Category Archives: What I Do

It’s for a select group of people. It may not be for you.

One of the people I follow on various social media platforms is Author Seth Godin. Among his bestselling books are:

  • Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers
  • The Dip: The extraordinary benefits of knowing when to quit (and when to stick)
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
  • Tribes: We need you to lead us

I saw ads for his altMBA course and The Marketing Seminar in the past couple years. I

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A week with David Ziser

I have been a professional photographer since 1971. I have done this full time since 1985. But, I can’t remember a time when photography was not an important part of my life.

I believe I have always considered the subjects of my portraits to be great

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Engaging Portraits – Sample Three

 In a previous blog “Engaging Portraits” I talked about unique lighting for each portrait. In the beginning, near everyone starts out with

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Engaging Portraits – Sample Two

 In a previous blog “Engaging Portraits” I talked about unique lighting for each portrait. In the beginning, near everyone starts out with

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Engaging portraits – Sample One

 In a previous blog “Engaging Portraits” I talked about unique lighting for each portrait. In the beginning, near everyone starts out with

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Engaging portraits

Are the tools of the trade being engaged?

When you talk to somebody about portraits they mention the camera used, the focal length of the lens, and the aperture. Seldom, if ever do they mention the light. Without the light the camera and lens do nothing.

There is more than one kind of light.

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Revitalizing and Refreshing

Producing art that inspires and makes a statement requires constantly revitalizing and refreshing your mind and your vision.

Leonardo da Vinci said “Learning never exhausts the mind.”

I am currently re-reading “Drawing on the Right Side of

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Who is your portrait really meant for?

Who is your portrait ultimately for?

Heather called for an update.

I photographed Heather about 8 years ago when she needed an image for her business on line presence (Assante Wealth Management)

We set a time. I checked her office to make sure of lighting and available space. The day of

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What I do…Some call it a style

What is my style? Photo-journalism in the truest sense!

When I had my website re-built in the spring of 2015 I found it difficult to write a biography for the site. Personally, I find it difficult to write about myself and not feel like I’m bragging. The team at Elle Jay Inc. hired the incredible Jack

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There’s a time and a place for i-phone photos.

There is a time and place for i-phone photos, but it is not everywhere, every time.

Last night I ventured out to do some late day photography. I drove under the railway overpass on Dundas Street and the site of railcars and rail ties under the bridge

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