Ken’s Recent Business Reading

Ken’s Recent Business Reading

I read a ton of books on busi­ness, entre­pre­neur­ship and lead­ing a great orga­ni­za­tion. Hope­ful­ly some of it rubs off  🙂 I’m always rec­om­mend­ing great books to peo­ple, so I though this would be a quick way for every­one to see my favorite recent...
Two Classic Photo Essays

Two Classic Photo Essays

I men­tor lots of pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dents, but two of my star pupils have to be my own kids (real­ly, no bias!). Each year they vol­un­teer with my wife a char­i­ty book sale, and each year, they pro­duce some sort of media to pro­mote the next one. Instead of a...
Been asked to take wedding photos? Tips for non-pro photographers

Been asked to take wedding photos? Tips for non-pro photographers

“I’ve been asked to take pho­tos at my friend’s wed­ding… what equip­ment should I get” is a ques­tion that pops up fair­ly often from non-pho­tog­ra­ph­er friends. Remem­ber this is for some­one who is total­ly not a pho­tog­ra­ph­er and is try­ing to be...
Good Flash at Events

Good Flash at Events

  Yes my friend, pho­to flash can be a cru­el mis­tress.… well, let’s just say it’s easy for even the work­ing pro to get unpre­dictable results. So here are some tips I gave a young asso­ciate on han­dling flash in sit­u­a­tions like an audi­to­ri­um where the...
Basic Shoot Tips

Basic Shoot Tips

I have a young asso­ciate pho­tog­ra­ph­er I’m men­tor­ing and she’s cov­ing a sim­ple PR event for a client. These are a few of the shoot tips I sent along to help her have the best chance of suc­cess. It would work on any of your shoots real­ly, and might be a...
Getting Started in the Photo Business

Getting Started in the Photo Business

I was asked by a few recent­ly out of col­lege friends about how they could get a start in pho­tog­ra­phy and what my ‘Asso­ciates’ pro­gram is all about. Here’s what I said: I encour­age young pho­tog­ra­phers to send along links to their work online so I can see the...

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