David Hume Kennerly Blog

Book Availability Update

By David Hume Kennerly | Dec 1, 2014

EXCITING NEWS!  The response to David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone has been so overwhelming that the First Edition is nearly sold out.  Here’s an update:• The Second Edition is on its way, so if your books are backordered, you should get them in time for the holidays.  And you can order any time from […] Read More

Appearing at Norman Camera on December 4

By David Hume Kennerly | Dec 1, 2014

WHO IS IN GRAND RAPIDS THURSDAY NIGHT?Besides me, that is…  Come on out for my talk for Norman Camera SEMINAR PRESENTED BY CANON EXPLORERS OF LIGHT PROGRAMDECEMBER 4, 2014 6PM-9PM AT CALVIN COLLEGE PRINCE CONFERENCE CENTERSPACE IS LIMITED!! CALL NORMAN CAMERA’S GRAND RAPIDS LOCATION AT 616-954-9920 TO RESERVE A SEAT OR SIGNUP ONLINE. ​ Column 2

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The Story Behind, “David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone.”

By David Hume Kennerly | Nov 25, 2014

In 2013, I challenged myself to take one or more good photos each day during the course of  the year. I wanted to get back to the basics of telling stories with a camera, so I pared down my formidable photo arsenal to a simple instrument: the iPhone 5s. I made that choice because it […] Read More

David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone Available Now

By David Hume Kennerly | Nov 14, 2014

Kennerly’s seventh book and first peek into his photography process is available in bookstores and online NOWSEE what all the buzz is about –READ Kathy M.Y. Pyon’s rave review in the Los Angeles Times​WATCH David share some tips from the book on Good Day L.A.​LISTEN to David on Rudy Maxa’s World on radio stations across […] Read More

My 9-11

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 11, 2014

The evening of September 10, 2001 I was having dinner with Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne in the VP residence. They were old friends from the President Ford days when I was the head White House photographer, and Dick Cheney was deputy chief of staff, then the chief after his boss Donald […] Read More

Warsaw Scenes

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 10, 2014

Here are some random snaps from my first full day in Warsaw. I strolled around the old city on a Saturday afternoon, a place jumping with tourists, and brides and grooms having their wedding photos taken, a local tradition. I came across a military ceremony that was honoring they fallen at the Tomb of the […] Read More

In the Room When Ford Pardoned Nixon

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 8, 2014

The following post contains several unpublished photos that I took of President Ford before, during, and after the pardon of Richard Nixon forty years ago today.Sunday, September 8, 1974 started off in a fairly routine fashion for President Gerald R. Ford. He attended St. John’s church just across Lafayette Square from the White House, then […] Read More

Warsaw – 39 years Later

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 7, 2014

My first trip to Poland was July 28, 1974 as President Gerald R. Ford’s White House photographer. He was the second U.S. President to visit the country, Richard Nixon was the first. Ford was given a full-on state ceremony, including a ride through the streets in an open car with Edward Gierek, First Secretary of […] Read More

The 100-Minute Photo Workout

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 3, 2014

Yesterday I gave myself a visual challenge: Shoot 20 or more unique, (and hopefully good), photos where I take pictures all the time, and do it in 100 minutes or less. (I had to be somewhere at 9 am!). This is similar to what I did every single day last year in pursuit of pictures […] Read More

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April 6. Keeping an eye on the #monarchbutterfly #chrysalis this morning, wet from the rain. Made for a good #kennerlyphotofitnessworkout pic! @totallyeffnlost @j_kennerly @nickkennerly #centerforcreativephotography #green ...

April 6. Off to an early start this rainy morning on my daily photo-a-day-during-the-plague #kennerlyphotofitnessworkout You never know what you’ll see while walking the dog, so be ready for the moment! #centerforcreativephotography @totallyeffnlost @nickkennerly @j_kennerly #photography ...

April 5. Sorry, nobody or #squirrels allowed in during this difficult period! #kennerlyphotofitnessworkout Taken this afternoon at our place in #losangeles #marvista @totallyeffnlost @nickkennerly @j_kennerly #centerforcreativephotography ...

April 4. Today I’m retooling my #kennerlyphotofitnessworkout because most of us (rightly) are staying close to home. I’ve decided to do a picture-a-day or two until the all-clear signal is sounded. My parameters for this project are simple—my photos will only be taken in and around the house, or within a two block radius. Previously my challenge to everyone, and it’s an exercise in overcoming familiarity, was to photograph things you look at everyday but don’t see. The same goes for now, particularly in this difficult period. Today I walked by a a dragon in a tree a block away. What a great way to start! So give it a try, you’ll make some good photos, and it will be your story of surviving the virus. #photography #centerforcreativephotography @totallyeffnlost @nickkennerly @j_kennerly #gregoryain ...

April 3. Exciting slow news day news! One of the caterpillars in the #milkweed bush has morphed into a #chrysalis . Should have a #monarchbutterfly emerging in a few days. I will keep you posted, knowing that you'll be on the edge of your seats waiting for the moment. Made with #canonusa #5dsr w/50mm macro. #losangeles @canonusa #centerforcreativephotography @digitalfusion_la #kennerlyphotofitnessworkout ...

Here’s something you can do while laying low...clean the wheels of your garbage can. #centerforcreativephotography #slowmo ...

The White House press photographers in an era far, far away. Every photog looking spiffy, but their irreverence still peeks through! #centerforcreativephotography ...

On the Beach. Sounds like a great book title! Oh wait, it is, by Nevil Shute about the end of the world. Taken this morning in #santamonica #california #coronavirus #covıd19 #centerforcreativephotography ...

Life among my piers. The #santamonicapier is closed until further notice. #santamonica #california #coronavirus #covıd19 #centerforcreativephotography ...

An overt case of optimism at #panchosmanhattanbeach today. Must have believed Trump, or maybe they are talking 3/31/21? Sorry for everyone that this won’t be happening anytime soon. #manhattanbeach #california ...

Ghost pier. The famous #manhattanbeachpier is closed, as are the surrounding beaches due to the #coronavirus This is the first time that I've ever seen it devoid of people. #manhattanbeach #california ...

This guy is turning into my new favorite photo subject, plus he’s in the yard right outside my office window. A #monarchcaterpillar taken this morning with my #canon5dsr using a 50mm macro lens. @canonusa #canonusa #5dsr #centerforcreativephotography #marvista ...

Is this a #coronavirus plant? Everything I see is going viral! #centerforcreativephotography ...

A positive message from one of our neighborhood’s kids. #staystrong #thinkpositive #marvista #losangeles #centerforcreativephotography ...

A little something from my archive taken 54 years ago in 1966 of an anxious den mother and some popsicle-stick wielding #cubscouts. Amazing what you can find when you have the time. #centerforcreativephotography ...

My new local go-to coffee spot, and it’s great! @alanascoffee located at 12511 Venice Blvd. one block west of Centinela. Have a crazy-good cappuccino along with your social distancing that is meticulously practiced at #alanascoffeeroaster #marvista ...

A #monarchbutterfly #caterpiller (Danaus plexippus) in the backyard today. Something upbeat and slow-breaking! #nature #beauty #centerforcreativephotography #iphone11pro ...

A @cnn graphic that appeared a few minutes ago using my exclusive portrait of Pres. Trump that has been their go-to picture of him since his election in 2016. Words, (and photographs), matter. #cnn @cnnpolitics #centerforcreativephotography ...

My mother Joanne Hume Kennerly would have been 96 today, that's her on the left. She passed away in 2005. This photo of four of my favorite people on the planet, mom, President Ford, Mrs. Ford, and my dad, O.A. “Tunney “ Kennerly was taken at my home in Washington DC’s Georgetown when my parents and the Fords stopped by to celebrate my 29th birthday on March 9, 1976. Mrs. Ford good humoredly referred to herself as my, "other mom," so how lucky was I to have them both there? Sadly they are all gone now, but their memories will live forever. #family #love #geraldrford #bettyford #centerforcreativephotography ...

Lucy’s riding out the crisis the best way she knows how, and is keeping her distance. #losangeles #coronavirus #socialdistancing #dog #centerforcreativephotography ...

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