Sorry to beat a dead horse – (no pun intended) but I want to show you this photo one more time because it gave me an idea for a teachable moment. I get lots of questions at Photofocus about story. People hear me say – “Make photographs that tell a story” and end up being […]

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The old saying goes; “A picture is worth 1000 words.” If that’s true, what words are your picture saying? And if you think of your picture as a “story,” something I strongly advocate here regularly, it might help to PRE-construct the story and THEN get the picture. Let’s start at the beginning. What is your […]

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I love working with new photographers. I recently had the honor of working with several high school students. They were excited, energetic, full of enthusiasm and willing to learn. They also brought a fresh perspective to photography that amazed me. Talking with all of them I was struck by the similarity of their questions – […]

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I have to admit, I am not much of a holiday kind of guy. To me, most holidays are days that I can’t get mail, deposit checks at my bank or get people to answer their phone when I need something. But one thing I do like about holidays is the chance to make images […]

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