TEN. Yours Free.

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, Giveaways, Resources by David37 Comments

4 years ago I wrote a small eBook called TEN, Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft Without Buying Gear. It changed my life and put me on a path to do what I love: teaching photography and pursuing projects I long to do. Later this month we’ll celebrate our 4th anniversary of Craft & Vision, the unexpected little eBook company …

North & Nomadic

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Travel, Wilderness by David11 Comments

Just back from Bali and I’ve got little over a week to service the Jeep, put packing lists together, get groceries, put the gear into Zarges cases and head north. When my nomadic lifestyle was cut too short by a series of circumstances 2 years ago, I mourned the loss of the simplicity I found living out of my Land …

PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 4

In Craft & Vision, e-books, PHOTOGRAPH Magazine, Resources by David7 Comments

Well, somehow we did it. A year after we released the first issue of PHOTOGRAPH, we’re releasing issue four, completing our first year. We’ve got a growing number of subscribers and more and more amazing photographers that want to be a part of something different like this. Thanks so much for being part of it, for reading, making suggestions, and …

Greater Intimacy

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, The Craft, Thoughts & Theory by David8 Comments

I believe that when Robert Capa said “if your photographs aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough,” part of what he implied was more than just physical proximity, but a more intimate knowledge of the subject. They’re connected of course, and if there’s one thing that I love hearing from others about my work, it’s the word “intimacy.” I want …

August Desktop Wallpaper

In Postcards From..., Travel, Wallpapers, Wilderness by David11 Comments

One of the most magical forests I’ve ever been too, this forest glade on Ramsay Island in Gwaii Haanas was straight out of a story book. I spent a too-short, but very happy, hour here climbing over moss-covered logs and dodging bear scat, half-expecting to hear the trees speak to me. A slow shutter speed and some intentional camera movement …

More from Gwaii Haanas

In Images, Postcards From..., Travel, Wilderness by David19 Comments

I’m heading to Bali tomorrow but I’ll do my best to drop a line. In the meantime, here’s a few more postcards (didn’t see the first ones? You can find them here), and some shop talk about packing logistics, from last week’s trip to Gwaii Haanas. Like the Ocean Light II trip to the Khutzeymateen, I was limited in what …

Visualizing Spots in LR5

In Lightroom & Workflow, The Craft by David15 Comments

If there’s one feature I love in the newest version of Adobe’s Lightroom, it’s the Visualize Spots tool. There wasn’t much fanfare about it, it kind of snuck under the radar a little, but for me this is huge. Lord knows I try to keep my sensor clean but it’s a losing battle. My usual workflow involves a pretty paranoid …