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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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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Food For Digital Thought: Daddy, Why Is The Sky Blue?

February 19, 2014

I don’t know if your kids or grand kids ask you question after question after question, but my kids use to all the time. I remember shooting with them early one morning and one  came up and ask me why I didn’t shoot when the sky was blue, followed quickly by the question why is […]

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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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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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Personal Pearls Of Wisdom: More Shots Per Hour.

January 25, 2014

One of my all time favorite Pearls of Wisdom” is one that I’ve been saying both in my almost three years of teaching my online class with the PPSOP, and the thirty years of conducting my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind”  workshops around the planet…more shots per hour. One of the things that stands out […]

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Life Before Photoshop: Fine Dining

January 20, 2014

Here’s another photo in my ongoing category to show those of my fellow photographers how it was when Adobe was a type of house prevalent in the Southwest. Both in my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, the vast majority of my […]

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My Favorite Quotes: Kenny Rodgers

January 15, 2014

Ok, you’re asking yourself what Kenny Rodgers (a well known CW singer from the past) might have said that has stuck with me and became a euphemism that applies to my Photography. In the song “The Gambler”, Kenny Rodgers sang these lyrics: You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold them, […]

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Food for digital Thought: Light In Four Part Harmony

January 10, 2014

One of my favorite topics to discuss with students taking my online PPSOP class,  and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet is the Light. Unless you’re street shooting where timing and and capturing a moment are important, Light is everything. I’ve been a student of light for as […]

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