My friend Leroy Schulz is a photographer, graphic artist, programmer, green car fanatic and mountain scrambler in Edmonton. One of the projects he uses to keep the creative juices flowing is his POTD (Photo of the Day). He takes at least one photo every day, no matter where he is or what’s going on. A […]

The thing in the way of amazing

photo credit: Br0m You know the thing I’m talking about. The thing that just wouldn’t go away. It’s so big, you can’t see it. It’s like that creep at the dance who just wont take no for an answer. Or that thing hanging over your head that you *know* you have to do – but […]

Boat anchors are bad business. Sharing is good business.

[audio:] photo credit: Robb North Over the last month or so, I’ve been playing phone tag with someone at the local bank’s office. I use this national bank primarily because they offer some electronic banking services that local banks don’t bother to offer (such as a real-time, seamless interface with QuickBooks), despite my repeated “encouragement” […]

Don’t Shoot the Photographer

photo credit: freeparking Last week I was talking with some friends about shooting weddings. Everyone in the conversation has a strong interest in photography, often concentrating on different subjects and all are at different stages in their photography life. One of the guys mentioned that there was a nationwide event called “A Million Little Pictures” […]

Ryan Air cant even afford to flush?

photo credit: _sarchi So you’re probably sick of me talking about the fact that basing the success of your business solely on the ability to beat everyone else’s price is a mistake. Some would hold out Wal-Mart as an example that I’m dead wrong. Rhetorical question for those people: How many businesses *other than WalMart* […]

First Nicholson, now Vogel: You can’t handle the truth?

photo credit: kevindooley Today’s guest post comes from St. Louis photographer Jeane Vogel, who shares her observations about the reactions of “ambitious” visitors to an art fair, and the “la-la-la-la, I can’t hear you” reactions she got from far too many of them when sharing some of the most valuable info she could share with […]

Thinking outside the box store

[audio:] photo credit: Derek Farr ( DetroitDerek ) Several of my friends are in the artist community, both here in Montana and elsewhere. Many of them are photographers like you’d suspect, but some paint. I don’t really look at myself as an artist even though I’ve been a photographer in one form or another since […]

When are you going to adapt?

During the Olympics, I watched a number of photography blogs by photographers on location at the Games so I could watch for the best images you might not see on tv – and certainly not at high resolutions. My 2 favorites were Mostly True by Kenneth Jarecke and Best Seat in the House by Seattle […]

Are your prospects giddy?

My apologies for not providing you with your expected Monday morning post, but I was a little distracted yesterday. You see, at 4:49pm Mountain time, I became a grandfather for the first time. And this morning, before she got another chance to divert my attention – and yes, she’s already quite good at that – […]

Can you really reserve the right to refuse service?

With the recent same-sex marriage ruling in California, more and more businesses are going to be faced with making serious, perhaps business/life-altering decisions about their operations – assuming they haven’t already. One excellent example is the case of New Mexico wedding photographers who refused to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006. Earlier this year, […]