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Food for Digital Thought

From as far back as I can remember, and through all my research on the subject, I've known that people like to see people in pictures. In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops I conduct around the planet, I stress putting people into their compositions. Photos […] Read More

Food For Digital Thought: Roaming

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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, […] Read More

Food For Digital Thought: Texture

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. […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More