Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Out Among the Stars

A Merle Haggard cover tune.

Out Among the Stars

A Merle Haggard cover tune.

Slightly Battered and Abused

An original tune by Keith Birmingham

Slightly Battered and Abused

An original tune by Keith Birmingham

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Saddles and Spurs Open Mic and Jam Night

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Ring of Fire - a Johnny Cash cover tune.

Summer Wine - a multi-artist cover tune.

Pricing in a Recession


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To be an entrepreneur you have to be willing to take risks. A few weeks back I took a risky path by raising my prices to what would be the minimum I figure I should be working for in a decent economy. As a result I have not been half as busy as I was before the price change. I am confident that my work in my specialties are as good or better that other photographers in my area. Yesterday I done the research. It does not appear that my competition has changed there pricing structure. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that "I goofed it". And, if I want to survive I had better make get back in line with today's market. So, I did.

The pricing structure that I now work under, like my competition, is not a pricing structure that allows us to put money aside to make repairs, or buy new equipment. It pays our personal bills, but not the bills that allow a business to make a profit. In other words, we are not in a depression, but we are most certainly still in a recession.

Lesson learned.

Education Stored Here: 5 Things Your Clients Need to Hear

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Education Stored Here: 5 Things Your Clients Need to Hear

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5 Things Your Clients Need to Hear

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Chosen Ones

The Chosen Ones
Copyright 2013, Keith Birmingham

He was working in the coal mines.
He was tired, and he was beat.
His was bruised and he was callused.
From his head down to his feet.

His paycheck was meager.
His cupboard was bare.
He was a victim.
Of ruin and despair.

As he stood in the doorway.
And, looked to the sky.
He whispered a prayer,
To ask God “Why?”

Why do some men suffer
To feed their family
While some men live
With no clue of poverty.

Why do some men suffer
Why must some men die.
To pay for the ones
That never seem to try.

And, why must men suffer
The agony and pain
While rulers and con men
Share fortune and fame.

Some men are chosen,
Or, so it seems,
To take from others,
To steal hopes and dreams.

While others live with hardship,
Day in and day out.
Some men live in houses,
And mansions by the sea.

Sometimes God answers
But, man cannot hear
The words that God speaks
Ever so clear.

Someday the meek
Will inherit the earth.
Someday my son
You’ll stand beside me.

But, now you must listen
To the words that I preach.
Learn of their meaning,
Your children you must teach.

For God he did send us
His one and only son.
And. those who believe in him,
Shall be the chosen ones.

Common Mistakes in Wildlife and Nature Photography – PictureCorrect

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