Intro by Skip Cohen
At Marathon's MAP Getaway a summer or two ago, I got to hear Beverly and Tim Walden talk about their portrait business. One of the things I loved was the way they work to create an experience for every client. They're NOT selling photographs, but family heirlooms, clients aren't coming in for a sitting, but an experience.
In my "Tuesday Tidbits" email yesterday from Walden Coaching, I received the post below. Beverly does an outstanding job of planting a seed that should take root with each one of you.
Regardless of whether or not you have a formal studio, her point is all about enhancing the experience. Remember too - 98% of the purchase decisions to hire a professional photographer in the portrait/social specialties are made by women! So for any of you who might think her suggestions below are a little over the top - it's time to pay attention to the demographics of your target audience.
From enhancing the in-studio experience to professional packaging, I love the way Beverly has given you some very specific ideas. You're the only one who can elevate the value of your presentations, both in your packaging and in the experience each client has when working with you!
A big thanks to Beverly for allowing me to share her post this morning. There's so much you can do to raise the bar on your relationships with your clients, and holiday time might well be the easiest to enhance!
To find out more about Walden Coaching, just click on any image below.
With only a few days left before December rolls around, I thought I would share some seasonal, fun ideas to get you in the spirit of Christmas.
We love to pamper our clients and one of the best (and most fun) things we do is to elevate our everyday coffee center by adding some extra goodies. We purchase holiday flavored coffee, hot chocolate and Christmas themed tea (such as Chai) Keurig pods and stock our area with those. To add to that, we put cinnamon and nutmeg in sprinkle jars along with little marshmallows to add to hot chocolate.
Other ideas to add to your coffee/tea/hot cocoa bar:
*Rock candy stir sticks
*White chocolate chips
*Chocolate chips both milk and dark
*Flavored syrups that don't need refrigeration
*Pretty disposable spoons that look like silver
*Christmas napkins (Home Goods has lowest prices I have found)
*Individually packaged cookies (we use Biscoff)
I love, love, love RIBBON, especially double sided satin ribbon that is wide and "sumptuous." I use ribbon on orders we are delivering, whether a wall portrait or on a box. If you can't tie a nice bow, with wide ribbon, you can tie a knot and leave a little hanging down and it's really pretty as well.
I always order several colors that I can mix and match with our boxes and bags. The typical ribbon color combo is black (our box color), gold and brown. We have tissue paper that is black, brown and gold stripe. Our boxes are all black and our bags are clear so that the tissue adds the color. A sticker adds the finishing touch.
At Christmas, I tie red ribbon on the black boxes and use our special Christmas tags I design each year on the boxes and as hang tags on the bags.
As an extra sweet treat, I put Hershey's Kisses into a sheer black organza bag and hang it from the handle of the delivery bag. Who doesn't like a treat now and then? Above, you see silver kisses on the bag, but at Christmas, I like to use the red and green foilded kisses to add a festive touch.
I hope I have inspired you and given you some new ideas to use this year! I included links to the vendors we use in case you need them.
Have a wonderful week:-) Bev
Image copyright J.B. Sallee. All rights reserved.
A great image demonstrates the skill set and vision from the artist's mind, but the backstory shares what's in their heart.
This photograph by J.B. Sallee represents so much more than his signature as an outstanding artist. This is about J.B.'s commitment as a father. What I love most about it, is his ability to demonstrate how he used his camera to create a lifelong memory for his daughter.
I've known J.B. and his wife, DeEtte for fourteen years, going back to the very beginning of his professional career. During that time I've watched him grow as an artist, a Dad and a good friend to so many members of the photographic community.
Check out J.B.'s site to see more of his images, with just a click on the "Why?" image above. And, while normally we don't link to workshops in a "Why?" post, the one below was just announce two days ago and is already half full. If you're looking for a pretty incredible educational experience, there are just a few spots left in Scotland with J.B. next summer. Just click on the banner below for all the information.
by Skip Cohen
What started as a vehicle for developing tweet content by posting a morning quote and an afternoon quote has morphed into a daily pattern. Finding great quotes, typically about business and marketing each day gets me thinking about various aspects of my business, the industry and marketing in general.
But, every now and than I find one that just won't fit in 140 characters. I found this quote three years ago and shared it in a blog post. It's so good that it deserves to brought back as a reminder to each of us about the power we possess to change our piece of the world, one little corner at a time! Steve Jobs may have passed away, but he continues to inspire.
“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs
It's just a short post. Besides, why would I attempt to add anything to that?
It's a different kind of Sunday morning, but only because we're a few days behind on the holiday. The house is filled with the anticipation of Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, for the second year in a row we've moved the day. It all started last year.
My Dad had passed away just a couple of weeks earlier and after the previous four years of having him at the table there was just too much missing. We also had two very special friends who we wanted to be with us and being in the hospitality/restaurant business they were both working on Thanksgiving day. So we simply moved Thanksgiving to Sunday.
This is just a short post this morning, but it's one of my favorite topics - the importance of great friends.
There are some people in life who make you laugh a little louder,
smile a little bigger and live just a little better.
The fun of Thanksgiving for me has always been about being together with the people I cared most about. While some of the players have changed over the years, it's still a time to be thankful for everything we have, especially our friendships.
It's that anticipation of being together with good friends that cranks up our energy level. Sheila and I spent most of the day cooking yesterday. We both love to cook, and when we're in the kitchen together our choreography is completely in sync. A little good music in the background and it's The Big Chill dance scene all over again.
And, just for the fun of a Sunday morning chuckle, here's a scene that always puts a smile on my face - it might be an old movie, but a classic feel-good scene.
Wishing all of you a wonderful wrap up to the holiday weekend, and time with family and friends who bring meaning to your life. Take a minute or two and just think about those friends most special to you. It's pretty remarkable how they, at some point, became family.
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.
The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across virtually every field is
a single-minded passion for what they do, an unwavering desire for excellence in the way they think
and the way they work. Genuine confidence is what launches you out of bed in the morning,
and through your day with a spring in your step.
I've written a few times over the years about being one of the luckiest guys in the photography industry. One example is having the privilege of working with all four of the icons above. Don Blair and I wrote our first book together. I have dozen's of Monte stories from so many different workshops and programs. Avedon made me lunch once in the flat above his studio, and Scavullo's dog tried to take a piece out of my leg on a couple of different visits.
As we go into the last month of 2016, and at the same time prepare for a new year, it's the perfect time for all of us to remember the ingredients that made those four above iconic, along with the traits of so many younger contemporary artists we admire today.
Image Quality: They NEVER compromise on the quality of an image. Exposure, composition, expression and impact are as consistent as the sun coming up every morning.
Lifestyle Quality: They maintain a lifestyle of giving back and a strong sense of family and friendships. They have integrity, they have poise and they follow through on their promises. They also surround themselves with people with similar commitments.
Loyalty: Whether it's to the vendors they work with or their friends, their loyalty is rarely questioned. Everyone watches each others backs and the mutual respect and admiration, at least from my perspective, is pretty much unmatched in comparison to most other industries.
Humor: They don't take themselves too seriously. Think about any program you've attended that you loved and learned something - I'm willing to bet you laughed...a lot. Today's photography icons are comfortable with admitting when they do something stupid, have fun with a client or completely screw up a job and live to tell about it.
Humility: Not everyone has it, but even those few we might consider a little arrogant - if they knew how they were being perceived they'd be upset and ready to work on a different persona. So, I'm not sure if the quality I'm trying to describe is humility or a willingness to listen, but they've got it.
Confidence: They believe in their abilities, their willingness to learn new skills and they understand their camera gear and photography cold - there's no second guessing and no "chimping." Even when they talk about a new idea or technology, you'll pick up a unique tone in their voice, almost as if they've been shooting that way for years.
Diverse Skills: It goes with confidence, but there's nothing they can't shoot. We might know them as a portrait photographer and then we'll see work that's fine art, landscape or architectural - they refuse to be type-cast into any one skill set.
Passion: It's the last word on the list, but it drives everything they do! It's not just about photography, but about life in general - they simply never stop loving the craft, their lives, their friends, families - you name it and passion is what drives them to succeed.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.
As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."
by Skip Cohen
I've never been a big fan of Black Friday discounts, only because so often, as we've gotten into December, I've seen the discounts go even higher. I'm also not a fan of standing in long lines waiting for anything except Space Mountain at Disney!
Well, in terms of the photo industry, there are some pretty remarkable discounts being offered right now that don't require any of us stand in line!
Joe McNally kicked it all off yesterday. In fact, it was the first purchase I made personally. Joe's put his two DVD set "Language of Light" on sale at just $30. That's for both! It's an online download, which you get access to immediately after making the purchase.
We all have our heroes in the industry and Joe is one of mine. No matter what your photographic specialty, here's an addition to your educational library you absolutely should not pass up. In fact, it's the purest definition I can come up with of a "no brainer!"
Just click on Joe's image above to take advantage of Black Friday from the Mcnally Store. And, if you need a reminder of who Joe is, watch the trailer from "Language of Light" below and then check out this post from the SCU Profoto archives last year.
Now, imagine Joe's expertise right at your fingertips any time you need a little help or inspiration!
But Joe's not alone is great offers this year. Check out all the offers below. Just click on any banner to link to the specific pages. No long lines to stand in, and most of your shopping can be done with a click of your mouse. They're all worth checking out, bringing new products and services into your business to help with a stronger wrap up for 2016 and a terrific kick-start for the new year!
"We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives."
John F. Kennedy
by Skip Cohen
This is one of those holidays where I wish there was a way for all of us to be at the same table this Thanksgiving. While I know many of you are outside the U.S. and it's an American holiday, that doesn't change the pure joy I'd feel if there was a way a few thousand of us could have Thanksgiving dinner together!
Since this is a Throwback Thursday as well, I had to share one of my favorite Three Stooges clips. When I was a kid my Dad and I would watch the Stooges and it was non-stop laughter. I've shared this video before, all thanks to YouTube. Dad might not be with us any longer, but the smile this clip put on my face makes it so worth it.
So, with a little help from Larry, Curly and Moe, I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a day filled with as much laughter as thankfulness. If you're not in the U.S. then I'll just wish you a great Thursday and time with your family and good friends. Enjoy the day, appreciate being part of an amazing industry and most important of all, give yourself a big pat on the back for everything you did to build your business over this last year. We're in the home stretch and in six weeks a new year will be on our doorsteps.
Thank you for your support, your feedback and all your help in growing SCU. With a glass of wine before Thanksgiving dinner I'm toasting to all of you for happiness, success, good health and peace. And, if you're in the winter storm zone, I'll toast your warmth and safe travels.
Image copyright Tim Walden. All rights reserved.
If I have to be completely honest about how "Why?" got started, it was out of frustration. I was tired of meeting photographers who knew nothing about the artists who have helped build our industry. Not only did they not know the legends who have since passed on, but they were clueless about contemporary photographers making a difference today. Well, that was 43 artists ago, and the concept is still going strong!
We look at thousands of images every week, but rarely hear the backstories behind them. Through the stories and the passion of the photographers themselves there have been some remarkable lessons shared. Plus, in the process of sharing you're meeting some of the most respected artists in imaging today!
It's time for you to meet Tim Walden. Tim is a all about passion for the craft and one look at his work and you'll know he NEVER compromises on the quality of an image. I was able to sit in on one of Tim and Beverly's classes at Marathon's MAP Getaway summer before last and something they talked about really hit home. They're not selling photography but creating an experience and the result is a family heirloom!
Check out more of Tim's work by clicking on the image above and visiting Walden's Photography. And, if you need help building a stronger skill set and business, check out Walden Coaching. You'll never be disappointed in the help they can provide.
Stay tuned to "Why?" because next week you're going to pick up another backstory, thanks to the other half of the family, Beverly!
NEW: Check out Dixie Dixon's recently posted Profoto Tiny Talk. There's a lot of great content in this four minute mini-webinar!
Image copyright Dixie Dixon. All rights reserved.
Every day we're exposed to thousands of images online, on television, in magazines, books, computers and the list goes on and on. We take it for granted that somebody clicked the shutter and captured an image. What we're missing all the time are the backstories.
"Why?" is all about the backstories from some of the most respected artists in professional photography, and it's time for you to meet Dixie Dixon. She's one of the very best known fashion artists in photography today.
This is an especially fun episode of "Why?" for me, since I met Dixie at the very start of her career as a WPPI Scholarship recipient just out of school. Over the years I've followed her career and today you'll find her speaking on behalf of a number of photographic companies, one of them being X-Rite Photo & Video. She's a Coloratti and you'll find more about Dixie on her X-Rite profile. Just click on the Coloratti link below.
To see more of her work, just click on the image above to connect to her website.
It's a typical Sunday morning, and while it's sunny and beautiful outside, it's officially the start of what Sheila calls Skip's Winter Whining Mode! It's a bone-chilling fifty-three outside, LOL, which means flannel shirts with shorts weather. We moved to Florida originally so we could give my Dad a little help fighting Mom's Alzheimer's, but over five years I've become a true Floridian. I rarely miss an opportunity to complain about the cold and the traffic, as the "snowbirds" return!
This morning I woke up thinking about Thanksgiving. This was always a special time down here because my folks would join us. In the aftermath of them both having passed away, the holiday isn't quite the same. For the second year in a row we're celebrating on Sunday rather than Thanksgiving day, because two of our best friends are in the restaurant business and working on Thanksgiving. We haven't lost the meaning of the day, just moved it.
While we never did this when I was a kid, at a Thanksgiving dinner somewhere over the years we started going around the table with everybody talking about what they were thankful for. I always enjoyed it, because it put the focus on the true meaning of the day, rather than one more excuse to over eat!
So, mixing sincerity, love and sarcasm, here's a small sampling of things I'm thankful for as 2016 starts to wind down...
On that note it's time to enjoy the day. Sheila's up and Molly the Wonder Dog has that look in her eyes letting me know it's time to get off the computer. Wishing all of you a wonderful Sunday. Safe travels if you're heading out early for the Thanksgiving holiday, and as always plenty of time with the people you care most about for those eleven-second hugs!
Happy Sunday everybody - thank you for being such an important part of my life.
Image copyright Sherry Hagerman. All rights reserved.
When I started "Why?" I anticipated being able to share some great images and backstories. However, I totally underestimated the quality of not only the images, but the way so many artists have told their stories.
A few weeks ago I shared a behind the scenes video by Sherry Hagerman. Sherry and I first met in 2009 at Skip's Summer School. Over the last seven years, if there's one thing I've learned about Sherry, it's that she never compromises on any image, project or for that matter her friendships.
The behind the scenes video was shared in an October post along with two of the images from the shoot, but I wanted Sherry to explain why this photograph became one of her favorites to date. That's the fun of "Why?" and in this backstory I asked Sherry to explain how she goes from the vision to the reality.
Canon and Procam had asked Sherry to help them launch the new Canon EOS - 1D X Mark II and she took it out for a test drive. Well, as I mentioned in the previous post, Sherry never does anything halfway. And, that's why I love working with her. She ALWAYS delivers and with every project exceeds expectations.
Just recently Sherry got "Best in the Midwest" from The Knot. That's nine years in a row! Check out her website with a click on the image above and you'll see why she's one of the best wedding photographers in the industry.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." Anais Nin
While this post is really about photographers, the challenge of courage applies to EVERYBODY in business today. The economy, technology, consumer trends, social media and competition are just a few of the never-ending speed bumps every small business owner is facing.
It's a heavy duty quote above, but now apply it to your own courage in business as a professional photographer. Think back to how nervous you were when you got that first job - it doesn't matter if it was a wedding, a children's sitting or a commercial product assignment. Your nerves were a little frayed and you might have had serious doubts about whether or not you were going to be able to get the shot.
Now, take it one step further, and depending upon how long you've been a photographer, your camera might have been loaded with film. No digital and no "chimping" to see if you got the image a split second after clicking the shutter. You didn't know if you got the shot until days later.
Go one more step and take this little exercise: Just think about how much your life expanded with that first paid click of the shutter. (Check out "Why?" with Dan Cox. He was 17 when he landed the wrap around cover for the Eddie Bauer catalog that was the launch point for his career.)
Well, with that first paid click, just like Dan, you went from amateur to professional. But the step up to being a professional took more courage. You accepted a level of responsibility to your client, your friends and most of all to yourself. You took that "double secret" oath to deliver quality, to exceed expectations, to be the eyes of your clients and even their hearts, when they were busy looking elsewhere.
The courage you had to launch your career has morphed into a lifestyle, a skill set unique to the way you see the world and share it. Your life has expanded. The places and people who came into your life will continue to help you grow as long as you keep having the courage to learn. You need to be involved in the community and the industry, adapt new technologies, network with new friends and keep your mind open to the challenges that make imaging so incredible.
The legendary Don Blair was once asked, "What's the best photograph you've ever taken?" His response: "I don't know I haven't taken it yet!" He was almost 80 when he said that and had been shooting since he was 14! He never stopped having the courage to adapt, to take on new technologies and in the end, his life expanded beyond anything he could have anticipated!
Just a thought today and maybe an explanation why I have so much respect for so many of you!
"If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you can read this in English, thank a veteran."
From Honor Flight
I shared the image above in a post a few years ago after my Dad and I returned from a trip to D.C. with Honor Flight. That's Dad over on the far left. It was an amazing experience and I recommend it for all of you with older parents who have served in the military. In fact, it was the best father-son adventure Dad and I ever did together. Just click on the group to connect to the Honor Flight organization and find out how the older veteran in your family can qualify for the experience!
Since it's Veteran's Day this is a perfect time to remind many of you of a very special opportunity you have when losing a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. It's been a year since my Dad passed away. If it's possible to have a highlight at a funeral, the presentation by the Honor Guard, was it. Dad served in World War II in what was then the Army Air Corps. As a member of the "greatest generation," while it wasn't something he talked about a lot it was an important chapter in his life.
I found this on the Military.com website:
"The rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran, free of charge, is mandated by law. An honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of not less than two members of the Armed Forces. One member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran. The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps. When available taps will be played by a bugler, however there are so few buglers available that the military services may choose to provide an electronic recording of taps. The veteran's parent Service representative will present the flag."
In addition, while Dad was in hospice, they also had a short service they did for veterans. A hospice representative for the Armed Forces did a short presentation to Dad with all of us by his side. I'm not sure he was awake for much of it, but just the short recognition and the flag they pinned on his collar meant a lot to us and to him.
The flag given to us by the Honor Guard is in a flag case and proudly sits on top of a book case in my office along with Dad's Veteran baseball hat. The certificate came much later and will probably wind up in a frame some place close by.
I'm not sure you're all aware of Military Funeral Honors. To find out more just click the image of the Honor Guard folding the flag.
So, on this 2016 Veteran's Day it's an opportunity for one more thought - a big thank you to all of you who are veterans, those of you have sons and daughters in the military now, our son Brian who serves today and my brother-in-law, Randy, who probably sleeps in his Marine baseball hat every night. Thank you all for the sacrifices you've made to give us the ability to take so much for granted.
It's 1992 in the Hasselblad booth at WPPI and "Big Daddy" is doing a live shoot of a model on a motorcycle. As with every program, he would have taught non-stop all day if we let him. I wonder how many photographers today once sat in a Don Blair program?
The fun of this image has nothing to do with Don, but the owner of the bike. At this point in my career I'd had a little experience with gas tanks, having battled it out with the crew at Javits in NYC when we had Ansel Adam's Cadillac as part of the exhibit on the trade show floor. So, knowing the challenge in Vegas with the Fire Marshall, I very politely asked the owner of the bike to make sure his gas tank was empty.
I'm not exactly petite, but this guy was huge and made me feel like a little kid. He just looked at me and said, "Don't worry about it!" Well, I wasn't going to give up and again said as nicely as I could, "Come on, work with me. We don't want a problem with the Fire Marshall." His response, "Don't worry about it, I got it covered!"
Okay, now I don't know what to do next, but took one last shot at it. He was the model's boyfriend and was doing all of this as a favor to her and "Big Daddy." So, one more time, "Look, the last thing I want is a scene, but we're going to be in hot water if you don't get that tank emptied!"
He looked at me and just grinned - then pulled out his wallet and showed me his badge. He was with the Las Vegas Police Department. Still smiling he said, "Who do you think you're going to have a problem with?"
He gave me a slap on the back and the prospect of having a problem with the Fire Marshall was history - all was right in the world once more.
Obviously this is just a grab shot, but often, it's not the images that are fun, but the stories and memories they bring to the surface. Don Blair and I shared one adventure after another. Throw in Terry Deglau and Tony Corbell, and for a decade it was the industry's equivalent of the Four Musketeers!
Wishing everybody a Happy Throwback Thursday - loaded with great memories and stories to share.
Image copyright Wes Simpson. All rights reserved.
I started "Why?" to introduce you to the movers and shakers in professional photography. There are now forty-one artists featured in this series and it's only the beginning.
We look at thousands of images every week and never know the stories behind them. We take photography for granted and often think of it as simply the result of somebody clicking the shutter, but most of the time there's so much more. "Why?" is about those backstories.
Meet Wes Simpson, a talented wedding photographer from Liverpool. This is the first "Why?" from the other side of the "pond." Just like Wes sharing the story on this image, there's a short backstory on our friendship.
The Internet has made the world a much smaller place. I was introduced to Wes in the Facebook Wedding Photographers Forum when he shared the image to the right. Minutes later I caught him on an IM for permission to share the complete image in a spotlight blog post. Well, that's where it all started and since then I've noticed a regular flow of comments and information in a couple of different forums, making it obvious that Wes has an almost unmatched passion for the craft.
You'll find more of his images on his website. Just click on the image above. And, follow Wes on Facebook, as well as in the Facebook Wedding Photographers Forum, now at over 30,000 members.
Image copyright David Guy Maynard. All rights reserved.
"Why?" started out as an idea to introduce you to the movers and shakers in the industry. Now, forty photographers, images and backstories later, it's become one of the most fun features I've ever shared on a blog.
We look at hundreds of images every day and take the process of creativity completely for granted. It's just another picture, but to the artist who captured the image it's a favorite for a wide variety of reasons. Plus, with every back story to date, the originator has often shared some solid educational content.
Meet David Guy Maynard with today's new "Why?" David is an educator, artist, writer and primarily focuses his passion on portraiture, but in all honesty, I doubt there's anything he can't photograph. Even though we share a lot of mutual friends, we finally met through his affiliation with Tamron USA as an Image Master. You'll find more about him with a click on the image above as well as his Tamron Image Master page. Make sure you keep track of his workshop schedule and follow him on Facebook. He's on the road teaching throughout the year.
It's a very different Throwback Thursday, but still a fun one to share.
In 1991, Helmut Horn, an incredibly talented artist and Hasselblad shooter, talked me into getting my scuba certification. At the time he was president of a hotel group that managed Cheeca Lodge in the Florida Keys. He generously hosted my introduction into scuba, and opened a door to a world I never anticipated would become such an incredible part of my life.
The backstory on the two images above is perfect, because most of my underwater images over the years were throwbacks - no, I mean they were terrible and needed to literally be thrown back. I have hundreds of "artistically underexposed" images, rarely capturing anything I wanted to keep. However, hanging out with some great friends over the years who captured some amazing images, I grew to have an appreciation for the skill set it took to capture the true beauty of the undersea world. Remember, this is all before digital and with Hasselblad, everything was manual.
Cleaning out a box in the garage, I recently came across a sheet of eight chromes from a dive trip in Grand Cayman. They were captured with a Hasselblad H38 housing loaded with Kodak Ektachrome in a 903SWC. I had two big Ikelite strobes on arms coming off the housing.
While I love both images above, I can promise you, based on my track record, they were probably both accidents. While being in the ocean became an obsessive passion, I just wasn't in the water enough to truly practice and master the craft of underwater photography.
However, as I've said in the past, the best part of our industry has nothing to do with photography, but the friendships that come out of everyone's love for the craft. Scuba introduced me to Helmut, then Tom and Linda Danielson and later Bob Rose, together with a long list of incredible friends. We all shared a wonderful common denominator - a love for the ocean.
Happy Throwback Thursday! Take a few minutes and wander through that box of old images stashed away, and then have some fun and share it on your blog. And, even if you don't want to post the images, just the trip down Memory Lane makes it all worth it!
ClickCon was AMAZING!
It's rare that a first year conference has the power that ClickCon brought to the industry last week. Great speakers, a busy trade show and 1300 attendees loaded with a passion to learn and grow. Put the show on your radar so you know the dates for 2020 when they're announced!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.