Dave Delnea’s LR Develop Presets

In Craft & Vision, Lightroom & Workflow, The Craft by corwin11 Comments

One of the best ways for me personally to learn Lightroom is with Develop Presets. As a starting point for adopting a new aesthetic and learning the mechanics under the hood, presets suit my learning style better than almost anything. Apply the preset, dig through the changes, make some tweaks. I learn something every time. They’re also a killer way …

Postcard from Liguria, Italy

In Postcards From..., Travel, Workshops and Events by David16 Comments

We’re wrapping up the first week of the Italy Within The Frame. We’ve been on the Mediterranean for a week and now heading for Venice to begin one more week of great food, wine, and photography, all of which there is in abundance.  I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been rough. 🙂 I’ve given myself new constraints on …

The Created Image Seminar

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, News & Stuff, The Craft, Workshops and Events by David7 Comments

This summer we’re hosting a new 2-day photographic intensive called The Created Image. On July 11 and July 12 we’ll convene on Vancouver’s Roundhouse Community Arts Theatre (Yaletown) for two days of teaching and conversation about the craft and art of photography, designed to take you deeper. Get all the details on our Eventbrite registration page. We’ve put together a …

Since You Asked

In Rants and Sermons, Travel by David48 Comments

Once in a while the subject of taking beautiful photographs of beautiful people gets complicated by the inevitable discussion of money. Specifically, “Should you pay people for a photograph?” Or more personally, “Do I pay people for a photograph?” I’ve given various answers to this over the years. It’s not a simple question with a simple answer. And I won’t …

Building SEVEN: It’s Printed!

In Books, Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN by David8 Comments

SEVEN, my fine-art book, is almost ready for the binders. I spent Friday and Saturday at Hemlock Printers watching sheet after sheet come off the press, a massive 10-unit Heidelberg Speedmaster. Each form is a sheet of paper with 6 pages per side, 12 sides in all. The pressman would put the plates on the machines, and run test after …

Hokkaido Steller’s Eagles

In Hokkaido, Images, Postcards From..., Travel by David15 Comments

These mornings with the Steller Eagles were painfully early. We pried ourselves off our futons in order to be out the door around 4:30am, dressed for temperatures that felt much colder than the actual -15C, and lugging our largest lenses. We drove down to the port, not sure if we’d even be heading out, knowing too much ice would keep …

Hokkaido Whooper Swans

In Hokkaido, Images, Postcards From..., Travel by David15 Comments

Since returning from Hokkaido it’s been a flurry of activity doing all those other things that fill our days so we can keep doing that thing we love – making photographs. That usually means I post a bunch of photographs immediately, and then nearly abandon you to posts about other things. I love those other things, and truthfully they’re what …

April Desktop Wallpaper

In News & Stuff, SEVEN, Wallpapers, Within The Frame Adventures by David4 Comments

From Northern Kenya this January, a herder brings his flocks home under the setting sun to celebrate Almatho. I didn’t anticipate this one. We’d been out the night before making portraits and I’d seen similar scenes. I thought the herds were home now. But the next night they kept rolling in, and the celebrations began. I spent a couple hours …