Product Photography Experience…I need some!

In looking for opportunities to earn income to support my habit…the habit of paying my mortgage and feeding my children…I was responded to a freelance position with a local manufacturing company. They reviewed my portfolio and loved my work and complimented me on my talent…but they said…we did not see any product shoots. Oops! I told them I have experience shooting events, portraits, groups, families, corporate photos, landscapes, interiors and buildings. I even have a little macro and HDR experience. But what was missing from my portfolio, because I have not shot it…yelp, product shots and cataloging. So the call went “Thanks…but no thanks.”
So, today I purchased a few items to help me add some product shoots to my portfolio. If you have any advice on how I should go about getting experience, product tips or tools, or even a product assignment where I can gain this valuable knowledge, let me know!

Is Financial Wellness & health care…subjects for photography???

The answer is NO! However both are subjects I am involved in daily as part of my role at the Financial Center. So I must say something about those topics from time to time. I will try to stay away from the political side of health care…but I may say something like “we either need consumer directed health plans or universal coverage”. However, I will keep it from sounding like talking points and I will not call it Obamacare. Image

I will talk about financial wellness and best practices for sound financial management. How can you manage financial stress in a stressful financial economy? More on that later. I will share link and post comments from some of my friends, colleagues and contacts, like Karl Ahlrichs. Karl is simply brilliant! He gave a presentation on social media that knocked my socks off. I will say it now, Karl is why I am back on my blog. In fact, if you want to check out a very cool blog, check in on Karl at

Finally, check out my latest job covering the Indianapolis Sister Cities Festival. See my photos at under community service then click on Sister Cities.