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14 Aug 2018

Disasters

The owner of Galassos Pizza, Joe Galasso, watches as firefighters dowse the smokey remains of his life’s work.  My building is just two doors down and has been hit with fires more than once itself, once in 1940 and another just a few years ago. Nothing is permanent and everything is fragile.

07 Aug 2018

AUGUST HEAT

Here is a question many of us face on a regular basis, would you rather keep your nose to grindstone or just jump off a bridge?

04 Aug 2018

FREELANCING

Freelancers don’t work for anyone. Freelancers works for anyone. A gig is a gig. If you do work to earn money then you do things that people pay you for. If you have a job you are working to earn money for yourself and someone else. It’s a job. If you are a freelancer you are earning money so you can continue doing what you do. Working for someone else, having a job, has it’s benefits. Ideally, your company values […]

30 Jul 2018

SELFIE 1982

  OK, yeah, so it was 1982 in the photo office of the Fort Pierce News Tribune, in between assignments. I guess I thought I could grow a beard (nice try). It’s funny what you may come across when digging through archives.  Like most people, I often wonder what will become of all the digital photos I’ve been compiling for the past 15-16 years.

29 Jul 2018

MAKING PHOTOSPHERES WORK ON FACEBOOK

Do you stitch together 180 degree images to create photospheres? (Doesn’t everyone?) Here is how to modify the metdata to make them work on Facebook posts: http://tophermcculloch.com/2016/06/make-photo-work-360-photosphere-facebook/ Thank you Christopher McCullock for posting this for all us photosphereographers.

28 Jul 2018
28 Jul 2018

ADD PHOTOS TO INSTAGRAM FROM A DESKTOP OR LAP TOP COMPUTER

If you are like me, cell phone photos just don’t cut it.  Sure, cell phones are handy and fit in your pocket a lot better than a DSLR with a 24-70mm lens and flash unit (unless you have REALLY big pockets), but the versatility just ain’t there. I rarely posted to my Instagram account because it was kind of a chore to transfer files then do the upload thing. Then I came across a great article by Sharon Profis (www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-post-to-instagram-from-a-computer/).  […]

23 Jul 2018

ADVERTISE ON GOOGLE FOR FREE

Just by it’s nature, showing up on Google is good advertising. This is especially true when people are specifically looking for you and not just browsing a generic term. Just search Brokaw Photography and my business appears on the first page with tons of other links to articles, posts and other information about my business and activities. On the right side of the search page is the “Knowledge Panel” with photos, a map, reviews, etc. We have all seen this. […]

19 Jul 2018

ATTENTION CAPITAL

There are all kinds of capital; financial capital, political capital, social capital, state capitals, capital letter, etc. Cal Newport, author of Deep Work,  frequently uses the term “attention capital,” which is easy to grasp.  You own your attention and spend it as you see fit.  People sometimes forcefully demand that we pay attention!  That’s fine as long as I am gaining value some kind of value for what I am buying with my attention. Often we are simply conned out […]

12 Jul 2018

USEFUL & INTERESTING SITES

Every month my Meetup Group, Frenchtown Photography Meetup, gets together in the studio to share images, insights and take part in mini-workshops.  We also engage in projects to push the envelop and see what we can accomplish collectively. Most recently we met to screw around with Photoshop and create somewhat strange, humorous images using layering.  As part of our discussions members often mention websites about photography they enjoy.  Here are three goods one we recently talked about. “You Suck at […]