Make this the best New Year your photography business has ever had. Update your portfolio to give you the best chance of success. Check out my ebook, How To Assemble And Show Your Portfolio, at www.creativecauldron.com/portfolio
You’ll not only learn how to put together a top-notch portfolio, but how to show your portfolio in a professional manner and what follow-up you need to do after your presentation.
Have access to my years of experience.
Be able to avoid common mistakes that every beginner makes.
Cut years off of your learning curve.
Look like a pro on your first presentation.
Show your clients that you know what you’re doing, and will not waste their time or money.
Don’t wait another minute to make this year your year.
I’ve always liked Gloria Estefan’s voice and music. I was even a member of the Press when she dedicated her statue to the Wax Museum in Buena Park, California. I have some great pictures of that event too.
Christmas is more than presents and parties. It’s about reaching out to those in need, righting the wrongs in the world and putting the Christmas Spirit in all we do, all year long. In this video you’ll see wrongs that need to be righted, and successes that have been achieved. We can all do something, big or small, to help others. Go out and help others. Hear Silent Night by Gloria Estefan.
Many years ago there was a great Christmas special called “A Claymation Christmas.” It shows the amazing things that can be done with this form of animation. I hope you enjoy these videos, and remember, it’s all done with clay. Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer and Joy To The World.
I’ve been busy. I’m doing a free trial of On1 Photo RAW. I’m 99% sure I’ll buy it to replace my old Lightroom program.
I’m also getting my last two ebooks ready to go onto Barnes and Noble. Once that’s done I can start working on the next four books I’m dying to write. You can see my current books at CreativeCauldron.com or go to BarnesAndNoble.com and search for Jeff Colburn.
I’m also getting my photos ready for submission to microstock, stock and specialty stock sites.
And once that’s all done, it’s back to writing magazine articles and creating regular and composite photos for the above sites. Actually, I’ve started doing composites and I’m having fun doing them.
Have Fun, Jeff
October 8, 2020
by admin Comments Off on More Of My Books On Barnes And Noble
Great news, my three photography ebooks are now available as Barnes and Noble Nook Books. That brings my Nook Book total to five.
My three photography ebooks:
How To Find Models Anywhere
25 Places To Sell Your Photographs And Photography Skills
How To Assemble And Show Your Portfolio
Joins my two ebooks for writers:
The Writer’s Answer Book
The Writer’s Resource Book Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror And Mythology
If you’re a writer or photographer, or like me, both, check out my ebooks. They will help you to improve your writing and photography, make money, increase sales and answer many questions you have in these fields.
Head on over to CreativeCauldron.com to check them out, or go to BarnesAndNoble.com and do a search for Jeff Colburn.
If you have any questions about writing or photography, let me know.
Have Fun, Jeff
October 7, 2020
by admin Comments Off on E-Staycation – Jeff’s Colorado Adventures – Mesa Verde National Park
This week’s E-Staycation will take you to the Mesa Verde National Park.
There are some amazing ruins here. You can take both walking and driving tours, and there is so much to see. You want to check when these ruins will close for the season. Two ruins closed three days before we left on our trip at the end of September, and the other ruin closes from about mid-October through mid-April, due to snow.
A photographer that I follow, Gregory Basco of Deep Green Photography, has just come out with a new ebook. This ebook is called Flash For Nature Photography, and it looks amazing. I haven’t seen the book, but from the pages he shows here https://www.deepgreenphotography.com/flash-for-the-nature-photographer it looks like a master class in flash photography.
If you haven’t seen his photographs from the jungles of Cost Rica, you need to visit his site. You won’t be disappointed, and you will see the fantastic images he creates with flash.
Head on over and check it out.
Have Fun, Jeff
September 7, 2020
by admin Comments Off on Tracking Fall Colors 2020
Soon, fall colors will be here. The reds, yellows, oranges and other colors will be popping up everywhere, so grab your camera and take some great photographs of Mother Nature’s big show.
To help you get the most out of your shooting, I’ve updated my annual list of links about fall colors and where to find them. Since I live in Arizona, I’ve put together a special section for my state. But I also have an extensive listing for the rest of the country and a listing for Canada. There are also links to articles to help you take great photographs of Nature’s display of color.
As you go to these websites, you will often find many links to other sites. You could easily spend an entire day following link after link, or just go to the main pages I have listed here.
I hope you get some fantastic photographs this year. Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your images of changing colors. I’m sure everyone would love to see them. And if you have a favorite place to shoot, let me know.
Have Fun, Jeff
Fall Colors on the Coconino – This Coconino National Forest site explains why leaves change colors, what trees produce what colors, and hikes to see this wonder of nature.
The Pinal Mountainsnear Globe offer several trails with maples, sumacs and sycamores that change color. Colors usually peak in late October. Check out the Ice House Canyon trial, Six-Shooter Canyon trail and the Pinal Mountain Range. Ice House can be hard to find, so get directions from the Ranger office in Globe.
There’s a National Fall Color Hotline too, 1-800-354-4595. Call this number and choose the area of the country you’re interested in and get information on leaf color, scenic drives, peak times for the colors and other fall activities.
How To Take Photographs On A Windy Day – This is one of my articles, and it will help you get great photos of fall colors even if there’s a little breeze, or howling wind, when you arrive at your shooting destination.