Author Archives: gene x

Tips on Licensing Photos and getting the most out of your images

Licensing is often a confusing term within photography (and even in other industries).  Often times people get thrown a curve when asked about what kind of licensing they require.  Many times clients are told they should ask for ‘full rights’ or a ‘buyout’ which may or may not meet your actual needs.  The key to […]

Buying Stock Photos / Custom Stock Libraries (aka how to stand out!)

Recently I got to hear Joanne Dennison speak about intellectual property rights. She had some great insight into how to use creative and intellectual property correctly to avoid lawsuits and such. Many event professionals may be aware that using popular music at events and in presentations requires a license but many probably don’t do so. […]

Drone Photography and Event Photography

Drones have been in the news quite a bit and the recently held National Association of Broadcasters conference in Vegas had a dedicated Drone Pavilion.  We’ve been playing around with the best ways to do event photos with unique perspectives with drones and it reminded me of some drone light painting we did in Berlin a couple […]

Review: Disposable Camera app by Photojojo

Disposable cameras?  As in those little Kodak or Fuji ones you used to buy at the ABC Store when you were on vacation in Hawaii or at the 7-Eleven near the checkout?   Yep it’s exactly that but in app form built by Photojojo.  WTH right?  We thought it was a pretty cool idea and so […]

Volunteering in San Francisco at the SF-Marin Food Bank

Right here in our neighborhood is the SF-Marin Food Bank and as part of our Giving Back program, we’ve done some volunteering with them.  The organization itself is really great as it provides over 47-million pounds of food per year to those in need.

Project Pinball charity at the UCSF Children’s Hospital

We’re excited that today we’ve loaded up our pinball machine, a Stern Iron Man, to drop off at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital just down the street here in the Dogpatch in San Francisco.  This is part of a test run we’re doing through the Project Pinball Charity.

Vacation Photography Tips: Thailand

Vacation photography is something that’s kind of a challenge for a photographer.  When we go on vacation we’re supposed to not be working, but then photography as a hobby is something we would still want to do so it’s always a challenge to figure out whether you want to bring any gear, and/or what to […]

Back to the Future themed parties are THE hot trend for 2015!

Do you know where you’ll be on October 21, 2015?  Chances are it’ll be a Back to the Future party and if you haven’t been to a Back to the Future party this year yet, we guarantee you will!

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