Who you decide to spend most of your days with will have one of the most profound impacts on who you become.Read more "The Art of Evolution Pt. 2 – Who You Hangin’ Around?"
Zack Arias’ personal project #de_VICE is a great way to end this week’s theme. A simple project with a poignant message that eventually got picked up by CNN. Amazing!Read more "The Divisiveness of Mobile #de_Vices"
My advice to seasoned professionals to create a 10-step system to counter The Photo System. In short: go to the mattresses.Read more "Advice for Old Timers vs. Young Whipper Snappers"
The top 11 posts of this past year that got people talking, yelling or asking the question “Ron, are you high!?”Read more "The Top 11 Feather-Ruffling Posts of 2011"
With all the talk of expensive cameras, I’m reminded that the career of renown commercial/music photog Zack Arias was significantly boosted based on a Flip video he shot.Read more "The Flip Video That Launched a Giant"
As a follow up to yesterday’s provocative post about whether to put pricing on your website, today I explore what it means if your business is viewed as a commodity.Read more "Being Viewed as a Commodity Will Affect What You Can Charge"
Today I continue the series I started yesterday, “The Price is Right.” There’s been a lot of chatter lately in my circles around this topic of pricing, so I wanted to address it. Yesterday it was about strategies for setting your rates. Today let’s look at some ways for raising your rates. ‘Cuz you know […]Read more "How Often Should You Raise Your Rates?"
The firestorm of comments on my “haters gonna hate” post raised an issue that I think is prevalent in the industry: attacking one’s character or making an insinuation about one’s ethic without really knowing the person or their background. I’ve seen it done to others where I knew the background of the person attacked, and […]Read more "In Pursuit of the Truth"
Update: After you have fun reading this, read the follow up commentary.*** Last night multi-award-winning Canadian wedding photographer and speaker Jesh de Rox unintentionally ignited quite a fire storm in the Twitterverse. Jesh gave a free webinar about his upcoming Beloved Collective: an educational forum to learn about his “experiential technique” to photography. At the […]Read more "Jesh de Rox’s “Beloved” Webinar Ignites a Twitter Tempest"
Can you say that title ten times fast?! When you earn a living as a photographer or filmmaker, it’s easy to get into the trap of feeling like unless you’re getting paid for a gig, you won’t do a gig. I speak from experience because I know at times that’s how I feel. But the […]Read more "Personal and Pro Bono Projects Can Prove Profitable"