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Photomatter Blog is an extension of Photomatter.com's Photography web site featuring photos by James Markus. The blog will focus on photography, business practices, equipment, new photographic creations, important photographic news/information, recent work, and my occasional posts.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A new way to publish

Early August I began three new "Convozines". I'll write some more about them on the Photomatter.com news, but I wanted to introduce them here. Convozines are online publications that are developed on a well designed framework, and have a consistent look. In one way they are an online magazine, and in another they are a blend of a blog, and social media like facebook and twitter. The promise that they hold is that many can contribute content like wikipedia, and can become almost like a trade mag - a source - a unique collection of information on any topic. As the depth of the content grows - the value increases. The newest convo of mine is "Culinary Art". I hope more people with photographic talent can help me create a worthy food source. Have a look...

Click here to See the online mag

Are Blogs Passe?

I've been thinking about this quite a bit. This blog never really reached many people. It makes me question its purpose - if no one reads it, why write it. I'll stick with it a bit longer - if only as a chronology.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Photo Restorations at James Markus Photography

We all have them - dog eared, stained, and cracked photos that really are family treasures, but look like old post-it notes. Well, they can be restored! Come on by the studio at 6450 28th Ave Suite C Hudsonville MI with your treasure and have it restored!

See more restored photos here

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


That is right - the whole family was adopted by this beautiful gray
kitty. He moved into our gazebo and begged to come into the
house until we found his owner...who was happy to be rid of him...
and in he moved. We have named him Charlie, and he is the most
wonderful cat any of us have ever known. He even won over the
crusty old cat Iggy, as well as Lucy, and Ciara.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Michigan's first Senior Odyssey

Saturday I got to witness pure seasoned talent during Michigan's first Senior Odyssey held in Jenison Michigan. Senior Odyssey is meant to keep the juices flowing, wheels turning, and sharpen the mind. The Web site defines it this way...

"The Senior Odyssey project is a community-based cognitive intervention in which adults aged 60 and over participate in a program of problem solving and brain teasers."

Find out more here...

Photos from Michigan's first Senior Odyssey here...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Macro - It is a matter of perspective

A common item in any studio, but what is it? Is it concave or convex? The pattern is mesmerizing, and calming.