Quick Photo Tips

Quick Photo Tip: Taking Pictures of People Taking Pictures.

April 6, 2014

Maybe it’s a touch of voyeurism and maybe I 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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Quick Photo tip: Border Patrol

February 24, 2014

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 […]

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Quick Photo tip: Baby It’s Cold Outside!!!

February 9, 2014

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 […]

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Quick Photo Tip: Silhouettes Are Good For You.

February 4, 2014

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 […]

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Quick Photo Tips: Lead It.

December 26, 2013

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 […]

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Quick Photo Tip: Keep Your Equipment Out of Your Composition.

November 15, 2013

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 […]

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Quick Photo Tip: The horizon Line

September 16, 2013

Here’s a really quick tip that will help you take your photos what I refer to as “up a notch”. It may be written as a quick tip, but I assure you that it’s anything but quick. I say that because it’s one of the biggest problems my online students with the PPSOP and in […]

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Quick Photo Tip: Using Leading Lines

September 6, 2013

I teach fellow photographers how to incorporate the elements of visual design into their photos. Both 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 keep the viewer sticking around and becoming an active part in our photos. […]

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Quick Photo Tip: Taking The JoeB Challenge

September 1, 2013

As most people that either follow my blog, or have taken one of my online classes with the PPSOP, or have attended my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshop will tell you, I’m a firm believer in creating photos in the camera, and by doing so it will make you a stronger more rounded photographer. […]

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Quick Photo Tip: Walk Them Through The Light.

July 28, 2013

A good way to incorporate action with nice late or early light is to have your subject walk through an area that consists of a small or dappled area of light while you’re shooting. Easier said than done you say? Not if you set it up ahead of time. As I tell my fellow photographers […]

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