Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Happiness


Now does that kid look happy or what?? How amazing of a job is Apple doing? Drinking the Jobs "Kool Aid" so young... What kind of market share is AAPL gonna have in ten years???

Hope everyone had a safe and Happy Holiday...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Followup to 2007 Teens' Holiday Wish List


Brad over at SquaredPeg had a great idea to test Kaplan's poll to prospective college students Holiday Wish List, Run a quick Facebook Poll.. I took him up on it to see if we found differing results than Kaplan's.

This type of poll, like any requires a lot of legwork to get an accurate sample, so please take our findings with a grain of salt..

I hadn't run a Facebook poll in a while, there have been some changes.. For some reason I was only allowed to run a sample of 100 which really was disappointing and the price had gone up considerably. ($.25 per response) I ran a few polls in the summer that were considerably lower per response and was able to narrow down the demo further and allowed to gather a much larger sample size.

Anyway here are the results.

73% of 13-17 Facebook users that responded would take the money and run and 27% would rather be accepted into their top choice. A far cry from Kaplan's 59% response for "aceptance into top choice"

So as raw as the poll was, you have to wonder where are these pollsters getting information? Are they getting accurate snapshots? Or are they just going after the results that they want to hear?

This is an area that I would like to pursue further. (accurate market research, there is a definite need for it.)

So take at as you will.. Just a quick experiment..

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

2007 Teens' Holiday Wish Lists: College Acceptance and Scores outrank Cars and Cash


I feel a rant coming on here... According to a recent poll of nearly 1700 prospective college students by our beloved friends at Kaplan, more and more kids, 59% to be exact, given the choice between a half a million bucks or getting in to their top college choice would opt for the latter. (how's that for a run-on sentence?) Students were also asked to choose between perfect SAT/ACT scores or a new car. 86% chose perfect SAT scores.

Personally I would take the perfect test scores, but pass up a half million, not a chance!!!

I guess what I am getting at is this: we are bombarded with polls day after day after day. How accurate are these polls? Of the nearly 1,700 responses in this particular poll, what percentage of them were upper crust students eyeing the Ivies and Top Tier LAC's? I bet most of them were... Wonder what the poll would give us if taken to an average middle class American Town? Sounds like a great project if I had some time to conduct.

Are we relying on all these studies too often?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

'Tis The Season for Holiday E-Cards

I was processing some files a bit ago and my ADD got the best of me.. I remembered Eckerd College's Holiday E-Card from last year, and I did a quick search for this year's edition, but I couldn't find it. Hopefully the Eckerd Web Dudes do one again this year..

I know that the University of Maryland's holiday card is getting a lot of play thanks to Karine's post last week.

I would like to add one to the list that I thought was extremely well done from Red River College in Winnipeg produced by the Red River College Relations office..

Loved it when the president asked the students: "would you guys be my friends on Facebook?", thought it was priceless.

If you have any others you'd like to share please let me know and we can get a list going for the next couple weeks to pass the time before the holidays

Monday, December 10, 2007

A Couple Good Slides on Web 2.0 and Facebook

Here are a couple good presentations on web 2.0 and Facebook topics from Jeremiah and Beth Kanter.





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Slideshare

While on a cross country flight last week from Boston to Oakland, I decided to get some editing done.. After blowing through three Mac laptop batteries I was able to get through two full days of initial editing with photo mechanic.. I also picked out some that I liked.. Here's the result in Slideshare, take a look and let me know what you think.. Just another avenue of showing images for us..



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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

2007 Assignments Come to an End



Whoa!!! What a semester!! We finished up our fall semester assignment schedule today at Holy Names University in Oakland, CA... I'm writing this while waiting for a Jet Blue redeye to Boston..

Here are a couple from today's shoot.. The two images are obviously of the same student. Holy Names has a very small student body, and I think we took pictures of every student at one time or another over the last two days..

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

One More Shoot Day 2007


Well the countdown is definitely on.... ONE more day of shooting in 2007.. After a Seven hour flight on Sunday night and a three hour time change, we were on the ground and shooting at 8:15 this morning at charming little Holy Names University in Oakland, CA... When I think Oakland, I think MC Hammer.. Well the school is anything like that, it is a SMALL campus nestled in the hills with a breathtaking view of the entire Bay Area, unfortunately weather was not so conducive for any great images of that today, we'll be there again tomorrow and hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate to take advantage of the campus beauty. One more long day tomorrow before we hop on the red-eye to Boston and our final flight until '08..

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Can Anyone Guess Where This Was Taken


Take your pick, this one could have been taken at anyone of these three schools: (Northwestern, North Central College, Cornell)... If you've been following the blog, you definitely know where it was shot... This is a common site on all campuses we go to... Next time you leave the office to grab a Starbucks or Caribou (Kansas State) across campus, count how many other school shirts or hats you see as well as how many of your own school.. You'll be surprised.. Would love to know what you all come up with...

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Johnny The Bagger

I don't make it a habit of posting movies or many other links, but after seeing The Simple Truths of Service, Inspired by Johnny the Bagger, I couldn't resist.. I've read a bunch of Blanchard's books in the past, I have no Idea, how this one slipped past me.. I will be making a trip to Barnes and Noble and/or Borders to pick this up tonight..

Enjoy, I've watched it several times and can't help but choking up each time.. Great spot for the season.

One More Trip This Semester!!


After three GRUELING months on the road, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.. We just arrived home from two days at the University of Tampa, well at least I think we did.. Or were we in Indianapolis, home of SquaredPeg??? Like I said it's been a GRUELING few months.. One more trip out to Northern California next week, and a much needed break for the Holidays..

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Quick Update from Tampa


After a break from traveling last week, it is back to the grind it has been for the last three and a half months. At least this week is in the gorgeous Florida sun at the University of Tampa. We'll shoot all day here again today and back home tonight to our never ending pile of hard drives waiting to be processed.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving


As the clock touches five on the East Coast, it is time to shut down the computer for at least the next 36 hours to celebrate Thanksgiving.

This is the last file I processed today.. Thought it was kinda neat. This was taken a few weeks back from a Chemistry lab at Imperial College in the UK..

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving..

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Kansas State School Spirit



Just a quick little project from last week.. There is nothing like seeing all kinds of school spirit on campus.  Kansas State seems to have a ton of it.  These are straight out of the camera and not edited.. Funny as I was making this, saw a couple articles come across the RSS feed relating to style on campus..

This is an interesting one from the Washington Post and another from the NY Times talking about fashions unique to certain schools.. 



I would love to hear what everyone has to say in response to the two articles listed... We are on the frontlines at several dozen schools each year, and I have yet to see these unique styles and fashions unique to a particular school.. I continue to say "KIDS ARE KIDS ARE KIDS wherever they go"

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Day Four in Big Twelve Country




What a week!!!! Two GREAT schools, with GREAT Kids and awesome school spirit.. We saw more ORANGE (Oklahoma State) and PURPLE (Kansas State) in four days than we've seen in our life... It's amazing what big time athletics will do for school spirit... Makes for some fun pictures and definitely adds a sense of place.

We fly home in a few hours for a much needed week off of travel.. It will however, be anyhting but a vacation as we hopefully will get caught up on the processing and delivery of thousands of images..

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Another Day in Big 12 Country


What a day and what a place.... We had a wonderful day at Kansas State University today.. Everything about it was wonderful, great people, great facilities..

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Stillwater Update


I know it's getting late in the season and seem a bit scatterbrained.. I know we're at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, but I saw this shot and had to take it.. We've got a few hours left here before we head up north to Kansas State. Gonna be a long night, six hours in the car or so..

Stillwater, OK - Day One






Here are a few from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK...

Gotta love Big 12 Country, lots of school spirit... We'll spend all day in Stillwater tomorrow and then off to Manhattan, Kansas and Kansas State tomorrow night.. Another Big 12 school, should be a lot of fun.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Lookback at the First Nine Weeks This Fall




Here it is, just before midnight on Saturday and I am waiting for the dryer to finsh, so I can finish packing for the week.. We are off to Oklahoma State in a mere six hours for the first part of the week and then to Kansas State the latter part of the week.. All day and night Saturday was spent processing files and my eyes are killing me.. I was messing around with some files in between DVD burning and processing, and realized how FAST this Fall semester has gone.... It felt like just yesterday we were at Suffolk University (the first time), and in fact that was August 20th, the start of this grueling stretch of Fall Shooting.. It has been non-stop, starting on the extreme East Coast, then the Extreme West Coast, a bunch in the Midwest, then the Southeast, then the Southwest, then across the pond and back, this week to the plains (I think that's what OK, and KS would be considered anyway), any natives out there please correct me if i'm wrong.

Anyway enough of that, as I was saying before I got off task, I was looking at some files that were posted on the Blog and Flickr from August 20th to this past Thursday, and decided to put a page together from those images in no particular order..

Please have a look at them HERE and let us know what you think. Most nights, we would try and go through and pick out a bunch, but there are several days that we were just plain beat, or didn't have time because we were too busy trying to catch a plane or hopping in a car and driving 400 miles to our next shoot the following day.

Enjoy.....

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA




Here are some from our shoot at the lovely College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA yesterday.. Once again a great feeling: working all day and getting home in time to watch TV on my own couch (like normal people).. Processing the next couple of days and then off to Stillwater OK and Oklahoma State University..

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

On Location and At Home the Same Day




After being on the road for the majority of the last eleven weeks, this week has been kind of odd.. Yesterday we spent the day at Suffolk University in Boston, the best thing about it was that I was on my couch watching TV by 8:00 pm, that was pretty cool.. We have to enjoy it while it lasts, because it starts all over again on Sunday as we head to Oklahoma and Kansas for a week.. Tomorrow we will be at Holy Cross in Worcester and then a few days in the office to pick away at the small mountain of hard drives waiting to be processed.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Three Days in London (Summary)



We have just finished up three great days at London's Imperial College.. People had warned me that students and studies in the UK were much different than the states and it was going to be extremely challenging to get the "slice of life" we are used to in the states. I said it will be fine "KIDS ARE KIDS ARE KIDS NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE", and for the most part that is exactly what we found.

There were a few differences we did see however:

1. Visible School Spirit is absolutely "Non Existent".. In the three days of shooting, we counted a total of 13 "Imperial College sweathsirts or other logo apparrel", very different than that of the states.

2. Kids actually walk and talk with one another on the way to class.. We saw very few students walking single file with their cell phones stuck to their ear.

3. Drinking age of 18 and no hiding of alcoholic beverages, several pubs on campus that were crawling with students at dinner time..

We had a wonderful time and thank you so much to our client for treating us to a wonderful week.

We will be flying home tomorrow and staring into a computer until our next assignment on Monday trying to get some of our work processed and delivered in a somewhat timely fashion..


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UK Mishap, no photos today

Well, Tuesday was once again a wonderful day at Imperial College in London, at least until about midnight when I dropped my MacBook Pro. Ouch, ruined the LCD screen. So no photos today, sorry. At least it works enough that I can download files. A bandaid until we get back to the states and an Apple store. Keep you posted

Monday, October 29, 2007

Imperial College of London - Day One




A glorious day in London Today, Blue Skies and Sunny all day.. Here are a few from Imperial College Today..

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Another Month Almost Done!

Well what a couple of months it has been.. As October comes to an end, we find ourselves in London watching the Red Sox and Rockies in the World Series.. Keep in mind that it's 2:15 am local time in London and we're not even close to being tired.. Having an extremely tough time adjusting to the time change, but most importantly the PRICES in London!!! They are ridiculous, we got two Grande Black Coffees at Starbucks in South Kensington this morning for $11.00 USD.. If that wasn't bad enough, how about the $20.00 hamburger at a PUB near Trafalgar Square..

Well as October closes, what a month it has been.. 12 Different Schools in EIGHT states and TWO continents.. Of 22 business days in October, we were shooting 19 of them, with only three Fridays off..

We are going to be shooting at Imperial College, here in London the next three days.. We'll fly home on Thursday afternoon and have the weekend off. Most of next week we will actually be working in New England and sleeping in our own beds until we leave for Oklahoma State and Kansas State on the 11th of November (another full week of travel). Fortunately after that is Thanksgiving and a great opportunity to dig out from this month's mountain of data.. Then off to Florida the week after Thanksgiving, and maybe a breather for December, but as I write there are several assignments pending for the first couple weeks of December..

Enjoy..

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Texas State University - Day Two


Just returned home from a week on the road that started on Monday at Northwestern University and finished this afternoon in San Marcos, TX at Texas State University..

We will have a short time at home before we fly out to London on Staurday Night for a week of shooting across the pond..

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Texas State University, Day One


What a day in San Marcos, Texas, Mid 70's, no humidity, not a cloud in the sky, nice breeze.. What a difference from a week ago in Beaumont, Texas. Great weather for walking up the steps to the library at Texas State University. We are here at Texas State again all day today, and home tonight. We arrive about midnight into Hartford. We will spend all day Friday in front of the computer trying to dig out from under a pile of images before we leave Saturday for London..

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Chicago to Austin



After spending two days at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, it was time to switch gears and head over to O'Hare and catch a 9:45 flight to Austin.. The next two days we will be at CHILLY Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. I can't believe how cool it is here, woke up this morning it was about 40 degrees, same as yesterday in Chicago, go figure..

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Another Full Week on The Road

What a start to another long week on the road... Stayed up way too late Sunday night watching the Red Sox crush the Indians en route to another World Series Appearance.. I rolled out of bed at 4:00 am to get to the airport for a 6:30 flight to Chicago with an 8:00 am arrival at Midway Airport, and by 9:00 am central time we were on location at Northwestern University capturing campus life images.. What a difference in climate from the stifling humidity of Lousiana and SE Texas last week.. It was downright miserable in Chicago, WINDY, RAINY and just plain RAW.. We have another day at Northwestern tomorrow (tuesday) and then off to Texas State University in San Marcos, TX tomorrow night for a couple of days... This should be interesting as we are scheduled to arrive in Austin tomorrow night at about midnight, and we have checked all rental car companies, and there are abolutely NO cars available in Austin... Well we'll worry about that after our day at Northwestern..

Here are some from Northwestern on Monday..





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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Going Home, For a Few Days Anyway


After spending all week in OPPRESSIVE HUMIDITY, we will be flying home to a more bearable climate.. We don't have to board another plane until early, early Monday morning.. We will work Monday and Tuesday in Evanston, IL and then off to more OPPRESSIVE weather in San Marcos, TX for the rest of the week..

This picture at Lamar University this morning sums up the weather this week in Louisiana and Southeast Texas...

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Southeast Texas, Day One


We have had an extremely productive week, unfortunately the blog posts are not that robust.. It's getting late in the fall semester shooting season and quite frankly I am way too tired to post several images..

Here's one from Lamar University earlier today..

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Louisiana-Lafayette, Day Two


Finished up a great two days at Louisiana-Lafayette, home of the "Ragin Cajuns"... Next two days at Lamar University in Beumont, TX..

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Alligators on Campus


Yesterday was a great day on the campus of University of Louisiana, Lafayette.. It's the start of homecoming week, so there's plenty of school spirit around. Gotta love their nickname, "The Ragin Cajuns" one of the best in the nation..

There are even alligators on campus, steps from the Student Union in Cypress Lake.. I didn't believe anyone until I actually saw some, they were a bit far away, but I am focused on getting some closer shots today..

All day in Lafayette and then off to Beaumont, TX after the shoot..

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Full Week on The Road


This semester has been crazy, we are in our eighth week of travel in a row.. We are in Lafayette, LA for a two day shoot at UL-Lafayette, home of the Ragin Cajuns... We flew in this morning to Gulfport, MS and took our time driving on the gulf through New Orleans, Baton Rouge and finally Lafayette.. After Two days at ULL we will get in the car and drive a few hours Southwest to Beaumont, TX for antoher two days at Lamar University..

I've got to tell you this travel has been a grind.. We will be busy up until the end of November, with trips to Chicago, Texas, London, Boston, Oklahoma and Kansas still to come.. I have been fighting a nagging cold all weekend and have loaded up on Sudafed, hoping it will do the trick.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

UCONN, Stamford Regional Campus


No rest for the weary... After returning from Miami University in the early morning, we got a few hours of sleep and headed down I-95 to UCONN's Stamford, CT Regional campus for a day of indoor shooting..

Here's a bunch from today's shoot

Off to the Berkshires and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Friday, day off Saturday and off to Louisiana on Sunday..


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Day Two - Miami University, Oxford, OH

After spending two WONDERFUL days on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, OH, we are back in New England for a few days.. Tomorrow we are off to UCONN again and then to the Berkshires in Massachusetts for a fall foliage shoot at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts...

Why am I up this late blogging, DON'T ASK..

Anyway here are several from Day Two at Miami University

Enjoy

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Miami University, Oxford Ohio - Day One




We were at BEAUTIFUL and I mean BEAUTIFUL Miami University in Oxford OH today.. What a wonderful place, and enormous too..

Here's a LINK to a sampling of some from the day's shoot..

We will be spending Wednesday in Oxford as well, can't wait.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Another Busy Week Conquered

Whoa!!! What a week... We finished up this marathon week at The University of Connecticut in Storrs.. UCONN was our fourth stop this week. We started the week off on Monday at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, then worked at Virginia Wesleyan College on Tuesday in Norfolk.. We then drove 406 miles to Asheville North Carolina and Warren Wilson College on Wednesday, and finally back home for a shoot at UCONN..

The focus for today's shoot was outdoor fall colors, students outside and some architecture shots at Dusk, thanks so much for the late start Sean, we really needed it..

Here are a bunch from UCONN




To see the full size gallery goto UCONN Slideshow

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Four Schools, Four Days, Three States



What a week!!!!! Talk about a grind, this week has been extremely taxing on the mind and the body, and we still have one more assignment to do.. Traveling in itself is a grueling process, but what had made this week so grueling is that we had FOUR ONE DAY shoots... Go like crazy for one day, and switch gears to a totally different school, forgetting about the previous day as they are all different..

Anyway after pulling into Asheville, NC this morning at 3:00 am, we were up bright and early and on campus at AWESOME Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC for 7:45 am... Now we are at yet another airport terminal waiting for a flight home and another day of shooting at UCONN (right around the corner, YES)...

Tis the season..

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Day One - Norfolk, VA

What a start to a great week.. Today was the first of four ONE DAY shoots this week.. We spent the day at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA..

Here's some that we like:





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Monday morning Starbucks

There is nothing like an early morning Starbucks after a long night of traveling. The greatest thing about today's Starbucks is that it is right in the Campus center at Old Dominon University. We're not talking one of those coffee carts that "proudly brews Starbucks", we're talking the real thing. I'm sure we'll be back at some point today.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Wrapping up a BUSY September

It's amazing how time just flys when you are busy I can't believe that September is all but over, what a month.. September has taken us to Oregon, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York. We have had a great time along the way.

October is going to be even busier, starting Monday morning in Norfolk Virginia, Then to Asheville, NC and ending the week close to home at UCONN in Storrs, CT..

Yesterday was an interesting day for us.. We had an assignment at St. John's University in Queens, NY, a day after the weapons fiasco that caused a lockdown on campus.. The mood was strange, the kids were GREAT.. We were questioned several times by other staff, as to why we were there and what we were doing..

Anyway here's a sampling from yesterday:






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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Day Two - Houghton, Michigan


Another assignment completed.... We have spent the last two days at MTU in remothe Houghton, MI. We are traveling most of the day Wednesday and close to home on Thursday.. We will be taking a nice two hour drive to Queens New York for a day of shooting at St. John's University.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Houghton, MI - Day One

Some admissions marketing photos taken at Michigan Tech today...





To see the full size slideshow go HERE



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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday Travel Again

It's Sunday again, and guess where we are? If you answered airport, you are correct. We are in Hartford awaiting a flight to Houghton, MI.
We will be at Michigan Tech for a couple days..

By the way I sent this from my new IPhone. This thing is unreal. Brad you need to get one

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Nice Article on Variable Printing for Higher Ed

DM news has a nice article about some schools that are taking full advantage of Variable Data Printing.. Worth a read.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Long Day in Chicago

Here's a sampling from our shoot at Dominican University in the Chicago Suburbs of River Forest.. What a day, got to the airport at 4:30 am flew to Chicago, grabbed a cab to Dominican, Shot for 10 hours, hopped in another cab to O'Hare and caught a flight to Hartford.. In bed at 1:30 am est.. A day off of shooting today, and two one day shoots in DC and Boston on Thursday and Friday..

Here's a link to the full size slide show

Monday, September 17, 2007

Crazy Day Tuesday

Oh Boy, after a nice weekend w/o travel.. We are at it again.. It's 11:00 pm eastern, and I need to be tired. We have to be at the airport in five hours for a flight to Chicago for a one day shoot.. This is going to be a quick hit and run. We arrive in Chicago at 7:15 am, shoot all day in Chicagoland and catch a flight home at 9:00 pm.. This is going to be a Loooonnng day, hope the airlines are on time in the morning...

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Admish is now in Beta

A new social network has sprouted specifically dealing with the college admissions process.

Take a look at Admish





We believe that each student—like each college—is unique: a single school might be a great fit for one student but not so great a fit for another student. Admish acts as a hub for the college admissions process, a place where students, guidance counselors, parents, college admissions officers, and college faculty can find and share information, where both sides of the admissions process come together, where colleges find the right students and students find the right colleges.

Three words sum up Admish's mission:

Education: Admish is for students, by students. Created by a group of undergraduates who have been through the admissions process, Admish aims to better equip students so that they can find the school that's right for them. With its unique profile content and an easily searchable database of college information, Admish enables students first to find out who they are and then to find a school that is best suited to their own particular needs, interests, and values.

Community: Admish is a community of diligent students, dedicated educators, devoted parents and friends, all working together to ensure that students have the right information and the right support as they go through the admissions process. Now students and colleges can communicate with each other like never before.

Opportunity: By connecting students to a team of supporters and educators—including families, colleges, high school, and college access groups—Admish challenges students to become more than a test score, to discover their own individuality and to take hold of opportunities that are already waiting for them.

Simply put, now students have a greater opportunity to discover the school that's right for them.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Goodbye Indy

Our week in the great city of Indianapolis has come to an end. What a week, four great WEATHER days in a row, unheard of. We also had the pleasure of meeting with Brad of SquaredPeg. Brad is an up and coming talent in the higher-ed space.. He has some unbelieveable ideas and is really on the ball. when it comes to Higher-Ed Marketing.

Off to start processing about 15,000 images from the las week and a half..

Here's some from IUPUI yesterday, had a couple hours on the plane to look through them.

If you're wondering about the gumball machines, you'll have to check out postfrom our last trip to IUPUI


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Gotta Love Great WI-FI hotspots


We've been staying at a great hotel on campus at IUPUI the last four nights.. One of the greatest things about it is the FREE wi-fi for guests.. It is unbelieveable, there isn't a place on campus where the signal goes below "full bars".. Makes my life much easier on location.. I refuse to get a Blackberry, an IPhone?, well that's a different story..

Anyway here is one from this morning of the IUPUI architecture.. Hope you enjoy.

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