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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AskJoeB: What do you think?

May 6, 2014

I was recently sent this photo to comment on. As usual I like to share what the photography said. Several of my fellow photographers may have a similar question or may have encountered a similar situation. In this case Joe was right to the point when asking what I thought about this image. He merely […]

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Student Work: February PPSOP Class

April 30, 2014

I love to showcase the photos from my online class with the PPSOP, and my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops I conduct around the world. My online class is four weeks in length, and my workshops range from one week to twelve days. In both cases I show my fellow photographers how to incorporate […]

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Food for digital Thought: 10 and 2 Light.

April 24, 2014

If you were a race driver you would immediately know what the expression ’10′ and ’2′ meant. That’s when your left hand is at the ’10′ position on the steering wheel and your right hand is at the ’2′ position. In the old days, this was the recommended position and all student driver classes taught […]

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Life Before Photoshop: Sam Houston Raceway

April 12, 2014

  I love to write these posts because they take me back to the really fun times in Photography when we had to figure things out without the use of a computer; when Adobe was a type of housing in the Southwest. Personal computers were a thing of the future and the only time I […]

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AskJoeB: Which one works the best?

April 12, 2014

For those of you that follow and enjoy these posts from AskJoeB, you’ll know that I like to let my fellow photographers read what each person had to say when they submit. I’ve found that other people have had the same experiences or have at one time or another similar questions. Here’s what Valeriano had […]

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Quick Photo Tip: Taking Pictures of People Taking Pictures.

April 6, 2014

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 […]

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