Dave Warner is a professional photographer with over 35 years of experience based in Austin Texas and the Southern Adirondacks of upstate New York. He is the producer of the popular LensFlare35 podcast. Dave is also Chief Technology Officer for a publishing company that produces a daily newspaper, along with seven weeklies. Click the links below to find out more about him.
Be sure to check out all of Dave’s great articles and podcasts below.
Do you want to attract more fans, followers, and buyers? Are your best photographs buried in a shoebox or hard-drive? Stuart will help you define your goals, understand your opportunities, and determine the best approach to navigating the seemingly endless choices of where and how to display your work. SHOOT + SHARE is packed with great ideas that will help you process why you want to share your photographs, who needs to see them, which photographs they need to see, and where to find your audience.
Forget Mugshots, 10 Steps To Better Portraits is for every photographer who’s ever wanted to make stronger photographs of people. Written by David duChemin, a photographer whose living and calling for the last 6 years has been creating compelling portraits and people photographs for clients all over the globe, if he could tell you only 10 things to immediately improve your images, these 10 steps or concepts would be at the very top of the list.
There is more to exposure than just getting the right amount of light into the camera. Every exposure also creates a specific aesthetic. Exposure For Outdoor Photography by Michael Frye is about natural-light photography and the creation of exposures that are not only technically perfect, but aesthetically compelling.
Making the Print: Printing Techniques for the Digital Photographer by Martin Bailey is the second eBook in our Masterclass series and it’s the perfect primer regarding all things related to fine-art printing. No stone is left unturned as Martin explains in-detail everything you need to know about making beautiful, frustration-free prints. And print-making is definitely one of those areas that doesn’t get as much attention as it should.
VISION IS BETTER II is a collection of 44 of the most recent essays about the photographic life and craft from David duChemin’s wildly popular PixelatedImage Blog. His insights on the how and why of photography, visual story telling, and life-lessons learned along the way make for a compelling and inspiring eBook that will captivate you from beginning to end.
BEYOND THIRDS is a captivating and inspiring eBook is about taking composition past the so-called rules. It’s a thoughtful, practical book about the way we build our photographs within the constraint of the frame. Andrew S. Gibson moves past the traditional discussion of thirds by showing how a more holistic approach can turn a conventional [...]
MAKING LIGHT II takes an in-depth look at how to get the most from your off-camera flashes. Piet takes you beyond sync speed and softboxes and gets into the details on working with multiple flashes, modifiers, and triggering systems for both Canon and Nikon.
Calibrate your Creativity. The Inspired Eye, Volume 3, is about the creative process behind our photography. Technical proficiency is highly over-rated; if you can make a good exposure, and focus the camera, the rest is about your choices, your own creative decisions in making a photograph. Improving your photography happens when you improve the way [...]
ExpoImaging distributes designs and manufactures unique and innovative imaging tools for digital photographers. From portable lighting accessories such as the Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid, Flash Benders and the Ray Flash ring flash adapter, to color management tools like the ExpoDisc; their products provide new and creative options that help photographers improve the quality of their images.
This week, Dave, is speaking with wildlife and nature photographer Eric Dresser. Eric is an internationally published photographer who specializes in scenic and wildlife photos from the Northeastern United States and Canada. His credits include Adirondack Life magazine, National Wildlife magazine, The Nature Conservancy, US Forest Service, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and many more.
MAKING LIGHT is all about producing beautiful photographs with your off-camera flash. These practical techniques are specific to one remote flash so you can forget about all the fuss of using tons of equipment.
This week, Dave, is speaking with sports photographer Andrew Weber. He has been a staff photographer for the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune covering a wide variety of events ranging from high school athletics and late-breaking stories to local county fairs.
Using both film and digital capture, Gibson captures the natural and majestic beauty of places like Machu Picchu; as well as, the rich culture and struggles of the Incas and their mountain lifestyle in a raw and intimate journey that is as much about photography as it is about adventure.
This week, Dave, is speaking with filmmakers James Riley and Drew Ganyer. Both are with Colony Bay Productions, a company dedicated to telling the adventurous, heroic and exceptional story of America in a way that both challenges and inspires the audience. The company is made up of a small group of professional filmmakers, writers, actors and editors who love bringing these stories to the public.
Your Creative Mix takes an in-depth look at the value of growing your passion for art, honing your creative skills, and finding new ways to connect and share with like-minded people as a way to grow your photography business.
This week, Dave, is speaking with boudoir photographer Tiffany Tagle. Tiffany has lived in Austin her whole life and says she can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. She has many years of photography experience, but will always be a student of the art – learning new techniques and improving her craft.
LensFlare35 Episode 75 – Interview with Eric Moore, Executive Director of the Telluride Photo Festival
This week, Dave, is speaking with Eric Moore, Executive Director of the Telluride Photo Festival. The event culminates the vibrant Telluride Colorado festival season and will host some of the world’s most renowned outdoor and adventure photographers.
This week, Dave, is speaking with filmmaker George Woolley. George has more than 10 years of experience in digital and television production and development.
A Deeper Frame outlines seven ways that we can create more engaging images through the re-creation of a sense of depth in the flattened image to create photographs that feel immersive and invite a reader of that photograph to not merely look at the photograph but into or through the photograph.
LensFlare 35 is a photography podcast brought to you by Dave Warner. This week, Dave, is speaking with Fine Art and HDR Photographer Cheyenne L. Rouse. Cheyenne is a self taught photographer who began shooting stock and assignment work in 1989. Her areas of specialty include Extreme Adventure Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Health & Fitness, Western [...]
(micro)STOCK: From Passion to Paycheck by Nicole S. Young is a jam-packed guide to producing, managing, and marketing your photographs for digital distribution on the micro-stock market.
This week, Dave continues his series that is focusing on iPhone and iPad photography by talking with Dewitt Jones, one of the leaders in this emerging field. Dewitt is one of America’s top professional photographers and spent twenty years with National Geographic photographing stories around the globe. That earned him the reputation as a world-class photojournalist. As a motion picture director, two of Dewitt’s films were nominated for Academy Awards.
This week, Dave continues his series that is focusing on iPhone and iPad photography by talking with Tony Sweet, who seems to really be running with this trend at full speed.
LensFlare35 is a photography podcast brought to you by Dave Warner. This week, Dave interviews Travis Houlette, one of the Owners of Ghost Bird Software and the lead developer of PhotoForge2 for the iPhone and iPad. Travis was a game developer for nearly 10 years with companies such as Games Cafe and Electronic Arts. Their [...]
Extreme Perspectives, An Introduction to Mountain Photography by Alexandre Buisse is a collection of amazing stories and beautiful photographs from some of the most breathtaking and remote places in the world.
This week, Dave interviews social media expert and commercial photographer Jack Hollingsworth. We spent time outside at Mozart’s in Austin to record this interview. It’s all about the iPhone and the revolution in photography that is surrounding the device and the apps being created for it.
onOne Software Announces Availability of Perfect Layers Public Preview for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, time-saving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today introduced the Perfect Layers Public Preview. Perfect Layers gives photographers the ability to easily create and work with layered files in their workflow application of choice.
The Power of Black & White in Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A Masterclass) by Piet Van den Eynde is an exceptional course on creating black and white photographs in Adobe Lightroom. For the emerging photographer, digital black and white seems like it’s simply a mouse-click away but the process to create exceptional monochrome images requires a systematic and knowledgeable approach to color conversion and post-production editing.
This week, Dave interviews Brian Hedenberg. Born and raised in Bedford, Texas, Brian is an award winning filmmaker, photographer, and musician.
This inspiring ebook is an introduction to the processes and techniques specific to making photographs that express what we feel. With great examples, creative exercises, and insightful comments Gibson offers up his unique perspective on how he injects mood and atmosphere into his photographs.
Dirk Fletcher’s personal work centers on transportation, industry and things that are “big and cool.” He’s personally concerned with the archivability of a family’s personal history. As society has shifted from film cameras to cell phones to record birthdays, holidays and other family events, the days of finding a dusty box of history in grandma’s attic are numbered.
Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wiggett is the newest ebook to the Craft & Vision library and the latest in the Print & Process series. Darwin captures the spirit of Canada’s most striking mountain range in this monograph of breath-taking landscapes. Photographers of all levels, and geographic persuasion, will find inspiration and insight in this beautiful body of work, and the accompanying discussions, that spans nearly 3 decades.
In the first part of this series, I covered some places that you could learn some of the fundamentals that you’ll need to shoot video. Now, we’re on to the equipment. The assumption I’m using is that you have a camera body that shoots video and a lens – that’s it. Now, what do you REALLY have to have to improve that basic platform, and what is the BASIC equipment you need to buy. Not the fanciest, most expensive equipment, but what do you REALLY need? The next thing I’m going to consider is – what can you buy that will have a dual purpose – another words, can you use it for stills AND video?
Last Christmas, I wrote a piece about some of the gear I wanted or thought I needed for Christmas when it came to shooting video with an HD DSLR camera. I had the folks at Zacuto tell me that they STILL get referral traffic from this post, so I thought I’d update it for you last minute Christmas shoppers and at the same time, tell you how well I did on each item during the last year. Of course, I’m in the middle of writing my series of posts on how I’m FINALLY making my first video, so you’ll get more detail about some of these items in those posts. So, here’s the (updated) 2010 list:
Craft & Vision releases another eBook- Light & Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye
Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye is the newest ebook to the Craft & Vision library. Michael, a photographer based on the doorstep of Yosemite Nation Park, knows his stuff about inspired landscapes and the post-processing techniques that make his vision a reality. Light and Land is written specifically for people with an interest in landscapes and who want to clarify their own unique vision. Landscape work, like other specific genres, has its own challenges with respect to the digital darkroom and this ebook will be of use to anyone wanting to take their post-processing to the next level.
Daryn DeLuco is a filmmaker from New Orleans who uses HD DSLR’s to make music videos, documentaries and much more.
It’s been more than two years now since the release of the Canon 5D Mark II and Vincent Laforet’s film Reverie, which really blew everyone’s doors off. For some, the camera was the greatest thing to hit their lives and they ran with it. This series is for the rest of us who bought these cameras and did little if anything with their film-making capabilities. Have we realized our dreams of incorporating video into our workflow?
The Vision Driven Photographer, Notes on Discovering & Refining Your Vision is an engaging and inspiring ebook focused on helping photographers of all levels make stronger photographs by identifying or re-discovering their photographic vision.
It’s been more than two years now since the release of the Canon 5D Mark II and Vincent Laforet’s film Reverie, which really blew everyone’s doors off. Can you believe it’s been that long already? For some, the camera was the greatest thing to hit their lives and they ran with it. To say that it has revolutionized the film industry, is probably not much of a stretch. The 5D Mark II is not the only HD DSLR out there shooting great video these days, there are several. They are responsible for creating everything from music videos, to commercials; TV shows like House and 24, Indie films, documentaries and even full length movies.
Martin Bailey is a Tokyo based nature, wildlife and portrait photographer. He has a weekly photography Podcast, as well as a photography forum and blog. Martin also conducts popular wildlife and landscape photography workshops and is a proud member of the X-Rite Coloratti.
Close To Home, Finding Great Photographs in Your Own Backyard, is the latest in the Craft & Vision eBook line-up. This inspiring ebook by Stuart Sipahigil is about the challenges of finding the extraordinary in what we’ve come to see as mundane.
Well, last week I got the new Apple TV and I have to tell you, I was beyond impressed. Now remember, I DON’T have a house full of Mac products, but a mix. Mostly PC’s, but there is the iPhone, iPad, one Mac mini and of course, an Airport Extreme. Now, I’ve added the next generation Apple TV to the mix.
In this episode, Ben talks about how collecting photography has changed, trends in photography, who collects photography, what makes a photograph collectible, advice for photographers who what to be a player in the world of collectible photography, how to approach gallery owners and much more.
This is the episode where my podcasting equipment took a lightning strike, and I was unaware that it had affected the audio. The podcast audio was totally scrambled, but I was able to save the images interview. David and I have been unable to reconnect, but I hated to not have his images video get any air time.
In this episode, Ralph talks about how the travel market has changed, how he has had to adjust his business model, toughest country to photograph in, tips for today’s market, opportunities that may still exist, guided tours, photo tours and a lot more.
The new Portrait Classroom: Baby and Child Photography Tutorials App (currently available exclusively for the iPad) teaches camera owners how to take portraits of babies and children like a professional photographer!
In this episode, Carl talks the Adirondacks, his best photographic moment, landscape photography tips, how to get a perfect images every time with a DSLR, HDR techniques, shooting with the moon in your landscape, panoramas and a lot more.
How are all the massive changes going on in the media world going to affect us as photographers? What does the introduction of the iPad and other tablet devices mean for us? Are we going to just look at them as tools to show our portfolios better; as a remote monitor for our HD DSLR’s, or is there an opportunity there that might really spur some photographic opportunities?