Lessons

Throughout the years, I have created some blogs that represent journals, photography and conflict.

Please find the Blog below that suits your interest. I have published many articles,videos and photography lessons.

Crossing Borders Project Blog: On this blog are the voices who particapated in the project workshops. and their representation in the form of a short video. The videos are created using the participants images along with their narrated story. I also include videos that people in other cultures have made to generate their voices. This is all about Crossing Borders

After The War Blog: Is all about photjournalism and journalism issues and concerns. This blog has published articles that I have written referencing current conflict and analysis, videos from conflict areas, and journalism reference links. This is where I release my journalistic curiosity.

Through The Lens Blog: Is all about photography, articles, and lessons.

Workshops: There is where you can find out information, dates and prices to the workshops that I offer.

Here are some links to several Photography Lessons and Articles but not complete that I have written, I have great tips and tricks to make better photographs!

Always remember, that you need to practice, practice and practice some more. As you go along, you will become accustomed to how your camera works, how to work with light and people, in different situations. You will also gain "your own style" and discover what types of images you appreciate taking. Photography is supposed to be fun, not a bore, enjoy your time practicing.

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F-16 Rules and Apertures Working with Apertures and the F-16 Rule
The larger the aperture in a camera is the hole or opening through which light travels this part of the camera is called an iris.  

Censorship, the Media and the Lack of Information
13 May 2011, Italy - The Internet was a main source in organizing the dates, times and places for the demonstrations in almost all of the Middle East uprisings. As a result, Libya has blocked all social networking sites...

Tips on How to Use our Disposable Camera
We have been distributing quite a few cameras lately without conducting our famous workshop to offer tips in person regarding the camera.

Documentary Photography Lesson 1
Documentary photography is often used to incite political and social change due to its ability to capture the “true” nature of an image or location.

Documentary Photography Lesson 2
"In documentary photojournalism, it is wrong to alter the content of a photograph in any way (electronically, or in the darkroom) that deceives the public." ...

Ethics and Creditibility
"We have many problems in journalism today that threaten our profession and in fact threaten the Constitution of our country. Photo-ops, lack of access to news events...

Ethics in the Age of Digital Photography
In one of the early Digital Conferences, the Rev. Don Doll, S.J. pointed out that there are degrees of changes that can be done electronically to a photograph. There are technical changes that deal only with the aspects of photography that make the photo more readable...

Four Easy Steps to Lean Panning
Have you ever tried to take photographs of moving subjects and everything always came out blurry?  Have you ever wondered how the sports and war photographers capture crisp images of the subject, while the background has movement or blur?

Henri Cartièr-Bresson
Henri Cartièr-Bresson was considered the father of modern photojournalism. He used the 35mm format, and mastered candid photography. He helped develop street photography or “real life reportage”

Holga Camera
The Holga camera is an inexpensive medium format “toy camera” made in China.  The camera is known for generating pictures of blur, leaking light, distortions and vignetting

Photojournalism Code of Ethics
Visual journalists operate as trustees of the public. Our primary role is to report visually on the significant events and varied viewpoints in our common world. Our primary goal is the faithful and comprehensive depiction of the subject at hand.

Photojournalism: Ethics and Personal Taste
Honest photographs can have an ethical dimension when it concerns the personal ethics of the photographer. Did the photographer violate some ethical standard in the process of making the picture?

Photojournalism and Visual Lies
It is time to get back to the theme of this report - the ethics involved with the use of computers to process images....

Propaganda and Historical Events
History is defined as, “a record of narrative description of past events”, “all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; or images; a body of knowledge”

Street Photography: Lesson 1 What is Street Photography?
To answer the question “What is street photography?” is quite simple yet complex.  It is taking images in public places, like a part, an urban setting, a small town, conventions; public places that the photographer chooses to take images.

Street Photography and camera's
Normally, in street photography, the photographer wants a natural look of the environment.  You don't want to pull out your 24-70 mm lens when trying to create the natural environment because it grabs too much attention!

Street Photography Tips 

Visual Journalists Operate as Trustees
Visual journalists operate as trustees of the public. Our primary role is to report visually on the significant events and varied viewpoints in our common world. Our primary goal is the faithful and comprehensive depiction...