Archive for 'Business'

April Update-Meet Casey the Black Bear Cub

Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by .

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Happy Spring!!! I recently returned from Utah, just outside Zion National Park, where I hosted a workshop (that was held in conjunction with the folks at the Triple “D” Game Farm) with a tremendous group of students. As spring is the time of year when a lot of animals have their youngsters, we had the good fortune of photographing…

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Top Ten Ways to Separate the Cameraists from the Photographers

Posted on 13. Sep, 2010 by .

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If you’re a Cameraist who is easily offended, I beg you to read no further. You will anyway, but I’ve taken care of my responsibilities by warning you.

With all that preamble out of the way, presented below in traditional count-down order are the Top Ten ways to separate the Cameraists from the Photographers…

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Selling wildlife photography; cute sells

Posted on 24. Aug, 2010 by .

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When I was first getting involved in professional wildlife photography, one of my mentors told me something I’ve made a point of remembering. What he told me should be obvious, but like much of what should be obvious, it isn’t always that obvious until someone points it out to you. And what was this pearl of wisdom and insight that I received? It was simply…

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Spirit Bear Cover Shot – ISO 3200 Canon 5D Mark II

Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 by .

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Have you seen the cover shot on the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of Outdoor Photography Canada (OPC) Magazine? It’s my shot of a Kermode “Spirit” Bear and there is an accompanying article inside about a trip I lead last fall to photograph these wonderful and uniquely Canadian bears. This isn’t my first cover shot on a magazine…

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Outdoor Photo Gear – A story of exceptional customer service

Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by .

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Many moons ago, I used to work in the retail industry. While my job rarely took me to the front lines of retail service, I was always keenly aware of the many challenges involved in providing customers with a great level of service. Stories of poor customer service abound on the various Internet forums one comes across and that is all useful information. But, I think it is even more important to share the positive…

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Secrets of the photo workshop business

Posted on 30. Jun, 2009 by .

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I’m writing this article because frankly, I’m upset. It seems that everytime I meet with photographers who have attended a workshop, at least one of them has a horror story about a previous workshop they’ve attended. Often, I’m surprised they were able to put the bad experience behind and have the fortitude to try again with another workshop leader. What’s really upsetting about a lot of things I hear about the nature photography workshop business is that it…

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Slideshows that don’t suck

Posted on 16. Apr, 2009 by .

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Although I fondly remember watching my dad’s dusty slides as a kid, I’ve never enjoyed watching slideshows of digital images on the computer. Why? Because they generally suck and bore me to tears. In fact, I had a selection of URL’s saved just so that I could lull myself to sleep if I couldn’t sleep. So, when I heard about a service called Animoto that promises to…

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5 misconceptions about professional freelance photography

Posted on 14. Apr, 2009 by .

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Some of the comments generated by my post on the Top Ten Mistakes that aspriring professional freelance photographer make got me to thinking that some people seem to have a few misconceptions about what being a professional photographer…

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Top ten mistakes that aspiring professional freelance photographers make

Posted on 06. Apr, 2009 by .

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I run into a lot of people, either physically or virtually who have aspirations of turning their hobby photography into a freelance career. I thought I’d put together a list, derived from my and other’s experience, to help…

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What sort of wildlife photographs sell?

Posted on 15. Dec, 2008 by .

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Question: I’ve just getting started into wildlife photography and I’d really like to find a way to turn this expensive hobby into something I can make some money from. What sort of wildlife photographs sell well?

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