Quick Tips on Photographic Visual Story Telling

A few years ago I took a visual storytelling class for photography and I never forgot it. It has served me with a good foundation for most of my photoblog posts since – and I hope one day when I get the time to create my book, it will serve me then. For now, I would like…

Project Parallel: Global Street Scenes Through Reflections

Some of us are keenly aware of others who come into our physical space, while some of us rarely pay attention to our surroundings or the people around us. How aware are you of passersby and how often do you immediately create a story about them? In a parallel universe, what if you had a…

Grooming Oneself Towards A Veteran Status

Digital, Ricoh GR Monterosso al Mare   Veteran: Experienced through long service or practice; having served for a long period.  When I think of this US holiday called Veteran’s Day, I usually think of fallen heroes, the American flag, etc.  Not to take away from those we honor today, but this morning I thought about the meaning of the word, “veteran” and how…

There Is No Love Where There Is No Bramble

Location: Portland, Oregon Nikon FE2, 35mm Bramble: (noun) – Any rough, (usually wild) tangled prickly shrub, specifically the blackberry bush. What Do Love and Art Share in Common & Why Can’t It Just Be Easy? Falling in love is a beautiful thing, but as most of us know from experience, sustaining the relationship after the phase of…

The Happiness Barometer: It’s All About Perspective

I call these photos I took, “Remembering My Altered Perspectives”, May, 2014  Location: New York – From Manhattan To The Hudson Valley by Train (From New Adventures in Creativity With A Canon Elph Point & Shoot). NOTE: When I use the word “relationship”, I don’t only mean romantic relationships. I don’t even mean just relationships with people, but relationships with all…

How To Resolve Dilemmas Creatively & Recalibrate The Mind

Location: Oregon. My Camera: Olympus E-P2, 17mm lens   Nature As A Problem Solver What do you do when you have a problem that you can’t stop thinking about or a dilemma that you want to solve? I have always employed what I refer to as “left-brained” tactics. I would think about it over and…

The “So What?” Factor (I Do See You)

The “So What” Factor Before you post a photo, video or anything personal on social media, do you wonder if anyone will look at it besides you? If you don’t, I think you’re in the minority. When I first started out in photographic art, I shot all the time and I studied like crazy because…