An occasional thought

A sadly infrequent take on WordPress, WooCommerce, AI, and the web.

February 1, 2013
A few weeks ago, we interviewed a great up-and-coming photographer. We took a couple weeks off from photography to talk video producing and web development, but this week we’re going to jump back to photography for just a minute. As I explained before, I love photography. No, I’m not a professional photographer, nor is that where I’m headed. It’s strictly a hobby, but one I enjoy immensely. For that reason, I want to dive deeper into the minds of some still-frame geniuses. On deck this week is actually a friend of a previous photographer interviewee by the name of Mathew Hasegawa. While he came recommended to me, we coincedentally went to the same high school and college, even though we were separated by a year. Take just a couple minutes to get to know an indirect friend and photography expert, Mathew Hasegawa!
January 25, 2013
The interview series has been going pretty well, but we’re going to go a little “bass ackwards” with the theme. The last 3 weeks we covered some really great photographers and videographers. Next week, we’ll be taking a peak at another photographer as well, but we’re going to take a brief intermission and check in with a talented Orlando-area front-end developer, TJ Rogers. (Yes that sentence was long and had a lot of punctuation.) TJ has been my best and closest friend for nearly a decade and a half. He was the best man at my wedding and just so happens to work with me at FliteHaus, here in Orlando. Despite all that, you wouldn’t believe how hard it was to convince him to answer a few questions for me! ;) Take a look at what TJ had to say about being a front-end developer.
January 18, 2013
After two weeks of photography, we’re going to break off for some moving image work. This week I want to take a look inside the world of motion design with a great person and magnificent video producer, Marcus Rhoads. I’ve known Marcus now for several years and enjoy getting together to chat photo, video, design, God, and just life in general. You won’t find a more genuine friend or hard worker than Marcus. Let’s see what he had to say about motion design and being a video producer for a megachurch in Orlando.
January 11, 2013
Last week, we shifted our focus to photography by talking to a great, up-and-coming photographer, Steve Noto. This week, we’re going to keep diving into photography with another phenomenal freelance photographer, Maria Ippolito. I met Maria in 2005 when we began working together at an apartment community in Orlando, FL. She had already jumped head-first into photography – film and digital – and was constantly impressing me with the beautiful shots she captured. While photography isn’t her day job, it certainly could – maybe should – be. This talented photographer has captured some great moments and in this interview we’ll discover what inspires her to lock in on stunning moment after stunning moment. Did I mention she also shot my wedding in 2007? Let’s take a look into what makes Maria such a photography genius.
January 4, 2013
As the series of interviews continues, we’ll shift our focus to photography. I absolutely love photography and – as a bit of a hobby – love to go out and shoot whatever I can. By interviewing a couple of great photographers, I want to get an idea of what it takes to make photography your profession. This interview with an Urban Planner by day and Freelance Photographer by, well, day or night, Steve Noto. Steve is from the Orlando, FL area (Sanford to be exact) and started working as a photographer earlier this year. Steve and I met almost 10 years ago when we both worked in Melbourne, FL. I wanted to find out from him what it took to branch out on his own and become a successful photographer in such a short period of time.
December 28, 2012
In this series of interviews, I want to give you a glimpse into the professional lives of some wonderful creative professionals. The interview series continues with another Illustrator from the Orlando, FL area: Patrick A. Towers. I met Pat at the University of Central Florida and wanted to pick his brain about what it means to be a freelance Illustrator. With no further ado, read Patrick’s interview.
December 21, 2012
To try and move away from the perception that I live on this design island, I decided it would be beneficial to pick the brains of some great creative professionals. This series will not solely focus on web design/development, but I think there’s more than just a little bit to be learned from the way other great photographers, illustrators, or crafters go about their daily work. In this series of interviews, I want to give you a glimpse into the professional lives of some wonderful creative professionals. First up, Jennie Bottone. I’ve known Jennie for nearly 7 years and she is a fantastic illustrator. She currently designs for educational games and has dabbled in web as well.