by J. Nelson Hoffman After weeks of studying the customs of the country, practicing a few key phrases of greeting and buying the proper clothes to wear during meetings I felt I was ready for my business trip to Pakistan. Its not usual for an executive assistant to travel to a foreign country; but its … Continue reading Who Travels Like This?
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So often with my clients they find it hard to maintain a constant push of content to their social media. Its hard to sustain the magic when you are busy making money, filling the pipeline, spending time with family, or enjoying the weekend. I must confess, I have gotten into the Facebook slump. You know … Continue reading Social Media: Can you sustain the magic?
Today I spent my early morning going through paperwork, getting a few bills paid and petting the dog. He's the latest foster I am caring for and his name is Duke. When I went back into the kitchen for more coffee I noticed the pool water was agitated. It could mean earthquake, Duke, or ducks. … Continue reading A Morning with the Ducks
This isn't my best photograph, and it's not my worst one either. There have been several blunders in my career. I read something earlier today that made me think about how I can build my portfolio, training (or getting more experience) and finding inspiration. Life has a way of interfering with our dreams, goals, and … Continue reading Keep going…
Veterans come in all shapes and sizes. This is to honor all two- and four-legged veterans for their service.
It wasn't long ago I worked in the corporate world. At least once a week a discussion about perspective came up. What's our customer's perspective on this new product? Look at this situation through the eyes of another - consider their perspective. The same may be said about photography. I was in the middle of … Continue reading Perspective
Interesting perspective on Street Photography.
Let me start with a quote from a manga series “Boys Be” which was created and written by Masahiro Itabashi. Spoken by the main character in the series Kyoichi Kanzaki, the visual artist eloquently said: “There are many books in the library. Each book has a wonderful story that will never happen in reality. But when you fall in love, reality becomes a story far more beautiful than any book can tell.”
Drawing from it, I could also say that there are lots of scenes we see, shoot and create as a street photograph in the great wide open spaces, each shot we make, each frame we post could is just another image, but when love and your passion is into it, your photo as a reality becomes a story, that “once upon a time”that made you smile.
From my experience, from I had seen, heard and read, this is How to Create Photos…
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Many times I will create a draft from an idea I had and return later to give the idea life. Such is the case with this title."It's hard to say good-bye" was originally created in 2015 around the time I was dealing with my mom's estate. There had been so many delays and challenges. But, … Continue reading It’s hard to say good-bye
Recently, I taught a class covering social media content. It is a dense subject and should be covered in a few sessions. Unfortunately, it would take multiple nights, 2 hours at a time, to properly cover this topic. I could see the look in their eyes of being overwhelmed, dazed and confused. Even with handouts … Continue reading A Guide to the Anatomy of Content
The next class in my social media series will be learning to market your social media and build your brand. Even after creating stunning Facebook pages, or building amazing websites you need to continue marketing your brand so your clients can find your brand. In the competitive climate of small business, marketing and social media … Continue reading Learn to market your Social Media