Food for Digital Thought

Food For Digital Thought: Roaming

September 29, 2014

It’s interesting to note that whenever you hear the word roaming in these days of rapidly changing technology, you immediately think of your ‘Smart Phone’. Well, while that’s true, I conjure up something completely different. I think of the psychology of Gestalt, and how it plays such an important part in keeping the viewer of […]

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Food For Digital Thought: An Idiom For Photographers

September 13, 2014

Before I go any farther, let me define the word Idiom. An idiom is: (1) An expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own. (2) A form of a language that is spoken in a particular area and that uses some of […]

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Food For Digital Thought: When Do You Need a Release

July 22, 2014

I’ve been asked several times by my online students with the PPSOP, my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, and several of you that had ask me on my blog as to when you need a model release. The following is an article I had Dana Lejune (http://www.triallawyers.net/, my attorney, […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Texture

July 16, 2014

In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, I teach my fellow photographers how to incorporate the elements of visual design into their imagery. One of the basic elements is Texture. Texture, simply put refers to the surface quality of a shape. […]

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Food For digital Thought: Moving the viewer around the frame.

June 28, 2014

I teach my fellow photographers how to incorporate the elements of visual design and composition into their imagery. In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, My goal is to provide my students with an ‘Artist Palette’. On that palette are all […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Making Not Taking Pictures

June 22, 2014

If I had to name one thing that I’ve talked about the most, both in the years I’ve been teaching online with the PPOP, and in all the “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I’ve conducted around the planet, it would be that the majority of my fellow photographers ‘take’ not ‘make’ their pictures. I’ve […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Never Talk To Strangers?

May 23, 2014

I don’t know about you, but when my four kids were young, I stressed upon them (just about every day) to never talk to strangers…no matter what!!! I suppose it’s good all around advice, and you certainly can’t go wrong taking this advice, but you sure can miss out on some great portraits, especially when […]

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Food for digital Thought: 10 and 2 Light.

April 24, 2014

If you were a race driver you would immediately know what the expression ’10’ and ‘2’ meant. That’s when your left hand is at the ’10’ position on the steering wheel and your right hand is at the ‘2’ position. In the old days, this was the recommended position and all student driver classes taught […]

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Food For digital Thought: Leading The Viewer To A Payoff

March 11, 2014

In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, we work on ways to use the elements of visual design to help take our imagery what I always refer to as “Up a notch”. In my part II class, we spend a lot […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Daddy, Why Is The Sky Blue?

February 19, 2014

I don’t know if your kids or grand kids ask you question after question after question, but my kids use to all the time. I remember shooting with them early one morning and one  came up and ask me why I didn’t shoot when the sky was blue, followed quickly by the question why is […]

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