This year the Best Photos of 2012 blog project hit a new milestone with 300 entries, topping the results for best photos of 2011, best photos of 2010, best photos of 2009, best photos of 2008 and best photos of 2007! Participants spanned a spectrum of skill levels from hobbyists to professionals and covered a wide variety of genres including landscape, macro, nature, photojournalism, portraiture, event, wildlife, fi
I’m kicking off a new email newsletter called Contagious Creativity (Please Note This Is Now On Hiatus). The goal of this newsletter is to talk inside baseball on web marketing, social media, self-publishing and developing industry trends. In my other life I was a corporate web marketing strategist and web manager and while I’ve left that behind to pursue photography full-time I’m still actively thi
Learn more about SOPA and its ugly twin PIPA in this short 4 minute video. Write your US Congressperson and Senator to urge them to vote no on SOPA and PIPA. Do customize the title and at least the first line of the email that is generated so staffers know its not just a form letter with out thought.
This year we had an amazing turn out for the Best Photos of 2011 blog project with 289 entries, topping the results for best photos of 2010, best photos of 2009, best photos of 2008 and best photos of 2007! Participants spanned a spectrum of skill levels from hobbyists to professionals and covered a wide variety of genres including landscape, macro, nature, photojournalism, portraiture, event, wildlife, fine art pho
Is the nearly impossible mechanism to obtain permits to hike Half Dome to blame for the death of a hiker this week? I had an interesting conversation with my neighbor regarding the hiker that just recently perished on Half Dome this week as we’re both a 2-3 degrees of separation from her. What was an eye opener in the conversation is that few people hiked Half Dome that day because of questionable weather. Did
Don’t get me wrong I love social media and I enjoy interacting with friends, family and fans on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, but there are days I do need to remove distractions and get down to the business of work. Well I found a few solutions to hit the social media mute button and tested them out this past week. In case you’re looking for a virtual (working) cone of silence you may find the following
I’ve finally compiled a list of iPhone and iPad apps that I’ve found of use on my mobile devices. I’ve received numerous inquiries in the past as to what apps I recommend and to make things simple for everyone I’ve made this one master list. Included in the list are Social Media, Photography Research / Reference Tools, Photography Editing Tools, iPhone Camera Enhancement, Weather, Utlity, Busi
If you’re as passionate about photography as I am, I have some great sources of photo inspiration for you to start your weekend. Art of Composition Lectures If you’re looking to improve your photography Art Wolfe (@artwolfe) is running a series of lectures on the Art of Composition in 5 cities through October. Check out the schedule here on his web site and if you sign up be sure to share that you found o