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2013 Conservation Donation to the WWF Rhinoceros Project

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Beginning this year I made the decision to support the conservation of endangered species by donating 1% of JB Woodruff Design annual revenue.  This was partially prompted by my travels to Kenya and South Africa late in 2012/early 2013.  The picture featured in this post was taken during our trip to the Masai Mara.  We learned this was one of only 6 or so black rhinos left in this park.  It’s a sad story that I hope more will become aware of so change can occur before all are gone.

Today, in alignment with my 2013 logo, I made a donation to the WWF Rhino conservation fund.

Thank you to my clients for making this possible this year and I look forward to revealing the 2014 species and new logo.

My Ultimate Christmas List – 2013

By | Gear, Photography, Technology, To Purchase | No Comments

It’s that time of year where we share gifts with those we love. My favorite part is watching the joy on a person’s face when you know you’ve gotten them exactly what they want/love.

I thought I’d share with you a christmas list of things that I’ve had my eye on this year. So, if you want to see that look of joy on my face you’re more than welcome to send these things my way this holiday season. Read More

Fall Feast 2013 Photos Now Live

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This year’s Give Back Cincinnati Fall Feast 2013 on Thanksgiving morning was an amazing event. I’ve been volunteering my design, photographic and video skills to the organization since 2008. Every year it keeps getting better and I’m proud of Cincinnati for putting this event on. Great seeing the smiles from all the people it helps and all those who volunteer. Read More

JB and Shan

What I’m Thankful For: My Wife

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It’s Thanksgiving again. Time for Fall Feast, fun, family, food, football and naps.

It’s also a time for recognizing what and who you’re thankful for. I’d like to say this year I’m thankful for my wife’s support.

The past 12 months I’ve made the transition to full-time consulting to work on my own businesses and she has been nothing but supportive.

It started when I said that I wanted to spend 4 weeks in Kenya last fall. She said ‘when are you going to have the chance to do this again in your life?’ When I mentioned turning the original 4 week plan into 3 months, she continued to support. When that 3 months in Kenya turned into 3 months in Cape Town, she was along for the ride. It continued through the summer and to this day she’s just happy that I’m loving my new career direction.

I’m thankful she’s there to help me through the entrepreneurial roll coaster every day. It’s quite the ride.


Karma WiFi Hotspot

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Came across the Karma WiFi today on

It’s a 4G WiFi hotspot that’s Pay-As-You-Go with no subscription or contracts. Price for data is $14/GB.

What makes this different is that you are incentivized to share the hotspot with people around you. For each person you share your hotspot with, you get a free 100MB in data. Very original idea that promotes community interaction.

I’m always up for making someone’s day and I’m sure this couldn’t hurt. I just purchased one myself so I’ll be sure and write a review about it once I get the chance to use it.

Want one?

If you act quickly, you can pick one up for $69 on Here’s the link.

The Squinch by Peter Hurley

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Caught this video on FStoppers today. It’s Peter Hurley’s advice on ‘squinching’ to make yourself or your subject look more confident. I have to say it really works and I wish I would have known about this back when I was taking corporate headshots for over 250 people.

Peter Hurley is putting out some great videos on Youtube on how to look better in photographs. Check them out.

[original source FStoppers]