Abuse of sovereign immunity is not a crime…. or is it?


[su_divider top="no"] You do not have exclusive rights as guaranteed by copyright law! Abuse of sovereign immunity is not a copyright infringement. [su_spacer] Summary: University of North Carolina Asheville,Took intellectual property without authorization and used it for their own financial gain. See web site below. When questioned about the ownership and copyright authorization of … [Read more...]

Opportunities with Architecture/Interior Photography

Boy Scouts / Bass Pro Shops

I started to title this blog free money, but I’m certain that spam filters would vanquish me to a black hole and your first glance at such a title; you would throw this in the delete folder and block me forever. Having said that, I really do want to talk about added value that I bring to the table, which literally does translate into free money. This isn’t just hype and to prove it I’m going to … [Read more...]

2013 Fine Art Photography Exhibition – In The Iron: A Closer Look

In The Iron

Mike Boatman In The Iron: A Closer Look June 18 - August 9 Pearce Gallery Upcoming Exhibition As I prepare for my latest exhibition of fine art photography this summer, a recurrent question has popped up top-of-mind again about whether photography is art or craft. For me, I have no doubt that photography is an art. The medium is light, and if you can’t draw with it, capture it properly and … [Read more...]

We’ve never done it that way before!

Nature Photography

Vickie, my lovely bride, suggested for the subject of my next blog I chat about something scary! Of course, she made this suggestion at the first of the month... a Halloween theme for October. I hope I can put some thoughts down and get it proofed in time to make the month of October. We will see, but the theme is a good one. Scary In photography, for me one of the scariest sentences I hear is, … [Read more...]

I must be a sick animal

Vacation Photography

As my proof reader pointed out to me, I missed July's blog. Yes I know, I have to keep it up to date...but I went on a small vacation. As most of you know, when you are self-employed there is no “paid vacation time”, it's just lost time...plus, you have to schedule a hole in your calendar. Then slow down sales, so work does not come in as heavily when you are trying to have some down time. Next … [Read more...]

Gemma Renewable Power Photo Assignment

Renewable Power Photography - Wind Turbine

Most of my current photo assignments are in the architectural field, with a large majority in single residence homes. But my first assignments outside of the studio were industrial locations, the dirtier the better. I have enjoyed some of the grimmest, most hostile and dangerous industrial locations, from coal mines to steel structures sitting on Mississippi River barges. Seeing the beauty in … [Read more...]

Over Looked Value

Mike Boatman Photography

Great Start to 2012 East Peoria, Illinois based photographer, Mike Boatman, has started 2012 with a bang: Back to back covers with At Home Tennessee, one cover photographed in Memphis, Tennessee and the other one in Florida An inside story with a Brazilian international fashion magazine, CPTREND Plus the cover of Dining & Food Magazine in Peoria, Illinois This New … [Read more...]

Professional Photography…Cost

Profesional Photography

Photography…. Money Lost…. Pro…. Amateur …. Cost I know it is said that we all have one great book inside of us. That does not mean we all are a John Grisham, a Steven King or a John Sandford. I would also say if you snap 10,000 frames one is going to be great. In fact, in the days of film, once or twice a year I would get a super artistic photo from loading my camera. You know, the two … [Read more...]

Peoria-Based Location Photographer Works at Home

Schonheits Salon and Spa - image AD

Although I’m best known for my architectural and industrial photography that has me traveling all over the country, I love photographing people and was trained 30 plus years ago as a fashion photographer. This year I have had two super assignments with people, both for spa and hair salons. One in Memphis, TN, for Schonheit's Salon & Spa and the other was for Natural Concepts Salon & Day … [Read more...]

The Faces of Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Where to begin? It's probably best to give a little background on me and architecture first. Until I transferred to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, I was studying to be an architect. In fact, I have a very rich background before college in architecture, which is a long story and a long time ago, so let's just leave it that I was recognized in the field before I started college. I should also … [Read more...]