Things to Avoid When Hiring Wedding Photographer

wedding photographers capture special memories of the big day to be shared with future generations. But think for a minute what happen if your wedding photographs are of bad quality? There are lots of things that can go wrong at a wedding day, but the most heart breaking mistake is the one that is related […]

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Encyclopedia of Another World

Codex Seraphinianus I recently came across one of the oddest books I’ve ever seen – In the late 70s italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer Luigi Serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it’s about 360-380 pages. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet. it took him 30 […]


The Artist Manifesto – Personal and Branding Applications

Artist Manifestos and Branding - The way you express yourself with words is a crucial extension of your creative identity. Professional designers are usually busy focusing on the visual aspects of their craft, but visual arts and literary arts collide and coincide regularly. The two fields meet not just in typography, but also in press releases, social networking […]

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Relationship Between Photographer and Subject 8

People Photography Tips - Relationship Between Photographer and Subject By Joseph Braun 1. Presence in People Photography Being present is fundamental.  It is fundamental for your relationship with yourself and others.  Presence can be hard to come by in this information age, which makes it a valuable commodity.  People sit up and take note when they experience […]


9 Lessons on Creativity 20

Creativity has a kind of ethereal, ephemeral quality. It’s the muse that comes and goes as she pleases. It’s the breakthrough you can’t explain. It’s the aha! moment you worry won’t happen again. But creativity, while magical in many ways, is concrete practice. It’s a garden that needs nourishing, planting and plucking. It’s the muse […]

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Pismo Beach Dunes Photographer 6

By Joseph Braun About a month ago, I traveled from Santa Barbara to the Pismo Beach Dunes in California.  Entering these natural sand dunes is like entering another world.  No people, no plants, and no machines.  I was mesmerized by all the space.  There was such immense peace to be discovered in this beautiful void, […]