Bandon Beach, OR – Two Photographs

In Jessie and I, Travel by David24 Comments

Safe and sound in a cheap-ass $60 motel in Lake Tahoe and about to hit the hay. Today was a long drive and a little frustrating. Seems we got skunked a couple times, not the least of which was a decision to leave the coast, head inland and shoot at Lassen Volcanic National Park which was, as it turns out, …

Redding, CA

In Jessie and I, Travel by David21 Comments

Jessie in the Redwoods. Photo: Dave Delnea. After days of non-stop rain we’ve left the coast seeking shelter and hoping that the Sierras give us a couple days without the rain. Snow would be fine, but I’m done with rain for now. We’re now in Redding, CA after a night in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Before we got to the …

Oaxaca Within The Frame

In Travel, Without The Frame, Workshops and Events by David15 Comments

Join Jeffrey Chapman and I in Oaxaca, Mexico for a one-week photographic adventure a little closer to home than the workshops I’ve done until now. Focused on the Day of the Dead festivities, this workshop will sell out quickly. We usually sell-out within a day or two, and most of our workshops are much further away, so this one will …

Bandon, Oregon

In Jessie and I, Travel by David33 Comments

We woke this morning to rain again, the shadows of the water beading on the outside of the tent was the first thing I saw. We bundled up and left without coffee,  stopping in Bandon, OR, this afternoon to fill up on fish tacos, clam chowder, and a local porter at Tony’s Crab Shack for lunch. We’ll shoot the rocks …

Newport, Oregon

In Jessie and I, Travel by David31 Comments

We spent the day yesterday at Pacific City, Oregon, parked on the beach behind the Pelican Brewery. The Pelican has amazing west-coast microbrew, and some of the best clam chowder and mahi-mahi tacos I’ve ever had. We sat and took in the few, wandered up the dunes to scout for the evening, and generally dried out. My jeans have been …

Tofino Heading South

In Jessie and I, Travel by David48 Comments

Jessie and I on the pier at Tofino just before the skies opened up again and brought winds up to 140kmph. Photo by Al Smith It’s 7pm on Wednesday, March 02 and I’m on a ferry heading back to Vancouver. The last few days took Jessie and I, and my friend Al Smith, to Tofino. I made a few photographs …

Tofino.

In Jessie and I, Travel by David43 Comments

The view from Jessie’s rooftop tent at 7:30am this morning. I was still in my sleeping bag. This is my first morning on the road. I woke in Tofino, cold and frosty, but to the sound of the roaring surf and ravens calling. I woke feeling deliriously happy, a little unable to believe that this adventure has started. I packed …

March Desktop Wallpapers

In Jessie and I, Travel, Wallpapers by David35 Comments

March is coming and with it some big changes. And a new wallpaper. Click the image above or HERE to get the small one, and HERE to get the big one. I made this photograph on the Masai Mara in late January, part of a one-month sojourn in Africa and time among nomadic tribes in the north before flying home …

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 …