Did it Do it

Did It Do It: Did It Show A New Way Of Looking At Ordinary Ideas?

March 31, 2014

This is another point on my did it do it list of twelve reasons why a photo works. Did it show a new way of looking at ordinary ideas? These are not rules, since I don’t like rules. Rules are a hindrance and can and will get in the way of those creative juices. They’re […]

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Did it do it: Did It Have Energy?

November 19, 2013

This is my tenth submission in my category I call Did It Do It. These aren’t rules that you have to live by, as you followers of my blog know I don’t like rules. It just good advise from someone that has been thinking about them for a very, very long time. I call this […]

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Did It Do It: Did It Show Pre-Visualization

August 7, 2013

This is the eight post in my series I call “did It Do It”. These are meant solely as guidelines to help in our thought process when we’re composing the elements that will end in a competed photo. They’re not rules, as anyone that reads my blog can attest to the fact that I don’t […]

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Did It Do It: Did It Have Balance Part II

April 18, 2013

In my first post on “did it have balance”, I talked about creating Balance in your photos. Every shape, color value, line, areas of mass, (for example a building, tree, people, etc.), provides weight that when arranged correctly in your composition provides a way to pull the viewer throughout the frame, creating a feeling of […]

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Did It Do It: Did It Have Balance.

March 26, 2013

For the past three years, I’ve been teaching an online class with the PPSOP, and since the early eighties I been conducting workshops (notably with Maine Media and Santa Fe) as well as my personal workshops around the planet. My workshop is about “Stretching Your Frame of Mind”, and besides showing photographers how to incorporate […]

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Did It Do It: Did It Have A Center Of Interest?

November 18, 2012

This is the sixth in my series I call “did it do it”. In each of my online classes I teach every month with the PPSOP, and also with my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshop I conduct around the planet, I pass out this list of twelve suggestions to create stronger images and take […]

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Did It Do It: Did It Have Visual Interest?

August 25, 2012

This is the fifth post in my series, “Did it do it“. I call this one, “Did it have visual interest”? One of the ongoing issues I have with my online students with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops is that they won’t always be around to explain their thinking […]

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Did It Do It: Did It Do What You Intended?

April 21, 2012

This is the third post in a series I call “Did it do it“. In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct, I talk about my “Did it do it” list for creating good photos with strong compositions. These aren’t rules (followers of my blog […]

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Did It Do It: Did It Tell The Story You Wanted?

April 20, 2012

This is the third of twelve posts I’ve written on what I refer to as my “Did It Do It” list for good composition and ultimately/hopefully/usually ends up as a good photo. I pass this out as soon as I can to my students so they can get a handle on it and start incorporating […]

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Did It do It: “Did it Convince the Viewer?”

March 2, 2012

This is the second post in the series of twelve I call “did it do it”, a guideline for good photographic composition. I call this one “did it convince the viewer”? So many photographers don’t take the time to put their idea down in such a way as to convince the viewer that the photo […]

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