Food For Digital Thought: When Do You Need a Release

July 22, 2014

I’ve been asked several times by my online students with the PPSOP, my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, and several of you that had ask me on my blog as to when you need a model release. The following is an article I had Dana Lejune (http://www.triallawyers.net/, my attorney, […]

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Food For Digital Thought: Texture

July 16, 2014

In my online class with the PPSOP, and in my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the planet, I teach my fellow photographers how to incorporate the elements of visual design into their imagery. One of the basic elements is Texture. Texture, simply put refers to the surface quality of a shape. […]

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Anecdotes: The Circus

July 10, 2014

Texas Monthly Magazine, based in Austin, sent me to do a photo story on the clowns of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus. I spent a week backstage in Houston at what use to be called the …and a week in Buffalo. It was a great, once in a lifetime assignment since I always […]

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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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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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