22
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9:50 pm

Photographer tough job

Sometimes being a photographer is a rough job. I mean take a look at these two photos from recent assignments as an example of the torture I'm am put through.

Kitten in food bagThurman-ator ... [Read More]

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2010
10:55 pm

Media offerings to help Haiti

Even though we have lived in a cell phone world for quite some time, I don't recall seeing a similar push to use SMS to donate to organizations helping out the vicitims of a tragedy before. You can text HAITI to 90999  to give a $10 dontation to support the American Red Cross. You can also text YELE to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief efforts or text GIVE10 to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief. I wonder how many parents are going to be surprised by their teenager's charitable givings when the next cell phone bill arrives.

I personally don't like the idea of sending a text message to donate money. It's too easy and too anonymous. Anyone can pick up your cell phone you left at your desk and send off a message without your knowledge. So if you are looking for other options then Google might be able to help. For the past few days, Google.com has published a link pointing to "Information, resources, and ways you can help survivors of the Haiti earthquake."

You might also consider the photographic benefit for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake that Magcloud is offering. Haiti: Onè Respe is a magazine style publication containing a collection of photographs from several photographers including Chet Gordon, Kari Hartmann, Mary Ellen Mark, Peter Pereira, and Lindsay Stark that celebrates the beauty of the people and country of Haiti before the earthquake. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross International Response Fund for Haiti relief.

"Several photographers including the iconic photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark, have donated the use of one or more of their works to help create this issue as a fund-raising photography magazine to benefit Haiti. The title Haiti: Onè Respe comes from a traditional Haitian greeting meaning "honor and respect."

 

If you are growing your media business or could use valuable information, Ron Dawson of bladeronner.com is pledging to give 100% of the revenue from his Power Pricing audio until January 31, 2010 to help Haiti victims.

"I’ve lowered the price from $39.95 to just $29.95. So for a just thirty bucks, you can get over an hour of great advice on how to price your services, PLUS help out people in need. A no brainer!"

 

Do you know of other media related groups or individuals doing similar things? Please tell me about them in the comments or contact me and I will add them to the list after reviewing them. If you are considering creating a way for others to make a charitable donation please check out Photo Business News' blog post about "Charitable Giving - Do's, Don'ts, And Cautions."

10
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2010
9:07 pm

Bare Essentials Freeze Out

On Friday I had a late assignment to cover the Humane Society of Delaware County during their Freeze Out event held outside of their building on State Route 37. The event dared people to strip in freezing temperatures to get a message across. Being a pet owner (although, my cat would debate that word) I understand the message they want to get out.<--break->

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22
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2009
12:55 pm

Favorites of 2009

Every year I try to get ready for the end of year contests and slide shows by putting together some of my favorite photos from that year. I'm a bit under the weather this year so I have not had a chance to put as much effort into it as I would like but here is a collection of some of my favorite photos from 2009.

I know I've missed a few of my favorites by rushing through it but I think this video shows a nice selection of what I have photographed this year. Please let me know what you think in the comments area.

Thanks to all of the people who have let me enter their lives even if it was just for 1/250th of a second.

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2009
11:55 pm

Ohio Veterans

With Veterans Day this Wednesday, November 11 I assembled some of the photos from the 2009 Ohio Veterans Memorial Hall of Fame induction ceremony I photographed this past Friday. The hall of fame is notoriously hard to get into. The inductees are chosen for their unique qualities and only twenty people from all of Ohio were inducted this year.

I was at the event to photograph 1 of the new members, Thomas Moe, who is well known in Bexley, Ohio. ... [Read More]

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