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Jamie Swanson
Works at The Modern Tog
Attended University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Lives in Near Madison, Wisconsin
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New, cleaner look for The Modern Tog (long overdue). Phase 1 "Make it mobile responsive" complete. Phase 2 is coming soon..... Check it out. http://www.themoderntog.com
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G+ may still be around just fine.... interesting point of view.
 
An Ex-Googler: Walking Dead? Nope. Just Tiger Team Transition

+Matt Cruikshank is a very smart guy. He also used to work for Google. 

In his post at stonet.co/1hwv67E he takes apart line-by-line the TechCrunch post alleging that with the departure of +Vic Gundotra, Google+ staff are "walking dead" at Google.

Matt explains why staff reassignments, department shifts, and redeployments are normal for major projects at Google, where they take a tiger team approach: create a temporary team of high-energy fast-movers to get something launched, then reapportion that team and move the project into long-term development mode. 

That means that Google+ may indeed change significantly in the coming year. It may even mean some shifting in branding that might be a little disconcerting to people who are heavily invested into G+ as a social network. But the core of what has been built into Google via the Google+ project is not only not dead, it's alive and well and has only just begun to show its true value.
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Whoa. Want to grow your presence on Google+? You MUST read this. Enjoy.
Google Authorship is a game changer for online writers. Check out this guide to find out what it is, how to set it up and why it gets you more traffic.
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Photo by Derek Olson at Fete Photography
Photo by Derek Olson, a North Carolina wedding photographer at Fete Photography. The groomsmen were playing foosball during cocktail hour and the groom scored a goal Taken with a Nikon D600 and Nikon 24-70mm 2.8, 1/250 sec, f 3.2, ISO 400 Tweet
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To get this to work, do we need to create a new circle of our own from this one?  If so, is there an easy way to add ALL these people to a circle?  I'm confused about how to do this step.  
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How much does it cost to start a photography business?

Leave a guess in the comments below, then go check it out in the post linked here.

Read about everything you need to start a basic profitable, sustainable photography business. Thanks for sharing!

#photographybusiness #photography  
See a list of everything you need to start a wedding or portrait photography business including all the costs for each item. Click here now to check it out
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300 if you have the equipment already from hobbyist. . .? Lol need to go read the link now! Fan from Canada 
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Photographers Pricing Guide Sale!

Your voice has been heard. You've told me again and again that my pricing guide workbook is worth far more than what I'm actually charging for it. So, today only, you can get a copy of the pricing guide for $249 instead of $149 (no code needed!) Just go to http://www.themoderntog.com/photography-pricing-guide and get a copy now, and thanks for spreading the word!

#photography #pricing #sale 
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Nope. Didn't expect to. ;)
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Love this photo by +Ryan Brenizer on Moment Junkie!
Photo by Ryan Brenizer, a New York, NY wedding photographer at Ryan Brenizer Photography. Taken with a Nikon D4 and 28mm f/1.8 Tweet
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Lisa Holloway Featured on Belovely You!

Love these images and tips from Lisa Holloway on +Belovely You . Gorgeous.

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Today’s feature is from Lisa Holloway. Lisa says: “This was a portrait session set up to document the relationship between two identical twin girls – Zoe & Zelda. The session was shot in the beautiful old town of Jerome, Arizona as well as Red Rock Crossing in Sedona.” Lisa’s Photography Tip: These little girls were absolutely amazing to work with! It was such a joy to document their relationship with each other. Two things that are absolutely im...
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Photography Marketing Teacher and Blogger & Wedding Photographer near Madison, Wisconsin
Introduction
I'm a rainbow-haired blogger and Wisconsin wedding photographer who loves my family and dreams of living in the country.

I currently write a photography marketing blog called The Modern Tog which helps professional photographers grow their business, get more clients, increase sales, and understand everything they need to know about the business side to be successful. I use my incredibly dorky math side to help with photography pricing, which seems to be difficult for many artists.

My husband Brandon & I also photograph weddings in the Madison, WI area in the summer. Weddings are like a fun, hard-working date for us that we enjoy immensely.

When we aren't blogging or photographing weddings, we love spending time with our four beautiful kids and hanging out in the outdoors.

We also dream of having ridiculous amounts of land that we can use to help people in Christian ministry come and find rest.
Bragging rights
I can ride a unicycle, play an accordian, and re-program excel to do things it shouldn't - but not all at the same time. ;)
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    Mathematics & French, 2003
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Gender
Female
Other names
Jamie Thoma
Work
Occupation
Wisconsin Wedding Photographer, Professional Blogger
Skills
Photography Marketing, Professional Photography, Actuarial Experience, Anything Dorky or Math Related
Employment
  • The Modern Tog
    Photography Marketing Blogger, 2011 - present
    Helping photographers start a photography business or grow their current business. I teach them about photography marketing, how to get more clients, photography pricing, SEO, and other helpful business information.
  • Lemon Tree Photographers
    Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer, 2008 - present
    Wedding Photographers near Madison, Wisconsin serving all of Wisconsin
  • West Bend Mutual Insurance
    Actuarial Assistant, 2007 - 2011
    Worked in the Actuarial Department helping develop pricing models for various commercial lines of business, with a focus on workers compensation.
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
    Campus Staff Member, 2003 - 2007
    Worked in college ministry equipping students to grow in their faith and develop life and leadership skills.
Places
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Currently
Near Madison, Wisconsin
Previously
Eau Claire, Wi - Farmington, MN - Minot, ND - Strum, WI - Toulon, France - Bloomington, In