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April 2020 | Issue no. 39 | by mark shaiken One of the foundational design elements that photographers utilize is repetition – such as many things in a row, like this image of Denver’s Union Station.  Repetition can imply harmony, reliability, and we humans find solace and safety in both. In these uncharted times of physical distancing and isolation, many of us are not alone but rather are lucky enough to be at home with our families.  For us, it is a family of two here in Denver.  Our “two-ness” caused me to think about photographs in which there are two subjects . . …

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October 2019 | Issue no. 38 | by mark shaiken In this issue, do :: or :: diso tackles the weird stuff. What to shoot when you are feeling a little bit different;

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August 2019 | Issue no. 37 | by mark shaiken “Roil” – to move or proceed turbulently. Water roils when it rushes down a waterfall or races along in a river or forms waves and gets pushed in and out on a beach.

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May 2019 | Issue no. 36 | by mark shaiken John Kennedy wrote: “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” For me, the past and some of the present have been about sports photography … but not exclusively.

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February 2019 | Issue no. 35 | by mark shaiken “Faces are one of the most important things in a sports image. Faces personalize and humanize the image; they connect the viewer to the moment and draw them in.”  fstoppers, 11 Easy Ways to Improve Your Sports Photography. In addition,

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June 2018 | Issue no. 34 | by mark shaiken There comes a time in any sports photography gig when something is in your way – oftentimes netting, a fence, glass in hockey or basketball, ropes in boxing, or people, perhaps lots of players in a huddle. 

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January 2018 | Issue no. 33 | by mark shaiken Gymnastics was introduced in early Greek civilization to facilitate bodily development through a series of exercises that included running, jumping, swimming, throwing, wrestling, and weight lifting. The word gymnastics derives from a Greek word meaning “to exercise naked,”

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November 2017 | Issue no. 32 | by mark shaiken do :: or :: diso returns after a recuperative hiatus ready to tackle the issue of how close to get.

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March 2017 | Issue no. 31 | by mark shaiken In this second part of Access, do :: or :: diso covers several topics: (a) how to ask for access; (b) what SIDs expect (for this section,  do :: or :: diso interviews seven sports information directors / media relations specialists who provide insight to help you understand the folks who control your access); and (c) a brief mention of some “out there” sports.

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January 2017 | Issue no. 30 | by mark shaiken As do :: or :: diso enters its fourth year (hard to believe), we start this New Year with a topic that should be of interest to everyone.  

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