How Instagram Perverts The Developing College Student Mind

I came across these compelling images the other day and they immediately struck a chord with me.  Thai photographer Chompoo Baritone posted them to his Facebook page.  They demonstrate how Instagram photos often portray a selective view of reality–often a “perfected image” of life. In my research, I have found that one of the effects of these social media distortions is that they can lead to dissatisfaction with life and even depression amongst college students.  When one constantly consumes perfected images and content, one begins to compare one’s own life against these perfected images.  When one… Read More

Saying Goodbye to Boston, in Photos…

It’s been four great years, Boston, but it’s time to say goodbye and move on to my next adventure.  I’ve learned to love New England (particularly in the summer… ahem), and I thought the best way to say goodbye was through some pictures I took of this iconic city and amazing region…

iPhoneography Photos From My Travels, 2013 – Second Half

One year of EXTREME travel complete.  I went through a transformation this year and decided to use the flexible (not necessarily free) time my PhD program afforded me to see the country.  I’ve been lucky.  Met amazing people.  Had great conversations and experiences.  Filled my soul. Below you will find a chronological journey through my trips during the second half of this year.  I’ve tried to include pictures of the friends whose couches I crashed on and the new ones I picked up along the way.  I posted the first half here,… Read More

iPhoneography Photos From My Travels, 2013 – First Half

I’ve been traveling a LOT so far this year.  Some of these trips have been for conferences, and speaking/consultation engagements, but some of them have been just for fun.  One of the great parts about being a PhD student is that I have the flexibility to work from almost anywhere in the world.  Life is good.  I’ll go anywhere jetBlue flies and I have a couch to crash on! 😉 I wanted to pause here in the middle of my travels to share some of my favorite pictures.  Below you will find… Read More

Presentation Tip: Finding Free High Quality Images

A key part of a good presentation is finding and using the right images.  The Internet has made this incredibly easy… easy to steal images, that is.  When searching for images, most people go to the search engine of their choice and do an image search.  This makes sense as it is an incredibly easy and intuitive way to find images.  The problem with doing this is that (1) you tend to find a lot of junk, and (2) you are often taking images without regard for copyright and attribution. There is… Read More