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Paul Deveaux
Works at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Attended Santa Clara University
Lives in San Jose, CA
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Taps & Trucks with +Yolo Brewing Company and California Love Truck. http://bit.ly/ZGWezI #foodtrucks   #craftbeer   #westsacramento  
Another excursion to a Taproom with a Food Truck. This time in West Sacramento.
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Started reading this morning. Great stuff. If you are a small business owner, sole proprietor, or working on your side hustle you need to read this. Period. http://www.freshbooks.com/blog/2013/06/12/breakingthetimebarrier/
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More wisdom from Jon Acuff. 
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Deliberate Photography
I just read this great article from Noa Kageyama on lifehacker about deliberate practice. The crux of it is that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve mastery of a skill. Kageyama has a method for ensuring that your practice is deliberate and it is essentially the same as any problem solving methodology (DMAIC, 8D, PDCA, Boyd cycle, etc.). Kageyama comes at it from a musical perspective. I have attempted to  adjust his methodology specifically for photography: 

1. Define the problem (What does the image convey? What story am I telling? Is it the same as the vision I had in my head for this image? )
2. Analyze the problem (What is causing the image to tell the story it is telling? )
3. Identify potential solutions (What changes could be made to make the image communicate more of the image I had/have in my head? Do I need to change the subject (posing, position, perspective, etc), the environment (go indoors, outdoors, add/remove some elements, adjust the lighting, etc. , or the camera (lens, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.) .
4. Test potential solutions and select the most effective one (What tweaks work the best? which ones are available to me?) 
5. Implement the best solution (Reinforce the tweaks on subsequent shoots to make the changes permanent. 
6. Monitor implementation (Did the changes I made continue to produce the results that I am looking for? )

With that said what is assumed is that you already have a vocabulary to describe your vision. You also know enough about your technique to figure out what changes you can make to better achieve your vision. 

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Right on! This is much better advice for improving one's photography than "what lens should I buy" ;)
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One of my favorites from a head shot session last Monday. 
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Taps & Trucks with @NewGloryBrewery and Dapper Demand Hot Dog Stand. http://bit.ly/1CONtmw #FoodTrucks #SACRAMENTO #craftbeer 
As I continue my project on Sacramento taprooms and food trucks, these are photos from my trip to New Glory Craft Brewing and Dapper Demand Hot Dog Stand.
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This is excellent analysis from Steve Blank. Nice to see that critical thought is not dead.
The greatest number of jobs is created when startups create a new market - one where the product or service never existed before or is radically more convenient. Yet this is where startups will run...
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Can any of you hardcore #Apple fanboys tell me what this is? I found it today cleaning out my garage. 
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Yup, it's from Apple. I think it's from the Apple IIe days, but I cannot remember what it was for. 
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One of my favorites from today's head shot session.
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Favorite Shot from Alcatraz Shoot

This is my favorite shot from the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon a few weeks ago. It was my first race shoot in a while and it took a bit of time to get the rust shook off.
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  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Program Manager, present
  • Space Systems/Loral
    Unit Supervisor
  • Cypress Semiconductor
    Senior Business Analyst
  • US Marine Corps
    Intelligence Officer, 1996 - 2004
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Husband. Father. Former Marine. Former  Pastor. Photographer. MBA student. Current citizen of cubicle nation. Recovering triathlete. group.as member.
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  • Santa Clara University
    MBA, 2011 - 2013
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
    Theology, 2004 - 2007
  • United States Naval Academy
    Computer Science, 1992 - 1996
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Painting/Drawing, 1989 - 1989
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This is one of those places where every time you go you ask yourself, "Why don't we come here more often?" This is a great, reasonably priced restaurant to take the family or for a date night. A friendly and responsive staff along with excellent food make this one of our favorite places in San Jose.
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