A LESSER PHOTOGRAPHEREscaping the Gear Trap to Focus on What Matters CJ Chilvers
The best photographers of the last century—the ones who have made the most enduring and iconic photographs—all tell us the same thing: it’s not about the camera. A Lesser Photographer by CJ Chilvers is about escaping the gear trap and focusing on what matters: the things that actually make better photographs, like creativity and authenticity. So instead of worrying about your f-stop, you can concentrate on doing more with less. Less gear. Less comparison. Less “should” and “ought” and “if only,” and more of you, reflected in your work. Beautifully illustrated, this 86-page eBook offers the real goods on making...
PHOTOGRAPH, No.10A Digital Magazine for Creative Photographers
Pairing darkness and beauty to create light, Issue 10 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is filled with images and articles that represent the link between obscurity and transparency; just the right light can create new ways of seeing. Portfolios and interviews feature the work of cover girl Brooke Shaden, whose self-portraits exude a brooding melancholy in a light and whimsical way; the incredible Susan Burnstine, who modifies all of her cameras to best tell the stories of her dreams and nightmares; the portraits of Clive Charlton, who discusses how his art is influenced by his admiration of the Dutch masters for their...
FILM(Re)Discover the Magic: An Introduction to the Wonder & Tactility of Analog Photography Sherri Koop
When digital photography became mainstream, people began predicting the death of film, but that has yet to happen. In much the same way as audiophiles have caused a resurgence in vinyl, film is making a strong comeback. Photographers who once saw the film vs. digital debate as a one-or-the-other proposition are now finding strong reasons to use film—not the least of which is the tactility and beauty of the medium. Author and film photographer Sherri Koop fought hard against frustrations at going digital in her wedding and portraiture business and in the end, stuck with the medium she knows and...
THE CREATED IMAGE (VOL.02)A Video Series About Becoming a Stronger Photographer
This July we hosted the second Created Image conference here in Vancouver. This time David duChemin was joined by Steve Simon and Piet van Den Eynde for this intense photography weekend. Over two days we talked about making compelling photographs - from learning to see and honing the skills that have nothing to do with the camera and everything to do with making images, to the power of visual storytelling, and the digital darkroom. Get the two-volume bundle here! What we packed into these two days of education was enough to stretch even the largest brains and hearts. And...
PHOTOGRAPH, No.9A Digital Magazine for Creative Photographers
Elegant and simple. Black and white. Delineation of space and shape. Like the refined effortlessness of a great image, Issue 9 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is newly redesigned! Download David duChemin's Viewing Notes letter. To kick off our new layout, this issue is dedicated to the line, light and shadow of non-colour. Within these 230 pages are portfolios and interviews with these incredible photographers: Jason Bradley, who discusses his extraordinary underwater work and the limitations, challenges, and thrills of it all; Carla Coulson, whose Paris fashion portraiture was borne from leaving her job, moving to France and becoming a...
HOW TO FEED A STARVING ARTISTA Financial Field Guide for Creatives, Solopreneurs, and Other Anarchists David duChemin
Remember those days of old when creative people did what they did because some guy with money paid them to do it, all for the privilege of calling themselves a patron? Well, those days are over unless you get smart—and creative—with your money and become your own patron, in which case the time has never been better.How To Feed A Starving Artist is a book about money for creative people, people who don’t want to talk about money, feel like they need to take a long, hot, shower when they do, but who need to get a handle...
NIGHTSCAPEA Complete Guide to Photographing Under the Night Sky David Kingham
David Kingham expertly explains every aspect of this style of photography as he covers topics like: stars, constellations, meteors, moon phases, galaxies, scouting, gear, field work, shooting technique and post-processing. Nightscape is an in-depth resource full of detailed descriptions, charts, maps, and step-by-step actions, practical insights and beautiful photographs that will inspire you to get outside. BONUS: Also included within this eBook (on Page 88) is a download link to 22 Lightroom presets. It's important to note that we recommend Adobe Acrobat for PDF viewing and for selecting Resource hyperlinks; applications such as Mac Preview don't always play...
BEYOND THIRDSA Photographer's Introduction to Creative Composition Andrew S. Gibson
This captivating and inspiring eBook is about taking composition past the so-called rules. It’s a thoughtful, practical book about the way we build our photographs within the constraint of the frame. Andrew S. Gibson moves past the traditional discussion of thirds by showing how a more holistic approach can turn a conventional rule into a powerful tool. The eBook explores important subjects like the creative use of balance and focal points, insights into how to shape a subject, and using aspect ratio to establish an ideal foundation for making photographs, and so much more! The diagrams and creative exercises...
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