Friday, May 31, 2019

Wooden Leica Music Box?

For the photographer that has everything I guess. A wooden music box in the shape of a Leica Camera. You have a choice of several tunes Harry Potter theme song being one.

About US$12 on Amazon Check out the video

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Wow Nikon slips from #2 spot to #3. Pushed out by Sony.

Wow Nikon slips from #2 spot to #3. Pushed out by Sony.  I keep telling photographers that things are changing too fast to spend big bucks on soon to be outdated equipment. Best to sit back and watch before parting with $7-8K on a new camera

Read about it below.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Frizzy Hair Fix?

For years I have had to Photoshop out the fly away hairs on some female business headshots. The process is more tedious than it looks. Even though I made a Photoshop Action I called Fly Aways #3 (after my first two versions)  it is often a slow process

A client came in on a humid Friday (a doctor) she pulled out a bottle of Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo-complexe Versatile Beautifying Oil, to tame her frizzies. I wondered if that might be the solution to help my clients with their fly aways. She said it was great and cost about $40-$50

I discussed the idea over the weekend, my daughter suggested JOHN FRIEDA® Frizz Ease® Original Smooth Serum,  for only $11-15

Reading the reviews on Amazon made me believe it was exactly what I was looking for. So click click and it arrived in less than 24 hours. 

A bottle of JOHN FRIEDA® Frizz Ease® Original Smooth Serum now sits on the counter of the studio bathroom. Time will tell.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

2018 Marketing Goal Achieved

Midway through 2017 I set a marketing goal for myself, this is a very competitive business and we're all looking for an edge right. I thought I found one.

I set a goal deadline of Christmas 2017. My idea was working well but I was disappointed when Christmas came and I missed my goal by only two points.

January 2018 I set a new goal, more than double my 2017 goal. I was thrilled when by Christmas 2018 not only did I reach my marketing goal but exceeded it by three points.

Silly and superficial maybe but I decided I needed to mark the occasion by getting myself something special, a Movado.

So did my my marketing idea work, yes very well. Am I going to say what it was, no.  We live and die by our marketing, and in this industry when you come up with a creative idea, marketing or new tagline it is stolen within hours by your competition.

As to my Mavado I only wear it on special occasions, or when I need to dress up. Probably silly too right?

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Monday, May 6, 2019


Hands on Sunday cooking class. Cordon Bleu trained Chef Julia Hsin is teaching us to make a "Japanese Omelette Rice."  I love meeting other creatives, they love what they do and have a great sense of humour.  Later this month Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancake)
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