Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism

Criticism is a privilege that you earn — it shouldn’t be your opening move in an interaction… I love this quote from journalist, author, and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell because it really does capture the approach I strive for in teaching, doing photo critiques, and working with students in general. In fact I'd say it's fundamental as a parent.  Coming alongside someone…

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Five Things I’m Enjoying Right Now

Health While I love coffee, I can’t drink it past 12pm otherwise I will pay the price with insomnia. But I love a warm drink especially during the winter months, so I turn to tea. One I discovered recently is Green Tea with Coconut by Harney & Son’s, a family—owned local tea supplier here in the Hudson Valley. It is…

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PhotoJournal: Fall Panorama – Part 1

Olympus E-M1 Mk II, 1/120sec @f/4, ISO 400, no filters, 104mm The more I photograph, the more I realize that the greatest difference between a successful image and all the others is the elimination of everything that isn’t necessary. It’s more than just simplifying the composition, it’s a sense that every element in the frame is contributing to a unified…

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