My Favorite Quotes: Ansel Adams

August 9, 2014

Ever since I started teaching workshops, back in 1984, I’ve collected quotes written by various artists. Whether they were photographers, painters, writers, musicians is of no relevance. The important thing to me is that they are artists, and at the top of their game in their respected fields.; of course the quote has to deal […]

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Workshop Stuff: Eiffel Tower Exhibition

August 3, 2014

In my recent Springtime in Paris workshop, that incidentally was a huge success, I had ask the class to photograph the Eiffel Tower sometime during the week. Since it’s the most iconic structure in France, or any country for that matter, I thought it might be fun to have a juried exhibition and award a […]

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Workshop: “Springtime in Paris”

July 31, 2014

I recently returned from my annual ‘springtime” workshop. This year it was in Paris, France and I have to say that it’s one of my favorite cities in the world for photo ops, good wine and food. Being around a group of good shooters doesn’t hurt, and seeing so many again from previous workshops is […]

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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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