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Brian Matiash has been at 25 events

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Peak Design Team663Join the PD team as we countdown to the very end of our Slide and Clutch Kickstarter campaign (pkdsn.com/ks). Thank you everybody for your support, and we can't wait to get this new gear in your hands!Peak Design Slide/Clutch Kickstarter Countdown2014-08-16 00:50:00135G+
Wick Sakit1,189,997Ladies and Gentlemen a year has passed already for this wonderful gathering!  This month +Drink and Click™  will be drinking and clicking at the Oregon Brew Festival ( http://www.oregonbrewfest.com )!  So come one and come all and make sure you have a safe way home!!!  +Drink and Click™ Portland, Oregon, we know how to do it right!Don't forget to add the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to your photos :)Psss, it might or might not be +Brian Bonham's birthday so lets make sure its a day he wont remember :)Now for the monthly challenge!-----------------------------The July Challenge is "Post Processing". The image on this post was taken near sunset in Port Aransas, TX, but the water wasn't yellow, and the sky wasn't green. I enjoyed making it appear that way, however. :-)I used Lightroom to make all the adjustments on this photo; the jumping off point was a Trey Ratcliff preset called "Turkish Blast." I made several adjustments after that, including additional graduated filters and spot brushing to achieve the final effect. Find Trey's V2 LR Presets here: http://goo.gl/bN5ZfdSubmit your Post Processed photos from a Drink and Click™ Photowalk and win great prizes! See Details Here: http://goo.gl/tsEvGnThanks to our great prize sponsors for July: +SmugMug  +Cotton Carrier Camera Systems,  & +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs * * * *+Drink and Click™ iDrink & Click Portland Style2014-07-25 15:00:0022G+
Karen Hutton1,705,979I'm broadcasting LIVE from my very first photography show in Truckee, CA! Along with hangout mates +Frederick Van Johnson +Brian Matiash +Jeremy Cowart and +Laurie Rubin we'll be talking about... Getting your work out there... is print dead... why do a show... bringing your artistic vision to the world... what the heck is a Coffeebar? Who knows what ELSE we'll get into! I'll show you the venue - the photos and bring you to the Sierra Nevada mountains from around the world! We'll be joined by a couple of surprise guests - and if all goes well, wind it all up with live music from an awesome band called Drop Theory!And if you miss the live 'cast... why, I'll post the recording of course. :DLIVE From Coffeebar in Truckee, California!2014-07-20 02:00:0070G+
Wick Sakit1,189,997Join us for a +Drink and Click™ Portland, Oregon  on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 with special guests and Global Nomads +Elia Locardi  and +Naomi Locardi  It’s going to be a great night and participants will have a chance to win cool prizes from +Wacom  , +Formatt-Hitech  Filters, +Think Tank Photo  , Mind Shift Gear + and +SmugMug  ! The walk will begin at Ristretto Roasters where we’ll draw the winners of the Raffle Prizes. From there, we’ll walk over the Burnside Bridge, heading down towards the Saturday Market, stopping for drinks along the way. We’ll continue along the waterfront crossing back over the river via the Hawthorne bridge to shoot sunset. After the sunset shoot we’ll head to Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. for more drinks!Join us for a night of fun, photography and good company!This event will be going around Portland's Memorial Day celebration and we should have some fantastic long exposure opportunities for sunset from the Eastbank Esplanade!  Please remember to add the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to all photos you post :)Welcome to the #21 +Drink and Click™  ™ May's Chapter Wide Photography ChallengeNEW IMPORTANT INFORMATIONTo be eligible for this month's Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following: We love our sponsors. This month we got +Drink & Click Portland with special guests and Global Nomads Elia and Naomi Locardi!2014-05-24 19:30:0039G+
Frederick Van Johnson524,554This week on TWiP...- Big changes at Google+- Imagenomic releases Portraiture plug-in for video- Curating automated photographyw/ +Nate Burr and +Sara France TWiP 359: Google+ Subtracts2014-05-06 02:46:0119G+
Matt Glastonbury1,309,164Meet us on the steps.. we'll meander our way around to the botanical gardens after officially starting at 3pm. Proudly supported by +Topdeck Travel and +Flight Centre AustraliaSydney Photowalk with Brian Matiash2014-04-12 14:30:0022G+
Kelly DeLay1,345,017Join Photographers +Kelly DeLay, +Lotus Carroll, +Brian Matiash, +Amy Heiden and +James Brandon tonight at 9pm CT / 7pm PT as we discuss "Inspiration"  What or Who inspires you? How do you get yourself How do trends influence your work? ... and more.What Inspires You?2013-11-21 04:00:005G+
Google+7,531,741The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034250G+
The F-Stops Here Podcast52Come join the wild and wacky F-Stops Here Podcast crew as they talk about all things photography! We will be joined by a very special guest this week- +Brian Matiash  from +Google+ Photos! They'll be taking questions (specifically around photo editing software: tips, tricks, favs, etc) and talking about the latest things happening in the photo world!The F Stops Here, Episode 342013-10-16 03:00:0017G+
Thomas Hawk7,314,622One of our favorite San Francisco photographers is very shortly to become one of our favorite London photographers.  Yes, Chris Chabot has joined the flock at Twitter and is moving to LONDON!To send Chris off in style, we will be having one last epic Chris Chabot photowalk -- and what better place for a photowalk with Chris than the annual Burning Man Decompression event.If you have never shot Decom before, you are in for a treat.  It's a visual smorgasbord of pure delight.We will meet at the second entrance, near the corner of 20th and Minnesota Streets at 2:30 pm sharp.  Bring your Canon or Nikon or iPhone or Android... or better yet, be like Chris and bring a Leica!  Whatever you shoot, come and hang out with some great SF photographers and help send Chris off in style.  All skill levels welcome.It's $15 to enter Decom.  More details on the event here:  http://goo.gl/XkJlgnIt's the Chris Chabot Farewell Decompression Photowalk!!!!2013-10-13 23:30:00127G+
The Weather Channel1,812,224Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe.We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19. You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday.A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page.Note: Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be consideredWe hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below.HANGOUT SCHEDULE1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist).Guests will include: Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa HOA video The Meteorology Behind Sunsets2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ETGuests will include: Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young  HOA Video #SunsetDay Photography Hangout On AirSunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001313G+
Nicole S. Young2,139,428I'm one of the featured artists at the RAW art show "En Masse" in San Jose on August 15! It's my first time displaying work at a show, so I'm pretty excited.PLEASE NOTE: To come to the show, you'll need to buy a $10 ticket ahead of time (online) so you can get on the list. Here's the link to get your ticket:http://www.rawartists.org/sanjose/enmasse/?artist=138629There are some more details over on my blog post here: http://nicolesyblog.com/?p=14844RAW Art Show: En Masse2013-08-15 20:00:0025G+
Google+ Photos3,394,597The Google+ Photos Chat Series is back and we've got all new digs to broadcast our show from! For our next topic, we're partnering with the Street Photography Community on Google+ and will be discussing the genre with a great panel.Joining us are three photographers who live for capturing all of those everyday moments of life moving by: +Alan Shapiro, +Brian Day and +Chris Suspect. Hosting the event will be +Google+ Photos Community Manager, +Brian Matiash.We'll be sure to share stories and tips about how to get the most out of your time roaming the streets with camera in hand.Be sure to become a member of the Street Photography Community by visiting them here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105098607907521136027Feel free to leave your questions for our panel and share your street photography here in the event stream!Google+ Photos Chat Series - Street Photography2013-07-25 03:00:00210G+
Google+ Photos3,394,597Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering YOUR questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can.And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:00965G+
Trey Ratcliff7,736,178Meeting Time:  5:30 PM PT on May 14Meeting/Starting Location:  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls Route Map: http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9 Ending Location:  Union Square on the Geary Street SideHashtag:   #GlassPhotoWalk  How to Win Google Glass:  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for +Curtis Simmons to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number! Join +Thomas Hawk and +Trey Ratcliff for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you!The Plan: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan:- Focus on PhotoWalkers:  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative!- Photo Lessons - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera.- Need Photo Advice - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help!- Sharing - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001376G+
Trey Ratcliff7,736,178We have a great crew in to talk about all this stuff.  We'll get started with the fun news about the free Google Glass giveaway - cool!  Also, we'll be sharing new photos,  Google+ Discoveries, and more!  And even better, we have LIVE CHAT that is embedded on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com during the live broadcast.  The chatroom maxes out fast, so be sure to get in when the show starts!Join us -- the fun crew will include +Thomas Hawk +Brian Matiash +Frederick Van Johnson +Sara Byrne +Nicole S. Young +Mike Wiacek +Dylan Howell  !   Glass Giveaway Announcement during the big show tonight. Plus, the main topic: "Business & Marketing for Photographers!" with Thomas Hawk, Frederick Van Johnson, Brian Matiash+++ (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-05-07 04:00:00578G+
Google+ Photos3,394,597Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad.This week's panel includes:+Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager+Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer+Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer+Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographerFor those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion.Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00231G+
Google+ Photos3,394,597DescriptionThe path to getting the shot is filled with blunders, gaffes and, eventually, growth. Despite wanting to believe that every shot since Day 1 has been a winner, the journeys of these photographers are filled with photos suffering from every mistake in the book. In this episode of Google+ Photos Chat, our panel will share their stories and imagery taken during these 'formative years' and the lessons learned that helped make them the photographers they are today.PanelBrian Matiash - HostLaurie Rubin - ModeratorAndy Biggs - GuestAravind Krishnaswamy - Google+ Photos Engineer and photographerDate and TimeWed, 4/17 4PM PSTEpisode 2: Google+ Photos Chat Series (Growing To Get The Shot)2013-04-18 01:00:00217G+
Chris Chabot100,845Dave Powell from shoottokyo.com is in town and organizing a photowalk Sunday the 14th. Next to being an awesome person, and fantastic photographer he's also something of an expert at photowalks after having organized ones in Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong and Boston.When: Sunday April 14th, 2013Time: 2PMWhere:  Marina Green.  We will meet on the corner of Scott and Marina Boulevard.  We will shoot in and around Marina Green or wherever the road takes us.   After we lose light we will find a place to grab a bite and a few drinks.Gear: Pack whatever you are comfortable shooting with.  Remember, the more gear you carry the less photographs you actually take. We will be walking so don’t pack too heavy.Who: Photowalks are fun for everyone, and for all skill levels. From camera phones to  professional systems. It's all about the fun and about exploring and sharing with people with similar interests, so join us!For more information see:http://shoottokyo.com/2013/04/07/san-francisco-photowalk-2/San Francisco Photowalk with Shoottokyo's Dave Powell2013-04-14 23:00:0054G+
Lisa Donchak15,732Hi all, First #SouthBayShooters  photowalk! This is free and open to the public, and for all levels of photographers. Bring yo iPhones, DSLRs, and friends! We'll meet Wednsday, April 10th, at 6pm at the Oval on Stanford Campus. We'll wander around for a little bit and take pictures, then head downtown for a quick drink afterwards. This is where we'll meet: http://goo.gl/maps/ez1NR Tag photos with #SouthBayShooters hashtag! Afterwards (around 8p) meet up at Antonio's Nuthouse: 321 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 321-2550 antoniosnuthouse.com‎South Bay Shooters - Stanford Photowalk!2013-04-11 18:00:0028G+
Google+ Photos3,394,597Google+ Photos Chat Series:Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian MatiashTuesday, 4/9/2013 3:00 pm PSTJoin 'Photoshop Guy' +RC Concepcion and Google+ Photos Community Manager +Brian Matiash for our next Google+ Photos HOA. They'll share the tips and practices they use every day for maximum impact on Google+ and beyond.---------------------------------------------------------* Google+ Hangout on Air instructions: *Google+ Photos Chat Series: Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian MatiashYou can also view this event at:http://www.youtube.com/user/niksoftwarelessons(Note: This is not a ‘training webinar’ but rather a forum to share ideas and inspiration from the Pros.)Google+ Photos Chat Series: Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian Matiash2013-04-10 00:00:00259G+
Trey Ratcliff7,736,178This'll be a wild show with all kinds of peeps.  First we have the +Kate Russell from the BBC.  She has a new book out called +WorkingTheCloud that we can talk about.  Kate and I have a long history -- she ran a special on the BBC about StuckInCustoms.com about FIVE years ago, and that got us a huge following from the UK and other commonwealth countries!  So I owe her a big one!  Also joining us are +Brian Matiash who just joined Google and runs the Photos Community.  We'll talk about that and what he is working on... and pepper him with ideas!  +Thomas Hawk and +Gino Barasa will help out with that... and we'll see what they're up to.  And last is "That Amazing Snowflake Guy" +Don Komarechka !   We'll be seeing a bunch of his photos too...As always, you can ask questions live and interact via Google Moderator that we will run live on http://www.StuckInCustoms.comSee you LIVE Monday Night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET ! :)Show #72! BBC's Kate Russell, Google's new Brian Matiash, snowflake-man Don Komarechka, and more! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-02 04:00:00264G+
Drink And Click™ SF519Wow, you know you are having an awesome month of special guests when you need not one, but TWO Drink and Clicks to fit them all in! I have just received word that +Elia Locardi and his wife  +Naomi Locardi  from http://www.blamethemonkey.com/, AND +Brian Matiash  will BOTH be in town this week! Now this is a trifecta of awesomeness! So to celebrate, we will be taking them out in one of the most fun and diverse sections of San Francisco...North Beach! Chinatown, Portsmouth Square Plaza, Washington Square, St. Peter's and Pauls Church....the shooting possibilities are endless. It also doesn't hurt that this neighborhood has plenty of great bars and cafes to socialize in. I will work on a updated itinerary this weekend. But this much I know. We are meeting at Vesuvio Cafe at  255 Columbus at 5:00PM. PLEASE BRING CASH IF YOU ARE GOING TO ORDER A DRINK! We will be there until a little after 6:15, when we will take off and walk the streets to get the great light. Afterwards, who knows...more drinking and of course more clicking! So come on SF Bay Area Photogs. Let's welcome +Brian Matiash +Elia Locardi and +Naomi Locardi to SF! (BTW, this is the FIRST time the Locardis have been to SF, so let's get a great big turnout and show them how we do it.)Thanks +Chris Chabot for the awesome cover photo! Event Organized By +Robyn Chau +Tony Eckersley and +Michael Bonocore  #DrinkAndClickSF   #Photography  Drink And Click SF - Blame The Monkey And #BMash Edition2013-03-27 17:00:0068G+
Nicole S. Young2,139,428Join me and +Brian Matiash, along with Melbourne photographer +Will Watt on a photowalk Friday, March 8! (Final route and details are TBD.) We look forward to meeting up with G-plussers and photographers in the beautiful country of Australia and hope to see you in a few weeks :)Melbourne Photowalk with Nicole S. Young & Brian Matiash2013-03-08 18:00:00149G+
Brian Matiash1,402,242I recently announced that my brand new +SmugMug portfolio site went live (http://portfolio.brianmatiash.com) and that prints are now available for sale! We had so much fun with the announce that I wanted to continue the good times today.With Valentine's Day in full swing, what better way is there to show yourself how much you love YOU than by winning a 1 YEAR Membership with SmugMug? :)Before we get to the contest details, I want to share a crazy deal that any new customer can take advantage of - SmugMug has been extremely generous and is letting me offer a 25% discount off of any of their four tiered membership packages. To get in on this deal, just use the coupon code BMASH when you set up your new account. That is a ridiculously good deal and like all good deals, it expires on Feb 23, 2013 at the stroke of 11:59PM Pacific/US.Now onto the contest details - which are very straightforward. I want to you to share your one, single image that you think would benefit most from having its own SmugMug Gallery. Just share your image right here in this event and tag it with #SmugMash . Now, creativity and strength of vision count here! If you want to share a little ditty about what makes this image so important to you and why you'd want to share it on your own SmugMug gallery, be sure to include that.The contest will run for one week, ending next Thursday, February 21st at 11:59AM Pacific/US time. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. The first place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Business membership. The second place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Portfolio membership. Finally, the third place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Power membership. If you're already an existing SmugMug member (good for you!) and you win, you will be upgraded to the respective tier that you placed in or if you placed in the tier that you are currently a member of, SmugMug will extend your account by 1 year.Please tag your comments and/or posts with #SmugMash  to make aggregating the entries easier!So who will be judging this contest? Aside from me, I am so excited to have three amazing SmugMug friends helping out. First, we have the go-to person for all of SmugMug's friends, the lovely and insanely sweet +Katherine Cheng. Next up is SmugMug's social butterfly, loyal father of Rocky the Dog, and the harvester of  #Bonocorns far and wide, +Michael Bonocore. Finally, the co-founder of SmugMug, crazy lover of hanging gigantic prints ofWin some LOVE! Well… some SmugMug LOVE!2013-02-15 00:00:00133G+

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Monika Schmidt11,569Today I would like to share this circle of photograpers with you, doesn't matter whether more or less professionals. They can take you on an astonishing journey around the world  -  enjoy :-) #circlesunday  2014-08-16 22:45:32178205CC G+
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492348CC G+
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112CC G+
Prince John8,675This is my circle named 'Photographers'. Everyone in this circle share beautiful photos - of landscapes, birds, animals, flowers, babies, and people.In fact, I have 1024 people in this circle, but can share only 500 of them at a time. Try this circle, add some colour to your stream.2014-07-17 13:11:565006110CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,741Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-08 10:28:43134228CC G+
badi gemilang1,090*CIRCLE sharing Mania*1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles2014-07-04 01:55:47501107CC G+
Hugh Ferguson10,217A starter circle for those new to G+ I just realised its a year since I joined G+. When I started I was lucky enough to come across a really useful circle share to help me on my way. As I have yet to share a circle of my own I will try and give something back, in the hope it helps those in a similar position. I am not posting this for +1's, shares or to gain new followers - so please do not feel obliged to share, +1 or follow - there are plenty of those type of circle shares around if that's what you want The circle below is just a selection of the 3000 or so I follow. All are excellent and active contributors to G+. It's quite Landscape biased (too many great photographers to pick out one or two), but there are examples of other genres and resources for example:Great photographers who work tirelessly through communities and pages, producing great interaction, such as +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey .... wonderful creative artists like +Heidi Anne Morris +Lotus Carroll +Bryan Peterson .....street photographers such as +Thomas Leuthard +Angelica Guckes ......the exquisite beauty of flowers and Macro by +Rosie Nixon +Silke Tüxen ......great teachers such as +Nicole S. Young +Jan Kabili +Jimmy McIntyre ......fantastic resources such as +2014-06-27 15:04:3482231014CC G+
Dina Tika417Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-17 13:08:21500003CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001CC G+
Gailen Mapes64,917Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-08 11:10:24139636CC G+
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219CC G+
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016917CC G+
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,880News Update CIRCLE SHARESRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #TechNews #EntertainmentNews #SportsNews #WorldNews #USNews #BusinessNews2014-05-12 10:46:52476231041CC G+
Gailen Mapes63,701Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  2014-05-08 10:49:10140348CC G+
nicholas syahputra390 please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-07 09:53:094944113CC G+
Margaret Tompkins107,694Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!This circle represents the last two weeks.2014-05-04 00:26:311801002169CC G+
Augmented Reality Developers7,548GREAT CIRCLEhello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-05-03 12:51:20203002CC G+
samudra alioande501. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-01 06:24:48496004CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221584CC G+
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:02501518CC G+
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501215CC G+
Gregg Lantz2,962Tomorrow is a taxing day here in the United States. You get to decide if you want to buy Glass (sorry IRS). If you're not sure and would like to know what others are saying, add this circle.  You'll be able to look at public posts from people that use Glass and people that purchased Glass and put it on the shelf while software was being developed. You'll get both sides of the story. Hopefully this circle will help make the decision process a little easier. Don't forget to post your questions with #askanexplorer  so  people can chime in and help answer your questions. #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech   #glasswaiters  2014-04-14 21:08:59425105CC G+
TechDissected545This is the +TechDissected  #Photography  circle. This is the place where we have some of the most awesome photographers on G+. However, we're looking for more to add to it. Do you fit in this circle or do you know someone that does that's not a part of it? If so, comment with the person's name and tag them so we can add them to our special #Photography  circle!2014-04-11 23:42:09186304CC G+
Gregg Lantz2,961Sharing my curated circle of active Google Glass Explorers. These are the amazing people that know Google Glass and use it everyday. Please share!  If I missed anyone let me know.   #glassfamily   #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech  2014-04-10 22:47:58480738CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,283Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-08 10:52:561412211CC G+
Jiri Papakiriakos8,357My personal "MUSTSEE" circle of photographersContains great photographers only. Hand picked :)2014-04-07 09:21:2999101CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/1)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:25:36432622658CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:16:32388135CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:12:27388124CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:11:55389122CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:11:09389022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:10:40389649CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos18,370The smiling circle! // Checking my profile on +CircleCount, I found out that someone added a "smile" tag on it. Tags is a feature on Circlecount where you can add tags on your profile to show what kind of content you post, but other people can add tags as well. So, some kind person added a "smile" tag on me. Whoever you are, thank you!Apparently, there are more people with the tag (see http://bit.ly/1ftgCJw), but for easier access to some positively-charged people, I've created a circle out of this list using +Circloscope. Included are some highly succesfull people, so perhaps there is some correlation.  :) That said, you should head over to circlecount.com, find your favorite similing person and add the smile tag on his/her profile ;) #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #reshare #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   2014-03-12 12:30:108110118CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,465Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-03-08 12:34:05146326CC G+
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002CC G+
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Eric Hege19,707Photographers Circle K-ZThis is K-Z (last names) of my current Photography Circle. Most of these people should be very active, and they post some really great images encompassing about any subject matter you could think of!Add them to your circles, and feel free to share this circle. You'll find A-J of this shared circle here:https://plus.google.com/+EricHege/posts/EyuRKbMFGA52014-02-19 17:17:184787010CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023CC G+
Константин Вишневский44,825Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow2014-02-12 15:12:36462483276CC G+
Jörg-Peter Rabanus820My first circle: Smiles I love to see on Google+Thank you for all your positive comments on my 'collage of smiles'.Who am I missing? Just let me know in the comments below. #smiles  Thanks +Jan Schellenberger for the encouragement.2014-02-09 03:11:48801037CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,426Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M  - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-02-08 12:12:081444412CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky64,592Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-02-07 07:45:58497543384CC G+
Fredrik Blanke401Handpicked circle of the very TOP engagers and highly active G+ people on the planet! Well when it comes down to it, it's a favorite circle recommended by me. If you want to stay updated on what's happening in 2014, then you need to add and share this list :)If you feel you should be on this list then please:1. Add this list2. +13. Comment4. Re-share the list(Take note that only highly active engangers will be considered for this list).I'm grateful for everyone following me and interacting with me on a daily basis. So I decided to share the love and a circle with engagers. Please feel free to comment , share or recommend people I obviously forgot to add.#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle    #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme    #circlesharing #circleshare #circles          #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou           #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle    #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare 2014-01-31 18:49:15619129CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky76,199Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:21:34499531881CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,999Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-14 04:50:25498451578CC G+
Artur Mashnich43,991A Very Social CircleCircle of the Most Active Users of Google+Круг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-11 14:37:57478411671CC G+
Stephan Spelde8,664My Inspirational CircleEver since I joined Google plus in the end of the year 2011 I have been looking for those special ones. Those people that inspired me...touched my soul with their work or made me laugh my pants off.It took me over 2 years to fill this circle up to 500 inspirators, but today... I finally added my last person. :)I will seek more of these in the future, don't worry, and this means I will have to share multiple circles from now on, but for now...these are the 500 most inspirational people on Google Plus for me.A great big Thank You to everybody in this circle for enriching my Google Plus experience and inspire and motivate me in becoming a better photographer.artist. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  2014-01-09 22:05:0550031930CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,336Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-09 04:51:54498392268CC G+
Gailen Mapes57,883Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-01-08 11:37:231446311CC G+

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2014-08-05 03:24:59 (82 comments, 30 reshares, 573 +1s)

The case of bad karma

TL;DR - Don't be a dick (gender neutral) to your fellow photographers and human beings.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting up with my good bud, +Matt Kloskowski, at Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, for a few days of scouting and photographing. Matt was there with two video crew from Kelby One, prepping a new course that will surely be a hit for all you landscape photographers.

Towards the end of my stay (I had to leave early for work purposes), we were scouting a potential sunrise shoot at Myrtle Falls, which is found in the Paradise area of the park. Because it was blazing hot out and because we were just scouting, all of us decided to simply carry one camera and one lens while leaving the tripods and heavy gear in the car. The only addition I had was my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer.

When we got to this... more »

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2014-08-08 16:22:09 (28 comments, 59 reshares, 436 +1s)

Eagle Eye Rock

I cannot wait to get a crack at photographing Lower Antelope Canyon again. When I last visited with +Chris Lazzery and +Moe Chen, we were really limited in time due to the area closing for the day. There is a dizzying amount of ways you can photograph this narrow slot canyon and I truly feel that it's one of the best places in the world to refine how you see. If you haven't visited here, you owe it to yourself to carve it into your plans.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7 and Canon 15mm Funkbuster Fisheye lens. I recently gave my precious fisheye to +Nicole S. Young and replaced it with Sony's 16mm fisheye, dubbed Funkbuster: TNG. I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet but the few photos that it has produced are really awesome. On this trip, I brought my ultra-light +Really Right Stuff TQC-14/BH-30 tripod. I had the legs splayed out waywid... more »

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2014-06-29 03:44:17 (38 comments, 38 reshares, 582 +1s)

Happy birthday, Google+!

Those of you who know me well enough know the finer points as to why I have so much love for and dedication to Google+. It has affected my life in such profound ways, personally and professionally, and even after joining Google and the amazing Google+ Photos team a year and a half ago, I still find myself amazed at what my talented team is cooking up for the future of these parts.

I spent this 3rd birthday photographing some of the gorgeous landscapes that Oregon has to offer with two people who I never would have met if it weren't for Google+, +Nicole S. Young and +David Daniels. It was the first time I had the opportunity to let my new Jeep Wrangler get properly muddy as we headed to Lower Butter Creek Falls and Abiqua Falls, pictured here. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend this birthday.

But really, these birthday... more »

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2014-08-29 16:37:22 (8 comments, 17 reshares, 225 +1s)

The trail that leads to Little ZigZag Falls is one of my favorite that I’ve found so far in the Pacific Northwest. It’s one of those places where the trail name truly is representative. All throughout the walk to the main falls is a creek that zigs and zags in all sorts of wonderful angles and directions. Some parts are more accessible than others but the entire place offers up all sorts of conceptual opportunities for creating cool landscape photography.

For this photo, however, I wanted to convey the actual falls themselves and how they zig and zag. Right out of the gate, as soon as the water reaches the base of the falls, it begins on a amusement park style ride of curving in all sorts of direction. The falls themselves also have a very convenient trail that hugs right alongside it, so you can easily climb to the top and see it from above. It’s a really wonderful place to visit ifyou’r... more »

The trail that leads to Little ZigZag Falls is one of my favorite that I’ve found so far in the Pacific Northwest. It’s one of those places where the trail name truly is representative. All throughout the walk to the main falls is a creek that zigs and zags in all sorts of wonderful angles and directions. Some parts are more accessible than others but the entire place offers up all sorts of conceptual opportunities for creating cool landscape photography.

For this photo, however, I wanted to convey the actual falls themselves and how they zig and zag. Right out of the gate, as soon as the water reaches the base of the falls, it begins on a amusement park style ride of curving in all sorts of direction. The falls themselves also have a very convenient trail that hugs right alongside it, so you can easily climb to the top and see it from above. It’s a really wonderful place to visit if you’re in the area.

I decided to go ultra-wide here and paired my +Sony A7r with my Sony 16mm f/2.8 Funkbuster: TNG A-mount fisheye lens. What I lost in my ability to maintain a sense of scale, I gained in being able to fit in so much more. I had the camera set atop my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod and used my spiked feet to ensure a good grip in the earth. You can’t really tell but the camera was essentially dangling off the side of the trail here, so a sturdy grip was a must. Because I was under the thick canopy of the trees, I didn’t need any filters (not that this Sony fisheye supports filers) to get the shutter speed needed to convey the motion of the water. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

#Fisheye, #LandscapePhotography , #LongExposure , #Nature , #Oregon , #SonyA7r___

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2014-08-27 03:55:06 (29 comments, 7 reshares, 295 +1s)

Treating your profile photo as part of your brand

While it may sound vain, I've always felt that your profile photo is just as important as your logo when it comes to representing your personal brand. In all the years that I've been a photographer with a website and a social media presence, I've only had four profile photos including this one. To that end, I've also only had four main logos to graphically represent my personal brand.

I totally get the idea that some users have where they leverage frequent profile photo changes to convey their own brand - maybe it's quirky or frenetic - and it works for them. However, there is something to be said about consistency and allowing your viewers to learn and immediately associate the little avatar that scrolls through their stream with you.

Aside from wanting to have my profile photo capture the essence... more »

Treating your profile photo as part of your brand

While it may sound vain, I've always felt that your profile photo is just as important as your logo when it comes to representing your personal brand. In all the years that I've been a photographer with a website and a social media presence, I've only had four profile photos including this one. To that end, I've also only had four main logos to graphically represent my personal brand.

I totally get the idea that some users have where they leverage frequent profile photo changes to convey their own brand - maybe it's quirky or frenetic - and it works for them. However, there is something to be said about consistency and allowing your viewers to learn and immediately associate the little avatar that scrolls through their stream with you.

Aside from wanting to have my profile photo capture the essence of who I am, I also want to make sure that it contains identifiable colors and patterns. To that end, I downsized the photo to a 30x30 pixel square and audited whether it was easily identifiable. After all, one of my main goals when I post new content is for you to instantly know that it's from me simply by glancing at my avatar.

I take everything that I associate with my name extremely seriously and choosing my profile photo is no exception. And with that, I want to send tons of thanks, kisses and hugs to my wife, +Nicole S. Young, for being so gracious to take this photo of me. I couldn't have asked for a more accomplished photographer to take it.___

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2014-08-25 17:26:17 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 248 +1s)

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings III

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of returning back to Little ZigZag Falls, near the town of Rhododendron, with +Nicole S. Young, +Karen Hutton, and her husband, +Joe Dolister. In addition to spending some time capturing the serene beauty of this area, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Karen for an upcoming episode of her web-series, The Chat with Karen Hutton (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWJXxYz8S_GqJZRe4Cn_20PbfhHuYBo-z).

When we were done with the interview, I immediately began hunting for new additions to my long-term study titled, The Path of Least Resistance. More than anything else, focusing on building out this study has done more for me in terms of increasing my focus and paying attention to the oft-overlooked small details of the world in front of us than any other exercise. I can’t recommend enough to allo... more »

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings III

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of returning back to Little ZigZag Falls, near the town of Rhododendron, with +Nicole S. Young, +Karen Hutton, and her husband, +Joe Dolister. In addition to spending some time capturing the serene beauty of this area, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Karen for an upcoming episode of her web-series, The Chat with Karen Hutton (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWJXxYz8S_GqJZRe4Cn_20PbfhHuYBo-z).

When we were done with the interview, I immediately began hunting for new additions to my long-term study titled, The Path of Least Resistance. More than anything else, focusing on building out this study has done more for me in terms of increasing my focus and paying attention to the oft-overlooked small details of the world in front of us than any other exercise. I can’t recommend enough to all of you to immerse yourself in a study that you feel strongly passionate about and invest in it. These sorts of things can take a long time to really start rocking. In my case, I’m going on my third year and am nowhere near being close to really breaking it open. But, in a way, that’s the best part.

I’m rolling out additions to this study at a slow pace and you can see the ones that I’ve already shared right over here: http://blog.brianmatiash.com/category/the-path-of-least-resistance/

I took this photo with my #SonyA7r  and the freaking amazing Sony A-mount 70-400mm/f4-5.6 telephoto zoom lens. It was lens compression city. Good stuff. Thankfully, the bundled tripod collar provided all the stability I needed with my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done with a custom preset that I built in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

#Landscape, #LongExposure, #Oregon, #PathOfLeastResistance, #Study___

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2014-08-23 16:54:34 (27 comments, 13 reshares, 318 +1s)

Create For Yourself

I know that this piece of advice has been shared many times before by me and by many other helpful people, but it warrants sharing again. Simply, create for yourself. Create whatever and however you want to create, on your terms. Share your creations with the world not for the paper-thin and fleeting affirmation of others, not for that ridiculous +1 or Like, but because, intrinsically, that is what you owe to yourself when you create. You will have your fans and detractors simply by virtue of creating something for yourself that you have shared. Expect and appreciate both for what they are and at an arm’s length. No one can define you or your work. They certain can try, and some will, but it’s on you to set your terms of who you are. And today, I want to share these inspirational words with the same intent that I share my photos—primarily to help myself and,hopef... more »

Create For Yourself

I know that this piece of advice has been shared many times before by me and by many other helpful people, but it warrants sharing again. Simply, create for yourself. Create whatever and however you want to create, on your terms. Share your creations with the world not for the paper-thin and fleeting affirmation of others, not for that ridiculous +1 or Like, but because, intrinsically, that is what you owe to yourself when you create. You will have your fans and detractors simply by virtue of creating something for yourself that you have shared. Expect and appreciate both for what they are and at an arm’s length. No one can define you or your work. They certain can try, and some will, but it’s on you to set your terms of who you are. And today, I want to share these inspirational words with the same intent that I share my photos—primarily to help myself and, hopefully, to help others who need it.

#Architecture, #Nature, #Oregon, #PacNW, #Sunset

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1tvRDdv___

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2014-08-21 04:03:27 (22 comments, 29 reshares, 473 +1s)

Nature juxtaposed

I remember beelining it to this tree the second I laid eyes on it upon first entering this area of White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs. Imagine being surrounded by miles of this undulating brain rock and off in the distance is a beautiful, solitary tree just sprouting up. I mean, how does this even happen? It just seemed so perfectly out of place and I couldn't have been happier about it.

I ended up using a Metabones adapter to connect my Canon 70-200 telephoto lens onto my #SonyA7  to maximize compression between the layers thru the image. The rock feet that I had attached to my +Really Right Stuff TQC-14 travel tripod was an MVP for this shoot because it allowed the legs to get a really good grip. Stylization was done using a custom cross-processed filter in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

Nature juxtaposed

I remember beelining it to this tree the second I laid eyes on it upon first entering this area of White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs. Imagine being surrounded by miles of this undulating brain rock and off in the distance is a beautiful, solitary tree just sprouting up. I mean, how does this even happen? It just seemed so perfectly out of place and I couldn't have been happier about it.

I ended up using a Metabones adapter to connect my Canon 70-200 telephoto lens onto my #SonyA7  to maximize compression between the layers thru the image. The rock feet that I had attached to my +Really Right Stuff TQC-14 travel tripod was an MVP for this shoot because it allowed the legs to get a really good grip. Stylization was done using a custom cross-processed filter in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-08-20 13:00:58 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)

Brian's Photo Tip: Using Panning to Add Motion To Your Photos

Earlier today, my latest article at +Photofocus® went live. In it, I discuss the creative potential of applying panning to your photos to get really cool results. Check it out!

Brian's Photo Tip: Using Panning to Add Motion To Your Photos

Earlier today, my latest article at +Photofocus® went live. In it, I discuss the creative potential of applying panning to your photos to get really cool results. Check it out!___

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2014-08-18 03:46:51 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 353 +1s)

Brian’s Photo Tip: Finding Creative Compositions

I know it probably sounds obvious but it certainly warrants making a post about the importance of finding a creative composition whenever you’ve got a camera in your hands. Of course, if you’re simply looking to take a photograph of a receipt or the storefront of a nearby restaurant for recall purposes, you could probably get away with ignoring the creative component of the composition. However, if your goal is to express yourself to others with your photography, there are few better ways to do so than by conveying it in a way that makes the viewer do a double take and actually start thinking about your photo.

One of the absolute greatest compliments someone could ever pay to me is by saying, “You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen X, Y or Z taken this way.” Now, so much of finding a creative composition comeswith the fram... more »

Brian’s Photo Tip: Finding Creative Compositions

I know it probably sounds obvious but it certainly warrants making a post about the importance of finding a creative composition whenever you’ve got a camera in your hands. Of course, if you’re simply looking to take a photograph of a receipt or the storefront of a nearby restaurant for recall purposes, you could probably get away with ignoring the creative component of the composition. However, if your goal is to express yourself to others with your photography, there are few better ways to do so than by conveying it in a way that makes the viewer do a double take and actually start thinking about your photo.

One of the absolute greatest compliments someone could ever pay to me is by saying, “You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen X, Y or Z taken this way.” Now, so much of finding a creative composition comes with the frame of mind that you’re in while you’re with your camera. It also helps to not force the situation if your muse just decided to pound back some shots at the local pub. Sometimes, all it takes is experimenting with a different focal length or an unusual vantage point, like a few inches off the ground. Hey, try shooting in the rain or in the dead of night with a flashlight. Do things differently. If you keep photographing the same way, odds are that you’ll end up with the same photos. Always be open to changing things up.

I took this photo in White Pocket, within the Vermilion Cliffs in Arizona. My good friend, +Chris Lazzery, was gracious enough to jump from one ridge to the other for this photo but because of the exertion (and because he had his own shooting to do), I only had two chances to get the photo. I used my #SonyA7  and my beloved Canon 15mm Fisheye Funkbuster lens. If there is one lens that can so radically change how you see the scene in front of you, it is a Fisheye. I had my +Really Right Stuff TQC-14 travel tripod as low down as I could while tilting the camera upward, giving me this really funky distortion in the brain rock. I set the camera to high burst mode and basically prayed that one of the frames had Chris in mid-air, full extension. Stylization was a basic treatment using Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

2014-08-16 16:44:35 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)

Listen, learn, and have some fun with the latest +Photofocus® Podcast

+Nicole S. Young and I had a blast waxing photography with the wonderful +Melissa Niu on the latest Photofocus podcast. As if that wasn't enough shenanigans, +Levi Sim kicks things off with two powerhouse photographers, +Tamara Lackey and +Peter Hurley.

Enjoy!

Listen, learn, and have some fun with the latest +Photofocus® Podcast

+Nicole S. Young and I had a blast waxing photography with the wonderful +Melissa Niu on the latest Photofocus podcast. As if that wasn't enough shenanigans, +Levi Sim kicks things off with two powerhouse photographers, +Tamara Lackey and +Peter Hurley.

Enjoy!___

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2014-08-16 02:30:13 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 268 +1s)

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings II

More info on my blog: http://bit.ly/1uDk7Vv

I felt that a new addition to my Path of Least Resistance study would be as good of a way to send of this work week as any. I’m still putting a lot of thought around how to best share the larger body of work that this study represents to me but once I have it all ironed out, rest assured that you’ll know too. In the meantime, here is a little ditty that I took at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, CA.

I took this photo with my #SonyA7  and Canon 24-70mm lens. The extra long legs of my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod made it really easy to perch myself above these rocks to get the photo. Finally, it’s not too often that I elect to apply a black and white treatment to my Path of Least Resistance photos but when I do, I absolutely go to Silver Efex Pro, part of the +NikCollect... more »

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings II

More info on my blog: http://bit.ly/1uDk7Vv

I felt that a new addition to my Path of Least Resistance study would be as good of a way to send of this work week as any. I’m still putting a lot of thought around how to best share the larger body of work that this study represents to me but once I have it all ironed out, rest assured that you’ll know too. In the meantime, here is a little ditty that I took at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, CA.

I took this photo with my #SonyA7  and Canon 24-70mm lens. The extra long legs of my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod made it really easy to perch myself above these rocks to get the photo. Finally, it’s not too often that I elect to apply a black and white treatment to my Path of Least Resistance photos but when I do, I absolutely go to Silver Efex Pro, part of the +Nik Collection by Google. There simply isn’t a better B&W conversion app on the market that touches the quality and level of control found here.___

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2014-08-15 00:42:55 (19 comments, 15 reshares, 151 +1s)

The +Peak Design Team is all up in here

TL;DR - Go back Peak Design's Slide and Clutch camera accessories at http://kck.st/1oNmVay  <24 hours to go!!!

A few days ago, my good bud, +Dave Veffer, told me about a new round of +Kickstarter products by the folks at +Peak Design Team. Dave has been a long time supporter of their products and was going on about their two new upcoming products, the Clutch and Slide - both are fresh takes on the camera hand strap and the sling, respectively. Now, next to my camera bag, my camera hand strap and sling are two of the most important accessories for me. So, after checking out their Kickstarter page, I immediately backed them for a Slide and three Clutches (one for each #Sony  A7/r/s).

Around the same time, we were introduced to +Peter Dering, who is the founder behind this awesome company, as well asbei... more »

The +Peak Design Team is all up in here

TL;DR - Go back Peak Design's Slide and Clutch camera accessories at http://kck.st/1oNmVay  <24 hours to go!!!

A few days ago, my good bud, +Dave Veffer, told me about a new round of +Kickstarter products by the folks at +Peak Design Team. Dave has been a long time supporter of their products and was going on about their two new upcoming products, the Clutch and Slide - both are fresh takes on the camera hand strap and the sling, respectively. Now, next to my camera bag, my camera hand strap and sling are two of the most important accessories for me. So, after checking out their Kickstarter page, I immediately backed them for a Slide and three Clutches (one for each #Sony  A7/r/s).

Around the same time, we were introduced to +Peter Dering, who is the founder behind this awesome company, as well as being a freaking cool hombre. I've since had a bunch of emails and a video hangout with him and am really excited about what they're working on. This morning, +Nicole S. Young and I had some packages delivered containing some gratis units of Peak Design's products to check out. So let me not mince words here:

These products are excellent. We only had one Sling sent and, being the super nice guy that I am, I let Nicole have it but can't wait for my Kickstarter Slide to be sent - it works that well. The two products that I am itching to test in the field are the Clutch (that you see here attached perfectly to the +Really Right Stuff L-Bracket on my Sony A7s) and the Capture Pro camera clip. The materials, usability and craftsmanship are better than just about any company's products in these product spaces and I have absolutely no qualms about promoting them.

Now - while the guys at Peak Design were super generous in sending us these products, both Nicole and I have kept our full backing because this is the exact sort of support that companies like Peak Design need to keep iterating and building better products for photographers.

If you're looking for a killer new camera hand strap or sling, do yourselves a favor and get in on their Kickstarter campaign. There is less than 24 hours to go so be sure to show your support!

http://kck.st/1oNmVay___

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2014-08-14 17:30:48 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)

Creating A Tilt Shift Effect Using +Snapseed On Your Mobile Device

I recently joined on as a contributing editor the the great +Photofocus® blog. My first article was just published and I go over a few easy steps to use the Tilt Shift filter in Snapseed to easily draw focus to a subject in your image. Enjoy!

Creating A Tilt Shift Effect Using +Snapseed On Your Mobile Device

I recently joined on as a contributing editor the the great +Photofocus® blog. My first article was just published and I go over a few easy steps to use the Tilt Shift filter in Snapseed to easily draw focus to a subject in your image. Enjoy!___

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2014-08-14 02:28:30 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 215 +1s)

Brian’s Photo Tip: Make Your Foreground Count

You’d think that it would be easy to find a strong and unique composition while standing in the middle of the Vermilion Cliffs during sunrise. Perhaps that’d be the case if you could freeze that perfect light for as long as you’d need but until that happens, it’s on you to find a way to create a compelling image even if you’re in totally unfamiliar terrain. A really solid rule to keep in mind is to make your foreground count. It sounds simple but it definitely requires a lot of practice to identify what elements satisfy a good foreground. I tend to look for identifying objects that either serve to draw the eye through the frame via leading lines or by contrasting themselves against the rest of the scene using color, light, or texture.

This photo was a bit hard to figure out. A big problem was that most of the brain rockwas the sam... more »

Brian’s Photo Tip: Make Your Foreground Count

You’d think that it would be easy to find a strong and unique composition while standing in the middle of the Vermilion Cliffs during sunrise. Perhaps that’d be the case if you could freeze that perfect light for as long as you’d need but until that happens, it’s on you to find a way to create a compelling image even if you’re in totally unfamiliar terrain. A really solid rule to keep in mind is to make your foreground count. It sounds simple but it definitely requires a lot of practice to identify what elements satisfy a good foreground. I tend to look for identifying objects that either serve to draw the eye through the frame via leading lines or by contrasting themselves against the rest of the scene using color, light, or texture.

This photo was a bit hard to figure out. A big problem was that most of the brain rock was the same color, making it more difficult to separate the foreground from the middle ground. I wasn’t really worried about the background because, as you can see, it was fantastic. So, to try and create the separation I needed, I splayed my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod legs out and brought my #SonyA7  down really low, filling the frame mostly with this brain rock. What I like most about it is that the vertical and horizontal striations help aid the eye through the frame, up to the brilliant sky. I was using a Canon 24-70mm/2.8 lens (via a Metabones adapter) and had it set to 24mm. Because the full tonal range of the scene was really great, I ended up bracketing three exposures and tone-mapping it using Photomatix Pro. I then applied a custom preset that I built using Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google. One additional filter that I applied in AEP2 was Bokeh. By rendering the top half of the frame slightly out of focus, it also help draw the eye to the foreground and create that separation that I was looking for.___

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2014-08-13 01:50:17 (13 comments, 10 reshares, 273 +1s)

Brian's Photo Tip: Using Natural Leading Lines

I love it when a plan comes together! At the time, the clouds in this frame would be the only ones visible for two days straight. I was certain that they’d disappear just in time for sunset and they surely did. However, having them present for this photo really was a blessing because the light was so terribly hard. That being said, getting this photo the way I had envisioned was not without its challenges.

In order to minimize how much of the sunny area I would include, I had to position my camera at this particular angle. It worked out in a way because it positioned Mt. Rainier on the top third of the frame, towards the right. The key now would be to find some sort of leading line to draw the viewers eye up to it. That’s when these blooming wildflowers came to the rescue! I just needed to find a patch that let me keep thiscame... more »

Brian's Photo Tip: Using Natural Leading Lines

I love it when a plan comes together! At the time, the clouds in this frame would be the only ones visible for two days straight. I was certain that they’d disappear just in time for sunset and they surely did. However, having them present for this photo really was a blessing because the light was so terribly hard. That being said, getting this photo the way I had envisioned was not without its challenges.

In order to minimize how much of the sunny area I would include, I had to position my camera at this particular angle. It worked out in a way because it positioned Mt. Rainier on the top third of the frame, towards the right. The key now would be to find some sort of leading line to draw the viewers eye up to it. That’s when these blooming wildflowers came to the rescue! I just needed to find a patch that let me keep this camera angle and the rest was history.

I took the photo with my #SonyA7r  and Sony 16-35/2.8 A-mount lens. Because my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod doesn’t have a center column, I was able to splay the legs out really wide and get low to the ground without obstruction. I used a 6-stop +Formatt-Hitech ND filter and a 3-stop Soft-Grad filter to help cut the light down, as well. The warm-vintage tone was achieved in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-08-12 04:02:22 (23 comments, 23 reshares, 475 +1s)

"Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget"

~RIP Robin Williams

You know that you, as a creative and citizen of the planet, have made an impact when your tragic passing evokes such an acute pang of sadness by so many millions of people around the world – people who you’ve never even met.

Admittedly, news of Robin Williams’ passing didn’t really hit me until after my meetings and tasks for the day were complete. Until that moment, it was just a flurry of screengrabs and portraits of the actor along with memorable quotes (this post notwithstanding) and a trending hashtag. It wasn’t until my brain downshifted gears that the sad news hit me. I’d never met Robin but I can tell you that his work as a comedian and actor, as well as his plights as a person suffering from depression, have had a very strong impact on me personally. The worldlost a trul... more »

"Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget"

~RIP Robin Williams

You know that you, as a creative and citizen of the planet, have made an impact when your tragic passing evokes such an acute pang of sadness by so many millions of people around the world – people who you’ve never even met.

Admittedly, news of Robin Williams’ passing didn’t really hit me until after my meetings and tasks for the day were complete. Until that moment, it was just a flurry of screengrabs and portraits of the actor along with memorable quotes (this post notwithstanding) and a trending hashtag. It wasn’t until my brain downshifted gears that the sad news hit me. I’d never met Robin but I can tell you that his work as a comedian and actor, as well as his plights as a person suffering from depression, have had a very strong impact on me personally. The world lost a truly monumental figure today.

I hope you’ve found your peace, Robin.

#RobinWilliams  ___

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2014-08-11 01:06:11 (15 comments, 23 reshares, 542 +1s)

The Soloist at Little ZigZag

It really isn't often at all that I'll go on a shoot by myself. I'll leave it to historians and psychotherapists to determine why this is the case with me but whenever I do go out on my own, I always tell myself that I should do it more often. Yesterday during the late afternoon, when the weather started to cool off a bit, I decided to jump into my Jeep and head to Little ZigZag Falls, near the town of Rhododendron. I'd been there a number of times in the past but not since moving back to Portland.

I had forgotten how thick the canopy of trees were, blocking most of the sunlight from hitting the surface. I definitely would not be needing my +Formatt-Hitech filters on this shoot. Fortunately, I had the entire area to myself and was able to take my time looking for new photos to make. No timeframe. No distractions. Just me, my camera,... more »

The Soloist at Little ZigZag

It really isn't often at all that I'll go on a shoot by myself. I'll leave it to historians and psychotherapists to determine why this is the case with me but whenever I do go out on my own, I always tell myself that I should do it more often. Yesterday during the late afternoon, when the weather started to cool off a bit, I decided to jump into my Jeep and head to Little ZigZag Falls, near the town of Rhododendron. I'd been there a number of times in the past but not since moving back to Portland.

I had forgotten how thick the canopy of trees were, blocking most of the sunlight from hitting the surface. I definitely would not be needing my +Formatt-Hitech filters on this shoot. Fortunately, I had the entire area to myself and was able to take my time looking for new photos to make. No timeframe. No distractions. Just me, my camera, and a whole lot of beautiful Oregon.

I created this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony 16-35/2.8 A-mount lens. My +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod had rock claw feet on, making it very easy to grapple the rocky floor. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-08-08 16:22:09 (28 comments, 59 reshares, 436 +1s)

Eagle Eye Rock

I cannot wait to get a crack at photographing Lower Antelope Canyon again. When I last visited with +Chris Lazzery and +Moe Chen, we were really limited in time due to the area closing for the day. There is a dizzying amount of ways you can photograph this narrow slot canyon and I truly feel that it's one of the best places in the world to refine how you see. If you haven't visited here, you owe it to yourself to carve it into your plans.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7 and Canon 15mm Funkbuster Fisheye lens. I recently gave my precious fisheye to +Nicole S. Young and replaced it with Sony's 16mm fisheye, dubbed Funkbuster: TNG. I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet but the few photos that it has produced are really awesome. On this trip, I brought my ultra-light +Really Right Stuff TQC-14/BH-30 tripod. I had the legs splayed out waywid... more »

Eagle Eye Rock

I cannot wait to get a crack at photographing Lower Antelope Canyon again. When I last visited with +Chris Lazzery and +Moe Chen, we were really limited in time due to the area closing for the day. There is a dizzying amount of ways you can photograph this narrow slot canyon and I truly feel that it's one of the best places in the world to refine how you see. If you haven't visited here, you owe it to yourself to carve it into your plans.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7 and Canon 15mm Funkbuster Fisheye lens. I recently gave my precious fisheye to +Nicole S. Young and replaced it with Sony's 16mm fisheye, dubbed Funkbuster: TNG. I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet but the few photos that it has produced are really awesome. On this trip, I brought my ultra-light +Really Right Stuff TQC-14/BH-30 tripod. I had the legs splayed out way wide to get low for this view. With regards to stylization, I was initially hesitant to edit this photo using Analog Efex Pro 2 (+Nik Collection by Google) because I wasn't sure how some of the filters would work against the scene. I did end up finding a particular combination of filters that worked nicely but ended up masking back in the original sky.___

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2014-08-08 04:19:59 (19 comments, 14 reshares, 368 +1s)

Early and lucky bird

I can't remember what obscene hour +Nicole S. Young and I woke up at to meet our driver/guide, who managed to get us to this spot before any other souls were there (aside from the security guards and vendors who were just beginning to set up shop for the day). This silhouette belongs to the famed Angkor Wat, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

However, despite best intentions, having a gorgeous sunrise is far from guaranteed. That was the case when shooting sunrise at Mt. Rainier National Park this weekend. 3:30AM wake up call for a totally fizzled sunrise. That's why I firmly believe that luck is a hugely important and oft-overlooked factor. Fortunately, luck favored us on this morning with a brilliant and beautiful display of colors and clouds.

I took this photo with my Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 24-105mm lens atop my +Really... more »

Early and lucky bird

I can't remember what obscene hour +Nicole S. Young and I woke up at to meet our driver/guide, who managed to get us to this spot before any other souls were there (aside from the security guards and vendors who were just beginning to set up shop for the day). This silhouette belongs to the famed Angkor Wat, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

However, despite best intentions, having a gorgeous sunrise is far from guaranteed. That was the case when shooting sunrise at Mt. Rainier National Park this weekend. 3:30AM wake up call for a totally fizzled sunrise. That's why I firmly believe that luck is a hugely important and oft-overlooked factor. Fortunately, luck favored us on this morning with a brilliant and beautiful display of colors and clouds.

I took this photo with my Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 24-105mm lens atop my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Because it was so dark out at the time, I didn't need any filters to get the 51 second exposure time. I had to time the sunrise so that I could get enough detail in the scene while also capturing the moving clouds.___

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2014-08-06 16:13:48 (14 comments, 16 reshares, 403 +1s)

Tranquility

There is a lot to be said about knowing when its time to move on and change your focus to different parts of your scene. When +Matt Kloskowski and I first arrived at the Reflection Lakes at Mt. Rainier National Park this weekend, the showstopper was obviously the mountain set in the distance, reflecting off of the water's surface. Given that we had a time constraint (we were scouting locations for the soon-to-arrive sunset), there were only so many ways to photograph the scene in front of me.

That's when I changed gears, so to speak. I actually changed lenses from my ultra-wide Sony 16-35mm to my super-long Sony 70-400mm and began scanning for subsets of the scene that looked interesting. Sure enough, once my eyes got used to isolating smaller segments instead of taking in the vast landscape, a number of beautiful photographic possibilities emerged. Thisp... more »

Tranquility

There is a lot to be said about knowing when its time to move on and change your focus to different parts of your scene. When +Matt Kloskowski and I first arrived at the Reflection Lakes at Mt. Rainier National Park this weekend, the showstopper was obviously the mountain set in the distance, reflecting off of the water's surface. Given that we had a time constraint (we were scouting locations for the soon-to-arrive sunset), there were only so many ways to photograph the scene in front of me.

That's when I changed gears, so to speak. I actually changed lenses from my ultra-wide Sony 16-35mm to my super-long Sony 70-400mm and began scanning for subsets of the scene that looked interesting. Sure enough, once my eyes got used to isolating smaller segments instead of taking in the vast landscape, a number of beautiful photographic possibilities emerged. This photo is one of my favorites from the day. It is simple, elegant and encapsulates the tranquility of this area. I like it far more than the wider shots I got with the mountain standing in relief.

The photo was taken with my +Sony A7r and my new favorite lens, the Sony A 70-400mm Big Boy, atop my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done by applying a +VSCO preset in Lightroom. #vscocam  ___

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2014-08-05 03:24:59 (82 comments, 30 reshares, 573 +1s)

The case of bad karma

TL;DR - Don't be a dick (gender neutral) to your fellow photographers and human beings.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting up with my good bud, +Matt Kloskowski, at Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, for a few days of scouting and photographing. Matt was there with two video crew from Kelby One, prepping a new course that will surely be a hit for all you landscape photographers.

Towards the end of my stay (I had to leave early for work purposes), we were scouting a potential sunrise shoot at Myrtle Falls, which is found in the Paradise area of the park. Because it was blazing hot out and because we were just scouting, all of us decided to simply carry one camera and one lens while leaving the tripods and heavy gear in the car. The only addition I had was my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer.

When we got to this... more »

The case of bad karma

TL;DR - Don't be a dick (gender neutral) to your fellow photographers and human beings.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting up with my good bud, +Matt Kloskowski, at Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, for a few days of scouting and photographing. Matt was there with two video crew from Kelby One, prepping a new course that will surely be a hit for all you landscape photographers.

Towards the end of my stay (I had to leave early for work purposes), we were scouting a potential sunrise shoot at Myrtle Falls, which is found in the Paradise area of the park. Because it was blazing hot out and because we were just scouting, all of us decided to simply carry one camera and one lens while leaving the tripods and heavy gear in the car. The only addition I had was my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer.

When we got to this location, I started setting up my shot and immediately realized that I could have really used an additional 3-stop ND filter due to the sun blaring tons of light. With my current setup, even at ISO50 and the aperture set to f/22, I couldn't quite get my desired 1/2" exposure to capture the motion of the little waterfall in the foreground. To my left was an older man donned in that prototypical photographer garb (no offense is meant here, but I defy you to debate me on this): he had his NatGeo safari vest, his Nikon safari hat, and what I think was either a NatGeo or Domke camera sack with all the add-on packs and accoutrements that go with it.

I really could have used a 3-stop filter, so I walked over to the elderly photographer and asked him if he had a 3-stop ND filter that I could use for 2-3 photos. It wouldn't have taken more than 3 minutes tops. He looks at me, looks down at my camera, and asks:

Will this be used in any commercial publication?

[oh man, what did I just get myself into]
I answer, nope.

He follows up with
Will it be posted on the internet?

I reply, absolutely.

Then I don't have one for you. was his reply, stated purely matter of fact.

Jaw slightly agape, I thanked him and immediately walked off to get a few photos with the gear that I had, resulting in the image you see here. Even as I type, I'm shaking my head at how tawdry people can be with their misplaced, overprotective behaviors as it relates to photography. At first, I felt rage. Then I felt pity. Then I knew what the topic of today's post would be. :)

The long and the short of it is that I really hope if ever a time comes when you have the choice of being such a dick to your fellow photographer in such a situation, using such warped rationale, you choose not to be one and thus make a nice deposit into your karma account. 

As for the photo itself, I used my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70 lens with the aforementioned +Formatt-Hitech 105mm CPL, handheld. The sky was pure blue and boring so I comped in another one for effect and then stylized in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-08-03 17:37:20 (17 comments, 27 reshares, 434 +1s)

Material design

I often lament having tree trunks and branches obstructing the views that I'm trying to photograph. It always seems like there is a gigantic fallen tree that makes its way to a waterfall, blocking a key component of it. The one at Oregon's Silver Falls State Park is legendary, as is the one at Ruckel Creek Falls. However, there are instances where a nice chunk of driftwood is a welcome addition, as is the case with this one taken at BZ Falls along the White Salmon River in Washington. The wood serves as a nice contrast against the stark rock and flowing water. Additionally, it provides a strong horizontal line against the predominantly vertical ones that were set up in this frame.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7 and recently-sold Canon 70-200mm/2.8 lens. I had a +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter to get me my 1/2 second exposure time and stylized inAn... more »

Material design

I often lament having tree trunks and branches obstructing the views that I'm trying to photograph. It always seems like there is a gigantic fallen tree that makes its way to a waterfall, blocking a key component of it. The one at Oregon's Silver Falls State Park is legendary, as is the one at Ruckel Creek Falls. However, there are instances where a nice chunk of driftwood is a welcome addition, as is the case with this one taken at BZ Falls along the White Salmon River in Washington. The wood serves as a nice contrast against the stark rock and flowing water. Additionally, it provides a strong horizontal line against the predominantly vertical ones that were set up in this frame.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7 and recently-sold Canon 70-200mm/2.8 lens. I had a +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter to get me my 1/2 second exposure time and stylized in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-08-02 18:54:40 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 245 +1s)

The ways and the means

I love it when I can find some unique elements to accentuate a rapid stream. This boulder was a perfect fit for this little bit of Fall Creek in Glide, OR. Not only did it provide a nice geometric presence but it also helped introduce color contrast with its green moss set against the blue water. It also serves as a fairly obtuse leading line, but I'll take what I can get. :)

The ways and the means

I love it when I can find some unique elements to accentuate a rapid stream. This boulder was a perfect fit for this little bit of Fall Creek in Glide, OR. Not only did it provide a nice geometric presence but it also helped introduce color contrast with its green moss set against the blue water. It also serves as a fairly obtuse leading line, but I'll take what I can get. :)___

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2014-08-02 02:52:50 (15 comments, 13 reshares, 265 +1s)

Happy Friday!

Cheers to a weekend filled with good people, great times, and delicious beer.

Shot with my +Sony RX100 Mk III, transferred via WiFi to my +OnePlus One and edited in +VSCO #vscocam #beer #pdx

Happy Friday!

Cheers to a weekend filled with good people, great times, and delicious beer.

Shot with my +Sony RX100 Mk III, transferred via WiFi to my +OnePlus One and edited in +VSCO #vscocam #beer #pdx___

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2014-08-01 03:58:23 (24 comments, 35 reshares, 571 +1s)

All paths lead

It's almost comical when you think about what it takes to get to this particularly picturesque waterfall. You may think it involved a mile or two hike across ever-ascending terrain or a track of loose rock that hugs the side of a rapid stream. In either case, you'd be wrong. The path could barely be called a path. Namely, you park your car at a fairly obvious parking area on the side of the road and walk out 100 feet to the foot of these falls.... and you're there. It's really almost not fair.... but I will not complain if you won't.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r, which I use pretty much exclusively for landscape photography. I had my Sony FE 24-70 and +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter on to give me a 1/2 second exposure - the perfect shutter speed to capture this sort of water movement. I wouldn't actually have been able to get thisp... more »

All paths lead

It's almost comical when you think about what it takes to get to this particularly picturesque waterfall. You may think it involved a mile or two hike across ever-ascending terrain or a track of loose rock that hugs the side of a rapid stream. In either case, you'd be wrong. The path could barely be called a path. Namely, you park your car at a fairly obvious parking area on the side of the road and walk out 100 feet to the foot of these falls.... and you're there. It's really almost not fair.... but I will not complain if you won't.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r, which I use pretty much exclusively for landscape photography. I had my Sony FE 24-70 and +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter on to give me a 1/2 second exposure - the perfect shutter speed to capture this sort of water movement. I wouldn't actually have been able to get this particular photo if it wasn't for my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. The exceptionally long telescoping legs let me get the camera into position that required serious length. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-07-30 01:57:50 (18 comments, 33 reshares, 455 +1s)

The little hiding places

As beautiful as Mt. Hood looks as it reflects off the surface of Trillium Lake, it didn't take long for my freakishly short attention span to wane, causing me to meander along lake's trail. The sunrise was ok but it really was the little, oft-overlooked things about the area that really kept my attention going. For example, I absolutely loved stumbling (figuratively, fortunately) onto this tree stump that was shrouded in grass and plants. It made for a perfect foreground element and allowed the tree line in the background to serve as a little afterthought.

This photo was taken using my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70 lens, both sitting atop my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 sticks. In order to glass the water over, I used a 3-stop ND filter by +Formatt-Hitech. Stylization was pretty much done exclusively in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +NikC... more »

The little hiding places

As beautiful as Mt. Hood looks as it reflects off the surface of Trillium Lake, it didn't take long for my freakishly short attention span to wane, causing me to meander along lake's trail. The sunrise was ok but it really was the little, oft-overlooked things about the area that really kept my attention going. For example, I absolutely loved stumbling (figuratively, fortunately) onto this tree stump that was shrouded in grass and plants. It made for a perfect foreground element and allowed the tree line in the background to serve as a little afterthought.

This photo was taken using my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70 lens, both sitting atop my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 sticks. In order to glass the water over, I used a 3-stop ND filter by +Formatt-Hitech. Stylization was pretty much done exclusively in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-07-29 20:28:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

I can't wait to dive into +Vivienne Gucwa's first book, NY Through the Lens. I've been a longtime big fan of her work and it's wonderful to be able to support my friends' projects... especially one that holds extra value for me as a native Brooklynite. Congratulations on this, Vivienne - you rock!

If you're interested in pre-ordering your copy, you can do so here: http://amzn.to/1qJ5ZJE

I can't wait to dive into +Vivienne Gucwa's first book, NY Through the Lens. I've been a longtime big fan of her work and it's wonderful to be able to support my friends' projects... especially one that holds extra value for me as a native Brooklynite. Congratulations on this, Vivienne - you rock!

If you're interested in pre-ordering your copy, you can do so here: http://amzn.to/1qJ5ZJE___

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2014-07-29 02:50:57 (15 comments, 18 reshares, 385 +1s)

The Joys of Landscape Photography - A Hangout-on-Air Event

Over the past four-or-so years, I've fallen deeply in love with landscape and nature photography. There almost doesn't need to be a specific reason to explain why we get up and stay up thru ungodly hours or put ourselves in crazy positions to break bones or worse... break gear. It is in the experience of standing in front of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places, marveling, and capturing it for the world to enjoy.

At 5:00PM Pacific/US, this Thursday, July 31st, I'd love it if you can join the wonderful +Nicole S. Young and me as we share our experiences and tips on Landscape Photography. We'll cover our entire process from preparing to packing to executing and finally to organizing/editing. This HOA will be hosted by two of my good friends and awesome photographers, +Rob Sylvan and +Randy VanD... more »

The Joys of Landscape Photography - A Hangout-on-Air Event

Over the past four-or-so years, I've fallen deeply in love with landscape and nature photography. There almost doesn't need to be a specific reason to explain why we get up and stay up thru ungodly hours or put ourselves in crazy positions to break bones or worse... break gear. It is in the experience of standing in front of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places, marveling, and capturing it for the world to enjoy.

At 5:00PM Pacific/US, this Thursday, July 31st, I'd love it if you can join the wonderful +Nicole S. Young and me as we share our experiences and tips on Landscape Photography. We'll cover our entire process from preparing to packing to executing and finally to organizing/editing. This HOA will be hosted by two of my good friends and awesome photographers, +Rob Sylvan and +Randy Van Duinen. I really hope you can make it.

RSVP here: https://plus.google.com/events/case91v8jo5t6n4d63isddtc6mo___

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2014-07-27 14:37:23 (36 comments, 27 reshares, 556 +1s)

Sunrise over Trillium Lake

This morning turned into quite the Google+ par-tay as a slew of photographers met at Trillium Lake to photograph a rather anticlimactic sunrise. Rounding out the hit parade were the locals: +Brian Bonham +Nicole S. Young and +Lars Gustafson. We also had some visitors with +Brad Sloan and +Gretchen Chappelle, who is in town from Sydney. Finally, we had a serendipitous visit by Mr. Nomad, +Scott Jarvie. Even though the sunrise was tame, the jokes and zings made up for it.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and new Sony 70-400mm A-mount lens. I transferred it to my +OnePlus One via wifi and edited it in +VSCO.

#mobilefirst #vscocam

Sunrise over Trillium Lake

This morning turned into quite the Google+ par-tay as a slew of photographers met at Trillium Lake to photograph a rather anticlimactic sunrise. Rounding out the hit parade were the locals: +Brian Bonham +Nicole S. Young and +Lars Gustafson. We also had some visitors with +Brad Sloan and +Gretchen Chappelle, who is in town from Sydney. Finally, we had a serendipitous visit by Mr. Nomad, +Scott Jarvie. Even though the sunrise was tame, the jokes and zings made up for it.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and new Sony 70-400mm A-mount lens. I transferred it to my +OnePlus One via wifi and edited it in +VSCO.

#mobilefirst #vscocam___

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2014-07-25 17:10:18 (18 comments, 20 reshares, 419 +1s)

The great waterfall primer

Latourell Falls, found within the Columbia River Gorge, is one of the best waterfalls to visit when you're first entering the foray of this particular type of photography. There is a newly paved parking lot, the falls offers two easy-to-access vantage points via paved trails, and getting down to the surface doesn't require much effort at all. It is the first waterfall stop along the famed circuit along Oregon's famed Columbia River Gorge Historic Byway (Hwy 30).

Despite visiting these falls many times, there is never any shortage of photos to create, thanks to the constantly changing weather and constantly changing focal lengths. :) If you ever have a chance to visit this beautiful area, do not miss Latourell Falls.

I took this photo recently when +Scott Kelby and +Brad Moore visited +Nicole S. Young and me. Scott needed ago... more »

The great waterfall primer

Latourell Falls, found within the Columbia River Gorge, is one of the best waterfalls to visit when you're first entering the foray of this particular type of photography. There is a newly paved parking lot, the falls offers two easy-to-access vantage points via paved trails, and getting down to the surface doesn't require much effort at all. It is the first waterfall stop along the famed circuit along Oregon's famed Columbia River Gorge Historic Byway (Hwy 30).

Despite visiting these falls many times, there is never any shortage of photos to create, thanks to the constantly changing weather and constantly changing focal lengths. :) If you ever have a chance to visit this beautiful area, do not miss Latourell Falls.

I took this photo recently when +Scott Kelby and +Brad Moore visited +Nicole S. Young and me. Scott needed a good waterfall shot and Latourell immediately became my #1 choice (partly due to the fact that the Multnomah Falls bridge was canopied and under construction after a boulder damaged part of it). I had my +Sony A7 perched atop my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L sticks. The weather was pretty overcast but I still needed my +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter to get the shutter speed up to about 1.5". Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

Purchase this print: http://bit.ly/1l1i70W___

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2014-07-24 16:40:16 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 370 +1s)

The Path of Least Resistance, Solitary II

I've been working on a number of new additions to my study called The Path of Least Resistance. This is part of a larger project that I've been working on in my spare time for almost two years now and am looking forward to bringing it to the next phase soon!

Whenever I'm out photographing waterfalls, oceans, rivers, or streams, I'm constantly on the hunt for these types of photos. They're often overlooked for the main draw in the area but they shouldn't be! There is so much simple beauty in observing the elegance of water in motion on a small scale.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7 and used a light +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter to help get the shutter speed where I needed it to be (usually around 1/2 second). Stability came from using my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L sticks and BH-55 ballhead.St... more »

The Path of Least Resistance, Solitary II

I've been working on a number of new additions to my study called The Path of Least Resistance. This is part of a larger project that I've been working on in my spare time for almost two years now and am looking forward to bringing it to the next phase soon!

Whenever I'm out photographing waterfalls, oceans, rivers, or streams, I'm constantly on the hunt for these types of photos. They're often overlooked for the main draw in the area but they shouldn't be! There is so much simple beauty in observing the elegance of water in motion on a small scale.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7 and used a light +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter to help get the shutter speed where I needed it to be (usually around 1/2 second). Stability came from using my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L sticks and BH-55 ballhead. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-07-23 16:14:33 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 200 +1s)

Hazy moments

I took this photo on my one and only visit to the Sutro Baths in San Francisco. It's the sort of place that I immediately regret not spending more time at while I was a resident of northern California but I have made a resolution to return there on my subsequent visits. The area has tons to offer photographically and I've only recently began sifting through the images taken that evening to edit and share.

I took this photo using my +Sony A7 and used a low ISO coupled with a 3-stop ND from +Formatt-Hitech to get me the exposure time needed to glass over the water. The vintage fade and split-toning were done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

Purchase this print: http://bit.ly/1pb6IfY

Hazy moments

I took this photo on my one and only visit to the Sutro Baths in San Francisco. It's the sort of place that I immediately regret not spending more time at while I was a resident of northern California but I have made a resolution to return there on my subsequent visits. The area has tons to offer photographically and I've only recently began sifting through the images taken that evening to edit and share.

I took this photo using my +Sony A7 and used a low ISO coupled with a 3-stop ND from +Formatt-Hitech to get me the exposure time needed to glass over the water. The vintage fade and split-toning were done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

Purchase this print: http://bit.ly/1pb6IfY___

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2014-07-21 20:29:56 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 319 +1s)

Happy birthday, +Brian Bonham!!

Having Brian, and by extension, his family, in my life is simply further proof of how profoundly impactful Google+ can be. I met Brian in the very, very early days of this network's existence, on some random HOA that was going on. In those early frontier days, we were all just testing out all of the cool features that the Google+ engineers were building.

After moving to Portland, Brian and his family became an integral part of my life. We've spent Thanksgiving together, Christmas together, we've traveled to all sorts of places together. And if that weren't enough, it was Brian who +Nicole S. Young and I chose to officiate our marriage. As The Most High Reverend, Brian executed our vows with his wonderful wife, +Kathi Bonham, as our witness. And then we drank.... lots. :)

I'm not sure why Brian has his... more »

Happy birthday, +Brian Bonham!!

Having Brian, and by extension, his family, in my life is simply further proof of how profoundly impactful Google+ can be. I met Brian in the very, very early days of this network's existence, on some random HOA that was going on. In those early frontier days, we were all just testing out all of the cool features that the Google+ engineers were building.

After moving to Portland, Brian and his family became an integral part of my life. We've spent Thanksgiving together, Christmas together, we've traveled to all sorts of places together. And if that weren't enough, it was Brian who +Nicole S. Young and I chose to officiate our marriage. As The Most High Reverend, Brian executed our vows with his wonderful wife, +Kathi Bonham, as our witness. And then we drank.... lots. :)

I'm not sure why Brian has his birthday blocked from public notification but it won't stop me from sending big birthday wishes his way. Happy birthday, dude. You're one of my closest friends and I love ya like a brother even if you are old enough to be my dad. See ya for wings tonight!

#Brimance  ___

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2014-07-21 01:16:03 (26 comments, 22 reshares, 432 +1s)

Over the river and through the woods

Today was a day of redemption for me, +Brian Bonham and his son, Alex (it should have been for +Nicole S. Young, as well, but she stayed home recovering from her recent appendectomy). About six weeks ago, all four of attempted to make our way to Big Spring Creek Falls in Washington but my Ford Escape was pitifully deterred by some mild snow and ice, forcing us to turn back. The next day, I traded in the Escape for my beloved Jeep Wrangler and now I welcome such deterrents. In fact, I cherish them.

Today, the three of us successfully made it to Big Spring Creek Falls and it truly is one of my favorite that I've photographed so far. It is a gorgeous, three-tiered waterfall with each tier offering unique compositions and geology to frame up. All in all, I think we ended up spending close to two hours there and will absolutely return once... more »

Over the river and through the woods

Today was a day of redemption for me, +Brian Bonham and his son, Alex (it should have been for +Nicole S. Young, as well, but she stayed home recovering from her recent appendectomy). About six weeks ago, all four of attempted to make our way to Big Spring Creek Falls in Washington but my Ford Escape was pitifully deterred by some mild snow and ice, forcing us to turn back. The next day, I traded in the Escape for my beloved Jeep Wrangler and now I welcome such deterrents. In fact, I cherish them.

Today, the three of us successfully made it to Big Spring Creek Falls and it truly is one of my favorite that I've photographed so far. It is a gorgeous, three-tiered waterfall with each tier offering unique compositions and geology to frame up. All in all, I think we ended up spending close to two hours there and will absolutely return once Nicole finishes healing up.

This photo was taken with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70 lens using a 3-Stop ND filter stacked with a Circular Polarizer, both made by +Formatt-Hitech. The camera was perched above my TVC-34L +Really Right Stuff tripod for height and stability. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

Purchase this print: http://bit.ly/1muBNJO___

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2014-07-18 00:44:06 (33 comments, 4 reshares, 148 +1s)

I'm officially part of the +Sony Artisans of Imagery Program!

I'm super excited to announce that I am joining a small group of esteemed Sony photographers in a new program that's officially launching in a few months called the Sony Associate Artisans of Imagery program!

As you may know, I've been shooting exclusively with Sony cameras since the A7 was released (I've since added an A7r to my arsenal and will be getting an A7s next week). I've had amazing experiences with these cameras and look forward to working closely with the great folks at Sony to help ensure a bright future with their digital imaging platform!

I'm sure more news will come but for now, I'm just super excited to be able to share the news!

I'm officially part of the +Sony Artisans of Imagery Program!

I'm super excited to announce that I am joining a small group of esteemed Sony photographers in a new program that's officially launching in a few months called the Sony Associate Artisans of Imagery program!

As you may know, I've been shooting exclusively with Sony cameras since the A7 was released (I've since added an A7r to my arsenal and will be getting an A7s next week). I've had amazing experiences with these cameras and look forward to working closely with the great folks at Sony to help ensure a bright future with their digital imaging platform!

I'm sure more news will come but for now, I'm just super excited to be able to share the news!___

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2014-07-17 04:24:34 (22 comments, 30 reshares, 516 +1s)

Where my mind goes

I've written before about the catharsis I experience whenever I immerse myself in editing photos. There is a certain harmony and peace of mind that comes with simply getting lost in crafting your own photo. As far as I'm concerned, it's as good of an elixir as any medicine.

Today was an especially trying day for me at work, one that certainly took a lot out of me and brought a level of frustration that I can't really recall having before. Thankfully, everything is just fine but I do count myself as fortunate for having my photos, like this sunset over the Grand Canyon, to restore some emotional and mental balance, allowing me to wake up even-keeled and on the right foot.

As for the technical details of the photo, it is a two-exposure manual blend using my +Sony A7. The composite was done with +Adobe Photoshop and the stylizationw... more »

Where my mind goes

I've written before about the catharsis I experience whenever I immerse myself in editing photos. There is a certain harmony and peace of mind that comes with simply getting lost in crafting your own photo. As far as I'm concerned, it's as good of an elixir as any medicine.

Today was an especially trying day for me at work, one that certainly took a lot out of me and brought a level of frustration that I can't really recall having before. Thankfully, everything is just fine but I do count myself as fortunate for having my photos, like this sunset over the Grand Canyon, to restore some emotional and mental balance, allowing me to wake up even-keeled and on the right foot.

As for the technical details of the photo, it is a two-exposure manual blend using my +Sony A7. The composite was done with +Adobe Photoshop and the stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-07-16 02:28:16 (17 comments, 51 reshares, 511 +1s)

Complex order

I’m down in Mountain View visiting Google HQ for the week and in preparation for that, I edited a batch of photos that I’m sharing while I’m down here. You’ve gotta love a streamlined cloud-based photos solution that allows me to have access to every ready-to-share photo from wherever in the world I am, regardless of the device that I’m using. The future is certainly going to be amazing for digital photographers.

I’m going back to Lower Antelope Canyon for today’s image. I can’t explain just how amazing this location is – for those who have already visited here, you’ll undoubtedly agree with me. When we arrived here, we sadly only had about 90 minutes to explore before the area closed, so time was of the essence. It would be a dizzying and futile attempt to describe how intricate the formations are here. Lines, curves, and waves of rockundulating and mean... more »

Complex order

I’m down in Mountain View visiting Google HQ for the week and in preparation for that, I edited a batch of photos that I’m sharing while I’m down here. You’ve gotta love a streamlined cloud-based photos solution that allows me to have access to every ready-to-share photo from wherever in the world I am, regardless of the device that I’m using. The future is certainly going to be amazing for digital photographers.

I’m going back to Lower Antelope Canyon for today’s image. I can’t explain just how amazing this location is – for those who have already visited here, you’ll undoubtedly agree with me. When we arrived here, we sadly only had about 90 minutes to explore before the area closed, so time was of the essence. It would be a dizzying and futile attempt to describe how intricate the formations are here. Lines, curves, and waves of rock undulating and meandering in every direction, forming such narrow pathways that you often have to pass through sideways. If you happen to find yourself in this area, you absolutely have to make it a place to visit.

I took five bracketed photos with my +Sony A7 and Canon 15mm Funkbuster Fisheye lens. All of the crazy curves with the rocks played perfectly into the crazy radial distortion of the fisheye lens. Tonemapping was done with Photomatix Pro and stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-07-15 02:09:45 (13 comments, 30 reshares, 469 +1s)

Dip in the water

If there is one type of photography that has held my interest longer than any other, it has to be long exposure photography. It really is an interesting irony when you think about it: you’re using a photograph – a snapshot of an instance – to convey something as ethereal and fluid as motion. More than anything else, I find the qualities of moving water to be some of the most beautiful things that I could photography. I could return to the same place over and over and still find different ways to convey it. I suppose it’s a good thing, then, that I’m able to live where I do. :)

I took this photo at Panther Creek Falls in Washington. I used my +Sony A7 and Canon 15mm Funkbuster Fisheye lens to exploit the curving scenery. The long exposure was possible due to my wonderful +Formatt-Hitech ND filters. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part ofthe +Nik Co... more »

Dip in the water

If there is one type of photography that has held my interest longer than any other, it has to be long exposure photography. It really is an interesting irony when you think about it: you’re using a photograph – a snapshot of an instance – to convey something as ethereal and fluid as motion. More than anything else, I find the qualities of moving water to be some of the most beautiful things that I could photography. I could return to the same place over and over and still find different ways to convey it. I suppose it’s a good thing, then, that I’m able to live where I do. :)

I took this photo at Panther Creek Falls in Washington. I used my +Sony A7 and Canon 15mm Funkbuster Fisheye lens to exploit the curving scenery. The long exposure was possible due to my wonderful +Formatt-Hitech ND filters. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-07-13 23:40:19 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 236 +1s)

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Deutschland! Großer Sieg!

Despite the rather anticlimactic final match of the FIFA World Cup, the solitary goal scored by Mario Gotze in extra-time play was beautifully struck. If you had to land a goal for your country's win, that was a truly great way to do so. So with that, I want to send a big CONGRATULATIONS, GERMANY! on your monumental victory - enjoy your country's celebrations! But know that we'll be seeing you again in 2018. ;)

To commemorate Germany's win today, I dug into my shoot in Berlin earlier this year. This is the famed Fernsehturm Berlin, a beautiful radio tower located near Alexanderplatz. I took a stroll around this area shortly before meeting up for lunch with my friend, +James Duncan Davidson and a few +Wunderlist Android engineers. It was taken with my +Sony A7 and Canon 24-70/2.8 II. Stylization wasdone in... more »

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Deutschland! Großer Sieg!

Despite the rather anticlimactic final match of the FIFA World Cup, the solitary goal scored by Mario Gotze in extra-time play was beautifully struck. If you had to land a goal for your country's win, that was a truly great way to do so. So with that, I want to send a big CONGRATULATIONS, GERMANY! on your monumental victory - enjoy your country's celebrations! But know that we'll be seeing you again in 2018. ;)

To commemorate Germany's win today, I dug into my shoot in Berlin earlier this year. This is the famed Fernsehturm Berlin, a beautiful radio tower located near Alexanderplatz. I took a stroll around this area shortly before meeting up for lunch with my friend, +James Duncan Davidson and a few +Wunderlist Android engineers. It was taken with my +Sony A7 and Canon 24-70/2.8 II. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

Purchase this print: http://bit.ly/1nuQWQj___

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2014-07-12 17:57:49 (19 comments, 11 reshares, 343 +1s)

+Kodak Matiash - The Mud Dog

I was actually prepping to share a photo that I recently took at BZ falls when I came across the album of Kodak photos taken a few weeks back at his favorite place in the world - Thousand Acres near Troutdale, OR. Given the heat wave that Portland is experiencing now, I thought it'd be fun to share a photo with cooler temps and refreshing rain. It looks like we'll be hovering in the high 90's - low 100's for the next week so I guess it's good that I'll be heading down to Mountain View on Monday, where the temps are about 20 degrees cooler.

This photo was taken handheld using my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70/4 lens. I simply applied a +VSCO preset (Fuji Provia 400x) in Lightroom and made some minor custom adjustments.

Stay cool and enjoy your weekend, everyone!

+Kodak Matiash - The Mud Dog

I was actually prepping to share a photo that I recently took at BZ falls when I came across the album of Kodak photos taken a few weeks back at his favorite place in the world - Thousand Acres near Troutdale, OR. Given the heat wave that Portland is experiencing now, I thought it'd be fun to share a photo with cooler temps and refreshing rain. It looks like we'll be hovering in the high 90's - low 100's for the next week so I guess it's good that I'll be heading down to Mountain View on Monday, where the temps are about 20 degrees cooler.

This photo was taken handheld using my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70/4 lens. I simply applied a +VSCO preset (Fuji Provia 400x) in Lightroom and made some minor custom adjustments.

Stay cool and enjoy your weekend, everyone!___

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2014-07-11 16:47:45 (11 comments, 17 reshares, 102 +1s)

Why do people love Google+ so much? (ie. You rock, +martin shervington)

You could say that I am exposed to a fairly wide array of user sentiment here on Google+. It's a comes with the territory sort of thing and one that I wholly embrace. And while I definitely admit to my tendency of focusing on the fly in the ointment as it relates to a lot of the posts that I'm +mentioned into daily, every now and then, someone shares a post that brims with so much positive energy and good spirit that it just recharges me and serves as a reminder as to why I love doing what I do here.

So thank you, +martin shervington, for putting this wonderful post together. It means a great deal to a lot of people, including all of the hard working engineers, product managers, UX designers, and Ops folks at Google who have worked tremendously hard to build and expand on this... more »

Why do people love Google+ so much? (ie. You rock, +martin shervington)

You could say that I am exposed to a fairly wide array of user sentiment here on Google+. It's a comes with the territory sort of thing and one that I wholly embrace. And while I definitely admit to my tendency of focusing on the fly in the ointment as it relates to a lot of the posts that I'm +mentioned into daily, every now and then, someone shares a post that brims with so much positive energy and good spirit that it just recharges me and serves as a reminder as to why I love doing what I do here.

So thank you, +martin shervington, for putting this wonderful post together. It means a great deal to a lot of people, including all of the hard working engineers, product managers, UX designers, and Ops folks at Google who have worked tremendously hard to build and expand on this wonderful platform.

Most of all, though, it's our wonderful users (ie YOU!) who make Google+ so special. All of you took what we built and created so many vast and diverse communities, anchored atop common interests, ranging from the arts to geography to cooking to sports to science to you name it!

So, once again, thank you all for making Google+ so awesome! Now go get ready to enjoy the weekend!

h/t +Dave Besbris ___

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2014-07-11 01:43:48 (11 comments, 21 reshares, 357 +1s)

The precarious path

A few months ago, +Matt Kloskowski, +Hudson Henry, +Rick LePage and I headed out to the Oregon coast to take a crack at photographing Thor's Well at sunset. Our evening yielded great results although it came at the expense of Matt nearly falling into a somewhat substantial chasm and totally twisting his ankle (I wish I recorded it). Before actually reaching Thor's Well, we stopped at this little beach area (I can't recall the spot) to take advantage of the beautiful rocky scenes that our coastline is famous for.

I used my +Sony A7 to capture several exposures of this particular scene as the waves came crashing in. I was able to get just the right exposure thanks to my +Formatt-Hitech CPL filter, which cut out about two stops of light. I then composited the best of three exposures in Photoshop, resulting in this photo. Stylization was done in... more »

The precarious path

A few months ago, +Matt Kloskowski, +Hudson Henry, +Rick LePage and I headed out to the Oregon coast to take a crack at photographing Thor's Well at sunset. Our evening yielded great results although it came at the expense of Matt nearly falling into a somewhat substantial chasm and totally twisting his ankle (I wish I recorded it). Before actually reaching Thor's Well, we stopped at this little beach area (I can't recall the spot) to take advantage of the beautiful rocky scenes that our coastline is famous for.

I used my +Sony A7 to capture several exposures of this particular scene as the waves came crashing in. I was able to get just the right exposure thanks to my +Formatt-Hitech CPL filter, which cut out about two stops of light. I then composited the best of three exposures in Photoshop, resulting in this photo. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.___

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2014-07-10 02:13:45 (30 comments, 24 reshares, 447 +1s)

Last light

I've been on a photo editing kick over the past few days, going through my backlog because I haven't had much time to shoot new stuff recently. I don't know how it is for all of you but I find that I'm usually able to get through editing three-or-so images before my creative juices start to run low. The concept of batch editing photos really doesn't fit into my workflow, as I'm sure many of you can relate to, and so I try to be extra aware of when I feel like creativity-fatigue begins to set in. That's usually when I hide Lightroom and go downstairs because tomorrow, after all, is another day!

I took this image at the Old Davenport Pier, California back in min-January. Getting to the beach in this area really requires timing things properly as far as the tide goes. When you can time the sunset alongside the tide going out, all it takes is... more »

Last light

I've been on a photo editing kick over the past few days, going through my backlog because I haven't had much time to shoot new stuff recently. I don't know how it is for all of you but I find that I'm usually able to get through editing three-or-so images before my creative juices start to run low. The concept of batch editing photos really doesn't fit into my workflow, as I'm sure many of you can relate to, and so I try to be extra aware of when I feel like creativity-fatigue begins to set in. That's usually when I hide Lightroom and go downstairs because tomorrow, after all, is another day!

I took this image at the Old Davenport Pier, California back in min-January. Getting to the beach in this area really requires timing things properly as far as the tide goes. When you can time the sunset alongside the tide going out, all it takes is climbing down and walking over. Just make sure you get back before the tide starts coming back in!

For this image, I paired up my +Sony A7 with my Canon 24-70/2.8 II (this was before I picked up the Sony FE 24-70). I had my +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter on, giving me a nice 2-second exposure time, allowing to capture the motion of the water without blowing out the sun.

Purchase this print: http://bit.ly/1k7axBl___

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2014-07-08 16:36:47 (5 comments, 22 reshares, 238 +1s)

The Tireless Flow

It has been way too long since I'd paired up my +Sony A7 with my Canon 15mm Funkbuster fisheye lens. The world is always so much more interesting when you add copious amounts of radial distortion. They key is finding the right elements in your frame that benefit, as it were, from bending and stretching. I always try to put anything with linear qualities around the edges of the frame because that is the region where distortion is most prevalent. It's always a fun experiment and one that constantly reinvigorates my urge to create.

I took this photo back in February, while visiting Panther Creek Falls in Washington state. It's easily one of my favorite places to visit. I used my Sony A7 along with the aforementioned Canon 15mm Fisheye lens (via a Metabones adapter). The camera was kept rock solid still thanks to my trusty +Really Right... more »

The Tireless Flow

It has been way too long since I'd paired up my +Sony A7 with my Canon 15mm Funkbuster fisheye lens. The world is always so much more interesting when you add copious amounts of radial distortion. They key is finding the right elements in your frame that benefit, as it were, from bending and stretching. I always try to put anything with linear qualities around the edges of the frame because that is the region where distortion is most prevalent. It's always a fun experiment and one that constantly reinvigorates my urge to create.

I took this photo back in February, while visiting Panther Creek Falls in Washington state. It's easily one of my favorite places to visit. I used my Sony A7 along with the aforementioned Canon 15mm Fisheye lens (via a Metabones adapter). The camera was kept rock solid still thanks to my trusty +Really Right Stuff tripod (can't live without them). Editing was done pretty much all in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google. All in a day's work.

Purchase this print: http://bit.ly/1jbL8v4___

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2014-07-08 02:51:19 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 244 +1s)

Happy birthday, mate!

Well, in all of its miraculous wonder, Google Now popped up a card on my new lil LG G Watch to let me know that it's my friend, +Trey Ratcliff's birthday. It really has been a pleasure hanging, shooting, drinking and working with you over the years and I have no doubt that you only has more crazy stuff up your sleeve to share with the world.

So, my friend, I lift a glass up for you tonight. Enjoy your day even though it's probably well past being over on your side of the globe. Here's a little throwback to when we roamed the mean streets of Shinjuku, hustling those Yakuza and dropping Yen like rain.

...or something like that. :)

Happy birthday, mate!

Well, in all of its miraculous wonder, Google Now popped up a card on my new lil LG G Watch to let me know that it's my friend, +Trey Ratcliff's birthday. It really has been a pleasure hanging, shooting, drinking and working with you over the years and I have no doubt that you only has more crazy stuff up your sleeve to share with the world.

So, my friend, I lift a glass up for you tonight. Enjoy your day even though it's probably well past being over on your side of the globe. Here's a little throwback to when we roamed the mean streets of Shinjuku, hustling those Yakuza and dropping Yen like rain.

...or something like that. :)___

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2014-07-06 16:34:49 (15 comments, 25 reshares, 340 +1s)

Tokyo in Motion II

Shortly before calling it quits for the evening, +Trey Ratcliff and I decided to take our chances on getting access to the top floor of the nearby Shibuya Hotel Excel Tokyu for some high-in-the-sky photos of the framed Shibuya Crossing. This endeavor turned out to be easier than expected - all we did was strike up a quick chat with some English speaking hotel guests who were sympathetic to our cause. A few minutes later and we were perched against the window overlooking this crazy intersection.

I think we had about 20 minutes or so of solid photo-taking time before a security guard stumbled onto us, asked to see our hotel keycards, and then asked us to leave. At this point, we queued up our clueless tourist apologies and meandered back to the hotel elevators. All in a day's work!

You can see the rest of my Tokyo in Motion series... more »

Tokyo in Motion II

Shortly before calling it quits for the evening, +Trey Ratcliff and I decided to take our chances on getting access to the top floor of the nearby Shibuya Hotel Excel Tokyu for some high-in-the-sky photos of the framed Shibuya Crossing. This endeavor turned out to be easier than expected - all we did was strike up a quick chat with some English speaking hotel guests who were sympathetic to our cause. A few minutes later and we were perched against the window overlooking this crazy intersection.

I think we had about 20 minutes or so of solid photo-taking time before a security guard stumbled onto us, asked to see our hotel keycards, and then asked us to leave. At this point, we queued up our clueless tourist apologies and meandered back to the hotel elevators. All in a day's work!

You can see the rest of my Tokyo in Motion series here: http://bit.ly/tokyoinmotion___

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2014-07-05 17:20:23 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 79 +1s)

A duo of cuties!

These are my two nieces, Ashlyn and her older sis, Lily. I love these two munchkins and get such a kick at how they're growing into their own personalities. They obliged me when I asked to take their photo during the sacred Purchasing of the Fireworks event the other day and now I get to share a few of the results. Pinch-able cheeks^max.

Both images were taken with my +Sony A7, transferred to my +OnePlus One, and edited in the +VSCO app before sharing.

#vscocam   #4thofjuly   #july4th   #mobileworkflow  

A duo of cuties!

These are my two nieces, Ashlyn and her older sis, Lily. I love these two munchkins and get such a kick at how they're growing into their own personalities. They obliged me when I asked to take their photo during the sacred Purchasing of the Fireworks event the other day and now I get to share a few of the results. Pinch-able cheeks^max.

Both images were taken with my +Sony A7, transferred to my +OnePlus One, and edited in the +VSCO app before sharing.

#vscocam   #4thofjuly   #july4th   #mobileworkflow  ___

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2014-07-04 16:24:43 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 159 +1s)

Happy 4th, 'murica!

I love the vibe that surges through the towns here in Nebraska, part of the heartland of America. I'm spending this holiday with family here in Lincoln and based on the fireworks spree that we went on yesterday, it's safe to say that the night sky will be filled with lots of beautiful colors.

To all of my American friends, have a happy and safe 4th of July! To all of my international mates, enjoy the weekend!

#July4th   #4thofJuly     #murica  

Happy 4th, 'murica!

I love the vibe that surges through the towns here in Nebraska, part of the heartland of America. I'm spending this holiday with family here in Lincoln and based on the fireworks spree that we went on yesterday, it's safe to say that the night sky will be filled with lots of beautiful colors.

To all of my American friends, have a happy and safe 4th of July! To all of my international mates, enjoy the weekend!

#July4th   #4thofJuly     #murica  ___

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2014-07-03 16:59:30 (13 comments, 17 reshares, 255 +1s)

Tokyo in Motion

The other day, I finished putting together a little project that I started while I was in Tokyo. It is based on a very basic observation: Tokyo and its denizens are in a constant state of motion. It's actually quite beautiful to see in action. Last year, on my Portfolio page, I added a Special Projects section reserved for these sorts of cohesive collections and the newest one is called Tokyo in Motion. I'll be sharing some images from this project over the next few days.

If you want to see the collection as a whole, you can do so here: http://www.brianmatiash.com/Pages/Special-Projects/Tokyo-In-Motion

Tokyo in Motion

The other day, I finished putting together a little project that I started while I was in Tokyo. It is based on a very basic observation: Tokyo and its denizens are in a constant state of motion. It's actually quite beautiful to see in action. Last year, on my Portfolio page, I added a Special Projects section reserved for these sorts of cohesive collections and the newest one is called Tokyo in Motion. I'll be sharing some images from this project over the next few days.

If you want to see the collection as a whole, you can do so here: http://www.brianmatiash.com/Pages/Special-Projects/Tokyo-In-Motion___

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2014-06-30 17:17:18 (19 comments, 23 reshares, 319 +1s)

Beauty in every corner

I tend to get turned off at plans that focus solely around what’s at the destination. For example, as much as I want to be able to see every waterfall in the Pacific Northwest, I’m much more excited to visit the trails that offer as much along the journey as they do at the destination. It’s along the journey that I tend to find some of the more interesting things to photograph – the little things that are much easier to overlook than what’s usually the ‘big payoff’ at the end. Little cascading waterfalls and streams are found all over the place on certain trails. All it takes is slowing down the pace of the journey to see them and figure out how to best represent them to all of you. Luckily, there is no shortage of trails to visit up here and I’m going to make sure that I trek along as many as I can with camera in hand and eyes wide open.
Purchase t... more »

Beauty in every corner

I tend to get turned off at plans that focus solely around what’s at the destination. For example, as much as I want to be able to see every waterfall in the Pacific Northwest, I’m much more excited to visit the trails that offer as much along the journey as they do at the destination. It’s along the journey that I tend to find some of the more interesting things to photograph – the little things that are much easier to overlook than what’s usually the ‘big payoff’ at the end. Little cascading waterfalls and streams are found all over the place on certain trails. All it takes is slowing down the pace of the journey to see them and figure out how to best represent them to all of you. Luckily, there is no shortage of trails to visit up here and I’m going to make sure that I trek along as many as I can with camera in hand and eyes wide open.

Purchase this print: http://bit.ly/PrintPurchaseTheJourney___

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2014-06-29 03:44:17 (38 comments, 38 reshares, 582 +1s)

Happy birthday, Google+!

Those of you who know me well enough know the finer points as to why I have so much love for and dedication to Google+. It has affected my life in such profound ways, personally and professionally, and even after joining Google and the amazing Google+ Photos team a year and a half ago, I still find myself amazed at what my talented team is cooking up for the future of these parts.

I spent this 3rd birthday photographing some of the gorgeous landscapes that Oregon has to offer with two people who I never would have met if it weren't for Google+, +Nicole S. Young and +David Daniels. It was the first time I had the opportunity to let my new Jeep Wrangler get properly muddy as we headed to Lower Butter Creek Falls and Abiqua Falls, pictured here. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend this birthday.

But really, these birthday... more »

Happy birthday, Google+!

Those of you who know me well enough know the finer points as to why I have so much love for and dedication to Google+. It has affected my life in such profound ways, personally and professionally, and even after joining Google and the amazing Google+ Photos team a year and a half ago, I still find myself amazed at what my talented team is cooking up for the future of these parts.

I spent this 3rd birthday photographing some of the gorgeous landscapes that Oregon has to offer with two people who I never would have met if it weren't for Google+, +Nicole S. Young and +David Daniels. It was the first time I had the opportunity to let my new Jeep Wrangler get properly muddy as we headed to Lower Butter Creek Falls and Abiqua Falls, pictured here. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend this birthday.

But really, these birthday wishes and thanks go out to you, our users! Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories, photos, and thoughts. Thanks for forging ahead and creating lasting, lifelong friendships (and maybe more!) with other users. You guys 'n gals make this place as special as it is and you rock for it - so Happy Birthday!!!

#GooglePlusBirthday  ___

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2014-06-27 18:28:42 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 189 +1s)

#PaintUSA

W00t! Go USA! #WorldCup  

Check out our post via +Google+ Photos to learn how you can show your own country pride! https://plus.google.com/+GPhotos/posts/VUhBnkzjRKh

#PaintUSA

W00t! Go USA! #WorldCup  

Check out our post via +Google+ Photos to learn how you can show your own country pride! https://plus.google.com/+GPhotos/posts/VUhBnkzjRKh___

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