Business Portraits

My roommate recently came and asked me to do some business portraits of him that he could use as he builds up the digital online version of himself for his blog (, and other places where pictures may be requested.  Being a roommate and all I happily obliged, and was fairly satisfied with the results, so here are my three favorites from the shoot, let me know what you think!




– Paul Rohde

Neumont Career Fair

It is interesting how far people will go to get away from awkward situations, or even situations that have the slightest potential to be awkward. I cannot exclude myself from this, there have been times where I have just decided not to go to something because of that very reason, but there are times when I just needs to push myself to just go and do it, and many times I will find that what I thought was going to be a difficult situation turns out to be not as bad as my imagination had made it out to be. The simple act of consistently putting myself outside of my comfort zone to interact, meet, and make friends with new people is so much more valuable than anything I could have seen when I started. In reality the adage of ‘to make friends you need to be a friend’ when taken as far as it can is so much more than “I’ll be friends with whoever I end up meeting” to “I’ll meet everybody and make friends with anyone willing to be my friend” and it opens up a whole new realm of people and possibilities.

At Neumont, every quarter, they hold a Neumont Career Fair where 10-15 business both ones from salt lake and more well known ones such as IBM and ACS will come and have booths set up for students to come, ask questions, get resumés and so on.  It’s quite a challange and an experience to go in there and talk to prospective employees about your talents, experiences, and abilities, then ask questions, get to know the people there, read the material they hand out and so on.  It’s quite exhausting to say the least, but rewarding if only in the experience of dealing with a company and getting comfortable meeting people you never had before that are “superior” to you in terms of job position.  Its good practice for the day your sitting behind a table being interviewed for a job, as close as you can come without actually being there.

Jimmy, this is IBMCoporate Identity

Its not all about stiff

He’s donePerformance Time

That’s all for this post,


The business of photography

For those of you that have seen my work and/or request digital copies and so on and so fourth, here’s what I’ve been decided to do after mulling over everything about prices, copywrites, digital images… gahh it’s been a mess of a time.

Alright, here’s what I’ve decided, I’m going to continuing to post and give away small digital images; images with the size constrained to 640×640 will be the standard size and images constrained to 800×800 will be the maximum size, any digital images will have a watermark with my name/website/date/copywrite on them, this will only be for images I take for fun at events or whenever and wherever I choose to take pictures.

Any pictures you want can probably be printed, so if I’ve already taken the picture and you’ve seen it here or I’ve shown it to you, chances are I can get it printed.  Since I do all my printing online through a really good photo printing company they have to ship the images to me, so if you want a photo printed you’ll have to pay for shipping plus the cost of the image (so if you order multiple images you pay one shipping charge)

For example, you buy a 5×7 for $7, and then shipping is $3 then you’d end up with a final cost of $10 or so.  In example 2 you buy 2 5×7’s and an 8×10 of different images, shipping is $5 (yes, I’m pulling the numbers for shipping out of thin air) it’d be 7*2+15+5=$34.  Get it?

I think this is what I’m going to generally charge for printed images I’ve take at events or just wandering around(There are and will be exceptions for certain images, but for most general photos this is how they will be priced):

4×6: $5
5×7: $7
8×10: $15
(Ask about larger images)

And yes, I’ll give discounts if you want to buy a large quantity or if you need many of one image printed off for some reason.

As far as getting specific picture taken (Senior photos, portraits, family, model shots, stock etc..) I still have not figured out that side of the business, but I’m working on it and I’ll keep this blog updated.