New eBook – The Visual Storyteller

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff, Travel by David1 Comment

Some of the most powerful photographs tell—or imply—a story. Of course, not all of them do, but the ones that do seem to engage us in ways others don’t. Capturing a sense of story in our photographs isn’t easy, but it’s a good way to make our photographs stronger. Oded Wagenstein is a young Israeli photographer with a surprising number …

Awake Enough.

In Life Is Short, Pep Talks, The Life Creative by David18 Comments

I was talking to a photographer recently who said something I’ve heard, in so many different words, from so many of us, including myself. She’s taking a trip, going somewhere epic, somewhere she’s obviously been dreaming about, a place that’s already well lodged into her heart and imagination even though she’s never been there. She said she was worried it …

The Created Image Video Series, Vol 1.

In Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, News & Stuff, Resources, The Craft, The Life Creative, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better, Workshops and Events by David33 Comments

When we decided to host an intimate, intensive weekend conference in Vancouver this summer, I was blown away by what an incredible experience it was. We spent two days together, and we all left exhausted, inspired, and changed. In all there were 10 sessions, and once we cut them and edited them together we had just over 14 hours of …

The Gift

In Life Is Short, SEVEN, The Craft, The Life Creative, Thoughts & Theory by David17 Comments

The gift of photography is that it teaches us to truly see. This is as true of the photographer with the camera to his eye as it is to the person who experiences the photographs. The camera, subject to so many more limitations than the human eye, the limitations of the frame especially, excels because of those limitations, not despite …

Better Questions

In Pep Talks, Photographically Speaking, The Craft, The Print and The Process, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better by David18 Comments

Prevailing wisdom says there are no stupid questions. But some questions are better than others, lead us to deeper inquiry, raise new, stronger questions, and better address the reason we asked the question in the first place. I hear a lot of questions. In emails, at live events, on my blog, and through social media channels. I suspect, with few …