Tidbit Tuesday: 25 Creative & Angled Hair Cuts!
My knees become weak every time I see a perfectly angled hair cut, heaven forbid there’s some crazy color added… “I’m coming Elizabeth!” I’ve collected some edgy and angular cuts that are sure to make you drool. Be inspired! 😉 I love to see how creative the stylists are with
Tidbit Tuesday: Photo Licensing Debunked
“Images are the intellectual property of the creator, but for that property to generate income, photographers have to know their production costs, the value of their work, and the value of the usage their client is licensing.” Most photographers view photography as the art form it is. Those of us
Tidbit Tuesday: 25 Phenomenal Special Effects Makeup Jobs/FACE OFF
So the SyFy channel is giving me a super dope birthday present… the return of Face Off on August 13th! I absolutely love this show! I love mystical creatures, aliens, monsters, fairy tales, all of it. I especially love when they have human characteristics, dramatic wardrobe, and/or dope prosthetic. Hence
Tidbit Tuesday: Why I Am NOT A Shoot & Burn Photographer
I could not have found a better video on the subject, and I am also not surprised that it comes from one of my awesome photographer friends, Tracy Lynn Deis of TLD Photography in Chicago, IL! As a boutique photographer, I constantly have to explain to certain clients why I
Tidbit Tuesday: 30 Creative & Shaped Afros!
From perfectly round to abstract and angled, the shaped ‘fro is always a show stopper! I’ve pooled some edgy avant-garde with cool classics and even threw in a few celebs sporting their afros with style. Be inspired! 😉 I love to see how creative the stylists are with razors and
Tidbit Tuesday: Don’t Insult Your Brand
If I had $1 for every great artist I’ve seen with horrible branding tools, I could put down a sizable amount on a condo… Business cards formatted for hedge fudge executives – black or blue Times New Roman text centered on a matte white or cream 3.5×2″ card. Websites designed
Tidbit Tuesday: 25 Creative & Killer Shoes!
It is no secret that I am a shoe whore (apparent in my second blog entry: http://naymarie.com/photography/shoe-therapy-i-the-higher-the-better), but I don’t get hot and steamy just for any ole heel. I’m attracted to unique construction. The architecture, the color coordination, the material texture… all bound into wearable artistry. This month’s post is
Tidbit Tuesday: Increase Your Reach
As creatives, it is imperative that we take steps to increase our reach. Whether it’s new clients, venues, sponsors, or other like-minded professionals, we survive due to word of mouth so it’s best to have as many people speaking positively about us and our work as possible. A great way
Tidbit Tuesday IS BACK with 13 Creative & Inspiring White Queen Photos!
It has been almost 1 year and 1 month to date! Yes Tidbit Tuesday is officially back, but now on a biweekly basis (unless I have something dramatically awesomely important to share, which is likely lol). Moving right along to this week’s tidbit: Ever search online for photography inspiration and
Tidbit Tuesday: No Call/No Show
The epitome of unprofessional is not showing up the day of a job, paid or unpaid. I have heard tons of tales and even experienced this myself in this industry by models, makeup artists, and hair stylists alike. There is nothing worse than having a large staff arrive to realize
Tidbit Tuesday: The Craigslist Scam
I’ve heard endless stories from my models, especially the ones that are natively from overseas, about predator photographers. Whenever I’m browsing Craigslist (CL) for the few and far between quality gigs, I make it my duty to flag the predator posts and have started a photographic campaign against them. They’re
Tidbit Tuesday: Would You Allow Someone Else to Take Credit For Your Work?
Let’s say you’re an assistant or you’re learning from your mentor, or YOU are the mentor providing an example, would you allow your boss, mentor, or protege to claim credit for a photo you’ve taken? Tricky question? Ok let’s expand the examples. – An assistant, in my opinion, should never
Tidbit Tuesday: Best Places To Purchase Photography Equipment
Working as a New York based photographer, I utilize most of the big name suppliers to purchase my equipment as well as some specialty suppliers for more concentrated items. Each have their ups and downs but I have categorized them perfectly for my spending needs. Whether a bulb breaks or
Tidbit Tuesday: Cloth vs Paper Backdrops
Most “fresh out of the box” photographers are faced with essential decisions when it comes to purchasing equipment. The best camera body and the matching glass for their photographic needs, lights, stands, carrying cases… the list is bountiful. One of the most time related decisions for long-term deciphering is whether
Tidbit Tuesday: Quality, Persistence, and Contacts
The triangle of success consists of quality, persistence, and contacts. All 3 are required for a fruitful business. Quality: Providing the best service/product Persistence: Consistently making that service/product known to the public Contacts: The abundance of people you can reach to tell about the service/product, who are also potential buyers
Tidbit Tuesday: 5 Business Rules to Swear By
Make it Simple Any and everything can be broken down into it’s simplest form. Whether it’s your website, how your clients book and pay for your services, your brand development, producing an event, etc, it can be simplified. The key is organizing it on “paper” first using words, pictures or
Tidbit Tuesday: Don’t Be That Guy
Please, whatever you do, don’t be that person (male or female). You know the one. Always in the forums, groups, and chat boards with the pompous demeanor. They either actually have valuable experience but come across as an a-hole when giving information and critiques or, even worse and more common,
Tidbit Tuesday: Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last -They Rule!
I came across this phenomenal article posted on Twitter by Patrick “Biz Coach” Daugherty that speaks to how I feel business should be run! I usually paraphrase my thoughts, but I want you to receive this message just as is. Enjoy and leave your thoughts in the comment section below! In
Tidbit Tuesday: The Blacklist
We all know what a black list is. That list of people you have worked with but would never work with again no matter the dollar amount offered. Yes it is okay to have one. Here’s why… As professionals we first need to understand our worth. Knowing our limits is essential
Tidbit Tuesday: Family, Best Referrers or Worst Clients?
Best Referrers: The wonderful kin that promotes your services everywhere they go with the purest intentions. They have your business cards and advertisements to handout on cue, they’ve memorized your website, and they wholeheartedly believe your service is the best around. Worst Clients: The family member that believes you work