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 …

Lake of Circles, Post-processing.

In Lightroom & Workflow, Photographs & Photoshopping, The Craft, Tutorials &Technique by David26 Comments

Here’s one of my favourite images from the trip up to the arctic last month, and a quick walk-through on the post-processing. In Vision & Voice I explain what I call the vision-driven workflow, and there are 4 steps: Identify Intent, Minimize Distractions, Maximize Mood, and Direct the Eye. Identifying the intent here was simply a matter of asking myself …

N68 W133 – THE JOURNEY NORTH

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David28 Comments

Twilight, Yukon. Birch Impressions, Yukon. Aurora Borealis, Starry Night. Yukon. Setting sun on cloud and muskeg, NWT. Five Mile Lake, Yukon Last month I took an 8,000Km trip (plus a 15-hour ferry up B.C.’s incredible Inside Passage) up to Inuvik (68°21′42″N 133°43′50″W), past the arctic circle. It was an amazing journey in a country that I’ve called home and yet …

N68 W133 – Heading Home

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David25 Comments

Snow and fall colours in the Northwest Territories I’m heading home now, after a long 12-hour day of driving that’s brought me a little closer to Vancouver, and a little further from the arctic where I’ve spent the last 3 weeks falling in love with the light and land. I’m now holed-up in a cheap little hotel in a town …

N68 W133 – AURORA!

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David25 Comments

Camped on the shore of Lake Ethel in the Yukon, I woke at 4am, poked my head out of the tent, and saw the sky aflame with the northern lights, it was like coming face to face with glory, or hearing the voice of God. There’s something ineffable about the experience, the lights just hanging there as if they’re just …