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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.

COLLECT THE PRINTS

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

Jun 23rd

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Craft & Vision, The Craft, Tutorials &Technique

SHOOT THE LOOK

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If you want to really learn your craft, it’s more than buttons and dials. You need to be able to take all the technical stuff you’ve got under your belt and apply it to create particular moods and aesthetics. You’d be hard pressed to find a commercial photographer with more credibility, experience, and the desire to teach this, than Dave Delnea. This spring we worked on a new series with Dave called Shoot The Look and today we’re releasing Volume 01.

Shoot The Look, Volume 01, is a 5-episode live action video series that unpacks the in-and-outs of 5 popular commercial looks. In the process of talking about – and showing – every consideration that goes into each shoot – from gear and technique, to the final moments in post-production, Dave walks you through it in his accessible, easy-going manner. Each video can be streamed or downloaded, and runs between 15 and 20 minutes (almost an hour and a half of teaching) and will give you all you need to tackle these aesthetics, and adapt them to your own style. These videos are much more than recipes for one look or another, however. The hope was to teach transferable techniques that give you tools to learn this craft and put your own stamp on the images you make, and Delnea and our production team really delivered.

That’s the marketing copy. For more, check out the trailer video (above) for a sense of it. Off the record, this stuff is fantastic. I know, I publish this stuff, and I’m meant to say that. But I wouldn’t promote it if I weren’t so sure of its value to you. I watched the first one in the very early cuts and added several new tools to my repertoire, particularly the post-production stuff Dave does in Lightroom. I had a lot of Aha! moments, and I’ve been doing this a while. Dave hasn’t held back and that’s part of what I love about him; like me, he doesn’t have much respect for the idea of secrets, and it shows in his teaching. Learn one or two techniques from this and it’ll be worth it, but you’ll learn a lot more than that.

Shoot the Look is priced to get it into as many hands as possible (virtually speaking, of course). Regularly priced at $40, you can get it for the next week, until June 30 (11:59pm PST), for only $30.

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Jun 18th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Study the Masters

Study the Masters: Vivian Maier

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cabin in the woods, there’s a better than none chance that you’ve heard about Vivian Maier (1926-2009), the reclusive nanny who lived and worked – and photographed – in Chicago for most of her adult life. Her work never saw the light of day until discovered serendipitously by a […]

Jun 8th

2014

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Study the Masters: Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was an American photographer best known for her photojournalism in the Great Depression, and notably known for the image above, Migrant Mother. An early documentary photographer, Lange’s work in the depression was done primarily on behalf of the American Farm Security Administration (FSA). Later covering the forced relocation of Japanese Americans, in […]

Jun 7th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Giveaways, Travel

QUEST Vest Giveaway Winners

This is a younger me in my much-loved SCOTTeVEST. So dashing. So multi-pocketed. So pretending to be somewhere exotic. Today we’re giving away three of the new QUEST vests to a few lucky winners. Those lucky winners will get an email from my team and we’ll get your information, and Scott Jordan’s team at SCOTTeVEST […]