Stories and events related to commercial photography, advertising, marketing and inspiration.

Undoing Limitations

I want to introduce you to my friend, Jean Hudson, who is part of my brain trust. Jean brings her humour, sensitivity, positivity and behavioural insight to the 8 members of the Calgary Entrepreneurs Peer Group. She has the rare ability of being able to listen before she speaks and to give direct and supportive …

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So what’s a Purist?

 Over on the Chase Jarvis Blog there is discussion about what is pure in photography. Is it cheating to use photoshop or similar post-production techniques. This discussion has been around in some form or other since I started shooting seriously in the early 80’s. Back then it was colour vs black and white film or …

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Earth Day

Since 1989 I have been celebrating Earth Day. In 1990 my University room mate and I sold organic cotton t-shirts with hand painted images to celebrate Earth Day. I sold them in the Quad at Bishop’s University while wearing a pair of Teva sandals. 20 years later, to mark Earth Day in 2009 I undertook …

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Brett Featured by Best Selling Author, Michael Oliver

International sales trainer, best selling author, speaker and consultant, Michael Oliver, recently highlighted me in a marketing campaign for Natural Selling. Read Michael’s article lower down in this post. Michael’s sales training helped me see selling as more than a necessary evil of being self-employed. The training helped me fully understand that my photography helps …

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