Better Portraits: Wait for the soul.

In Thoughts & Theory by David49 Comments

Mongolia, 2008. Image shot for World Vision Canada. With all the talk about technique it’s easy to forget, or to never learn at all, that the most important skills in portraiture aren’t photographic at all. You can use your fanciest 135/2.0 or 85/1.2 lens, blast 3 SB900 flashes through 6-foot octaboxes, or choose the best backgrounds the world has ever …

An Update on Jessie

In Jessie and I, News & Stuff, Travel by David52 Comments

Almost 3 months ago I started talking about the plans that Jessie and I had. You can read the full story HERE. Hard to believe it’s almost time to cast off the bowline and set the sails, but on February 26 I give the condo keys back to the landlady, spend two last days in Vancouver sleeping on the floor …

Since the Switch

In GEAR, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David83 Comments

Shooting portraits in the desert on the shores of Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya with a Nikon D3s, 300/2.8 VR II, and Gitzo Ocean Traveler. Photo Credit: Corwin Hiebert. As many of you already know, my transition to Nikon happened much faster than I anticipated. I got a lot of curious emails and tweets about The Switch, but very little of …

Back In Nairobi

In Travel by David41 Comments

I’m just back in Nairobi now, but wrote this a day or two ago. The image above is from Lake Naivasha, not from the Boma shoot, for which you’ll have to wait to see images once the client’s had first crack at them. As I write this there’s a large bull elephant about 18 feet from my bed. We’re at …

Postcard & Wallpapers from Kenya

In Travel by David54 Comments

A very quick and overdue hello from Nairobi. Spent the last week with an amazing group of people and now I’m back in Nairobi and turning around very quickly with a 6am drive up North tomorrow. No rest for the wicked, I suppose. So click on the image above and you should get this month’s wallpaper in the small size, …

Jessie – An Update

In Jessie and I by David57 Comments

Roadside with Dr. House and an ailing Jessie Today was meant to be a road-trip to Seattle to check in with Best Buy and REI and grab something amazing for lunch at Pike Place. And ya know what, we almost made it there. I had such high hopes. And when I say almost made it there, the there that I …

January 2011 Wallpapers

In Wallpapers by David16 Comments

Happy New Year! Wishing you the very best for 2011. January wallpapers are now here in both 2560×1600 and 1280×800. Photographed in Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand just before the skies opened and drenched us all. We spent the evening hiding from Sandflies in the RV, but oh, is Milford Sound gorgeous. The drive there is breathtaking. The smaller …

Another Postcard from Jamaica

In Just For Fun, News & Stuff, Travel by David19 Comments

One last full day here in Jamaica. The sun finally came out and I traded my sweater for swim trunks and my snorkelling gear. Stumbled across Tony who took me out to shoot some staged dive shots while I tried to get on top of the learning curve with underwater shooting. I’ve learned so much over the last week, though …