Foto Friday – Minimalism Can Move You in a Big Way

Less is more when it comes to minimalism. I wasn’t sure about posting this photo. What is there to see? A couple of birds on a wire don’t say a lot. But is this true? For some reason, I couldn’t get this photo out of my mind. I kept coming back to it drawn to the...

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Foto Friday – Photograph as Visual Story

A photograph that’s created with intent tells a story. The wedding feast is over, the speeches have been delivered and now the dancing begins. The room is filled with joy and good wishes for the happy couple. Looking at the table after the bridal party hit the dance...

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Use Photos to Illustrate Abstract Ideas

Can a photo successfully illustrate abstract ideas in your presentation – like the passage of time? Susan says, “Abstract ideas can be tough to illustrate in a presentation, but look at these two photos. They are very different and yet similar photos,...

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Foto Friday – Taking Time to Appreciate Roses

What a Difference a Little Rain Makes. It’s the end of the workweek and again I’m using ‘Foto Friday” to urge you to take the time to get outside to experience the rejuvenating powers of nature. While taking my own advice, imagine my delight when I noticed what light...

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Presentation Images Should Hold Your Audiences’ Attention

This photo can capture your presentation audience because it plays with expectations and the sense of what should be. Susan says, “This giant, unwieldy tree looms over the compact, tidy little house. And while the house is tiny and well-behaved, the tree seems...

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Foto Friday – One Photo: Many Layers of Stories

The stories you tell depend on how you look at things. I like to create photos that tell a story. Here, I think we have layers of stories. Let’s take a look. On the first layer, let’s just appreciate the extreme close up of a beautiful flower. The bright colors of the...

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Beyond Perfect Design is Provocative Content

This juxtaposition of human and natural objects creates provocative content with clashing messages. Susan says, “Here Lucia has photographed a dinner bell in near silhouette framed from behind by prickly weeds and a ghostly cactus. A promise of nourishment and...

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