Craft&Vision | A Deeper Frame | eBook Review

 

 

Craft & Vision A Deeper Frame

 

 

After almost close to 6 months of hibernation from the e-book world David Du Chemin is back with a beautiful “Craft&Vision” ebook called – “A DEEPER FRAME“. David has been the man behind the mantra – “gear is good vision is better” – and does utilize it in a right way to communicate through easily affordable ebooks and blog posts to motivate people to chase vision than trail in the megapixel race.

In the new book David talks about creating an intimacy in the image and bringing in the viewers attraction into ones images using the concept of depth. A deeper frame is a very well structured book categorizing various aspects of showcasing depth in an image. It may be using the field of view or composition or use of color or use of emotions or in many ways times the use of light whilst framing a subject. Some of the concepts that David talks about in the book are something which are used by many artists and  painters in their art work. What makes this book really worth a grab is the ready to refer type illustrations for each of the 7 techniques mentioned in the book as well as the book in itself is a very small with 23 wide spread pages making it a quick ready and easy to adopt.

There’s the usual slew of first week discounts: For the first five days only, if you use the promotional code DEEP4 when you checkout, you can have the PDF version of A Deeper Frame for only $4 OR use the code DEEP20 to get 20% off when you buy 5 or more PDF ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST July 2nd, 2011.

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Wishing David a speedy recovery from his epic jump in Italy!

Some of my images which i felt suited the bill and felt would share it with fellow readers.

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Can an image convey a mood or emotion ?

Ramanagara Egyptian Vulture

 

Quite some time back a friend of mine from office and self had a discussion about my images and my type of photography and during the course of the discussion i was being told that i have a unique style of photography that i showcase into my images. I rejected that statement at the very moment as i am of a firm believer of the fact that it takes ages if not for months for a photographer to establish his identity and sort of have his signature and stampmark all over his images and that something which can be recognized by anyone and everyone.  While confronting these thoughts, i was told that usually my images have the sense of the number one. Upon digging it further i got to hear that the bird/mammal or any scape that i have photographed have a sense of mood embedded in it which depict the state of mind of a person. It depicts a sense of loneliness ? a sense of calmness ? a sense of waiting ? a sense of solitude ? a sense of being away from the crowd ? a sense of a subject in its dreams ?

Right from that day till now i have been trying to go back to my archive and look back at my images specially the ones which i term as my favorites (which very less people might/would like) actually end up depicting one or the other state of mind jotted down above. At times i find it hard to relate why i shot a particular image like that or may be its the way i see things but it seems to have happened and it continues to happen as some of my recent images also has shown that signs. I do admit am an aquarian and live my life in a dreamworld where everything lies in imagination and being separated from the crowd trying to prove and become something.

What ever is being said or done about a particular style of photography and the form which some individuals use it to represent colors, relation between the subjects, abstraction, moment, etc – for me i had always been and will always continue to approach a photograph in a way that it at the very instant of seeing shows the state of mind of either the subject or depicts a type of mood. One reason why i like and love B&W photographs is because thanks to all the color elements being taken away, it ends up with lots of tones and each shift in contrast and brightness and composition conveys a different mood all together.

So having said all that i shall leave you with some of my favorite images shot which i feel suits the bill in the context and which i term as some of my favorites due to obvious reasons.

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Challenges In Life

Himalayan IbexEvery morning when an Ibex wakes up in the Spiti valley, it has just one thing to worry about – to spend its life amidst the challenging and the most difficult terrain of the valley in an attempt to keep itself and its family safe from the predator in form of the Snowleopard.

Every morning when a Snowleopard wakes up in the Spiti valley, it has just one thing to worry about – how to strategise its life amidst the challenging and the most difficult terrain of the valley in an attempt to kill a Ibex and feed itself and its family.

This is exactly the same case with all of us also. We are like the ibex which wake up in morning and we race against time doing all that we can to be happy for self and also ensure our family and near and dear ones are safe and win over Life. But life on other hand has a different story defined for us everyday and we dont know when we see the good or bad side of it each day. Each of these is defined by what we all term as “Destiny”.  Everyone knows we cant win against life and all that we manage to do is to survive yet another day in a challenge against life.  The difficulties we face can be in form of personal life, professional life, and anything and everything but its we who have to wake up to a new morning and decide how we tackle it. Some of us are crippled against it and some of us well prepared for the battle. Eventually its just the “survival of fittest”.

Just hoping that the almighty or supreme power gives us all that we need to face the challenges offered by life and get us going.

Few more images after the break . . .

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2010 – A YEAR IN THE JOURNEY

PS: Firstly let me warn you that this will be a slightly longer post comprising of more number of images and words than what I usually post on my blog.

To begin with 2010 was a year of surprises for me both with regard to the number of last minute travels i did and the type of photography portfolio i built up. The year started with a small addition to my JTN website in form of “People & Places” gallery but i hardly got time to update the gallery with images on a frequent basis. This year was a mixture of dedicated Landscape, Travel, Wildlife photography and i attended couple of (non-nature/non-travel related) workshops which i really wanted to attend as i wanted to extend my portfolio there as well.  JTN website faced a serious web attack during mid 2010 after which it had to go under axe for some of its front end features which it is still not able to recover. But i promise all your JTN viewers a brand new and replenished JTN portal coming your way in 2011 – with more images, tutorials, photoessays, stories and the usual rants and cribs here and there about the state affairs of photography and photobusiness in our country.

So without further delay let me take you through the year 2010 and some images that i made during those month.

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December 2010 Wallpaper and Calendar | Elephant Scape from Corbet

I know all of you were wondering where November 2010 Wallpaper and Calendar went missing, I have to confess and admit that I was left handicapped with no digital tools…

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