Articles

Following, you will find:

  • Articles for Businesses
  • Articles for Photographers
  • And, of course, my Travel Adventures

If you have photography related questions, e-mail them to me. I’ll get back to you with answers, and may even write an article about your question.

Do you want to use these articles on your website or newsletter? Go ahead, but there are two rules:
1 – You can’t edit the article in any way without my consent.
2 – You must include the Signature Box that appears after each article.

I would also appreciate it if you would send me a link, or copy, of where you used my article.

Have Fun,
Jeff

 

Articles for Businesses

Keep Your Hanging Art Safe From Theft
Learn about simple devices to protect your hanging art from theft by outsiders, and employees.

How To Track Your Advertising Success Rate
Learn several ways to track your advertising so you can find out what works, and what doesn’t.

How to select a commercial photographer for your business
If you need photographs for marketing, advertising, promotion, executive portraits or any other purpose, read this article to learn how to select the right photographer for your business.

Decorating with photographs,  selecting colors to set a mood
You can set the mood of your home or office with the use of color. Find out what colors set what moods.

Do you need photographs for your business? Then you need to know this
This article goes over usage of photographs. You, and your clients, need to read this.

How To Sell Products From Your Website
Are you considering selling products from your website but don’t know where to begin? Then check out this article to find answers to your questions.

Press Releases: Including Photographs Is Vital
If you use press releases to promote your business, and you should, you need to read this article.

Photographs, The Way To Increase Sales Of Your Articles
If you’re a writer looking for a way to increase sales, you’ll want to read this article.

 

Articles for Photographers

The War On Photographers – Part 5 Of 5 – Protecting Your Photographs
Protect your images from theft, and learn how to succeed as a photography business.

The War On Photographers – Part 4 Of 5 – Photographers – Making A Living
Here you will find great information on having a successful photography business.

The War On Photographers – Part 3 Of 5 – Digital – The Great Destroyer
The onslaught of the digital industry has decimated several industries, especially photography.

The War On Photographers – Part 2 Of 5 – And Time Marches On
Prices for photographs are shrinking due to decreased demand and the introduction of microstock images.

The War On Photographers – Part 1 Of 5 – The Foundation of Photography
If you’re a trivia buff, you’ll love this page. See a chronology of how photography has progressed over the years.

Make Money With Your Mobile Phone Photos
One of the keys to success for photographers today is to have multiple streams of income. The photos you take with your mobile phone can be one of those revenue streams.

How To Get More From Your Social Media Posts
Find out how to make your social media posts REALLY work for you.

The Creative Way To Business Success In Photography
Learn how to use your creativity to find new clients and business.

Your Imagination Is The Key To Your Success As A Photographer
To be a successful photographer you need more than great photos, you need to use your imagination to make your photos unique. It’s what sets you apart from the competition.

Creating More Time In Your Day
Learn how I freed up 5 days a month, and learn how you can free up more time too.

Owning Art Is A Necessity, Not A Luxury
Many people consider art to be a luxury item, only to be purchased by the rich, or with money from your slush fund. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Make Your Unusable Photographs, Beautiful
If you’re like me, you take a lot of nature photographs, and you know that nature doesn’t always offer blue skies with fluffy white clouds. I’ve photographed in rain, snow, strong wind, lightning storms and fog, and always get usable photographs.

Film Photography, Give It A Shot
Are you thinking of giving film photography a try? There are a few things you should know before running out the door to expose your first roll of film.

Film Is NOT The “F” Word
Contrary to popular belief, 35mm film photography never went away. And it’s making a sizeable comeback. Maybe you should give it a try.

How To Make Scary Photographs For Halloween
This article will show you how to use presets to make regular photographs look scary. It includes lots of links to sites offering free presets.

How to survive as a professional photographer
Being a photographer today is tough. Read this article for tips on how to survive.

How to take photographs on a windy day
You’ve been planning that special trip for months. But when you show up the wind is blowing and every tree, bush and flowers is swaying and shaking. What do you do? This article will tell you how to deal with the wind and still get great photographs.

How To Photograph Lightning, And Live To Tell About It
Photographing lightning is fun, exciting and dangerous. In this article I tell you how to stay safe, and how to use your camera to get great lightning photographs.

The Lightning Bug – lightning trigger
Learn why the Lightning Bug is a great tool that will help you get more photographs of lightning.

What software I use instead of Photoshop
If you’re like me, and refuse to rent your software, check out the software I use to replace Adobe Photoshop.

How To Sell Your Own Stock Photographs
If you’re thinking of selling your photographs as stock images from your site, you need to read this first. The PPA (Professionsal Photographers of America) selected this article as one of the best 10 blog posts of the week.

What to charge for your prints
If you want to sell your own prints in stores, galleries, art shows and more, then read this article.

10 Alternatives To Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom And Adobe’s Creative Cloud
If you’re like me, and don’t want to rent your software from Adobe’s Creative Cloud, then you will want to read this article. You will find software for PC and Mac, with prices between free and under $300, that should meet all of your photo processing needs.

My New Ultra-Adaptable, And Inexpensive, Camera Daypack
I needed to get a daypack to carry my camera equipment, food and water. After doing a lot of research and talking to other photographers, here’s my versatile and inexpensive solution.

Make A Complex Photo Mask With A Pen Tablet
I’ll show you how I used my new pen tablet to make a complex mask in Photoshop. It was fast, easy and a whole lot of fun.

Improve Your Photographs With Depth Of Field
Learn how to use Depth of Field to improve your photographs by choose what is, and what isn’t, in focus.

Earn Money With Travel Photography
Do you want your photographs to pay for part or all of your travel expenses? If so, read this.

Your Television Could Be Ruining Your Photograph’s Composition
Learn how to improve your composition with the Rule Of Thirds.

I Want To See Nose Hairs – Getting Close To Your Subject
Don’t be afraid to get close, very close, to your subject.

 

Jeff’s Travel Adventures

Jeff’s New Mexico Adventure – Chaco Culture National Historical Park
There are many ruins to see here. Give yourself plenty of time to see the buildings and petroglyphs.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Canyon De Chelly
Here you will find not only ruins that you can walk to, but amazing geology.

Jeff’s New Mexico Adventures – Aztec Ruins
The Aztec Ruins are located in the town of, yes, Aztec. They are amazing, and you want to be sure to visit the rebuilt Great Kiva.

Jeff’s New Mexico Adventures – Salmon Ruins
These ruins are easy to get to as they are in the town of Bloomfield. If you want to see rugged ruins, and a great museum, this is the place.

Jeff’s Colorado Adventures – Mesa Verde National Park
There are amazing ruins here that you can see from a distance, or walk through.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Arizona Renaissance Festival and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Come and join us as we spend the weekend at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, then run over to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum for a few hours.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon
Check out my first hike below the rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s great, and you should try it.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Kachina Trail
If you’re in the Flagstaff area, and want a short or long hike in an Aspen and Pine forest, check out the Kachina Trail.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Lenox Crater Hike
How would you like to hike up an extinct volcano? Check out this article to see how you can do this in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Walnut Canyon National Monument
Check out the amazing Native American ruins at Walnut Canyon.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – The Arboretum at Flagstaff
If you love butterflies, want to get out of the heat and enjoy a great day in nature, then head on over to The Arboretum at Flagstaff.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – The Petrified Forest And Painted Desert
Take a step into the past and see trees that have turned into beautiful stone, fossils and the colorful Painted Desert.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Winslow
Winslow has an amazing history, and it’s the perfect place to stay if you want to visit the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert. And the best place to stay in Winslow is the amazing La Posada Hotel.

Jeff’s Arizona Adventures – Butterfly Wonderland
If you love butterflies, you’ll want to read this article.