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Receptive & Observant

In Without The Frame by David11 Comments

 There’s something magic about the light in Italy, even at it’s highest and hottest it seems beautiful and the shadows it creates seem to have a life of their own, like Peter Pan’s shadow, which is what I thought about when I made this, but I’m getting ahead of myself. I was in Italy again for a workshop of sorts, …

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Vision Is Better, Episode 43

In Video podcast, Vision Is Better by David6 Comments

I’ve just posted the latest episode of Vision Is Better (email subscribers can watch that episode on YouTube here). I write a lot of books and do a lot of teaching, and there is no end of the books and tutorials and tips and tricks out there. And NONE of them will teach you to take this next step. Want …

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Come To Kenya With Me

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David2 Comments

I’d love to see you come to Kenya on safari with me. So this week we’re offering two chances to do just that. The first will cost you nothing at all. Just head over to Craft & Vision and download Safari: A Monograph completely free. I created this ebook after my first safari as a way to pay for an …

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Collaborations & Connections

In Without The Frame by David15 Comments

Old Delhi, India, is one of my favourite places to wander with a camera. It’s a sensually overwhelming place, busy with people and motorcycles, the honking of horns and calls to prayer, the air rich with the too-fragrant smells of thousands of humans, chai stalls, and spice markets. It’s alive and vital and, for the most part, incredibly welcoming to …

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Vision Is Better, Episodes 39 & 40

In Video podcast, Vision Is Better by David8 Comments

I’m just back from an intense weekend in the Toronto area, giving two days of lectures (man, can this guy talk if you let him!) at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Met some wonderful people and had a blast. This week I’m studying for courses – Emergency First Response, Emergency Oxygen Provider, and PADI Rescue Diver – it’s going to …

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More Than Wow.

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, The Craft by David27 Comments

I used to be a magician. An honest-to-God, I-do-this-for-a-living Magician. And a juggler too. And a comedian. But let’s talk about the magic part. I spent a lot of time by myself, learning how to hide coins and cards and make birds appear from nowhere. I had an illusion built that allowed me to cut myself in half on stage. …

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Tell Me a Story

In A Beautiful Anarchy, Storytelling, The Life Creative by David9 Comments

I just finished reading a book about the power of story. Another one. I keep coming back to this topic because I can’t escape the feeling that photographers are missing something. Sure, we acknowledge that some of the best photographs tell, or imply, a story. But it usually ends there. I think we can do better. The book, The Storytelling …

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Vision Is Better, Episode 36

In Video podcast, Vision Is Better by David12 Comments

Good morning, all. I’ve been working for months, on and off, on this YouTube show, Vision Is Better. I’ve linked to it before but I want to embed it here on the blog to give more people a chance to watch it. The hardest part of this thing, technical learning curve aside, is coming up with ideas to discuss on …

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Image or Imagery?

In GEAR, Rants and Sermons, The Craft by David26 Comments

Each time I travel I get the same questions about my gear. Here are the answers. But I should warn you, this post quickly turned into a bit of a rant. What Camera do you use? Right now it’s Fuji mirror-less for the most part. And a couple zoom lenses from 16mm to 90mm. Sometimes longer. But it could as …