An uncanny coincidence leads to a very serious and thoughtful question. One I think all artists should ask?Read more "Are We Too Dependent on Technology?"
This was a post I originally published in June 2009. It’s interesting to see how much of it is around today. If you’re a pro photographer, how does this make you feel?Read more "The Future of Professional Portrait Photography"
At the heart of the problem of PIPA and SOPA is old media companies’ out-dated paradigms colliding with the future of technology. It’s a battle against chaos they cannot ever win. Here’s why.Read more "It’s Futile to Fight the Future"
I’m proud to present our 48 hour film project, “The Last Author.” We had just 48 hours to conceive, write, shoot and edit an original short film. Each film had to contain three elements. A consultant named Tom (or Tina) Goodwin, a book, and the line of dialogue “When will she be here?” The genre we […]Read more "The World Wide Web Premier of our 48 Hour Film Project “The Last Author”"
Yesterday I shared with you about the benefits of using web-based applications. Ever since getting my head in the “cloud,” I’ve been on “Cloud 9” with respect to how it has contributed to the way we run our business. Below is a list of my favorite web-based apps covering everything from sales and marketing to […]Read more "My Favorite Web-Based Apps"
Yes, you read that right. My head is in the “cloud,” not clouds. By “Cloud” I mean those gi-normous computer databases out there in the World Wide Web that run online software programs that make my life so much easier. Make no mistake: the Cloud is the future of computing. I predict that within a […]Read more "Why My Head is in the Cloud"
In the summer of 2008, famed commercial/editorial photographer Vincent Laforet heralded the release of Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II with his short film “Reverie”. Both photographers and filmmakers alike were blown away. The release of the 5D has created not only it’s own subculture, but an entire industry was born as companies large and small […]Read more "Fusion: The Facts and the Folly"
This was a discussion I started on my F-Stop Beyond Facebook Group that I thought would be great to bring to the blog. In my last “new” episode of F-Stop Beyond we had new media masters Thomas Hawk and Robert Scoble. They each have a very laissez faire attitude about posting their photos online and […]Read more "Do You Fear Terms of Service?"
A few days ago I wrote a post that painted a picture of what portrait photography might look like in some not too distant future. I told the story of Debra, an inspired entrepreneur who launches a very successful pro photo business with advanced consumer equipment and software, savvy social media marketing, and great people […]Read more "The Future of Photography – Commentary"
A few years ago, when blogging was just starting to make its way into the visual arts community, there was a lot of talk about whether or not it made sense to have a blog. They were considered a waste of time. Something for people who didn’t have anything better to do. Fast forward to […]Read more "The "Marriage" of Social Media and Video"