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Vision Is Better, Ep.11

You Can’t Make a Bad Photograph? Shot while in Isla Mujeres, Mexico while photographing Whale Sharks for a week, join David as he talks about the idea of being seduced by your subject and the oft-repeated idea that being in an amazing place, in front of amazing things, means “you... more

Vision Is Better, Ep.10

Zone-Focussing: Why you should and how you can. Got a mirrorless camera and want to use some of the great old manual-focus prime lenses that are out there? This week, on Episode 10, David talks about zone-focusing and focus-peaking to focus fast and sure every time.

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Vision Is Better, Ep.09

Draw the Eye and Improve Your Compositions. This week David talks about visual mass, or the way elements pull the eye, and how that can improve your compositions and post-processing. 

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Vision Is Better, Ep.08

JPG or RAW, Manual or Program Modes? This week David answers a couple questions about exposure that came out of Episode 06 and the discussion about exposure. Can’t I just shoot the way I want, and make it look the way I want, without worrying about histograms? Why use manual when I can just use Aperture Priority? 

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Vision Is Better, Ep.07

It’s not About the Mirrors! This week David talks about choosing a mirrorless camera and why being mirrorless is just so completely not the point. 

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Vision Is Better, Ep.06

Histograms and Digital Exposures and the Church of Blown Highlights. This week, on Episode 06, David talks about histograms and making an optimal digital exposure.

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Vision Is Better, Ep.05

The care & feeding of your camera. This week, on Episode 05, David talks about how he takes care of, and cleans, his cameras while traveling.

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Vision Is Better, Ep.04

The episode about Vision. This week, on Episode 04, David discusses photographic vision. What is it, why do you need it, and why he thinks you already have it.

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Vision Is Better, Ep.03

It’s all about the edit, baby. This week, on Episode 03, David discusses his editing workflow.

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Vision Is Better, Ep.02

David talks about Lightroom and his vision-driven workflow. This week, on Episode 02, David discusses vision-driven workflow in Lightroom, and why and how he treated his images from his body of work with grizzly bears.

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Vision Is Better, Ep.01

David talks about gear for grizzlies and why he hates his DSLR. This week, on Episode 01, David discusses what he took on his recent trip to photograph grizzly bears, why he took it, and why he hates his DSLR.

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INTERVIEW WITH DAVID DUCHEMIN

David duChemin is a world & humanitarian photographer, best-selling author and the accidental founder of Craft & Vision. In this episode, David sits down with host Jeffery Saddoris to discuss some of the more practical questions he asks himself, both before and after pressing the shutter button. Listen to the podcast (to download, right-click and choose "save as...") or Subscribe... more

INTERVIEW WITH MALLORY MORRISON

Mallory Morrison is a fantastic fine art photographer who uses her background in dance to inform and inspire gorgeous underwater narratives.  In this conversation, host Jeffery Saddoris talks to Mallory about the evolution of her work, the power of subtle gestures and a new project that's her most personal to date. Listen to the podcast (to download, right-click and choose "save as...") or Subscribe on... more

INTERVIEW WITH HENRY FERNANDO

 Henry Fernando, a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada practices something called contemplative photography, which takes a more mindful approach to photography and encourages a way of seeing the world without the preconceived notions attached to composition or subject matter. In this conversation, Henry and host Jeffery Saddoris discuss contemplative approach to his work and his new eBook, Vision365, which integrates the practice into daily assignments that will help you see differently and create stronger... more

INTERVIEW WITH PIET VAN DEN EYNDE

Belgian photographer and Adobe® Certified trainer Piet Van den Eynde is not only one of the most popular Craft & Vision authors, he's also one of the most prolific. For his latest release, he's created a fantastic Lightroom preset system and an eBook to help you get up to speed with newly released Lightroom 6. In this episode I'm talking to Piet about post processing and how not to... more

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN KEATLEY

John Keatley is not only a terrific photographer, he's also a fascinating person to talk to about the process of making images. His passion and enthusiasm for the craft is visible not only in his body of work, but also in his willingness to share what he has learned. In this conversation, we talk about shooting what you love, the power of personal stories and some great ways to approach social media. more

INTERVIEW WITH CORWIN HIEBERT

For years, Corwin Hiebert has managed and collaborated with freelancers, digital artists, and entrepreneurs including the founder of Craft & Vision, David duChemin. In this episode, host Jeffery Saddoris sits down with Corwin to discuss the business side of creativity. Corwin has developed a fantastic suite of tools for photographers called the Business Action Planner. In this conversation, topics include learning to ask better questions, the importance of building relationships and staying on... more

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID DUCHEMIN

David duChemin is a world & humanitarian photographer, best-selling author and the accidental founder of Craft & Vision. In this episode, David sits down with host Jeffery Saddoris to discuss how he explores and engages the world when he travels and offers insights to help aspiring travel photographers mine richer experiences of their own. Listen to the podcast (to download, right-click and choose "save as...")... more

INTERVIEW WITH VALDA BAILEY

For years Valda Bailey was a painter before discovering that she was able to do with a camera what she says she couldn't do with a paintbrush. Her gorgeous work is rich with color and texture, influenced by painters like Helen Frankenthaler and Paul Klee and photographers like Jay Maisel and Chris Friel. In this episode, host Jeffery Saddoris talks with Valda about how... more

INTERVIEW WITH CJ CHILVERS

Writer and photographer CJ Chilvers has spent decades making mistakes. In this episode, host Jeffery Saddoris sits down with CJ to discuss his new eBook, A Lesser Photographer. In it, CJ distills what he's learned in 20 years as a photographer into bite-sized insights for other self-proclaimed amateurs who are ready move away from the talk about gear and technique and simply make photographs that matter. While every picture tells... more

ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 18

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he discusses contrast and scale with two images from Marco Vesterinen. 

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 17

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he continues the conversation about storytelling with an image from Conor Barry.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 16

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he talks about contrast and story telling with an image from Cory MacNeil.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 15

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he continues the discussion from Episode 14. This podcast references one of David’s blog posts, you can find that link here if you’re interested.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 14

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he discusses using shadows as a strong compositional tool with one of his own images.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 13

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he discusses a photograph from Ian Mylam, and the impact of having, in the story of your photograph, a strong character on a strong stage.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 12

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he discusses images from Jack Lipscomb, Mark Dubois, and Mike Mixon. 

 

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 11

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he discusses landscape a photograph submitted by Josh Riggs, and the impact of aspect ratio and intentional cropping on the way we read the frame. 

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 10

About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. Join host David duChemin as he discusses a photograph submitted by Soren Neergard, and the impact of isolation and human gesture.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 09

Join host David duChemin for the second half of a two-part series called Question The Image and learn to ask a series of questions to improve your visual language skills. About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process. 

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 08

Join host David duChemin for the first part of a two-part series called Question The Image and learn to ask a series of questions to improve your visual language skills. About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 07

Join host David duChemin as he discusses 2 photographs submitted by Johannes Engl, and the impact of relationships and time when photographing people. About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 06

Join host David duChemin as he discusses the balance and visual mass in a black and white landscape submitted by Eric Hantho. About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 05

Join host David duChemin as he discusses a portrait submitted by Marti Gallie. About the Image is a mostly-weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 04

Join host David duChemin as he discusses an impressionistic image of a pine forest from Jean-Paul Boudreau and the impact of intentional camera movement. About the Image is a podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 03

Join host David duChemin as he discusses an image, by Clive Charlton of the struggle between 2 gazelles, and the impact of our composition on balance and energy in the frame. About the Image is a podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 02

Join host David duChemin as he discusses a photograph from Tricia Lombardi. About the Image is a podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process.

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ABOUT THE IMAGE - EPISODE 01

Join host David duChemin as he discusses one of his own images from Kathmandu, Nepal, and the sequence of sketch images that lead to the final image. About the Image is a podcast dedicated to the discussion of image design and the creative process.

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