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Ten galleries of images representing David's work, both personal and professional, over the last 8 years.

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If you've tried the books about gear and long for something more, David's poured his heart into 20 books and ebooks for you.

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Two carefully curated collections of 24 beautiful fine-art prints and folios for your walls or your personal collection.

Nov 13th

2012

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New eBook – Andrew S. Gibson’s SLOW

When I first picked up a camera the fastest shutter speeds got all the glory. My Pentax Spotmatic had a top shutter speed of 1/1000. It absolutely BLEW MY MIND when cameras began to go to speeds of 1/8000. I never had a need for such speed, but I liked to know I could freeze drops of water and stuff if the need arose. Now, years later, I seem to spend more and more time at the other end of the dial, chasing looks that can only be created with slower shutter speeds.So when Andrew Gibson asked me if we’d consider publishing SLOW, I just said something intelligent sounding like, “make it happen!”

SLOW is 64 spreads of teaching and inspiration on the techniques and aesthetics of using a slow shutter, including panning and intentional camera movements, long exposures, related equipment, and issues of exposure. He’s included a couple case studies from photographers Doug Chinnery and Joel Tjintjelaar, to compliment his own work, and created an excellent primer on the subject. I’m as excited as I am about this one because I’m using so much intentional camera movement in my own work, as I explore impressionism, and it’s resulted in new ideas and projects I’d have never pursued if I hadn’t started thinking laterally about exposure. Between my twilight series (blue skies at dusk, not pasty pubescent vampires) and my impressionist stuff, it’s been a while since I either anchored my camera to a tripod for 30-second to 10-minute exposures, or slowed the shutter to something like 1/5s and had an intentional seizure, moving the camera back and forth. Watching me make photographs has never been so entertaining (or taken so long!) Even the bulk of my iPhone photographs these days come out of an app called Slow Shutter.

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If you’re looking to explore the creative possibilities behind the slow end of the shutter dial, looking for some new ideas, or wanting a primer on intentional camera motion, panning, or long exposure techniques, SLOW is an excellent place to begin.

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Nov 10th

2012

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CategoryPosted in: Postcards From..., Travel, Within The Frame Adventures

Postcard from Kathmandu

Quick postcard from the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. After 5 days in Kathmandu, mostly in the very Buddhist community of Boudhanath and the very Hindu area of Pashupatinath, we’re moving on to the Newari town of Bhaktapur. The last week’s been a blur as we’ve settled into a routine with this place, and each other. […]

My LR4 Develop Presets Now Available

It’s taken me a little while to update my most frequently used Develop Presets for Lightroom 4. In so doing I’ve collected 36 of my best starting points for development work in LR4, which uses very different stuff under the hood. If you’re using LR4, and you should (honestly, I’m no fan boy, but my […]