email is down!

Every day brings new challenges. We always hope those challenges are in front of, or behind, the lens. But today brings us an all new, ever-exciting challenge. We woke up to discover our email company Dogbark has disappeared. Yup, just gone. Disappeared.

Luckily, we host our website through A Photo Folio, so our website is live.

BUT, this means that we are currently using our private gmail addresses until this can be resolved. What a nightmare.


We’d rather be on production. As a matter of fact, we SHOULD be on production. But instead, we’ve been in our offices, putting out this dumpster fire.

ASMP invites Andy Batt to speak about copyright registration

Update: The event last night was the most spirited business seminar I’ve ever attended! The room was packed and electric with discussion, Nathan was a great presenter, and Andy’s talk on how to create a template on the copyright registration page was hilarious! ASMP national should consider sending these two on a tour together, they made a great team!

photo ©2017 Andy Batt

Andy will be speaking tonight at the ASMP Oregon event. Therese will be doing some Instagram Live Stories. See you there?

This image was created in our studio over the summer, when Andy wanted to test some new lighting techniques. Andy wanted to highlight stop action, dramatic lighting, and intense action.

Are you out of order?

Today, I totally caught myself in a rut. I didn’t know I was in a rut, I was just doing what I always do. Edit a new portfolio. Put the images in order, refresh the book.

But it never occurred to me to reverse the order. I’ve been doing this for so long, I went on automatic.

And in reversing the order, starting with something that is usually in the middle, it gave ALL the work a fresh feel.

Andy and I have to look at this book all the time. Over and over. And we’ve been looking at it in the same order for 20 years. Sports. Portraits. Entertainment/lifestyle. The images change, but the order never does.

I guess because that’s what we think people expect of us.

Business has changed, and I’m trying to change with it. Maybe we’ve been out of order.

Are you out of order?