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The race to the middle

My recent vacation to a land where no cell phone or internet service exists opened up my eyes about what I use as inspiration and as a barometer of success.  Continue Reading →

Pescadero, California at night

Disconnecting from technology

The last time I remember not being connected to the world was the summer of 2006; on my honeymoon. I can’t remember if I even had a smart phone in 2006. If I did there was no way that I had the same reliance to ever-accessible technology as I do today.  Continue Reading →

It costs how much for one photo?

I get random calls from prospective clients that find me through a local search. This particular caller needed a photo for her business card. In photographer’s parlance, a business head shot. I have a minimum rate that it takes me to book a shoot. That minimum is based on my cost of doing business. It also takes into account my opportunity cost. Continue Reading →

You can’t please everyone

Throughout the years I have learned that I can’t be the best photographer in everyone’s eyes. My job as a photographer is to listen to your needs and deliver images that satisfy those needs.

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Looking back at 2014

I told myself I wouldn’t make a slideshow again this year. Yet, here I am. After many hours struggling to find the right music and then trudging through editing I finally have a slideshow.

2014 was a great year. It’s all great. I get to do this for a living and each year I get to meet new people, shoot new ideas and get paid to do what I love. Continue Reading →

Photography = Business

I just spent the past hour filing my annual sales tax and my LA business tax filing. I’ve also spent many hours over the past couple weeks preparing for my meeting with my accountant that will take care of my income, self employment and other taxxy shit that’s above my head. Continue Reading →

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