Graduated from the UO school of Digital Arts 2006.
Often people forget that they see with their mind. Anyone who has been to a magic show knows their perception can be deceived. A good trick is to squint your eyes about half-way. Things become blurry, however as such it is easy to understand all kinds of visual design elements in the picture frame such as, dominate color, contrast, light hot-spots, shadows, geometric lines and such. It can give a camera operator a new, almost unbiased opinion on a given subject. It is a simple technique that can be done instantly. With this method tools such as light meters are more supportive to intuition than cookie-cutter tools.