• 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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  • 28
    Jan

    May 15, 1972

    Event Photography is all about capturing our personal history.  This week’s been a quiet one; I’ve taken a little personal time to spend in my new palace with my mom, who is visiting. I learned during this visit that my personal history was a bit more interesting than I thought. **** It’s time to enter […]

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  • 19
    Jan

    Travel Tip: LOYALTY PROGRAMS and Uber travel

    The last two weeks were spent on the road.  From a bitter cold trip to Washington, DC with Carpet One to an even colder trip to New York City and the Retail Show with WiPro, and finally to the icebox of Chicago with the Travel Channel and the Travel and Adventure Show. It’s that last […]

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  • 14
    Jan

    Cashell's Birthday Party: A short story about everyday heroes

    A quick note. This past week, Melanie volunteered to host a green screen photo booth execution at a birthday party.  Now, those of you who read this blog regularly, know — beyond a shadow of a doubt — that we don’t typically hande these sorts of small, private events.  No, my glamour and glitz lifestyle […]

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  • 14
    Jan

    Cadavers, Cats, and thoughts on Greenscreen Photography

    This week I’ve been on the road.  Bouncing between the iceboxes of Washington, New York City and Chicago, I left my Tampa palace where we ate dinner outside on my patio, every day, since Thanksgiving.  Now, all jets point toward for the tundra that global warming forgot.  Mars the Cat stalks alligators at the palace. […]

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  • 01
    Jan

    Photography Equipment: What I Pack, Part 1

    I wrote this series six months ago.  Time to show what’s changed in just 6 months…. ****** In the last couple of weeks, I’ve written two series: the first on trends affecting photography and, second, portraits.  I like this format, I admit: if you’ll indulge me, I let my mind mull over a subject, and […]

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