Spec Work

Here's one of many blog posts that I had sitting unfinished in my query.  Initially this was going to be a rant about spec work, but I decided to turn it into something of value and possibly impart some wisdom.   A few weeks ago I came across a story on Adweek on spec work. …

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Instagram: A Change of Times

Its amazing how much we as a society use and/or depend on the apps on our smart phones.  These apps have integrated so much into our daily routine that one can become "lost' without it.  I for one use a handful of applications for finance, social media and entertainment.  These apps has brought a new …

Race to the Bottom

A few days ago I came across 14 Tips for Photographers Who Want to go Pro written by Zhang Jingna on the Profoto Blog.  Its such a great article that I shared it on my facebook page with a tip of my own to round off the list, #15 Know Your Self-Worth. https://www.facebook.com/RodneyAlanPhotography/posts/10152696292847185 When a …

Fuck You, Pay Me

The title of this blog post is pretty self explanatory.  This topic has always been on my mind.  Among my circle of friends it's something we've talked about, however I've kept quiet about it on the blog.  It's about time that I've said something.  Know your self-worth. Many times a creative may be asked to …

The Social Marketing Experiment – Part 2

Khristina.  Sony A7R | Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Part 2 of the Social Marketing Experiment. If you missed Part 1 be sure to read up so that the rest of this blog entry makes sense. This is the conclusion to my Social Marketing Experiment. In my previous blog entry I left off with the downsides …

Mid Year Update

The blog has been radio silent, sort of speak. Its been a couple months since the last post. I've been doing some regrouping on my behalf, analyzing things from an industry outlook to my market and just my overall style. While doing so I've been testing more frequently than I've had in the past.  Testing things …

Decline in Facebook Engagement

Facebook has been my primary social media site for sharing my work since 2009.  Whenever I have new work or a blog post to share my Facebook page is the first to get it then it trickles down to my other social media sites like Instagram, Tumblr, 500px and Google+ when I get the chance …

When Getting Paid Less is More

We've all heard the saying "Less is More." But who really wants less and what situations does this even apply to. I was surfing the internet and came across this article where Jonah Hill was paid $60K for his role in the movie "Wolf of Wall Street". For a big budget film this is not …