November 16, 2019 2:32 PM Blog
It's interesting they call it the liberal arts. I find I'm a bit of an anomaly in the art world. There are two things that typically turn people in to bleeding-heart liberals - the arts and institutes of higher education.Having worked in both education and the arts, I have some theories as to why that is. For the arts, I believe a lot of artists think they are alone and nobody understands them. They don't want to be 'judged' for their work.While you can't negate someone ......
September 3, 2019 1:11 PM Blog
?I once heard a man say, "If you want to hate your hobby, turn it in to a job."
While there is some truth to that, one should understand the difference between work and play. Work usually has a necessity attached to it, such as the necessity to earn a living, or repair one's home or car. Play usually has an aspect of recreation. There's no reason they have to be mutually exclusive, but there are some other factors involved.

August 20, 2019 11:47 AM Blog
I wonder how many times a student has asked, When will I ever use this in real life?I'm of the persuasion that ALL knowledge is good (so long as it is based on truth). And, I'm not talking about the knowledge of what Billy did the other night walking through the alley. I'm talking about knowledge of the languages, arts and sciences.In college I took every mathematics course available. While I used some of that in my career it has given me an understanding of how God can have ......
August 17, 2019 6:04 AM Blog
When I was operating my studio and working as a photographer, I became very enamored with the steampunk genre of science fiction. It struck me as nostalgic, glamours and fun. While I thought I wold find people who would jump at the opportunity to be photographed in their steampunk outfits, I was mistaking.I even went so far as to build props and backdrops and collect clothing items, but no takers. Even after getting a few models to pose for steampunk images using my props and outfits ......
August 7, 2019 10:30 AM Blog
Brokenhearted ?is the best way to describe how I feel some days since closing my studio. I got an email the other day from a former client asking me to do some work. I had to refer them to a local photographer as I sat there in deep sadness.

July 4, 2019 3:07 AM Blog
FakersThere are a lot of fakers within PPA. A few years ago I was having dinner with a vendor representative. We were talking about the speakers at PPA conventions. The rep said something to the effect, Brent, don't let them (referring to some of the speakers) fool you. We know who bounces checks and have their credit cards declined on a regular basis. They may fill the room when they speak, but they don't have the money to pay their bills.Business wise, these spe ......
July 3, 2019 5:47 PM Blog
I bid farewell to PPA (Professional Photographers of America) today. I've been a member close to 15 years, and it doesn't make sense to belong to an organization that (a) is for professional photographers (of which I'm no longer), (b) has no program for members who become disabled, but still want to keep abreast of things, and lastly (c) is in a tailspin.Unlike an employer with a disability package, PPA has nothing for members who become disabled and can't work any more. They have a ......
March 29, 2019 5:56 PM Blog
I saw the new Disney movie Dumbo last night. While I completely understand the complexity of CGI (having been a computer programmer and photographer), I don't think I have the patience to do what those professionals do.Since being stricken with myasthenia gravis I have been dabbling with 3D on my computer. Not that I am even remotely interested in doing animation. I'm more interested in creating 3D worlds and then moving the virtual camera around looking for that best shot ......
January 26, 2019 12:52 PM Blog
What Photography Instructors Fail to Teach is that there is more to composition than they will admit. While the last few years have been full of adversity in my life, it has given me time to study things I might not otherwise study. One of those things is art.Most photographers view photography as a form of art. There is no doubt that it is, but if you are going to call it art, it should be treated as art. Instead, many photographers stick to the same old concepts of phot ......
January 5, 2019 1:17 PM Blog
2019 - What will it bring?It's difficult to say. This was going to the year photography by db walton would have been recreated. Well, little did I know a year ago that would all come to an abrupt halt.There's no telling what will happen. Only God knows. But, for me, with my businesses closing and my physical abilities being impaired, it means learning how to cope and manage my myasthenia gravis.While I first got sick in January of 2018, it wasn't until August that we really kne ......
Merry Christmas
December 24, 2018 12:58 PM Blog
Merry Christmas Everyone!While I love the tradition of giving gifts, baking goodies, carolling, Santa, and all those things that go with this time of year, I hope we remember why we celebrate Christmas. Without Christ, there would be no Christmas. There would be no forgiveness. There would be no salvation for mankind.If everyone followed Christ's teachings all year long, there would be no crime, war, hatred, divorce, sin, etc. He has had the most profound effect on people ......
December 20, 2018 5:46 PM Blog
So, it's a whole new life... or at least a new blog. Somehow I screwed things up on the old blog, and if I ever figure out how to get it back, I'll post a link to the old postings.Perhaps the new blog is a good thing. Myasthenia gravis now runs my life. While I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to control it, there are days when I feel like it controls me.Frustration is bad for MG. When I screwed up my blog, frustration kicked in, and that was followed by tremo ......
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