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Adding to your Brand Equity

As small business owners there are many things that we use daily that we rarely give a second thought about. It may be the pens we use, paper clips, type of paper in the printer, type of sticky notes, etc. Then there are those things that we think about often (sometimes way too often), your […]

Creative Cloud

Adobe Photoshop Photography Program Extended to Feb 28, 2014

We haven’t been able to confirm with any Adobe Reps yet, but it may be that the Adobe the Photoshop Photography Program will be extended until Feb 28th! The Photoshop Photography Program for CS3+ customers has been extended to Feb. 28, 2014. Thanks to D. Brent Walton of Photography by db Walton  who forwarded me this email […]

Focus@will – Music to Make You More Productive

This time of year, being productive is key! I sit at my desk almost all day while working on retouching and websites (except when my son is begging me to come play trains with him and I relent).   However my brain is always turning and I’m constantly trying to find ways to distract myself. […]

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This Script Made Cry- Lightroom Mass Delete previous step

While color correcting a client’s wedding today in Lightroom, I accidentally chose to ‘read metadata’ instead of ‘save metadata’.  Typically a nice little undo would save the day.  However I have known issue that I refuse to take time to fix where sometime my ctrl+z does some crazy thing like run a preset, not always […]

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Creative Cloud for Everyone

Adobe has announced that the Photoshop Photography Program is now available to everyone, even if you have never owned a full version of Photoshop!  The program allows for anyone to purchase a Creative Cloud membership that includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, 20GB online storage, Behance, and Traning for only $9.99/mth!  According to Adobe’s blog, “$9.99 is not an introductory […]

Bringing Value to your Brand

Cyndy Porter of Cyndy Porter Style and Photography has done an amazing job of adding value to her brand and her business by bringing together two things she loves: empowering women and photography. At the beginning of 2013 Cyndy did what few small business owners would never dream of doing, she rebranded her photography business. […]

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Tracking Emails with Gmail and Yesware

If you are like many of the 425 million other Gmail users out there you love the ease of using Google’s famed email service as well as how easy it integrates with your mobile devices and other services around the web.  However if you are coming from a corporate background, you more than likely used […]

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Photoshop Beep

I love the new the Generator feature for Photoshop CC.  However it seems to be causing some strange errors for me and a few others.  One issue that seems to be related to the generator feature is an annoying beeping sound produced by opening certain files.  For me it was only one file, but of […]

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Platform:Get Noticed In A Noisy World Part 4 (2 of 2)

Social Media seems to be a subject that many small business owners, including photographers, seek to avoid. They want to lean back on ‘tried and true’ methods. However as we have learned over the first section in Part Four, those tried and true methods are becoming not only aged but also a waste of money. […]

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Platform: Get Noticed In a Noisy World – Part 4 (1 of 2)

I knew it would happen and it did. I got behind on posting about the reading.  I thought about giving up and not bothering to finish hoping no one will notice.  However that is just a horrible thought process, especially when I’m supposed to write about expanding my reach and writing blog posts.  So picking […]