the 5ive Factors for Fantastic Photography               Making photography even more fun than it already is!                  

Getting Personal

I've always had to know why I should do or not do something. As you can guess, that has gotten me into a ton of trouble, but it has also really helped me figure out why some photos are terrific while others are just a waste of good pixels.

I've read everything I could find on this under-served but uber-essential aspect of photography and made some remarkable discoveries along the way.


After awhile I began to wonder why it is that when certain elements of a scene were handled in certain ways, the visual and emotional appeal of the captured image would either rise or fall. 

I suspected there were reasons found in nature and culture,

but more on that at another time.

The deeper I dug the better I understood, and I wound up writing my undergrad research paper on it. Recently, a professor friend heard about my thesis, told me he had a personal interest in that very topic and asked to read it. Sure. Why not?

After reading it he surprised me by saying that it was master's level work. Really!?

This guy has a PhD, reads and grades masters' theses for a living and he tells me it's that good?!

Really? "Master's level?" I was stunned! 

It Evolved

Later, I rewrote those thesis concepts into a student manual so that my workshop students could use it to help them understand the artistic side of photography better. Basically, it's a method of teaching  2-dimensional art in a way that is easy for anyone to understand and apply. I call it The VALID Method (tm). (More on that at another time.) I was curious if regular photophiles could apply these concepts in their own recreational shooting. Week after week, their successes in applying my ideas to their assignments told me that my approach to teaching composition was spot on!

Then I boiled all of that down to 5 essential things a photographer should keep in mind about composition while shooting and editing.

The product of that "distilling" process is now known as 5ive Factors for Fantastic Photography, which I now offer to you.

Once Upon a Roof

While teaching the workshops, I was asked by a well-established roofing contractor to get some shots of one of their recent high-end jobs to use in a brochure. So, up on a ladder to that roof I went. Once in place, two stories up, I had a serious "doubt attack," wondering how I was going to make photos of a roof, of all things, into a viable marketing tool. Making a roof look good was obviously not going to be as easy as a shooting spree at a botanical gardens.

Then it hit me: "Hinson, practice what you preach!" So, I quickly recalled the points I had discovered and preached on, and ended up making my client as happy as a clam at high tide.

Not Just an eBook... It's a Mini - Course!!

About a week after you download your eBook, you'll receive the first of 10 weekly lessons that expands on each of the 5 factors. Each of those emails will include... well, check this out...  




The 5ive Factors shows you how to put visual emphasis where it needs to be. When we speak, we put more emphasis on certain syllables and words so that others understand us better, right?

It's close to the same thing when we communicate with a camera! One is verbal, the other is visual. They're both communication.

Unless we make it clear to our viewers what we want them to understand, they lose interest.

Shoot with Purpose - Not Pointlessly

Most people guess at how to take photos that grab a viewer's attention and hold it.  Maybe being a "shoot and hope" faux-tographer isn't who you are but you would like to know some specifics to sharpen your "eye." No matter how good any of us thinks we are, we can all use a tip or two... or five. If you feel your "eye" could use some tried-and-true training, I've got what you're looking for.

Intuition vs. Cognition

The "5ive Factors" reveals the 5 super-simple secrets that the best pros at least intuitively know and use.

It unpacks the why of what they do so that you can do it too! It's a matter of becoming aware - that is, cognitive - of what works and what doesn't.

The 5ive Factors for Fantastic Photography will show anyone,

with any camera, how to shoot anything 5x better...

and then be able to explain why they made their choices!

I don't comment on photos unless I'm asked. Even then I tread lightly. People (even my wife!) do, however, listen carefully when I say things like, "This image works because..." and then explain why.

You can do the same and people will listen to you, too,

because you'll be making sense!

Based on Scientific Principles - Not Trends or Opinions
There's solid scientific evidence why these 5ive Factors are so effective: they take advantage of how our eyes and minds work together. Once we understand that dynamic, we have the power to intentionally and purposefully design our images to communicate to our viewers up to 5x more clearly and effectively!   THAT'S POWERFUL!


Works With - Not Against
These clever concepts are basics that no one else is teaching and will fit hand-in-glove with anything else you have learned or will learn about photography.

They are that foundational! 


Enjoy My Discoveries with Ease!

These easy-to-remember, easy-to-apply and powerful principles can be quickly called to mind and used while shooting and/or editing. (They were used to shoot a roof, after all.)









Forty-four pages long and illustrated with 44 photos       

The eBook is valued at $47 USD       

the included Mini - Course is valued at $297 USD       


... but BOTH are going for only $27 USD       

No - Risk Guarantee

Give it 70 days, the duration of the Mini-Course.

If you decide it's not for you,

just ask for a refund and your request

will be honored for every penny you paid.

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Bruce Hinson, formerly of Colorado Springs, CO, is now well settled in Louisville, KY, to be closer to family.

He is a US military veteran and Chief Solutions Officer for this fine photographic enterprise.

Obedience Training for Your Camera, LLC, and its d.b.a., Obedient Camera Photography, is a US military veteran-owned company,

whose Chief Solutions Officer is Bruce Hinson, CPP, based in Louisville, KY