On “Missing The Shot.”

In Giveaways, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Vision Is Better by David22 Comments

Last week I wrote about the crippling power of fear in the life and process of the artist. I think there are some fears that are universally felt among artists of every discipline, others unique to us as photographers. Chief among those fears, it seems, is the fear that we’ll “miss the shot.” And so we amass every piece of …

Building SEVEN: Initial Proofs!

In Giveaways, SEVEN by David14 Comments

Last week I sent a collection of 15 images to Hemlock, the printers in charge of making my 2013 fine-art book called SEVEN. I wrote a post about my fears surrounding the CMYK conversions. I was equally nervous about how my black and white images would turn out after Hemlock’s pre-press ninjas converted them to duo-tones. I shouldn’t have worried. …

Building SEVEN: CMYK, Etc.

In Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN, The Craft by David11 Comments

One of the things I most dreaded about the building of SEVEN was the learning curve related to the CMYK conversions. Last week I set aside some time to prep a collection of images for the printer, putting 15 photographs into a Lightroom Collection and then taking a deep breath. The first thing I learned was that Lightroom 4 has …

Building SEVEN, A Fine Art Book.

In Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN by David244 Comments

SEVEN, the proposed cover. Embossed on linen. SEVEN, the proposed front plate. On October 02, I walked into Hemlock Printers, the folks who print Lenswork so beautifully, and after several months of wrestling with ideas, started the ball rolling on what, for now, I am calling SEVEN. SEVEN is a fine art book, self published as the first hard copy …

ITALY WITHIN THE FRAME 2013

In Travel, Within The Frame Adventures by David3 Comments

Join Jeffrey Chapman and me for our favourite Within The Frame Photographic Adventures. From April 20-27 we’ll be in Liguria, starting in Genoa, to spend time in Cinque Terre and Camogli – coastal northern Italy at it’s best. Small fishing villages, beautiful twilight and morning hours, late dinners with brilliant food and wine. Teaching happens organically, through discussions as a …

Snake Oil & Comb-overs: A Rant.

In Rants and Sermons, The Craft by David59 Comments

I initially posted this graphic in 2008. Seemed appropriate to bring it back… A friend of mine is a world-class chef. He got there after a lot of hard work. He studied under other chefs, all of them masters at what they do. He’s really good at what he does; he’s both a craftsman and an artist. He did not …

Five Minutes, Ten Stops

In The Craft, Tutorials &Technique by David26 Comments

  Lake Laberge, YT, 2012. Apart from a difference in timing, these two images might have been identical. What separates them, in terms of their aesthetic, is a difference in five minutes, and ten f/stops. The second image was made just five minutes after the first frame, but with the addition of the Lee Big Stopper, a 10-stop ND filter …