How to Create an Iconic Image: With David duChemin

DSC_7036-EditedFew weeks back, I got a great opportunity to attend a photography workshop taught by David duChemin, the best selling author of photography book Within The Frame. In this all day seminar, David talked a lot about vision and how to communicate it vision. This was a very enlightening and inspirational talk.

During this workshop I also got a chance to interview David duChemin backstage and talk about creating an iconic image.

Let’s Welcome David duChemin

If you have not been following David duChemin, you have been missing a lot. David duChemin is an internationally acclaimed humanitarian photographer and best-selling author of book Within The Frame.

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Learn More from David duChemin

David has written a lot about vision and translating the vision. Below are few places where you can learn more from David duChemin

Many Many eBooks

David has written a bunch of eBook that are very thought-provoking. These books have filled with some very rich quality content. Every few months David churns out an eBook or so. His eBooks range from advice on improving photography without buying any new photography gear, understanding creativity and his process of photography and printing. Some of these books have content worth 100+ pages. At $5 these eBook are absolutely a steal.

Here are some of them:

  1. TEN – This 32 page eBook gives you ten solid steps to take on your photographic journey. Each of this step comes with creative exercises… and all of this without buying any new gear. Learn more here.
  2. Drawing the Eye – This book teaches how to manage your viewers attention and drive it to the right places by using concepts like visual mass and visual pull. Understanding how eye moves and what you can do to change this, will help you to create a better image. You can find more information about this book here.
  3. Inspired Eye – This two part discussion is about learning the creative process as it related to photographers. Understand how we create and what drives us is a great asset an artist can have. Here’s more information.
  4. Vision – Driven Photographer – Photography begins with vision and understanding it. This ebook gives valuable advice on how to identify and redefine your vision.  Read more..

There are about 30 eBooks that are available for $5 each on Craft&Vision.com. Many of them written by David duChemin, others written by other quality photographers. Visit Craft&Vision to see all these eBook.

Photography Books

Besides these eBooks, David has also written photography books like Within The Frame, VisionMongers, Vision and Voice and his latest upcoming book Photographically Speaking.

More pictures from the workshop

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David explained that photography is really matching three images. One in your brain, one that camera sees and then one that you really want. When all these match, that’s when a great photo is produced.

DSC_7025-Edited Before clicking that button, look inside and see what you really want to create. Ask questions like why am I taking this photo? What do I want to from this image?

DSC_7033-EditedIn this image, David explains the post processing process and that it is important to ask those question again and remember what you wanted to achieve, before rushing into post processing.

Thank you for your time David

Thank you David for spending so much time with me and for answering unending questions.

If you want to learn more from David duChemin you can look at his eBooks, or visit his blog and follow him on twitter @pixelatedimage

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