Sir Ken Robinson Portrait Photo Shoot

Sir Ken Robinson Portrait Photo Shoot

After shooting the wonderfully brilliant and innovative Sir Ken Robinson for Costco Connection magazine earlier in the summer, Ken reached out and asked if I’d be interested in shooting portraits for him to use at conferences and education symposiums that he speaks at around the world. Of course, I agreed. Sir Ken is a pleasure…

Develop Tube a Great Resource for Teaching

In today’s climate, photojournalists have so many different looks. There’s the classic photojournalist look with five day growth, worn jeans and a look of fatigue from traveling the world. Then there’s the tech look comprised of a plaid, untucked shirt, old school Converse and hip, black eyeglasses demanded on days when we look dumbfounded at…

“In Theory” vs Degree’s of Experience

“In Theory” vs Degree’s of Experience

Too much emphasis in education is placed on degrees meant to indicate levels of excellence. Institutions love degrees for what they imply, yet so many professors teach from a purely theoretical perspective gained from lots of textbooks, but they lack themost beneficial perspective gained only from practical experience. I’ve been asked to teach a PJ…

Pomp & Circumstance: The Future for Photojournalism Grads

Pomp & Circumstance: The Future for Photojournalism Grads

I’ve seen a lot of really talented, young photographers coming out of various colleges and universities in the past few years, their portfolios showcasing meaningful images of social concern such as poverty and drug use. Their slick, digital portfolios transition from classic reportage to subtle portraiture and on to sports related imagery effortlessly as soft…

Thoughts on a FURLOUGH Day

As a part time lecturer in Photojournalism and Visual Communication at a state university where furlough days are mandatory, here’s how I have come to think of the word (read the one word definitions as a sentence for a fuller picture) F– Frenetically U– Unbelievable R– Remedial L– Losing O– Opportunity U– Unless G– Governor…

Canonizing Michael Jackson

Canonizing Michael Jackson

The sadness and feelings of despair have invaded the deepest part of me. It is hard to concentrate on anything else but the loss I, like millions of others, am enduring. How will we function now? What will fill the void? We’ve all suffered losses in the past, but this seems particularly hard to overcome….