The “One Box Plan”

Jan 25

The “One Box Plan”

January is always the time of year when we look forward to a fresh start.  When you are a semi-packrat like me, this can get difficult.  As I look around my office, I bet 80% of the things I see have not been used by me in over a year.  So why do I keep them around???  Good question. To avoid ending up on an episode of “Hoarders” I started...

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Examining Sargent’s “Daughters of Edward Darley Boit”

Jan 20

Examining Sargent’s “Daughters of Edward Darley Boit”

As this blog evolves, I thought it would be fun to occasionally jump outside of the photography world for a minute and look around the larger world of art.  I wanted to take a look at a few of my favorite paintings and thought of no better place to start than with one of my favorite paintings by John Singer Sargent.  I first encountered this image while visiting...

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Marketing Mondays

Jan 18

Marketing Mondays

It’s very east to get so busy with your daily workflow that your marketing efforts slowly disappear.  It isn’t a matter of doing a major marketing push at the beginning of the year- it’s more important to keep a steady effort THROUGHOUT the year.  Now since I’m as disorganized as the next guy, I had to come up with a system to make sure I...

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Going Full Circle

Jan 15

Going Full Circle

Back in the late Nineties, when I really started getting serious about photography, I had the good fortune of stumbling upon the Dallas Professional Photographers Association.  I thought I was already pretty good at the time, but being surrounded by these great artists really opened my eyes.  After seeing the incredible images they were able to create, I knew I...

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Goal Setting for 2011

Jan 13

Goal Setting for 2011

Recently, a photographer friend and I got into a discussion on goal setting.   The part we couldn’t agree on was  where to set goals.   Should we set our goals as high as possible, without regard to level of difficulty? Anyone who regularly enters PPA print competition knows that the 80 points required for a print to merit are no easy tast –...

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