Linking the Triangle is your local link to the next opportunity. Given that first impressions are important for working relationships (as are optimized profiles, but we’ll touch on that another time), it’s critical that your profile photo be an accurate, professional interpretation of you. So what does your LinkedIn headshot say about you? Are you youthful and full of energy? A seasoned professional? A friendly matchmaker? The fact is, having the right profile photo will make the difference between securing a new connection and losing out on potential opportunities. We’re not suggesting that you don a tuxedo and mix all […]
Subtle changes to images can make or break the overall aesthetic. Photoshop is more than capable of adding breathtaking enhancements that provide value that even the best photographers often cannot. One such enhancement, beams of light, takes a bit of finagling to master. But once learned, the effect is powerful. Enhance your landscape photography with “god rays”, or beams of light, in Photoshop. Here is a video tutorial to show you how it works using some simple Photoshop effects.
The eyes have it. Stunning portraits feature exquisite detail and there a million ways to capture a person’s personality through a portrait. But we’ve found that sparking eyes can leave clients awed, and sometimes that can make the difference between landing a big contract and being just part of the pack. Creating compelling eyes is also vital in conveying a certain feeling in your video or display advertisements. “Without eye contact, the whole mood of the image changes – the camera is now simply an ‘observer’ and this is a great opportunity to show a subject in a different way.” Check […]
Brent Clark, our rockstar photographer: He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked as both a photographer and editor at The Daily Tarheel. He couldn’t leave the southern part of heaven, so he stuck around, met the love his life Rebecca, and moved into a little house in the woods. Now he photographs weddings and shoots for magazines like TIME, Newsweek, Popular Photography, Our State, and Southern Living. His work has been recognized by Jen Bekman Gallery’s Hey Hot Shot competition, the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, the Venice International Photography Contest, Travel Photographer of […]
My early business mentors used to tell me that shortcuts don’t work. Don’t even try ‘em. I’ve done my best professionally to heed this advice and have done my share of work to get to where I am today. But, times they are a-changin. What if there are short-cuts to success? I just ran into this really unique perspective from a book entitled, “Smartcuts”. What I took from it is simply that to rise to the top, one must play chess, not checkers. Think smarter, think bigger. Here are some of my favorite smartcuts from the book to help you […]
We’ve all worked in an organization where ideas were handed down by those at the top and implemented by those at the bottom. Maybe you’re ‘Top Dog’ now and you feel it’s your responsibility to drive agency growth through new ideas and innovation. After all, that’s what strong leadership is all about, right? Wrong. Eighty percent of the best ideas within a company come from an organization’s workforce. Leadership is about facilitating the flow of ideas within the organization, acting on those ideas and continually supporting and hiring smart front line managers who do the same. Too often, ego and […]
Volatile. Complex. Uncertain. That’s business. And it’s only predicted to get more volatile, complex and uncertain over the next 10 years. I’ve talked a lot about outsourcing, cloud computing and data analysis as a means to streamline your business, shrink margins, make processes more efficient and increase bottom lines. It’s how you cut through a lot of the complexity and uncertainty that we business owners face. But there’s something else just as important. It’s where the future of business is and where it frankly always has been, but it’s even more important now: forming alliances – relationships based on reciprocity. […]