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Michael Clinard

Being Michael Clinard: On Conceptual Photography

Today’s Lab feature is a look into the mind of the quirky, sometimes offbeat, and always talented conceptual photographer Michael Clinard.

Going Postal

Going postal

Q: What should I consider when designing a postcard promo? On top of the usual interoffice related emails they receive, an art director can get an average of three to twenty unsolicited emails a day from various creative people. I…

Don’t Let Clients Pigeonhole You into Repetitive Work

Question: What can I do to get a client to call me for jobs that are not quite the same as the one I just completed? Trying to get considered for work that might fall into a different category then…

Marketing Trends: Be Smart, Be Creative, Be a Leader

Question: How do I keep up with the trends and still retain my current marketing path? I have a magnet on my refrigerator that says, “Change is good as long as I don’t have to do anything different!” But the…

Will an Art Buyer Really Read Your Blog?

Question: With today’s busy schedules, are creative directors and art buyers taking time to read blogs? Yes, everyone is busy and multitasking, but I do believe that art directors and creative directors are taking the time to read certain photographers’…

Is There Any Future for Your Traditional Style?

July 11, 2012 @ 12 p.m. in The Business Lab by Jim Jordan | Jim Jordan Photography View Comments Question: What if my point of view is not trendy? Is there still a market for a more traditional approach? If…

Dialogues Podcast: Expanding to New Geographic Markets

June 29, 2012 @ 11 a.m. in The Business Lab by Dialogues Podcast View Comments Question: How can I land new clients outside of my geographic area? Back in the day, the thought of a small business growing beyond its…

Dialogues Podcast: Inspiration is All Around You

June 15, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. in The Creative Lab by Dialogues Podcast View Comments Question: What are some recommendations for sources of inspiration? Some experts believe the only way for artists to stay inspired is interacting with other artists….

Trying On a New Market? Passion Comes First

June 13, 2012 @ 11:30 a.m. in The Business Lab by Ian Summers | Heartstorming View Comments Question: How do you stay motivated when you’re just starting out in a new medium? It’s easy to be discouraged by that, both…

The Art of Defining Successful Brand Attributes

May 21, 2012 @ 11 a.m. in The Business Lab by Suzanne Sease | Suzanne Sease Productions View Comments Question: What’s the best process for identifying and defining my unique brand attributes? Before you decide how to define and identify…