≡ Menu

Personal Pearls of Wisdom

I suppose it comes from the old days, my youth, when I worked for UPI and then AP as a stringer. I was given assignments where I had a chance to roam the streets of Houston. Naturally, I also had to cover the Houston Rockets, the Astros, and the Oilers. That was fun as well, […] Read More

I've been conducting workshops since the early eighties, and over the years I've been known to occasionally spout out something fairly intelligent. These quips have morphed into what I now affectionately refer to as my "Personal Pearls of Wisdom". One of my favorites that I'm always using in my online class with the PPSOP, and […] Read More

I teach fellow photographers how to incorporate the elements of Visual Design and composition into their photography. In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops I conduct around the planet  people sometimes become complacent in their approach to their photos. They're no longer interested in being the […] Read More

One of the most important Pearls I share with my online class with the PPSOP, and with my "Stretching Your Frame Of mind" workshops I conduct around the planet is, "I don't photograph what I see, I photograph what I'd like to see". I don’t know about you, but for me it’s not often that […] Read More

One of my favorite Pearls I'm always asking my online students with the PPSOP, and my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops is, "In a perfect world, what if?". What I mean is that if they could go back and re-take a photo they submitted and they were able to do anything different that they […] Read More

Henry David Thoreau once said, "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see". This is a quote I memorized thirty years ago when while I was doing some personal research on his essay entitled Civil Disobedience. It struck me as something I had been doing all along in my photography, as […] Read More

  I'm sure a lot of you have heard this at one time or another by lots of different people. It's an important expression that's been around for a long time, and I personally have been using it since the middle eighties in my "Stretching Your Frame of mind" workshops, and in the my online […] Read More

On the beginning Friday of my four week class I teach online with the PPSOP, and the first day of my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshop I conduct around the plane, I introduce what I call my "Personal Pearls of Wisdoms". These are sayings I've created during my forty plus year career as a […] Read More

As the followers of my blog, my online students with the PPSOP, and the photographers who have attended my "Stretching your Frame of mind" workshop all know, I have a plethora of random thoughts gathered throughout my photographic and teaching career. I call these thoughts my "Personal Pearls of Wisdom". Dating back to the early […] Read More

I don't know about you, but to me, there's always a Hump of some sort to get over in my life: If it's when I'm playing poker, the first hand I win (usually after a period of really cold cards) is called the hump. Playing softball, it's the first home run. If it's eating Sushi […] Read More