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PHOTO STORIES BLOG

28 Aug 2017
First Light

Collaboration

When we collaborate, we grow. Naturally, there is collaboration between our businesses and our clients, as well as between ourselves and our suppliers.  Collaboration between peers also has its rewards.  We may not want to give our competition a boost or lose our edge but there are ways to collaborate where we all come out ahead. My schtick is organizing and producing photo projects with other photographers.  My latest collaborative project, Summer on the Delaware, will be on display in […]

25 Aug 2017
CHECK OUT AT SHOP RITE

Underestimating and Under Appreciating

As part of a video for the Hunterdon County of Chamber Foundation I had the opportunity to do an interview with Joe Colalillo of Shop Rite, one of the inductees for the Foundation’s Hall of Fame.  Joe is well known and loved throughout the county for all he does to support  the community in many, many ways. I’m a regular shopper at Shop Rite and always knew how hard everyone works but I think I underestimated and maybe under appreciated […]

24 Aug 2017
EGG COMPETITION

Country Fair

We’re only a frog’s hop from New York out here on the West Coast of New Jersey but we still got ourselves an annual country fair where eggs compete, Old Glory hangs over the exhaust pipes of farm tractors and girls take their cows for a walk.  See you on the midway after I fill up on kettle corn and pick up a nice big bone for my dog.        

23 Aug 2017
TAKING AIM

Taking Aim

In the beginning when we first begin learning to shoot straight, there were those in the background keeping a watchful eye and making sure we weren’t aiming at our foot. Ideally, mentoring and guiding never really end in the business world, whether we are the eager student or the wise observer in the background.  

22 Aug 2017
OMG

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

“OMG. So happy thanks so much.”  When you finish a job and read these words, you can feel satisfied you’ve served your client well.  Having recently received such an email, I’m happy as a peach and also well aware one should never rest on one’s laurels. Satisfying a client is more than the final product.  It is the whole process that leads you there, from the first phone call to the deliverable and everything in between.  It is an ongoing […]

21 Aug 2017
NIGHT SKY

Ready for the Eclipse?

Here comes the moon.  Standing in front of the sun and casting us into darkness in the middle of the day. OK, so maybe it won’t get this dark, but it will be the biggest shortest show of the year.

18 Aug 2017
SHARED VISION

Shared Vision

I talk to a lot of business people and I know how much everyone cares about the services and products they provide.  This is their vision.  Their clients and customers also have a vision.  They want products and services that satisfy them.  When we share our visions with other people’s visions, that’s when magic happens. We all have visions for ourselves and for our businesses.  Visions are what we want to see happen.  We want to grow, we want to […]

17 Aug 2017
SHOWROOM

SHOWROOM

Is it “showroom,”  “show room,” or “show showroom?” In this case I think I’ll settle on “show showroom.”  Photography of interiors is all about showing rooms.  In this case, it’s a showroom for a contractor.  Showrooms always make for great photos as they are designed to be seen.  Of course, interior photos are not by any means limited to showrooms.  Good photos are excellent anytime you want to express what it feels like to be in a space.  It may […]

16 Aug 2017
RAINBOW CATERPILLAR

Innovating

You never know what you will see when on assignment.  At first I thought I discovered a new species, a rainbow caterpillar.  After consulting numerous taxonomic books  realized that what I had actually found  was Girlscoutis innovatum (common name, “clever Girl Scouts”) What do you do when you get rained on?  Innovate!

15 Aug 2017
TEAM PHOTO

Value Your Team

A company is a team of people working together.  The question is, “What are they working for?” Every business owner would love knowing his or her team is working for the growth and enhancement of the company.  Everyone has a position and a strategic role to play, whether it’s the bat boy or the captain. Sometimes owners get caught up in the demands of running the business and aren’t able to express their gratitude as much as they would like. […]