Copyright Redux

Copyright Redux

A long time ago, I wrote a post about photographs and copyright. It’s time to talk about this again.   If you want to use a photograph on your website for illustrative purposes, you need to secure rights and permission to use it. If you copy a photo from another site...
Fine Art Face Masks

Fine Art Face Masks

I have been selling fine art photography for several years through Fine Art America. In addition to wall prints, my photographs may be printed on a wide variety of products. Recently, Fine Art America has begun selling reusable fabric face mask through their...
Outdoor Family Portrait Season

Outdoor Family Portrait Season

Spring is just around the corner and that means family portrait season is fast approaching! We are fortunate in the Chicago area to have some wonderful outdoor “studios.” A family portrait session only takes a couple of hours and includes a deluxe print package. Photo...
So You Need a New Headshot

So You Need a New Headshot

So you need a new headshot. Great, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some tips to help make things go smoothly and get good results. For both men and women, if you get your hair cut or styled before the shoot, don’t wait until the day before the...
What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

Every picture tells a story. Here is the story behind this one. Our neighbor Floyd is a Vietnam Veteran. After coming home from the war, he drove a CTA bus for 20 years and retired with full benefits. But Floyd, not one to sit around, took the Sheriff’s Deputy Exam...
Stock Photography Tips

Stock Photography Tips

Have you considered stock photography for your organization’s website or other marketing channels? If you’re not familiar with stock photography, it simply means photos that are “in stock.” In other words, instead of hiring a photographer to...
The Takeover Documentary

The Takeover Documentary

It’s May of 1968. Little more than a month has passed since the assassination of Martin Luther King. The West and South Sides of Chicago have seen riots and burned businesses.  At Northwestern University’s main campus in Evanston, black students have been admitted for...
Why you should buy your own domain name

Why you should buy your own domain name

Although you might feel overwhelmed at the responsibility for buying your own domain name, it’s worth the effort to do so. As a business owner, owning your own domain name is important if you ever want to change website developers. Buying the domain is much...