code for $2 off in there, along with the usual giveaway – this month it’s a $250 Gift Card for B&H Photo. Don’t get that newsletter? Sign up here and it’s yours. And while you’re there check out the new, free, mostly-weekly C&V video podcast, About The Image.

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Dec 13th

2013

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Space for Wonder

The other day a friend and I threw our cameras into the Jeep and drove deep into British Columbia’s Squamish River and Elaho River valleys. Temperatures were unusually low for around here and there was an invigorating chill in the air. So busy from the launch of the new Craft & Vision website, I’d forgotten […]

Dec 11th

2013

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SEVEN+ AND A NEW C&V WEBSITE

SEVEN+ IS NOW AVAILABLE When I launched SEVEN, my limited edition book, earlier this year, we offered a special edition that included an expanded digital edition. 200 pages long, SEVEN+ was a chance for people who purchased the uber-edition to look at the work on a bus, a plane, anywhere you weren’t going to take […]

Nov 30th

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Influences, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, The Craft

On Luck & Trenches

There’s a terrific recording of an excerpt from an interview with photographer Robert Capa (1913-1954) making the rounds right now. In it he describes the making of one of his most iconic photographs (above) and the role of luck in its creation. Capa says he raised the camera as the soldiers were climbing out of […]

Nov 27th

2013

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C&V Black Friday

Once a year, while there’s truly unconscionable insanity going on in shopping malls across this continent, Craft & Vision holds a Black Friday sale. It’s one of two chances we take to offer killer deals on our products, and it only lasts 24 hours, and it’s happening this Friday, November 29. Every product in the […]