First Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why would a photographer's website need a blog?  

This is a question I asked myself countless times before, and until now I have always listened to the reasons why not versus why I should start a blog.  I sit here a little after midnight starting a blog instead of packing for a week long trip to San Fransisco which I leave for in the morning, great timing.  So often I put off things I want to do for things I feel I need to do.  I need to pack, I need to send out an invoice, I need to take the trash to the curb, but I want to write.  Photography has always been a creative outlet for me, the same goes for writing.  Although most of my writing would be found in one or two sentences on a Facebook status update, I have always enjoyed putting my thoughts into words.  Back in 2004, I had a great Myspace status update about my quest to find a dime for a soda while standing duty in the Marines, now lost in a deleted profile somewhere in the Myspace graveyard.  I don't want my witty and awesome Facebook posts to disappear when the next great social media platform causes the fall of today's social media empire.  

So thus I give you my blog where I hope to provide you with longer and wittier status updates along with some behind the scenes type photos and stories from my point of view and hopefully somethings useful along the way. 

If nothing else, I want to be able to share my experiences with my fellow photographers.  There's a lot of unknowns when it comes to photography, especially the business of photography some areas that I feel I can shed some light on while continuing to grow myself.  And if at the end of the day, I am the only one reading these posts, I'm ok with that because damn it, that "Quest for a Dime" story was a good one and it's gone forever. 

Welcome aboard.