A note from Tim McCain, the Senior Vice President of PhotoLynx, Inc.:

A couple of days ago I was sitting in a strategic planning meeting and we were going over all Photolynx has to offer when I was hit hard with a couple of feelings.  One was An extreme sense of gratitude, for our company’s success, for the friends photolynx has, and for all the staff who make me look good on a daily basis.  The other feeling was overwhelmed.  Overwhelmed as season approaches and the economy continues to sink, not just for us but for all of Photolynx client base.

As I continued down both those thought patterns, I realized the same reason I’m grateful is the same as what ALWAYS pulls us through the season and will help during these tough economic times.  I know our company has the best tech support in the industry as well as a great mix of people with different expertise.  I ran down all the things we do in my mind and promised myself I would write it down and send to everyone because since it helped me I am sure it will help you as well.

Some of the things Photolynx can help with is Powerful workflow software for data collection/matching to package printing, special services and everything in between. Now everyone knew that….what you might not know is PhotoLynx can help with Photography (we have a Master Photographer in Paul Schulz), workflow issues and setup, ( We have visited over 500 different companies and the knowledge we gain from each is invaluable), sales people who can help with sales presentations, and a few Graphic artists.  We are also launching a DATA service this year, were we will get data massage it, put in the system, assign record numbers, and send camera cards.In general get you ready for the shoot.

We now have an alliance with several people who do retouching and green screen pull out, they are all willing to pass a deal to PhotoLynx clients.  We still have all of the alliance members we had in the past as well.  After I ran through this all in my head gratitude took over and alleviated the overwhelmed feeling, I hope by thinking positively about your own business, it will do the same for you.

Seasons right around the corner, Call us to find out how we can help you be prepared. 760-782-9000

Have a great year!

Tim McCain
PhotoLynx Inc., Senior VP


wjactv in Pennsylvania Reports Photographers Concerned Over Senior Portrait Trends

Here is a link to a newstory that anyone making a living taking senior portraits should read/watch.

Windows 7 RC Download Deadline August 20, 2009

From Microsoft:

Windows 7 Release Candidate
Notice: Downloads will end August 20

Thanks for all your help building Windows 7. We are on our way to the last big milestone: Release to Manufacturing. Starting on October 22, you’ll see it on PCs and store shelves. As we gear up for that, it’s time to wind down the Release Candidate testing program.

If you or a friend needs a download, you’ve got time. We’ll continue to offer the RC download until August 20, 2009. After that, you won’t be able to get the download, but if you have the bits, you can still install the RC and get a key if you need one. (To get a key, just go to the Downloads page and follow the instructions.)

Tell us what you think. If you’re using the Windows 7 Release Candidate, we hope you like what you see. Let us know — go to http://input.microsoft.com and tell us what you think. You’ll be able to give feedback on various aspects of the operating system.

Got the RC and need help? Experts on the Windows 7 Forum can help answer your questions. The forum also gives you a way to share what you’ve learned with other people.

Essential resources

The Installation Instructions give you the info you need to get started.
To get more information about Windows 7, such as feature descriptions, visit the Windows 7 website.
Looking for technical help or information? Here are a few sources:
The Windows 7 online forums are a great place to start.
You can keep up to date on news about Windows 7 on the team blog.
To get more general information on Windows, make sure you’re subscribed to the Exploring Windows newsletter.

Thanks again for your investment in Windows 7.

The Windows 7 Team

I’m on a Boat!

Hey loyal PhotoLynx Blog Readers… This week is my honeymoon, so there will be no entries, at least from me… But, this is a great chance to catch up on the other weeks worth of material here!

Also, check out my website http://IwantU2Want.me for pictures from our wedding.

Buh Bye KodaChrome

After 75 years Kodak discontinues Kodachrome.  Kodachrome has become less than 1% of all still picture film sales, but its still sad to see an icon such as Kodachrome be discontinued.

Story Here.

Photo: Lynx Kittens Are Doing Well

I have Google Alerts searching every evening for Key Words, such as PhotoLynx.

In the morning I have search results from anything new posted in forums,  blogs, articles, or websites since the prior day. This keeps me  current and informed about any conversations written about words like  “School Photographer”, “School Photography”, “CamLynx”, “ImageMatch”, etc. Often times I will go to the forum or blog and contribute.

Today, I received the Google report and guess what it found?

I thought it was funny and cute.

Michael’s iPhone Wedding

Everyone was so excited about the capabilities of the camera built into the iPhone 3GS, we decided to have our whole wedding professionally photographed with it.

Click here…

It was a short wedding ;0)

Note: It was brought to my attention that some people were reading this and taking it seriously.  I DID have a professional at our wedding also, using a Professional camera.

An Inspirational Story Involving a School Photographer

I sometimes get in “a funk” about life.  Things often seem ‘greener’ on the ‘other side’.  I think most of us feel that way once in a while.

Here is a great blog post that I found to be inspiring about a school photographer’s new take on life.