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Help That Photography Dame Help Millions!!!

1. Know you helped so many people through out the world that the ripple MAY NEVER END?
2. Make the dreams come true for a woman who has spent (on average) 50+ hours a week for the last several years donating her time, money, energy, and ALL of her being to helping others?
3. Be able to say you have contributed to helping to find a cure for several diseases, assisted people with disabilities, helped to continue research into treatments and cures for an endless number of disorders, and supported SEVERAL charities/foundations that help hundreds of thousands of people every year?
4. Knowing you are at least ONE person’s forever hero?
5. Have an autographed first edition of an exciting new book series portraying people who are heroes to everyone around them? And you get to CHOOSE which book in the series you get autographed (with a PERSONAL message)!
6. Know all this is true by getting updates from the people & organizations you helped? (updates will be on a website devoted to the book series, also you can get e-mail updates through the website by signing up for the newsletter – the website will be posted on Facebook when up and running or you can give me your e-mail and I will send you the link when it is launched!

First, NO MONEY! I don’t want a single penny from you! Second, it only takes 1 (one) single minute of your time and you don’t even have to get up from your PC (or put down your phone or tablet)!
How you can do ALL of this is simple: Help me win one of several small business grants being offered by Chase & Living Social… It is 5 simple steps!

Step 1: Click the link below…
Step 2: Log-in with your Facebook account(s)… *you can vote for more than one company and you if you have more than one Facebook account, you can vote with each one for all the companies you want to support*
Step 3: In the search fields, type in ‘That Photography Dame’ (no ‘s), leave the city blank or put in Ladson, SC…
Step 4: Click to support That Photography Dame!
Step 5: To be put on MY list of supporters (to make sure you get the book and updates, etc.), message me your vote number (so I can verify you voted)…

I can be messaged on Facebook: Kitty Rodgers Pho, That Photography Dame, or Diverse Perceptions Photography… E-Mail:… Or via text: 843-367-4766

It will take you 1/5th the amount of time you took to read this, so why not add 1 (one) more minute to go support That Photography Dame & the potentially millions of people the book series will help?

~ The book series is called, “The Faces Of…” and each book will highlight people who have had to face cancers, diseases, disorders, disasters, and much more by telling THEIR story in THEIR words with a portrait (taken by That Dame) showing the true ‘essence’ and ‘soul’ of each person! Part of the proceeds from each book will be donated and/or used to fund events to raise money for charities/organizations that are specific to each book’s subject!~
(also, if I do win the grant and you supported me, you will have the opportunity to buy any of the other books in the series, besides your FREE copy, for the price of printing plus the amount that would normally go to the benefit funds, in other words, at a HUGE discount!!! The books will sell at approximately $60/each and will be hardback and color)

REMEMBER: Log-in with your Facebook account, Search That Photography Dame (no city needed but located in Ladson, SC), and click to support… Then let me know your vote #! Thank you all so much!

ALSO: If I get the grant, I will be giving away 10 free 3 hour shoots, winners chosen randomly from the people who voted for me and supported me! If anyone can get me enough votes to get me to my 250 by tonight through their friends and can verify it… I will give that/those people a $2500 photo shoot & package for free!!! *limited to 3 people, with some other small restrictions (i.e. scheduling dates, types of shoots, etc.)… Hair and make-up will be provided by a professional make-up artist*


One Amazing Photograph A Week – Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11

Sorry I have not been posting updates to this challenge… The summer always brings chaos, both personal and professional… So, here I am making up for it but catching up to the current week… Enjoy:

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Week 11 –


Hope you enjoyed the photos!!! More coming soon!

Professionalism & Integrity…

First, definitions:


— n: the methods, character, status, etc, of a professional


— n: adherence to moral principles; honesty

Second, what this means as a Photographer:

As a Professional Photographer, I always make sure that I uphold my professionalism and my integrity. I have asked several people that I know to define the word ‘professionalism’ and here are some of the responses I got:

– Brandie Thomas Carney

I think appearance should be profession appropriate one shouldnt go into a business meeting in Jeans and a t-shirt… One shouldnt use profanity when dealing in professional manner also being.very articulate is a plus… Tardiness,.aloofness and being pompus is sure to lose business or not get hired.. one should be confident without being condescending.. nice without butt kissing…. Dont hog the conversation nor correct the other person people tend to get offended or pissed about that

Appearance is very important, its there first impression. Not making your sells pitch all about what you know, instead ask about their hobbies, interest etc. you would be amazed how many walls come down and how many times you walk away with a sell. Following through with what you promise, that is the best advertisement
Professionalism = quality. But trait-wise, I’d say to be unprofessional is not being able to relate/understand/ground yourself with those you’re suppose to be working with in a profession.
You may wonder why I am bringing this up? And why now? I will explain…
I have been noticing several ‘professional’ photographers (and ‘professionals’ from other areas) using their social media pages to express their ‘opinions’… Usually they are opinions that would fall under the heading of ‘no harm’ but, a few have been posting and saying things that I, myself, find to be very un-professional! Most of these would also fall under the label of un-professional by the standards of the above referenced definitions… With that said, I will now explain WHY I am blogging about this subject… I try my best to keep myself and those involved in my business life, as ‘professional’ as possible! It really begins to take away from MY professionalism when others in my industry are not ‘professional’… This is how certain businesses and certain professions get a bad name… So, I am basically asking that when you are presenting yourself as a ‘professional’ that you act as so! I do not like, nor do I want, to keep defending my chosen profession because a few people in the industry have chosen to act in an ‘un-professional’ manner (be it by means of actual actions, postings on Facebook, twitter or other social media sources, or by general reputation created by their lack of understanding that they represent ALL in their profession)… So, if you have a gripe or a complaint (especially about a client!), please DO NOT express this in ANY open forum! I had so much more to say about this topic but, I have gotten so frustrated by all of this that I am just going to leave it with this statement: YOU represent EVERYONE in your field at ALL times, remember that, PLEASE!!!


Been in a MAJOR slump, emotionally lately… I promise to catch up on here soon! Sorry guys!

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