Food For digital Thought: Moving the viewer around the frame.

June 28, 2014

I teach my fellow photographers how to incorporate the elements of visual design and composition into their imagery. In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, My goal is to provide my students with an ‘Artist Palette’. On that palette are all […]

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Student Work: April PPSOP Class.

June 22, 2014

I’m especially proud and impressed by the number of really good photos from this class. It was a great four weeks, and every day I saw in all my fellow photographer’s work how much their thought process, their approach to “making not taking pictures”, and how their eye was progressing. In both my online class […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Making Not Taking Pictures

June 22, 2014

If I had to name one thing that I’ve talked about the most, both in the years I’ve been teaching online with the PPOP, and in all the “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I’ve conducted around the planet, it would be that the majority of my fellow photographers ‘take’ not ‘make’ their pictures. I’ve […]

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Life Before Photoshop: Hawaii for United Air Lines

June 16, 2014

In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, I’m always showing examples of my work to make a point or to illustrate one of the elements of Visual Design that we work on from day to day. A lot of my examples […]

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My Favorite Quotes: Marcel Proust

June 10, 2014

Here’s a quote written by Marcel Proust, a French Novelist that lived in the late 19th century and early 20th. In my English Literature class we touched on his writings, but it wasn’t until I started teaching online with the PPSOP, and conducting my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops that I happened upon one […]

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AskJoeB: What do you think?

June 4, 2014

Joe sent me this photo to take a look at. He simply said, “What do you think”? The first thing I see is the light. In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the, I’m always saying to my fellow photographers that light is […]

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Personal Pearls of Wisdom: Weird Is A Good Thing.

May 29, 2014

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, […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Never Talk To Strangers?

May 23, 2014

I don’t know about you, but when my four kids were young, I stressed upon them (just about every day) to never talk to strangers…no matter what!!! I suppose it’s good all around advice, and you certainly can’t go wrong taking this advice, but you sure can miss out on some great portraits, especially when […]

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Anecdotes: Josephine

May 17, 2014

One of my favorite posts to write is about all the funny stories that have happened to me during my forty year career as a advertising and corporate photographer. During that time I also shot a lot of Pro Bono photography for various organizations. I was always eager to help out if it could make […]

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Student Work: Colors and Letters

May 11, 2014

I teach a four week online course with the PPSOP, and I also conduct my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops around the planet. I teach people how to incorporate the elements of Visual Design into their imagery. I also give my fellow photographers weekly assignments to work on for a number of reasons. One […]

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