Out of Email

The ongoing influx of email…It never ends. In an effort to simplify the email loop, if that’s even possible, I have found it helpful to try to take communications I regularly have with collaborators and clients out of email, and either 1) get on the phone or 2) switch...

Perceiving Unity

Irish poet William Butler Yeats once remarked “Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.” It’s true: our talent is enhanced when we collaborate with like-minds that we trust. With time some of these working relationships may become so strong, it’s hard to imagine...

25 Marketing Hacks For Creatives

Did you remember to list your photography business in the Yellow Pages this year? How about the last time you sent out a 4-color direct mail piece or FedEx’d your portfolio to a client? Probably around the same time you faxed that art director your estimate. Today’s...

Editing Authority

One policy I regularly include in contract terms is defining who has editing authority. The term reads clearly as: EDITING AUTHORITY – The Photographer reserves the right to edit and will be the final authority on the images that will be offered to the client. It...

No More Noise

About a year ago, the rather adamant designer Mike Monteiro blogged about an experienceafter talking to a Quaker near his home in Philadelphia. Not being religious himself, he inquired about how their religious services were conducted. The Quaker told him that during...