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Since I love photography, like to write and am activiely engaged in growing a business, a blog seems like it should be a thing.

Playbook: Forgetting The Game - Apr 16, 2022
Playbook: Forgetting The Game - Apr 16, 2022
I bought a book called The Photographer's Playbook that contains 307 Assignments and Ideas. Each short "thing" might be as simple as a thought, a story or a quote. I'm using each entry to shoot whatever my interpretation is of whatever they're talking about. The rules I've created for myself say...
The Nature Of Setting Goals - Apr 13, 2022
The Nature Of Setting Goals - Apr 13, 2022
I want to talk about setting goals. It's more of a question than offering a solution as though I'm an expert. So I'm interested in hearing what other people think, how they approach setting goals and, maybe, I can give someone else some food for thought. And while, in this case, it pertains to...
Steady As She Goes! - Jan 10, 2022
Steady As She Goes! - Jan 10, 2022
  Looking back on 2021 It’s easy to be impatient when you’re starting/growing a business.. or anything else that takes long-term persistence. But the great part of the calendar rolling over is that it gives us a chance to look back and assess the things we need to...
I Love Film But... - Oct 16, 2021
I Love Film But... - Oct 16, 2021
    Even as a kid in single digit ages, I had a fascination with photography. In high school, I took one semester. I wish I had gotten more out of it but I was in that stage where I was smoking a lot before school (if you know what I mean) and it was not conducive to...
I Don't Care About Social Media - Aug 02, 2021
I Don't Care About Social Media - Aug 02, 2021
  I’m old enough to remember life before the Internet and it really wasn’t all that bad. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not unaware of how amazing it is and how many thing’s made possible by this interconnection. For some, the Internet (and social media) IS...
Dear Diary - Jul 11, 2021
Dear Diary - Jul 11, 2021
I’m still listening to a lot of motivational videos. But before I get into that, I got an Instagram message from someone who wanted to know if I wanted to grow [hey.. that rhymes.. know.. grow..] my social media following. Well.. no. I mean… it’s nice when people...
Dear Diary: Emotional Rollercoasters - Jul 02, 2021
Dear Diary: Emotional Rollercoasters - Jul 02, 2021
    If you look at social media, it might appear that creatives are happy and positive all the time. Yes, being positive and optimistic is the gold standard of movers and shakers. It’s really important. But I’m not sure if that’s how people are really...
Dear Diary: Progress! - Jun 21, 2021
Dear Diary: Progress! - Jun 21, 2021
  Sometimes I get tunnel vision in my obsessions. And, yes, I tend to be obsessive. It's who I am. (I'm hoping to use that flaw to my benefit someday.) Becoming a Peter Hurley Associate is SO important to me and sometimes (read.. "usually") I feel like I'm so far from it. Don't...
The CLM Story - Jun 20, 2021
The CLM Story - Jun 20, 2021
How Did We Get Here? As people come in for headshots, I try to talk to them a lot to try and relax them. (Well, actually, I talk AT them a lot. It's something I'm working on.) And one of the things I talk about a lot is how I came to love headshots so much. A little history.. My...
Dear Diary: Shooting with Vanie? - Jun 19, 2021
Dear Diary: Shooting with Vanie? - Jun 19, 2021
  Continuing Education! Being the best at something is an ongoing education quest. If you think about school, it's alternated learning, studying, doing and testing. Learning how to do photography is no different. My favorite method is to pile up on education and then go do it....
Dear Diary: #1 - Jun 18, 2021
Dear Diary: #1 - Jun 18, 2021
    No Free Ride: Chris Lonsberry Media is growing up. I noticed how long it has been since I created a blog entry. That's almost criminal. But I tend to wait until I have something profound and useful to say. The truth is that profound and useful happens all the time. So,...
Photography: Specializing - May 7, 2021
Photography: Specializing - May 7, 2021
  Professional photography is funny, in a way. Possibly because it usually stems from a love of the hobby. Most people who enjoy taking pictures, enjoy taking pictures of.. everything. I do. But when you decide to make it a business, most people will tell you to pick a "thing"....

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