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December 2017

WHO OWNS YOUR ATTENTION?

What are you looking at? What’s got your attention? We are often told to...
December 13, 2017

HAPPINESS OR SATISFACTION?

What are you trying to get out of your career?  Are you looking for...
December 6, 2017
TREES WATER STONE

SHARING SPACE & CUSTOMERS

It was a good weekend in Frenchtown.  Six businesses: a computer service business, three...
December 4, 2017
November 2017

LEVERAGING GOOGLE MAP AND GOOGLE EARTH

Locations matter when having events. People need to know where you are. Brokaw Photography...
November 30, 2017
FRANK by BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY

THE 65-10 RULE

Chances are you looked at Frank’s bright blue eyes before you read any text...
November 27, 2017
WALKING FEET

BRAIN WALKING

Have you taken your brain for a walk today? If you’ve ever had  dogs...
November 27, 2017
EDDY BUILDING STORE

VISION

I admire people with vision.    Over just a few days last week, Patricia...
November 24, 2017

HUNTERDON CHAMBER AWARDS 2107

The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business leaders in the county at its...
November 21, 2017
ALLENTOWN MUSEUM PHOTO EXHIBIT

STUDY YOUR COMPETITION

“Steve” and I are part of a large photography exhibit that opened this weekend...
November 20, 2017
HUNTERDON FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GAMING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

The Board of Directors for the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation gathered at...
November 16, 2017
CRYING CLOWN

NOT AMUSED?

Have you ever had one of those days when you pitch idea after idea...
November 15, 2017

BOYS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

Life accelerates as we grow.  The Hunterdon Harmonizers, who are launching yet another production...
November 15, 2017
GINKO LEAVES

GINKO

Ginko leaves in the November light. Gotta love it. Ginkos have been around for...
November 14, 2017
JOHNNY HARITOS AT FREEDOM ART AND MUSIC

LOCAL ART

Johnny Haritos is a Frenchtown based artist, best know for his drawings of rock...
November 13, 2017
Archie Fagan and Sue Lang Saponara

29th Hunterdon County Business & Home Expo & Restaurant Showcase

Food, food, food, from soup to pie  Archie Fagan, here with Sue Lang Saponara...
November 10, 2017
THE CHEF

OWN IT

While shooting some food photos for a local restaurant I was asked if I...
November 7, 2017
ROBERT DEBARTH TYPEWRITER REPAIR

TYPEWRITER MAN

Robert DeBarth has been repairing and rebuilding typewriters for over 70 years.  Now you...
November 6, 2017
BOB RAPP_BY BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY

DOES YOUR WORK MAKE YOU HAPPY?

Sometimes. Yes? They say “work is work” and it is, of course, but if...
November 5, 2017
TODD STONE BY BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY

DO YOU JOURNAL?

I photographed artist, Todd Stone as part of a photo project about the Artists...
November 3, 2017
October 2017
FRENCHTOWN BUSINESSES ON GOOGLE EARTH

LEVERAGING GOOGLE EARTH

Marketing is all about engaging the viewer.  The vast majority of what we encounter...
October 31, 2017
THE SCARECROW WRANGLER

FRENCHTOWN SCARECROWS 2017

Each year creatively created scarecrows suddenly appear in Frenchtown. Every night they wander the...
October 29, 2017
TREES WATER STONE

TREES WATER STONE

Trees Water Stone is a collaborative art event celebrating Solstice in Frenchtown. The intent...
October 27, 2017
COLOR

COLOR?

The world is full of color.  But sometimes we may want to look at...
October 27, 2017
VINCE PAPALE - PASSION

PASSION

Vince Papale “walked on” to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1970s and made history. ...
October 26, 2017
BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY-FOOD TRUCK EVENT_5

FOOD TRUCK FUN

Like many companies, Promius Pharma annually convenes its people from around the country to...
October 25, 2017
COLD BREW

COLD BREW

Really cold brew at BioStorage, part of a facility at Rutgers University where they...
October 23, 2017
TREATMENT PLANT - BILL BROKAW

INDUSTRIAL GRAPHICS

I don’t often think of the visual graphic appeal of sewage treatment plants. Actually,...
October 19, 2017
GEOIMGR.com

GEOTAGGING ONLINE

Geotagging is fairly easy and is required in order to embed a photo on...
October 17, 2017
BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

DIGITAL BASICS WORKSHOP-OCT 21st 9-12:00

“Digital Basics” Oct 21st 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ($69) This workshop is for...
October 17, 2017
8-MAN CREW PULLING

IS EVERYONE PULLING?

It’s often harder than it looks to coordinate teams, even when everyone is doing...
October 17, 2017
GEOTAGGING IN LIGHTROOM

PROCESSING AND GEOTAGGING FOR FRENCHTOWN 150 IN LIGHTROOM

These are the steps for processing your photos in Lightroom.  See “GEOTAGGING ONLINE” post...
October 16, 2017
FRENCHTOWN ON GOOGLE EARTH

FRENCHTOWN 150 MAPS AND LOCATION LIST

Frenchtown 150 is underway.  This collaborative photo project is a comprehensive visual and on-line spatial...
October 15, 2017
FRENCHTOWN 150

WE’RE ALL SPATIAL

Everybody is somewhere. (Whether we know where we are is another question.)  For many...
October 13, 2017
NJ GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE

NJ GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE

It was an interesting evening at the NJPAC with 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial candidates,...
October 11, 2017
HOT IRON

HOT IRON

Steve Sears bends metal.  The hard stuff, … iron. Iron doesn’t want to bend. ...
October 10, 2017

UNDERSTANDING

Dr. Dan Cohen, “Dental Care 4 Kids” understands his patients.    They are less...
October 9, 2017

APPRECIATION

Road Spaghetti! Traveling to a North Jersey assignment in morning rush hour, with accidents...
October 6, 2017
ABUNDANCE

ABUNDANCE

It’s a bumper year for nuts (acorns and hickories, too.).  The trees are fruitful...
October 5, 2017
JOSHUA KATES LCSW

KNOWING YOU DON’T KNOW

I had a great session with a psychotherapist, recently.  A photo session, that is....
October 3, 2017
FALL FAMILY PHOTOS

FALL FAMILY PHOTOS

Fall is definitely prime time for getting outdoor family photos.  The air is crisp,...
October 1, 2017
NEWARK SKYLINE SEPT 2017

SELLING THE EXPERIENCE

Are you selling features or an experience? I think we all know that our...
October 1, 2017
September 2017

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity of Raritan Valley held a wonderful fundraising gala at Basking Ridge...
September 29, 2017
STEP AND REPEAT

STEP AND REPEAT

When Habitat for Humanity asked me to shoot its fundraising gala I was happy...
September 29, 2017
PHOTOGRAPHERS EPHEMERIS

SUNRISE-SUNSET

I wanted to share this great website, called the Photographers Ephemeris.  It easily shows...
September 28, 2017
LOCATION HEADSHOT STUDIO

Picture Day at Crown Plaza, Princeton

If you’ve ever been part of a corporate headshot shoot (either as a photographer...
September 27, 2017
BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

FALL PHOTO WORKSHOPS 2017

Brokaw Photography is pleased to offer a series of thoroughly enjoyable Saturday morning beginner...
September 26, 2017
Special Team

LOOKS

Dr. Jody Serra, owner of the Center for Natural Wellness offers a range of...
September 26, 2017
LEADERSHIP HUNTERDON CLASS OF 2018

LEADERSHIP HUNTERDON 2018

Every year I enjoy photographing the newest class of the Leadership Hunterdon program. Leadership...
September 25, 2017
Cressent Moon

Waxing Croissant

Who doesn’t love the crescent moon?
September 24, 2017

Equinox 2017

Happy Equinox. About equal day and night today as we continue to spiral and...
September 22, 2017

Topped Off in Newark

Newark, NJ continues to grow and expand with the help of Dranoff Properties (dranoffproperties.com) which...
September 20, 2017
Gourds

Is it a gourd or a feeling?

What’s for sale here? On the surface, it’s a funky looking squash.  Taken just...
September 19, 2017
GOOGLE EARTH

Are you taking advantage of Google Earth?

Google Earth is a powerful program.  It provides a 3 dimensional view of the...
September 18, 2017
HALL OF FAME

Sage Wisdom

Recognize wisdom when you hear it. During the past couple months, I did video...
September 15, 2017

Business Hall of Fame Inauguration

­The inaugural event for the Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame will be held...
September 14, 2017
MONKEYS

Seeing monkeys do …

Monkey see, monkey do?  Maybe not such bad advice, depending on what the monkeys...
September 13, 2017
CICADA

CICADA

I came across this guy during a walk this weekend and boy, did he...
September 12, 2017
GREEN POWER GLASSES

Ready for Monday?

Harry starts every week with total focus.  Of course, he has his krypton glasses...
September 11, 2017
STEPS

Steps to Candid Photography

When you think about it, there are a lot of steps to just about...
September 8, 2017
BOULDERING

Climbing

Sometimes it’s a bare-knuckle climb to the top, one finger grip at a time.
September 6, 2017
CUSTOME ALLOY

Thriving

As part of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Hall of Fame...
September 5, 2017
ECOLOGY FLAG

Envision-Plan-Implement

Frenchtown enjoyed two simultaneous events Labor Day Weekend that perfectly exemplified the envision-plan-implement process....
September 4, 2017
August 2017
MICHAEL FLOOD - Trooper Tuber

Trooper Tuber

Often it’s the simplest images that can be the most memorable and most fun....
August 31, 2017
REVIVAL CONSTRUCTION

Foreground

Revival Construction, a family run construction company based in Flemington, creates beautiful, new, yet...
August 30, 2017
Climb

Climb

I came across a group of young athletes early in the morning making their...
August 30, 2017
First Light

Collaboration

When we collaborate, we grow. Naturally, there is collaboration between our businesses and our...
August 28, 2017
CHECK OUT AT SHOP RITE

Underestimating and Under Appreciating

As part of a video for the Hunterdon County of Chamber Foundation I had...
August 25, 2017
EGG COMPETITION

Country Fair

We’re only a frog’s hop from New York out here on the West Coast...
August 24, 2017
TAKING AIM

Taking Aim

In the beginning when we first begin learning to shoot straight, there were those...
August 23, 2017
OMG

“OMG” – Three little letters that mean a lot.  

“OMG. So happy thanks so much.”  When you finish a job and read these...
August 22, 2017
NIGHT SKY

Ready for the Eclipse?

Here comes the moon.  Standing in front of the sun and casting us into...
August 21, 2017
SHARED VISION

Shared Vision

I talk to a lot of business people and I know how much everyone...
August 18, 2017
SHOWROOM

SHOWROOM

Is it “showroom,”  “show room,” or “show showroom?” In this case I think I’ll...
August 17, 2017
RAINBOW CATERPILLAR

Innovating

You never know what you will see when on assignment.  At first I thought...
August 16, 2017
TEAM PHOTO

Value Your Team

A company is a team of people working together.  The question is, “What are...
August 15, 2017
Focus

Focus

Each August the pilgrims pass through Frenchtown on their way to the American Czestochowa...
August 14, 2017
Coffee time

It’s Friday

It’s Friday.  It’s August. It’s still summer. The boss is on vacation…. Have another...
August 11, 2017
Zip Lining

Going to Camp

For some reason it always seem like I’m climbing ladders (or trees or fences...
August 9, 2017
GEARS

In Gear

While on assignment shooting footage and stills at the Historic Red Mill in Clinton,...
August 9, 2017
Hunterdon County Freeholders' Meeting Room Photo by Bill Brokaw

The Long Tail (revisited)

Stuff we do today will reverberate in our future. Back in 2004 Chris Anderson...
August 8, 2017
FOREST MUSHROOM

Is Your Business LIke a Mushroom?

Mushrooms are funny organisms.  Most of the time they are invisible to us growing...
August 7, 2017
Dating Site Photos

Dating Site Photos

Sometimes, I get to do personal photos for people to use for their dating...
August 4, 2017
Riverfest Vikings

BRANDING

Branding an event is as important as branding your business.  What’s it all about?...
August 3, 2017
Author Headshot

Window Light for Headshots

I love light.  Soft light, natural light, bright light, dim light, light bulb light,...
August 2, 2017
Group Photography

Cool Group Shots

Shooting groups is an art in itself.  Imagine corralling 5, 10, 20 or more...
August 1, 2017
July 2017
Office Viking

I Love Mondays

Mondays are always invigorating, especially after a great weekend.  But I confess, I don’t...
July 31, 2017
Commercial Real Estate Photography

Commercial Real Estate

Large open interior areas can be tricky to photograph.  In fact, any interior area...
July 28, 2017
Minal Sampat, Growth Management Marketingg

Watch what you say!

Headshots can be fun.  All it takes is some imagination and a willingness to...
July 27, 2017
Environmental Headshot

Interesting Headshots

Headshots are, of course, a staple of business.  People expect to see a current...
July 26, 2017
Expectation

Expectation

There are many times when we have a full plate in front of us...
July 25, 2017
Chanterelles photographed by Bill Brokaw

Wild Mushrooms

April showers bring May flowers and July showers bring “chanterelles” a delectable, edible wild...
July 24, 2017
Dogfish

Size Limit

What is the size limit for Delaware dogfish?
July 22, 2017

Street Photography

Sometimes you just have to take the plunge and get your feet wet (up...
July 22, 2017
Summer Fun

Summer Swelter, Embrace It!

It’s the peak of summer and time for many to hibernate inside in the...
July 21, 2017

Shokunin

A few years ago I was lucky to discover the documentary, “Jiro Dreams of...
July 20, 2017

Exploring the Waters

The Delaware River is not exactly known for its coral reefs and sunken treasure...
July 19, 2017

Street Photography

Local events like festivals, parades, fairs etc. are especially great for practicing street photography....
July 18, 2017

The lesson of the white chicory

Creating macro botanical images for scientific stock is one of my specialites.  I have...
July 17, 2017

There is No Fun Like Work

If you’ve followed your gut when choosing your career path then the joy really...
July 14, 2017

Power Portraits

Executive portraits can be more than a nice PR photo showing great dental work....
July 13, 2017
Google Views Of Brokaw Photography Photos

Getting your business viewed

  One of my business segments is being a certified Google Trusted photographer, trained...
July 12, 2017

Photo Ops For Business

There are photo opportunities all around us, every day,  unlimited ways we can market...
July 11, 2017

Lifestyle photography

We all love candids, good candids of our friends and family having fun, being...
July 10, 2017
A real street photograph

Street Photography

Street photography is very popular, pretty much always has been since folks like Henri...
July 9, 2017

Photo Exhibit

Photography is about vision.  The stronger the vision, the better the photo. I often...
July 7, 2017

Coming up for Air

A refreshing swim is, well, refreshing.  A vigorous swim is invigorating.  Diving in headfirst...
July 5, 2017

Joy of Photography

The world population is now at about 7.5 billion and I’m guessing about 7.4...
July 4, 2017
April 2017

Workshop Information 2017

BROKAW PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017 Bill Brokaw brings over 40 years of photography experience and...
April 19, 2017