Ace photographer Kirk Jordan contributed the above photo from the Hobbs State Park Monument Trail. I learned early on in my commercial filmmaking for Arkansas Parks & Tourism (now Arkansas Parks, Heritage & Tourism) to keep my eye out for where the still photographers like Kirk, Casey Cocker, Bernie Jungkind, Drew Harris and Chuck Haralson were shooting and to adjust my cinematography setups accordingly. Steal....er, borrow your creative ideas from the best, as they say.
I receive a constant stream of solicitations from web design companies, who helpfully, cheerfully point out that my web site is woefully inadequate--a problem they promise to rectify forthwith if I will only send them money. One of last boiler-room salesmen offered his firm's service to ghost-write a monthly blog that would be filled with nifty-albeit-generic production industry advice. You know, stuff about new cameras and editing tips and ongoing advice about the absolute necessity of hiring expensive professional web designers. :-)