Food for Digital Thought

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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Food for digital Thought: Light In Four Part Harmony

January 10, 2014

One of my favorite topics to discuss with students taking my online PPSOP class,  and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet is the Light. Unless you’re street shooting where timing and and capturing a moment are important, Light is everything. I’ve been a student of light for as […]

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Food For digital Thought: POV

December 21, 2013

It’s amazing how often I see photos that were taken either for my online class with the PPSOP, or in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, that appear to be taken from the exact same height; that height being the distance from their eyes to the ground. In other […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Breaking The Rhythm Of A Pattern

November 20, 2013

In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, we work on using the Elements of Visual Design and composition to take our photos what I always refer to as “up a notch”. One of the basic elements of Visual Design is Pattern. […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Color Outside The Lines

October 6, 2013

Now that I’m a grandpa, I think back to the days when all of my four grown kids were young; young enough to be coloring in a coloring book. Well as it turned out, none of them ever had a coloring book…why you ask? Because I never wanted them to worry about having to color […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Perceive And Process

October 1, 2013

I teach fellow photographers how to incorporate the elements of visual design and composition into their imagery. I teach these elements at an online school called the PPSOP. I also teach same elements in the “Stretching Your Frme of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet. I’ve also started teaching a class on how to […]

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Food For Digital Thought: The Shadow Knows

August 2, 2013

When I was a young kid, the family got our first television. We would all gather around it mesmerized and completely taken in by this new form of entertainment. One of the shows we use to watch on Saturday nights was a show called The Shadow. It first was broadcasted as a radio show, and […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Take Art Classes

July 23, 2013

Over the years, I’ve had countless people from the way to young to the not that old ( me for example) ask me what photography classes should they be taking; they say this for several reasons: One being that they’ve run out of ideas since they’ve taken so many. Or, they’ve become bored with the […]

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Food For digital Thought: Can One Frame Tell The Story?

July 13, 2013

In my early days of photo-journalism, if one of my photos was used it was used one or two ways: either “Spot News Photography” or in a “Feature Story” where several photos were used that tied together to compliment the written part of the story. There was one more area called a “photo-essay”, but those […]

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