“I hate cameras. They interfere, they’re always in the way. I wish I could just work with my eyes alone.”
I had some sushi this week with David DuChemin, author of the new book VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography. David’s a great guy–and one of the few photography authors writing today–that actually gets it. It’s not about gear or gimmick or guise. It’s about vision. Developing it and putting it to use. If you’re looking to do some in-front-of-the-television “black friday” shopping for that photographer in your life (ahem, yourself) this would be an excellent investment of your $29. (Amazon VisionMongerslink.)
Anybody already got a copy and care to share a review of VisionMongers or David’s other book, Within the Frame, below? [click ‘continue reading’ link below…]—[Hey, FWIW, I just got a tweet from David’s @pixelatedimage account that told me his ebooks are on sale today only for 50% off. Errr, that’s $2.50. Pretty wicked pricetag electronic books bearing such titles as: Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft and None of Them Involves Buying Gear. You can buy his ebooks at www.CraftandVision.com]—
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very informative & detailed post, I really liked it as one of the important and nicely written article I am very very positive about these points and would try my best to use most of them as much as possible thanks!
I’ve supposed that least 2960028 times. SCK was here
I get that it's not about the gear but find it ironic that you almost always hear it from those that have the best. Hmmmm.
I picked up the ebooks – a steal at the price $5 come on, even if you learn one thing its worth it.
Personally liked the format, style and simpleness of the material.
Personally challenges are always better ways for me to improve my work- and this is what the ebooks presented, not a world of technical stuff or a wealth of knowledge.
VisionMongers is on Santa's list
Cheers guys – Care and Share 🙂
I got Within the Frame out of the library. I liked it so much I bought it. The e-books are terrific too (and terrific value). I am not a pro, nor do I aspire to be but like David's philosophy.