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Brian Matiash has been at 25 events

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Peak Design Team686Join 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 00:50:00132 
Wick Sakit1,187,629Ladies 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 15:00:0025 
Karen Hutton1,727,487I'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 02:00:0070 
Wick Sakit1,187,629Join 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 19:30:0042 
Frederick Van Johnson542,486This 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 02:46:0119 
Matt Glastonbury1,305,343Meet 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 14:30:0022 
Kelly DeLay1,341,596Join 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 04:00:005 
Google+8,333,739The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034122 
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 03:00:0017 
Thomas Hawk7,419,357One 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 23:30:00127 
The Weather Channel2,040,896Upload 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 06:00:001310 
Nicole S. Young2,162,559I'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 20:00:0025 
Google+ Photos3,783,173The 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 03:00:00211 
Google+ Photos3,783,173Take 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 00:00:00966 
Trey Ratcliff7,902,152Meeting 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 17:30:001377 
Trey Ratcliff7,902,152We 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 04:00:00577 
Google+ Photos3,783,173Often 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 22:00:00229 
Google+ Photos3,783,173DescriptionThe 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 01:00:00217 
Chris Chabot105,282Dave 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 23:00:0054 
Lisa Donchak15,835Hi 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 18:00:0028 
Google+ Photos3,783,173Google+ 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 00:00:00258 
Trey Ratcliff7,902,152This'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 04:00:00264 
Drink And Click™ SF527Wow, 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 17:00:0068 
Nicole S. Young2,162,559Join 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 18:00:00148 
Brian Matiash1,424,205I 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 00:00:00133 

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Jacob Dix28,035FolloweenSo I just came up with this word #Folloween. And so, I decided to share this circle of #Mobilographers . Please follow these brilliant and lovely people. If you were notified, you are in the circle. Do feel free to share it. Site || http://www.mobilography.netPage || +Mobilography​Community || http://goo.gl/ROrYI0Tags || #Mobilography #MobilePhotography #SmartphonePhotography2014-10-31 15:33:5127022539
Harry Day10,043Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-31 12:40:25496014
CAT kitten3,124CATkitten Circles – 5th day:♦ Circle 05 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!♦ Cercle 05 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!♦ Círculo 05 – hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it.Online photography magazines you may like:• http://www.besttopphotographer.com/  • http://stunningmoment.com/2014photography.php • http://www.PhotoExtract.com/  #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircles   #cercle   #circle   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circles   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circuloscompartidos   #circulos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   #MYCIRCLES   #mycircle   #publiccircle   2014-10-24 11:15:59499011
Robert Connor21,604Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles 2014-10-21 07:07:16495226
Gailen Mapes68,712Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: 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 October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 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 +2014-10-08 11:05:28148001
Becky Collins17,064Famous Photographers 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 ?2014-10-04 05:03:06483000
Serkan Mutan1,819"my photographer friends" II#photographer   #photographers   #sharedcircles   #photography     #naturephotography   #photography   #photo   #photos   #wild   #wildlifephotography   #birdphotography   #sharedpubliccircles   #bestphotographer   #birdphotographers   #publicsharedcircle  2014-09-20 08:56:57465429
Serkan Mutan1,791"my photographer friends"#photographer   #photographers   #sharedcircles   #photography    #naturephotography   #photography   #photo   #photos   #wild   #wildlifephotography   #birdphotography   #sharedpubliccircles   #bestphotographer   #birdphotographers   #publicsharedcircle  2014-09-19 19:26:344057213
Denyse Landry40,553Cercle Engagement V.1.Commitment Circle V. 1.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages . #sharedpubliccircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #findcircles   #topsharedcircle   #bestengagers   #topongoogle   #googleplusphotos   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek   #thankyoucircle   #bestcircleshare   #topphotographer  2014-09-09 20:55:3932623431
Gailen Mapes67,546Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: 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 September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 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 +2014-09-08 10:04:40144758
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 22:45:32178206
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 08:05:40492338
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 05:16:124763112
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 13:11:565006110
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 10:28:43134228
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 01:55:47501107
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 15:04:3482231114
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 13:08:21500003
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 05:54:12500001
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 05:03:174777219
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 12:34:0943016916
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 02:32:17501012
Tourej Ansari16,880News Update CIRCLE SHARESRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #TechNews #EntertainmentNews #SportsNews #WorldNews #USNews #BusinessNews2014-05-12 10:46:52476231041
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 10:49:10140348
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 09:53:094944113
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 00:26:311801002169
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 06:24:48496004
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 19:40:39495221583
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 10:16:02501518
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 12:59:42501215
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 21:08:59425105
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 22:47:58480738
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 10:52:561412211
Jiri Papakiriakos8,357My personal "MUSTSEE" circle of photographersContains great photographers only. Hand picked :)2014-04-07 09:21:2999101
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 15:25:36432622658
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:16:32388135
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:12:27388124
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:11:55389122
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:11:09389022
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:10:40389649
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 12:30:108110118
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 12:34:05146326
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
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 17:17:184787010
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023
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 15:12:36462483276
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 03:11:48801037
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 12:12:081444411
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 07:45:58497543383

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2014-10-22 13:35:03 (124 comments, 4 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Mostly a curiousity poll

Which one do you prefer? Bonus points if you can leave thoughtful, non-trolly, reasons why as comments. I'm genuinely curious. Again, please keep this one intellectually thoughtful. :)

#Android   #Apple  

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2014-10-09 01:29:33 (25 comments, 42 reshares, 653 +1s)Open 

The Elegance of a Juniper Tree

When we first arrived at Dead Horse Point outside of Moab, Utah, I walked right by this picturesque juniper tree. I guess I was more focused on the massive expanse of contouring earth to my left as I meandered down the rim trail. It wasn’t until my fellow photographer, +Randy Van Duinen, kindly pointed it out by showing me his comp on the back of his camera. Once he showed me where it was, I instantly started buzzing around it, trying to find an optimal view that didn’t include the other adjacent tourists. There was one person, in particular, who was intent on having a thorough conversation on his cell phone. After a few attempts of trying to get his attention, another tourist passing by was kind enough to get him to move.

The more I look at my photos of this tree, the more elegant I find it to be. We’ll be photographing this area again atsunri... more »

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2014-10-26 01:30:49 (48 comments, 34 reshares, 738 +1s)Open 

The Product of Erosion and Time at Latourell Falls

Last weekend, +Brian Bonham and I took a drive to the first few stops along the historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway 30 to spend some long-overdue time with waterfalls. After an uneventful-yet-windy stop at the Women’s Forum, we made our way to the first waterfall, Latourell Falls. There is so much that this particular waterfall has to offer, although this water levels were lower than I had ever remembered, likely due to the very hot and dry summer. Still, there were some great opportunities to leave the ultra-wide angle lens in the bag and focus on nabbing more detail shots. At the base of this waterfall is a wonderful boulder with lots of cracks forming its surface. I had to wait for the right winds to kick in, pushing the falling water onto it, creating this gorgeous cascading effect as it made its way to the pool. There werea ... more »

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2014-08-29 16:37:22 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 262 +1s)Open 

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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2014-10-31 00:02:08 (19 comments, 23 reshares, 394 +1s)Open 

Sunrise in the city

Last night, while noshing on a delicious plate of pad thai, my good bud and newest member of the +onOne family, +Matt Kloskowski, asked if I wanted to go shoot sunrise at Central Park with our mutual friend and amazing Portland-based photographer, Hudson Henry. Despite my sheer loathing over having to cut into my 16 hours of beauty sleep, I told him that I’d be there… and sure enough, I was! The three of us headed into Central Park, marching towards the Bow Bridge with grand plans to photograph some of the beautiful architecture bathed in that lovely orange light as it reflected off of the lake with a sky full of beautiful, wispy clouds.

Alas, the best laid plans never do turn out quite the way you envision. We had the beautiful architecture, the reflection, and even a bit of lovely orange light but no clouds. So, I did what I normally do: I turnedaroun... more »

Sunrise in the city

Last night, while noshing on a delicious plate of pad thai, my good bud and newest member of the +onOne family, +Matt Kloskowski, asked if I wanted to go shoot sunrise at Central Park with our mutual friend and amazing Portland-based photographer, Hudson Henry. Despite my sheer loathing over having to cut into my 16 hours of beauty sleep, I told him that I’d be there… and sure enough, I was! The three of us headed into Central Park, marching towards the Bow Bridge with grand plans to photograph some of the beautiful architecture bathed in that lovely orange light as it reflected off of the lake with a sky full of beautiful, wispy clouds.

Alas, the best laid plans never do turn out quite the way you envision. We had the beautiful architecture, the reflection, and even a bit of lovely orange light but no clouds. So, I did what I normally do: I turned around. Behind us was a row of benches covered in rain and behind that was a row of trees and behind that was the sun busting through. I experimented with a few different perspectives until settling for one where my tripod was straddling one of the benches at an angle where the sunburst was fully visible. Shortly after this, we all rallied to find a free taxi cab to get us to our hotels and then off to the Javits Center to kick off the first day of the 2014 PhotoPlus Expo. The rest is left for the storybooks.

This is a three exposure tone-mapped HDR image that I took with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 lens, sitting on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. I tone-mapped the brackets in Photomatix Pro and stylized by applying a VSCO preset in Lightroom and then refining to taste.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1tm9rcX

‪#‎CentralPark‬, ‪#‎Mirrorless‬, ‪#‎SonyAlpha‬, ‪#‎HDR‬, ‪#‎NYC‬, ‪#‎Photography‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬, ‪#‎Sunrise‬ ‪#‎VSCOcam‬___

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2014-08-18 03:46:51 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 359 +1s)Open 

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.___

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2014-10-02 15:53:08 (18 comments, 20 reshares, 318 +1s)Open 

A Quick Photo Tip - Use Your Feet

The impetus for this photo tip came from standing at Oxbow Bend in Grand Tetons National Park last week during sunset. I had come to learn that this area is very popular for photographers because of the way the Snake River meanders through, while also providing a picturesque reflection of Mount Moran. On this particular afternoon, though, it was quite clear that sunset was likely not going to be a jaw-dropper. We had a really thick layer of low-hanging clouds that ended up blocking a good amount of the sun’s glow. Still, we were steadfast in capturing whatever we were given.

About 30 minutes before the actual sunset, though, I noticed a firing line of photographers begin to form around me and some of my fellow workshop attendees (we had gotten to the spot about 90 minutes prior to sunset). What surprised me was that once these photographersp... more »

A Quick Photo Tip - Use Your Feet

The impetus for this photo tip came from standing at Oxbow Bend in Grand Tetons National Park last week during sunset. I had come to learn that this area is very popular for photographers because of the way the Snake River meanders through, while also providing a picturesque reflection of Mount Moran. On this particular afternoon, though, it was quite clear that sunset was likely not going to be a jaw-dropper. We had a really thick layer of low-hanging clouds that ended up blocking a good amount of the sun’s glow. Still, we were steadfast in capturing whatever we were given.

About 30 minutes before the actual sunset, though, I noticed a firing line of photographers begin to form around me and some of my fellow workshop attendees (we had gotten to the spot about 90 minutes prior to sunset). What surprised me was that once these photographers placed their tripods down, that is where they would stay. Now, I fully understand the importance of securing a good location to frame up a strong shot… if the conditions were looking to be ideal. However, when it is clear that the sunset isn’t going to amount to much, why not work on diversifying the photos you take home from that shoot?

If there’s one thing that creates a wave of disenchantment over me, it’s coming home, importing my photos, and seeing that 98% of them… are exactly the same. That’s why, as I was standing here at Oxbow Bend, I made it a point to try different spots. Even if it meant giving up the perfect location, I’d rather have variety. So, my simple advice to you is to keep a mental clock going in your head. Unless you absolutely have to be standing in the very same spot with a very good purpose, keep a timer going and after so many minutes, try moving around. You never know what you may end up seeing as a result.

This is a three-exposure HDR image created by converting them into a 32-bit TIFF file using Photoshop’s HDR Pro and then saving it back to Lightroom for editing. Kudos to +Rob Sylvan for showing me that trick. I used my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70mm lens on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. The height that this tripod afforded me allowed me to clear my view of the distracting objects in the foreground. Stylization was done using Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1sP5zmf

‪#‎GrandTetons‬, ‪#‎PhotoTip‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬___

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2014-08-31 17:34:12 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

How To Avoid Tension With Your Photos

When I took this photo of some brush and brain rock in White Pocket, Arizona, the sun had just risen and each minute that elapsed afterward began adding more and more harsh light to my scene. Time was of the essence. My job as a photographer is to maximize this fleeting time to find a photo that looks good while finessing my camera and lens to compose it accordingly. When I took this photo, I didn’t allow myself to chimp for more than a second, just long enough to ensure a proper exposure, before trying out something else.

Later, when I analyzed the photo in greater detail, I realized that my choice of framing introduced tension with the primary focus point: the brush. I cleaned up and processed the image but kept the tension intact for illustration purposes. When you look at the bottom of the frame, do you get a sense of unease over thep... more »

How To Avoid Tension With Your Photos

When I took this photo of some brush and brain rock in White Pocket, Arizona, the sun had just risen and each minute that elapsed afterward began adding more and more harsh light to my scene. Time was of the essence. My job as a photographer is to maximize this fleeting time to find a photo that looks good while finessing my camera and lens to compose it accordingly. When I took this photo, I didn’t allow myself to chimp for more than a second, just long enough to ensure a proper exposure, before trying out something else.

Later, when I analyzed the photo in greater detail, I realized that my choice of framing introduced tension with the primary focus point: the brush. I cleaned up and processed the image but kept the tension intact for illustration purposes. When you look at the bottom of the frame, do you get a sense of unease over the proximity of those three little bushes to the edge? What about with that hard shadow on the lower left corner of the frame? That uneasy feeling is a result of tension that’s introduced when key and high-contrast elements are either in very close proximity or intersect with the edges of your frame.

So here are some basic photo tips to avoid tension with your photos. An obvious solution would have been for me to either zoom out or take a few steps back to allow for more breathing room. Another modern solution would have been to simply clone out the offending areas or even to expand the canvas and see how well Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill would work to fill in the gaps.

Above all else, I recommend practicing PIRL (Photoshop In Real Life) or getting it right in camera. I can’t stress enough the importance of training yourself to scan all four corners of your frame before you trip the shutter. Make sure your edges are clear of any distracting elements and that you afford enough space between any key focus points and the edge. Making this part of your standard behind-the-camera workflow will have a huge impact in establishing more thoughtful and effective framing of your photos.

#phototips   #arizona   #nature   #landscape   #PIRL  ___

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2014-10-11 16:28:35 (25 comments, 18 reshares, 330 +1s)Open 

The +Sony FE 16-35mm F4 vs Delicate Arch

The last time I visited Arches National Park was just about 10 years ago. I was 10 years younger and… many pounds lighter. I made the hike to Delicate Arch last time and remember it being a fun one. Not so much yesterday. If there ever was a reason to really start shedding to extra loving pounds, it was the condition of my body as I hoofed up the trail. Fortunately, my Sony mirrorless gear load was significantly lighter than if I had my older dSLR gear, so I had that going for me. 

We got to the bowl of Delicate Arch about an hour before sunset and, because it is a holiday weekend in the US, the entire place was literally swarming with other people. It’s understandable, really. Everyone, including our group, were visiting for the same reasons and we all have the same right to enjoy this spectacular monument.Fortu... more »

The +Sony FE 16-35mm F4 vs Delicate Arch

The last time I visited Arches National Park was just about 10 years ago. I was 10 years younger and… many pounds lighter. I made the hike to Delicate Arch last time and remember it being a fun one. Not so much yesterday. If there ever was a reason to really start shedding to extra loving pounds, it was the condition of my body as I hoofed up the trail. Fortunately, my Sony mirrorless gear load was significantly lighter than if I had my older dSLR gear, so I had that going for me. 

We got to the bowl of Delicate Arch about an hour before sunset and, because it is a holiday weekend in the US, the entire place was literally swarming with other people. It’s understandable, really. Everyone, including our group, were visiting for the same reasons and we all have the same right to enjoy this spectacular monument. Fortunately, the crowd was able to agree with itself to keep the overall arch clear of ‘people-obstructions’ for the entirety of the sunset, which all of the photographer were undoubtedly grateful for.

Even better is what happens once the sun goes down. Within a few minutes after the sunset, a mass exodus of people began shuffling back down for dinner or drinks or whatever. The bottom line was that the population of the bowl went from several hundred to about 20 people. It was wonderful. It was also the perfect time for me to continue putting the not-yet-released Sony FE 16-35mm F4 ultra-wide angle to use with my Sony A7r. I meant to use my A7s, as it’s a freaking monster in low light conditions, but I forgot to switch bodies. Regardless, I’m pleased to say that this lens continues to be a total champ, performing wonderfully in the field. Once again, a big thanks to +Randy Van Duinen for being such an awesome trooper and workshop leader. In addition to his full gear load, he also brought up all of the lighting gear needed to light up Delicate Arch. Not only did we have perfect conditions for a very comfortable night shoot, the moon also stayed below the horizon long enough for us to get some beautiful start shots of our Milky Way galaxy. I composited five separate layers in Photoshop CC, combining the different sections that we light painted, and then applied a quick +VSCO preset in Lightroom for stylization.

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

#‎ArchesNP‬, ‪#‎DelicateArch‬, ‪#‎Lightpainting‬, ‪#‎NightPhotography‬, ‪#‎Sony‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬, ‪#‎SonyFE1635‬, ‪#‎Stars‬, ‪#‎VSCOCam‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Photography‬___

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2014-10-09 15:53:52 (15 comments, 21 reshares, 327 +1s)Open 

The Unreleased +Sony FE 16-35mm Lens vs the Tower of Babel

Last night, we drove out to Courthouse Tower View in Arches National Park and spent a few hours light painting the surrounding formations in the area. While the actual temperature was exceptionally comfortable (you didn’t even need a jacket or gloves), the sky was totally socked over with thick clouds, preventing even the full moon from shining its light down. Still, that did not prevent our motley bard from lathering these gigantic rocks with millions of candlepower worth of light. I’m relatively new to light-painting but am rapidly learning best practices and techniques thanks to +Randy Van Duinen and +Rob Sylvan While +Nicole S. Young and Rob went off to light paint the Three Gossips, Randy and I took our time illuminating the Tower of Babel.

If you’ve never seen it, let me simply say that itis rather... more »

The Unreleased +Sony FE 16-35mm Lens vs the Tower of Babel

Last night, we drove out to Courthouse Tower View in Arches National Park and spent a few hours light painting the surrounding formations in the area. While the actual temperature was exceptionally comfortable (you didn’t even need a jacket or gloves), the sky was totally socked over with thick clouds, preventing even the full moon from shining its light down. Still, that did not prevent our motley bard from lathering these gigantic rocks with millions of candlepower worth of light. I’m relatively new to light-painting but am rapidly learning best practices and techniques thanks to +Randy Van Duinen and +Rob Sylvan While +Nicole S. Young and Rob went off to light paint the Three Gossips, Randy and I took our time illuminating the Tower of Babel.

If you’ve never seen it, let me simply say that it is rather gigantic… especially when you’re standing just 30 or 40 feet from it. It was also the perfect time to test out an advanced copy of the new Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 lens that was sent to me yesterday. Let me not mince words here – this lens is fantastic! It put out images so sharp, I could slice bread with it. Corner to corner, it output beautiful photos. So, rest assured that this is a very worthy lens to add to your arsenal. I’ll be putting it to more use in an hour or so when we head back to for more landscape shooting.

I used my Sony A7s with the aforementioned Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 lens. The Sony A7s is such a freaking champ with low-light photography. Initially, I just set my ISO to 16,000 and exposed a quick 1″ shot. I’m then presented with a photo so bright, you’d swear it was daytime. It makes composing at night an absolute breeze. I had the camera sitting on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod, safely planted into the ground with my rock feet.

This is actually a five image composite, where I blended in each illuminated section of Courthouse Rock. It was a pretty easy task in Photoshop by simply using the Lighten blending mode from layer to layer. Stylization was done using Color Efex Pro 4, part of the +Nik Collection by Google. Again, big thanks to Randy for hiking wayyyyy off into the desert to side-light the rock, thereby casting really pleasing shadows and adding depth. My favorite panel was the edge light that we saved for the end. Just look at the very left side of the rock and you’ll see what I mean. It really ties the image together.

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

‪#‎ArchesNP‬, ‪#‎Lightpainting‬, ‪#‎Sony‬, ‪#‎SonyA7s‬, ‪#‎SonyFE1635‬, ‪#‎UtahNight‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Photography‬___

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2014-09-02 14:18:59 (20 comments, 18 reshares, 375 +1s)Open 

Bandon on my mind

I’m about 90 minutes away from board a flight back down to Las Vegas to attend my 10th Photoshop World show and all I can think about is Face Rock sitting on the shore in Bandon, OR. I’ve only been to Bandon once, coincidentally with my good bud, +Matt Kloskowski, one of the key instructors at Photoshop World. Who knows? Maybe we’ll hit it up again on one of his next visits ’round these parts.

#Oregon #Bandon #FaceRock #Landscape #LongExposure #Photography

Bandon on my mind

I’m about 90 minutes away from board a flight back down to Las Vegas to attend my 10th Photoshop World show and all I can think about is Face Rock sitting on the shore in Bandon, OR. I’ve only been to Bandon once, coincidentally with my good bud, +Matt Kloskowski, one of the key instructors at Photoshop World. Who knows? Maybe we’ll hit it up again on one of his next visits ’round these parts.

#Oregon #Bandon #FaceRock #Landscape #LongExposure #Photography___

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2014-09-01 17:56:40 (17 comments, 15 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

I, Creator: Growing On Your Own Terms
Article link: http://bit.ly/1x1ZHaO

My new article for +Photofocus® was just published, where I share some anecdotal stories about what I have found about my own growth as a photographer and lay out some tips on how to avoid the obstacles preventing that growth.

Enjoy!

I, Creator: Growing On Your Own Terms
Article link: http://bit.ly/1x1ZHaO

My new article for +Photofocus® was just published, where I share some anecdotal stories about what I have found about my own growth as a photographer and lay out some tips on how to avoid the obstacles preventing that growth.

Enjoy!___

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2014-10-07 15:58:30 (15 comments, 23 reshares, 308 +1s)Open 

Add Texture For More Depth

I have so much admiration for photographers who can masterfully overlay textures on top of their photos. One of my favorite people who is a virtuoso in this area is +Alan Shapiro. When I see one of his texturized files, my jaw simply drops. Admittedly, I don’t think I’m the most proficient in this realm of stylization but always love experimenting. Often times, I’ll turn to overlaying textures when I have a lot of negative space that isn’t contributing to the overall composition of the photo and would be served better by having some content take its place. Other times, I’ll look for a colorized texture file that can add a unique tint to the photo, as was the case with this image of the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan.

I took this photo handheld, straight out of my hotel window (in Roppongi Hills) during sunrise one morning. I used my +Sony A7and Sony Ze... more »

Add Texture For More Depth

I have so much admiration for photographers who can masterfully overlay textures on top of their photos. One of my favorite people who is a virtuoso in this area is +Alan Shapiro. When I see one of his texturized files, my jaw simply drops. Admittedly, I don’t think I’m the most proficient in this realm of stylization but always love experimenting. Often times, I’ll turn to overlaying textures when I have a lot of negative space that isn’t contributing to the overall composition of the photo and would be served better by having some content take its place. Other times, I’ll look for a colorized texture file that can add a unique tint to the photo, as was the case with this image of the Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan.

I took this photo handheld, straight out of my hotel window (in Roppongi Hills) during sunrise one morning. I used my +Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss FE 24-70mm while using my jacket as a shade of sorts to help reduce the glare from the light bouncing off the window glass. The stylization and texture (Rice Paper Light) were applied using +onOne's Perfect Effects 8.5.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1s9H5lz

‪#‎Japan‬, ‪#‎SonyA7‬, ‪#‎Tokyo‬, ‪#‎TokyoTower‬, ‪#‎Architecture‬___

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2014-09-21 16:47:32 (12 comments, 18 reshares, 380 +1s)Open 

Quintessential San Francisco

The crazy-hot weather in the Portland area has continued this weekend, so I decided to turn to editing a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco just after sunset. The weather was certainly more favorable than it is here today. With that being said, the overcast skies and cooling rain are already forecasted for later this week, but I’ll be taking in some gorgeous landscape scenes at Tetons National Park in Wyoming. Sooooo excited!

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

Quintessential San Francisco

The crazy-hot weather in the Portland area has continued this weekend, so I decided to turn to editing a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco just after sunset. The weather was certainly more favorable than it is here today. With that being said, the overcast skies and cooling rain are already forecasted for later this week, but I’ll be taking in some gorgeous landscape scenes at Tetons National Park in Wyoming. Sooooo excited!

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

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2014-09-24 17:49:41 (26 comments, 40 reshares, 563 +1s)Open 

Sunrise over Mormon Row

Well, we arrived at Jackson Hole, WY late last night, got a few hours of shut eye, and made our way out to photograph sunrise at the historic barns on Mormon Row in Grand Tetons National Park. Given that this is my first time in the state of Wyoming, I couldn’t have asked for better weather conditions. We had just the right amount of cloud coverage to let the rising sun’s warm, peachy color reflect off of and afterwards, the sky filled up with these gorgeous, wispy clouds for some long exposure fun. I’m here as the guest instructor for The Digital Photo Workshops that kicks off tomorrow (http://www.thedigitalphotoworkshops.com/tetons/). The weather is looking awesome and I’m really excited to be joined by workshop leaders, +Randy Van Duinen and +Rob Sylvan, as well as my wife, +Nicole S. Young! Our attendees are certainly in for a treat this week!
As... more »

Sunrise over Mormon Row

Well, we arrived at Jackson Hole, WY late last night, got a few hours of shut eye, and made our way out to photograph sunrise at the historic barns on Mormon Row in Grand Tetons National Park. Given that this is my first time in the state of Wyoming, I couldn’t have asked for better weather conditions. We had just the right amount of cloud coverage to let the rising sun’s warm, peachy color reflect off of and afterwards, the sky filled up with these gorgeous, wispy clouds for some long exposure fun. I’m here as the guest instructor for The Digital Photo Workshops that kicks off tomorrow (http://www.thedigitalphotoworkshops.com/tetons/). The weather is looking awesome and I’m really excited to be joined by workshop leaders, +Randy Van Duinen and +Rob Sylvan, as well as my wife, +Nicole S. Young! Our attendees are certainly in for a treat this week!

As for this photo, I took it with my +Sony A7r and Sony A 70-400mm lens sitting on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. I was able to add some really nice contrast in the sky by also using my +Formatt-Hitech 105mm circular polarizer coupled with my 3-stop soft grad ND filter. I kicked off the stylization by applying a VSCO preset and then finished things up in Lightroom.

#GrandTetonsNP  #DPWTetons14 #SonyA7r #MormonRow #Landscape   #Sunrise   #Photography  ___

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2014-09-09 04:00:44 (17 comments, 10 reshares, 318 +1s)Open 

Improve composition by isolating your subject

One of the most beautiful sunsets that I’ve ever seen was at Main Beach in Byron Bay, Northern New South Wales, Australia. I’ve been to Australia three times (twice this year) and Byron Bay seems to be one of the best representations of Australia’s eastern coast. I had such a wonderful time roaming around with my fellow global photographers on our +Topdeck Travel tour and I thought it’d be a good time to relive some of those memories.

While going through my archives from that evening at Main Beach, I came across this quick grab that I got of a surfer calling it quits for the day. It goes without saying that he was my primary focal point and I wanted to make sure that I clearly conveyed that. To improve this composition, I opened the image in Photoshop and cloned away the 15-or-so beach-goers who were lounging in the sandbecause ... more »

Improve composition by isolating your subject

One of the most beautiful sunsets that I’ve ever seen was at Main Beach in Byron Bay, Northern New South Wales, Australia. I’ve been to Australia three times (twice this year) and Byron Bay seems to be one of the best representations of Australia’s eastern coast. I had such a wonderful time roaming around with my fellow global photographers on our +Topdeck Travel tour and I thought it’d be a good time to relive some of those memories.

While going through my archives from that evening at Main Beach, I came across this quick grab that I got of a surfer calling it quits for the day. It goes without saying that he was my primary focal point and I wanted to make sure that I clearly conveyed that. To improve this composition, I opened the image in Photoshop and cloned away the 15-or-so beach-goers who were lounging in the sand because they were taking the attention away from the surfer. Fortunately, there wasn’t anyone in the water, which made things easier.

I took the photo with my Sony A7 and the Canon 70-200 f/4 that I borrowed from +Nicole S. Young to save on weight and bulk for this trip. For stylization, I applied a custom preset that I built in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection by Google. To really drive the point home, I applied the Bokeh filter within the app to simulate a shallow depth of field covering the surfer at an angle.

#Australia #ByronBay #NSW #Sunset #Surfer #Sony #SonyA7   #Topdecker  ___

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2014-09-06 23:39:10 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 349 +1s)Open 

Leading Lines Back Home

I just returned back from a few days in Las Vegas attending my 10th Photoshop World Conference. While a big portion of being there was dedicated to work purposes, it was great being able to catch up with people who I only get to see during this show. I’m using this photo here partly because I like the way the direction of the clouds complements the leading lines of the jetty but also because of what it means to me as each show comes to an end and everyone resumes the journeys that they were on before heading to Las Vegas. Alas, we’ll do it all again come August 2015.

Leading Lines Back Home

I just returned back from a few days in Las Vegas attending my 10th Photoshop World Conference. While a big portion of being there was dedicated to work purposes, it was great being able to catch up with people who I only get to see during this show. I’m using this photo here partly because I like the way the direction of the clouds complements the leading lines of the jetty but also because of what it means to me as each show comes to an end and everyone resumes the journeys that they were on before heading to Las Vegas. Alas, we’ll do it all again come August 2015.___

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2014-10-17 19:11:50 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Snapseed iOS update goodness is here

Snapseed brings iOS 8 optimization

Snapseed by Google lets you add a professional look to all of your photos right from your phone or tablet. It puts powerful editing tools and advanced looks right at your fingertips. And once you’ve perfected the look of your photos, you can save them to Google+ Photos and easily share with family and friends.

Today, Snapseed has been optimized for iOS 8. Get it for free from the App Store.___Snapseed iOS update goodness is here

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2014-09-11 15:55:01 (11 comments, 11 reshares, 257 +1s)Open 

#NeverForget  

I grew up in a quaint 2-family house located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. For my entire life up until leaving for university, I could remember seeing the Twin Towers looming off in the distance right from my porch. Ironically, I always thought that these two gigantic Tetris pieces represented some truly ugly architecture and no matter how many times I roamed into "the City" with my friends or family, I never really raised a camera up towards them. They just didn't do anything for me back then. Regardless, they were staples of the most famous skyline in the world.... they were our Tetris pieces.

This is the only photo I have that memorializes these two buildings and all of the lives that had been lost and forever impacted in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. A 640x480 jpeg taken on June 26th, 2000 with my first digital camera, a Fuji... more »

#NeverForget  

I grew up in a quaint 2-family house located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. For my entire life up until leaving for university, I could remember seeing the Twin Towers looming off in the distance right from my porch. Ironically, I always thought that these two gigantic Tetris pieces represented some truly ugly architecture and no matter how many times I roamed into "the City" with my friends or family, I never really raised a camera up towards them. They just didn't do anything for me back then. Regardless, they were staples of the most famous skyline in the world.... they were our Tetris pieces.

This is the only photo I have that memorializes these two buildings and all of the lives that had been lost and forever impacted in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. A 640x480 jpeg taken on June 26th, 2000 with my first digital camera, a Fuji MX-1700 is my relic.

When I look at these buildings today, all sorts of ideas pop in my head for how I could have/should have/would have photographed them. Filters, presets, and textures start dancing in my head. My Funkbuster TNG Fisheye lens would have been perfect here. It would have been a blast. Alas, I will not have that opportunity.

But out of this tragedy comes new possibilities and opportunities to cherish one of the greatest cities on the planet and memorialize those who were lost on this day in 2001. One World Trade Center, The Freedom Tower, has filled the gap in New York's famous skyline with dignity and class. Things may never be the same but I think we owe it to ourselves to make greatness out of our resilience and propensity to get back up, shake the dust off, and continue upward. And all the while, we will #NeverForget .___

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2014-09-17 01:22:30 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 220 +1s)Open 

UrbEx and HDR of yore

I honestly can’t remember the last time I spent more than a passing minute tone-mapping an HDR image or stylizing an UrbEx (Urban Exploration) photo. It has been even longer since the last time I went on an UrbEx shoot. I think it was with my buddy, +Todd Sipes, but I can’t remember. I’m sure he’d know better than me at this point. While my life has been dominated with the natural landscapes and waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest, I have to admit that I sure do miss the sound of my camera rifling off a bunch of brackets in a dingy hallways of an abandoned school or office building. There is a real art to UrbEx photography and I’m lucky to know two truly talented photographers who take it way more seriously than I ever did, the aforementioned Todd and +Amy Heiden. I’ve gone on several UrbEx shoots with them and always had a blast. If anything, what Ifind most int... more »

UrbEx and HDR of yore

I honestly can’t remember the last time I spent more than a passing minute tone-mapping an HDR image or stylizing an UrbEx (Urban Exploration) photo. It has been even longer since the last time I went on an UrbEx shoot. I think it was with my buddy, +Todd Sipes, but I can’t remember. I’m sure he’d know better than me at this point. While my life has been dominated with the natural landscapes and waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest, I have to admit that I sure do miss the sound of my camera rifling off a bunch of brackets in a dingy hallways of an abandoned school or office building. There is a real art to UrbEx photography and I’m lucky to know two truly talented photographers who take it way more seriously than I ever did, the aforementioned Todd and +Amy Heiden. I’ve gone on several UrbEx shoots with them and always had a blast. If anything, what I find most intriguing about this genre of photography and exploration is the stark contrast that it has when compared to photographing a waterfall or a vista. But, then again, that’s why I love photography so much. On one day, I could be climbing through a broken window into an asbestos-laden hallways (with a respirator on) and the next day, I could be standing at the base of a gigantic waterfall. Both offer me tremendous satisfaction and help get my creative juices flowing.

#UrbEx   #HDR   #Abandoned   #School  ___

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2014-09-30 16:18:06 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

The Grand Teton in Infrared

Continuing on down the road with infrared photography experimentation, I’m sharing this photo of the Grand Teton mountain range. The idea of starting so freshly with a new area of photography is very exciting due to the stumbles, but more because of what overcoming those stumbles may yield. Even as I look at this image, I see things that bother me or things that I’d do differently in the field. Regardless, I am sharing the image because it’s important to remind ourselves that growth is not always a perfect-looking photo. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s a rather harmonious cycle of a flawed execution that leads to identifying those flaws that leads to learning from those flaws that leads to growing stronger because of those flaws. I’d rather have my flaws so that I can learn and grow from them than meander through life under the delusionalpretense th... more »

The Grand Teton in Infrared

Continuing on down the road with infrared photography experimentation, I’m sharing this photo of the Grand Teton mountain range. The idea of starting so freshly with a new area of photography is very exciting due to the stumbles, but more because of what overcoming those stumbles may yield. Even as I look at this image, I see things that bother me or things that I’d do differently in the field. Regardless, I am sharing the image because it’s important to remind ourselves that growth is not always a perfect-looking photo. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s a rather harmonious cycle of a flawed execution that leads to identifying those flaws that leads to learning from those flaws that leads to growing stronger because of those flaws. I’d rather have my flaws so that I can learn and grow from them than meander through life under the delusional pretense that I have nothing more to learn.

This photo was created with an IR-converted +Sony A7r and the Sony A-Mount 70-400mm lens. I decided to give +onOne's Perfect B&W a shot for the conversion here and was glad I did because the results were quite pleasing.

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

‪#‎BW‬ ‪#‎GrandTetons‬ ‪#‎Infrared‬ ‪#‎Landscape‬ ‪#‎Nature‬ ‪#‎SonyA7r‬___

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2014-09-16 04:32:46 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 201 +1s)Open 

Always Evolve Your Website

If there is one page that I have always taken out of +Nicole S. Young's book, it is to always evolve your website. Now, that is not to say that you have to make gigantic leaps every time. Rather, Nicole constantly audits her own site, constantly on the look out for more effective plugins, cleaner designs, and just the best way to present her work. Recently, Nicole decided to switch to the awesome WordPress-managed host, +WP Engine. Her migration was very easy and it piqued my interest. For a while now, I’ve been really disenchanted with my current host, BlueHost. Working with the WordPress Admin was utterly painful and page load times were underwhelming.

So yesterday, I decided to make the plunge and move my entire site over to WP Engine, bringing in every asset, gallery, and blog post under one unified domain: brianmatiash.com. Rather thanpie... more »

Always Evolve Your Website

If there is one page that I have always taken out of +Nicole S. Young's book, it is to always evolve your website. Now, that is not to say that you have to make gigantic leaps every time. Rather, Nicole constantly audits her own site, constantly on the look out for more effective plugins, cleaner designs, and just the best way to present her work. Recently, Nicole decided to switch to the awesome WordPress-managed host, +WP Engine. Her migration was very easy and it piqued my interest. For a while now, I’ve been really disenchanted with my current host, BlueHost. Working with the WordPress Admin was utterly painful and page load times were underwhelming.

So yesterday, I decided to make the plunge and move my entire site over to WP Engine, bringing in every asset, gallery, and blog post under one unified domain: brianmatiash.com. Rather than piecemeal different parts of my site across different services, I decided to keep everything centralized. I can’t say enough about the positive experience I had migrating all of my data over to WP Engine and wholly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new home for their website. Along with the migration, I also made some stylized tweaks to the main navigation menu and galleries.

With all of this, though, I could not have come even close to making this migration successful if it wasn't for the selfless help that my good friend, +Dave Veffer,  provided. Everyone should be so lucky to have a friend like Dave in their corner.
So what about you guys ‘n gals? What sort of website evolution strategies do you practice?

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

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2014-09-13 20:43:48 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I'd been using the +OnePlus One Android smartphone for a while now. It was a great experience that resulted in my own certainty in knowing that the 5.5" form factor takes some time getting used to but once done, is a huge boon to mobile productivity.

Those who know me know my freakish propensity to switch between iOS and Android devices but one of the biggest detriments when going back to iOS was the smaller size. It just felt so cramped. I'm really eager to see how things work with iOS at this form factor, especially as it relates to editing my Sony wifi-transferred jpegs over.

‪#‎iphone6plus‬ ‪#‎apple‬ ‪#‎android‬ ‪#‎sonya7‬

I'd been using the +OnePlus One Android smartphone for a while now. It was a great experience that resulted in my own certainty in knowing that the 5.5" form factor takes some time getting used to but once done, is a huge boon to mobile productivity.

Those who know me know my freakish propensity to switch between iOS and Android devices but one of the biggest detriments when going back to iOS was the smaller size. It just felt so cramped. I'm really eager to see how things work with iOS at this form factor, especially as it relates to editing my Sony wifi-transferred jpegs over.

‪#‎iphone6plus‬ ‪#‎apple‬ ‪#‎android‬ ‪#‎sonya7‬___

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2014-10-04 19:02:30 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Hailing the mothership

Amtrak's miserable delay this morning ended up paying back with dividends because I now have a few hours to roam around the city before catching my flight back to Portland.

I walked around aimlessly with my +Sony RX100 Mk III in hand and spied the famous Space Needle in between this set of tram tracks. I then transferred the image to my iPhone 6 Plus and edited it in ‪#‎Mextures‬ before sharing it. All in a day’s work. Enjoy the weekend y’all!

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

‪#‎Seattle‬, ‪#‎Sony‬, ‪#‎SonyRX100III‬, ‪#‎SpaceNeedle‬

Hailing the mothership

Amtrak's miserable delay this morning ended up paying back with dividends because I now have a few hours to roam around the city before catching my flight back to Portland.

I walked around aimlessly with my +Sony RX100 Mk III in hand and spied the famous Space Needle in between this set of tram tracks. I then transferred the image to my iPhone 6 Plus and edited it in ‪#‎Mextures‬ before sharing it. All in a day’s work. Enjoy the weekend y’all!

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

‪#‎Seattle‬, ‪#‎Sony‬, ‪#‎SonyRX100III‬, ‪#‎SpaceNeedle‬___

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2014-10-09 01:29:33 (25 comments, 42 reshares, 653 +1s)Open 

The Elegance of a Juniper Tree

When we first arrived at Dead Horse Point outside of Moab, Utah, I walked right by this picturesque juniper tree. I guess I was more focused on the massive expanse of contouring earth to my left as I meandered down the rim trail. It wasn’t until my fellow photographer, +Randy Van Duinen, kindly pointed it out by showing me his comp on the back of his camera. Once he showed me where it was, I instantly started buzzing around it, trying to find an optimal view that didn’t include the other adjacent tourists. There was one person, in particular, who was intent on having a thorough conversation on his cell phone. After a few attempts of trying to get his attention, another tourist passing by was kind enough to get him to move.

The more I look at my photos of this tree, the more elegant I find it to be. We’ll be photographing this area again atsunri... more »

The Elegance of a Juniper Tree

When we first arrived at Dead Horse Point outside of Moab, Utah, I walked right by this picturesque juniper tree. I guess I was more focused on the massive expanse of contouring earth to my left as I meandered down the rim trail. It wasn’t until my fellow photographer, +Randy Van Duinen, kindly pointed it out by showing me his comp on the back of his camera. Once he showed me where it was, I instantly started buzzing around it, trying to find an optimal view that didn’t include the other adjacent tourists. There was one person, in particular, who was intent on having a thorough conversation on his cell phone. After a few attempts of trying to get his attention, another tourist passing by was kind enough to get him to move.

The more I look at my photos of this tree, the more elegant I find it to be. We’ll be photographing this area again at sunrise in a few days and I’m hoping for even more optimal conditions. I took this photo handheld with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 telephoto lens. Stylization was done in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the +Nik Collection by Google.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1o0iXSA

#DeadHorsePoint, #JuniperTree, #Moab, #Sony, #Landscape, #Nature, #SonyA7r, #Utah___

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2014-08-20 13:00:58 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

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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2014-10-01 16:11:47 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Announcing a new Death Valley Photo Workshop!

http://brianmatiash.com/deathvalleyworkshopjan2015/

I’m really excited to announce a new photo workshop taking place at Death Valley National Park in January 2015. Join me and my very good friend (and helluva photographer), +James Brandon, as we traverse some of the most diverse landscapes in the United States. We’ll cover all sorts of techniques to help you bolster both in-the-field photography techniques as well as a bunch of post-processing and workflow tips.

We’re limiting registration to six people to ensure plenty of dedicated time with each attendee, so be sure to act quickly. To join us and to find more details about this workshop, just click here:

http://brianmatiash.com/deathvalleyworkshopjan2015/

Announcing a new Death Valley Photo Workshop!

http://brianmatiash.com/deathvalleyworkshopjan2015/

I’m really excited to announce a new photo workshop taking place at Death Valley National Park in January 2015. Join me and my very good friend (and helluva photographer), +James Brandon, as we traverse some of the most diverse landscapes in the United States. We’ll cover all sorts of techniques to help you bolster both in-the-field photography techniques as well as a bunch of post-processing and workflow tips.

We’re limiting registration to six people to ensure plenty of dedicated time with each attendee, so be sure to act quickly. To join us and to find more details about this workshop, just click here:

http://brianmatiash.com/deathvalleyworkshopjan2015/___

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

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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2014-10-20 03:38:46 (15 comments, 18 reshares, 412 +1s)Open 

Embrace obstacles to improve photo composition

Obstacles. They’re everywhere, aren’t they. In most cases, I usually do my damnedest to avoid them or remove them (either in real life or in post) but it’s not that often that I embrace them. And that’s the funny thing. When I do look for ways to include obstacles in creative ways, not only do I find myself really enjoy those photos more, I also find a nice byproduct of having those creative juices go into overdrive. So, when I found myself at Big Spring Creek Falls a few months ago with giant tree limbs threading all throughout my frame, I jumped at the chance to find a way to creatively embrace them. Sure, there were ways that I could have avoided or excluded them, but I really do prefer it this way.

I took this photo with my +Sony  A7r and the Sony 16mm Funkbuster: TNG Fisheye lens. Despite the crazy shift in light dueto the s... more »

Embrace obstacles to improve photo composition

Obstacles. They’re everywhere, aren’t they. In most cases, I usually do my damnedest to avoid them or remove them (either in real life or in post) but it’s not that often that I embrace them. And that’s the funny thing. When I do look for ways to include obstacles in creative ways, not only do I find myself really enjoy those photos more, I also find a nice byproduct of having those creative juices go into overdrive. So, when I found myself at Big Spring Creek Falls a few months ago with giant tree limbs threading all throughout my frame, I jumped at the chance to find a way to creatively embrace them. Sure, there were ways that I could have avoided or excluded them, but I really do prefer it this way.

I took this photo with my +Sony  A7r and the Sony 16mm Funkbuster: TNG Fisheye lens. Despite the crazy shift in light due to the sun deciding to poke out at the exact wrong time, I was able to get an even exposure thanks to my +Formatt-Hitech 3-stop ND filter. I swear, that is one of the most versatile filters you can buy. I also found secure purchase in the rocky stream bed with my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod thanks to my spiked feet.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1y8NMVt

‪#‎FormattHitech‬, ‪#‎longexposure‬, ‪#‎Sony‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Nature‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬___

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2014-09-11 04:30:30 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 276 +1s)Open 

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings IV

Ruckel Creek Falls is a great place to visit if you’re trying to get a handle on this type of nature photography. It’s a short walk from the main parking area at the Eagle Creek Trail, right off of I84, and doesn’t require navigating any tough terrain to get to. A lot of the additions to my Path of Least Resistance study were captured here. Just be careful while maneuvering around these rocks. While the water isn’t terribly deep in most parts, the rocky surface is very slippery and loose. I’ve had more than a handful of close encounters during my visits.

At the time, I was experiments with pairing my +Sony A7 with the Canon 40mm f/2.8 Pancake lens to see how well it handles with long exposures. I was using a 3-stop ND filter by +Formatt-Hitech. which made it very easy to exposure time needed. Fortunately, I had my rock feetattached to... more »

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings IV

Ruckel Creek Falls is a great place to visit if you’re trying to get a handle on this type of nature photography. It’s a short walk from the main parking area at the Eagle Creek Trail, right off of I84, and doesn’t require navigating any tough terrain to get to. A lot of the additions to my Path of Least Resistance study were captured here. Just be careful while maneuvering around these rocks. While the water isn’t terribly deep in most parts, the rocky surface is very slippery and loose. I’ve had more than a handful of close encounters during my visits.

At the time, I was experiments with pairing my +Sony A7 with the Canon 40mm f/2.8 Pancake lens to see how well it handles with long exposures. I was using a 3-stop ND filter by +Formatt-Hitech. which made it very easy to exposure time needed. Fortunately, I had my rock feet attached to my +Really Right Stuff TVC34L/BH-55 tripod, so despite having the legs splayed out, it was totally secured. Stylization was done using a custom preset within Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection by Google.

#pathofleastresistance   #sonya7   #landscape   #oregon  ___

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2014-09-29 02:11:42 (14 comments, 14 reshares, 317 +1s)Open 

Schwabacher Landing

First off – I want to say Thank You!!! to everyone for taking the time to send along your happy birthday wishes. It means a lot and I really appreciate the gesture.

Well, I made it home safely and got all of my photos taken during the excellent Grand Tetons workshop (http://www.thedigitalphotoworkshops.com/) imported into my primary Lightroom catalog. One of the images that I was most eager to share was this one taken on our second visit to Schwabacher Landing. During our first visit there at sunrise, I noticed that there was still a good amount of fall color in the leaves of some of the trees flanking the water. We knew that a storm was on its way, so it was important to try and get some more photos at this area before the winds and rain blow the remaining leaves off. Now, while the sun was really high at the time, we were lucky to have a sky full ofc... more »

Schwabacher Landing

First off – I want to say Thank You!!! to everyone for taking the time to send along your happy birthday wishes. It means a lot and I really appreciate the gesture.

Well, I made it home safely and got all of my photos taken during the excellent Grand Tetons workshop (http://www.thedigitalphotoworkshops.com/) imported into my primary Lightroom catalog. One of the images that I was most eager to share was this one taken on our second visit to Schwabacher Landing. During our first visit there at sunrise, I noticed that there was still a good amount of fall color in the leaves of some of the trees flanking the water. We knew that a storm was on its way, so it was important to try and get some more photos at this area before the winds and rain blow the remaining leaves off. Now, while the sun was really high at the time, we were lucky to have a sky full of clouds, which was great because it helped diffuse the sun and added awesome depth to the reflection in the water.

Now, because it was really windy at the time, I couldn’t get a clear reflection without the use of ND filters. So, I combined my +Formatt-Hitech 10-stop ND, 3-stop ND, and Circular Polarizer (equivalent to about 2-stops of light loss) for a total of approximately 15-stops of light loss. This gave me a long enough exposure time to get some cool movement in the clouds and the grass in the foreground while also glassing out the water to get that smooth reflective surface. I took the photo with my Sony A7r and +Sony A-mount 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Processing was done in Nik Analog Efex Pro 2.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1nvbLO2

#‎SonyA7r‬ ‪#‎GrandTetonsNP‬ ‪#‎SchwabacherLanding‬ ‪#‎FormattHitech‬ ‪#‎Landscape‬ ‪#‎Nature‬ ‪#‎LongExposure‬___

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2014-10-14 15:48:30 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

My exclusive hands-on review of the +Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens is now live at +Photofocus®

http://photofocus.com/2014/10/14/exclusive-hands-on-review-the-sony-vario-tessar-t-fe-16-35mm-f4-za-oss-lens/

I had the good fortune to get some extensive face time with the unreleased Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens while at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks last week and put my thoughts on the lens together in this review. Enjoy!

My exclusive hands-on review of the +Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens is now live at +Photofocus®

http://photofocus.com/2014/10/14/exclusive-hands-on-review-the-sony-vario-tessar-t-fe-16-35mm-f4-za-oss-lens/

I had the good fortune to get some extensive face time with the unreleased Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens while at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks last week and put my thoughts on the lens together in this review. Enjoy!___

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2014-09-15 20:29:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Check out the new +This Week in Photo (TWiP) Site!

Big congrats to my bud, +Frederick Van Johnson on seeing the fruits of his labor shine.

TWiP — Reimagined.

I'm excited to reveal the newly redesigned and reimagined This Week in Photo! Come check out the new site! http://www.thisweekinphoto.com

A taste of TWiP...

- New shows
- A huge and growing library of photographer interviews
- A store!
- Membership
- TWiP Events

And MORE!!___Check out the new +This Week in Photo (TWiP) Site!

Big congrats to my bud, +Frederick Van Johnson on seeing the fruits of his labor shine.

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2014-09-10 21:21:59 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

5 Photo Tips While At A Farmers Market

My latest post on +Photofocus® went live earlier this morning. For this one, I wanted to focus on a recent obsession of mine: photographing the ultra fresh produce at my local Farmers Market.

Check the post out here: http://photofocus.com/2014/09/10/5-photo-tips-while-at-a-farmers-market/

5 Photo Tips While At A Farmers Market

My latest post on +Photofocus® went live earlier this morning. For this one, I wanted to focus on a recent obsession of mine: photographing the ultra fresh produce at my local Farmers Market.

Check the post out here: http://photofocus.com/2014/09/10/5-photo-tips-while-at-a-farmers-market/___

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2014-10-20 20:20:00 (28 comments, 41 reshares, 629 +1s)Open 

Horseshoe Bend at sunset

I’m about 10 minutes away from boarding a flight to Amsterdam and then to Hamburg and wanted to get a photo shared out before we take off. I’ll be working out of the Nik office in Lübeck, so it’s time to get funky with some jet lag. In the meantime, here’s a photo I took wayyyyyyyyyy back when of Horseshoe Bend, near Page, AZ. I really can’t ever tire of seeing photos of this place. It’s so freaking cool, isn’t it?!

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

‪#‎HorseshoeBend‬, ‪#‎Arizona‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Sunset‬

Horseshoe Bend at sunset

I’m about 10 minutes away from boarding a flight to Amsterdam and then to Hamburg and wanted to get a photo shared out before we take off. I’ll be working out of the Nik office in Lübeck, so it’s time to get funky with some jet lag. In the meantime, here’s a photo I took wayyyyyyyyyy back when of Horseshoe Bend, near Page, AZ. I really can’t ever tire of seeing photos of this place. It’s so freaking cool, isn’t it?!

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

‪#‎HorseshoeBend‬, ‪#‎Arizona‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Sunset‬___

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2014-09-14 03:05:09 (14 comments, 31 reshares, 424 +1s)Open 

The Fingerlings II

It had been a while since I looked at the photos I took last year at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. It was a great time and I walked away with one of my most favorite photos that I’d ever taken called The Fingerlings (http://bit.ly/1sNGfL9). Most every visit to Silver Falls yields great results for landscape photography but if you can time it so that you arrive when there is atmospheric fog floating all around, that’s when things pay back with dividends. Not only does the fog help give depth to the photos, it also helps diffuse light, which resulted in this beautiful and soft backlighting.

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

The Fingerlings II

It had been a while since I looked at the photos I took last year at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. It was a great time and I walked away with one of my most favorite photos that I’d ever taken called The Fingerlings (http://bit.ly/1sNGfL9). Most every visit to Silver Falls yields great results for landscape photography but if you can time it so that you arrive when there is atmospheric fog floating all around, that’s when things pay back with dividends. Not only does the fog help give depth to the photos, it also helps diffuse light, which resulted in this beautiful and soft backlighting.

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

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2014-08-25 17:26:17 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 262 +1s)Open 

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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2014-10-23 13:07:09 (16 comments, 27 reshares, 459 +1s)Open 

A waterfall in profile

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit the same waterfall. Every time I go back, I find something new about it. Maybe it’s because of the time of day or the weather or my own mood at the time. All I know is that there never is a good excuse to not visit a waterfall. And what’s great is that after I leave Germany tomorrow, I’ll have a fresh weekend to visit them again! I’m just glad that next week is the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. In addition to getting to visit my home city, see my family and catch up with a bunch of friends, I’ll also be able to have the awesome folks at +Sony give my camera sensors some serious TLC.

Be sure to drop a note if you’re also planning on being at PPE!

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1D0TEBg

‪#‎longexposure‬, ‪#‎Nature‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬, ‪#‎Waterfall‬

A waterfall in profile

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit the same waterfall. Every time I go back, I find something new about it. Maybe it’s because of the time of day or the weather or my own mood at the time. All I know is that there never is a good excuse to not visit a waterfall. And what’s great is that after I leave Germany tomorrow, I’ll have a fresh weekend to visit them again! I’m just glad that next week is the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. In addition to getting to visit my home city, see my family and catch up with a bunch of friends, I’ll also be able to have the awesome folks at +Sony give my camera sensors some serious TLC.

Be sure to drop a note if you’re also planning on being at PPE!

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1D0TEBg

‪#‎longexposure‬, ‪#‎Nature‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬, ‪#‎Waterfall‬___

2014-10-22 13:35:03 (124 comments, 4 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Mostly a curiousity poll

Which one do you prefer? Bonus points if you can leave thoughtful, non-trolly, reasons why as comments. I'm genuinely curious. Again, please keep this one intellectually thoughtful. :)

#Android   #Apple  

Mostly a curiousity poll

Which one do you prefer? Bonus points if you can leave thoughtful, non-trolly, reasons why as comments. I'm genuinely curious. Again, please keep this one intellectually thoughtful. :)

#Android   #Apple  ___

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2014-10-28 02:45:39 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 382 +1s)Open 

NYC-bound for the PhotoPlus Expo!

Well, the bags are packed and the camera batteries are charged! The PhotoPlus Expo has always been one of my favorites each year partly because of the breadth of photographers that show up but also because it’s in my hometown of NYC! I’m really excited to catch up with close friends and new faces, all coming together because of the shared love for photography. I’m also really excited to see some of my good friends who are also +Sony Artisans of Imagery present, like +Vivienne Gucwa, +Brian Smith, and +Chris Burkard, just to name a few. Sony will be at booth 519, so be sure to check it out. Also, if you’re still around this weekend, my buds, +Elia Locardi and +Ken Kaminesky are hosting a cool photowalk that +Nicole S. Young and I will be attending. You can find more details about the walk over at Ken’s blog:http://blog.ken... more »

NYC-bound for the PhotoPlus Expo!

Well, the bags are packed and the camera batteries are charged! The PhotoPlus Expo has always been one of my favorites each year partly because of the breadth of photographers that show up but also because it’s in my hometown of NYC! I’m really excited to catch up with close friends and new faces, all coming together because of the shared love for photography. I’m also really excited to see some of my good friends who are also +Sony Artisans of Imagery present, like +Vivienne Gucwa, +Brian Smith, and +Chris Burkard, just to name a few. Sony will be at booth 519, so be sure to check it out. Also, if you’re still around this weekend, my buds, +Elia Locardi and +Ken Kaminesky are hosting a cool photowalk that +Nicole S. Young and I will be attending. You can find more details about the walk over at Ken’s blog: http://blog.kenkaminesky.com/event/photo-plus-expo-photo-walk/

As for this image, I took it during my last trip to NYC back in June. I was mostly just roaming around the city light, just handholding my Sony A7 and Sony FE 24-70mm lens. That combination gives me so much power and zoom flexibility all while being super light. I can’t ask for much more than that. And with that, be sure to sound off in the comments if you’re going to be in NYC, attending PPE, going to the walk or all of the above!

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

#SonyAlpha #SonyA7 #NYC #PPE #PhotoPlus #EmpireStateBuilding #NewYorkCity #Architecture #Photography___

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2014-09-19 19:23:25 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Improve your composition by using obstacles

My latest Photofocus post just went live! This article goes over some ideas on how you can improve composition by incorporating obstacles within your frame. Enjoy!

http://bit.ly/1o9xKoA

Improve your composition by using obstacles

My latest Photofocus post just went live! This article goes over some ideas on how you can improve composition by incorporating obstacles within your frame. Enjoy!

http://bit.ly/1o9xKoA___

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2014-10-26 01:30:49 (48 comments, 34 reshares, 738 +1s)Open 

The Product of Erosion and Time at Latourell Falls

Last weekend, +Brian Bonham and I took a drive to the first few stops along the historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway 30 to spend some long-overdue time with waterfalls. After an uneventful-yet-windy stop at the Women’s Forum, we made our way to the first waterfall, Latourell Falls. There is so much that this particular waterfall has to offer, although this water levels were lower than I had ever remembered, likely due to the very hot and dry summer. Still, there were some great opportunities to leave the ultra-wide angle lens in the bag and focus on nabbing more detail shots. At the base of this waterfall is a wonderful boulder with lots of cracks forming its surface. I had to wait for the right winds to kick in, pushing the falling water onto it, creating this gorgeous cascading effect as it made its way to the pool. There werea ... more »

The Product of Erosion and Time at Latourell Falls

Last weekend, +Brian Bonham and I took a drive to the first few stops along the historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway 30 to spend some long-overdue time with waterfalls. After an uneventful-yet-windy stop at the Women’s Forum, we made our way to the first waterfall, Latourell Falls. There is so much that this particular waterfall has to offer, although this water levels were lower than I had ever remembered, likely due to the very hot and dry summer. Still, there were some great opportunities to leave the ultra-wide angle lens in the bag and focus on nabbing more detail shots. At the base of this waterfall is a wonderful boulder with lots of cracks forming its surface. I had to wait for the right winds to kick in, pushing the falling water onto it, creating this gorgeous cascading effect as it made its way to the pool. There were a number of other photos from this shoot that capture the oft-overlooked details making these areas so special. I look forward to sharing them all soon!

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 70-200mm F/4 lens. The long telephoto zoom let me compose tightly on the boulder while also keeping a portion of the waterfall in frame for context. I had my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod perched right at the beginning of the footbridge that sits near the base of the falls. Stylization was done by applying a VSCO preset and further editing in Lightroom.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/12CKS1c

‪#‎ColumbiaRiverGorge‬, ‪#‎LatourellFalls‬, ‪#‎longexposure‬, ‪#‎PacNY‬, ‪#‎Sony‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Nature‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬, ‪#‎Photography‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬, ‪#‎Waterfall‬___

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2014-09-04 16:24:30 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

The Basics of Protecting Your Gear

http://photofocus.com/2014/09/04/the-basics-of-protecting-your-gear/

My latest post over at Photofocus went live this morning. My approach is more on the basic side of protecting your gear. However, in truth, when it comes to keeping your gear safe, nothing is too basic.

The Basics of Protecting Your Gear

http://photofocus.com/2014/09/04/the-basics-of-protecting-your-gear/

My latest post over at Photofocus went live this morning. My approach is more on the basic side of protecting your gear. However, in truth, when it comes to keeping your gear safe, nothing is too basic.___

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2014-09-26 16:29:06 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

The case for infrared photography

Well, I am officially hooked on infrared photography. Earlier this morning, we took our +The Digital Photo Workshops attendees to the historic barns on Mormon Row Road in Grand Tetons National Park (http://www.thedigitalphotoworkshops.com/tetons) for sunrise. Leading up to leaving for Wyoming, I got the idea to see how infrared photography would work with a +Sony A7-system camera body. After doing a bunch of searching for rentals, I found that +LensRentals.com had an A7r body with a 720nm IR filter affixed to the sensor. Thankfully, they were able to get me the body the day before I flew out and I ‘ve been putting it to very rigorous use. While there is a learning curve as it relates to getting a proper white balance and with the post processing, I’ve found this experience to be super rewarding… so much so that I’ve already ordered a second A7rbody and w... more »

The case for infrared photography

Well, I am officially hooked on infrared photography. Earlier this morning, we took our +The Digital Photo Workshops attendees to the historic barns on Mormon Row Road in Grand Tetons National Park (http://www.thedigitalphotoworkshops.com/tetons) for sunrise. Leading up to leaving for Wyoming, I got the idea to see how infrared photography would work with a +Sony A7-system camera body. After doing a bunch of searching for rentals, I found that +LensRentals.com had an A7r body with a 720nm IR filter affixed to the sensor. Thankfully, they were able to get me the body the day before I flew out and I ‘ve been putting it to very rigorous use. While there is a learning curve as it relates to getting a proper white balance and with the post processing, I’ve found this experience to be super rewarding… so much so that I’ve already ordered a second A7r body and will be converting it to IR as soon as it gets to me. I’ve also got a bunch of other IR photos that I can’t wait to share in the coming weeks.

I took this photo with a Sony A7r converted to infrared with my Sony FE 24-70mm lens sitting on my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Normally, I’d do everything in my power to avoid casting shadows in my frame but in this situation, the shadows of my fellow photographers added a wonderful leading line quality and broke up the foreground quite nicely. Stylization was done in Photoshop CC, by applying a custom Channel Mixer adjustment layer and then finishing it up in Lightroom.

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

#sonya7r   #infrared #DPWTeton14 #GrandTetonsNP   #sunris   #landscape #historic___

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2014-08-21 04:03:27 (27 comments, 28 reshares, 494 +1s)Open 

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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2014-08-23 16:54:34 (27 comments, 16 reshares, 333 +1s)Open 

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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2014-09-25 16:11:42 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

Sunrise over String Lake

While there weren't any clouds to speak of this morning, the sunrise at String Lake in Grand Tetons National Park was nonetheless beautiful. No winds plus a layer of fog over glassy water made for some wonderful reflections.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70mm lens just as the sun broke over the horizon behind us. I sent the photo to my iPhone 6 Plus via wifi and edited it in Snapseed.

#SonyA7r #Nature #Landscape #GrandTetonsNP

Sunrise over String Lake

While there weren't any clouds to speak of this morning, the sunrise at String Lake in Grand Tetons National Park was nonetheless beautiful. No winds plus a layer of fog over glassy water made for some wonderful reflections.

I took this photo with my +Sony A7r and Sony FE 24-70mm lens just as the sun broke over the horizon behind us. I sent the photo to my iPhone 6 Plus via wifi and edited it in Snapseed.

#SonyA7r #Nature #Landscape #GrandTetonsNP___

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2014-09-18 16:13:28 (19 comments, 17 reshares, 391 +1s)Open 

An easy way to improve photo composition

One of my chief concerns whenever I’m out creating photographs is making sure that I compose in such a way that directs the viewer’s eye. Effectively using leading lines and vanishing points is a surefire way to do this but I’ve also found that another great way to improve photo composition is by incorporating contrasting elements. Traditionally, we think of contrast in photography as a degree of difference between the tones in your image. However, there are multiple ways to look at that. For example, often times, I’ll pit warm tones squarely against cool tones or, as the case with this image, straight lines (with the trees) vs curved shapes (with the natural bend of the stream). All of these little methods help create a more compelling photo when done methodically. It’s something that everyone should keep in mind whenever a photo is beingcomposed.... more »

An easy way to improve photo composition

One of my chief concerns whenever I’m out creating photographs is making sure that I compose in such a way that directs the viewer’s eye. Effectively using leading lines and vanishing points is a surefire way to do this but I’ve also found that another great way to improve photo composition is by incorporating contrasting elements. Traditionally, we think of contrast in photography as a degree of difference between the tones in your image. However, there are multiple ways to look at that. For example, often times, I’ll pit warm tones squarely against cool tones or, as the case with this image, straight lines (with the trees) vs curved shapes (with the natural bend of the stream). All of these little methods help create a more compelling photo when done methodically. It’s something that everyone should keep in mind whenever a photo is being composed.

I took this image with my +Sony A7r and my beloved "Funkbuster: TNG" Sony 16mm Fisheye lens. The camera was perched almost directly above the stream at Little Zig Zag Falls but was totally secure thanks to the spiked feet that I had on my +Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done by applying a +VSCO preset in Lightroom and then adjusting to taste.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1ATid1T

‪#‎Funkbuster‬, ‪#‎Fisheye‬, ‪#‎Landscape‬, ‪#‎Oregon‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬, ‪#‎VSCOCam‬___

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2014-10-12 03:45:56 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 221 +1s)Open 

The Sony FE 16-35mm F4 vs The Sun

Over the past few days, as I started sharing photos taken with the not-yet-released Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens, one of the most common questions asked was, “What do sunbursts look like with it?”

Well, ask and ye shall receive. I had an opportunity to test the lens out earlier this afternoon, while taking in some long overdue UrbEx shooting in the remote town of Cisco, UT. I only had a few minutes to test this out because a wave of cloud rolled through pretty quickly and blocked me from photographing the sun directly. However, as you can see, the Sony FE 16-35mm F4 does quite well with producing a very pleasing sunburst. I had the lens on my Sony A7r and set to f/10. I’m sure it’d be even more defined at f/14 – f/16. I bracketed three exposures at a 2-stop increments and tone-mapped using Photomatix Pro. I then applied a VSCO preset inLightroom... more »

The Sony FE 16-35mm F4 vs The Sun

Over the past few days, as I started sharing photos taken with the not-yet-released Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens, one of the most common questions asked was, “What do sunbursts look like with it?”

Well, ask and ye shall receive. I had an opportunity to test the lens out earlier this afternoon, while taking in some long overdue UrbEx shooting in the remote town of Cisco, UT. I only had a few minutes to test this out because a wave of cloud rolled through pretty quickly and blocked me from photographing the sun directly. However, as you can see, the Sony FE 16-35mm F4 does quite well with producing a very pleasing sunburst. I had the lens on my Sony A7r and set to f/10. I’m sure it’d be even more defined at f/14 – f/16. I bracketed three exposures at a 2-stop increments and tone-mapped using Photomatix Pro. I then applied a VSCO preset in Lightroom for some stylization.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1s6hBnI

‪#‎Cisco‬, ‪#‎Sony‬, ‪#‎SonyFE1635‬, ‪#‎Sunburst‬, ‪#‎UrbEx‬, ‪#‎VSCOCam‬, ‪#‎HDR‬, ‪#‎SonyA7r‬, ‪#‎Utah‬___

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2014-09-08 16:28:32 (14 comments, 22 reshares, 290 +1s)Open 

Improving composition using natural layers

One of the ways that I aim to create a more compelling photo is by incorporating natural layers to improve composition. This is especially useful with seascape photography because it’s easy for the viewer’s eyes get lost when you don’t provide sufficient foreground, middle ground, and/or background elements. Of course, this is wholly dependent on what you’re capturing and how you intend to present it. With these sea stacks, my goal was to allow the viewer’s eyes to roam from the front of the image thru to the back, bouncing from one rock to the other. I was fortunate to have these formations (taken in Bandon, OR) to use in my composition and did my best to establish enough separation of each stack.

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

Improving composition using natural layers

One of the ways that I aim to create a more compelling photo is by incorporating natural layers to improve composition. This is especially useful with seascape photography because it’s easy for the viewer’s eyes get lost when you don’t provide sufficient foreground, middle ground, and/or background elements. Of course, this is wholly dependent on what you’re capturing and how you intend to present it. With these sea stacks, my goal was to allow the viewer’s eyes to roam from the front of the image thru to the back, bouncing from one rock to the other. I was fortunate to have these formations (taken in Bandon, OR) to use in my composition and did my best to establish enough separation of each stack.

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

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2014-08-27 03:55:06 (33 comments, 8 reshares, 333 +1s)Open 

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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2014-10-10 15:52:19 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

I put the yet-to-be-released +Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens this morning during a rather calm sunrise shoot at Dead Horse Point State Park. As expected, it performed quite beautifully across the range of focal lengths. We're enjoying some breakfast now after a 4:30AM wake up call and then it's back to the hotel to burn some of this crap light by editing some photos to share. :)

I put the yet-to-be-released +Sony FE 16-35mm F4 lens this morning during a rather calm sunrise shoot at Dead Horse Point State Park. As expected, it performed quite beautifully across the range of focal lengths. We're enjoying some breakfast now after a 4:30AM wake up call and then it's back to the hotel to burn some of this crap light by editing some photos to share. :)___

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2014-10-18 15:25:58 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

Backlight and the bloke

I only got to experience two sunsets at Byron Bay in Australia and both were spectacular. On the evening of the first sunset, I was frantically running around looking for different photos to take of the ocean, the surfers, and the landscape. Admittedly, I didn’t get to really enjoy the sunset for what it was. I decided to fix that on the following evening. This time, I just kept to laying back and watching everything unfold. In front of me was this bloke who, just by looking at, seemed to exude charisma and a lifetime worth of stories. At least, that’s what I conjured up in my own mind. He kept looking off to the right, into the expanse of the ocean, and as he did, the sun began exploding this surreal golden light around him, framing every inch of his profile.

Fortunately, I had the right gear with me to get the photo I intended to get. I had handheldmy ... more »

Backlight and the bloke

I only got to experience two sunsets at Byron Bay in Australia and both were spectacular. On the evening of the first sunset, I was frantically running around looking for different photos to take of the ocean, the surfers, and the landscape. Admittedly, I didn’t get to really enjoy the sunset for what it was. I decided to fix that on the following evening. This time, I just kept to laying back and watching everything unfold. In front of me was this bloke who, just by looking at, seemed to exude charisma and a lifetime worth of stories. At least, that’s what I conjured up in my own mind. He kept looking off to the right, into the expanse of the ocean, and as he did, the sun began exploding this surreal golden light around him, framing every inch of his profile.

Fortunately, I had the right gear with me to get the photo I intended to get. I had handheld my Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 and quickly nabbed a few quick photos before the sun dipped too far below the horizon. It took all of a few seconds before I was back to simply taking in the beautiful scene in front of me.

Source with more info & links: http://bit.ly/1wTAQS9

‪#‎Backlight‬, ‪#‎ByronBay‬, ‪#‎Portrait‬, ‪#‎Seeaustralia‬, ‪#‎Sunset‬, #VSCOCam  ___

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