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on Feb 7, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Print Lab – Improve YOUR Photography!

You want to vastly improve your photography? Become a master printer and this weekend is how you make that happen. Come, join us! Dates: 25-26 March, 2017 Time: 9am – 4pm Location: Westin Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA Price: $395* Limit to 20 participants What to bring: Camera gear, computer, images and passion Registration: Sharon Peterson 661.204.1506 *2 nights stay at Westin required for this...

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on Feb 3, 2017 in Friday Thoughts

“You Want …. What?”

The business of photography is a huge roller coaster ride. This is in part because it’s a marriage of our creative talents with those needing those talents to tell a story or sell a product. This means there are human beings involved and as soon as you add that to the mix, the roller coaster ride begins. Case in point, delivering to a client what they actually need compared to what they think they want. When it comes to a photograph or series of photographs, this can be a challenge where being a mindreader doesn’t always help. It actually requires acute listening skills and combining that with current trends with our spirit to visually communicate to come up with the perfect final result. A simple example would be working with a photo buyer and in listening to what they are saying, even though they say they want horizontal format images, you add in the submission a couple of perfect vertical format images (or vise a versa) because that’s what...

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on Feb 2, 2017 in Random Thoughts

“Why’d You Start the Blog?”

The questions the hit my email box are humdingers at times! And that’s why the website was first launched back in 1995. In my infinite wisdom, I figured if I’d create this new thing, a website (we were the first wildlife photography website in the world) where I could answer everyone’s questions, then my daily email load would go away. Stupid me! Coming up on 4000pgs now, the website demonstrates that all the answers aren’t out there because as it should be, we keep asking new questions. That search for knowledge, that thirst for learning for many is stronger than ever and we turn to the internet seeking those answers. But it’s kinda like The Curse of Oak Island, you keep digging, get mud all over yourself only to discover rather than finding an answer, you’ve got two new questions. The one reason we did NOT start the website or blog is for our business. Yes, it brings in many of you great folks to our events and workshops...

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