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Tip for Models on getting hired

February 16, 2016 - Dear Models, I've been reading some books lately and I wanted to communicate something that will help you get hired. Be...
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November 06, 2015 - To: Photographers, Clients Headshot posing is a fine art. Like the proper mixture of spices, the correct temperatures...
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Location Scouting

May 27, 2015 - Why scout locations? Driving around aimlessly costs time and money. So we scout. Scouting to me is done with a left bra...
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Be Wary of the Handout Customer

April 09, 2015 - Drawing on a recent experience I am reminded of the countless meme pics of artists in general being frustrated by people...
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Krista The Dark: What really happened behind the scenes

November 20, 2014 - Greetings. On a chilly 18th of November Jennifer and I along with Krista met down at Morning Star Creative Group's stud...
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What makes a good photographer?

August 18, 2014 - 1) Consistency. As photographers, before we knew we could, we on occasion could produce good shots but they were flukes...
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The Magic Formula

February 27, 2014 - This is a business topic. I've discussed in various journal entries in the past about the division between the administ...
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The Softer Side of Beauty

November 08, 2013 - It's no secret that my fashion flavored work tends toward darker themes and colors. And as I've said before, I often sh...
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October 11, 2013 - Propaganda, what is it? World English Dictionary defines it as the organized dissemination of information, allegations,...
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Art as a Business

September 09, 2013 - Art for our purposes is any creative exchangeable products (a photograph, MP3/FLAC, painting, etc.) or service (performa...
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Eeking passed max flash sync speed (NSFW)

March 28, 2013 - Sorry for the somewhat boring "technical" post. I'm not a very technical guy. I do whatever works. Someone asks me a se...
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The Importance of Repetition

March 16, 2013 - Here are a few tidbits of information about learning: When learning anything it is best to do it over and over until yo...
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21 Recommendations on Living

March 04, 2013 - It's been exactly 1 month since my last posting here. I called it a hiatus. It was. I enjoyed it. I don't think I took...
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Do and Do Not: A Brief Note for Models

January 08, 2013 - A short collection of things to do and not do. Let's start with the negatives and get those out of the way. These are...
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Why Small Businesses Need Professional Photography

January 03, 2013 - I've started companies in the past and been part of forming companies and I'd like to share my experience and opinion on...
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Choosing the Right Photographer

November 21, 2012 - As a business person, I perceive what I think people are looking for when choosing a photographer, whether it's for a we...
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A Different Kind of Portrait

September 23, 2012 - The last time I wrote on the subject of shooting reptiles was in January of 2010. I haven't transferred that information...
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Getting Ready for a Portrait (for professionals)

August 17, 2012 - This quick blog piece is written for professionals coming for a business portrait or headshot. Here are some things you...
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One Light, One Sunset, One LaRae

July 17, 2012 - LaRae's a down to earth kind of person and I enjoyed shooting her a second time. She's very easy to get along with yet c...
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Simple Set-up for Controlled Macro

May 10, 2012 - I often enjoy sharing how I made a photo and in the last couple years I've started taking "behind the scenes" shots of t...
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Excursion for the Moon

May 07, 2012 - I've always been fascinated by the moon. Clear back when I shot film and even now. This was last year's super moon. Tha...
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Models and Clients: Pre-Photo Shoot Recommendations

April 15, 2012 - As a photographer, I have two styles. A "run and gun" mode which includes impromptu portraits on the street, event photo...
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Image is Everything; Why Pro Photography is Vital for Businesses!

April 02, 2012 - This article covers your image as it relates to your business. First, I'd like to differentiate between image as a phot...
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Flash Exposure Variables

March 11, 2012 - Flash exposure is the exposure as captured by your camera from a flash at the time you press the shutter button. In port...
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Reciprocals: The math of apertures and shutter speeds

March 05, 2012 - Aperture and shutter speed relate to one another and have an effect on the exposure of an image. If you put your camera...
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There Are No Limits. There Are Plateaus

February 25, 2012 - What if you woke up every day, had your morning coffee, went to work, worked for 8 hours and then headed home? What if t...
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A Model is a Business

February 21, 2012 - First, this isn't about the physical characteristics of a model's body, that is a very subjective thing and certainly wh...
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Holiday Portraits - Box Stores Vs Personalized Services of the Rogue Photographer

November 21, 2010 - Think you are saving money by getting your portraits done at any of the bigger box store portrait departments? I recent...
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Why Send Out Cards?

August 12, 2010 - Send Out Cards is the #1 online company to easily send real-life, hard copy cards to customers, friends and family. As a...
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7 Tips for purchasing camera equipment

December 01, 2009 - Photo courtesy of howtorowacat at flickr). I’ve collected some simple pointers to ensure you are buying the right cam...
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Make Sure You Charge for Your Art

November 02, 2009 - As an artist, I am primarily a photographer. I am writing this article as it relates to my experiences in photography. B...
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