Making the Image

In Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff, The Craft, The Life Creative by David8 Comments

Making-Promo-TrioHave you ever wanted an experienced photographer to look over your shoulder once in a while and ask you why you’re doing this or that, and whether you’d considered trying something different? Have you ever wished you could peer over the shoulder of a photographer who makes work you respect, and see what decisions they’re making and why? Yes? You’re exactly the person I made this latest book for. Today Making the Image – the 160-page eBook, the Quick Reference Guide, and the Companion video – are finally available, made with love and the hope that it’ll be the next step you’ve been looking for on the path to learning to create photographs that are stronger, and more authentic and creative.

Making the image is a 160-page PDF eBook, and comes with a 45-minute companion video, and a handy Quick Reference PDF for your iPhone or Android. Get Making The Image this week, save 20% and get a chance to win one of 3 image / portfolio reviews with me.

Wanting to make this resource as accessible to as many people as possible we’ve priced it at $25, but if you pick it up this week, before August 12 at 11:59 PM (PDT) it’s yours for $20. And there’s one more thing.

Everyone that picks up Making the Image before August 12 at 11:59 PM (PDT) also gets a chance to win one of three portfolio or image reviews with me. This gives me a chance to connect with a couple more of you, and gives three of you a chance to go a little deeper with your own images and process. No restrictions, no fine print. Everyone that gets Making the Image before August 12 at 11:59 PM (PDT) gets a great resource for 20% off what I hope is already a really great price, and a chance to win some time with me.


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  1. Any chance of this making a comeback? I intended to buy it when it came out, and now coming back around to books I want to read- realized you’re not carrying it on C&V currently.

  2. Na área de IM analiso cenário geral do mercado nacional e internacional, observando
    os diferencias competitivos dos produtos TRIO e da concorrência, fornecendo informações relevantes à presidência para tomada
    de decisões, visando aumento da penetração no mercado
    brasileiro e a fidelização dos consumidores.

  3. I like the style of your images so much. will definitely take you in in my Bloglovin list to stop by here regularly as possible. Greetings from Germany

  4. Thanks Karen – this sounds like a good question for an episode of Vision is Better, but the short version: I think, like competitions, they can serve some people well and some are better than others. But like books about photography- some are helpful and some are not, and some are helpful only for a time. A club is just a bunch of people so it really depends on who the people are. I don’t belong to clubs, nor do I compete. 🙂

  5. Hi David. I have been following you for a few years now and love your inspiration, knowledge, and ability to teach us in a way that is easy to understand. I have just purchased and watched your video “Making the Imagine”. Enjoyed it very much which brought me to my question: what are your feelings about Camera Clubs? I don’t think I have ever heard a professional photographer mention camera clubs. I see lots photos on the Internet that wouldn’t do well at camera club presentations/competitions yet are beautiful, compelling and tell a great story. Is there a time to give up the camera clubs and just post photos on line to share with the world? Sometimes I tend not to post photos because I need to save them for club. Maybe I am in a burnout phase.

  6. Enjoyed the book and the video very much. Have always been envious of those photographers that could “see”. Figured it was a God given talent that some had and some (me) did not.

    But utilizing the questions and seeing what transpired in the video examples, I think there might be hope for me.

    Obviously, David does not pick up the camera and push the button to end up with his “final images”. Knowing the process involved was very helpful to me.

    Highly recommend the package and personally, the video with the quantity of images was very informative and helpful. To see what he was talking about made a big difference for me.

    Probably the best resource I have found on how to learn to “see”, photographically speaking.

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