• 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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  • 14
    Jul

    You can do Magic! (With Mike's ADHD song lyrics!)

    I am a geek.  On a Friday night, I’m more likely to be figuring out how to automatically download photos from Instagram and Twitter — and print them — as I am to be going out. Out, like, I don’t know, dancing.  (Dancing queen, only 17!  Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmmm Dancing queen….!  Oh yeah….!) […]

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  • 21
    Jun

    Green Screen Lighting Challenges, a look at different equipment options.

    I spend a lot of time looking at trends and technology.  In fact, every year, we photograph the Society For Information Display (SID) conference — an event I love — because it showcases technology about three years ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show. Three years!  That’s thee decades in doggie time.  It was a this […]

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  • 29
    May

    Final Thoughts on Team (From 35,000 feet).

    When you see graphs of successful businesses, the arrows always head one way: up.  But in reality, that’s not how business works.  Like life, business serves ups and downs; a successful business has more ups than downs, and a very successful business has ups and flats. And it’s funny.  I look forward to the time […]

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  • 23
    Apr

    Trends in the Photo Industry: 8

    In the last blog post, I showed two examples of photos from green screen executions at the Long Beach IndyCar race this past month.  One was from our photo set — which utilizes Arri video lighting, a 20′ green screen scrim, prop car, a DSLR Nikon transmitting photos via ethernet to a laptop.  Photos are […]

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  • 23
    Apr

    Trends in the Industry: Part 7

    Part 7?  Really? Who knew? In the last post, I talked about our green screen photo execution at the Long Beach Indycar race for Honda.  We were one of about six experiential photo marketing booths: the others utilized iPads or iPhones to capture images, and one a more traditional setup like ours. I showed a […]

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