VIEW THE PORTFOLIOS

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

READ THE BOOKS

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.

May 18th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, The Craft

New eBook: Nightscape

Nightscape

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David Kingham
and I met in person for the first time recently, but even before we met I had the strong feeling he was my kind of guy. He lives nomadically in his truck with his dog, sleeping in hotels only when he’s running one of his popular night photography workshops. He’s definitely my kind of photographer – thoughtful and with a keen desire to spend time in wild places, his strong sense of craft is balanced by his desire for beauty. So when we first had the opportunity to work with David and publish his book Nightscape, A Complete Guide to Photographing Under the Night Sky, we jumped at it. And what a book it’s become. One of the best looking books we’ve created, full of content that’s not only useful but really interesting, Nightscape will teach you something you don’t know, I guarantee it. Anyone who wants to photograph outdoors once the sun goes down will get a wealth of knowledge out of this book, even if you don’t take it as far as David does. My own after-twilight photography will change for the better because of what I learned reading this book as we made it, never mind how inspired I am by the photographs.

This is a large book. It’s 120 pages, packed with great photographs, excellent education from someone who really knows his stuff, and tons of resources, too. On top of that, David’s allowing us to include 22 of his Lightroom presets, which compliments the book well because there’s a really solid section on post-production that goes way past the basics and into stuff I didn’t even know was possible.

If you’ve ever wanted to photograph the night sky, or landscapes in which the night sky features, you need to read Nightscape. It’s that good. And like everything we do at Craft & Vision, it’s a really great value, priced at just $12 so we can get it into as many hands as possible. And if you buy it during the first week, before May 27 you can get it for 20% off, just $9.60. No discount codes, just add it to your cart and checkout.

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May 15th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Influences, Study the Masters

Study the Masters: Arnold Newman

Last week I introduced you to Yousuf Karsh. American-born Arnold Newman (1918-2006) was his contemporary and the studying the two together is an interesting study in voice. Both photographed largely in black and white, both photographed celebrities, artists, and luminaries of their generation, and both used simple composition. To my eye, Newman is more graphic, […]

May 10th

2014

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Study the Masters: Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh was one of my earliest influences. His portraits, much of his work in black and white, were simple, elegant, and deeply human. An Armenian-Canadian, Karsh was born in Turkey in 1908, worked most of his life in Ottawa, and died in 2002, leaving behind a lifetime of beautiful portraits of the leaders of […]

May 8th

2014

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CategoryPosted in: Books, Travel, Within The Frame

Making Within The Frame

The original cover concept I sent the publisher. I’m glad they over-ruled me. Six years ago, I got a phone call from a publisher asking me to write a book. The original author had bailed due to health issues, and they wanted to know if I was interested. I wasn’t, but it got my foot […]