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Archive for February, 2010

Tips for Integrating your DAM System with your Client Management System

Recently, I was asked by a photographer how best to integrate his client management system (CMS) with his digital asset management (DAM) system. Here are a few do’s and don’ts for keeping your jobs organized and associated with your CMS database.  Do’s • Store the files you deliver to clients in a separate “Delivery Folder.” […]

If not now, when?

This afternoon I had lunch with a friend of mine who is a prominent portrait and pet photographer in SLC. He was excited to announce that he’s recently signed up for a week-long video training workshop. The truth is he, like many photographers I’ve spoken with recently is reluctant to invest the time, money and […]

When ads backfire

A friend sent me a link to an LA Times article on how the recession, outsourcing and royalty free photos & logos have undermined the ability for professional photographers, designers and architectural draughtsmen to make a decent living. The article covered points familiar to most creative professionals, the Google Ads at the end of the […]

Finding solace in a surprising place

For the better part of a year, I’ve wanted to produce a multimedia story about my friend, Jim, whose hydroelectric plant has become a home away from home—a refuge, if you will, from day-to-day stresses. On a snowy afternoon, Jim was in his shop working and I shot this interview and short story. Video footage […]

Audio Matters: NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts

Over the past couple of years, NPR has developed a unique approach to covering music—a podcast channel for live concerts and, recently, a series of short video podcasts, the Tiny Desk Concerts. These intimate recordings feature live performances by popular artists recorded at the desk of Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s All Songs Considered. After […]