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CTEcreative photos on Mashable

Comments Off | This entry was posted on Aug 31 2012

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I submitted a couple photos on Mashable’s Photo Challenge : White.

One from Cumberland : View Here

The other from the abandoned Prison Farm in Atlanta : View Here

Pricing Photos for Magazine Use-CTEcreative in Jezebelle Magazine

Comments Off | This entry was posted on Apr 06 2012

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I was contacted recently by Jezebel Magazine about a photo of Piedmont Park I have on my Flickr.

The deadline was really tight, so I had to go back and search through my images to find the high res version that night. I did find it, and it wasn’t a full 300dpi resolution, so wasn’t sure they were going to be able to use it. If they were, I figured it would be small.

This was the first time someone has contacted me about using a photo in a magazine, so I did some online research. In doing so, I found that there are some important questions to ask:

1. How large is the photo being printed?
2. How many copies will be printed?
3. How long will the photo be used?
4. Will it be used anywhere other than print? (ie, for promotion, online, etc)

In this instance, my contact wasn’t sure how large the image would be. (Not sure if he was just saying that because he knew it would be full page and didn’t want the price to go up or what. That was really the thing I cared about the most.)

It can be tough as a designer and photographer to put a price on the things you’ve worked on. This was my first experience with something like this, and I quoted Jezebel only $150. My contact seemed to think that was a “fair” price. If I had known it was going to be used full page, I would have quoted more — but I’m still glad they were able to use it and that I got something for it.

People will come out of the woodwork and want to use your work for free — some with proper credit and some without. I tend to agree with the idea that if you let the first one go for free, they will be less likely to pay for something the next time — so that’s definitely something to keep in mind.

You should ALWAYS demand proper credit, but it’s hard for me to say you should charge for everything in every instance. Sometimes to get exposure you have to let some things go for less than you want. It’s circumstantial – use your best judgement, ask your friends and colleagues their opinion, and draw your own conclusions.

If it’s a well-known magazine or website, they usually have the budget to spend on freelance photographers and purchasing images for the content. They get money from advertisers and make a profit, so it’s only fair that they pay for their content if it’s coming from an outside source.

This Flickr Forum answered some questions for me – link

Kai Eiselein in that forum posted a link to a Stock Image Price Calculator – link

Link to Jezebel Magazine – here
Link to digital version of current issue – here

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Decatur Farmers Garden Groundbreaking Event

Comments Off | This entry was posted on Mar 16 2012

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I was recently asked to go take some shots for Urban Farmer Magazine (First issue out 3/31) of the Decatur Kitchen Garden groundbreaking event.

via Patch.com article.

Global Growers Network, a nonprofit that helps international refugee farmers find places to till the soil, explains the concept behind the garden in a press release.

Decatur’s Kitchen Garden is designed to foster community, offer education about healthy food traditions and growing practices, and enhance biodiversity through cutting-edge sustainable resource management.

Through a Global Growers market initiative, good produce will generate supplemental income for community producers when it is distributed directly to DeKalb County residents through local markets, restaurant liaisons, community food co-ops and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

“The Garden will host more than an acre of urban market garden space, to be cultivated by culturally diverse community producers from our local refugee communities and nearby neighborhoods,” stated Susan Pavlin, Director of Global Growers Network.

“A range of annual and perennial foods, with an emphasis on specialty cultural crops, will be grown at this community market garden site,” she continued..

It was a beautiful morning before it started raining but even the rain was fitting for this garden groundbreaking.
They have quite a large area next to the lake. The garden will be beautiful.

See some photos below of the event.


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Dollar General’s ‘Bracket of the Brands’ Interface

Comments Off | This entry was posted on Feb 21 2012

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Recently at GA PRC, I designed this Bracket of the Brands Facebook game for Dollar General.
Unilever and Dollar General have developed this concept for a Facebook game where user get coupons for picking their favorite brands and answering a few trivia questions about the brand. We had a developer create a basketball shot scene using only jquery and had Google analytics track the stats.

Strategically designed to increase brand exposure, I was the lead designer for developing the interface.

Week 1
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Trivia Question Page
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Get Coupon Page
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CTEcreative Photos Featured On LivingWallsConference.com

Comments Off | This entry was posted on Sep 29 2011

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Some of my photos documenting The Living Walls Conference this year have been used on the official Living Walls website. Head on over the LivingWallsConference.com to check them out and see some of the walls I wasn’t able to get.

Click to visit the Living Walls website.

Click here to view the Flickr set from this year.

Click here to view the 2010 Flickr set.

Click to see a map of the wall locations.


Oglethorpe University Architecture Shoot

Comments Off | This entry was posted on Sep 09 2011

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Star-Life Clothing recently contacted me about shooting Oglethorpe University architecture photos for them to use for their website and print collateral. They wanted their photography to support the “academic and youthful” feel of their brand. I was happy to explore the campus architecture; it’s almost castle-like, constructed out of big, grey brick. I was able to get shots of both the athletic facilities and the exterior of the buildings in one really hot day. The library was closed that particular day, but we’ll be returning to capture more ‘academic’ images of the interior.


Check out Star-Life’s website >
Star-Life’s Twitter >
Star-Life’s Facebook Page >


Click image to view on flickr.


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Living Walls Conference 2011

Comments Off | This entry was posted on Sep 05 2011

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Street artists from around the world traveled to Atlanta in August 2011 to take part in the second annual Living Walls Conference, which allows the legal painting and wheat-pasting of walls around the city.

This Flickr set features photos from the event at The Goat Farm, and nearly every wall painted by the 2011 artists.

Last year there was certainly a ‘buzz’ around the city for the first annual Living Walls Conference. Everyone was excited to see how this diverse group of international street artists would leave their mark on the city, as well as how the event, show and lectures tied it all together.

This year was no different.

The number of legal walls nearly doubled this year, which allowed more artists to participate. It took amazing talent to pull it all together, and everyone involved did an amazing job.

The conference brings together like minds, and it was interesting to discuss the issues surrounding street art and its place in our society.

Everyone involved was passionate about the role of street art and how it affects us in our every day lives.

Below are a few highlights from the conference.

Click here to view the full Flickr set.

Click here to view the 2010 Flickr set.

Click to see a map of the wall locations.

The Goat Farm on Facebook.

Click to visit the Living Walls website.


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Sam3 – Broke the record of World’s Tallest Mural.






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Click here to view the full flickr set.





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