Category: Random

Standards for Green Photographers

How to make Wedding Photography Green It seems I got some Photographer’s knickers in a bunch with a post about how we as [intlink id=”green-wedding-photography” type=”post”]wedding photographers and the photography industry in general fail in the realm of environmental responsibility[/intlink], and how their are a few Photographers that take advantage of the word “Green” in their marketing. Most of the upset e-mails and comments I got were from photographers that do quite a bit in their lives and business to reduce their carbon footprints. But there were two points that were obviously lost on them: My problem isn’t with those […]

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I’m not a Green Wedding Photographer – And neither are you.

I love the industry trend of Green Weddings right now. I love [intlink id=”green-wedding-dresses” type=”post”]cotton and hemp dresses[/intlink], I love the detail that wedding coordinators are getting into to minimize the impact on the planet. I really do think it’s great that people have that much care for the world to keep even their wedding day low-impact. You see, I grew up surfing in Imperial Beach, which is just a few short miles away from the Tijuana River, I would see it regularly spew out contaminants into the ocean rendering the beaches locked down for fear of Hepatitis outbreaks. At […]

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I was accepted into PPSDC.

Sweet! I was just accepted into the PPSDC which stands for Professional Photographers of San Diego County, which is the PPA local affiliate for San Diego. And what’s even better is that, due to my website design and development background, they have asked me to be on the Board of Directors as the Marketing and Advertising Director! That means I’ll be in charge of website design and functionality as well as obtaining interest from other to joint the organization. I’m really looking forward to the opportunities in the group. I’ve already got ideas lined up for the website, and I’m […]

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Woo Hoo! I got 2nd Place at the Austin PPA

My Bridal Portrait won 2nd place at the Austin PPA I joined the Austin PPA (Professional Photographers Association) two months ago. I figured in order to get my name out there as a legitimate wedding photographer in Austin, I needed to belong in the professional organizations, network with other photographers, and continue my learning process with the guest speakers they have every month. Last night was my first foray into the print competition though. It turned out to be a very competitive night. There were about 12 entries and after seeing each one I was really thinking I’d be lucky […]

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How to Smooth Out the Recession for Big Business

Note: I know this a bit out of the realm of a wedding photographer, but this idea is just so simple it could work. Hey Big Business, I know you’ve laid off lot’s of people in the past few months. And as an entrepreneur, I understand the need to control costs. But what if you could control your costs, keep your employees (even strengthen their loyalty to your company), and possibly increase your revenue during this slow down? How? Eliminate your advertising budget. Then proclaim to your employees your undying devotion to keeping them on staff. While you’re at it, […]

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10 Marketing Techniques for Wedding Photographers

I’ve been doing a lot of meditating, brainstorming and reading about effective marketing and promotion for my wedding photography business. What I’ve concluded is that it all boils down to relationships. This is a bit of a revelation for me, as I have spent the majority of my 20’s burning bridges, and stubbornly thinking I could do everything on my own, while hiding behind my computer. I agree with Seth Godin‘s marketing mantra of “You can’t buy attention.” And since all print advertising is doing is shouting “Look at me, look at me,” you have as much a chance of […]

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I Was Interviewed for a Documentary, and the Importance of Local Economy

12th and Lamar in Austin is a strange nexus point in the universe, much the way that the Red Rocks of Sedona, AZ is a portal to a different time and place. The cosmic strings weave deeply there. And just a week ago, those intangible forces showed their glowing heads for a visit once again. Nexus Occurance #1: I had come to tell my friend Carissa at Flora & Fauna that I would accept her offer of the office space in the back (I know it’s huge news, and it deserves it’s own post), and when I showed up Adrianne […]

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A teaser for upcoming design changes

I can’t wait to unveil the new design for the William Bay – Photographic Arts. It is going to be a super sexy looking website which will put more emphasis on the photographs and providing a richer experience for viewers. I’m putting together all the best Wedding, Portrait and Fine Art Photographs in large slideshows to wow you as you watch. I’m hoping to have all the bugs worked out by next week sometime. Until then here is a teaser picture of the upcoming design.

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Progress in Haiti

I had mentioned a couple weeks back about my dear friend Tammy and her water project in Haiti. She is currently there in Haiti attending the ground breaking for the project and overseeing the first phase of construction. And asĀ  serendipity pops it’s head up from time to time, she found herself in a position to make even more of a difference for Haiti by teaming up with the Brazilian U.N. They have asked her to put together a couple of projects to help the community. Her first instinct was “Medical Center!” She told me about the great news on […]

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Important Pricing Change

Hello all, I wanted to announce an important new change to my wedding photography pricing structure. As well as a change in the philosophic thinking of what a final product really is for a couple getting married. From now on every couple will receive an album when getting married. This of course raises my prices. However, I feel that it is paramount for every couple to have a tangible product to hold and share with family and friends. It is too often that I find that people have not been served by merely having a handful of loose prints or […]

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