Kick out the Crutches.

In Rants and Sermons, Video podcast, Vision Is Better by David12 Comments

Good morning, friends. Here’s a Monday morning kick in the pants. I’m posting it here for a couple reasons. The first is that it’s Monday morning and we all need a kick in the pants. The second is that I’ve been working like a maniac on a project I’m releasing in September and it’s been 5am mornings for a while and it’s all-video all-the-time and, well, I just haven’t had time to also write a blog post. But I also want to get you over to my YouTube channel more – that’s where I’m putting more of my creative, teaching, and ranty efforts these days. I’d be thrilled if you joined me there, subscribed, and interacted there as well. I’ll keep blogging, but for now I’ll be more often on YouTube. See you there!


  1. Dear David – thank you for this post. I have a question and apologies if this is the wrong spot to raise it. How do you save your photos for display on your website. In addition to the obvious difference in terms of the overall greatness of your photos and mine, the viewing quality of your photos at your portfolio section is also very different, making me wonder if I use the wrong saving settings. I start my work at Lightroom and proceed with Photoshop and save the files as JPEG at the end. Here is an example: I mostly use the 12 on the scale of file quality. Again, apologies if this is the wrong platform for my query. You have been a constant source of inspiration and I think I switched to Fuji from my full frame Canon with the inspiration I got from you. Finally, cheers from Istanbul! Burcu

    1. Hi Burcu – No apologies necessary. I’m happy to help if I can. I don’t do much to my images – but it’s worth asking how you sharpen and at what size you export the images. I export from Lightroom, usually larger than I need, and sharpen for screen, either on standard or high. JPG quality at 12, as you do. But if the image isn’t large enough for your gallery, or the sharpening isn’t done appropriate to that size, you will see a loss of display quality. Please don’t ever hesitate to ask – if I am around to answer, I’m happy to help! Give my love to your beautiful city. 🙂

  2. Thanks! very true; getting up earlier is one tangible way to take control of the day/ and, being PRESENT; not looking to the future towards one day when you’ll have time. no excuses! thanks

  3. Very Good David.
    Like Chuck Close says “Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just Show Up, and Get to Work”

  4. I don’t know what to do first: get out there with my camera or delve into your book “The Soul of the Camera” that just arrived!

  5. well said, David. I so agree with you, particularly about inspiration. Several times, after working for 3-5 years on a “project” that I did not understand, but persisted with, i finally realized where the work was taking me. All of a sudden, projects that never seemed connected, became connected.

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