Being More Creative

In Creativity and Inspiration, The Life Creative, Thoughts & Theory by David28 Comments

For a craft that is, at its heart, a creative effort, it amazes me that you’d have to read 100 books about making better photographs before you read anything on the creative process. And it’s not that it’s the job of these educators to teach creativity, but still. I’m sitting in a coffee shop right now, two photographers beside me. …

Lightroom 5 – Up to Speed

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Resources, Vision & Voice by David2 Comments

Today Adobe released Lightroom 5, and the changes are amazing. With every version Lightroom gets better and better, but every time they change things up it means time re-learning the software and adapting its new features to our workflow. Who better to lean over your shoulder for a couple hours than a guy who’s a gifted teacher and Adobe Certified …

The Khutz Trip

In Travel, Wallpapers, Wilderness by David21 Comments

Grizzlies of the Khutzeymateen, 2013. This is a large desktop wallpaper, feel free to click it, make it larger, download it and enjoy it on your desktop. This is my favourite image of the trip and sums up my time with these beautiful bears. I’ve been planning this trip to the Khutzeymateen for a while now, not because I’ve got …

Nice Capture?

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David35 Comments

Some thoughts about the way we talk about photographs. As always, I think the questions are more important than the answers. I’m not looking for consensus, just giving voice to my own thoughts and questions. Yours might be different. Thought the First. “Nice capture,” says nothing about what you felt when you experienced a photograph. It says nothing about art. …

Khutzeymateen

In Postcards From..., Travel, Wilderness by David31 Comments

Just off the float plane from a week in British Columbia’s Khutzeymateen. I’ll write more later, and put up another photograph or two, but wanted to drop a postcard your way. I’ve pulled these straight out of Lightroom on the 11″ MacBook Air, so they’re rough images yet, but man was this a mind-blowing week. One of the most intimate …

Just Released: Vision Is Better 3

In Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff by David6 Comments

Over the course of the year I put what I hope is a solid body of great education on this blog – essays and tutorials and photographs from my journey in this craft that I hope will teach and inspire you wherever you are in your own photographic journey. Vision Is Better 3 is the third time we’ve compiled that …