Find Your Voice, Express Your Vision, Make Stronger Photographs
I wrote this for all my students that continue to express their frustration at not knowing their style or how to find their voice photographically. It's a plea to make photographs that are more than better, that are—in fact—truly your own. But more than a plea, it's a workbook to get you out of your own way, to get you closer to the insight and the courage needed to make photographs that are a reflection of who you are, what you want to say, and to do so in ways that reflect your own unique tastes, even if you don't what those are just yet. The Visual Voice is a starting point, an honest, insightful, and practical guide to finding your voice and translating that voice to your images.
This is a 77-page downloadable PDF ebook, but for those that would like to be able to print it out and work directly on paper, the PDF contains a link to order a printed copy from Blurb.com at cost. I won't make a penny on the printed version if you choose to order it, I just want it to be easily available if that's your preference. Of course, you're also welcome to just take it to Kinko's, but Blurb will do a better job.
"This book was a reality check cloaked in encouragement, served alongside a do-able action plan. Whether you need permission to explore and create and play, or encouragement to keep pressing in to those things YOU want to photograph, here it is.” - Katrina Steele
"David is giving us permission and the tools to speak with our own voices and to make the photographs that really represent our heart’s work. This book is helping me find, explore, and speak with my unique visual voice." - Jo Mackby
"I've long struggled with finding my voice, mostly because I felt clueless as to where to even begin. This ebook has given me so much food for thought.I give it 5 stars. It has given me a lot to think about, and reignited a desire to pick up my camera and see where I end up - I don't think you can put a price on that!" - Janet Holsinger
"This was a quick and straight forward read on a topic that can be daunting. I found that keeping the commentary direct and meaningful was balanced by thought-provoking activities and prompts which can take as little or as much time as you’re willing to put in. A great read to help you find your photographic voice at a fraction of the cost of a workshop. I highly recommend it!” - Jocelyn Velush
"Five stars! There was so much food for thought in The Visual Voice. I’ve read many of David’s books, and I keep reading because he’s an excellent and engaging writer. I particularly appreciate the way he cuts through the crap excuses that we photographers tend to use when our photographs aren’t turning out the way we hoped. This book is short and to the point. David doesn’t pull any punches. I really liked the exercises at the end of each chapter. Thank you David!” - Nancy Armstrong
"It's easy to get wrapped up in style trends that come and go, and learning the difference between that and your own unique place is so beneficial! I love the tips and exercises included in this book towards that end, and the advice David gives to help us make our photographic voice stronger. This book really spoke to me, and I am inspired to go out and shoot!" - Eileen Critchley
"5 Stars. David’s latest eBook “The Visual Voice” is a must read if you want to get serious about developing your voice. This is by no means a quick-help book to make our photography voices stronger. It takes time and effort on our part; like a singer working on making their vocal cords stronger. I believe that, if we follow David’s blueprint of the eBook, we will become better photographers, and our voices will be heard clearly.” - Iris Nelson