Google Earth is a powerful program. It provides a 3 dimensional view of the earth’s surface and is designed to allow users to embed their own data and share it with others on the Google Earth platform. And it’s free. You just need to know how to take advantage if it. I find it invaluable for enhancing my photography when there is a spatial component (i.e., when the location of the photos is important). By incorporating my images in Google […]
Recognize wisdom when you hear it. During the past couple months, I did video interviews of the inductees into the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Hall of Fame. When you get to talk one-on-one with business leaders who have made a difference in their communities you certainly pick up a lot of wisdom. Nobody tried to give advice or promote themselves. Instead they just spoke from the heart about what they believe and what motivates them. It was […]
The inaugural event for the Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame will be held by the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation at the Ryland Inn on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 6:00pm. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the interests of the Hunterdon County business community through business resources, economic & workforce development, leadership development, tourism, philanthropy, and the promotion of civic, educational, cultural and economic interests of the region. The Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame was established […]
As part of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Hall of Fame project I had the opportunity to video interview Adam Ambielli, one of the owners of Custom Alloy in High Bridge, NJ. Adam graciously took me on a tour of the plant and allowed me to take photos to go along with the video. This is truly a heavy industry but it isn’t a smoke stack factory. Custom Alloy shapes and refines metal products for industry, from […]
Revival Construction, a family run construction company based in Flemington, creates beautiful, new, yet rustic houses as well as renovations throughout the region. It is well known for its quality and people always speak glowingly of working with them. On a recent shoot we wanted to get a few exteriors and I noticed a small patch of wildflowers in a nearby field and thought about how they would make a great foreground for the shot. Positioning myself behind them way […]
When we collaborate, we grow. Naturally, there is collaboration between our businesses and our clients, as well as between ourselves and our suppliers. Collaboration between peers also has its rewards. We may not want to give our competition a boost or lose our edge but there are ways to collaborate where we all come out ahead. My schtick is organizing and producing photo projects with other photographers. My latest collaborative project, Summer on the Delaware, will be on display in […]
In the beginning when we first begin learning to shoot straight, there were those in the background keeping a watchful eye and making sure we weren’t aiming at our foot. Ideally, mentoring and guiding never really end in the business world, whether we are the eager student or the wise observer in the background.
Is it “showroom,” “show room,” or “show showroom?” In this case I think I’ll settle on “show showroom.” Photography of interiors is all about showing rooms. In this case, it’s a showroom for a contractor. Showrooms always make for great photos as they are designed to be seen. Of course, interior photos are not by any means limited to showrooms. Good photos are excellent anytime you want to express what it feels like to be in a space. It may […]
You never know what you will see when on assignment. At first I thought I discovered a new species, a rainbow caterpillar. After consulting numerous taxonomic books realized that what I had actually found was Girlscoutis innovatum (common name, “clever Girl Scouts”) What do you do when you get rained on? Innovate!
A company is a team of people working together. The question is, “What are they working for?” Every business owner would love knowing his or her team is working for the growth and enhancement of the company. Everyone has a position and a strategic role to play, whether it’s the bat boy or the captain. Sometimes owners get caught up in the demands of running the business and aren’t able to express their gratitude as much as they would like. […]