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My long-standing policy on image usage

August 04, 2017 - Most images on this website are for sale as prints, as they have been from day 1, when I created this website years ago.
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There are no secrets to great lighting or photography -nsfw

January 27, 2016 - This is NSFW because I have included some recent images I made. There are no secrets here. Photography is quite simpl...
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Headshots

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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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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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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Year in Review 2013

December 28, 2013 - As 2013 draws to a close I reflect and contemplate on many things. Without throwing out too many clichés, I will state t...
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Propaganda

October 11, 2013 - Propaganda, what is it? World English Dictionary defines it as the organized dissemination of information, allegations,...
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How I base my pricing

October 09, 2013 - Hello. When you contact a legitimate photography service you will notice a pricing difference between them and your wee...
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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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How to Introduce Change Into Your Business

April 26, 2013 - Let's assume that you have a business that is doing SOMETHING (you're making a little cash). It may not be at an optimum...
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Purchasing Advice for Any Business or Start-up

March 25, 2013 - (Applicable to any business that is service based but requires equipment or tools to perform that service, ie, photograp...
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Headshots

January 16, 2013 - I've learned a lot about headshots in the last 6-9 months. I've learned from watching Peter Hurley's, The Art Behind th...
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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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Advice for the budding photographer in all of us!

November 06, 2012 - Free advice. People rarely if ever take advice. And the photography industry is full of rogues and "only ones" who would...
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Update and Rambling on My Mind

October 22, 2012 - It's 3:30 in the morning and so what better thing can I do but update anyone who is secretly following my life. I say t...
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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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Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Photographer - And Why?

July 09, 2012 - I saw this graphic floating around on Facebook. The popular social networking site seems to be meme and pic central. It...
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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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The Value of a Portrait

March 28, 2012 - As an artist, as a photographer I understand the value of a portrait. I'm not much different from a painter that sets up...
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3 Days with Sue

March 06, 2012 - Hi folks! I just got done watching Sue Bryce's workshop at CreativeLive. I wanted to chime in on the utter greatness of...
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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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12 Guidelines for Working with Models

November 07, 2010 - Communication is the basis of all successful relationships. Naturally, the more time you spend with someone communica...
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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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Making Photographs vs. Taking photographs and Documenting Scenes

December 03, 2009 - I find myself torn between these things all the time. For the first several years of my photography (for lack of a bette...
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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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