Archive for July, 2009

I’m sitting in a Best Western in Dallas. I kinda dig the down time in a hotel room from time to time. Watch a little TV, read a little, blog a little… get three pounds of Spicy Chicken with Peanut from the Chinese place next door (seriously, about three pounds). Anyway, I’m headed to Colorado […]

I came across this video on Strobist that was originally posted on Wired. The only thing I wish the video showed is him getting the model releases from people on the street. It’s one thing to be fun and as ask people to take their picture, but I’d love to see how they react when […]

How To Clean Your Lens

18, Jul 2009

I asked the guys at Camera Dojo for a video tutorial on How To Clean You Lens. Today they posted it. They also gave me a shout out too! A big thanks to Kerry Garrison and Camera Dojo for taking the time to do this: Cleaning your DSLR lenses from Kerry Garrison on Vimeo.

I finally started reading Fast Track Photographer by Dane Sanders. I haven’t done this since college: After reading Getting Started and Chapter 1, I re-read them… with a yellow highlighter in hand. I’m going to try and write a blog post after each chapter with my thoughts and ideas I like (and don’t like). Getting […]

Busy, Busy, Busy

16, Jul 2009

I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since I’ve posted anything here. I’ve been spending a lot of time with (my main photography website and blog). I got the design of the site to a place that I’m happy with for now. Although I’d love to have the comments be visible on the […]

In a previous post I talked about some of the different approaches to the website. I have some website experience. I have an old version of DreamWeaver and enough CSS and PHP knowledge to get by. So, for now, I’ve decided to set up my website on my own. The templates available from places like […]

Good Advice

7, Jul 2009

On of the things I’ve notice over the past few months is this: If I get the same advice from everyone, I’m inclined to follow it without giving it much thought. But if I get conflicting advice, like I did with my “name,” I’m much more inclined to really think about what is right for […]

I decided. I’m going to run with Benjamin Trevor Photography and use the URL I will start introducing myself to prospective couples, vendors, and other photographers as Benjamin Trevor. That will be a bit of an adjustment, but I think it’s a good idea. I’m not going to completely ignore my real last name. […]

The Notebook

5, Jul 2009

I’m still a little overloaded, though I’m chipping away everything. After meeting with the following people in St. Louis, I have several pages of chicken scratched notes in two different notebooks. I think it’s time to consolidate the list in a blog entry. Special thanks to these wonderful people for taking the time to help […]

What’s in a name?

5, Jul 2009

Though I don’t intend to be a full time wedding and portrait photographer for some time, establishing my name now is important to me. The branding and style will come with time, but I don’t want the website address I’m handing out now to change in the next six months. I’ve talked to various people […]