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13 Dec 2017

WHO OWNS YOUR ATTENTION?

What are you looking at? What’s got your attention? We are often told to “pay” attention (especially when we are kids).  That must mean we own our attention and can “spend” it however it most benefits us, our growth and our development and those around us.  It’s an investment.  

06 Dec 2017

HAPPINESS OR SATISFACTION?

What are you trying to get out of your career?  Are you looking for happiness or do you want to be satisfied? Don’t answer.  It’s a trick question. They are the same thing.

04 Dec 2017
TREES WATER STONE

SHARING SPACE & CUSTOMERS

It was a good weekend in Frenchtown.  Six businesses: a computer service business, three galleries, an artist and a photo studio, shared our spaces  to celebrate and to enjoy just being here.  It was collaboration on top of collaboration.  Not only did we share our spaces with other artists and other photographers, we shared our individual events with each other, sending visitors back and forth and boosting each other on social media. To commemorate my event and to thank the […]

30 Nov 2017

LEVERAGING GOOGLE MAP AND GOOGLE EARTH

Locations matter when having events. People need to know where you are. Brokaw Photography Studio and five art galleries are having group shows in Frenchtown this weekend.  We’ve all posted our events on Facebook but when we do that we simply create six separate silos of information.  To bring us all together and to inform visitors of our locations I thought it would be great to create a live Google Maps and to locate all the galleries on Google Earth. […]

27 Nov 2017
FRANK by BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY

THE 65-10 RULE

Chances are you looked at Frank’s bright blue eyes before you read any text (yes, they are real!). I know I look at pictures before I read and most of us do.  That is why visual content is so important.  Not only does it get our attention but we remember it better. Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, research consultant and  affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine  has been study how the brain works […]

27 Nov 2017
WALKING FEET

BRAIN WALKING

Have you taken your brain for a walk today? If you’ve ever had  dogs you know how excited they can get when it’s time to go for walk.  They know it will feel good.  And it does. There is something about being outside and moving that makes the brain happy.  It clears cobwebs. The data show … “yada, yada… blah, blah.”  I don’t need no stinking data. My brain knows.

24 Nov 2017
EDDY BUILDING STORE

VISION

I admire people with vision.    Over just a few days last week, Patricia Walsh Collins and Susan Joy Rosetty transformed an empty storefront into a thriving store called the “Art of Sprit Local.”  I had just photographed the space to help market it, so  am happy to see it rented. When I saw how quickly and creatively, Susan and Patricia decorated the store and arranged all the merchandise I was thoroughly impressed.  I asked Patricia how they were able […]

21 Nov 2017

HUNTERDON CHAMBER AWARDS 2107

The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business leaders in the county at its annual awards breakfast.  Hearing about these businesses and individuals is always inspiring.  These businesses are making a difference in the lives of many people from their employees to the people they serve and to the Hunterdon County community.  It is always a pleasure to attend these events and photograph the recipients. Governmental Award winner Clinton Township Mayor John Higgins Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner Tom […]

20 Nov 2017
ALLENTOWN MUSEUM PHOTO EXHIBIT

STUDY YOUR COMPETITION

“Steve” and I are part of a large photography exhibit that opened this weekend at the Allentown Art Museum.  I had photographed Steve as part of a project on artists and am always eager to show him off. The exhibition hall was packed with photographers who are all displaying great images.  It is a little daunting to see how good they all are and also encouraging to see the bar for photography rising higher and higher.  Mediocre images just don’t […]

16 Nov 2017
HUNTERDON FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GAMING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

The Board of Directors for the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation gathered at the Large House in Flemington recently to “play.” They played “Outta This World,” a board game designed to awaken creativity and innovation, which was created by the Hudicka family based in Hunterdon County.  It was an interesting evening photographing and video recording some of the county’s business leaders engaged and enjoying a free flow of energy.   “Outta This World! is our patent pending brainstorm game, […]