Moved to Tumblr

This past week I moved my blog to tumblr after nearly a year blogging here. It just fits how I work better. Easier photo posts, easier to customize and no storage limit. So hopefully my friends on wordpress will also follow me here:
Http://jzaring.tumblr.com

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Contest for Female or Male Models 18+ in the Central Pennsylvania area

Female or Male Models 18+ in the Central Pennsylvania area:
Post your portfolio or self-portraits “selfies” on my FACEBOOK PAGE where you see this same post and I will be selecting one or two (depending on the response) for an even trade: FREE photo’s for YOU with a print release, more variety in my photography portfolio. Please tell your friends. Ideally, I would like one male & one female so please share this and I will be picking the winner on Friday, March 13, 2015 and announcing the winner the following Monday. Thank you and good luck!
‪#‎pennsylvaniamodel‬ ‪#‎modelmayhem‬ ‪#‎jzaring‬ ‪#‎modelcontest‬‪ #‎selfiecontest‬


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232 Wedding and Engagement Inspirations

Over the past week I sorted through the best of the best, in my opinon, of wedding photo posing, style in weddings, types of places to have a wedding, seasons, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower bouquet arrangements….etc. to give you a good starting point to fuel ideas for YOUR wedding. This is by no means complete and I do plan on adding more categories in the future. Special thanks to the value and glory that is Pinterest.com who makes organizing and searching so much easier and productive. Please enjoy and let me know if this helped you or if you are looking for an engagement/wedding photographer in Pennsylvania (wink-wink)

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Awesome Winter Activities For Ages 1-100 hand selected by J. Zaring

Get over the winter boredom and make some awesome memories! I created a board on my pinterest account dedicated to exactly that. Please enjoy these and feel free to add ideas in the comments. I hope some of these help you survive the winter blues and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest!

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Soul Dreams In Color- A short progression video of my most recent steampunk style artwork

This is a layer/step video of how I edited and manipulated the photo “Soul Dreams In Color”. I left the actual shading, manipulating, painting out in the interest of keeping it short. So, what you are seeing is each layer of the photo as it’s finished. The music is from my J. Zaring Sounds album “Follow Your Bliss” also available on JZaring.com as well as the prints of this digital art. Hope you enjoy! Below is the finished piece (click the photo to see it in my shop)
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J. Zaring Fine Art Prints 25% off discount code

From February 4th to March 5th I am offering this code “MJCPZR” to enter at checkout at my fine art shop! All sizes and types of prints from paper to metal to canvas with or without frames including the new fine art phone cases and throw pillows. I really hope you find something you like to add to your home, office, rec room or art collection!

Local people or those willing to travel, I will hand sign any of the prints purchase during the promotion!

Here is a direct link to the shop or you can select a gallery below.

Transportation Exploitation Gallery

Aqueous Fire Gallery

Animal Instinct Gallery

Country Kind Gallery

Wonderful World Gallery

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Time for a real change: Aetna CEO: Raising the bar on wages (Very share worthy)

   Recent news of an uncommon happening nowadays…Aetna’s CEO, Mark Bertolini, raising Aetna’s employee’s minimum wage to $16/hr and other companies asking how they can also do this. This is very “share worthy” and I feel this is both a great step in the right direction for larger companies as well as a “take America back” effort that I seriously hope catches on across the nation.

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Aetna CEO: Raising the bar on wages

Below quoted from Tom DiChristopher on CNBC.com

Aetna raised employees’ wages to a base of $16 per hour because paying them less was not fair, Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday.

“Here we are a Fortune 50 company and we’re about to put these people into poverty, and I just didn’t think it was fair,” he said during a“Squawk Box” interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Aetna, which ranked 57th on Fortune’s list in 2014, made the announcement last week during the JPMorgan Health Care Conference. The wage and benefit hikes will impact about 5,700 workers who were making $13 to $14 per hour.

Many of those workers were single mothers who had to rely on food stamps and Medicaid because they could not afford Aetna’s health-care plans, Bertolini said.

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Aetna CEO: Rethinking the bottom line

At the same time, the company is seeking to update its workforce as consumers take a greater role in health-care decision making. The company will undertake what Bertolini called an “infrastructure investment in the quality of our employees” in order to develop workers who can do more than just recite rules.

He said that did not mean Aetna would cut under-skilled workers.

“We’re going to invest in them. We’re going to give them all a chance. We’re going to educate them into a new way, but we needed to engage them first,” he said. “That population was too worried about whether or not they could put food on the table, whether or not they could afford health insurance.”

Asked what pay level would prove too expensive for the company, Bertolini responded, “We shouldn’t look at it that way. We’ve sort of destroyed business after business in this country by looking at spreadsheets with numbers we call truth.”

Instead, enterprises should consider both the hard and soft benefits that come with wage and benefit increases, including savings from lower turnover costs. Aetna spends about $120 million in expenses associated with rehiring and retraining each year, he said.

Asked whether he can persuade other CEOs to do the same, he said he is already doing so. A number of companies have asked whether Aetna has a template and formula they can follow, he said.”

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Snow, DIY Backdrop and the newly refined JZaring.com

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It’s snowing as I type this, FINALLY! I always say if it’s going to be this cold, it might as well snow. To me, the overcast sky and leafless trees are depressing but when everything is covered in a blanket of snow it’s awesome. My favorite season is still summer though.

This week I decided to make a Valentine’s backdrop for some of my sessions. I taped together newspaper from the back, tore the edge’s off of the comics to cover up any of the black and white photo’s and then glued on the doily hearts in two sizes and finished it off with tiny felt hearts. It looks pretty good, so good I think I’ll make a different variation that’s not specific to a certain holiday.

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Also, I’ve been working to make JZaring.com reflect my vision of what it should be as a brand. Check out the new look. It’s simple, clean and easily navigated on mobile or a computer:

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Valentine’s Photo Specials and Fine Art Offerings

HELLO!

Today until February 14th I am doing a Valentine’s photo special (below) as well as all my usual services.
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I’ve been adding some more galleries and a lot more of my work to my Fine Art America shop. Everything from animals to classic cars, country scenes and music related art. I am now able to offer all the usual materials ie, canvas, acrylic, photo paper, and metal framed or frame-less as well as greeting cards, throw pillows and phone cases. So please stop by and check out all I have to offer!

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Tis the Season to be bussssssy!

It’s been a while since I posted a new blog… It’s that season again and theres never enough time for everything I want to get done. So, I’ve been doing a lot of Holiday/Christmas portraits (http://www.facebook.com/jzaringphoto) both children and adults. Recently I became an exclusive photog for Dreamstime.com working on more and more stock photography and I’ve also been curating my art photography, trying to do at least one piece uploaded a day to FineArtAmerica.com So, really it’s my fault I haven’t been blogging. I really should be writing about all the interesting things I’ve been doing with my photography. I’ve also decided recently that I’m going to set aside a few minutes a day or so to write some new music. This time my focus is primarily on a raw, classic rock sound. Check out http://www.reverbnation.com/jzaringsounds for my two previous records. But for now, hope everyone is ready for the Holidays and having an awesome life! See you next time. ~J. Zaring 20141218-112921.jpg

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