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.

Sep 19th

2011

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CategoryPosted in: Craft & Vision, Creativity and Inspiration, e-books

The Inspired Eye, Volume 3.

 

By now you know me well enough to know that I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about the so-called photography industry. Weird enough that I even wear a bonnet, right? But the continual focus on gear at the expense of creativity  is why so many who love this craft are frustrated. Too much time on the peripherals – gear and technique – without tending to the core.

If you have any interest in expressing yourself and creating beauty, if you’re more than just a camera-collector but a photographer, then creativity is your core asset. It’s why I pushed so hard for people to read Corwin Hiebert’s book, Your Creative Mix, when it came out. And it’s why I’ve written a third volume in the Inspired Eye series (find Volume One HERE and Volume Two HERE or check-out “The Bundle” below).

The Inspired Eye, Volume 3 is a series of articles about the creative process, specifically for photographers, and I wrote it because the questions and discussions I hear most these days are not about depth of field and selective focus; they’re about creativity and expression and the frustrations we all experience trying to get beyond mere technical proficiency. Technical proficiency is highly over-rated. To be sure, there’s value in it when you need it, but a camera is still just a box with a hole in it. If you can make a good exposure, and focus the camera, the rest is about your choices – your own creative decisions in making a photograph. It’s those choices – your creativity – that make the photograph. If I had only 4 hours to spend working on my photography, I’d spend one hour on technique and 3 hours calibrating my creativity, that’s how important I think it is.


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The Inspired Eye, Volume 3, was written for just that, as were volumes 1 and 2, for that matter. If you belong to the Craft & Vision Community, Volume 3 will be delivered to you today. If you don’t (ahem, why not?! Find out more HERE) then you can get The Inspired Eye 3 for $5, or $4 if you use coupon code EYETHREE4 before Saturday, September 24 at 11:59pm (PST). As always during these launch discounts, you can get 5 for the price of 4, this time the discount code is EYETHREE20. If you’re a member of the Craft & Vision Community already, now’s the time to download it.


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The Inspired Eye Bundle! Get all three volumes for just $12. The first two eBooks have new covers but the layouts and content is unchanged.

Sep 16th

2011

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CategoryPosted in: News & Stuff, Travel, Within The Frame Adventures

Postcard from Laos

A quick hello from Laos. We’re on the banks of the Mekong River, and in a couple hours begin a 2-day journey downriver towards Luang Prabang. Yesterday was a long drive through misty jungles and impossibly green rice paddies, around frequent landslides and small towns, with a stop for spicy kao soi for lunch. As […]

Sep 5th

2011

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CategoryPosted in: Books, Craft & Vision, Jessie and I, News & Stuff, Wallpapers

Moving Forward

Hi folks. The more rabid among you have already noticed that this September is the first month I’ve missed a wallpaper in, well, I think it’s the first time. Sorry. So much going on, my head is swimming. But read to the end, it’ll be waiting for you. I was released from The Rehabilitation Centre […]