Week 27 | 52 Rolls in 52 Weeks - Local Waterfall

A block from where I spend much of my time working is a small botanical area. Just inside is a small waterfall. A perfect place to have a lunch outside or for a quick photo session. There's almost never anybody there. Thanks @chemobites for the impromptu session.



Michael B. Maine Heaeshot About the author

I am an artist and business professional promoting social change through increasing social awareness. I write about business, activism, marketing, creativity, and art. I'd love to be in touch with you. Please find me on Twitter at @michaelbmaine.


Week 26 | 52 Rolls in 52 Weeks - Stairway to Heaven

I love outside stairs. I feel like I am either driving or are too focused to get to where I'm going when I come across them however. Pretty much twice a week, when I leave my favorite film processing lab in Seattle Panda Lab, Inc., I drive by these stairs. As with some of my earlier photographs, I thought about how one must seize the opportunity when it's there and not wait.

Also, I love music. Soul, R&B, jazz, and blues can get me through just about any day. When I made this photograph, this is the song that came into mind, which reminded me of my Dad spinning the turntables as we did our Saturday morning chores.



Michael B. Maine Heaeshot About the author

I am an artist and business professional promoting social change through increasing social awareness. I write about business, activism, marketing, creativity, and art. I'd love to be in touch with you. Please find me on Twitter at @michaelbmaine.


How to stop broadcasting all your updates on Linkedin

Linkedin is a great resource for professional networking, information gathering and sharing, and discovering volunteer, work, and other opportunities. It also does a fairly good job of keeping us in the know about what's going with others with whom we're connected through email updates as well as their homepage. Usually, when I see an update that one of my friends or former colleagues has received a new promotion, job, or is now seeking new opportunities, I reach out via email or a phone call and congratulate them and/or see how I might be of assistance.

However, there are many reasons you might not want your information being broadcasted every time you make an update. Perhaps, you're trying to update your profile to prepare for new opportunities. Maybe you're simply updating your profile in stages and don't want to show up in multiple emails as you make periodic updates. It might be something altogether different. Recently a friend simply changed the title of her current job to better describe what she does and I received an email telling me I should congratulate her on her new position. More than a few people have said, "Thanks, but I didn't know Linkedin sent out a message. I didn't want anybody to know. Thanks for letting me know you saw it. Do you know how I can stop that from happening?"

By default, Linkedin broadcasts your updates. However, there in a few steps you can change your preferences to stop that from happening. After being asked more than a few times, I thought I'd put together this brief tutorial complete with screenshots. I hope this is helpful for you. I've highlighted the click points in yellow.

Step 1: Login to Linkedin and then hover your mouse over your profile icon in the top left of the page.

Step 2: Click on "Privacy and Settings" from the drop down menu.

Step 3: Click on "Turn on/off your activity broadcasts."

Step 4: Uncheck the box and save changes. 

That's it. I hope that was helpful. Let me know if you have any questions at @michaelbmaine on Twitter.



Michael B. Maine Heaeshot About the author

I am an artist and business professional promoting social change through increasing social awareness. I write about business, activism, marketing, creativity, and art. I'd love to be in touch with you. Please find me on Twitter at @michaelbmaine.


Week 25 | 52 Rolls in 52 Weeks - Purna

It's all about the decisive moment. Just seconds before this image I took Kirin's photo during a meeting to talk about her new business. The picture that mattered was this one—the second one—which was her reaction to me taking the first. We both like this one a lot. Learn more about her business Purna, which is Sanskrit for "whole."

Leica M6 + Ilford Delta 400 at 1600 ASA + Ilford DD-X

Leica M6 + Ilford Delta 400 at 1600 ASA + Ilford DD-X



Michael B. Maine Heaeshot About the author

I am an artist and business professional promoting social change through increasing social awareness. I write about business, activism, marketing, creativity, and art. I'd love to be in touch with you. Please find me on Twitter at @michaelbmaine.