Archive for Odds and ends

Should photographers and other businesses use “Thumbtack.com” for marketing?

What businesses and individuals need to know about the “Thumbtack.com” website. Small businesses seem to have a love-hate relationship with the website “Thumbtack.com”. Some love the site, and claim that it has increased their business greatly. Others swear that they’d never use it again, and that it was a huge waste of money. This blog […]

Sharyland Utilities, L.P. is now deregulated! What electricity company should you try?

  Ambit Energy has been giving Texans a discount on their electricity rates for over 8 years. With over 1 million customers, and adding states, Ambit Energy is growing. Now, Ambit is adding customers in the newly deregulated areas who were using Sharyland Utilities, L.P. If you are a TX resident using Sharyland Utilities, L.P. […]

Liz Murray – From Homeless to Harvard

If you have not heard the story of  how a 15 year old girl went from living on the streets of NY to attaining an Ivy League education, you need to watch the movie by the same name. It’s on Youtube: From Homeless to Harvard It is the true story of Liz Murray, whose parents […]

Nikon D800 vs. Hasselblad HD4-40 vs. Leica S2 vs. Sigma SD1

Nikon D800 vs. Hasselblad HD4-40 vs. Leica S2 vs. Sigma SD1- When Nikon announced their new D800 with 36.3 Megapixels, it was said to compete with digital medium format cameras. A bold claim to be sure. Could they back it up? How would it hold up against the formidable competition of the Leica S2, and […]

New Wedding photography scam!

This smells like a wedding photography scam. I’ve seen many, and I’m not going to go into the “what they are doing that makes it look like a scam”, as they might use that info next time they create a scam. Here is the second letter I got from this “bride”. If you received a […]

Nikon D7000 color settings

Nikon D7000 Color Settings: What, Where, When, and Why What- Back when film roamed the earth, we had several options for achieving the best image possible for any given scene. One of the options we had was our choice of different brands and types of film. Different films had a different “flavor” or “look” to […]

Phone scam

I just got off the phone with someone telling me that he was with the Better Business Bureau. He had a bit of an accent and told me that I won millions of dollars in some lottery. All I have to do is pay $200 via Western Union to someone named Mildred Aldridge in Bay […]

New Camera. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Lytro

If you have even a passing interest in photography, you ought to check this out… http://www.lytro.com/picture_gallery Click anywhere on the photo to change the point of focus. This is very new technology, and the camera that created it is not yet on the market. You create the photo now, and focus the image any time, […]

Lt. Dan Band at Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl 2010

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band performed after the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on the SMU campus in Dallas TX. “Wounded Warriors” were provided front row seats for the concert. About the band- Following one of his many trips overseas to visit those serving our country, actor Gary Sinise asked the USO if […]

Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth, lizard photo

Was doing a High School Senior photography portrait session at the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens, and this little guy came out to watch. I tried my best jokes, but he simply wouldn’t smile. He did do this little “inflate the neck” thing though. When he did, I was fortunate to be ready for a quick […]

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