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Peter Adams has been at 6 events

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Thomas Hawk7,821,613One 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 23:30:00128  
Trey Ratcliff8,498,623We're gonna talk about all the latest physical and online backup solutions.  And, no, it's not sponsored by Drobo (everyone suspects that because we keep bringing it up!).  Hehe... Actually, Drobo is only one of three physical drive makers that I am using... I'll even grab my webcam and give you a little tour of a bunch of blinky lights and giant black boxes in my studio.  Joining me are Geekbeat.tv 's +John Pozadzides / +Cali Lewis , Fox's +Clayton Morris , Lytro's +Eric Cheng , Google's +Elena Solomon + my good friends +Scott Kublin +Peter Adams and +Gino Barasa  ! If you have backup questions (or ideas) ahead of time, let us know. Thanks again to +Dave Veffer for producing!Next G+ Photo Hangout Show - Backup Solutions!! The latest and greatest! Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-06-25 04:00:00345  
Trey Ratcliff8,498,623*Meeting Time:*  5:30 PM PT on May 14 *Meeting/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 Side *Hashtag:*   #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 @118191303233704861327 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 @104987932455782713675 and @105237212888595777019 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 #GlassPhotowalk    We'll have a TON more details soon...  this will be a great celebration of photography! *Watch Live:* Can't make it?  @112471890387110967375 will be hosting a @106837773805813749834 session.  I'll share it live to my stream too! *What to Bring:* Any camera will do - from a mobile phone to a big DSLR.  It's all good! :) *Party Mode:* Put your Android or iPhone into Party Mode for the event! This means photos you take will be auto-uploaded to the event! Just see this video at http://goo.gl/VA858 in case you don't know how to do this.Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001373  
Lisa Donchak16,212Hi 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 18:00:0027  
Thomas Hawk7,821,613The one and only @111863388502434056486 Guru @103519655975029093996 is coming to town and we are going to celebrate in style.  Join us on Thursday, October 11th for a special dinner / photowalk.   We are going to start the evening off at 5:30pm at Henry Hunan's on Sansome Street in San Francisco (note there are several Henry Hunan's, this is the one on Sansome in North Beach).  We'll enjoy some of San Francisco's best chinese food and then head up to go shoot the tallest building in SF, the Transamerica Building at sunset/dusk.  We'll shoot the building from the Montgomery Street overlook -- one of the best locations to shoot This iconic William Pereira spire from.   Afterwards we'll float around North Beach shooting more of the historic architecture and night life before ending up the night at Specs' Twelve Adler Museum for a few later evening adult beverages.   Specs' is a throwback to old school San Francisco that the SF Weekly describes as "one of the few bars left where you can ask for a martini and get a cold glass of gin and a little vermouth without having to answer a bunch of damn fool questions." Rumor has it the smoothest dude alive @101651096660571767183 will also be joining us from NYC and @105873814765821560444 will be up from Los Angeles.   What a great night for photography this will be.  Come on out for a great G+ Photography evening!A San Francisco Dinner/Photowalk with Gordon Laing2012-10-11 17:30:00136  
Trey Ratcliff8,498,623A huge show!  We'll have on the Google Photos team to talk all about the news of the Google acquisition of Nik Software.  If you want to read more about this, see the article I released this morning at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/09/17/the-importance-of-google-acquiring-nik-software/  Who's joining us?  Many from the Google Photos team including @116594199576805510790 @110801010428787263936 @116040565882702717981 and maybe @108189587050871927619 too!  Also joining me is @104987932455782713675 who I'm sure has many hot opinions about this acquisition! Do you have questions?  Be sure to use Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- We'll get that set up right when the show starts so we can take all your questions live...  Trey's Variety Hour #52: Google and Nik Software, BFF2012-09-18 04:00:00284  

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2015-05-01 00:07:59 (39 comments, 117 reshares, 724 +1s)Open 

Eiffel Tower Sparkle -- Paris, France

Just back from a trip to #Paris and now have a lot of photo processing to catchup on. On this trip I mostly shot "tiny format" (iPhone 6 + Moment lenses) but did make some images with the +Sony RX1 as well.

Here's an shot of the Eiffel Tower mid sparkle. 20,000 light bulbs were just  enough the illuminate the low clouds seen here.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/ZwlZe3

Shot with the amazing +Sony RX1 in #paris

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2015-05-01 00:07:59 (39 comments, 117 reshares, 724 +1s)Open 

Eiffel Tower Sparkle -- Paris, France

Just back from a trip to #Paris and now have a lot of photo processing to catchup on. On this trip I mostly shot "tiny format" (iPhone 6 + Moment lenses) but did make some images with the +Sony RX1 as well.

Here's an shot of the Eiffel Tower mid sparkle. 20,000 light bulbs were just  enough the illuminate the low clouds seen here.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/ZwlZe3

Shot with the amazing +Sony RX1 in #paris

Most plusones: 724

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2015-05-01 00:07:59 (39 comments, 117 reshares, 724 +1s)Open 

Eiffel Tower Sparkle -- Paris, France

Just back from a trip to #Paris and now have a lot of photo processing to catchup on. On this trip I mostly shot "tiny format" (iPhone 6 + Moment lenses) but did make some images with the +Sony RX1 as well.

Here's an shot of the Eiffel Tower mid sparkle. 20,000 light bulbs were just  enough the illuminate the low clouds seen here.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/ZwlZe3

Shot with the amazing +Sony RX1 in #paris

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2015-08-28 00:18:25 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A Walk Through Paris

Just posted a long photo essay filled of street photography I did while in Paris earlier this year.

Normally for these types of photos, I would shoot with my Sony. However, this trip I shot everything on iPhone.

A Walk Through Paris

Just posted a long photo essay filled of street photography I did while in Paris earlier this year.

Normally for these types of photos, I would shoot with my Sony. However, this trip I shot everything on iPhone.___

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2015-08-18 05:11:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Shooting Tiny Format

New post up on my blog about all the gear that I use when shooting with the iPhone or as I call it: tiny format.

If you are interested in turning your iPhone into a legitimate camera system, then give this post a read.

Shooting Tiny Format

New post up on my blog about all the gear that I use when shooting with the iPhone or as I call it: tiny format.

If you are interested in turning your iPhone into a legitimate camera system, then give this post a read.___

2015-05-29 07:49:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Retina.js is Evil. Kill it before it crashes your WordPress Website

Do yourself a favor right now and check to see if your WordPress theme uses a javascript library called retina.js (you can see this by using a request inspector like Firebug for Firefox or Fidler).

If it is being used keep reading. If you are not make sure than any future themes you buy do not use it.

Ok, why am I so worked up over this? Simple: it has the potential to bring your website to its knees.

Here's the deal. Retina.js is a piece of javascript that replaces normal images on your website with larger versions that are more suitable for display on Apple's retina displays.

Sounds good right? Wrong. 

The way this crafty little thing works is that it lets your web page load and then fires off a new request to the server to check to see if there is a... more »

Retina.js is Evil. Kill it before it crashes your WordPress Website

Do yourself a favor right now and check to see if your WordPress theme uses a javascript library called retina.js (you can see this by using a request inspector like Firebug for Firefox or Fidler).

If it is being used keep reading. If you are not make sure than any future themes you buy do not use it.

Ok, why am I so worked up over this? Simple: it has the potential to bring your website to its knees.

Here's the deal. Retina.js is a piece of javascript that replaces normal images on your website with larger versions that are more suitable for display on Apple's retina displays.

Sounds good right? Wrong. 

The way this crafty little thing works is that it lets your web page load and then fires off a new request to the server to check to see if there is a "retina" version of the image (identified like so /images/my_image@2x.png).

It does this for EACH and EVERY image on your page.

If the @2x version is found it pulls it down for display. If not WordPress tries to figure out what to do and ultimately throws a 404 error.

So what's the problem? If you had a simple blog with some light theme graphics this might not be too bad. But if you have a photography website with pages that are full of images, then you have a big problem.

Specifically the problem is that  _missing_ image requests are actually very expensive requests due to the fact that WordPress has to be loaded to handle them.

You see, normally when your web page loads the browser only makes one (or maybe two) requests that WordPress has to handle. However, when retina.js is used on an image heavy website (that does not have @2x retina versions of all images) the browser generates tens of requests that WordPress has handle.

And thus the rub... if your theme uses retina.js you are inadvertently increasing the load on your server exponentially by flooding it with expensive requests.

That's not all. Because retina.js doesn't want it's image swapping thing to be noticeable it basically fires off all of these requests at the same time which can easily create a denial of service situation that can crash your web server when you have a handful or more of simultaneous visitors.

I noticed that this was happening to me on one of my own websites which was periodically running out of memory and becoming unresponsive. Looking at the logs revealed that a ton of 404 errors were happening because of these requests for @2x images on my gallery and taxonomy pages.

Ok end of rant. Here's how to fix this... you have two options:

1. Modify your theme by commenting out the use this evil script. Pretty obvious.

2. Install W3 Total Cache plugin and check the option called "Do not process 404 errors for static objects with WordPress" (It's on the  Browser Cache Settings page). This adds a rewrite rule prevents WordPress from being loaded on requests for missing images. Retina.js will still do it's silly stuff, but this time the 404 errors won't be handled by WordPress.

Happy hunting.___

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2015-05-21 16:01:11 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

WooThemes Gets Acquired By Automattic

Big moves in the WordPress economy today. A sure sign of interesting things to come.

I use WooCommerce to sell ebooks at wpphotog.com and support subscriptions for my plugins over at photopressdev.com.

Can wait to see how this fits in with WordPress.com over time.... Feels like Automattic is going head to head with Squarespace.com.

You can also read about this over on +Matt Mullenweg's blog: http://ma.tt/2015/05/woomattic/


WooThemes Gets Acquired By Automattic

Big moves in the WordPress economy today. A sure sign of interesting things to come.

I use WooCommerce to sell ebooks at wpphotog.com and support subscriptions for my plugins over at photopressdev.com.

Can wait to see how this fits in with WordPress.com over time.... Feels like Automattic is going head to head with Squarespace.com.

You can also read about this over on +Matt Mullenweg's blog: http://ma.tt/2015/05/woomattic/
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2015-05-05 00:50:47 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

The Guardian of Notre Dame -- Paris, France

On my recent trip to Paris, I climbed the 387 steps to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral to see the numerous chimeras and gargoyles that adorn the facade. 

Chimeras and gargoyles were typically used by the church as a reminder of evil, however, standing up there, I couldn't help but feel that this group of mythical creatures was guarding the place. 

Someone or something is definitely looking out for Notre Dame. I forget where I heard this, but when the allied forces liberated Paris at the end of World War II they found the cathedral riddled with explosives presumedly set by the occupying Nazi forces. Thankfully the explosives were never detonated.  But why not? I always wonder what happened. Could no one bring themselves to press the trigger? Or was the trigger person stopped?

I bet this gargoyle knows thean... more »

The Guardian of Notre Dame -- Paris, France

On my recent trip to Paris, I climbed the 387 steps to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral to see the numerous chimeras and gargoyles that adorn the facade. 

Chimeras and gargoyles were typically used by the church as a reminder of evil, however, standing up there, I couldn't help but feel that this group of mythical creatures was guarding the place. 

Someone or something is definitely looking out for Notre Dame. I forget where I heard this, but when the allied forces liberated Paris at the end of World War II they found the cathedral riddled with explosives presumedly set by the occupying Nazi forces. Thankfully the explosives were never detonated.  But why not? I always wonder what happened. Could no one bring themselves to press the trigger? Or was the trigger person stopped?

I bet this gargoyle knows the answer.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/IkxTXg

Shot with the amazing +Sony RX1 in #paris___

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2015-05-01 00:07:59 (39 comments, 117 reshares, 724 +1s)Open 

Eiffel Tower Sparkle -- Paris, France

Just back from a trip to #Paris and now have a lot of photo processing to catchup on. On this trip I mostly shot "tiny format" (iPhone 6 + Moment lenses) but did make some images with the +Sony RX1 as well.

Here's an shot of the Eiffel Tower mid sparkle. 20,000 light bulbs were just  enough the illuminate the low clouds seen here.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/ZwlZe3

Shot with the amazing +Sony RX1 in #paris

Eiffel Tower Sparkle -- Paris, France

Just back from a trip to #Paris and now have a lot of photo processing to catchup on. On this trip I mostly shot "tiny format" (iPhone 6 + Moment lenses) but did make some images with the +Sony RX1 as well.

Here's an shot of the Eiffel Tower mid sparkle. 20,000 light bulbs were just  enough the illuminate the low clouds seen here.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/ZwlZe3

Shot with the amazing +Sony RX1 in #paris___

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2014-12-18 19:22:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Intergalactic Theme from Automattic

The folks over at Automattic have released a very cool new free theme called Intergalactic that some of you might really like.

Intergalactic Theme from Automattic

The folks over at Automattic have released a very cool new free theme called Intergalactic that some of you might really like.___

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2014-12-02 03:16:17 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Ahwahnee Meadow -- Yosemite National Park

Another from last week in Yosemite... Here's a pop of fall yellow against walls of pine and granite. Watching the mist come and go was almost a meditation.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/Hg6rdP

Shot with a +Phase One  IQ140, developed in Capture One, finished in Adobe Photoshop.

Ahwahnee Meadow -- Yosemite National Park

Another from last week in Yosemite... Here's a pop of fall yellow against walls of pine and granite. Watching the mist come and go was almost a meditation.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/Hg6rdP

Shot with a +Phase One  IQ140, developed in Capture One, finished in Adobe Photoshop.___

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2014-11-29 03:06:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

El Capitan First Light -- Yosemite National Park, California.

Yosemite is one of those places that speaks to my heart. I grew up, photographically speaking, with my nose down in Ansel Adams books and I think that helped create some kind of strange connection to the place for me. I can't really put into words how I feel when I'm there.

This trip I had the entire El Capitan meadow to myself when I shot this image. It was just me and two giant black Ravens that would occasionally do a fly-by to get a better look at me. As the sun rose over the edge of the valley, the first light hit the top of El Capitan with an amazing crown of light.

This image is actually made from five images taken with my +Phase One IQ140. Panos like this a super easy to make when you use the Pano-Gimbal head from +Really Right Stuff  - which stays on my tripod the entire time I'm inY... more »

El Capitan First Light -- Yosemite National Park, California.

Yosemite is one of those places that speaks to my heart. I grew up, photographically speaking, with my nose down in Ansel Adams books and I think that helped create some kind of strange connection to the place for me. I can't really put into words how I feel when I'm there.

This trip I had the entire El Capitan meadow to myself when I shot this image. It was just me and two giant black Ravens that would occasionally do a fly-by to get a better look at me. As the sun rose over the edge of the valley, the first light hit the top of El Capitan with an amazing crown of light.

This image is actually made from five images taken with my +Phase One IQ140. Panos like this a super easy to make when you use the Pano-Gimbal head from +Really Right Stuff  - which stays on my tripod the entire time I'm in Yosemite.

Order a print of this image here: http://goo.gl/OhDYGY___

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2014-11-04 00:23:50 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

One World Trade Center -- New York, New York 

Here's a new favorite shot of One World Trade Center as seen from the 9/11 Memorial - which i visited for the first time on my last trip to NYC. 

I moved to Silicon Valley shortly after 9/11 so my memories of the Twin Towers were all hastily replaced with a that of a giant construction site. Now that One world Trade Center and the memorial are finished, I figured it was time to dislodge that memory and fill the space with something new.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/ecsOtF

Or, see my other NYC images here: http://goo.gl/9RjM8d

One World Trade Center -- New York, New York 

Here's a new favorite shot of One World Trade Center as seen from the 9/11 Memorial - which i visited for the first time on my last trip to NYC. 

I moved to Silicon Valley shortly after 9/11 so my memories of the Twin Towers were all hastily replaced with a that of a giant construction site. Now that One world Trade Center and the memorial are finished, I figured it was time to dislodge that memory and fill the space with something new.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/ecsOtF

Or, see my other NYC images here: http://goo.gl/9RjM8d___

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2014-10-31 03:13:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Philip -- Santa Cruz, California

I've been shooting a lot of high key portraits lately. This is one I took of Philip who I met on West Cliff drive this weekend. Philip had some wild stories to tell and was kind enough to pose for me in my make shift studio (which entailed mounting a white background to the side of my SUV using clamps and gaffers tape).

Shot with the +Phase One  IQ140, natural light.

Philip -- Santa Cruz, California

I've been shooting a lot of high key portraits lately. This is one I took of Philip who I met on West Cliff drive this weekend. Philip had some wild stories to tell and was kind enough to pose for me in my make shift studio (which entailed mounting a white background to the side of my SUV using clamps and gaffers tape).

Shot with the +Phase One  IQ140, natural light.___

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2014-10-16 00:28:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Sun and Rain -- Hanalei, Hawaii

Just read that Mark Zuckerberg is buying 700 acres of Kauai. Can't say I blame him as it's one of my favorite spots in the world.

Here's a moody sunset I shot one evening in the taro fields outside Hanalei on the North shore.

This is a very large panorama made from 5 images shot with my +Phase One and finished in AutoPano and Photoshop.

Buy a print here: http://goo.gl/TLo8Q0

All my Kauai images are here: http://goo.gl/mI9Q0L

Sun and Rain -- Hanalei, Hawaii

Just read that Mark Zuckerberg is buying 700 acres of Kauai. Can't say I blame him as it's one of my favorite spots in the world.

Here's a moody sunset I shot one evening in the taro fields outside Hanalei on the North shore.

This is a very large panorama made from 5 images shot with my +Phase One and finished in AutoPano and Photoshop.

Buy a print here: http://goo.gl/TLo8Q0

All my Kauai images are here: http://goo.gl/mI9Q0L___

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2014-10-07 00:23:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Getting Maximum Image Quality from the iPhone 6 Plus

Finally got my hands on an iPhone 6 Plus and wanted to see just how far I could push image quality using the new manual exposure controls introduced in iOS 8.

You might be shocked at just how much image quality you are giving up by letting iOS set the exposure.

I was able to take sharp, low noise shots in low light situations by manually using very slow shutter speeds. Details on my blog.

Getting Maximum Image Quality from the iPhone 6 Plus

Finally got my hands on an iPhone 6 Plus and wanted to see just how far I could push image quality using the new manual exposure controls introduced in iOS 8.

You might be shocked at just how much image quality you are giving up by letting iOS set the exposure.

I was able to take sharp, low noise shots in low light situations by manually using very slow shutter speeds. Details on my blog.___

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2014-10-06 00:32:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Rest in peace Steve Jobs.

Rest in peace Steve Jobs.___

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2014-10-02 01:31:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Hanalei School Building -- Hanalei, Hawaii 

I've got Hanalei and Kauai on the brain today... Here's a image of the main school building that I made there last month.

How on earth the kids stay focused with that backyard is beyond me. 

Making this image was fun. It's actually a giant 86 mega-pixel panorama made with my +Phase One  IQ140 digital back - which means it can be printed mural size and still retain lots of detail. Black and white processing was done in Photoshop and +Nik Collection by Google 

Order a print (big or small) here: http://goo.gl/muiGqU

Hanalei School Building -- Hanalei, Hawaii 

I've got Hanalei and Kauai on the brain today... Here's a image of the main school building that I made there last month.

How on earth the kids stay focused with that backyard is beyond me. 

Making this image was fun. It's actually a giant 86 mega-pixel panorama made with my +Phase One  IQ140 digital back - which means it can be printed mural size and still retain lots of detail. Black and white processing was done in Photoshop and +Nik Collection by Google 

Order a print (big or small) here: http://goo.gl/muiGqU___

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2014-09-23 03:24:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Moonrise Over Hanalei -- Kauai, Hawaii

A new favorite from my latest trip to Kauai. After several years of shooting Kauai in color, I've recently started making a lot more black and white images.

This one was fun as I caught the moonrise over this group of palm trees during a chance break in the clouds. Shot with the +Sony  RX1 right before sunset.

Prints available here: http://goo.gl/dO4ATO

Moonrise Over Hanalei -- Kauai, Hawaii

A new favorite from my latest trip to Kauai. After several years of shooting Kauai in color, I've recently started making a lot more black and white images.

This one was fun as I caught the moonrise over this group of palm trees during a chance break in the clouds. Shot with the +Sony  RX1 right before sunset.

Prints available here: http://goo.gl/dO4ATO___

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2014-09-04 23:44:08 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

WordPress 4.0 is out!

Lots of cool changes especially to the media Library. What's everyone think?

WordPress 4.0 is out!

Lots of cool changes especially to the media Library. What's everyone think?___

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2014-09-03 19:19:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Slider Revolution Security Vulnerability

Ugh. Not good at all. If you use this plugin please read and be sure to update.

Also not cool that this was patched silently IMHO...

Slider Revolution Security Vulnerability

Ugh. Not good at all. If you use this plugin please read and be sure to update.

Also not cool that this was patched silently IMHO...___

2014-08-25 07:39:56 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Watch Out for Brute Force Password Attacks

I burned a half day on this so sharing here in case others are too...

I'm in the process of moving all my websites to Amazon Web Services and during the move realized that two of my sites were suffering under the load of brute force password attacks.

If you are not familiar with a brute force attack it's when hackers use a network of zombie computers to attempt repeated logins into your wordpress install using many thousands of password combinations.

I knew something was up as my server had started to routinely running out of memory. It took watching the raw apache access log files of the server to figure our exactly what was going on.

Turns out the hackers were targeting my sites that were running the WooCommerce plugin. A little research surfaced that I was not alone and basically any of the... more »

Watch Out for Brute Force Password Attacks

I burned a half day on this so sharing here in case others are too...

I'm in the process of moving all my websites to Amazon Web Services and during the move realized that two of my sites were suffering under the load of brute force password attacks.

If you are not familiar with a brute force attack it's when hackers use a network of zombie computers to attempt repeated logins into your wordpress install using many thousands of password combinations.

I knew something was up as my server had started to routinely running out of memory. It took watching the raw apache access log files of the server to figure our exactly what was going on.

Turns out the hackers were targeting my sites that were running the WooCommerce plugin. A little research surfaced that I was not alone and basically any of the popular ecommerce plugins are being targeted.

There are some cool security plugins out there but none of them seem to prevent this type of attack. To stop the attack I had to add some clever apache rewrite rules to my htaccess file to prevent the zombies from POSTing logins/passwords directly to wp-login.php without actually visiting that page.

Also, to be safe I rotated all my passwords to be 50 characters long which would take a very long time to guess - even with a zombie network...

Prior to stopping the attack I was seeing CPU utilization rates in the 60-75% range. After I put the fix in place that fell to 5-15% and the site became much much more responsive.

So... if you run any of the popular ecommerce plugins you are likely going to be exposed to this. Be sure to look for the signs and take precautions!

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2014-08-11 17:24:03 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Surfing The Sunset -- Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is a magical place and Hanalei Bay is no exception. Filled with paddle surfers, beach goers, and children jumping off its 340 foot pier, it is one of my favorite places on earth to watch the sun sink into the ocean. 

Prints of this image are available here: http://goo.gl/ccdVaA

Surfing The Sunset -- Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is a magical place and Hanalei Bay is no exception. Filled with paddle surfers, beach goers, and children jumping off its 340 foot pier, it is one of my favorite places on earth to watch the sun sink into the ocean. 

Prints of this image are available here: http://goo.gl/ccdVaA___

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2014-08-05 01:26:55 (9 comments, 14 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Sunset at 37,000 Feet -- Somewhere, USA

Mother nature knows how to put on a light show. I caught this one last week with a ring side view at 37,000 feet. If you ever get to fly during sunset/sunrise hours, always get a window seat as far forward as possible.

Prints available here: http://goo.gl/cySfhP

Sunset at 37,000 Feet -- Somewhere, USA

Mother nature knows how to put on a light show. I caught this one last week with a ring side view at 37,000 feet. If you ever get to fly during sunset/sunrise hours, always get a window seat as far forward as possible.

Prints available here: http://goo.gl/cySfhP___

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2014-05-14 23:41:24 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Out of Time -- London, England

Double-decker buses streak across space, time and the Westminster Bridge.

I made this image a few weeks ago while in London. Must have been 10 other photographers with tripods on the bridge that night. I only had a tiny gorillapod which meant my +Sony  RX1 was almost sitting on the ground -- helping to create this perspective.

The Image quality and versatility of the RX1 continues to amaze me.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/dWnQRV

Out of Time -- London, England

Double-decker buses streak across space, time and the Westminster Bridge.

I made this image a few weeks ago while in London. Must have been 10 other photographers with tripods on the bridge that night. I only had a tiny gorillapod which meant my +Sony  RX1 was almost sitting on the ground -- helping to create this perspective.

The Image quality and versatility of the RX1 continues to amaze me.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/dWnQRV___

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2014-05-05 03:14:28 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Battersea Power Station -- London, England

Classic rock pilgrimage complete! I've been waiting a long time to visit the Battersea Power Station. Pretty much ever since picking up my first copy of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals -- which is a still a favorite!

Battersea hasn't generated electricity since 1983, however, it still remains on iconic landmark along the Thames river in South West London.

The site is now in the process of being redeveloped into a mixed use residential property - making it hard to access. The plant is walled off or fenced up on all sides of it's 33 acres. I even was chased away by guards twice while trying to find the right vantage spot to take this shot.

Animals.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/pj9mHT

Battersea Power Station -- London, England

Classic rock pilgrimage complete! I've been waiting a long time to visit the Battersea Power Station. Pretty much ever since picking up my first copy of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals -- which is a still a favorite!

Battersea hasn't generated electricity since 1983, however, it still remains on iconic landmark along the Thames river in South West London.

The site is now in the process of being redeveloped into a mixed use residential property - making it hard to access. The plant is walled off or fenced up on all sides of it's 33 acres. I even was chased away by guards twice while trying to find the right vantage spot to take this shot.

Animals.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/pj9mHT___

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2014-04-15 06:24:34 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This looks so freaking good. Can't wait to see it.

This looks so freaking good. Can't wait to see it.___

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2014-04-03 16:55:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

WordPress For Photogs Hangout #1: All About Themes

We had great first live hangout last night Joining me were 
+Scott Wyden Kivowitz and +Rachel Brenke and the video is now up on Youtube. 

The three of us talked for over an hour about choosing and working with WordPress themes. We covered tips, tricks, experiences, and a lot more. Scott even did a little preview of the next version of Photocrati.

If you are looking for a new theme or are just starting out with WordPress themes, be sure to take a look. 

WordPress For Photogs Hangout #1: All About Themes

We had great first live hangout last night Joining me were 
+Scott Wyden Kivowitz and +Rachel Brenke and the video is now up on Youtube. 

The three of us talked for over an hour about choosing and working with WordPress themes. We covered tips, tricks, experiences, and a lot more. Scott even did a little preview of the next version of Photocrati.

If you are looking for a new theme or are just starting out with WordPress themes, be sure to take a look. ___

2014-04-03 16:23:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Help Wanted Category

We had a great discussion last night on our first WordPress for Photographers community Hangout. One of things we talked about was how hard it is for photographers to find good WordPress developers/consultants that they can hire to customize themes, add features, etc.

Based on that feedback I'm adding a new category to the community called Help Wanted.

Rules to follow when posting to this category...

If you are someone looking to hire a WordPress developer: post a short description of what you need along with a rough budget (doesn't need to be exact, ballpark is fine).

If you are a developer: feel free to introduce yourself along with a single link to your website. Please do not spam this category repeatedly with links and posts promoting yourself or else a moderator will be forced to ban you.

Help Wanted Category

We had a great discussion last night on our first WordPress for Photographers community Hangout. One of things we talked about was how hard it is for photographers to find good WordPress developers/consultants that they can hire to customize themes, add features, etc.

Based on that feedback I'm adding a new category to the community called Help Wanted.

Rules to follow when posting to this category...

If you are someone looking to hire a WordPress developer: post a short description of what you need along with a rough budget (doesn't need to be exact, ballpark is fine).

If you are a developer: feel free to introduce yourself along with a single link to your website. Please do not spam this category repeatedly with links and posts promoting yourself or else a moderator will be forced to ban you.___

2014-03-28 22:03:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Come join Alex, Scott and Peter for an hour of fun filled talk about finding the right WordPress theme for your Photography website.

Come join Alex, Scott and Peter for an hour of fun filled talk about finding the right WordPress theme for your Photography website.___

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2014-03-28 02:34:04 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Redwood Forest -- Felton, California 

One of Northern California's most magical features are the old growth redwood forests. 

I've been photographing these trees for a long time now but have always struggled to convey the scale of the trees and the expansive nature of the forest. One would think that a wide angle lens would do the trick, but those lenses make the trees too small. Medium telephoto lenses fail to capture the expansiveness of the forest. I almost gave up.

Then I started shooting large scale Panoramas and WOW. What a difference format makes. This is a 193 mega-pixel panorama made from 10 images taken with my +Phase One  medium format camera and then combined using Auto Pano and Photoshop. 

The detail in the full size file is incredible, so much so that it can be printed five feet wide without having to up-size the file. 
Ca... more »

Redwood Forest -- Felton, California 

One of Northern California's most magical features are the old growth redwood forests. 

I've been photographing these trees for a long time now but have always struggled to convey the scale of the trees and the expansive nature of the forest. One would think that a wide angle lens would do the trick, but those lenses make the trees too small. Medium telephoto lenses fail to capture the expansiveness of the forest. I almost gave up.

Then I started shooting large scale Panoramas and WOW. What a difference format makes. This is a 193 mega-pixel panorama made from 10 images taken with my +Phase One  medium format camera and then combined using Auto Pano and Photoshop. 

The detail in the full size file is incredible, so much so that it can be printed five feet wide without having to up-size the file. 

Can't wait for someone to want a print that big!

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/EQVOBR___

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2014-03-22 19:44:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Manhattan Looking Uptown -- New York, New York 

The view of Manhattan from the new Seven World Trade Center. 

It's hard to see all the detail here on Facebook, but the density of Manhattan blocks are incredible - especially as you get closer to the Empire State Building.

You can order a print here: http://goo.gl/6uto05

Manhattan Looking Uptown -- New York, New York 

The view of Manhattan from the new Seven World Trade Center. 

It's hard to see all the detail here on Facebook, but the density of Manhattan blocks are incredible - especially as you get closer to the Empire State Building.

You can order a print here: http://goo.gl/6uto05___

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2014-03-19 22:47:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Ancient Rivers -- Somewhere Nevada 

Aerial view of the sculpted landscape in southern Nevada.  It always amazes me how time and elements carve these hills.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/1Ugjq7

Ancient Rivers -- Somewhere Nevada 

Aerial view of the sculpted landscape in southern Nevada.  It always amazes me how time and elements carve these hills.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/1Ugjq7___

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2014-03-13 23:55:29 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Field of Yellow -- Davenport, California

I'm starting to shoot panoramas! Been at it for weeks now and have to admit it's been quite the struggle. The darn iPhone makes it look so easy but there is a ton of new technique to master in order to create high quality fine art panoramas.

This image is seven exposures taken with my Phase One and then stitched together in Photoshop for a whopping 147 mega-pixels. My poor 2011 Macbook Pro is hating life processing these 3GB files. ;)

Aside from the technical stuff I'm finding the hardest part about Panoramas is rethinking composition. The aspect ratio makes composition choices…well...different. I'm still wrapping my head around pre-visualizing composition across seven exposures.

I have a long way to go but am happy with this one. Enjoy.

Order prints here: http://goo.gl/byHG2I

Field of Yellow -- Davenport, California

I'm starting to shoot panoramas! Been at it for weeks now and have to admit it's been quite the struggle. The darn iPhone makes it look so easy but there is a ton of new technique to master in order to create high quality fine art panoramas.

This image is seven exposures taken with my Phase One and then stitched together in Photoshop for a whopping 147 mega-pixels. My poor 2011 Macbook Pro is hating life processing these 3GB files. ;)

Aside from the technical stuff I'm finding the hardest part about Panoramas is rethinking composition. The aspect ratio makes composition choices…well...different. I'm still wrapping my head around pre-visualizing composition across seven exposures.

I have a long way to go but am happy with this one. Enjoy.

Order prints here: http://goo.gl/byHG2I___

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2014-03-09 03:02:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

*Shark Fin Cove -- Davenport, California *

A favorite spot just south of Davenport. Winter sometimes yields moody light on the coast if you time it right and are willing to put up with the rain.

Prints can be ordered here: http://goo.gl/yisgp5

*Shark Fin Cove -- Davenport, California *

A favorite spot just south of Davenport. Winter sometimes yields moody light on the coast if you time it right and are willing to put up with the rain.

Prints can be ordered here: http://goo.gl/yisgp5___

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2014-03-05 23:46:30 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Getty Offers Embed-able Images
 
Holy Cow. Getty now allows embeds of editorial photos. Just like you would embed a youtube video.

T&Cs limit its use to editorial sites and not all photos are offered.

This is a brilliant lead generation move for Getty if they are strict on enforcement of the T&Cs.

+Thomas Hawk 

Getty Offers Embed-able Images
 
Holy Cow. Getty now allows embeds of editorial photos. Just like you would embed a youtube video.

T&Cs limit its use to editorial sites and not all photos are offered.

This is a brilliant lead generation move for Getty if they are strict on enforcement of the T&Cs.

+Thomas Hawk ___

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2014-02-24 04:32:35 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

I Made The Olympics!

Just kidding. However one of my photos did! NBC licensed my aerial image of Silicon Valley for use in on-air network promos during the +Sochi 2014 Winter Games.  

We spotted it tonight while watching the closing ceremony.

Very humbled. Thanks +NBC. 

I Made The Olympics!

Just kidding. However one of my photos did! NBC licensed my aerial image of Silicon Valley for use in on-air network promos during the +Sochi 2014 Winter Games.  

We spotted it tonight while watching the closing ceremony.

Very humbled. Thanks +NBC. ___

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2014-01-24 14:38:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Medium Format CMOS is Here

Finally there is a +Phase One medium format camera that can shoot ISO 6400 and have exposures up to 1 hour long.

This beauty has what looks like a larger version of the sensor in my +Sony RX1.

Looking forward to testing this back!

Seeing is believing.

You should see this baby in action: http://bit.ly/1c9Cg3C

Or check out its capabilities: http://bit.ly/1g7lFkD

Heck, you should get your hands on one ASAP: http://bit.ly/LOYcH1___Medium Format CMOS is Here

Finally there is a +Phase One medium format camera that can shoot ISO 6400 and have exposures up to 1 hour long.

This beauty has what looks like a larger version of the sensor in my +Sony RX1.

Looking forward to testing this back!

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2014-01-19 02:10:06 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Timberline -- Government camp, Oregon

The roof of Timberline Lodge & Ski Area and Mount Jefferson at dawn. I always kick myself for not getting out of bed more often to shoot the sunrise. Sure glad +Gary Ellingson and motivated for this one.

Order a print or canvas here: http://goo.gl/iAIWhb

Timberline -- Government camp, Oregon

The roof of Timberline Lodge & Ski Area and Mount Jefferson at dawn. I always kick myself for not getting out of bed more often to shoot the sunrise. Sure glad +Gary Ellingson and motivated for this one.

Order a print or canvas here: http://goo.gl/iAIWhb___

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2014-01-10 20:16:29 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Sone Things to Consider Before you buy that next Theme…

I've been doing research for a new book about WP Themes and am generally horrified by some of the stuff I'm seeing out there.

Sone Things to Consider Before you buy that next Theme…

I've been doing research for a new book about WP Themes and am generally horrified by some of the stuff I'm seeing out there.___

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2014-01-07 04:31:02 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Trippy Chicks -- Santa Cruz, California

There I was shooting a sunset in Santa Cruz and filming a short video on how to use ND filters of +The Arcanum when along comes a hula hoop troupe.

After they were done practicing, these two ladies were happy pose for a few post-sunset shots. Here's my favorite.

Trippy Chicks -- Santa Cruz, California

There I was shooting a sunset in Santa Cruz and filming a short video on how to use ND filters of +The Arcanum when along comes a hula hoop troupe.

After they were done practicing, these two ladies were happy pose for a few post-sunset shots. Here's my favorite.___

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2013-12-26 21:58:14 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Walton Lighthouse -- Santa Cruz, California

After all these years, I finally managed to make it over to Walton Lighthouse in Santa Cruz. 

Walton is the lesser known lighthouse in town but it has these very cool looking 20 ton concrete Dolos (yep, that's what they are called) that protect the lighthouse from the erosive force of the ocean waves.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/QyQtQ0

Walton Lighthouse -- Santa Cruz, California

After all these years, I finally managed to make it over to Walton Lighthouse in Santa Cruz. 

Walton is the lesser known lighthouse in town but it has these very cool looking 20 ton concrete Dolos (yep, that's what they are called) that protect the lighthouse from the erosive force of the ocean waves.

Order a print here: http://goo.gl/QyQtQ0___

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2013-12-21 01:13:36 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I can't stop watching this.

I can't stop watching this.___

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2013-12-20 23:12:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Time to update your WordPress website! 

Get my 100+ page book on WordPress for Photographers over at +Flatbooks or pick up this cool new business bundle!

For a limited time we are offering a Business & Marketing Bundle for 40% OFF! It includes a brand new eBook, Copyright for Photographers, by +Christa Laser, Crowd Control by +Corwin Hiebert and *WordPress for Photographers* by +Peter Adams. 

Visit Flatbooks.com now to learn more and buy this bundle before it's gone!

http://www.flatbooks.com/flatbooks-bundle-business-marketing___Time to update your WordPress website! 

Get my 100+ page book on WordPress for Photographers over at +Flatbooks or pick up this cool new business bundle!

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2013-12-17 03:48:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The Alpine Inn -- Portola Valley, California 

Built in 1852, the Alpine Inn has long been a popular drinking establishment for locals and Stanford students (especially during the dry campus years). 

However, it's the recent years that have made this unassuming roadhouse into one of Silicon Valley's top technology pilgrimage sites.

You see... one day in 1978, researchers from SRI's mobile radio laboratory chose the Alpine Inn as the site from which they would transmit the first message (an e-mail of sorts) across two networks using the now popular "TCP" networking protocol.

The radio lab (a van) and terminal used to send the first e-mail are now housed at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, however a plaque commemorating the event can be found at the Inn.

Order a fine art print of this image for your home oro... more »

The Alpine Inn -- Portola Valley, California 

Built in 1852, the Alpine Inn has long been a popular drinking establishment for locals and Stanford students (especially during the dry campus years). 

However, it's the recent years that have made this unassuming roadhouse into one of Silicon Valley's top technology pilgrimage sites.

You see... one day in 1978, researchers from SRI's mobile radio laboratory chose the Alpine Inn as the site from which they would transmit the first message (an e-mail of sorts) across two networks using the now popular "TCP" networking protocol.

The radio lab (a van) and terminal used to send the first e-mail are now housed at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, however a plaque commemorating the event can be found at the Inn.

Order a fine art print of this image for your home or office: http://goo.gl/lpxq9E

Browse other historic sites in my Silicon Valley gallery: http://goo.gl/t8cPtR___

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2013-12-05 00:47:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Hangar One -- Mountain View, California 

Here is a favorite shot of perhaps the most famous of silicon valley landmark: Hangar One at Moffett Field Airforce base. 

The hangar was originally built in the 1930s as a naval airship station for the USS Macon (a zeppelin!).

Order a fine art print here: http://goo.gl/DFgzYV

Hangar One -- Mountain View, California 

Here is a favorite shot of perhaps the most famous of silicon valley landmark: Hangar One at Moffett Field Airforce base. 

The hangar was originally built in the 1930s as a naval airship station for the USS Macon (a zeppelin!).

Order a fine art print here: http://goo.gl/DFgzYV___

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2013-12-03 00:14:41 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Drift Wood -- Pescadero, California

Some beaches in Northern California are covered in drift wood. The sun, sand, and water gently sculpt the wood, leaving their mark over time.

Drift Wood -- Pescadero, California

Some beaches in Northern California are covered in drift wood. The sun, sand, and water gently sculpt the wood, leaving their mark over time.___

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2013-11-27 23:48:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+The Arcanum  Launches!

Here's another big idea from +Trey Ratcliff.

I'm super excited to be a part of this and here's why... 

Many of the photographers that I consider living masters today got their start as "assistants" to other photographers. They agreed to work all hours of the day/night (for very low pay) in order to learn the craft from their master. Needless to say, being a photographer's assistant isn't something that everyone can do.

What's so cool about +The Arcanum is that technology now makes this same master/apprentice learning model much more accessible to a far wider group of photographers.  Apprentices can access/learn from masters but do so at their own speed and on their own terms.

If you've ever been on a photowalk with Trey (or any of us) you might have experienced shades ofthi... more »

New kind of Master & Apprentice based Academy for Art and Photography
It's called The Arcanum: Magical Academy for Artistic Mastery.

I wanted to share this video first here on Google+!  See more at www.TheArcanum.com
 
Want to join in early for the initial launch?  Jump on the waiting list now at http://www.TheArcanum.com !  We're bringing back the Master & Apprentice method of teaching photography and art through modern technology.  Come join with us in the new online movement and explore your own, personal, artistic path.

We've got some great Masters now for the first batch too, and we'll have many more soon.  But here are just a few +Thomas Hawk +Catherine Hall  +Karen Hutton +Jeremy Cowart +Dallas Nagata White +Frederick Van Johnson  +Dallas Nagata White  +Gordon Laing +Nicole S. Young  +Alexia Sinclair  +Laurie Rubin +Lisa Bettany +dave cross  +Jaime Ibarra +Nat Aniela +Jason Law +Brian Matiash +Mike Hollman +Frank Doorhof  +Jim Pollard +Mike Langford +Jackie Ranken +Tim Pierce +Bel Jones +Cliff Baise +Peter Adams  +James Brandon +Alex Koloskov +Damion Hamilton  and even more!  Those names took a long time to type in, but they are worth it!  Honestly, I am so excited to work with these amazing people -- we're building something completely new, in a way.  This idea of Master & Apprentice is very powerful, and we are going to build this new kind of self-replicating Academy from the ground up in an organic way.  

#throughglass  ___+The Arcanum  Launches!

Here's another big idea from +Trey Ratcliff.

I'm super excited to be a part of this and here's why... 

Many of the photographers that I consider living masters today got their start as "assistants" to other photographers. They agreed to work all hours of the day/night (for very low pay) in order to learn the craft from their master. Needless to say, being a photographer's assistant isn't something that everyone can do.

What's so cool about +The Arcanum is that technology now makes this same master/apprentice learning model much more accessible to a far wider group of photographers.  Apprentices can access/learn from masters but do so at their own speed and on their own terms.

If you've ever been on a photowalk with Trey (or any of us) you might have experienced shades of this. It could have been while listening to how/why a shot was setup, watching how flash can be used to light a scene, or just getting feedback on your technique.

Well, now there's a way to take your learning process to the next level by tapping into that kind of coaching/feedback on a 1:1, ongoing, basis.

I'll see you at +The Arcanum. 

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2013-11-27 04:06:32 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Oak In Winter -- Palo Alto, California

I always stop to take a few photos of this Oak when visiting "the Dish" behind Stanford.

Oak In Winter -- Palo Alto, California

I always stop to take a few photos of this Oak when visiting "the Dish" behind Stanford.___

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2013-11-23 22:25:31 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Santa Maria in Trastevere -- Rome, Italy

Trastevere is one of my favorite parts of Rome to walk around in as it's filled with hidden gems as well as a patina that I haven't quite found anywhere else. It is also home to the Basilica di Santa Maria - one of the oldest churches in Rome.

This photo started out by mistake with me inadvertently zooming the lens during a hand held, long, exposure. That first attempt was a total failure but it gave me the idea to exaggerate the technique in a way that could add some drama to the windows.

Santa Maria in Trastevere -- Rome, Italy

Trastevere is one of my favorite parts of Rome to walk around in as it's filled with hidden gems as well as a patina that I haven't quite found anywhere else. It is also home to the Basilica di Santa Maria - one of the oldest churches in Rome.

This photo started out by mistake with me inadvertently zooming the lens during a hand held, long, exposure. That first attempt was a total failure but it gave me the idea to exaggerate the technique in a way that could add some drama to the windows.___

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2013-11-19 23:07:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

The Long Walk -- Santa Cruz, California

It's the first rainy day of the rainy season here in Northern California. In an effort to further my denial, I've been staring at this photo all day.

Order a print here: http://www.peteradamsphoto.com/?p=4409

The Long Walk -- Santa Cruz, California

It's the first rainy day of the rainy season here in Northern California. In an effort to further my denial, I've been staring at this photo all day.

Order a print here: http://www.peteradamsphoto.com/?p=4409___

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2013-11-19 00:31:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

+deadmau5 -- Las Vegas, Nevada

DJ +deadmau5 rocking 9,000 people a private event in Las Vegas.

+deadmau5 -- Las Vegas, Nevada

DJ +deadmau5 rocking 9,000 people a private event in Las Vegas.___

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2013-11-17 19:57:48 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday -- Las Vegas, Nevada

Happy Birthday -- Las Vegas, Nevada___

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