WORKOUT SESSION: COVER-UPS

May 07, 2017  •  1 Comment
Animalia. Funny things, those. All shapes and sizes. Covered in protective plating, some. Scales, shells, or film if undersea. Bare thin skin, if human. Many species come wrapped in some variation of fur or feathers. Some borrow, buy, or steal a covering - a sea snail in a conch shell and a supermodel wrapped in Dior apparently have the same desire...
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WORKOUT SESSION: SPLAT!

April 24, 2017  •  1 Comment
Splat. Red. Shattered. Slo-mo chaos. The kids on the hot tar roof can scarcely contain themselves as they toss the watermelon over the edge. Eleven stories down a solemn wedding is taking place on the marble steps under the arch and this is the best idea ever to make mischief. The melon gathers speed. It seems to fall forever, slowly turning like...
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WORKOUT SESSION: TRIPLE THREAT

April 09, 2017  •  1 Comment
The best things come in threes. That sounds like a Klee Shay rule, but since rules are for authoritarian types like nuns and librarians, we'll call it a theme instead. Or a marketing ploy (like batteries sold in 3-packs when you need 2 or 4). Or better, a plot device, adapted for our screen play. We'll call it Photograthree. So is it true that t...
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WORKOUT SESSION: SPRING TRAINING

March 27, 2017  •  2 Comments
Penk. Penk. Penk. The hollow metallic twang of aluminum bat to baseball. Every year, in the schoolyard out back, spring is announced by penk... penk... penk. To my ear, aluminum sticks are soulless dead things, utilitarian, one step removed from metal fenceposts. Kids out there playing in the makeshift diamond have no idea how awful they are. Unt...
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WORKOUT SESSION: MOTION PICTURES

March 12, 2017  •  6 Comments
Have you ever used the video features of your camera? Not many of us still photographers do, even though we may make smartphone movies all the time. Why? Processing. Our little phones do all the heavy lifting for us. Fortunately, that’s not the point of this assignment, which is motion. We don’t need to shoot video to display motion. Yes, we could...
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