Go to the Writers.

In Creativity and Inspiration, Pep Talks, Vision Is Better by David47 Comments

I’m re-reading a stack of books about the creative process. Anne Lamott, Stephen King, Annie Dillard, Robert McKee, et al. When what I want is to hear about the creative life, I don’t go to photographers – most of them are good with images, lousy with words. Want insight into how this whole creative thing works? Go to the writers. …

LR3 and Vision & Voice.

In Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping, Resources, Vision & Voice, Workflow & Technical Issues by David29 Comments

Last night, under cover of darkness, Adobe rolled out Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. And there was much rejoicing. It was fun to watch people quietly realize it had been released, order it and begin to play with the new features. For the first time in my life I was on the inside of a secret little club, complete with NDAs …

Begin. Again. Part 2

In Creativity and Inspiration, Pep Talks by David17 Comments

Genova, Italy. 2010. Last week’s posts on putting your ideas into action seemed to really resonate. I posted BEGIN and then BEGIN. AGAIN. Begin Again was aimed at the working photographer, this one’s aimed at all of us – the amateurs, the ones that do this because we love it, paycheck or no paycheck. Heck, some of us don’t earn …

Hiding Behind Shiny Pillars?

In GEAR, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Vision Is Better by David33 Comments

I’m re-reading Hugh MacLeod’s IGNORE EVERYBODY. Great book. You should read it. Seriously. But that’s not why I bring it up. I just posted about shooting with a little less gear and then I sat down with a glass of wine and this book and a pen and read the following. I think it applies. There’s no correlation between creativity …

Oops. Wallpapers Updated.

In Wallpapers by David6 Comments

Vision & Voice goes to press today (yeehaa!), so I’m taking a day off to do other stuff and celebrate with a friend visiting from out of town.So it’s an early weekend for me. And it woulda been an early weekend for you too if you were using the calendar on the wallpaper I posted for this month. I got …

Begin. Again.

In Freelance and Business, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David16 Comments

San Frutuosso, Liguria, Italy, 2010. Had to strip down to my boxers to get this one. Monday’s post seemed to strike a chord. Perhaps because y’all were so surprised to read a post that had nothing to do with books 🙂 So, harnessing that momentum I want to make some suggestions for those who are suddenly captivated by the need …

June 2010 Wallpapers *Updated

In Wallpapers by David9 Comments

Wow, you blink and the month has gone. As usual this one just snuck right up on me. June wallpapers are here, in both 2560×1600 and 1280×853, get’em while they’re hot. This is one of the images from the Venice Monograph being released through Craft & Vision on June 10th.  Click the image above for the smaller wallpaper. Click HERE …