duChemin is a humanitarian and world photographer, previously based in
Vancouver, Canada. He wrote this book in airports around the world in a
jet-lagged stupor, and while living in his 1983 Land Rover Defender,
Jessie, while traveling a long slow circle around the North American
continent and trying hard not to think of himself as homeless. He did
this until he fell off a wall while teaching in Pisa, Italy. The rest of
the book was written while he rehabilitated and learned to walk again,
so there was a great deal of pain meds involved. When you get to the
fuzzy bits, that’s why.
is a formally trained photographer, though that formal training was not
actually in photography, but theology, in which he graduated with a
four-year degree (which took five years) in order to pursue a
twelve-year career in com-edy before stepping off the stage, to the
relief of his audiences, to return to his cameras and begin
photographing vocationally and leaving pieces of his heart on seven
David likes single malt whisky from Islay, hammocks, and also long walks on the beach. Sometimes
he pretends he has a Golden Labrador called Kodak because it seems
authors should have a dog, and also because he always wanted his own
Kodak lab (how long will that joke mean anything?). He
is also a best-selling author, which means he will one day inherit the
basement full of his books that his mother has been furiously ordering.
The three books preceding this one are Within the Frame: The Journey of
Photographic Vision; Vision Mongers: Making a Life and a Living in
Photography and Vision and Voice:
Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. He’s also the author and
publisher of a growing library of ludicrously inexpensive ebooks, which
can be found at CraftAndVision.com.
David’s work can be found at www.DavidDuChemin.com, as can his blog and the growing community of kind and talented people who read it.
David also has many ebooks:
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David duChemin's eBooks
Vision is Better 3
Become a Better Photographer, Make Better Photographs
the best from his blog, David has put together a 50 articles, including
tutorials and photographic essays–including larger images and two brand
new articles–that make this 145-page eBook an amazing addition to every
photographer's digital library. Learn more.
LR Develop Presets (duChemin) 36 Adobe Lightroom PresetsDavid duChemin This
Lightroom Develop Preset Package is 36 of David duChemin's most used
presets and an 18-page PDF guide, which includes a How-to installation
process, and complete Before and After photographs of each preset
to give you a sense of what these presets do. Presets as extremely
helpful in making one's workflow more efficient. Learn more.
Portraits of Earth An Introduction to Landscape PhotographyDavid duChemin This
is a landscape eBook for all levels, photographers will find the
education and inspiration to make beautiful photographs of their own, no
matter what adventure awaits them. It features sections on Gear,
Composition, Light, Land, Water, Snow, and Detail Shots, and is
accompanied by large, beautiful photographs, all with complete EXIF
data, many of them previously unseen, from travels on all seven
continents. There's also Behind the Shot sections that discuss topics
like exposure blending, maximizing sharpness, using ND and polarizer
filters, and shooting in weather, like fog. Learn more.
The Inspired Eye I Notes on Creativity for Photographers, Vol.I David duChemin Understanding and nurturing our creativity is the first step in breaking out of our ruts. Learn more.
The Inspired Eye II Notes on Creativity for Photographers, Vol.II David duCheminGet out of your funk and chase your muse. Learn more.
Drawing The Eye Creating Stronger Images Through Visual Mass David duCheminLearn how to lead the eye of the viewer to create more powerful images. Learn more.
TEN Ten Ways To Improve Your Craft. None of Them Involves Buying Gear. David duCheminImprove your craft with the ebook that started it all. The title says it all but the link below will give you more info. Learn more.
Vision is Better Free the Mind, Free the Camera David duCheminA
compilation of 50 articles, originally published on the Pixelated Image
blog. Become a better photographer by developing your most important
asset – your mind. 50 articles about the photographic craft and life. Learn more.
The Inspired Eye III Notes on Creativity for Photographers, Vol.II David duCheminJumpstart
your creative fires and learn to understand, trust, and hone your
photographic process. This eBook leaves technical proficiency at the
door and helps you gain new insights about what inspires you and how to
make creative decisions that take your photography to the next level. Learn more.
A Deeper Frame Creating Deeper Photographs and More Engaging Experiences David duCheminAn
introduction regarding the illusion, or perception, of depth that is
removed when the camera flattens the three-dimensional world into two. Learn more.
The Vision-Driven Photographer Notes on Discovering and Refining Your Vision David duCheminMake stronger photographs by identifying or re-discovering your photographic vision through practical insights and exercises. Learn more.
Iceland, A Monograph The Print and The Process Series David duCheminICELAND,
A Monograph is a showcase of exceptional photographs which holds
nothing back with respect to how the images came to look the way they
do. Learn more.
Venice, A Monograph The Print and The Process Series David duCheminA collection 30 of David's Venice photographs, accompanied by a discussion of how and why the images were created. Learn more.
SAFARI, A Monograph The Print and The Process Series David duCheminThe gear used, the techniques employed, and the lessons learned while on a 10-day safari in Kenya. Learn more.