Monday, September 19, 2011

9-19-11: Trying to get outside of time.

I have decided that the way that I had set up my sessions was not serving my needs as well as I wanted. I've decided to try to move away from the duration of a session, and put the emphasis on what I wanted to accomplish with each session. I'm excited about being freed from the need to watch the clock, and focus exclusively on my client and what we will create.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Do the hard stuff first

9-9-11: Do the hard stuff first.

There are lots of things that need to be done every day. Immediate fires, short term jobs, long-term aspirations. The hardest thing to do for me is to ignore the immediate and short term jobs which are usually much more fun, exciting, and give immediate gratification. There are lots of things that need to be done that aren't so fun, aren't so glamorous, and no one will even know that you've done or not done them. That doesn't mean that they're not important. It only means that it's much harder to force myself to do them.

I use a weekly to-do list/planner to keep myself organized. I list all the sessions, photos to be processed, prints to be sent out, appointments, etc. on it and it keeps me on track. One thing I started doing this week is to take some of the long-term tasks, which have the potential to pay off handsomely in the end, but not immediately, and place them at the top of the list. These are the boring jobs, the drudgery. Do them first. Do them in the morning before the phone starts ringing, the emails start coming in, etc.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

I'm finding that I'm actually getting to them. These are things that I should've been doing all along, but I excused myself from them because the short-term jobs were "more important".

It's all important. Do the hard stuff first, so you don't wake up one day and do the "could of, would of, should of" routine.

You can see more of what I do at http://www.muskopf.org

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Senior Photos Discounts

There are several ways to save money on senior photos at Muskopf Photography. The primary way is to take advantage of the MR/100 Discount, which gets you $100 off the session fee off the top. In addition to that, you can use the Tuesday/Wednesday Discount and a referral card to boost your savings. Don't forget that I've also just lowered the prices on 2 Hour+ sessions!




Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Morgan 3

These really capture Morgan's sweet side--especially the one on the blue background. So darling!




Muskopf Photography creates senior portraits and model portfolio photographs in both indoor and outdoor settings. You can see more high school senior portraits and model portfolio photos on the web site at http://www.muskopf.org. The studio is located in Beavercreek, Ohio and photographs seniors and models from all over the Dayton area. If you're a high school senior in the Dayton area, or interested in becoming a model in Ohio, please feel free to call or email with any questions or to schedule your session.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Xenia High School Seniors

Did I mention that I was recently added to the Xenia High School list of approved photographers? That means I'm now one of the few studios permitted to submit work to the Xenia High School yearbook. If you need just the yearbook shot, or a full 3 hour session, Xenia High seniors can contact me via my web site at www.muskopf.org to set up their session.

Morgan 2

More from Miss Morgan! She has amazing eyes. They're hazel with a circle of brown surrounded by a circle of green. I've never seen hazel eyes like hers.




Muskopf Photography creates senior portraits and model portfolio photographs in both indoor and outdoor settings. You can see more high school senior portraits and model portfolio photos on the web site at http://www.muskopf.org. The studio is located in Beavercreek, Ohio and photographs seniors and models from all over the Dayton area. If you're a high school senior in the Dayton area, or interested in becoming a model in Ohio, please feel free to call or email with any questions or to schedule your session.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Morgan

Here are the first 3 from Morgan's senior portrait session. Morgan is a 2012 Beavercreek High School senior with a smile that fills the room like sunshine!





For more information, reviews, prices, etc. about Muskopf Photography, please visit www.muskopf.org Muskopf Photography is located in Beavercreek and serves the whole Dayton area. I am also an approved photographer by both the Beavercreek and Xenia high school yearbooks.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Compact Flash Card tips

Here's a couple of tips: 1. Always format your CF card in camera before shooting. 2. Don't delete images in camera as you shoot (can cause corrupt files). 3. Transfer the images to your computer, then immediately make a backup dvd. 4. Check the images and make sure all is well BEFORE you format the card to begin shooting again.

If you do format the card by mistake, the images aren't gone forever until you shoot new photos over them. You can use recovery software to get the photos off the card, even after it has been formatted.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kayla Senior Pics

Kayla is a 2012 senior from Fairborn High School, and was just elected Senior Class President!! Hail to the Chief! :) During her session, I kept calling her "President Princess", for obvious reasons-- she's such a doll in that dress with the tiara!

Any Fairborn students who want to come to Muskopf Photography for their senior photos, ask Kayla for a referral card. It will get you 24 free wallets with your 1 hour or longer session!

For more information, reviews, prices, etc. about Muskopf Photography, please visit www.muskopf.org Muskopf Photography is located in Beavercreek and serves the whole Dayton area. I am also an approved photographer by both the Beavercreek and Xenia high school yearbooks.




Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Brianna Senior Portraits

These are a few of the senior pics that we did for Brianna. She is a 2012 Senior attending Greenon High School in Enon. To see more senior portraits by Muskopf Photography, please visit http://www.muskopf.org



Friday, April 29, 2011

Recent Senior Portraits

These are high school senior pics of Bronson, Jason, and Cassy created by Muskopf Photography in Beavercreek. For more photos and lots more information, including pricing information and reviews in the form of testimonials, please visit http://www.muskopf.org






Saturday, March 26, 2011

A few from Liz

Liz is a 2011 senior from Centerville High School.






Muskopf Photography creates senior portraits and model portfolio photographs in both indoor and outdoor settings. You can see more high school senior portraits and model portfolio photos on the web site at http://www.muskopf.org. The studio is located in Beavercreek, Ohio and photographs seniors and models from all over the Dayton area. If you're a high school senior in the Dayton area, or interested in becoming a model in Ohio, please feel free to call or email with any questions or to schedule your session.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Nathan

Nathan is a Beavercreek High School student and a very talented musician. He plays guitar, saxophone, harmonica, piano, and sings! It was a lot of fun working with him this week, and we even were blessed with a 60 degree day with no rain in March!












To see more high school senior photography from Muskopf Photography, please visit www.muskopf.org

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lauren

Here are a few samples from Lauren's senior portrait session and a video which shows many more. Lauren is a senior from Fairborn High School. If you're a Fairborn student, ask Lauren for a referral card which will be good for free prints when you come for your own 1 hour or longer session.













Muskopf Photography produces high school senior portraits in Beavercreek for the greater Dayton, Ohio area. You can visit the web site at www.muskopf.org for more information.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Don't be safe

"Change is no longer the exception, it's the rule. The immutable laws of business are dead. Passion and self-direction have become the dominating traits over security, stability, and consistency." --Sally Hogshead

I think that's perfect for the time we live in. The whole world changes month to month, week to week.

Learn as much as you can, work as hard as you can, look only forward.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kimberly

Kimberly is a 2012 Beavercreek High School Senior. Here are just a few of her senior portraits by Muskopf Photography in Beavercreek.





Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jaclyn



Jaclyn was really fun to work with! Her senior portrait session was one of my favorites of the year.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Gadgets

What are some cool gadgets you've bought or had given to you in the past few months?

Two for me are:

Blowit Fan.

It's made for drummers and clamps to a lightstand with an articulating arm. It's pretty cool.

http://www.buy.com/prod/blowit-drummers-fan/q/sellerid/31397457/loc/101/218332205.html

and the Belkin surge protector/usb charger. So I can charge devices without a computer or laptop.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/552287-REG/Belkin_BZ103050_TVL_Mini_Surge_Protector_with.html

What neat stuff have you folks found?