Photo Ops

AskJoeB: Would It Be More Dramatic?

October 4, 2014

Dawn is a very good shooter that recently took my “Springtime in Paris ” workshop. She sent me this photo to take a look at. and as usual, I like to put the exact message my fellow photographers send me. the reason is that so many of you out there have similar questions or have […]

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AskJoeB: What else could he have done?

July 4, 2014

As is usually the case, i like to show the actual text so that others might read it. The reason i do this is because so many of you might have similar questions or have exprienced similar situations when taking photos for yourself. Here’s what Randy had to say: “Hi Joe, Attached is a photo […]

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Quick Photo Tip: Taking Pictures of People Taking Pictures.

April 6, 2014

Maybe it’s a touch of voyeurism and maybe I’m just a people watcher who likes to observe how people go about taking pictures of each other.  Either way, it offers up a great photo opportunity. Be honest, haven’t you stopped and watched people as they photograph their friends or family? It’s one of my favorite […]

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Photo Ops: Recognizing The Moment.

March 26, 2014

I’d like to think that there’s two photographers bottled up in this mind that’s been covered over with curly whitish gray hair. One that is calculating, and always wanting to “make pictures” by scouting ahead of time to know exactly where the sun is going to come up and go down. One that wants to […]

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Anecdotes: Apache Oil and Gas Annual Report.

March 16, 2014

I just love thinking back over my forty-three year career to all the funny things that happened during some of my shoots, and I gotta tell you that there were so many that are repeatable and some not so much!!! If you’ve taken my online class with the PPSOP, or my “Stretching Your Frame of […]

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Life Before photoshop: VW Car Campaign

March 6, 2014

Well I’m back again with yet another example of what it was like when Adobe was a type of house in the Southwest part of the US. In this Life Before Photoshop post, we’ll look at how we made things look as if they were screaming down the road back before we could just do […]

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My Favorite Quotes: Henri Cartier-Bresson

March 1, 2014

I’ll occasionally pick up one of my many photo books, take it over to the couch in my studio and look at the pictures while reading the text once again. One of my favorite photographers is Henri Cartier-Bresson…the father of “The Decisive Moment”. I love reading what he had to say about his  approach to […]

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AskJoeB: What do you think of this composition and mood?

January 30, 2014

Rick sent me this photo to comment on and as usual, I like to copy and paste the actual words. I do this because there’s a lot of my fellow photographers out there that might have a similar question, or have had a similar situation come up in their photography. Here’s what he had to […]

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AskJoeB: Does it Make A Statement?

August 17, 2013

 Veronica sent me this photo and as always I like to copy exactly what each photographer had to say. I’ve found that there’s a lot of folks out there that have had similar experiences at one time or another. Here’s what she said: “I wanted to ask you if you thing that the attached picture […]

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AskJoeB: Your Thoughts

June 28, 2013

Daniel sent me this photo and asked me for “my thoughts and a critique”. I usually get more of a description and a question associated with it, but since it’s a fairly straightforward image, I can still write a critique. The first thing I want to discuss is one of the biggest areas of concern […]

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