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Quick Photo Tip: Adding Depth To Your Photos.

In general terms, perspective refers to the relationship of objects. It’s not the definition that’s important here, what’s important is how to control perspective and use it in as a tool to make our photographs stronger. Since the camera has one eye, that being the lens, it can only see in two dimensions: height and […] Read More

Quick Photo tip: A Cheap Safari At Your Door

How many of my fellow photographers that have taken my online class with the PPSOP, or been with me in one of my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops I conduct around the planet can afford to go photograph wild animals? Probably not that many, and fewer still can get away for that long. For […] Read More

Quick Photo Tips: Plain Old Window Light

When I first started shooting, that is to actually make a living at it without a day job, I had very little equipment and no lighting whatsoever. Even if I could have afforded it, I wouldn't have known what to do with it at the time. So I'll always thank the Art Gods for including […] Read More

Quick Photo tip: Photographing Your Kids

I have four grown kids ranging from twenty-five to thirty-eight and two grand kids ages seven to nine, and have been taking pictures of them most of their lives. Not so much with my three daughters and one son as they all have "flown the coop", and leading grown up lives!!! There was a time […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Quick Photo tip: Border Patrol

One of the first posts I wrote when I started this blog (way back when) was on one of if not the most important tools my online class with the PPSOP, and in my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" workshops I conduct around the planet takes with them...my "Fifteen Point Protection Plan". This "15PPP" as […] Read More

Depending on how you look at it, shooting in winter can be fun, or not so much fun, as is the case when I shot for a drilling company's annual report to their stockholders. I was sent to Wyoming in February to shot on and around one of their deep drilling wells. I had often […] Read More

In my part II class with the PPSOP, we spend one week out of four, an entire lesson, just working on the silhouette...Why? Because they can render aid not only on a hot harsh day, but while you're waiting for the sun to come up or sticking around after it has set. So many of […] Read More

Quick Photo Tips: Lead It.

For those that  like to smoke cigars, drink a bunch of whiskey and bird hunt, or for others that would rather kill a clay pigeon, you know what I mean by "leading it". In other words don't shoot where they are, shoot where they're going to be. Well, that same thinking applies to photography...how you […] Read More

I've seen it happen all the time, and once upon a time long, long ago I was even guilty of it; as in the above photo. It's why I tell my online class with the PPSOP and in my "Stretching Your Frame of Mind" to check your frame for any of your equipment right before […] Read More