David duChemin - May 2016

A few photos from our 2016 event


All images © Copyright Harry Johnson.

The day's program:

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Registration

Morning Program


Session One

The Vision-Driven Photographer

David begins the day with an inspiring discussion of his photographs, and his journey as a photographer, before talking about the role of photographic vision and what it means to recognize, explore, and develop the way we see. 


Coffee Break (refreshments provided)

Session Two 

Light, Lines, and Moments

Vision is important, but it needs to be expressed: how well we do that depends not on how well we use the buttons and dials on the camera, but on how well we use our raw materials: light, lines, and moments. This discussion about composition and storytelling will free you from the so-called rules and encourage you to take a new look at the visual language.


Approximately 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break (delegates responsible for their own lunch; there are numerous restaurant options within walking distance)

Afternoon Program


Session Three

Making the Image - Creativity and the Camera

Photographs are made, not taken, and this session is a candid talk about the creative process and the way we build a photograph.


Coffee Break (refreshments provided)

Session Four

Vision and Voice - The Digital Darkroom

There are three images that go into the final photograph - the one the photographer envisions, the one she makes with her camera, and the one that gets refined in the digital darkroom. How well we do the latter two determines how close that final image expresses the first. Join David as he walks us through his vision-driven workflow. 


Closing remarks