The longer I am in this business, the more fortunate I feel to be able to interact with so many truly talented people. Tonight, Becker, Kathleen and I had dinner with two of those people, Mark & Erin fromLaCour. I've been impressed with these guys along with their partners Andrew & Rachel since I first found out about them, and although I've met them several times, I haven't gotten to have them all to myself until now!

They were in town for a couple of things, but they also came to show us all about their ShootQ program, which is an online software that Mark and Andrew wrote to help manage the back end, production, and day to day tasks of running a business. I'm going to be giving the program a shot for my 2008 workflow, so I will write a full review as soon as I get a chance to play with the program (and when they are ready to take on new clients). Whether or not it works as a solution for me, these guys are totally brilliant. What's even cooler is that they are people who saw a need and actually did something about it--a very rare quality.

Thanks for a great night guys! Isn't Becker great at the self portraits? Rumor has it, he can do this with up to 9 people :)