Five Minutes, Ten Stops

In The Craft, Tutorials &Technique by David26 Comments

  Lake Laberge, YT, 2012. Apart from a difference in timing, these two images might have been identical. What separates them, in terms of their aesthetic, is a difference in five minutes, and ten f/stops. The second image was made just five minutes after the first frame, but with the addition of the Lee Big Stopper, a 10-stop ND filter …

Lake of Circles, Post-processing.

In Lightroom & Workflow, Photographs & Photoshopping, The Craft, Tutorials &Technique by David26 Comments

Here’s one of my favourite images from the trip up to the arctic last month, and a quick walk-through on the post-processing. In Vision & Voice I explain what I call the vision-driven workflow, and there are 4 steps: Identify Intent, Minimize Distractions, Maximize Mood, and Direct the Eye. Identifying the intent here was simply a matter of asking myself …

N68 W133 – THE JOURNEY NORTH

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David28 Comments

Twilight, Yukon. Birch Impressions, Yukon. Aurora Borealis, Starry Night. Yukon. Setting sun on cloud and muskeg, NWT. Five Mile Lake, Yukon Last month I took an 8,000Km trip (plus a 15-hour ferry up B.C.’s incredible Inside Passage) up to Inuvik (68°21′42″N 133°43′50″W), past the arctic circle. It was an amazing journey in a country that I’ve called home and yet …

New eBook – Great Light, Easy Light

In Craft & Vision, e-books by David10 Comments

If you want to learn about light, I can’t think of a better teacher than Kevin Clark. I’ve known Kevin for years; in fact, he used to shoot my promotional images while I was still working as a comedian. I’ve spent years as his friend, colleague, and sometimes-assistant, watching him light his shoots; so much of what I know about …

N68 W133 – Heading Home

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David25 Comments

Snow and fall colours in the Northwest Territories I’m heading home now, after a long 12-hour day of driving that’s brought me a little closer to Vancouver, and a little further from the arctic where I’ve spent the last 3 weeks falling in love with the light and land. I’m now holed-up in a cheap little hotel in a town …