Stuck In Customs Textures

In Resources by David9 Comments

One of the things I love about photography is the wide range of expression it makes possible. Oddly, the board and forums are full of people arguing for the narrowest possible expression – use this gear, don’t do this, don’t do that, and God help you if you even THINK about doing this AND that with the wrong camera. Sheesh. …

2011 Kenya Safari Dates Posted

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David16 Comments

This past January I took part in a really incredible photographic safari in Kenya. I came back home with incredible memories, photographs, and a group of new friends. My time there was truly amazing and I’m dying to get back there. My partner in crime, Ryan Snider, has just announced the dates and information for this Safari. If you want …

Last Chance for Shutterstock’s 2010 Photo Safari Contest

In Just For Fun, Travel by David9 Comments

I just got a reminder that today is the last day to enter Shutterstock’s 2010 Photo Safari Contest, co-sponsored by B&H Photo and Zozi.  Enter your best travel photo (the prize is a a safari, the photograph doesn’t have to be) for a chance to win a 6-night African Photo Safari Adventure. Once you’ve uploaded your amazing shot, encourage your …

No Place Like Home…

In Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff, Travel by David11 Comments

But Italy was pretty close, particularly Camogli, seen above. I felt pretty at home there. And it doesn’t help that it’s gorgeous and generally much less touristed than the Cinque Terre on whose north tip Camogli sits.Also, they have food and wine aplenty, an indulgence I am now about to pay dearly for. Anyways, after a month on the road …

It’s Only a Moment, but…

In Images, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David32 Comments

I think one of the things I love most about photography is that it often elevates the mundane. When you stop a moment, and preserve it forever, and take the care to frame it, light it, and chose one moment over another, you effectively tell the world – or anyone who cares enough to look at your work; Look at …

Postcards from Venice, Italy

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David12 Comments

The last of our Italy Within The Frame team is now leaving in their different directions home and I’ve got a day off before beginning 4 full days of shooting my personal project here. Our last evening began with my friend Marco Ryan and I in a gondola with tripods and cameras and gelled speedlights (and you thought I had …

Postcard from Venice, Italy

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David13 Comments

Hi from Venice. We arrived here Saturday afternoon to hard light, pressing crowds of tourists, and endless kiosks selling kitsch. As always my own expectations and the reality of the place collided. But we walked, afternoon turned to evening, and slowly the Venice I wanted to shoot emerged. I suspect Venice will be, for me, a place best shot in …

May 2010 Wallpapers

In Travel, Wallpapers by David20 Comments

May wallpapers are here, in both 2560×1600 and 1280×853, get’em while they’re hot. This is Camogli, a gorgeous and under-touristed town compared to others in this area. Lovely people, great views, awesome food and wine. Click the image above for the smaller wallpaper. Click  HERE for the larger one. If you missed the action, the latest eBook Vision Is Better, …

Last Postcard from Camogli

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David9 Comments

It’s our last day here and I’m both sad to leave Camogli, and excited to be moving on to Venice, a city I’ve wanted to see and photograph for a long, long time. And with that longing comes expectations and the rollercoaster of wrestling through those expectations to get through to the other side where I can see the place …

Postcard from Vernazza, Italy

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David10 Comments

Hello from Camogli on the beautiful Ligurian coast in Italy. We were in Vernazza again last night, chasing the light, and also the pasta. It’s lovely here, but no easier to create a photograph that truly jumps out at you. We spend our days chasing the moment, the light, the lines, and getting them all to dance with each other …