Photographically Speaking: I’m Done.

In Books, News & Stuff, Photographically Speaking, VisionMongers, Within The Frame by David54 Comments

Just a quick update on the newest book, Photographically Speaking. I was genuinely worried how far we’d have to push the deadlines out on this after my accident but if there’s one things everyone knows, including publishers and Kathy Bates, it’s that a writer with broken ankles gets way more done than his colleagues that waste all their time with walking. So we pushed the deadlines out to mid-August. Today is July 08 and I’m happy to tell you – especially those of you that pre-ordered on Amazon or Barnes and Noble (and I thank you) – that I finished the writing two nights ago and the rest of it, image placements, captions, missing EXIF data, this evening. There will of course be edits and layout and all the stuff the superhero elves at Peachpit / New Riders do over there in the Bat Cave in Berkely, but for my part it’s done.

And I am prouder of this one than all three of the others put together. I think it out-WTFs Within The Frame and I’m hoping will be more actual teaching on the craft of photography than you’ve seen from me to date. What y’all think of it remains to be seen, but I’m prouder than punch. In the coming weeks, I think as soon as July 14th, there will be a Twitterview (an interview on Twitter) about the book, and as teaser material comes out from Peachpit I’ll be sure to tell you about it. But now that it’s so close to done, I can’t see a reason not to throw caution to the wind and just go ahead and pre-order it. 🙂 You can, should you want to, pre-order from or Barnes & Noble through the links below. Or you can wait. It’ll be the same book either way. 🙂 As always, you’ve got all my gratitude – no author gets here without readers, and I’m grateful. Thank you.

Now I’m off to have a celebratory beer, and then dig into the first novel I’ve read in months. Or watch Misery, though I’m not sure we’re laughing about that just yet. 🙂 But to re-cap: The fourth book in the trilogy is now out of my hands (cf Douglas Adams and do not question the math on 4/3)  and should be out, if Amazon is to be believed, middle of October. Start counting the days! 🙂



  1. Sorry, Will, I have no idea. These things are taken care of by mysterious forces beyond my control.

  2. David, will the Amazon Kindle version be available on the same day or shortly after?

  3. The first book “Within the frame” was translated in French. I’m waiting some new translated french publications of your works.

    Best regard from Paris.
    Serge Bouvet

  4. Looking forward to this a lot. Congratulations. Will there be more of this trilogy or should we expect a long, dark teatime of the soul? 🙂

  5. David, you got me worried with the Douglas Adams reference at the end. Amonst his many talents was the talent to miss deadlines, unlike someone else we know 😉

    Anyway, I’m looking forward for the book, and I’m having the previous books “casually” on screen when guests come over.

  6. Congrats David, will be in the stores just in time when I visit the states, that way I won’t have to wait till it makes its way to Oz 🙂

  7. Congrats. Your books are simply amazing. They totally changed my perspective on photography. Can’t wait to read the next one. If you ever crawl to Denmark let me know and I’ll buy you a beer 🙂

  8. Congratulations – I can’t wait!

    I don’t know if you have any influence on this, but if you do, please let the people at Amazon or Peachpit or who ever deals with this know that low res images in the Kindle versions are a pity. For photography books they need to use higher res in the Kindle versions.

    Thanks a million!

  9. Ah, never mind, I answered my own question by going and looking. lol. Yes it is. Just preordered. Thanks!

  10. ah David, it’s awesome that your sense of humor has stayed intact. I’m anxiously awaiting this one. Is it available for preorder on Chapters perchance?

  11. Putting in my order now. Sold me with the WYF and your comment about more teaching-related content. Look forward to seeing where you go with this one..hopefully not off a cliff!

    Drink a beer for me and DO watch Misery! Bates is an inspiration all right.


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  13. Nice one David. Glad to hear it’s finished and you’re progressing well.

    Strange coincidence that your editors name is Kathy Bates…

  14. From one Douglas Adams junkie to another… yeah… looking forward to the release… and how many books in the Dune Trilogy???

  15. Yay! So excited for this one! Pre-ordered it a couple of months ago in anticipation! Glad it didn’t take Kathy Bates to get you to finish and happy you are on the mend!

  16. Good Stuff… Within The Frame was my 1st photography book ever! And I am looking firward to this one like I did back then.


  17. I just placed my order on Amazon and now look forward to your new book automagically appearing in my mailbox sometime this fall. 🙂

  18. My bookshelf is getting loaded with your stuff.. thanks for doing this… Andrew.

  19. I’ve had it on pre-order for a while – looking forward tot eh parcel arriving!

    Finishing something is enormously satisfying!!

  20. Awesome, that’s great news! You continue to inspire us with your perseverance :-).

  21. Congrats. I look forward to reading it as soon as it’s available. You are a wonderful teacher.

  22. I’m waiting for book five. Then you can REALLY quote Mr Adams. I admit, I’m with those who got scared at the title of this post. Done with photography? Not DAVID!

    Can’t wait to see the book. I’m sure it’s amazing. And I always get a little chuckle when you use WTF in your posts. Rarely does it mean what you mean on these here internets.

  23. Congrats! I’ll be adding it to my collection. Every trilogy should have a 4th book. Douglas Adams was a very wise man.

  24. this blog title scared me for a second. i thought you were saying you were done with photography.

  25. Congratulations David! I’m on my third (or is it the 4th) read of Within the Frame – looking forward to this new addition. As you enjoy that cold one think of the cold Beer Lao and Angkors waiting for you in September:) Thank you for all you do, and glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. Lynn

  26. Congrats! Can’t wait to read it!

    Good one about misery 😉


  27. David,
    Huge Congratulations!!! I know you are feeling pretty good about now…broken ankles and all…
    I’m so looking forward to reading it.

  28. Woohoo… How exciting! I can’t wait for the Amazon delivery come October. And Congratulations! Enjoy the well-deserved relaxation.

  29. Ahhhhh patiently awaiting! How about some quickie vodcasts like you did for WTF as you’re in one place for the moment…pleeeaase!! They’re still on my ipod-sooooo inspiring.

  30. Congrats, David! I can’t wait to get it. Your other three sit on my coffee table and when I need inspiration, I just pick one of them, go to a random page and drink it in.

  31. When I read the blog headline I thought “What? Oh no! What could it mean?” but then realized what it DID mean. Congrats, David. Enjoy your beer & novel. Don’t watch Misery. I eagerly await the fourth of three.

  32. Hi David,
    Congrats. I know that feeling, it’s a good one. I need to get it again and actually finish my current self assigned book projects!

    I look forward to reading this, because I really like your writing style and slant on things.

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