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16 Jan 2018
FUN

FUN

When it’s satisfying, it feels good.  If it feels good, it’s fun. Even when it’s work. (I wonder why there isn’t a verb form of the word fun.) Work, work, work.  If work was fun, they’d call it fun, right? Fun and games. Not even games are all fun, though. Technically, work is the process of transferring energy from one place to another (work=force x distance). But who’s counting? Fun is the process of living life fully. (Even when it’s work.)

15 Jan 2018
SHANNON

PEOPLE ARE LOOKING

Or at least we hope they are.  Being visible is good, being noticed is even better. We all love to see, especially things that make us feel good.  We live in a visual world full of visual media.  It matters what you put out there for others to see.  The intent of marketing is to create a positive emotional response.  In other words, making people feel good. Show us your best foot.  Make us feel good. We’ll notice.  

03 Jan 2018
HUNTERDON COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS 2018

GOOD HANDS

I photograph fairly often for Hunterdon County at its special events and I especially like being at the yearly reorganizational meeting. I’ve gotten to know and really respect these people. They are focused on making Hunterdon County the best it can be. We all know this and appreciate what they do. Below Matt Holt, 2018 Director, speaks to a packed room about the Freeholders’ vision for Hunterdon County.

02 Jan 2018
FRENCHTOWN FIREWORKS JAN 1 2018

RESOLVE

I don’t wait for new years to make resolutions. I make ’em everyday, all day. I’m always resolving to do something. Making resolutions is quite a lot of fun and feels really good. I highly recommend it. Don’t worry about whether you are keeping every resolution or not. The simple act of resolving always adds momentum in the right direction.

26 Dec 2017
KINDRED SPIRITS

ABOUT VIDEOS

“About Videos” on a your website, if done well, can be a great way for people to learn about you, your products or your services. I visit websites because I am curious, I want to know more. That is why I am there. (And I like watching more than I like reading, so a quick video is always welcome!) Of course it’s a balance to get it just right for your audience. If you are authentic and professional you’ll get […]

18 Dec 2017
Brokaw Photography Workshops

JANUARY 2018 WORKSHOPS

Brokaw Photography is pleased to offer two thoroughly enjoyable (and very reasonably priced!) photo mini-workshops at its studio in Frenchtown NJ on Saturday January 20th. These workshops are non-technical and are designed to help you get the most out of your photography.  Each workshop is two and one half hours long with time for questions at the end. The cost is only $49 for each or just $89 if you sign up for both workshops. Your payment is your registration and I welcome […]

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. […]