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Portrait & Family Photography


Offering my photography in a Gift Economy 

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Portrait & Family Photography


Offering my photography in a Gift Economy 

Can photography get my daughter to Europe? 

My oldest daughter, Olivia, has an opportunity to travel to Europe with a select few students from her school. While technology and the Internet seems to be shrinking the world, traveling over 4,000 miles to a different continent still is a big deal. At least it is to our family. 

I was an extremely fortunate kid. My father was in the Air Force and station in Germany for nine years. That is where I spent my formative years. It was great and I had experiences that few American kids ever get. 

When I heard that Olivia could go to Europe for 10 days, there was never a doubt in my mind, she had to go. All I had to do was figure out how to pay for it. 

Enter my love for photography. 

People often compliment my photos. Recently, one mom at UCCC gushed over a photo of her toddler. She expressed how perfectly I captured her daughter’s personality, something their professional photographer had not been able to do.

I would like to do the same for you. 

When was the last time you had a family photograph? One that is worth printing and taking up space on your wall. What about your children? The photos you do have, do they show your child's personality, or is it a typical school head shot?

There is a twist, I’m gifting my services.

When people ask why I have not pursued starting my own photography business, it is always the same answer. I don’t want it to become a job. As soon as I tell people that they have to give me money, something changes. While I do value my work, I hate putting a price on it. 

What is it worth to you?

Yes, if I’m your photographer, you decide how much the photos are worth. This is the model of the Gift Economy. I am finding there are lots of people and businesses that use this model, but I was inspired by web designer Adrian Hoppel who stopped charging and instead gave away his work. 

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Now for the fun part.

The process is pretty simple. Contact me and we can schedule a time to make some wonderful photos. Since this is for my daughter, she will accompany me on the photo shoot to help and hopefully learn a thing or two as well. Afterwards, it will typically take a few days for me to process the photos to make the final images look as awesome as possible. I will upload the photos in their own gallery and send you a disc or two with all the full-resolution images. You can then choose how much you value the photos and perhaps you will choose to pay me with a gift of money. That sure would make Olivia very happy.

Take a peek at my Family Galleries & some Senior Portraits to see if you like my style. If you do, then:

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Jeffrey on the Internet


My blog, my ramblings.

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Jeffrey on the Internet


My blog, my ramblings.

My Ramblings (a.k.a.blog) is where I share a bit of who I am. Don't worry, I will never go as far as to completely pull back the curtain, but there may be some interesting stuff.

Below are a few of the most recent entries.

 
 
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Contact


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Contact


There are so many ways to connect with me.
Choose your favorite.

Twitter: @pomranka
Google+: google.com/+JeffreyPomranka
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/pomranka
Facebook: facebook.com/pomranka
Instagram: instagram.com/pomranka

    or send me a message using the form below.

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WUSTL Soccer


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WUSTL Soccer


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The unofficial home of the WUSTL Soccer Bears. Below are links to related sites:


Coach Clarke announces the
2014 WUSTL Soccer Alumni Game


Arguably the most accomplished alumni team in the US

The Wash U alumni soccer teams must be near the best in the nation. 

Word is Wash U was the number one ranked Division III alumni soccer team, in an unofficial, unpublished national Gallup poll.  The alumni team accomplishments are almost legendary.  The Bear alumni are now 2-0 against Wheaton Alumni, after applying a 2-0 thrashing to the Crusaders this past September.   The Bears were led by 1996 ‘one and done’ star Andre Watts, who scored both goal for the Bears (only rubbing salt in the hole his abrupt transfer left in the program)  Currently the record setting Bear Alumni players are most active in Chicago.  Last summer the Bears nearly stunned the soccer world in the Alumni World cup tournament which FIFA hosted in the third world city of Chicago.  Despite housing and water issues the Alumni advanced to the final by defeating heavily favored Northwestern in the semis  only to fall in the final  to the  (laced with ex pros and non-graduates) Indiana ,  4-3 in the final. 

Searching for that Elusive Victory

At present the Alum Bears stay sharp with as many as 3 teams in the Chicago indoor leagues.  No one will come out and say why but they wear the reasoning on their sleeves.  Written records go back as far as 1977 and oral history 15 years deeper with each record saying the same thing.  The alumni have still not beaten the WUSTL varsity soccer team.  Hence they stay after it.  The alumni endure the bumps, bruises, splinters and pains of the indoor seasons determined to make their mark in world soccer history.

Mark Your Calendars

April 12, 2014, 1 PM at Washington University the alum and the returning varsity players will go at it again.  Let us know if you can make it.  (Thurteen and reunion weekend)

Spread the Word

Don’t count on the University having accurate e-mail addresses (which provides my list).  All alumni at any University try to hide the ways to contact them.

Applied Science

Science was not my top subject.  I took one semester of Biology and one semester of Chemistry.  What I have learned has been by osmosis on the bus rides with the many Wash U team.  Here is what I have concluded regarding this phenomenon.

The Wash U men’s soccer team continues to win against the deeper and deeper pool of alumni players for several reasons;

  1.  The Wash U, on average, never gets older;
  2.  The Alumni, on the other hand, grow further and further from their prime
  3. Surely the varsity must be getting exceptional coaching

To Contact me

Joe Clarke 314-935-5174

joec@wustl.edu


WUSTL ReUnion 2014 Information


Previous seasons' photo galleries: 

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers: for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

 

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Successful Soccer


Discussing the game we all love.

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Successful Soccer


Discussing the game we all love.

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We are three soccer coaches sharing our knowledge and experience about the game of soccer. 

Each week get together to talk and record a podcast or two. Choose an episode from the drop down list, listen and let us know what you think. 

Choose a podcast episode from the drop down list. 

WHO WE ARE

Matt Brooks

Matt Brooks

Onyi Okoroafor

Onyi Okoroafor

Jeffrey Pomranka

Jeffrey Pomranka


Contact:

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