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Completed grandMA Rack Case

grandMA-case-01I am gushing with joy. I recently received images of my completed case design from Armando Cases. For the longest time I have been thinking about a secure and easy way to transport my grandMA onPC setup.  Looking at the photos, you may think it is an over kill.  Well, these are just images of the completed case still at the factory.  As I write this, the case is on its way to me!

Once I get it in, the real fun begins with filling it up with bits and pieces to make it a fully functional grandMA onPC setup with 8 universes of parameter control, full tracking backup, battery backup, 8 ports of 5pin out and all the cabling in one place. Again, you may be thinking this is still over kill.  Say or think what you like, but this self contained system should be able to handle any medium sized rig with no problem.

I’ll have more photos up after I get the case filled with the innards. So stay tuned.

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JLD Gets ANOTHER URL and New Photo Cards

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Have you been over to my company page lately, (www.justinlangdesign.com)? Photo work has exploded over there!  I have a number of new galleries for the past few months.  A bunch of the work has been taking photos for DJ’s in the DC market.  It involves late nights, but thanks to an understanding wife and puppy, they don’t mind.  I just have to keep paying the Netflixs bill and they’ll be happy.

Doing these club photos, I quickly realized that the people I am taking photos of, want to see them.  Of course, like any good business man I had business cards on me to hand out.  But they are my old dual purpose cards for the design firm and my iSquint blog. Yes, I am still regretting the choice to combine them into one.  Honestly, I made it confusing for anyone that received one.  Something else that will be fixed sooner than later.

To help people find their photos that I have taken from that night, I created a simple business card that tells them two things

  1. Thanks for the smile!
  2. Where they can find the photos when they get home.

On the back of the card, I included a url for the nights events. Now I didn’t print “personalized” cards for each event. That would be CRAZY expensive and also, I don’t always know when or where the next event will be. So I left room to write in a quick detail where people can place that entire url into a browser and find the photos.  Yes, I’ll have to write them in, but I can do that at the start of the night. Why this way?

Mainly because of the new, shorter url that forwards to the main company page, (www.jlphoto.co).  I was worried that people might put in jlphoto.com, which is NOT mine, jlphoto.co is though.  So the url on the back clearly explains the correct url to find photos.  I did the shorter url as putting the main domain name, (justinlangdesign.com) is a “mouth” full and a bunch of characters to type in.  Also, the new url explains in a bit more detail what this segment of the business is.

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Last thing, you’ll notice that going forward, all proofs will have the new url on the bottom right. In addition, I took a tip from another photographer and placed a different kind of watermark over the photos at about 15% transparency… my thumbprint! Why, while I want to share the photos and allow everyone to see them, I don’t want them to crop out my url and share the photos everywhere. So, over top is my thumbprint to protect my work and HOPEFULLY persuade people to purchase prints!


Wedding of Jenn & Ryan Stienbiser

I just added some of my favorite photos to my design site, Justin Lang Design, that I took while at a friends wedding last week.  Yes, I broke the rule of shooting a friends wedding while being a guest, but I enjoy doing it! I of course was not the photographer for the wedding, but I still had a fun time doing it.

Congrats once again to the happy couple!