NYC, Maui, the WORLD!

In News & Stuff, Workshops and Events by David21 Comments

For those of you still talking to me after this weekend’s nit-picky, hair-splitting post about words, I’ve got a couple things going on this summer, and I’d love to see you any of them. 🙂 In order of appearance, here’s three. On July 07 I’ll be speaking at the B&H EventSpace in New York City. 3pm. I’ll be talking about …

Oh Snap!

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons by David116 Comments

Monterosso, Italy. 2010. Photo credit: Jeffrey Chapman. I feel a rant coming on. I can already hear people rolling their eyes on this one, but hear me out. This morning I made a quick tweet about a pet peeve of mine and got an interesting array of responses. Clearly 140 characters on Twitter is not the best place to nail …

One of Yours, One of Mine.

In Giveaways, News & Stuff by David

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a giveaway on the blog. What can I say, I got busy and it takes time to beg for free stuff. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to shine the light on my friends at Artistic Photo Canvas again and as the time rolls around for me to do a few more canvases I …

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 …