EMPLOYERS SHOULD TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN THEIR STAFF.

 
Earlier this week I commented that people who are laid off should seek training. Well the same idea goes for employers. Instead of laying people off, now is the time to invest in your staff and get them training.
Every company has people who are newer or lack some proper training. It’s also a great time to devote to OSHA standards and other industry related training.
In normal times the workload gets in the way of getting people the training they need. When things are quiet, you need to work at plugging the knowledge gaps.

Well-trained employees work faster better and more efficiently.

For managers, it’s a great time to mentor someone. Train the people below you so that they can do their jobs better and improve employee retention. It’s also a great time to train on soft skills such as customer service and self improvement. Get people’s minds in the right place and their work ethic will follow.
Also, if managers attend the classes with their staff, it builds a team oriented environment and shows that your focus is from the top down.

IF YOU’RE OUT OF WORK, DON’T JUST SIT AT HOME COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT

If you’re not taking advantage of this lull to polish or build new skills, then you’re a fool. Many people assume that when the stay at home order changes, they will get their old job back. In some cases, this will happen. But in a great many other cases it will not.
Companies will use the excuse to reduce their staff, and if you’re a less than stellar employee, they will use it to reduce their dead weight.
All this extra money floating around isn’t an excuse to party it up and buy new stuff. You should be taking online classes where possible to improve your skills. Also, use online resources to network with your boss so they don’t forget you when they start bringing people back. Ask them if there are any classes they would recommend you can take while at home.

If you’re working, pay down your debt. TIP: Don’t pay a small amount to each credit card. Pay 1 chunk to 1 card.

Save the money for bills in lean times, because when unemployment runs out, you still have to live. And whining about not having any money to your landlord while wearing $200.00 Reeboks is not going to help you. Don’t be like all these idiots walking out of Walmart with Big screen TV’s. Stay off Amazon.com. Don’t buy a new car.
Finally, if you’re still working, use your stimulus money to pay down your debt. See my article on how to pay off your credit cards.

How to cope with Covid.

Today, I ran my wife to work. Afterwords, instead of heading straight home, I jumped on 275 south. I drove south to route 60 and headed down the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Windows open and playing 70’s music. Today, was not a day to just listen to the music. It needed to be cranked up and sung to.

I’m still alive. I have my health. A place to live and a family I love.

Some of the songs on today’s play list:
Hooked on a feeling – Blue Swede
Sister Golden Hair – America
Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Shambala – Three Dog Night

MUA TFCD RELEASE

This document constitutes a binding contract between (“Makeup Artist”), and (“Photographer”), regulating the ownership and use of photographs and derivative works based thereupon (“Photos”) taken by Photographer of Makeup Artist on the date below for all lawful purposes, subject to the terms and conditions described below.

This is a non-commercial arrangement where Makeup Artist agrees that in exchange of Makeup Artist’s time, he/she shall receive processed photographs of the model in this photo shoot by Photographer in the quantity of 5 photographs at a minimum in JPEG format.

Delivery shall take place no later than 30 days after the date of this photo shoot. This delivery constitutes the whole obligation of the Photographer towards Makeup Artist. Photographer (and his/heirs, licensees or assigns) owns the copyright, moral rights and all other intellectual property rights to the Photos, with right of lawful disposition of any manner.

Photographer may use the photos for purposes related to promoting his photography business. This includes but is not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites. Photographer will not sell or transfer publication rights to any of the Photos except with Makeup Artist’s prior consent.

Makeup Artist may use the photos for purposes related to the promotion of his/her Makeup Artist business. This includes but is not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites.  Makeup Artist will not sell or transfer publication rights of any of the Photos without Photographer’s prior consent. Photos shall not be cropped, altered or distorted in any way when they are used to promote Makeup Artist’s Makeup Artist business.

Photographer has the moral right to be identified as the author of the Photos when copies of the Photos are presented to the public, and shall communicate this to publishers, designers, and other third parties acting on Makeup Artist’s behalf to create presentation material using the Photos. Any watermark and copyright notice that appear as part of a Photo must be left intact. Makeup Artist releases and agrees to hold Photographer (and/or his/her heirs, licensees or assigns) harmless from any claim or liability in connection with the publication or use of Photos in any manner or form, unless it can be clearly shown that the forgoing was maliciously caused, and produced, and published solely for the purpose of subjecting Makeup Artist to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn, and indignity.  Makeup Artist affirms that all poses, positions and situations enacted in the Photos covered in this release were entered into without coercion, force or threat, and were made freely by Makeup Artist with Makeup Artist’s full consent.

Makeup Artist hereby affirms that he/she is fully able to contract in his/her own name without breach of any prior agreement or applicable law, including, but not limited to, prior agreements with Makeup Artist and talent agencies.

Both Makeup Artist and Photographer affirms to have read this contract prior to its execution and agree to the contents thereof.

TFCD Model Release

This document constitutes a binding contract between (“Model”), and (“Photographer”), regulating the ownership and use of photographs and derivative works based thereupon (“Photos”) taken by Photographer of Model on the date below for all lawful purposes, subject to the terms and conditions described below.

This is a non-commercial arrangement where Model agrees that in exchange of modeling time, he/she shall receive processed photographs of Model by Photographer in the quantity of 5 photographs at a minimum in JPEG format.

Delivery shall take place no later than 30 days after the date of this photo shoot. This delivery constitutes the whole obligation of the Photographer towards Model. Photographer (and his/heirs, licensees or assigns) owns the copyright, moral rights and all other intellectual property rights to the Photos, with right of lawful disposition of any manner.

Photographer may use the photos for purposes related to promoting his photography business. This includes but is not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites. Photographer will not sell or transfer publication rights to any of the Photos except with Model’s prior consent.

Model may use the photos for purposes related to the promotion of Model’s modeling business. This includes but is not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites.  Model will not sell or transfer publication rights of any of the Photos without Photographer’s prior consent. Photos shall not be cropped, altered or distorted in any way when they are used to promote Model’s modeling business.

Photographer has the moral right to be identified as the author of the Photos when copies of the Photos are presented to the public, and shall communicate this to publishers, designers, and other third parties acting on Model’s behalf to create presentation material using the Photos. Any watermark and copyright notice that appear as part of a Photo must be left intact. Model releases and agrees to hold Photographer (and/or his/her heirs, licensees or assigns) harmless from any claim or liability in connection with the publication or use of Photos in any manner or form, unless it can be clearly shown that the forgoing was maliciously caused, and produced, and published solely for the purpose of subjecting Model to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn, and indignity.  Model affirms that all poses, positions and situations enacted in the Photos covered in this release were entered into without coercion, force or threat, and were posed freely by Model with Model’s full consent.

Model hereby affirms that he/she is fully able to contract in his/her own name without breach of any prior agreement or applicable law, including, but not limited to, prior agreements with modeling and talent agencies.

Both Model and Photographer affirms to have read this contract prior to its execution and agree to the contents thereof.

Signature of Model’s parent or guardian, if Model is under 18 years of age)

7/1 – 7/7

Title: Almost Twins, Yet Not
Models: Brianna Case, Mallory Lovcsanyi
Hair Styles: Donna Latino
Makeup By: Marcela Tobar
Primary Assistant: Melanie Jones
Creative Partner: Lexy Page
Camera: Nikon D610
ISO: iso-100
F14
Speed: 1/160
 
Disclaimer: No they are not twins, nor even sisters.
 
This was an attempt to shoot beauty outdoors. Something we’ve never attempted before. We accomplished this shoot with the following equipment.
2 C-stands
1 PLM Umbrella
1 Beauty Dish with Sock
1 Large reflector behind the models
A posing table
1 Medium reflector on the posing table
 
We shot in Lexy’s backyard. Also, we had to keep moving in order to keep to the shadows. So things we learned.
 
Move the reflector back
May need to use use a larger white diffuser for the background
May need to put a light on the background