I am a writer with over 16 years of experience and hundreds of articles. I write about photography, productivity, life skills, money management and much more.
How to Start a Stock Photography Business
When I was shooting film, back in the 1980s, I tried stock photography. But it didn’t take much research, which was also more difficult then, to discover that the time and cost involved made it a non-starter for me. You had to print and label hundreds of slides, mail them to various agencies, and then hope.
How to Photograph the Moon
Our entire lives, approximately once a month, like astronomical clockwork, we get a full moon. If we’re out at night, we notice it. If it’s one of those particularly bright or large or colorful full moons, we might stop and admire it for a minute.
How To Sabotage Your Social Media Marketing
Are you tired of looking at your social media stats and seeing the same dismal numbers day after day? You spend a lot of time, probably too much, on your social media accounts, but your number of followers just won’t go up.
Why I'll Continue to Be a Vocal Writer, but I Probably Won't Write for Vocal
I started writing for Vocal Media about two months ago. I promised myself I would give them three. I don't know if I can make it.
How to Stop Self-Inflicting the Pain of Creative Burnout
We’ve all been there. I know I have. I open up my word processor or pick up my camera. And then put them away again. It’s not writer’s block or whatever the photographic equivalent is. It’s burnout. I don’t feel like creating. I’ve lost the spark. The magic is gone.
How to Learn to Shoot Manual
Do you need to shoot manual? Before we go any further, let me say this. You don’t have to shoot manual. I wrote a whole article about that. You can go through your whole life, shoot a million images, make the cover of National Geographic, and have your work displayed in the Louvre without shooting manual.
The Last Home
I was never so happy to see a sign in my life. It lit the Montana night in neon brilliance. A much bigger sign than the building under it warranted, but I guess they wanted to make sure you saw it. I had seen the glow from the sign for miles. It was amazing how far light carried out here. I had left Wolf Lodge, Montana a couple of hours back and was looking for a place to bed down for the night. I had planned on sleeping one more night under the Big Sky, watching the Milky Way until I drifted off. Tomorrow, I should be able to make the Washington state line. I was walking along Interstate 90, what the locals called Old Highway 12, and by my GPS, it was about 23 miles to the border.
What Are the Reasons You Hide Your Gorgeous Smile?
I’m a generally happy person. I smile a lot. I like to laugh. Apparently, no one told my face. I’m not exactly sure when this began. There are pictures of me as a young boy grinning like an idiot. And then there are pictures of me as a teenager — not. But then, teenagers aren’t supposed to smile. After all, they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. But, even after that, I can’t find pictures of me actually smiling.