If you’ve followed your gut when choosing your career path then the joy really is in the doing. I’ve heard critiques about people describing themselves by what they do. “Nay, nay” they say, “You aren’t your job.” Well, I say maybe I am! I’m proud and delighted to say “Je suis photographe!” I didn’t stumble accidentally into being a photographer and I’ll bet you didn’t wander aimlessly into your career, either. When we’ve consciously chosen our paths and pursued them, then […]
Executive portraits can be more than a nice PR photo showing great dental work. They can be an expression of what it means to run a company. Sometimes this takes a little extra time and creative vision but the extra effort can deliver a more compelling image. Being an executive ain’t easy (just ask one). It takes focus, knowledge, skill and the ability to direct and coordinate people. There is more to it than sitting at a desk.
One of my business segments is being a certified Google Trusted photographer, trained and authorized to create virtual tours and publish them on the Google platform. As part of this program I also create and publish standard images of businesses, primarily architectural and product-oriented photos. Periodically, Google gives me an update on how well my photos of my clients’ businesses are doing. I am always delighted to learn how many times they are viewed. The number of views per business range, of […]
There are photo opportunities all around us, every day, unlimited ways we can market ourselves visually. This is the heart of social media marketing. The challenge is that we are used to seeing our world as we see it. The normal is the norm, nothing special. If it feels and looks normal to us it is hard to make it interesting to others. That is why we enjoy taking photos when we travel. It’s new and exciting and fun to […]
We all love candids, good candids of our friends and family having fun, being engrossed in what they are doing. These kinds of candids have a natural, energetic feel, especially if the subject is feeling natural and energetic. They make us feel good. Good business photos can evoke this energetic feeling too, but it is more of a challenge to create these images, to create images that have a natural candid feel, but it is entirely doable. After all, […]
Street photography is very popular, pretty much always has been since folks like Henri Cartier-Bresson started snapping at people with 35 mm cameras. It takes an eye, timing and some courage to photograph people you don’t know. But is it really street photography? Pavement pictures? Also when is it road photography or highway photography? I think we have a boatload of new genre to explore.
Photography is about vision. The stronger the vision, the better the photo. I often open my studio to be used as a gallery for other photographers. We all have different visions and it is gratifying to collaborate. During July 15th & 16th 2017 I am hosting an exhibition featuring 12 photographers (myself included!). I’ve given the show a French flavor to coincide with Frenchtown’s Bastille day celebration. The poster is French but the photographers are American. Businesses throughout the town […]
A refreshing swim is, well, refreshing. A vigorous swim is invigorating. Diving in headfirst is exciting and sometimes courageous and it is always a relief to come up for air. Being a commercial photographer is exhilarating and sometimes demanding, so it is fun to get out sometimes for a little photojournalism style photos of people enjoying themselves.
The world population is now at about 7.5 billion and I’m guessing about 7.4 billion of us like to take pictures. It’s just a rough guess but rarely have I met anyone who doesn’t take at least a little pleasure in snapping a photo of something interesting and then seeing how it comes out. Subjects range from pets & family to surreal settings but the feeling is universal (it’s kinda fun). My hunch is that it’s neurological. Taking a photo […]
BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017 Bill Brokaw brings over 40 years of photography experience and love of teaching to his workshops with are taught in his airy, spacious studio in Frenchtown, NJ. Course material is thorough and students are encouraged to bring their questions, issues and examples of their work for review and kind, honest, constructive criticism. “How to Start and Run a Home Photography Business” August 19 – 9:00 – 3:00 PM Photography can be a self-funded hobby as well […]