• 06
    Jan

    The Business of Photography Part 4: New Equipment and the story behindit. OR Make Photography Great Again.

    Warning:  if you are not a professional photographer or serious hobbyist, this is one of those boring posts.  Suck it up, buttercup!  My fellow photographers have been emailing me a few questions.  Time to provide a few answers.  If you are bored just read the (Tourettes notes).  I am funny. Every year, I schedule a break […]

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  • 09
    Nov

    The Business of Photography: Part 3 Leading (With Tourette's Notes!)

    The cab crawled from the Las Vegas Convention Center and The Las Vegas Hilton — now a weird off brand– to the brand new Mandalay Bay Convention Center and Hotel.  It was my first time in Las Vegas, and I stared out the window at the glittering Las Vegas Blvd as the cab (begrudgingly) took […]

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  • 26
    Oct

    The Business of Photography Part 2: Giving them what they want.

    In the last blog post, I started a rambling discussion on the business of photography.  While your eyes may have glazed over, there is a method to my madness:  so many photographers are ARTISTS (as in, Ohhhhhh, Mi Cherie!  I am an ARTEEST!”) and not business people.  Then they become frustrated as two things happen: […]

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  • 05
    Oct

    The Business of Photography: part one, finding your niche and making itwork.

    “Oh my God that’s sooooooo cool!  You are, like, sooooooo lucky!” That’s my seatmate’s reaction every, single, time when I answer the question of “what do you do?” to the person crammed into the middle seat of the Southwest flight to Wherever City. “Oh, I’d just loooooooove to see your work!” Inevitably the second breathless […]

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  • 04
    Sep

    Bold Photography and 2016

    I just wrapped shooting a major conference in New York City.  Four long days, the theme of the executive event was simple: Be bold. That’s it.  Be bold.  More than 40 hours of shooting in four days, boiled down to two simple words. But it’s not as easy as you think.  Being bold inherently means […]

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  • 19
    Jul

    Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Carpet One and the JumboTron

    This last week has been a whirlwind, and the wind is only going to whirl harder (I head to OshKosh and Airventure 2015 next).  The first part of the week, I spent at the Nashville BioDome, better known as the Nashville Gaylord Hotel, for an old client, AGA.  That was a great greenscreen photo booth […]

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  • 21
    May

    Embrace the Shake to Climb Mount Everest (or how I rediscovered my loveof conference photography)

    I admit it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to write.  Much has changed. And — well, not so much. First and foremost, Matthew and I are now firmly rooted in our new palace in Palm Harbor, Florida.  While that may not SEEM like a big deal — it’s been a major transition. […]

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  • 27
    Mar

    The Importance of Team, Part 2

    In the last blog post, I ranted about my team — and how each of us brings something different to an experiential photo execution.  The union of those different benefits is one factor that makes our team so strong.  I said, for example, my mother brings decades of experience and vitality to her shoots, Melanie […]

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  • 27
    Mar

    Building your photography business: Part 1, Teamwork (With Tourrette'sNotes!)

    I know it’s been a while since my last blog post, and that’s because I’ve been so damned busy I don’t have time (to pee) to make my own bed (like I ever do, hello! Hotels!) let alone write a blog post. But these past two weeks have really driven home (hit me over the head) […]

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  • 02
    Mar

    A 21st Century Palace Slave

    All palaces should have a billiard room. During the past month, Matthew and I moved into a palace.  Literally.  This house is a palace.  True, the kitchen is in a state of flux. True, one bathroom is ripped apart and missing everything, including all things that make it a bathroom.  True, another bathroom only has […]

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