I Want My Photo in a Cracker Barrel

March 2, 2019 1

One of my life goals is to have a photo of myself hanging in a Cracker Barrel. Not while I’m alive, of course, but hopefully years from now, after I have gone to the great […]

The Lesson from Costco’s Photo Lab

March 1, 2019 6

I received a letter from Costco that the location I frequent for my 8lbs of ground beef and jumbo bottle of vodka is closing their photo department. Why? Because in spite of more pictures being […]

THE PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHER NOBODY WANTS

June 22, 2018 1

There is a teacher of photography that few speak of in today’s industry. She is shunned by many and with good reason. Nobody seems to like her. She has taught photography and business for as […]

Meant to Last

May 24, 2018 3

My mom was a florist. She used to say you can always tell a florist by their thumb. Each floral stalk must be cut prior to refrigeration and cut again when incorporated into a design, […]

For Immediate Release

April 4, 2018 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago, IL- Photographers from all over the world descended upon Chicago this weekend to partake in the first ever “Professional Camera Bag Competition” at Union Station. The competition, which is the first […]

A Photography Riddle

March 27, 2018 0

I’m sitting on a plane right now, eating cherry sour ball candies and pondering some stuff. It’s a 3 hour flight, so I have some serious pondering time at my disposal. At this very moment, […]

Plan B is Vanity Fair

January 26, 2018 0

(Side note:  it’s kind of nice to know that even a publication like Vanity Fair has its, “OMG! WE LEFT THAT IN!” moments. xoxo)

Do NOT Fake it till You Make It

January 6, 2018 2

I see the posts. You see them, too. A session gone wrong because a photographer didn’t know what to do. And they didn’t know what to do because they hadn’t yet acquired the skills necessary […]

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