How Common Symbols Impact Gender Bias

I’ve been thinking a lot about the many ways that women are under represented in the symbols used in our American culture. For example, power is often represented in ultra-masculine images. Here the symbol of power, the train engine, is all iron and steam and rods and...

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Foto Friday – The Light is Everything

In photography, light is everything. Pretty much. Look at this scene. The main attraction is the soft light from the setting sun and what it does to the colors and reflections. Light and colors, that’s what attracted me to this scene. It took my breath away. The way...

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Foto Friday – Crocuses and Effects

Crocuses and effects make me break out of my box. I’m not one for adding effects to my photos, but I thought I'd have some fun with this photo of early spring flowers. I was surprised at how much I liked the painterly quality these effects gave these crocuses. I have...

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Foto Friday – Oyster Catchers on Waikawau Beach, NZ

Foto Friday returns to the Imagine Blog. To be honest I’ve been posting directly to social media, because I didn’t think my gab about my photos had any relation to our work with presentations. But Susan has urged me to bring Foto Fridays back to the Imagine blog to...

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Why We Believe in Idioms

We believe that the occasional use of the unexpected and the surprising in your presentation is a terrific way to strengthen your connection with your audience. Unraveling the original meaning of idioms, expressions and the slang phrases we use everyday is funny and...

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Foto Friday – Keeping It Simple

Yes, I’m definitely keeping it simple with this photo. I couldn’t resist grabbing my camera after seeing this lone leaf on the walkway leading to my front door. Drawn to Its Simplicity As you can imagine, I was drawn to its simplicity. One leaf, that’s all. Its...

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Foto Friday – Asters as Another Sign of Autumn

Asters are also a sign of autumn, not just trees and bushes. I sometimes I get so engrossed by the spectacular leaves on the tress that I forget to look around to find other depictions of fall. More to this Photo than Simply a Sign of Autumn Yes, the dominant element...

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Foto Friday – Keeping it Simple the Hard Way

I talk a lot about keeping it simple and making sure that a photo is focused on a subject. This photo seems to break those rules. The background is busy and can be distracting. But the perfectly shaped leaf lying on top of the mess seems to grab your attention and...

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Foto Friday – Shadows and a Nice Surprise

The shadows are the reason for this photo and the truck is the surprise. What attracted me to this scene were beautiful patterns created by the shadows of the trees on the columns. I was busy framing my photo when the old truck drove into the scene and everything...

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