Comments for What Was I Thinking? http://jondiener.com/blog Photography / Music / Life Sun, 04 Nov 2012 16:35:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on 10 Years and 180 Degrees Later… by Little Big Town – DTE Energy Music Theater – 07.20.12 – What Was I Thinking? http://jondiener.com/blog/2010/05/20/10-years-and-180-degrees-later/comment-page-1/#comment-378 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 16:35:03 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=280#comment-378 […] may have read an earlier post of mine, 10 Years and 180 Degrees Later, about returning to DTE Energy Music Theater to witness my son work his magic as Front-of-House […]

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Comment on Photos are Worthless by Rick Diffley http://jondiener.com/blog/2011/03/19/photos-are-worthless/comment-page-1/#comment-334 Sat, 23 Jun 2012 23:12:56 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=642#comment-334 >> In today’s scene, however, just about anyone with a couple decent digital photos and an internet connection can be an overnight superstar photographer.

I would image it depends on how big of a pond an individual posts their images in and becomes an overnight success? Plus, who is providing the acknowledgement? Well known professional or unknowns or barely knowns in the industry?

At a national or international level, I believe it comes down to who you known or whom you get known by. I’ve watched closely photographers that are getting recognized on “Google+ for photographers” since the conference. Many were unknown are now identified by some of the professionals that were at the conference. Some produce good images and (At least by my standards…) others do not!

In the end, it all depends on how we define success. Is it a mix of: Be published? Selling lots of ebooks? Offering world-wide workshops that sell out? Is it being in the top 10 of circle followers? Is it posting 2-3 times a day on Google+ and getting a lot of “+1s?”

For me, it is if we define ourselves as successful or not. I do It didn’t happened overnight. I have no large circle of followers on Google+ or ongoing comments on my posted images.

My success has been defined on how I see how I’ve improved. How I’ve expanded my areas of photography. How freely I give my time to other photographers. Added to this was a recent offering by a local gallery to have my own show.

Ok, stepping down for the soapbox (-: Thanks for the article.

~ Best ~

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Comment on Photos are Worthless by Matt Owens http://jondiener.com/blog/2011/03/19/photos-are-worthless/comment-page-1/#comment-293 Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:24:56 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=642#comment-293 I definitely agree with you. I, for one, have always appreciated great photography, partly because I know next to nothing about the science of it all. Hopefully, those who are extremely talented and who have honed their craft well will continue to rise above the dross.

Sadly, good art is not always appreciated. And worse, there are bad artists receiving the big checks. Oh, to go back to the days of benefactors.

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Comment on Endorsement-Mania!! by Jon Diener http://jondiener.com/blog/2010/09/14/endorsement-mania/comment-page-1/#comment-175 Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:54:41 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=535#comment-175 Next time I’m in Eaton, Matt, I’ll be sure to bring my camera gear.

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Comment on Endorsement-Mania!! by Matt http://jondiener.com/blog/2010/09/14/endorsement-mania/comment-page-1/#comment-174 Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:36:22 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=535#comment-174 Any time you want to snap a picture of me and my Schimmel piano, let me know.

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Comment on $120 Coincidence? You Decide. by Matt http://jondiener.com/blog/2010/08/07/120-coincidence-you-decide/comment-page-1/#comment-154 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 17:54:27 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=490#comment-154 I’d been meaning to comment on this post, which I read awhile back. I agree with you on attributing your fortune to the latter. We could sit a lot longer than usual at lunch if I told you all the times God provided for us, often in ways we didn’t expect, which, quite honestly, can’t be frustrating at times. I make all my plans and try to take care of things, and when they fail I ask God why he didn’t work things out. But sometimes he just has other ways. And sometimes, for whatever reason, he chooses not to provide at all. Sometimes I wish we could box God up, make him do the things we want to. But most times, I look back and am glad God is much bigger than any box I could invent. I’m praying for your business and financial future.

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Comment on 10 Years & 180 Degrees… The Conclusion by Matt http://jondiener.com/blog/2010/06/23/10-years-180-degrees-the-conclusion/comment-page-1/#comment-43 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 04:06:44 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=391#comment-43 Thanks for the lesson. Usually our FoH guy is the pastor, since he usually sits on the front row and often has an opinion about the sound mix.

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Comment on 10 Years & 180 Degrees… The Conclusion by Jody Zink http://jondiener.com/blog/2010/06/23/10-years-180-degrees-the-conclusion/comment-page-1/#comment-29 Wed, 30 Jun 2010 05:24:10 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=391#comment-29 I love that story. Great pics, too! Very, very cool.

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Comment on 10 Years & 180 Degrees… The Conclusion by Jon Diener http://jondiener.com/blog/2010/06/23/10-years-180-degrees-the-conclusion/comment-page-1/#comment-27 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:51:40 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=391#comment-27 Matt,

A front-of-house engineer (FoH) takes care of all the audio requirements needed to get sound to the audience at a show. They handle mic selection and placement, interfacing all other audio inputs (keyboard DIs, etc.), setting up and operating the main mixing console, interfacing his feed with the main P.A. system, and doing any needed tuning/adjustment to the P.A, and of course, mixing the show. He/she is usually positioned directly out front of the stage, in the theater (house). Hence, front-of-house.

The counterpart to FoH is the monitor engineer. He/she is responsible for mixing the feed for the band’s in-ears or floor wedges, or a combination of the two.

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Comment on July 1, 1985 by Matt http://jondiener.com/blog/2010/06/12/july-1-1985/comment-page-1/#comment-26 Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:58:49 +0000 http://jondiener.com/blog/?p=356#comment-26 I was 8 years old and hadn’t even started piano lessons. Praying things pick up for Video Post. Thanks again for the video you made for me, as simple as it was. It was an essential part of my online resume.

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