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Mark Rodriguez (Godriguez)
photographer, animator, designer, illustrator, husband, father, carbon-based life form, the list goes on and on
photographer, animator, designer, illustrator, husband, father, carbon-based life form, the list goes on and on
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gotta make that money

i am in the market for a mobile credit card reader and am looking for some real world usage reviews from those out there that have used them or currently use them.

mostly looking for info on percentage rates per transaction vs price of device vs ease of use and flexibility with accepting different types of cards

my bank (chase) offers one that is $95 to purchase the device and then 2.5% per transaction with no monthly fee, no monthly/daily minimum sales and the rate is fixed and trying to see how that compares with other readers out there. i like the idea of using theirs cause it is directly tied to my business account but i also don't want lose my ass on percentage rates and surcharges either

i not sure how often i will be using the device but know that i have missed out on possible sales by not having it available to potential customers as a means of payment so would like to have that option available

thanks in advance

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drop me a line

i am slowly but surely getting my professional world together with my business and one of the things i kept putting off was creating some type of mailing list to be able to reach out to people with information about what i offer and circumvent the terrible algorithms that are apparent in most–if not all–social media when trying to get information out to the masses

i intend to use the list as a way to distribute info about shows, events, and other happenings surrounding the art i create and also create deals, giveaways and freebies exclusively for the people that join the list...enticing isn't it?

i know email lists are nothing new, but i have never created anything like this before and hopefully i got all the bugs out of it, but if you happen to notice the signup process or any of the subsequent emails having issues feel free to let me know, i want to make this as painless as possible, so click on the link and give it a go

...enjoy

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"raw like sushi"

in a little over a month (may 17th) i will be participating in the RAW Artists Orlando show called "verse"

i will have prints on hand for purchase as well as other freebies and takeaways for the night and possibly (space provided) doing some live illustration and photoshop editing demonstrations

i had the pleasure of attending one of the shows last month and they are really unique as they blend artists of all genres together for one night under one roof. it is part art exhibit, part concert, part runway fashion show, and all entertaining and i am excited to be a part of the next one coming up

this show is a little different from other art shows as the artists are required to sell tickets to the event via the artists's personalized page: http://www.rawartists.org/godriguez

to make it a bit more enticing to purchase a ticket i am going to be randomly picking a winner the night of the show from anyone that purchased a ticket via my page and that winner will be receiving a 16' x 20' metal print of any of my work of their choosing ($200 value / US and canada residents only)

though i would love to see you at the event, you do not have to be present to win so even if you can't make the show, you can still enter to win buy purchasing a ticket

...enjoy

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http://www.rawartists.org/godriguez

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the shadow knows

for this month's art of self portaiture challenge we are all about "shadows"
so show us how you interpret shadows through a self portrait as the sky's the limit to what you can do with this theme

details on how to enter your submission can be found here:
http://artofselfportraiture.com/challenge-shadows/

we will be accepting submissions until the end of april so you still have plenty of time to cast your shadow on this event

...enjoy

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erin go bra-less

come celebrate st patty's day with a great group of photographers and their art as Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists presents Exposed a FREE gallery event, tonight from 6-9 at the CL Space in ybor

i will be displaying my work along with the works of 12 other amazing photographic artists for this one night only gallery show of fine art nude photographic work that you don't want to miss

hope to see you there

...Sláinte

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"the naked truth"

tomorrow night i will be displaying several pieces of my photographic art alongside 12 other amazingly talented photographic artists works as Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists presents exposed: a nude fine art photographic show

this is a free event and will also feature live, world class body painting and the opportunity to be photographed for free in the buff by one of our photographic artists (pre-registration is required for the photo session, see website for details)

it is st patty's day so maybe swing by on your way out, or make it your destination for the evening, either way we hope to see you there

...enjoy

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welcome, foolish mortals

this is the "totally scored a coveted item at Disney" edition of #webcamwednesday

i have been eye ballin this genuine, full size Haunted Mansion wall plaque the last couple times i have been to Disney world and today i finally pulled the trigger and bought one. i was going to try to pry the one off the wall from the entrance to the ride but i figured i want to be able to go back to disney to enjoy the ride again in the future and the jail time involved would far outweigh the price of this reproduction

#webcamwednesday is brought to you each week by the amazing +Isabelle Fortin

...enjoy

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how did he do that?

yesterday i posted an image i created for this month's The Art of Self Portraiture​ challenge which has the theme of "shadows"

you can see the image here: https://plus.google.com/+MarkRodriguez/posts/cHhY6Cfcg16

i get asked often if i do classes on how i create my work and the answer is a resounding, yes! i offer personalized, one-on-one, photoshop compositing techniques as well as photography learning sessions either online or in person. if you have a specific technique or project you would like to learn or get help with, i can help with that

this video is how i created the image i posted yesterday and is but a small sampling of what i can teach you during our time together.

email me at mark@godriguezart.com for rates and availability

...enjoy

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"drink, click, repeat"

my buddy +Juan Gonzalez is coming to florida next month (4/13/17) and having one of his extremely popular +Drink and Click™ events in orlando

what is a drink-n-click you might ask? it is where a bunch of photographers get together to try out some gear that will be on hand, have a few drinks, snap a few pics and generally just have a good time for the evening. there will also be some giveaways and you might just go home with a new camera

the event is free but does require that you pre-register beforehand. see the link below for more details

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-clicktm-orlando-florida-event-with-colonial-photo-hobby-and-olympus-tickets-32457325735?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=

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"just think of the exposure you'll get"

a little over a week away and i will be joining 12 amazing photographic artists as we display our works in ybor for the "exposed" nude fine art photographic show. this is a FREE event and will happening friday march 17th at the CL space in ybor city

also that evening, there will be a private area for those who would like to be photographed for free in the buff by one of our fine art photographers (requires pre registration via http://www.tampabayfineart.com/Exposed-Nude-Photo-Tent-Registration ) as well as body painting from Skin Wars Season 1 Contestant Nicole Desiree Hays

so come out and get exposed to some amazing art

...enjoy

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