• 31
    Dec

    AT&T Dallas Red Carpet Photography

    Matthew will run a Dallas red carpet photography event for AT&T on January 16.  The event will benefit the United Way and is one of the Tocqueville Receptions.

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  • 31
    Dec

    Travel and Adventure Show Series San Diego

    For the past four years, we’ve provided our 20′ x 20′ green screen photo booths for all the Travel and Adventure Shows, nationwide.  The booth features destinations from around the world, and we furnish luxurious props for participants to use in the photo.  Here’s a link about what we do for the shows.   Photos are available HERE.

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  • 25
    Sep

    Instant Intimacy: how great photos happen (With Tourette notes!)

    Dear reader, For those of you who are new to my blog, have forgotten my Tourette notes style, or are just passing through:  a word.  Tourette notes are my way of communicating what is actually going through my mind.  What I’m thinking, but can’t say, because if I SAID it, or wrote it, it might […]

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  • 23
    Aug

    Experiential Photo Marketing vs. Traditional Photo Booths or Starbucks vs. McCafe

    Those who read this blog know it is about the business of photography.  It’s my unfiltered opinion on how to be a successful photographer in today’s changing market place.  My expertise is corporate and event photography; US Event Photos doesn’t handle private events like weddings, but rather partners with leading companies to provide photography solutions […]

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  • 22
    Aug

    I’ll have a Big Mac. Hold the Two All Beef Patties. The BusinessofPhotography Part 5

    That day, we were on fire.  Our own 20 x 20 photo booth, dead center of the event hall — hard to miss the 12′ green screen and bank of six iPads as you entered the show. Last year, we ran a similar green screen photo booth with Travel Channel, though much smaller.  The entire […]

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  • 10
    Jun

    Customer Loyalty The Rock Star Approach: Part 2, Mario Andretti

    For part one of this series,  I recycled a rambling story about how I came to do so much business with Starwood Hotels — something like 1/5th of every night I have on earth is spent at a Starwood branded hotel.  Since 2006, I estimate I’ve spent $70,000 in their hotels.  (Yes, smart ass, that […]

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  • 10
    Jun

    Photos that Define Moments

    She sat quietly, off to the side of the booth, softly crying. My mom noticed her.  She was in a wheel chair, staring at her photo.  She was crying.  Nobody was around her.  Mom was worried. “What’s wrong?” Mom asked quietly, “why are you crying?” “This is the first photo of me in a very […]

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  • 29
    Nov

    Do I feel pretty? The business of photography and why we hate ourselves.

    “Oh my God, I have fat cheeks.” Really?  You have fat cheeks?  You’re a professional cheerleader for the NFL, there isn’t an ounce of fat on you, and you think any part of you is ugly?  If you don’t think you are beautiful, what hope is there for the rest of us? My mom had […]

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  • 29
    Nov

    Defining your brand and the business of photography. Or, Trump vs.Clinton.

    I spent five days at the happiest place on earth. A sanitized, sugar coated world where, as one parent put it:  “You can eat M&M’s for breakfast!” A perfect world of no XXX stores, barely a bar, never a drunk, and certainly never, ever, EVER the foulest of foul: LITTER. Spending five days in Disneyland […]

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