Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

In preparation for writing this reflection, I took some time to reflect on what this course has meant to me as an instructor. In short and technically, the course was truly not much different than most other courses. That simply being: complete assignments to earn credit. I saw the girl with the flag, and I […]

New Semester Invites New Media

New Semester Invites New Media

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

Creating a powerful and impactful story or image no longer requires that the photojournalist carry a bag of expensive cameras, lenses, and tripods. Capturing and sharing creative, personal, and engaging stories has changed with the technology of today’s smartphones and handheld devices. This semester I’m teaching a New Media Photojournalism course at VCU. All student […]

It’s Christmastime

It’s Christmastime

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in A Passing Glimpse

That time of the year is here again. And with it, I look forward to seeing those I love in the next week. I’m counting on those days being filled with plenty of soul filling goodness: puppy kisses and wagging tails, teary eyed laughter, reading, studying, loads of fab music backed by a tad more […]

Good Stuff Through Curiousness

Good Stuff Through Curiousness

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in A Passing Glimpse

I shared a classroom with more than 100 creatives this semester. We debated, laughed, conversed, and more than a few times confronted our personal comfort zones. They were challenged, inventive, and at times hesitant to share their authentic voice. But when they did, it made the difference. With the fall semester coming to a close […]

Growth and Child Games

Growth and Child Games

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in A Passing Glimpse

Opportunities present themselves and provide growth. Growth is knowledge, experience, self-discovery, and eye, heart, and mind opening. Occasionally that opportunity thing requires a late night or two, maybe even three… and often those extended evenings begin as a before the sunrise morning start. Moving in a forward direction is a powerful motivator. Six years ago […]

Those First Days Are the Longest

Those First Days Are the Longest

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse | No Comments

As I prepare to dive deep into my second thesis in three years, I find that time is even more valuable than it ever has been. I suppose there’s a possibility that all of this time stuff is nothing more than middle-aged fodder. Regardless, it still grabs my attention… especially when I glance at my […]