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Stephen P, Harris
New Jersey
Online Marketing Strategist and Solution Business Development Executive; Passion for Online Marketing and eBusiness.
Interests: For Online Marketing, visit www.think-ebiz.com For Hiking, please visit my blog at: www.taking-a-hike.com My Professional Web Page: www.stephen-harris.com
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One of the trickiest aspects of photography is shooting in low light situations. How do you take creative and beautiful photographs in museums, concerts, gymnasiums, restaurants or other places where you don't have (or don't want) a tripod and using a flash is not permitted? Let's me introduce you to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Taking-a-Picture
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Place yourself inside a room, with lights on low, with beautiful bright sunshine streaming through the windows. Look around the room, and notice that your eyes adjust to the changing light seamlessly, from the shadows and dark interior to the bright scenes outdoors. You probably never thought about this, why... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Taking-a-Picture
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Marketing agencies are often tasked with developing websites or mobile applications for their clients, along with branding and promotional strategies. There are a few key advantages to partnering with an outsourced programming and development team, to help bring your client's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at The Think eBiz Blog
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How times have changed for the professional Realtor. In New Jersey, we had the green books published a few times a month with all the latest listings and beautiful (sarcasm) small black/white photographs. It is cliche to say the internet has changed the industry, with the addition of multiple listing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Taking-a-Picture
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Photography by Stephen Harris is moving to Lambertville NJ. Lambertville and New Hope Pa are two very creative oriented small towns linked by a bridge over the Delaware River. This will truelly be an adventure re-establishing our photography services business in this beautiful location. Lambertville has some wonderful festivals including... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Taking-a-Picture
Are you ready for a challenge? If all your photography has been the digital variety, this might be a difficult challenge – but I promise you it will improve your technique and composition skills. Imagine if you could no longer view the image on the back of your camera. Further,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Taking-a-Picture
The unemployment average hovers just under 7% Nationally. The U-6 (includes those that have exhausted their unemployment or stopped looking) is at 12.2%. Worse, if you are an older unemployed worker, it can take a long time to find a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at The Think eBiz Blog
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Antiques, small shops, galleries, fine dining, bicycling along an old canal and of course, photography are just a few reasons to spend the day at these two small towns linked by a bridge over the Delaware River. We visited Lambertville NJ and New Hope Pa. recently during their annual Shadfest... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Taking-a-Picture
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Waterfalls are truly one of the most serene subjects to photograph. The sounds of the water cascading against the rocks create a calm inspirational mindset. Don’t rush when in this zen-moment, as you set up your tripod and compose your creative photograph. At times like this, take the time to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Taking-a-Picture
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What could be better than wine and waterfalls? Add in rural scenes and automobile racing and you have Watkins Glen NY, at the tip of Lake Seneca, one of the Finger Lakes. Recently, we made an off season visit to this region exploring nearly a dozen waterfalls and wineries. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Taking-a-Picture
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Winter snow melt creates fast moving rivers, producing dramatic waterfalls along its journey to the sea. As a photographer, who can resist taking inspiring waterfall photographs? For me, I enjoy sitting nearby and listening to the sounds of water cascading over and across the rocks. How do you see a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Taking-a-Picture
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Recently, I was asked to justify the use of a professional photographer for real estate photographs. This discussion came about when the realtor questioned why a current listing of theirs with professional images has had no serious interest. Whereas other of their listings has had good interest and offers, even... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Taking-a-Picture
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Photography is dead, or so they say. They are photographers who see the encroachment of the mobile phone as a threat to their hobby or profession. They are makers of compact (point & shoot) cameras. There is some truth that the compact camera market has been affected by the quality... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Taking-a-Picture
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Never a disappointment, Ft. Hancock and Gateway National Park in New Jersey offers incredible and diverse photo ops. The beach, with views of New York City, the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the old barracks and historical military bunkers, nature and spectacular sunsets - this photography destination has it all. During the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Taking-a-Picture
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Photographers are artists too. This might not be widely recognized when taking snapshots of your children. However take your pictures to a more creative level - and you are indeed an artist. One such creative level is Abstract Photography. A recognized highly creative form of art. Examples of Abstract works:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Taking-a-Picture
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Oh the weather outside is frightful… And since we've no place to go… Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! And let’s go outside and take a picture! Winter can offer some wonderful photo opportunities, snow covered landscapes and icicles on the trees. Put on a warm jacket,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Taking-a-Picture
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"Why is the Rule of Thirds so hard to understand and put into practice", asked one of my students recently. In theory, the Rules of Thirds should be easy to understand, yet concentrating on this can take the fun out of photography. Ultimately, applying this composition rule should become second... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Taking-a-Picture
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If you live near the sea, you probably have spent time “down the shore”. Along with your sun tan lotion and beach chairs, bring along your camera. The beach offers unique opportunities to take inspiring pictures and memories to share with friends and family. Imagine sharing beautiful golden sunrises over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Taking-a-Picture
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Do you love decay? Old buildings, rust & dust? Toss in some history and you have the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Home briefly to Al Capone and Willie Sutton, ESP was closed down in 1971 and left to decay. It is this decay that is a powerful lure for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at Taking-a-Picture
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When you think about entrepreneurs today, who comes to mind? Young Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Biz Stone? Perhaps Larry Page and Sergey Brin? Young "kids" that barely graduated from college... right? Think again! The average age for an entrepreneur is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at The Think eBiz Blog
Think eBiz has been our premier blog on all things eBusiness. We created Outsourcing Today to address business services that Entrepreneurs and Small-Mid sized business need. Outsourcing, not to be confused with offshore, is about establishing relationships with experts that are not within the company's core competence. A bakery should outsource their payroll, web develop and even marketing to experts - allowing the business owner to concentrate on baking delicious products. Come visit (and add a bookmark) to think ebiz and add to the conversation. Thank you. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Outsourcing Today
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Failure - according to Wikipedia refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective. Thirty percent of web development projects will fail, will be delivered late and/or over budget. Failure is costly, not just in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at The Think eBiz Blog
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Pinterest has recently busted-out in the social media scene with high energy and excitement, although it has been quietly building a following for years. For photographers, Pinterest can offer incredible opportunities to build awareness and establish your brand.This is the first of a few articles on this new social platform... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Taking-a-Picture
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Taking-a-Picture
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Failure - according to Wikipedia refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective. Thirty percent of web development projects will fail, will be delivered late and/or over budget. Failure is costly, not just in terms of dollars spent, but in lost opportunity and reputation. Twenty one percent (21%) of projects will fail to meet the stakeholder requirements. The Aberdeen Group takes these statistics even further, reporting 50% failure rates with offshore developers. Why will nearly 1 in 3 web projects fail and what can be done to increase your odds of success? To understand... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Outsourcing Today