Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 2

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 2 Photography / Tips & Tricks

Session 2: What You Did Last Time Last time, you took a picture at a birthday party (remember?). (Also, you got a new tattoo.) But the picture you took was not just any old picture. Whether or not you knew it at the time, you used your iPhone skillz to compose your photograph. You tapped on […]

Jaren Johnston on Song Creation

Jaren Johnston on Song Creation Music / New

Shooting video to support this week’s launch of StudioConnect gave us the opportunity to sit down and visit with four singer/songwriter/players and learn about how they made music. In our first interview, we talked with Jaren Johnston to talk about song creation.  Jaren’s a busy guy:  He sings lead and plays guitar for The Cadillac […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures!  Part 1

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 1 Photography / Tips & Tricks

Session 1 So, you’re at a party. Say it’s a birthday party. The celebrants seem especially inspired, and you want to capture some good photos to remember the occasion. But the only camera you have handy is your iPhone. The good news is: your camera is an iPhone. And iPhones take great pictures, especially if […]

4 Must-Have Apps for Photographers

4 Must-Have Apps for Photographers Photography / Tips & Tricks

While both powerful cameras in their own right, the iPhone and iPod touch camera can be loaded up in the App Store to become some of the hardest working photo assistants around for those of us who shoot with DSLRs, rangefinders and other old cameras. Here are five apps I can’t live without. Expositor – Like […]

Johnny Cash Museum FTW!!

Johnny Cash Museum FTW!! Community / Fun / In The News / Special Events / Uncategorized

I grew up listening to Johnny Cash songs. My dad had been a teenager during the legendary ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ days of Sun Records.  Before I ever heard Johnny Cash sing, I knew “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line” from the versions my dad would strum out on his battered Epiphone acoustic guitar. […]

The $51/pound Coffee Conundrum

The $51/pound Coffee Conundrum In The News

A number of the folks in Creative Services share a Keurig coffee maker. Every morning from 8:30 til 9, the Hive fills with the smells jamocha raspberry almond fudge ripple coffee. “Convenient,” they say. “A fresh cup every time” they say. “$51 a pound” I say, having just read this post over at For […]

Soccer Break

Soccer Break Uncategorized

A couple of our intrepid IT mages (and Daniel, who is responsible for much if the upkeep over at have an interesting take on the concept of the “smoke break.”. Because none of them smoke, they save up the five-minute breaks they would have taken (had they been smokers), and spend the time instead […]