Category Archives: Creativity

Getting Paid to Create

Rightly so, the relationship between creatives and clients is on a knife’s edge when it comes to money. Clients always want the creation that matches their vision. What clients don’t always want is to have to hand over cash for … Continue reading

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Creating Backplates for Future Photo Composites

A couple of weeks ago Jean and I traveled to Ireland for our long-delayed (5 years) honeymoon. While there I wanted to grab as many photos of the deteriorated castle walls as I could in the hopes of using them … Continue reading

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A Logo or Four

I had a quick project that a couple of friends of mine and I got started earlier this week. We’re still in the planning and prep phase, but it’s basically an alternate reality world building exercise for the fun of … Continue reading

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The Definition of Steampunk

steam·punk noun stēm-pəŋk :  science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology “Steampunk.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 27 May 2014.  I think that’s a boring, generic definition written by someone who has no interest in the genre. … Continue reading

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Steampunk World’s Fair 2014

Last weekend was the Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey. I had a blast wandering around the booths and listening to the various panels or musicians. I had attended several years ago and spent the weekend taking photos of the … Continue reading

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Steampunk Sconce Update

Way back when I first built the basement office, I put together five sconces with a distinct steampunk look. I’ve wanted to build a shade into them for a while now as the bare bulb concept is cool in theory … Continue reading

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A Little Inspiration: Thingiverse

I was just browsing through the nifty projects over at Instructables, as I am apt to do while chatting with my wife on the phone. The projects described range from potted plants to nuclear physics and everything in between. It’s … Continue reading

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Non-Rotary Ceiling Fan

I really wanted to have a ceiling fan in the basement studio, but the ceiling is only 7.5′ high. I didn’t want to keep catching my light-stands on it every time I set up to do a portrait shoot. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Quick Tip #25: Addicted

There have been a lot of articles recently about the effects of coffee on creativity, but if you look at the findings it’s not the coffee, it’s the caffeine that helps. If you’d like a quick creative boost make certain … Continue reading

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Quick Tip #24: Zen

Need a quick creative boost? Try taking a nap for 15 minutes. Some offices may frown on this, but if you’re in a creative-type office they’ll understand.

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