Craft and Vision

In Books, VisionMongers, Within The Frame by David7 Comments

Got in late last night from a long weekend in Seattle. We went a little under-the-radar and I know there were people that would have liked to have connected but I really needed some time to hang with my wife, and eat some great food. Sorry. We had relaxing to do, and the moment you start making too many plans… …

We Need More Obsessions

In Books, Images, Influences, Uncategorized, VisionMongers by David9 Comments

The cover of Paul Nicklen’s new book, Polar Obsession. I’m captivated by Paul Nicklen and his work right now. His book, Polar Obsession, is on its way from Amazon and I can’t wait until it arrives. I haven’t been this excited about a book coming my way for a while. I might even be more excited about this one arriving …

What’s A VisionMonger?

In VisionMongers by David45 Comments

Early this week, my second book – VisionMongers, Making a Life and a Living in Photography, was released. Holding your own book in your hands just doesn’t get old. Neither does running to the bookstore to put my books in front of Kelby and McNally’s 🙂 Hey, they started it. By now y’all know I’m addicted to the question Why? …

Big Love for Small Light: Quadra

In GEAR by David11 Comments

Me. Kiboko Bag by GuraGear, Canon 1Ds MkIII, EF 300/2.8L IS. I told you I’d picked up an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra (B&H link HERE). It came a week or so ago and I’ve finally had a little time to play with it. Product reviews are always a dicey thing. So because I’ve not had much more than an afternoon to …

Quoted: Richard Avedon

In Influences by David16 Comments

Richard Avedon, Self Portrait. 1923-2004 “I hate cameras. They interfere, they’re always in the way. I wish: if I could just work with my eyes alone. To get a satisfactory print, one that contains all that you intended, is very often more difficult and dangerous than the sitting itself. When I’m photographing, I immediately know when I’ve got the image …

A Grab Bag

In News & Stuff, Resources by David9 Comments

Hey look, it’s an “E”! Speaking of E… This week I launched the fourth in the my eBook series. Chasing The Look is now available. Still for $5. More information HERE. Canon Blogger did an interview with me last week and it’s now live. The audio is a bit low, so you might need to crank it, but it was …

JUST?

In Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Vision Is Better by David131 Comments

At least a couple times a week I get a great email from someone with something nice to say, some piece of advice they’re seeking, or just a general “hey how are ya?” and that email will say something like “I’m just an amateur photographer, but…” Just? That word elicits some pretty mixed responses in me. It makes me angry …

Get A Life.

In Books, Influences, News & Stuff, Vision Is Better by David14 Comments

There’s this great story about William Shatner ( aka Capt Kirk aka the Priceline.com guy) at a Star Trek convention. Clearly a bit put off by his fans he yelled at them to “Get a life!” Ok, not much of a story, more like a cautionary tale about biting the hand that feeds you, but I’ve always liked it. And …

Friday Roundup

In Just For Fun, News & Stuff by David18 Comments

I call this one, “She’s a Babe, I’m an Idiot.” So does she. Yesterday my wife and I marked 6 years of marriage and so today we’re off to British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast for 3 days of hanging out sans internet. Can’t wait. So while I’m doing that, here’s some details – a few recaps, a few new items. 1. …

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 …