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 …

Postcard from Camogli, Italy

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David48 Comments

I almost feel bad about this one; this is a pretty nice place. So I’ll spare you the details. I was going to tell you about the town of Camogli, and that I shot this sitting on a patio drinking a glass of white wine while eating cheese and salamis and watching the Italy Within The Frame team do the …

Postcard from Vernazza, Italy

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David17 Comments

A quick hello from Italy. We arrived this morning to Camogli and will be based here for the next three nights. Last night we spent the evening shooting at Vernazza – if you’ve seen a photograph of the Cinque Terre it’s likely the port town of Vernazza you’ve seen. Then we had a late dinner with too much wine and …

And So It Begins. Again.

In Creativity and Inspiration by David40 Comments

With the submission of my final words and images for Vision & Voice, my part in this most recent book is now pretty much over. Done. And I can breathe again. But it shouldn’t surprise you that I’m tired. Drained. A little empty right now. In just over one year we’ll have released 3 print books – 2 of which …

Screw Vision, Gimme Fast and Shiny!

In GEAR by David39 Comments

Ok, not really. I’ll take vision anyday over the shiny toys. It doesn’t always have to be one or the other, though. This is one of those rare posts that talks about gear and if you’re not ready to hear me geek-out, perhaps now is a good time to go read What The Duck or something. I have been planning …

Where In the The World, April-May 2010

In Travel, Uncategorized, Where In the World by David8 Comments

This morning I begin travelling to Italy. On Thursday morning, after a couple stops on the way, I’ll arrive in Genoa to meet up with Jeffrey Chapman. A couple days later we begin the first of two Italy Within The Frame workshops. 2 solid weeks in Liguria followed by an extension to Venice and then almost a week on my …