Q&A on F&B

In News & Stuff, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better by David5 Comments

Last week I had a great interview with Jeffrey Saddoris from the Faded & Blurred community. I do a lot of interviews, many of which kind of ask the same old questions. This is not that interview. The Faded & Blurred community is a great place filled with some super people. If it’s been a while since your teeth were …

It’s Only a Moment, but…

In Images, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David32 Comments

I think one of the things I love most about photography is that it often elevates the mundane. When you stop a moment, and preserve it forever, and take the care to frame it, light it, and chose one moment over another, you effectively tell the world – or anyone who cares enough to look at your work; Look at …

Postcard From Senegal

In Images, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David11 Comments

I photographed this man in Senegal earlier this month during some much needed time off. The encounter was so typical of much of my travels. You meet someone, drawn by their smile, their character, and with permission you raise the camera. And then it vanishes. For one reason or another that authentic thing that drew you disappears behind what? Something …

A Somewhat Foggy Ethiopian Meditation

In Just For Fun, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory, Travel, Uncategorized, Without The Frame by David20 Comments

I wrote this earlier this year to stave off the insanity of jet-lag one night while on a particularly challenging assignment in Ethiopia. It’s a little stream-of-consciousness and I offer it for what it is. In my defence, my mind was a little foggy from the jet-lag. If you’re looking for wisdom, move along – nothing to see here. The …

The Power of What If…?

In Pep Talks, Thoughts & Theory, Vision Is Better by David19 Comments

I’m reading an article right now on creativity; it’s from the December 2009 issue Psychology Today (as is the picture above). My wife, who loves me more than she fears being arrested, stole accidentally borrowed it from our chiropractor’s office so I could read it. I plan to return it. Probably. You should acquire a copy, though by more legal …

What’s With The ISO?

In Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique by David39 Comments

Every week, without fail, I get an email from an inquisitive mind about the EXIF data in Within The Frame, specifically the question goes like this, and I quote from yesterday morning’s email on the matter: I noticed that in quite a lot of your photos you use high ISO even though there seems no reason to do so, for …