Thank You For Watching

A big THANK YOU to everyone who watched the broadcast of the Boris and Nicole Show with Zendaya yesterday. Also, a big thank you to everyone who watched with me on Periscope. It was fun to share the LIVE moment with people from all over the world in that manner. If you'd like to see the Periscope broadcast you can see it on my Facebook page.

After the show, I did a presentation with 300 photographers from around the country. I thought the presentation would take an hour, but by the time the Q & A session ended it was closer to three hours. I thoroughly enjoyed every second and being able to share so much with so many.

The brand new podcast is now days away from launching and last night's presentation made me more confident that an audience is hungry for the information I have to share. A few months ago, when I decided to launch the podcast, I set a date of August 3rd, the first Monday in August to launch. I hope I can hit my goal, but stay tuned to find out.

Always dream big!



Future World Photo Tips

Have you ever watched a child look at a photograph of themselves? We've all witnessed people looking at the back of a camera or admiring a selfie after their photo has been taken, but for a child this is a deeper moment. When children look at their pictures, they are shaping how they see themselves. This is why it's important for children to see positive images of themselves and their peers. There used to be an old commercial for Sprite that said, "Image is everything," but really, self-image is everything.

I met a second family in historic Gettysburg while traveling in Pennsylvania for Future American President and asked them to be a part of the book project. As I photographed the children the younger daughter wanted to see her pictures from the back of my camera. She was too young to really understand what has going on and why this stranger was photographing her, but she knew her image was inside the black box I held in my hands, and she was excited to see them.

 This week, take the time to photograph a child that's close to you. Maybe it's your own children getting ready to enjoy summer vacation, or maybe it's a sibling, niece or nephew. As you photograph them, step back and take a moment to let them be themselves. Make these images your wide view. Your wide view photographs will show not only your subject, but all the elements around them. That modern day car or smartphone will be old relic's fifty years from now and add context to your images. Next, move in and capture the essence of your subjects. This is your mid-range shot that makes them the focus of your image, not just a part of the image like in your wide shot. Lastly, move in close and take pictures of just their face. Big faces of kids are adorable and young children usually have a lot of fun taking pictures with the camera very close to their face. Above all have fun and remember the powerful effect a great image can have on a child.

Always Dream Big

Photographed for Future American President

Photographed for Future American President