Teaching Tolerance Recognizes Excellence in Teaching

Please take a moment to view the profiles of these two fantastic teachers who were recently recognized by Teaching Tolerance as among the five best teachers in the nation. I was asked to spend a day in their Oregon and Wisconsin classrooms to document their approach to teaching and their thoughts about how to create…

Teaching Tolerance Award Winning Teachers

Teaching Tolerance Award Winning Teachers

        Here are three examples of the type of person our society should hold in high regard. They aren’t reality show stars or entertainers. They are some of the finest teachers in our country. Devoted, passionate and determined to inspire. They don’t make a lot of money, but they make our society…

SPLC Video looks at Skinheads

I’m proud to have worked for many years now with the Southern Poverty Law Center. You will not find a more devoted organization intent on challenging (in print and in court) the world of hate, inequality and racism. They continually produce award winning publications, films and videos. Many of the informational videos, like this one,…

Behind Scenes on Time Mag’s Person of the Year shoot

This is a wonderfully produced, behind-the-scenes look at how TIME magazine photographer Peter Hapak photographed the portraits of Occupiers for the year end, Person of the Year issue. As you all know, the coveted Person of the Year was “The Protester.” Todd Bigelow Photography

Basic Lighting Setup

I frequently get a number of questions from young photographers and students asking about lighting set-ups. Check out this basic lighting set-up tutorial. It’s geared toward a video set-up (which is great), but the fundamentals are obviously applicable to still shoots as well (with the obvious difference being that video is primarily lit with tungsten…