In my follow up to yesterday’s post about building a platform to survive the new free-conomy, today I offer a few suggestions on how you can build a useful platform for your business without having it reach tens of thousands of people.Read more "Little Platforms Can Still Go a Long Way"
Sometimes inspiration and encouragement come from the place you’d least expect it. Today it comes from a 13-year-old teen girl. Don’t write-off this blog post. Read it.Read more "Giving Up Is Easy. Keep Holding On."
Being married takes work. Having your spouse as your business partner takes more work. Having you both be in business AND creatives? That can take a miracle. Some important tips.Read more "Working with Your Spouse When You Both Are Creatives"
The making of a fantasy themed concept video for our portrait studio. Part 2 of my series on “setting your studio apart.”Read more "Anatomy of a Fantasy Photo & Film Shoot"
I got another productivity tool recommendation for y’all today. Xmarks. I discovered this a couple of months ago and I love, love, love it. If you work on multiple computers and/or multiple browsers, this is a must. What, you’re not using multiple browsers? Well, if you’re a professional creative, you should be!Read more "Xmarks Hits the Browser Bookmark Synching Spot"
Only a life lived for others is worth living. ~ Albert Einstein Last night I attended my daughter’s induction ceremony into the national Beta Club. (Can we say “Proud poppa in the house!”) Anyway, I was never smart enough to be in Beta Cub. Well, let me re-phrase that. I never committed to school work […]Read more "Taking the Path to Purpose"
Feature image © MITO Settembre Musica. Creative Commons 2.0. Coming Soon… Radio Film School A new podcast is coming that will be unlike anything you’ve heard in the visual arts industry. Part audio documentary. Part interview format. Part audio diary. 100% inspirational and entertaining. Learn more at DareDreamer.fm. ********************* Perhaps one of the most often asked […]Read more "How to Legally Use Music in Your Films and Videos"
Today Tasra and I are giving a “TED-esque” style presentation at the Senior Portrait Artists Event about the work we’re doing with Teen Identity, a media company dedicated to raising the self-esteem and confidence of every teen girl, as well as addressing the negative images of women in the media. A key part of the […]Read more "The Power of Art"
I’ve been thinking a lot lately how popular the boudoir business is getting in the wedding industry. Then I had a revelation. Why not start one for teen girl portraits? That would totally set me apart, dontcha think?Read more "I’m Starting a Boudoir Business for Teen Girls"
THE CHALLENGE: create a video that, in a “family friendly” way, raises awareness of the sexual exploitation of under-aged girls. Oh, and do it in just 30 seconds. “Yikes!” —— StreetGRACE is an organization fighting against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in the Atlanta Metro. They have a booth this Saturday, Sept 4, […]Read more "A Family Friendly Commercial About the Sexual Exploitation of Children"