• 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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  • 08
    Nov

    Earthquake, Wall of Fire, and 3000 Dentists

    This year’s busy season (which stretches from mid-February to Thanksgiving) is winding down.  A few shoots left, and the year will wrap. Tornadoes.  Ice chunks falling from the sky.  Severe thunderstorms.  Locust.  Drizzle.  Wall of Fire. Earthquake.  Even tsunami warnings were all part of this year’s photo executions which spanned from coast to coast. You […]

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  • 02
    Nov

    Tampa, Dallas, Baltimore and turkey

    We rushed from San Francisco International Airport to Tampa, flying in on one early Fall Saturday, spending Sunday house hunting, before flying out later that evening. The first four houses we’d put offers on fell apart.  The latest, a Spanish style 1920’s stucco and tiled roof hacienda with a view of the Gulf of Mexico […]

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  • 13
    Sep

    House Hunters Cybernational

    It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write, and in the last few weeks (months?) a lot has happened.  At times, my life is a flash — I wake up in one city, look out the window, think, “pretty” and the next morning that view has changed.  It’s changed to another city, another […]

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  • 22
    Jul

    "LUCY, YOU HAVE SOME 'SPLAININ TO DO!" (AND FOLLOW UP TO THE WORLD"SUCKIEST 5 STAR HOTEL!)

    Best of 2014, pick #2 This blog post — unknown to me at the time — describes one of the most important new services we rolled out this year.  I had no idea how #hashtag printing — and fake selfies — would grow and morph.  It’s  worth rerunning in this time of “best of”.  Plus, […]

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