The Magic Wand

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, The Craft by David70 Comments

This weekend I posted about my experience with the new Fuji XE-1. It’s a great camera. It’s capable of making some beautiful photographs. But I didn’t say the one thing I most wanted to. My heart was screaming to say it and got over-ridden by my mind and it’s always a mistake not to listen to my heart. I wrote …

Italy and the Fuji XE-1

In GEAR, News & Stuff, Travel by David38 Comments

I spent three weeks in Italy this month, making photographs, teaching, and looking for great food and wine. I took with me the Fuji XE-1 and two lenses, the 14mm and the 18-55mm, both from Fuji. I took them because I wanted a light kit, because for places like Venice I just won’t walk around all day if my gear …

SEVEN: Vancouver Launch Party

In Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN by David23 Comments

On Wednesday, June 5th, I’m inviting you to join me as we take the wrappers off my first art book: SEVEN. It’s a small event, just me (and my fantastic team), my new book, and a chance to have a glass of wine or cup of coffee in Vancouver’s fantastic Gastown. If you wanted a chance to pick up a …

Final Postcards from Italy

In News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David19 Comments

A few final photographs from my recent trip to Italy (I posted others last weekend). The image above is one of my favourites, and still makes me chuckle. I’d been standing there waiting for a moment and talking to friends. I’d made a comment about the need for photographers to remain observant and then the discussion  moved on to the …

PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 3

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books, News & Stuff, PHOTOGRAPH Magazine by David15 Comments

BUY ISSUE THREE [hana-code-insert name=’BUY – PQ 3′ /] Today we released the most recent issue of PHOTOGRAPH, our digital magazine for creative photographers. As always it’s packed with incredible portfolios and Q+A, this time from Hengki Koentjoro, Dave Delnea, and Kevin Clark. They’re all amazing but if you’ve not seen Hengki’s work, you need to, it’s breathtaking. And there …

May Desktop Wallpaper

In Travel, Wallpapers by David16 Comments

One evening in Camogli, Italy. Just my Fuji XE-1, a Lee Big Stopper and 3-Stop Grad on a tripod pointing at the horizon.  14mm @ f/11. 210 seconds. ISO 250. No significant adjustments in the digital darkroom. Just amazing light on amazing water. This is a downloadable desktop wallpaper and should look great on anything up to 30 inches. Enjoy. …

Postcards from Italy

In Postcards From..., Travel by David18 Comments

Ciao! I rolled in from Italy a couple hours ago, set my photographs to begin the export process from my laptop to my iMac, unpacked, stocked the fridge and walked out for some much needed sushi. So good to be back home in Vancouver. No matter how often I go away, coming home is sweeter each time. Now I’m crashing …

The Path to Pro

In Freelance and Business, Workshops and Events by corwin6 Comments

We’ve put together a special VisionMongers event for anyone wanting to become a working photographer, or those currently making the transition, or struggling. Presentations by both my manager, and the author of Living the Dream, Corwin Hiebert, and myself, for those wanting a truly candid and highly actionable discussion about making money with your photography. This will be an honest …

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 …