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Thomas Hawk7,772,986One 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 23:30:00126  
Nathan Wirth303,106A Weekend Long Exploration of Long Exposure and Monochrome Photography  (a) I would be most appreciative if you could let me know below which individual walks you are planning on attending so that I can get an idea of how many people to expect. (b) I am looking for people to help carpool from the South Bay / Peninsula.   I am also looking for people to help out with carpooling for Sunday's events in Marin County.  Please contact me if you can help.  The Schedule Friday Schedule (January 4th) Sutro Baths Ruins – 3 pm – Dark – Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, and Grant Murray. Meet in the parking lot above the old ruins. ——————————————————————————— Saturday Schedule (January 5th) Downtown San Francisco Architecture Tour – 7 am to 10 am  –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Brian Day and Grant Murray Meet in front of 101 California (lots of street parking, but bring quarters for the meters - or park at the Sutter Street garage and walk down).  The tour will include the following buildings and bridge: 444 Market, 555 California, 600 Montgomery & the Bay Bridge. Street Photography Tour – 11am – 1:30 pm –Hosted by Brian Day Meet in Union Square Park (I recommend parking at the Sutter Street Garage on Stockton and Sutter). . Marshall Beach – 3 pm – Dark –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, Steve Landeros and Grant Murray Meet at Battery Crosby.  Park at Baker's Beach and walk up the hill.  ——————————————————————————— Sunday Schedule (January 6th) Sunrise at Hawk Hill (Golden Gate Bridge) – Sunrise – 8 am –Hosted by Joe Azure and Steve Landeros  Meet in the parking area at Hawk Hill China Camp State Park – 9 am to 11:30 am –Hosted by Nathan Wirth and Steve Landeros Meet in the Parking Lot above China Camp (Bring a Five Dollar Bill to Pay for Parking) Drake’s Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore – 2 pm to Dark –Hosted by Nathan Wirth & Steve Landeros Meet in the Drake’s Beach Parking Lot ——————————————————————————— Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to bring? Truly necessary:  (1) Yourself  (2) A camera (3) an interest in photography Recommended: (1) A sturdy tripod  (2) a 10 stop Neutral Density filter Will there be any carpooling? Hopefully.  Who can help?  Are there any maps? I have provided maps for the meeting locations next to each individual walk on the official web page:   http://nlwirth.com/photography/a-slice-of-time-a-san-francisco-bay-area-photowalk-january-4-6-2013/San Francisco Bay Area Long Exposure Photowalk2013-01-05 00:00:00197  
SmugMug46,319Ever wonder how world traveler and humanitarian photographer +Colby Brown creates such stunning images? Please join SmugMug, +Nik Software  and Colby himself to get an exclusive sneak peek into his personal Lightroom workflow. He'll show you how you can do everything from import to upload in one single program, including using Nik Software's Plugins to quickly produce perfect pictures. Unleash the power of Lightroom and start processing like a pro! More from Colby: http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/ We'll host the hangout on +SmugMug, so keep an eye on our page for updates.Hang With Colby Brown, Nik Software and SmugMug2012-12-19 03:00:00420  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints16,782The First Presidency Christmas Devotional will be Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. MST. Watch it live on LDS.org. http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/first-presidency-christmas-devotionals?lang=eng.First Presidency Christmas Devotional2012-12-03 02:00:00185  

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2014-11-10 21:17:15 (60 comments, 4 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Help us pick the book cover!

We're almost done designing and proofing the book - but need to pick a cover before we send it off to the printer. +Andy Lee send me some ideas, and it's very hard to pick one because they're all so beautiful. But how about you help? Vote on your favorite cover by +1 the picks in the comment section of this main post. 

Feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments as well. 

Most reshares: 181

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2014-08-28 18:41:01 (29 comments, 181 reshares, 352 +1s)Open 

Announcing Plus One Collection Volume III Fundraising Campaign

It's been a long journey, but we are fully focused on this now, and want to get the latest version of the #PlusOneCollectionIII book into your hands before Christmas. To help us get there, we created an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will provide us with the funds needed to publish the book. 

All the details are here - http://igg.me/at/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

We also created a video explaining our project. You can find it here - Plus One Collection, Volume III 

We hope you can help up in two ways - first, contribute the funds for the book by picking one of the perks offered there. Second, please help us spread the word! Share the news here, share the news to your friends and family on other social networks and email. Share, share, share!

We set a goal to raise$3... more »

Most plusones: 643

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2014-10-09 19:03:37 (33 comments, 132 reshares, 643 +1s)Open 

Amazing news about Plus One Collection III

It is with much joy for the last minute miracle of large donations we are writing you all to report that we are now at 93% funding for the publication of the Plus One Collection III. We still have 12 hours to raise the remaining funds, but looks like we're almost there and the book will become a reality! 

Let make it happen by spreading the word one more time. If you have additional funds and want to buy few more copies of the book for holiday gifts for your family and friends, now is a perfect time to do it, as we look to get the remaining 7% of funds. As it stands, only a small number of copies will go on sale after the book ships to all Indiegogo campaign supporters. 

Let's make it happen for Eliza, her family, and all others affected by Sanfilippo Syndrome-Type A who would be blessed by the cure. 
... more »

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2015-07-03 20:27:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

New blog post is up...

New blog post is up...___

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2015-06-25 21:19:36 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

New Blog Post is up!

New Blog Post is up!___

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2015-06-19 20:27:37 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Honored to have a feature on my photography and a few tips show up on +BorrowLenses.com's Blog today (company where I rented gear for years now!) in connection with Father's Day... Take a look here!

Honored to have a feature on my photography and a few tips show up on +BorrowLenses.com's Blog today (company where I rented gear for years now!) in connection with Father's Day... Take a look here!___

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2015-05-28 23:47:53 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 245 +1s)Open 

Obviously not taken in California. :)

Obviously not taken in California. :)___

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2015-04-14 22:31:27 (10 comments, 14 reshares, 351 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-09 14:52:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Love these thoughts on the virtue of working hard at what you love by my friend +Matt Gibson - and appreciate the mention!

Enjoy and share!

Love these thoughts on the virtue of working hard at what you love by my friend +Matt Gibson - and appreciate the mention!

Enjoy and share!___

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2015-04-01 17:41:49 (15 comments, 9 reshares, 307 +1s)Open 

Spring time here

Spring time here___

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2015-03-24 21:12:07 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Brought to you by popular demand (and thanks to all those who emailed me personally about this), #PlusOneCollectionIII  is now available in ebook format (high resolution downloadable PDF - looks amazing on big screens and tablets!). 

However, due to the work that goes along with this option, the ebook will only be on sale until the end of April. Please don't wait to get yours. 

Click on the link below to get your copy and also please share the news with your friends. 

Brought to you by popular demand (and thanks to all those who emailed me personally about this), #PlusOneCollectionIII  is now available in ebook format (high resolution downloadable PDF - looks amazing on big screens and tablets!). 

However, due to the work that goes along with this option, the ebook will only be on sale until the end of April. Please don't wait to get yours. 

Click on the link below to get your copy and also please share the news with your friends. ___

2015-03-14 04:02:27 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Any Sony A7S users out there? Thoughts on the camera, please. 

Any Sony A7S users out there? Thoughts on the camera, please. ___

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2015-02-26 05:32:04 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

BIG NEWS! The books are finally here. Two pallets arrived from Iceland this afternoon and are taking a quick break in my garage while I begin the work of printing the shipping labels and re-packaging them into individual boxes that will go out all over the world. I have a group of teenagers I know from my church that are coming over to help tomorrow night so we can get you the books as soon as we can. All orders should go out in the next couple of days - look for the shipping confirmation.

If you're local to Bay Area, and would like to pick up your copy/copies in person, you can drop by my house in San Jose and do that. I'll also be at work in Mountain View next week during the day, if that's closer. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ABOUT IT ASAP so I don't ship your book.

Lastly, we are almost sold out of the books! At my last count, only 30 or so copies are remaining for... more »

BIG NEWS! The books are finally here. Two pallets arrived from Iceland this afternoon and are taking a quick break in my garage while I begin the work of printing the shipping labels and re-packaging them into individual boxes that will go out all over the world. I have a group of teenagers I know from my church that are coming over to help tomorrow night so we can get you the books as soon as we can. All orders should go out in the next couple of days - look for the shipping confirmation.

If you're local to Bay Area, and would like to pick up your copy/copies in person, you can drop by my house in San Jose and do that. I'll also be at work in Mountain View next week during the day, if that's closer. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ABOUT IT ASAP so I don't ship your book.

Lastly, we are almost sold out of the books! At my last count, only 30 or so copies are remaining for sale. If you still need one, grab one fast. We will not be doing another print run. You can order at http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Volume-III

PS - sorry about a boring mobile photo of the pallets. Too tired to try to create anything more interesting!

#PlusOneCollectionIII___

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2015-02-18 23:01:02 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Maks

Maks___

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2015-02-09 19:23:51 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

We sent an advance copy of the +Plus One Collection III to Eliza, and she loved it! Happy picture from a happy girl! 

cc: +Andy Lee 

We sent an advance copy of the +Plus One Collection III to Eliza, and she loved it! Happy picture from a happy girl! 

cc: +Andy Lee ___

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2015-02-05 20:08:17 (18 comments, 13 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Plus One Collection III Shipping Update

Great news! The third volume of Plus One Collection has been printed, and all of the books are somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean right now as they're being shipped from Iceland to US and then onto California. We are told they are supposed to arrive to my house in a couple of weeks and I will individually pack them and ship all around the world right away. I really appreciate your patience. It's been a long journey this time, but I'm glad the book is going to see the light. 

If you want to order a copy or two, we still have about 200 left for sale. If you order now, we'll ship them at the same time as Indiegogo orders. Link - http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Volume-III

I expect we'll sell out of the remaining copies pretty quickly, so order while you still can. 

We were senta... more »

Plus One Collection III Shipping Update

Great news! The third volume of Plus One Collection has been printed, and all of the books are somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean right now as they're being shipped from Iceland to US and then onto California. We are told they are supposed to arrive to my house in a couple of weeks and I will individually pack them and ship all around the world right away. I really appreciate your patience. It's been a long journey this time, but I'm glad the book is going to see the light. 

If you want to order a copy or two, we still have about 200 left for sale. If you order now, we'll ship them at the same time as Indiegogo orders. Link - http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Volume-III

I expect we'll sell out of the remaining copies pretty quickly, so order while you still can. 

We were sent an advanced copy of the book by our publisher, and here are few images of what the book looks like. It's hard to relay in words or pictures - but all of the photographs look so much better in print and we are thrilled with the quality of the book overall. Oddi delivered once again.

#PlusOneCollectionIII    ___

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2015-01-15 17:46:14 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 319 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-09 05:00:36 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 359 +1s)Open 

#TBT to four years ago and to one of the most colorful sunsets we've seen as a family. This was taken near Santa Cruz. This picture also marked a turning point in my photography. It was then that I realized I want to take more pictures of my family in their environment and that I was to focus on people a lot more than just nature. In my mind pictures of people really stop time and can't be repeated again so they're a lot more meaningful, at least to me, than people-less landscapes.

#TBT to four years ago and to one of the most colorful sunsets we've seen as a family. This was taken near Santa Cruz. This picture also marked a turning point in my photography. It was then that I realized I want to take more pictures of my family in their environment and that I was to focus on people a lot more than just nature. In my mind pictures of people really stop time and can't be repeated again so they're a lot more meaningful, at least to me, than people-less landscapes.___

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2015-01-07 02:46:05 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 331 +1s)Open 

Wasn't my idea but they did ask to take this shot and post it for everyone's enjoyment. Which I'm always happy to do if it matters to them because I ask them to create a certain photo all the time. I think that's an important element of play that is photography for our family - to allow it to be something that's fun for everyone. 

Wasn't my idea but they did ask to take this shot and post it for everyone's enjoyment. Which I'm always happy to do if it matters to them because I ask them to create a certain photo all the time. I think that's an important element of play that is photography for our family - to allow it to be something that's fun for everyone. ___

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2015-01-05 18:07:24 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 305 +1s)Open 

Unplug and Explore

One of our family goals for 2015

Unplug and Explore

One of our family goals for 2015___

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2014-12-25 05:51:48 (29 comments, 22 reshares, 502 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!___

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2014-12-25 00:03:46 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

Our kids are getting antsy, and watching a quick rain shower that just happened outside helped them pass the time a bit quicker.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Our kids are getting antsy, and watching a quick rain shower that just happened outside helped them pass the time a bit quicker.

Merry Christmas to you all!___

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2014-12-22 23:54:36 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 236 +1s)Open 

Windy California

Windy California___

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2014-12-19 16:42:58 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 227 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-18 19:03:54 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 354 +1s)Open 

#throwbackthrusday  - still one of my favorite photos I took of my little family and the love kids have for their mom. 

Find me on Instagram - http://instagram.com/ivanmakarov - would love to follow you

#throwbackthrusday  - still one of my favorite photos I took of my little family and the love kids have for their mom. 

Find me on Instagram - http://instagram.com/ivanmakarov - would love to follow you___

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2014-12-17 14:58:42 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 171 +1s)Open 

Took my kids to see McWay waterfalls the other day - they were impressed. 

Follow me on Instagram where I've been sharing regularly - http://instagram.com/ivanmakarov

Took my kids to see McWay waterfalls the other day - they were impressed. 

Follow me on Instagram where I've been sharing regularly - http://instagram.com/ivanmakarov___

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2014-12-17 03:33:29 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Life has been crazy busy lately as my kids are growing up and I can't keep up with them. Here's the latest picture of the Little Missy, who got outfitted in glasses recently. 

Are you on Instagram? I've been looking for more photographers to follow there. Here's my profile - add me there and I'd love to add you back - http://instagram.com/ivanmakarov

Life has been crazy busy lately as my kids are growing up and I can't keep up with them. Here's the latest picture of the Little Missy, who got outfitted in glasses recently. 

Are you on Instagram? I've been looking for more photographers to follow there. Here's my profile - add me there and I'd love to add you back - http://instagram.com/ivanmakarov___

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2014-12-10 18:23:34 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

This one is extra special.. Not the kind of photography we see on the regular basis. All the rest of us are boring!

This one is extra special.. Not the kind of photography we see on the regular basis. All the rest of us are boring!___

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2014-11-26 07:25:28 (12 comments, 16 reshares, 387 +1s)Open 

One day I hope my kids will fully appreciate growing up in California - we sure didn't do this in late November in Moscow when I was Maks' age. 

One day I hope my kids will fully appreciate growing up in California - we sure didn't do this in late November in Moscow when I was Maks' age. ___

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2014-11-11 19:55:52 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Actually....

How about something like this +Andy Lee quickly designed seeing what you're all voting for? This isn't a final version and he'll tweak the photos a bit (few are hidden right now) - but sounds like something like this still works?

Actually....

How about something like this +Andy Lee quickly designed seeing what you're all voting for? This isn't a final version and he'll tweak the photos a bit (few are hidden right now) - but sounds like something like this still works?___

2014-11-11 15:56:24 (50 comments, 4 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

One more vote - let's pick between the two!

Great feedback yesterday from everyone, but we do have a very close race between the two candidates, so I thought we'd have a final vote. Please pick your preference! Vote just once, and for the next four hours (we'll close the vote at Noon Pacific time). 

One more vote - let's pick between the two!

Great feedback yesterday from everyone, but we do have a very close race between the two candidates, so I thought we'd have a final vote. Please pick your preference! Vote just once, and for the next four hours (we'll close the vote at Noon Pacific time). ___

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2014-11-10 21:17:15 (60 comments, 4 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Help us pick the book cover!

We're almost done designing and proofing the book - but need to pick a cover before we send it off to the printer. +Andy Lee send me some ideas, and it's very hard to pick one because they're all so beautiful. But how about you help? Vote on your favorite cover by +1 the picks in the comment section of this main post. 

Feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments as well. 

Help us pick the book cover!

We're almost done designing and proofing the book - but need to pick a cover before we send it off to the printer. +Andy Lee send me some ideas, and it's very hard to pick one because they're all so beautiful. But how about you help? Vote on your favorite cover by +1 the picks in the comment section of this main post. 

Feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments as well. ___

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2014-11-10 19:04:33 (12 comments, 11 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

Guess who learned how to suck in a noodle yesterday?

#LikeABoss  

Guess who learned how to suck in a noodle yesterday?

#LikeABoss  ___

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2014-11-10 04:13:05 (37 comments, 17 reshares, 572 +1s)Open 

My wife is amazing

I don't know how she handles them all and stays sane. 

My wife is amazing

I don't know how she handles them all and stays sane. ___

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2014-10-09 20:48:20 (31 comments, 63 reshares, 512 +1s)Open 

And #PlusOneCollectionIII  is funded!!!

Thank you all very much for your support, contributions and encouragement. I didn't wake up today thinking the book will be a go, seeing how we had $8,000 left to fundraise, but yet somehow and through your generosity, we just crossed the mark, making a publication a reality. 

Especial thanks to our friend +Andrea Martinez  from Italy, whose donation helped us get over $30,000 mark. He went above and beyond, actually contributing several times today. He is one of the photographers who's work will appear in the book, and below is his beautiful image. 

We'll now be very busy finishing the design, getting it to publisher and shipping the book to you. Due to the extension of deadline, I'm not 100% sure we'll make it by Christmas, but we'll do our very best to try!

And #PlusOneCollectionIII  is funded!!!

Thank you all very much for your support, contributions and encouragement. I didn't wake up today thinking the book will be a go, seeing how we had $8,000 left to fundraise, but yet somehow and through your generosity, we just crossed the mark, making a publication a reality. 

Especial thanks to our friend +Andrea Martinez  from Italy, whose donation helped us get over $30,000 mark. He went above and beyond, actually contributing several times today. He is one of the photographers who's work will appear in the book, and below is his beautiful image. 

We'll now be very busy finishing the design, getting it to publisher and shipping the book to you. Due to the extension of deadline, I'm not 100% sure we'll make it by Christmas, but we'll do our very best to try!___

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2014-10-09 19:03:37 (33 comments, 132 reshares, 643 +1s)Open 

Amazing news about Plus One Collection III

It is with much joy for the last minute miracle of large donations we are writing you all to report that we are now at 93% funding for the publication of the Plus One Collection III. We still have 12 hours to raise the remaining funds, but looks like we're almost there and the book will become a reality! 

Let make it happen by spreading the word one more time. If you have additional funds and want to buy few more copies of the book for holiday gifts for your family and friends, now is a perfect time to do it, as we look to get the remaining 7% of funds. As it stands, only a small number of copies will go on sale after the book ships to all Indiegogo campaign supporters. 

Let's make it happen for Eliza, her family, and all others affected by Sanfilippo Syndrome-Type A who would be blessed by the cure. 
... more »

Amazing news about Plus One Collection III

It is with much joy for the last minute miracle of large donations we are writing you all to report that we are now at 93% funding for the publication of the Plus One Collection III. We still have 12 hours to raise the remaining funds, but looks like we're almost there and the book will become a reality! 

Let make it happen by spreading the word one more time. If you have additional funds and want to buy few more copies of the book for holiday gifts for your family and friends, now is a perfect time to do it, as we look to get the remaining 7% of funds. As it stands, only a small number of copies will go on sale after the book ships to all Indiegogo campaign supporters. 

Let's make it happen for Eliza, her family, and all others affected by Sanfilippo Syndrome-Type A who would be blessed by the cure. 

Link to the campaign - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

Image credit - +Julia Su ___

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2014-10-01 18:52:55 (0 comments, 33 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Status of the book and new amazing perks!

Based on the community feedback, we have extended the fundraising campaign time to end on October 9. We are 59% there and perhaps few days and few extra perks will still make the book and our charitable assistance a reality. We know many of you hope that happens. 

We also added few more extra perks on higher end, including portfolio reviews, photo tour of San Francisco and even a photoshoot with Ben Von Wong. 

Take a look and let's do a final push for the campaign!

Link to the campaign - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

Status of the book and new amazing perks!

Based on the community feedback, we have extended the fundraising campaign time to end on October 9. We are 59% there and perhaps few days and few extra perks will still make the book and our charitable assistance a reality. We know many of you hope that happens. 

We also added few more extra perks on higher end, including portfolio reviews, photo tour of San Francisco and even a photoshoot with Ben Von Wong. 

Take a look and let's do a final push for the campaign!

Link to the campaign - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311___

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2014-09-29 17:50:27 (33 comments, 4 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

Are you on Ello?

If you are, drop the link in the comments. Here's my profile - https://ello.co/ivanmakarov

Are you on Ello?

If you are, drop the link in the comments. Here's my profile - https://ello.co/ivanmakarov___

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2014-09-25 22:25:01 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Plus One Collection III - can we still meet our goal?

You may have seen an email update on the status of the book project. Shortly, it's not looking like we may meet our fundraising goal, with only a couple of days left. A few of us have been brainstorming what we can still do to make the book a reality because I know many of you care and would love to both see the book published, and help our charitable cause. 

So.. First, I'm thinking we'll extend the fundraising deadline by a week or two. I didn't know I could do this, but turns out I can as I just got an email from Indiegogo about it. 

Second, we can introduce additional perks, especially because it looks like the book will sell out (close to 400 copies were already ordered). 

So the question to you.. What additional perks do you think we should introduce that will make itwo... more »

Plus One Collection III - can we still meet our goal?

You may have seen an email update on the status of the book project. Shortly, it's not looking like we may meet our fundraising goal, with only a couple of days left. A few of us have been brainstorming what we can still do to make the book a reality because I know many of you care and would love to both see the book published, and help our charitable cause. 

So.. First, I'm thinking we'll extend the fundraising deadline by a week or two. I didn't know I could do this, but turns out I can as I just got an email from Indiegogo about it. 

Second, we can introduce additional perks, especially because it looks like the book will sell out (close to 400 copies were already ordered). 

So the question to you.. What additional perks do you think we should introduce that will make it worthwhile? 

We can perhaps donate a spot in a workshop, or a photo tour. Or metal print. What else? 

Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Link to our campaign -> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

Photo Credit is one of the photographs in the book, by +Stefan Bäurle ___

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2014-09-15 19:21:44 (21 comments, 78 reshares, 359 +1s)Open 

Reminder: 12 days left to fund Plus One Collection III

We've got 12 days left but right now we're only 39% funded for publication of the #PlusOneCollectionIII  

What does that mean? This means we still have a lot of work to do to spread the word and recruit our friends and family before the book can go to press. 

Here's the link to our campaign - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

If you have ideas of what more we can do, please leave them in the comments! 

Here's another photograph from the book, by +QT Luong, who's been the supporter of the project from the Day 1, and is one of the most dedicated photographers I know.  

Reminder: 12 days left to fund Plus One Collection III

We've got 12 days left but right now we're only 39% funded for publication of the #PlusOneCollectionIII  

What does that mean? This means we still have a lot of work to do to spread the word and recruit our friends and family before the book can go to press. 

Here's the link to our campaign - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

If you have ideas of what more we can do, please leave them in the comments! 

Here's another photograph from the book, by +QT Luong, who's been the supporter of the project from the Day 1, and is one of the most dedicated photographers I know.  ___

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2014-09-05 21:47:07 (57 comments, 71 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Announcing the list of artists who's work will be included in Plus One Collection print book

And now what many of you have been waiting for - announcing the list of artists who's work will be included in the print book #PlusOneCollectionIII  

Link -> http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Plus-One-Collection-III-List-o (Tip: use CTRL+F to see if your name is there to save time)

It's always a hard task to pick the photos because there are so many amazing ones that we just can't include because we have limited space in the book. Any judge can testify to you of that. We had seven capable judges this time around who went through every submission and we picked the best 285 or so for the book based on the final rankings. 

But what we decided to do to compensate for this is to release a poster that will haveev... more »

Announcing the list of artists who's work will be included in Plus One Collection print book

And now what many of you have been waiting for - announcing the list of artists who's work will be included in the print book #PlusOneCollectionIII  

Link -> http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Plus-One-Collection-III-List-o (Tip: use CTRL+F to see if your name is there to save time)

It's always a hard task to pick the photos because there are so many amazing ones that we just can't include because we have limited space in the book. Any judge can testify to you of that. We had seven capable judges this time around who went through every submission and we picked the best 285 or so for the book based on the final rankings. 

But what we decided to do to compensate for this is to release a poster that will have everyone's submission posted. You can order that poster on Indiegogo page as well - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

As with the book, all net proceeds from the sale of the poster will go to Saving Eliza fund. 

What's next? Keep spreading the word about the fundraising campaign! We still need to raise $25,000 before the book can go to press. And if you can contribute, please do. ___

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2014-09-04 21:35:43 (22 comments, 37 reshares, 600 +1s)Open 

And the next top 5 image in #PlusOneCollectionIII is...

This beauty from +Rob Dweck. Congratulations! What an amazing scene. And I can't wait to see what that photograph looks like printed. 

By the way - the campaign to raise funds for the book is still going. You can help us fund the book here - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

And the next top 5 image in #PlusOneCollectionIII is...

This beauty from +Rob Dweck. Congratulations! What an amazing scene. And I can't wait to see what that photograph looks like printed. 

By the way - the campaign to raise funds for the book is still going. You can help us fund the book here - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311___

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2014-09-04 19:24:23 (14 comments, 28 reshares, 464 +1s)Open 

I'm still finalizing the images that will go into the print book (plus, we have a cool announcement for the rest!), but I thought I'd share Top 5 ranked images from the judges votes until the whole list is published. 

Here's a beauty from +Piper MacKay - one of those top 5 images that will be included in #PlusOneCollectionIII

I'm still finalizing the images that will go into the print book (plus, we have a cool announcement for the rest!), but I thought I'd share Top 5 ranked images from the judges votes until the whole list is published. 

Here's a beauty from +Piper MacKay - one of those top 5 images that will be included in #PlusOneCollectionIII___

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2014-09-02 18:19:55 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Plus One Collection - Campaign Update + Poster?

Thanks to you all for contributing to a great start to our campaign. After a few days we're already 15% there. I just posted an update and answered a few frequently asked questions. Take a look here - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311#activity

Please continue to spread the word and contribute, if you can!

Also, if we were to create a poster that includes Everyone's photo submitted, would you be interested in buying it? What do you think an appropriate price would be? I don't yet know what it would cost to print, but maybe we can charge $25 or $50? What do you think? 

Plus One Collection - Campaign Update + Poster?

Thanks to you all for contributing to a great start to our campaign. After a few days we're already 15% there. I just posted an update and answered a few frequently asked questions. Take a look here - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311#activity

Please continue to spread the word and contribute, if you can!

Also, if we were to create a poster that includes Everyone's photo submitted, would you be interested in buying it? What do you think an appropriate price would be? I don't yet know what it would cost to print, but maybe we can charge $25 or $50? What do you think? ___

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2014-08-28 18:41:01 (29 comments, 181 reshares, 352 +1s)Open 

Announcing Plus One Collection Volume III Fundraising Campaign

It's been a long journey, but we are fully focused on this now, and want to get the latest version of the #PlusOneCollectionIII book into your hands before Christmas. To help us get there, we created an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will provide us with the funds needed to publish the book. 

All the details are here - http://igg.me/at/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

We also created a video explaining our project. You can find it here - Plus One Collection, Volume III 

We hope you can help up in two ways - first, contribute the funds for the book by picking one of the perks offered there. Second, please help us spread the word! Share the news here, share the news to your friends and family on other social networks and email. Share, share, share!

We set a goal to raise$3... more »

Announcing Plus One Collection Volume III Fundraising Campaign

It's been a long journey, but we are fully focused on this now, and want to get the latest version of the #PlusOneCollectionIII book into your hands before Christmas. To help us get there, we created an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will provide us with the funds needed to publish the book. 

All the details are here - http://igg.me/at/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

We also created a video explaining our project. You can find it here - Plus One Collection, Volume III 

We hope you can help up in two ways - first, contribute the funds for the book by picking one of the perks offered there. Second, please help us spread the word! Share the news here, share the news to your friends and family on other social networks and email. Share, share, share!

We set a goal to raise $30,000 in the next 30 days. We know it's a lofty one, but it will allow us to do two things - publish and ship the book to all campaign sponsors, and raise $5,000-10,000 for our charitable cause, Eliza O'Neill. 

The campaign is a fixed goal campaign, meaning, we do need to meet the goal of $30,000 before we receive any funds and can print the book. 

I know many of you who contributed photographs to the book want to know if your photo made it. We're still working on the selection, and will announce the list of contributing artists next week. Stay tuned! 

But in the meantime, we're happy to announce that the book publication process is back on track and with your help, let's make it happen and help Eliza!___

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2014-08-06 19:12:05 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 374 +1s)Open 

Cousins

Cousins___

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2014-07-23 23:35:47 (11 comments, 14 reshares, 282 +1s)Open 

Simple life

Simple life___

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2014-07-21 22:11:11 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

If you haven't seen our latest SmugMug Film about +Chris Burkard, your life is not yet complete. Brilliant work by +Anton Lorimer - and wow, these are some crazy conditions they went through to chase what they love (typing this when it's +105F outside). 

Welcome to Surf City, Arctic Circle.___If you haven't seen our latest SmugMug Film about +Chris Burkard, your life is not yet complete. Brilliant work by +Anton Lorimer - and wow, these are some crazy conditions they went through to chase what they love (typing this when it's +105F outside). 

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2014-06-27 21:14:08 (28 comments, 16 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

Update on the status of the Plus One Collection book

It's been a while that I mentioned anything about +Plus One Collection Volume III which we started to plan publishing earlier in the year. I now get daily inquiries about the status of the project, and I know I need to address this quickly. 

The short answer is that we're still working on it and hope to publish it soon! 

Now the longer answer.. The bulk of the work is done by +Andy Lee and myself and we both got extremely busy this year with various personal things. That put the book project on the back burner. We've always done it for fun, and as volunteers with no compensation. A lot goes into the publishing of the book. Putting images together, selecting the right ones to publish, then publishing it, shipping. There's also accounting, legal, and other issues that happen behind the scenes.Som... more »

Update on the status of the Plus One Collection book

It's been a while that I mentioned anything about +Plus One Collection Volume III which we started to plan publishing earlier in the year. I now get daily inquiries about the status of the project, and I know I need to address this quickly. 

The short answer is that we're still working on it and hope to publish it soon! 

Now the longer answer.. The bulk of the work is done by +Andy Lee and myself and we both got extremely busy this year with various personal things. That put the book project on the back burner. We've always done it for fun, and as volunteers with no compensation. A lot goes into the publishing of the book. Putting images together, selecting the right ones to publish, then publishing it, shipping. There's also accounting, legal, and other issues that happen behind the scenes. Sometimes life gets too busy to work on the volunteer projects, and that's exactly what happened here. 

With that said, we recently resumed working on the book, and here's an updated timeline - 

- Kickstarter / Indiegogo camapaign to fund the book printing will launch right after the upcoming July 4 holidays in US
- official selection of the images will be announced shortly after
- book design and printing will be done by the end of the summer as well
- if all goes well, the book will ship in early fall 

So stay tuned and we really appreciate your patience!___

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2014-06-10 16:41:18 (15 comments, 15 reshares, 468 +1s)Open 

"I'm a mermaid" she said while running around on the beach the other night.

"I'm a mermaid" she said while running around on the beach the other night.___

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2014-05-25 05:53:47 (35 comments, 24 reshares, 562 +1s)Open 

+Anton Lorimer  and I are having a blast filming our new friend and an amazing children photographer Elena Shumilova out in the rural Russia for a new +SmugMug Film. This was one of the sights we came upon yesterday as we were shooting in a nearby village.

Isn't today a #cowterday?

+Anton Lorimer  and I are having a blast filming our new friend and an amazing children photographer Elena Shumilova out in the rural Russia for a new +SmugMug Film. This was one of the sights we came upon yesterday as we were shooting in a nearby village.

Isn't today a #cowterday?___

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2014-05-18 15:12:31 (13 comments, 8 reshares, 265 +1s)Open 

Lone walk

I turn around and my 2 year old is long gone. Long beaches are the best. 

Lone walk

I turn around and my 2 year old is long gone. Long beaches are the best. ___

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2014-05-18 02:26:20 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Spring in California

Means we go back to the beach.

Spring in California

Means we go back to the beach.___

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