Monday, June 21, 2010

The Art of The Portrait

The Art of The Portrait
by Willie L. Hill, Jr., CPP

Candace Booker

I start by looking at the spiritual soul of a person. We all have it, but for most of us it is well hidden, guarded or disguised. The invitation to let someone enter into this inner sanctuary is the essence of a great portrait. That’s what I’m after...I want to intertwine and exchange our personas. Next I select the proper theme, background, lighting, and photographic equipment. Then I blend these ingredients into a prevision of what I want the final image to portray. Embrace the inner person. See what you’ve never seen of yourself. Delight in the discovery of who you really are. There. The charades are gone; the walls are down; you are who you are.

Thank you for letting me share my creativity with you. It happens every time I press the shutter. Tell us if you want to experience a personal relationship with our photography.

Call us at (954) 921-7959 or visit

Inspiration guaranteed.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

7 Steps To Making Tough Decisions

In these difficult times, many folks are having to make some tough decisions that will affect them for years to come. Many of these decisions are life altering, too. So, how do you deal with these tough decisions when you feel there is no answer.

Well, I was in my office last night and discovered a little note on the wall that I'd pasted there years ago. I planted it there during the years when things were going real good. Not so now. I reread what I'd written and was amazed at how appropriate it was for 2010. I thought I'd share those 7 steps with you in hopes that it will give you encouragement.

Here are some tips on how to make tough decisions.

1. Seek God's direction through prayer and fasting
2. Let Him speak to you through his word or other Christians
3. Place your faith in the joint decision by remaining patient
4. Steadfastly join your request with His impending answer
5. Whatever the answer, accept it, claim it, or do it!
6. Leave the consequences in God's hands
7. Thank and praise Him


Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Mother Taught Me #6

My mother taught me IRONY.

She said, "Keep laughing and I'll give you something to cry about".

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ornamental Home Design, Inc.'s Trailer

The first time that I used one of the products from Ornamental Home Design, Inc., it was one of their decorative doors. Some of their doors are on display at their showroom and they made great backdrops for fashion shoots. I was so intrigued by the beautiful home products they offered, one day I took the time to stop by and chat with the owners Tony Polo and Jorge Fallad. Since then we've developed a wonderful relationship with them and wanted to help promote that business.

I produced his short video trailer as a self promotional piece for Tony and Jorge. I hope they like it!


Ornamental Home Design, Inc.
227 N. Federal Hwy.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 929-9982