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WORKOUT SESSION: COVER-UPS

May 07, 2017 - Animalia. Funny things, those. All shapes and sizes. Covered in protective plating, some. Scales, shells, or film if und...
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WORKOUT SESSION: SPLAT!

April 24, 2017 - Splat. Red. Shattered. Slo-mo chaos. The kids on the hot tar roof can scarcely contain themselves as they toss the wate...
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WORKOUT SESSION: TRIPLE THREAT

April 09, 2017 - The best things come in threes. That sounds like a Klee Shay rule, but since rules are for authoritarian types like nun...
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WORKOUT SESSION: SPRING TRAINING

March 27, 2017 - Penk. Penk. Penk. The hollow metallic twang of aluminum bat to baseball. Every year, in the schoolyard out back, spring...
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WORKOUT SESSION: MOTION PICTURES

March 12, 2017 - Have you ever used the video features of your camera? Not many of us still photographers do, even though we may make sma...
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WORKOUT SESSION: KLEE SHAY

February 27, 2017 - Who is Klee Shay? Klee Shay is a fun-loving person whose actions speaks louder than words, doesn't judge books by their...
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WORKOUT SESSION: THE INNER SEA

February 12, 2017 - When I grew up, loosely speaking, common wisdom stated that we use only 10% of our brains, as if 90% of our gray matter...
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WORKOUT SESSION: PRIORITEASE

January 29, 2017 - With any endeavor, what steps do you take to get started? Figuring out what comes first - chicken, egg, or wok isn't alw...
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WORKOUT SESSION: ATTENTION ANGLERS!

January 15, 2017 - Last assignment, it was dark in the beginning. Then a light was switched on. Photographers sat up and took notice, raced...
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WORKOUT SESSION: BEGIN AGAIN

January 01, 2017 - In the beginning was nothing, not even a spark of light for photographers to point lenses at. What on earth did they do?...
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WORKOUT SESSION: SEMIBREVE

December 27, 2016 - It's music season, with lots of semiquavers, flagged flats, and accidentals rattling from car speakers and desktop radio...
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WORKOUT SESSION: NASCANTUR IN ADMIRATIONE

December 13, 2016 - It's December, and we've arrived at the gates of our own Bethlehem after a yearlong journey of inward-focusing photo ass...
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WORKOUT SESSION: TINFOIL HAT

November 29, 2016 - Yay! It's play time! No more photosynthesis!! For now. Nothing serious for the next couple weeks - we're going to chann...
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PHOTOSYNTHESIS

November 16, 2016 - Photosynthesis. Wikepedia defines photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energ...
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WORKOUT SESSION: I SO LATE

November 01, 2016 - What are your top ten favorite songs of all time? Go ahead, write them down; I'll wait... Got 'em? OK, how many have...
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WORKOUT SESSION: HIDDEN

October 18, 2016 - Winston Churchill said it first in a radio broadcast in October 1939: "It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an e...
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WORKOUT SESSION: RELIGION

October 04, 2016 - Hold on, wait a minute - a photo assignment called "religion?" Have I not stirred up enough controversy lately? Cinch...
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WORKOUT SESSION: MEET KELVIN

September 20, 2016 - I know this character who runs hot and cold, warm and gregarious one minute and cold as iced Alaska the next. He's a coo...
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WORKOUT SESSION: CEMENT SHOES

September 06, 2016 - Are you stuck in the mud, trapped in a box, riding a rut, numbed by routine? Do you feel heavy, legs won't move, ideas w...
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WORKOUT SESSION: WHEN TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH

August 23, 2016 - Rarely a week goes by without another coined word being added to the English Mirriam-Webster lexicon. Only this year we'...
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WORKOUT SESSION: HEAVY LIGHT

August 09, 2016 - August, the dog days of the Northern Hemisphere. Hot, dry, humid, smoky, oppressive, languid - whatever the flavor, it's...
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WORKOUT SESSION: SCHOOL'S OUT

July 26, 2016 - The school bell rings for the last time and exhausted students race out the door into summer yelling at the top of their...
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WORKOUT SESSION: MUMBLE TRACKS

July 12, 2016 - In-a-gadda-da-vida honey doncha know that I love you. Three hundred sixty five degrees burning down the house. I am an...
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WORKOUT SESSION: CLASSY MASTERS

June 28, 2016 - What's the best way to learn the art of photography? Obviously, there's no single answer. If there is a character trait...
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WORKOUT SESSION: MEMORY LEAK

June 14, 2016 - "I remember when... " Most nostalgia stories start out in a similar vein. More often than not, they tread on familiar...
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WORKOUT SESSION: ROW ROW ROW

May 17, 2016 - "I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, 'Hey, the...
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WORKOUT SESSION: THE ADVENTURES OF MACRO POLO

May 03, 2016 - He was born in a small town, very small in fact. Tinytown was its name and small of stature were its inhabitants. They l...
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WORKOUT SESSION: TOUCHED IN THE HEAD

April 19, 2016 - Of our five traditional senses, four do their business within inches of each other. Sight, hearing, smell, and taste are...
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WORKOUT SESSION: GET FRESH

April 05, 2016 - Spring is in the air - achoo! - birds are flappaping, bees are buzzuzzing, green things are popping out of brown earth....
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WORKOUT SESSION: OSTRANYENIE

March 22, 2016 - OK, class! Grab your sack lunch and get on the bus. We're taking a field trip into the unknown. There's Rod Serling up a...
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WORKOUT SESSION: URBEX

March 08, 2016 - POP QUIZ (multiple choice): URBEX is a) a gastrointestinal malady evidenced by excessive burping b) the invisible...
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WORKOUT SESSION: ROT PLATEAU

February 23, 2016 - Learning any art form is a roller coaster with steep learning curves, precipitous confidence drops, and lots of plateaus...
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WORKOUT SESSION: FOURTEEN

February 09, 2016 - Strap in - it's time for a speed round! You have 14 days to complete 14 assignments. Don't panic - it's easier than i...
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WORKOUT SESSION: ON EDGE

January 26, 2016 - Phzzzzzttttttt!!! You know that electric fence taste you get in your teeth when you're on a rickety wooden roller coa...
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WORKOUT SESSION: X-FILES

January 12, 2016 - Disclaimer: This assignment is blatantly timed to coincide with the re-opening of The X-Files. Mulder and Scully are bac...
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WORKOUT SESSION: PLUS & MINUS

December 29, 2015 - Life is anything but average in spite of what statisticians publish in easy-to-digest graphs and pie charts. A truly liv...
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WORKOUT SESSION: REFLECTION

December 16, 2015 - We've done it again, notched another year of Photo Assignment. This one sailed by fast, yes? The last assignment of t...
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WORKOUT SESSION: ALPHABET SOUP

November 17, 2015 - In our pursuit of better photography skills, we spend a lot of perfectly good time searching out points, lines, and shap...
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