Reaching for the night sky.

Some of you might not know this about me, but back in the day I studied astronomy at the University of Manitoba.  There was of course the necessary prerequisite knowledge that we studied in the lecture hall, but as we got further into the program we were able to literally take our studies to the stars.

Twice a week I would head out with a team of students to the Glenlea Astronomical Observatory to log time on an immense telescope pointed at the dark night sky.  …

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  • WayneMay 9, 2016 - 1:12 pm

    Whoa! That’s cool! I had no idea about this about you.ReplyCancel

Announcement: New partnership with Offset for license management.

Winter in Winnipeg is dark and cold – a season that is characterized by a natural tendency to quietly retreat.  The seasonal cycle of change influences the way we live our day-to-day lives, and each season tends to strike a balance with its counterpart: long summer days contrast with long winter nights, and the new life of spring contrasts with the necessary death of fall.  So too are our lives influenced by our environment: summer encouraging extroverted…

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  • Lindsay Marie MulhollandMay 4, 2016 - 11:26 am

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    David, this is awesome! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy QuiringMay 4, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    So proud of you. CongratulationsReplyCancel

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    This is huge!! Congratulations!!ReplyCancel

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A promo video of sorts for the Idea Spark iOS app.

I’ve been thinking of doing a promo video showcasing the Idea Spark iOS app for a while, but I just couldn’t decide how I wanted to do it.  The current trend amongst startups is to release glossy marketing videos with upbeat music, but in all honesty I am personally very tired of this sort of communication between creators and their customers.  Seeing something generic like that has very little impact on my own saturated senses, and I figure I’m not the only…

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2015: A year of valleys and peaks.

2015: it has been a year of deep valleys and high peaks for me, both literally and figuratively.

It began in the hospital, at the bedside of someone I deeply care for.  Here, winter and spring blurred by slowly in a haze of emotion, my life taking on a holding pattern as I entered a full-time support role for those around me.  The next thing I knew, it was summer.  At this point, the health challenges still had not gone away, but they had changed and those of us intimately…

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  • DanielJanuary 19, 2016 - 11:08 am

    Beautiful story. It’s really nice to hear about some of the lowlights too…makes me feel less alone in some of my own struggles. Looking forward to what the next year brings!ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaJanuary 30, 2016 - 2:17 pm

    What dynamic images! I followed you on your bike tour on Instagram, and can’t wait to see the rest of the images on here…this is a nice tease but I know you’ve got more. For now, I’ll just subscribe to your newsletter and keep an eye out. 🙂

    Happy 2016!ReplyCancel

Christmas is coming, and wintery greeting cards are flying out of the workshop.

It seems a lot of people still love sending print Christmas cards, and it makes me glad to know that I’m not the only one!  I am humbled by the amount orders and requests I’ve received regarding print products over the past weeks – thanks to each and every one of you who thought of me and value that which I create. Personally, I have been loving the opportunity to work with my hands and turn photos into tactile treasures for you.

A couple weeks ago, I had received an …

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  • AndreaNovember 28, 2015 - 10:19 pm

    So beautiful! (the products AND the photos. That fox…!)ReplyCancel

  • HenkNovember 30, 2015 - 1:48 pm

    I thought you were supposed to use Canada Post and not fly them yourself?ReplyCancel

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    Ha! It’s a team effort.ReplyCancel

Autumn Meets Winter – a postcard from Waterton.

Autumn meets winter as an early October snowfall dusts the trees at a higher elevation in Waterton Lakes National Park.

West to Waterton and beyond.”  This phrase has been written on my fridge in colorful magnetic letters ever since I first visited Waterton Lakes National Park three years ago, and I have returned every year since.

Every time I return to this special piece of land it is spectacular in a different way.  Being much more off the beaten path than…

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  • GeoffOctober 9, 2015 - 5:02 pm

    This is stunning!! I love when the snow dusts the trees!ReplyCancel

  • DavidOctober 9, 2015 - 7:06 pm

    Totally Geoff! It’s such a fleeting and beautiful moment.ReplyCancel

  • LucasOctober 11, 2015 - 9:07 am

    Great moment!ReplyCancel



David Quiring is a photographer and writer hailing from the prairies of central Canada. David is drawn to the wild places of the world with a deep interest for understanding the greater ecosystem in which we are all part; translating his direct experience into a shared narrative with camera and pen always in tote.

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