David duChemin’s “Ten” is free

David duChemin has made his first eBook, titled Ten free. He describes it as:

The premise is simple, if photographers could cut through the noise and work on their craft without being bombarded with the need to buy more gear, and the newest and shiniest, we’d become better at our craft and create more compelling images. TEN is exactly what it says it is, an exploration of ten techniques and ideas that can improve any photographer’s work.

It’s a great book and a great introduction to Craft & Vision for those that haven’t purchased an eBook from them before.

On supporting photographers you admire

CJ Chilvers over at A Lesser Photographer:

I’m a member at several websites and I buy self-published books from others, because I believe in what they do and I want to support them.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a great tradition of doing this at popular photography sites, because most readers are used to the intrusive ads and over-the-top affiliate sales techniques.

Massimo Vignelli makes books

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Beautiful video about Massimo Vignelli’s approach to book design. I love seeing how people do their craft and it’s particularly inspiring to see the care and patience he takes. Inspirational.

The video was created by Pentagram for the “What Will You Make Today?” campaign from Mohawk Paper.

A Visual Compendium of Cameras

PopChartLab has a pretty cool 18″ x 24″ poster called A Visual Compendium of Cameras:

A meticulously illustrated catalog of 100 landmark cameras, culled from over a century of photographic history, depicting both professional and consumer models and tracing photography’s history from the first models to today’s digital wonders.

Yours for US$27 for the print only or $112 framed. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find shipping prices to Australia on the website. I guess they’ll show after I’ve put in my credit card, so no-go for me.

Gallery Show “Sculpture” by Joseph Linaschke

Joseph Linaschke’s recent series of nudes titled “Sculpture” is beautiful. The images look almost like marble sculptures and have a very poetic feeling about them. I’d love to see the prints in person. They must look amazing at the huge size he’s printed them. Some are over a metre and a half on the long side!

In this article, Joseph explains the post-processing process he followed to acheive the results. Fascinating.