18 Jan 2016 David duChemin on After the Camera (Podcast 506)
Today I bring you a conversation with my good friend David duChemin, to talk initially about his new series of 20 video tutorials called After the Camera. As you might imagine, we go on to talk about all kinds of stuff, some incredibly profound, and some lighthearted and fun.
I really enjoy talking with David, and I think you’re going to enjoy this conversation. You can pick up After the Camera here: https://mbp.ac/ddatc
There are no notes to share this week, as David and I had no agenda, but in addition to talking about After the Camera, we talked about our photographs being subjective views of the world, rather than accurate representations, at various levels.
The changes that we make in the digital darkroom is one area, but also how the image is changed according to the focal length of the lens we shoot with. David continued on to talk about the subject of “trusting the storyteller”, and I think this is such an important aspect in how we respond to a photographer’s work.
We also talk about the need to be more concerned about the quality of images and how printing them helps us to become more intentional with our photograph and post processing. We also discuss that we need to get over the need to select images from any given shoot just because we need to validate our efforts in making those images. It’s OK to get nothing if that’s how it works out, but we will hopefully learn something from the experience that will help us to do better in future.
Towards the end of our conversation we talk about the importance of our experiences as we enjoy this wonderful act of photography, and how which camera you are using has so little to do with how good a photographer you are going to be.
Anyway, to give you a taster of what After the Camera is all about, click the below image to jump to the trailer that David has created.
And this image is linked to the free chapter that David has made available to give you a deeper feel for what After the Camera is all about. I really recommend you take a look at this, because it gives you a great feel for how you would be simply sitting with David for four and a half hours as he works on his photographs.
Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure
As I also mention towards the end of this episode, we have just started taking bookings for the 2017 Hokkaido Winter Landscape Photography Adventure, from January 8 to the 20th, 2017. Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan is a minimalist winter landscape photographer’s dream, and this will be our third year running a dedicated landscape tour. For details and to book your place visit the tour page here: https://mbp.ac/hlpa
After the Camera on Craft & Vision: https://mbp.ac/ddatc
You can find David here: http://davidduchemin.com/
Music by Martin Bailey
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