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To Watermark or Not to Watermark

I’ll admit… I’m torn. There are times when I just want to give away my work to someone. There are other times where I know that’s a kind and welcome gesture. There are other times where I know it is not a sensible thing to do for my business. Even for friends and (not immediate) family, there are times where I want to hand out the images and there are times where I know I shouldn’t. In business,...
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Christian Concerts

I don’t know about the rest of you, but there is something remarkably powerful and truly special about a packed concert where the entire audience is like one big Praise and Worship choir. In March of 2009, I had the distinct pleasure, honor, and blessing to be able to photograph the Chris Tomlin and Israel Houghton “Hello Love” concert at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. It was fantastic!...
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Order Fulfillment

As a photographer, I have regularly struggled with the decision of whether to do “self fulfillment” or host my photographs on a web site that offers “managed” order fulfillment. For the past several years, I was doing order fulfillment myself. We had a very nice system (“Photo Cart” from Pictures Pro [opens in new window]) that I was able to customize to fit...
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Slideshow Music

Personally, I like music on a slideshow on a web page. BUT… it does need to be balanced by a few very reasonable criteria, such as: I can turn it off whenever I want. I always have my mute button, of course, but I’d prefer a couple of simple and intuitive controls on the slideshow. It should not be “obnoxious”. I know that obnoxious is relative to the ear of the...
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Erin and Tom – Prom 2011

Erin and Tom met us in a nearby park to get some wonderful photos. Erin is the Prom Girl of the Year for the Wedding Shoppe. She looked stunning in her purple dress and Tom was dashing in his matching vest and tie. It was our pleasure to capture these special moments with this adorable couple! Congratulations Erin and Tom!
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