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Ben Fullerton

Ben Fullerton 

Professional Adventure Photographer, DP, Pentax Shooter and Tall Guy. Life's an adventure, shoot it!

Occupation: I'm a professional Adventure Photographer. Staf Photographer for BACKPACKER, Mag, Climbing Mag, Urban Climber and the other publications of the Active Interest Media Outdoor Group. (Active Interest Media)

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Tom Sparks25,807This is my circle of #pentax photographers. Let me know if you shoot Pentax so I can add you. Or share the circle to your friends.2014-03-17 16:09:30192000CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023CC G+
Ajaydev Vijayakumar1,604Some really interesting people are included in this circle, most of them will add you back.To make sure you are in the next circle,Do include yourself,share and comment; #awesomecircles #circle #photography2014-01-16 12:28:44479001CC G+
Armando Lioss39,653“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 6.0Also known as the “Circle of Rivals” conformed by G+ users ready to stand for their points of view in an educated discussion and/or extending the discussion to their own streams... if you are looking into making your stream more dynamic, these are the guys you want to include... they are a diverse bunch of great plussers that includes liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, religious, agnostics, atheists… from all around the world.In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one… #activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2013-11-12 20:19:27348191523CC G+
Georges Pauly14,521Thomas HawkShared publicly  -  30 Aug 2013 2500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-01 19:56:06482204CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,111,0232500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-08-30 13:49:174826527123CC G+
Rome Heels737Most followed active photographers and friends sharing content on G+ Thanks to +Charles Lupica for the sharing. #sharedcircle #sharedicircles  2013-05-17 09:23:345001110CC G+
Charles Lupica66,461             Top 1000 most followed active        photographers sharing content on G+                  Circle One: A to JThis  is the first of two circles,  I'll share the second circle this weekend so that they're not so on top of each other.  The circles have been divided alphabetically to help give more exposure to people with fewer followers.Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated. It has been two weeks since I announced my intent to update my circle of the 500 most followed photographers on G+.  I decided to do things a bit differently this time and so I'll share the top 1000.   To build the circles and the list I enlisted the aid of +Bill Wood +Gemma Costa +Jen Baptist +Kat Scan and +Margaret Tompkins.  They built circles and vetted profiles.  My starting point for this was a list of 2000 names generously provided to me by +CircleCount.  Thank you all for all of your help.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the contents of what will be in the two circles. The script / finding namesThe script is provided by CircleCount and looks through the tagline of every profile on CircleCount to find the word "photo" or "foto".  If a photographer doesn't have a CircleCount profile they won't be found.  If one of these two words isn't in their tagline, they won't be found.  A few people I know have fallen into this flaw in my thinking.  To fix this, CircleCount has asked me to provide a "whitelist" of names that the script misses.  The white-list list adds another 30 or so names to the result. How was the list processedThe list was sorted by the level of activity.  People that hadn't posted in the last month (approximately April 5 to May 5th) were removed from the list.  This included people that hadn't posted or people that had posted only once in the past 4 weeks.  Again, this has some flaws but I'm mostly happy with the results.  People who are posting only in private communities or people that interact a lot with other people but don't post their own work will get filtered out along with the people that aren't really active.  ValidationThese two circles were very heavily vetted.  Of the original 2000 names, nearly 35% do not appear in either circle.  This is a result of the filtering I mentioned above and vetting of ever single profile in the list until we had enough names to make a list of 1000 names.  The list was divided into 6 parts with Bill Wood, Gemma Costa, Jen Baptist, Kat Scan, Margaret Tompkins and me each taking a group of names.  I tried to assign the list so that the pe2013-05-16 16:41:2850113082147CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi15,807World's best Photographers circles (1/5) by Rami Saarikorpi (November update). If I'm missing any one, please notify all the missing persons and when they share this circle they will be add to it (if they are qualified). THIS IS IMPORTANT: if you are in this circle, Share it at your wall also! This is the only way to get in other peoples circles!PS: If you are not in this circle, remember to check the other 4 circles before sending me mail or notification of being not in one!2012-11-02 07:57:20484123CC G+
Daniel Norman32,455+Photography Goolge Plus Photographers Circle #1from G+ Photographers list #1https://plus.google.com/106133480923323663427/posts/74b7nXnAhrk#photography   #streetphotography   #streetpics   #benchsaturday   #art   #photographers   #photo   #circles   #photowalk   #photowalkslondon   #photowalkparis   #photowalkla   #photowalknyc   #scottkelbyphotowalk   #filmfriday   #filmphotography   #plusstreetphotography   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #naturephotography   #nature   #portraittuesday   #portraitphotography   #portrait   #fineartphotography   #fineart   #nudephotography   #nude   #travelphotography   #travel   #visualart   #artist   #artwork   #monochromemonday   #monochrome   #Caturday #TreeTuesday2012-10-19 17:21:1344710913CC G+
Mark O'Callaghan9,476Release of the updated Pentax users Circle.This circle is curated by +Mark O'Callaghan  and +Delcour Eric  This circle contains Photographers who use Pentax cameras, such as Film, Compact, DSLR or Medium Format.What is in the circle:Only PHOTOGRAPHERS who are using a PENTAX camera This is an updated version with 194 followers. You can safely add it to the earlier version if you have already, it will just accumulate to the current number.Want to become a member or nominate someone else:- Just ask for inclusion in the comments.- Please re-share this circle publicly .- You do not need to be a professional but if you are it's fine- You may recommend others as well.If you are in this circle and find you don’t belong here (for example because you don’t use a Pentax camera anymore), you can place a comment as well and I will remove you from it. 2012-10-08 04:21:16194171011CC G+
Al Nesbit3,929Colorado PhotographersSo here it is. My circle of 290 G+ Colorado Photographers. This is a general photography circle, where the people in it are Pro, Semi, and Enthusiast photographers as well as a graphic artist or two and even a recipe blogger (Hey, don't judge until after you see her food images). I've also included +Colby Brown's new +Colorado Photographers page which is being created to help connect ALL photographers in the Centennial State.Don't see yourself in the circle but want to be included? Make sure you 1) Make your stream mostly about your photography and, 2) live in Colorado. (That second one is going to be a tough one for some of you). Just leave a comment and I'll get you in there.And don't forget to share this to your stream so that we can reach your Colorado photographer friends and associates as well.2012-10-02 16:19:41290612CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 1/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:37:32486608CC G+
Gene Bowker41,171Are you a "B" photographer? #alphabetcircles    Complete series at https://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/2xWjDgvHT5tThe new #Streamcircle  Alphabet series:While watching some football this afternoon, I started sorting my 2000+ photog folder into smaller ones based on first name.I'm also going through each persons stream to see what they have been up to...The folks in this circle have all been active in the last month, share their own work, and their first names start with "B".As I work through my circle dividing it by first names I'll be sharing more of these circles by letter in the near future.Feel free to share with your circlesThanks for "B" eing you =)Gene (http://rustedrailimages.com)Would you like to be in the next circle set?1) Be sure to circle me.2) Be active. Post regularly...3) Be interactive. Respond to comments, etc...4) Be yourself. Post your own stuff, not just reshares.5) Be sure to introduce yourself. Stop by one of my posts and say hi.6) Feel free to share the current circles. (not required but really appreciated)In the end, I make the final calls on who gets in or not based on my own judgement. That is why I'm happy to put my name on them.2012-09-23 20:59:4011155950CC G+
Tom Sparks12,885Today's watched circle is from +Colby Brown . His list of Inspiring Photographers. He may have updated since he first shared this, but it is still a good list.2012-09-10 16:21:364882306CC G+
Anthony Coates0Delcour Eric originally shared this post:E N J O Y the release of the updated Pentax users Circle. This circle is curated by +Mark O'Callaghan and +Delcour Eric#pentax #pentaxk5 #pentaxk7 #cirles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccirclesSome notes about sharing for the new ones: We all want to be in a circle to get some more attention and friends. Being in a circle which is not re-shared is pointless, we have no re-share police, but If YOU want to SUPPORT please ADD this circle to yours AND RE-SHARE publicly, so everyone benefits even the people that else never would see the circle and you give them a chance to add. If you are already included in this circle, PLEASE RE-SHARE This is just the way it is. Thank you in advance!What is in the circle: Only PHOTOGRAPHERS who are using a PENTAX camera This is an updated version with about 180 followers. You can safely add it to the earlier version if you have already, it will just accumulate to the current number. Want to become a member or nominate someone else:- Just ask for inclusion in the comments.- Please re-share this circle publicly .- You do not need to be a professional but if you are it's fine- You may recommend others as well. If you are in this circle and find you don’t belong here (for example because you don’t use a Pentax camera anymore), you can place a comment as well and I will remove you from it.2012-09-02 18:12:14179313CC G+
Gene Bowker39,441Improve your stream - Part 4 #StreamCircle  Here is the next part of the "Improve your Stream" Circles which I have been sharing for the last week.  This is a quick way to increase the amount of photography in your stream and get to know some new photographers you have probably not heard of yet.Why Share?While there is never a requirement to share any of my circles, sharing is important as it helps to spread photographers across G+. With over 100 million users most people actually only have a few people in common with each other. Sharing helps to connect those circles in an amazing way.I've shared over 1200 photographers and there are STILL photographers in the que to be reviewed and shared. In addition, I'm discovering new (at least to me) talent each day through the shares of others on G+.I've visited each of the streams included in here and made sure they are still active and that they are sharing photography regularly.Not in this one? You might have been in the other shares below.Part one: http://goo.gl/iSXpTPart two: http://goo.gl/RgukePart three: http://goo.gl/HdAVUThanks for taking the time to read! And happy #transporttuesday  2012-08-21 13:21:15311242530CC G+
Randy Ortiz0My Photographers circle is nearing the 300 mark! There is some amazing work in this share, I hope you all get the chance to add them and marvel at their photos daily like I do. #circleshare   #photography   #photographers  #Sharing2012-08-16 15:23:50291709CC G+
Tom Sparks12,903This is MY must see everyday circle. Most are photographers, but there are some that are important to me in other fields included. I'm curious who would be in your "must see" list. I created this list because I found I was missing their posts with the flood of others and missing these peoples's posts made me sad.Feel welcome to share.2012-08-07 15:29:2465103CC G+
Jake Sharman9,200While I didn't participate in the #top99  circle share (I interact with most of you guys regularly and was late in seeing the trend), I do want to participate in the #bottom99 , which I just came across via +Max Huijgen's page. Why? Because this is our chance to get to know one another better. Like Max, I am putting this group in a daily reading circle for awhile to see what happens. Maybe we are fast friends who just don't realise it yet. Meanwhile, hello again! How's life been treating you?PS, I am a bit surprised at some of you who are showing up here; I would have thought you would rank higher. I wonder how Google determines relevancy?2012-07-27 08:00:241005009CC G+
Armando Lioss14,049“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 4.4Also known as the “Circle of Rivals” conformed by G+ users ready to stand for their points of view in an educated discussion and/or extending the discussion to their own streams... if you are looking into making your stream more dynamic, these are the guys you want to include... they are a diverse bunch of great plussers that include liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, religious, agnostics, atheists… from all around the world.In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…#activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2012-07-22 17:18:0121511110CC G+
Amanda Blain1,605,214*Photography Circle*This is my PERSONAL photography circle. There are amazing photographers in here - Some you probably already know, and many you do not. Some are talented masters, some are just starting out (like me), and everything in between. If you want to see what the photography community on G+ is all about why not check this circle out.If you were notified of this circle You are in it(and I think your stuff rocks) ! Not required but why not share the photo love around! Shared circles make G+ great :) ♥#photography #sharedcircles  2012-07-21 01:29:181609826148CC G+
Armando Lioss13,559“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 4.2Also known as the “Circle of Rivals” conformed by G+ users ready to stand for their points of view in an educated discussion and/or extending the discussion to their own streams... if you are looking into making your stream more dynamic, these are the guys you want to include... they are a diverse bunch of great plussers that include liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians, religious, agnostics, atheists… from all around the world.In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…  #activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2012-07-08 16:08:3825214512CC G+
Armando Lioss13,195“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 4.1In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these G+ users currently actively engage my stream as well as other G+ users posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the Google Plus community.This “Active Engagers Shared Circle” version has been built with an improved algorithm that will filter occasional users and those that use hate speech or other nuisances to the common user. The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new G+ users that are active engagers, but you may find even first generation ones in them.If you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…  #activeusers   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #commenters   #topcircles  #circlesunday  PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these G+ users, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2012-07-01 06:26:46285125CC G+
Al Nesbit3,748I just realized that I have never shared a circle and that is not very google+(-ish?) of me, so here is my first ever circle share.These are my favorite photographers that live in the great, square state of Colorado. It was mostly grown through +Colby Brown's own circle of Colorado photographers. And don't think they are all landscape shooters either. There's studio, street, wedding, and portrait shooters too. There's even a graphic designer in there, but she posts photography, great content, and she lives in Colorado, so she gets to be my exception to the rule (there's always one, right +Tarah Gaa?).If you want to be added, leave your name in the comments. Did I mention you have to LIVE in Colorado?2012-06-11 18:06:00388200CC G+
Thomas Hawk2,473,6682,000 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+Part 2 of 4 (Ev-La)Part 1 of 4 (A-Ev) here:  http://goo.gl/Z333gThis is the fourth time since joining G+ almost a year ago that I'm sharing my photographers circle.  I shared it with 500 photographers, 1,000 photographers, 1,500 photographers and now 2,000 photographers.  I have to break my circle up into four 500 photographer circles as that is the G+ limit.  Each day this week (Mon.- Thurs.) I'll share a different circle.  Today is the second circle and includes photographers with the last name's Ev-La. A few notes about these circles.  I always get hated on when I share them by people.  Inevitably if I include 2,000 people, I will leave 50,000 people out.  This is not intentional or personal.  This circle is not "the best" photographers on G+ or in the world.  It doesn't mean if you are not in my circle that you are not a "quality" photographer.  This list is simply photographers that I've stumbled across for whatever reason over the past year and have chosen to follow their work.  In some cases I've gotten to know the photographers in this circle personally -- through photowalks and trips, hangouts, in real life, etc.  Many of these people are or have become my friends.  Most of the photographers in my circle though I don't even know.  They are just people whose work I admire and want to consume -- I hope many are future friends.  :)I use some objective criteria with this circle but I use a lot of subjective criteria too.  This is, afterall, my own personal circle that I look at and +1 from every single day.  My aesthetic taste and personal preferences may be very, very different than yours.  This is ok.  Art is subjective.  That said, here a breakdown of my own preferences and biases that influence who I add into my circle.1.  I like people who are active on G+.  If you haven't posted one of your photos in the last month you probably are not in this circle.  I use a script to uncircle inactive people regularly.2.  I like photographers who mostly post their own photographs.  I dislike clutter and "dumb stuff" in my photographers circle.  Excessive reshares, circle shares, memes, gifs, youtube videos, posts not about photography, web links, etc. make me uncircle or move people to a different circle.  I also like photographers who regulate how much of their photography they post to their stream.  I don't want to see 50 shots in a row of someone's vacation.  I think about 5 photos max a day feels about right to me.3.  *Controversial* I dislike signatures and watermarks.  You will find photographers in my circle that use them.  It's just a bias, not a hard and fast rule.  I mostly want this stream to be as watermark/signature free as possible.  I totally understand and respect your reasons and decision for using watermarks/signatures.  I hope you equally respect my decision to not want to consume photos mared up with them.  Please don't turn this into a discussion about watermarks/sigs, I've spent the last 10 years thinking heavily about this issue.  It's just a personal preference and bias.4.  I like people who are active, positive, helpful, enthusiastic G+ community members.  I dislike people who are rude, mean, complainers, trolls, harrasers, etc.  If you say mean things to people, about people, about their art or their work I don't want to follow you.  I'm fine with debate and disagreement.  It should just be done respectfully -- there's a huge difference between respectful disagreement and rude behavior.  Not only will you not be in this circle if you are rude, I'll probably block you too.  I want to surround myself with positive uplifting people. 5.  I like people who directly post t2012-06-05 16:20:03500151110311CC G+
Harika Sezgin2,987Hi G+ :) Today I want to share my fantastic photographers circle with you. Have a nice one :)2012-05-31 19:16:59492307CC G+
Zouhair Aarab0in this Circle I'll share with you the most fascinating pictures of Morocco, besides providing you with the necessary information about traveling to this magical nation2012-05-17 16:43:50500101CC G+
Robert Scoble1,236,665500 Hand Picked Photographers. Unfortunately only 500 people can be shared (I have 617 in this circle). I also am near my maximum of 5,000 circled (Google keeps me from circling more) so it's tough to add more, but I'm always looking to see more great photography, so if you aren't in this circle, leave your URL below so we can all check you out.By the way, I need to go through all my circles and look for inactive people again. It's been a while since I did that. If I were you I'd throw these 500 into a temporary circle, watch it for a while and move the ones you like into a circle of your own.Thank you to those of you who bring beauty into our lives. Everytime I need some inspiration I look to this circle.2012-04-22 18:03:4850014653148CC G+
Alik Griffin5,462PhotographersSo I think I've finally got a pretty solid circle of photographers ready to share. I've been refining this for the last month, adding photographers who have a good eye and aesthetic that I think are good. I like photography that takes you places and allows you to see people and things from all parts of the world from perspectives you've never seen before. I think many of the photographers in this circle do that very well. These are all very active G+ users and should provide your stream with some really nice content. If you are new to G+ you can start growing your network and enhancing your stream with with some of googles greatest.Please share.#photography #photographers #sharedcircles #artists2012-04-13 00:13:54485383034CC G+
Error 404 (Nicht1,516Okay- Here is my latest and greatest Circle of Incredible Photographers from around G+.Here are a few shout outs: +Stuart Williams who should be in everyone's photography circles!+April Joy Peterson-Gutel whose work is brilliant and deserves to be well known!+Serge Ivanov Who likes to take photos at night (I'll leave the topics to Serge)!+Mikko Lagerstedt A self-taught photographer from Finland with amazing stuff!And +Lucy Shires who tackles one of my favorite subjects: urban abstract!Please let me know if I missed you in my circle and I will make sure to add you to it! Please share this circle, follow these great people, and enjoy! Thanks!2012-04-05 17:42:01271805CC G+
Jason Moller0Sports and Action Photographers. I last shared this circle six months ago and it's now doubled in size. These folk are, in my opinion, the very finest sport and action photographers here on Google+. There are a few in this circle who only post the odd action photograph, but these action photographs are so good they deserve to be in this circle rather than my generic photography circle. Feel free to circle and share. Have I missed anybody worthy?2012-03-28 22:51:4920433CC G+
Armando Lioss7,502Following up with the collection of most active Google Plus users started beginning of the week: https://plus.google.com/111635150542674847021/posts/hSjy7uBxYt8I'm sharing the list of the people in my circles that have shared and commented my posts this week (per my Notifications stream)... this list of gplusers will make your stream more dynamic attracting new users to join the discussion commenting your relevant posts and sharing them with their respective circles.If you are trying to attract people to circle you back, I recommend before you add these circle to your circles to make sure you have interesting material that will caught their attention so they will be motivated to circle you back… #circles #circleshare #activeusers #sharedcircles2012-03-10 09:04:54484179CC G+
pio dal cin15,828A warm welcome to some great people here on G+'s Musketeers of Google plus circle#Musketeers.Please welcome: +Chris Lang +Mark Traphagen +Lee Smallwood +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch +Travis Campbell Circle them for great content as well as the other 500+ (there is another circle of almost 200 that I'm sharing after this one having reached the 500 limit).If you are new to Google plus, set your stream full throttle on these two circles and you'll have all the updates and vital information to "play this great game".If you have been here long enough check these people once in a while; they are the "bricks" of this establishment.Don't forget that +Sharing is Caring on G+ , so when you want to show your G Love to someone share their content after you pluss it...they are going to love it as much as you do.There is another group here that you may want to join +Community Support - Friends That Listen designed and wanted by +M Monica for reaching out to anyone here on G+ and to let them know than nobody here is left alone.2012-03-05 22:14:1050013517CC G+
Armando Lioss7,406How to Get People to Circle YouIf you don’t want to get bored, jump to the tips and skip my blah blah blah…This weekend has being snowing and a bit cold for my taste, so I spent it social networking most of it… I had a chance to chat with a bunch of friends in FB and find out that several of them have tried Google Plus and gave up, because they couldn’t make friends… the word was “it is boring”, “it is dead”, “nobody friends you back for weeks”, “I have sent invitations to 100’s and just a couple friend me back”, …Well, been in FB myself for a while I can understand the culture, but the first thing one needs to be aware of is that this is not FB, here we have circles and we don’t send invitations, we circle the people that we find interesting, the goal is not to have a lot of friends, but to find people with the same interests, those we find amusing, entertaining, we can learn from or connect with. Yes, ideally we want to connect too and that is why it is not that important to have a lot of friends, but get the ones that share our interests so we can interact with them, but not all the people in your circles will circle you back. As you add people to your circle your stream will run faster and you don’t want to flood your stream with posts that you don’t care about, so make sure you circle the right people. The following are some pointers to get people to circle you back, most of it based on my own preferences, what I have learned from others in Google Plus and the errors I have seen chatting with my FB friends.TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU. First thing, go to your profile and fill out the “About” tab, it is very important that you try to fill this out as much as possible, you may want to avoid personal information like your address and phone number, after all it is the Internet. Every single one of my FB friends that complained about not getting “friends” got this page blank. A lot of people before circling you back will review this page and won’t circle you if it is blank. At least you should fill the Introduction, Bragging rights (something that catch the eye, brag about yourself), and Places lived.Also, it is very important to change the default photo, as beginner I would recommend to put one of your best pictures where the other Google Plus users can see your face, then later change it with your pet picture or whatever you want to have as your avatar. It is very important when you start that people feel like is getting to know you so they can feel confident to circle you back… don’t put that picture your friends shoot last time you fall asleep at that party… leave it for later, when enough people have circled you back..Don’t hide your information, there is nothing wrong with being new to Google Plus and don’t having too many people in your circles or not too many people that circled you back. A lot of people, like me, won’t be really inclined to circle back somebody that hides this information, it could be a troll or a spammer. Besides, looking to the people you have in your circle and who circle you back may help to get somebody to circle you back, it has happened to me when I do not find enough posts from a user that interest me, I check their circle and if I find people that I know as interesting, I assume there is potential for this person to become interesting as well.Before you start adding people to your circle, fill your stream with great stuff. The first think I do when people circle me is to check their streams to find out what they post, if I don’t find enough stuff that interests me, I don’t circle back. Chances are, this will be the only time the people you circle will take a look to your stream, if they don’t circle you back, so don’t miss the chance to introduce yourself with great posts. Most of my FB friends didn’t have anything worth to show or even they had their streams bl2012-03-05 12:32:54391261716CC G+
Jérôme Clament-Sanz2,393Voici un cercle regroupant 500 photographes, pros ou amateurs, dont le travail est intéressant, et qui postent régulièrement sur Google Plus. Un très bon point de départ pour tous les passionnés de photo qui nous rejoignent sur Google Plus.UPDATE"I have finally put together my 1st circle of photographers that I personally find inspiring. Nearly every genre of photography is represented here. These are individuals that are constantly providing photography work that speaks to me. They are hand picked and all active on G+. It includes full time professionals and amatures alike...all that create compelling photography. Everyone in this circle has less then 30k followers (although a few are very very close) and many have just a few hundred. Please enjoy...I know I have!If you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future." (by Colby Brown)2012-03-04 12:50:38501117CC G+
Armando Lioss7,358I have seen how trendy circle sharing has become and it seems to be a great social network tool.I've made a compilation of the most active users in my circles to share with the G+ community, this includes guys and gals who actively share information with me and share/comment my posts with their circles.I recommend, if you don’t have these people in your circles yet, to add them. They will surely make your user experience more dynamic and entertaining.NOTE: I can only go so far back in my stream, before my laptop becomes insufferable slow, I know I have missed hundreds of equally great people in my circles, hopefully I’ll have them included next time I share my active circle…2012-03-03 12:09:01251424CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi10,129World's best Photographers in G+ (Circle 1/5)These photographers circles is a collection of world's best photographers. Over 2000 members!If you are not in these circles (and you should), just share it and you will be added. (if you are a photographer)ATTENTION! If you are not in the first circle, check the other 4 circles that are published by me.2012-02-20 08:13:50495137CC G+
Error 404 (Nicht0Here is a great group of photographers on G+! Thanks to all of you for sharing your art with the rest of us! It is very appreciated!If you or someone you know should be in this circle, please let me know! There is room for more!Fee free to share this circle! Have fun!2012-02-16 17:11:39248944CC G+
Colby Brown562,796COLBY'S PHOTOGRAPHIC CIRCLE OF INSPIRATIONI have finally put together my 1st circle of photographers that I personally find inspiring. Nearly every genre of photography is represented here. These are individuals that are constantly providing photography work that speaks to me. They are hand picked and all active on G+. It includes full time professionals and amatures alike...all that create compelling photography. Everyone in this circle has less then 30k followers (although a few are very very close) and many have just a few hundred. Please enjoy...I know I have!If you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future.2012-01-26 18:04:32500341411381CC G+
Thomas Hawk846,3871,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (A-G, Part 1 of 3)1,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (A-G, Part 1 of 3) http://goo.gl/WGdFw1,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (G-O, Part 2 of 3) http://goo.gl/1yiS61,500 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ (P-Z, Part 3 of 3) http://goo.gl/6nLZEI've shared my photographers circle on Google+ two times now. Once when it got to 500 and then again when it got to 1,000. Today my circle hit 1,500 so I'm sharing them again.I have to break them up into 500 person circles because this is the limit on Google+. Also Google limits the number of people you can add to circles per day so I'm going to publish my kick ass photographers circle over 3 days. Today I'm publishing A-G. Tomorrow I'll publish G-O. Friday I'll publish P-Z. By last name.In addition to the kick ass photographers in these circles I've also added three other accounts. Our new photography hangout show which will be on live tonight at 8PM PST +Photo Talk Plus as well as our show's sponsors +Drobo and +SmugMug as a way of saying thanks to them.A few notes about these circles. not to be long-winded, but…Every time I've shared my circles I've gotten haters from it. People who are upset that they are not in them. I absolutely detest that. It makes me not even want to share them because of that. These circles are not meant to be the definitive list of what photographers you should be following on Google+. These circles are simply who I have chosen to follow for photography on Google+ for my own personal consumption. I want to share them because I think YOU may also benefit from having these rich, talented, kick ass photographers in your streams.This is the circle that I browse every single day looking for great stuff to +1 and comment on Google+ and as such it reflects my own personal biases. For example. I hate looking at watermarks. This is a personal preference thing. If you use them, more power to you. It's absolutely your right. But as a consumer of photography I find them ugly and distracting and so I tend not to follow people who use them. This is not a big deal. This is not a personal attack against you if you watermark. This isn't even a universal rule of mine. I do have a few friends who use them that I still follow. But by and large, what you get with my circles is a watermark/signature free circle. I also prefer people who are active on Google+ both in terms of posting and in terms of contributing to the community. If the last photo you posted was in November, I probably won't have you in this list.If you were in my photographers circle before but removed, it could be for a lot of these sorts of reasons. Watermarks/sigs, not posting enough, posting too much non photography stuff that I'm not interested in, or all kinds of other things. Who knows. But it's most definitely not personal. (Unless I'm blocking you and then maybe it is personal).Also if you are not in these circles it may simply be because we don't know each other yet. In time perhaps we will become great friends (hopefully). Or you may not be in these circles just 2012-01-18 23:20:26500193111261CC G+
MAURIZIO PONTINI5,991Worldwide Best Art & Photography II - CIRCLE II* Reviewed and updated *https://plus.google.com/113718775944980638561/about (Information for all Circles)Worldwide Best Art & Photography IV - CIRCLE IV - In progress!Worldwide Best Art & Photography III - CIRCLE III - 500 MembersWorldwide Best Art & Photography II - CIRCLE II - 500 Members *Worldwide Best Art & Photography I - CIRCLE I - 500 Members --------------Look for your name in the 4 circles.If you want, Leave a message in the circle in which you are a memberThanks to these 4 great circles, you can know, learn, discover, travel the world, nature, people and art through beautiful photographs and amazing different works.Feel FREE to Share!Great shots to all of You dear friends!2012-01-08 01:17:04500793CC G+
Robby Bowles14,712Pentax Users+Ben Fullerton and myself have been managing this Pentax users list for a bit now http://gpc.fm/l/PentaxUsers. I have transfered all the active users from this list to my Pentax circle and wanted to share this list. If you are a Pentax user I would love to hear from you to add you to this circle. Please share this circle so we can find more Pentaxians!+Lee Daniels +Alan Bland +Peter DO Smith +Chuck Hou +Jeff Tsai +Justin Serpico +Jerry Jose +Philippe B +David Kwang Yong Choi +Woyzeck Gromeck +Peter Bargh +Hope Abrams +Anders Pettersson +Robert Dyet +Jeff Matthews +Milper Bolodo +Jörg Dölfer +2011-12-20 01:46:53952146CC G+
Peter Volke0A circle consisting of sociable Google+ enthusiastsPlease re-share if you like this circle.Originally shared by +Jerry Surprenant2011-12-11 20:41:59240102CC G+
Rodney Pike17,598Very interesting circle. You guess what it's named. :)2011-12-10 23:56:36207735CC G+
Tom Sparks0This is my Pentax shooter's circle. +kora foto morgana shared her Pentax circle with me. If you shoot Pentax or are interested in all things Pentax, please let me know if you aren't in the circle and I'll add you.2011-12-06 15:07:561441613CC G+
Asia Mujkic0If You, like I, love to photograph, get inspiration from other great photographers or just love to look at amazing photos. Then This is a good circle for You! Share it further to Your own friends who loves the photo world! You will not regret it! :)2011-12-05 19:23:25288102CC G+
Scott Jarvie43,552239 Most Interactive Photographers on Google+These people have consistently proven they know how to be friendly and they know how to communicate. They are Google+ socialites that love to +1, comment, share and sometimes hangout.Make your connections and your friends however you want here on Google+ but these people are a great place to start if you want my opinion.About the listPeople on this list range from full time well known photographers to many people that are just starting off in photography. What connects them? They all interact a lot on Google+Yes, There are tens of thousands of people that interact a lot... This list was put together by myself +Scott Jarvie with the help of many other interactive photographers; It represents "The MOST" interactive.I have spent many hours verifying that it is a quality list though I fully admit it will never be perfect.The size of this list has doubled since it was last released in september. You can merge the list into the old list.2011-12-05 18:52:02239266240229CC G+
MAURIZIO PONTINI2,413Worldwide Best Art & Photography II - CIRCLE IIToday 1500 members in 3 circles https://plus.google.com/113718775944980638561/about (Information for all Circles)Worldwide Best Art & Photography III - CIRCLE III - 500 MembersWorldwide Best Art & Photography II - CIRCLE II - 500 MembersWorldwide Best Art & Photography I - CIRCLE I - 500 Members--------------Look for your name in the 3 circles.If you want, Leave a message in the circle in which you are a memberThanks to these 3 great circles, you can know, learn, discover, travel the world, nature, people and art through beautiful photographs and amazing different works.Feel FREE to Share!Great shots to all of You dear friends!2011-12-02 00:34:175008197CC G+
MingJie Loh0+Gabrielus ChoozyMingJie Loh shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 15:33:1726311CC G+


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2014-04-21 19:28:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Shift

I shared this yesterday, but everyone was busy eastering and weekending, instead of being in the G+. (Give yourselves a pat on the back for that).

So here it is again— my first song released to the public from my musical alter ego General Benson.

Enjoy!

2014-04-20 19:41:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)


Here's a little downtempo jam for Easter!

What better day than today to release the first track from my resurrected life as a musician? It's been a long hiatus and I'm psyched to be actively back into making music.

I wouldn't quite call this finished, but I didn't want to wait any long to put something out. So, perhaps I'll put out a more polished version later. But for now, enjoy and share!

Happy Easter, y'all!!

Also, excuse the giant pixelated picture of my face. Apparently when you upload an image, that's where it ends up. Still trying to figure this cloud of sound out...

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2014-04-17 14:12:10 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)


In case you were wondering...

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2014-04-14 17:21:13 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

Solid Gold

Super fun times over the weekend shooting my friend Scott Turpin on the steep final pitch of of Solid Gold (5.12a). Always fun to hang on a rope in the middle of space, a few hundred feet of the ground, and trying not to spin in circles so you can shoot a photo or two.

Got one!

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2014-04-11 18:10:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)


Analog is Awesome!

I'm spending a little time tightening up my internal clock, playing along with the awesomely fun Korg Volca Beats analog drum machine. I just picked this up yesterday and have been tinkering with non stop. So funnn!!!

#drums #music #rhythm #life

2014-04-10 17:58:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

It never ceases to amaze me how layout can affect an image.

Sometimes a great image looks terrible in a layout; and sometimes one that's boring on its own, is perfect with some words in it.

I just watched my least favorite image from a set quickly become my top choice once it got dropped in layout.

So always remember to shoot some options that are less busy, and even bordering on too empty, because they might end up being just what the layout needs. 

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2014-04-09 16:40:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)

This is kind of fantastic. 

And I think it might legitimately be the first I've ever watched a whole YouTube pre-roll ad, and not just skipped it as soon as I can. 

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2014-04-09 15:57:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Great video! I'm pretty new to synth, just bought a Novation Bass Station II and am fully addicted to analog and playing with knobs- so forgive me if this is a novice question. 

Is what you're doing just the kind of radness one would expect from linking two monosynths together, like any two random great synths, or is this particularly awesome because of some way that the the two Brutes work together that most other synth wouldn't do?

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2014-04-09 15:00:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

“We surrounded him with a combustible mix of rival gangs and made sure that he was consumed by a round-the-clock sense of terror that the slightest misstep on his part could result in a sharpened piece of scrap metal being shoved into his neck, and yet he still leaves this facility with the same criminal thoughts and violent mindset as before? I’m truly at a loss for how this could have happened.” Gunderson then noted his additional confusion at how the man’s criminal record and the social stigma of his prison sentence had somehow failed to land him a steady job immediately upon his release.

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2014-04-07 20:12:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

From 48:20 to 52:30 is straight real talkin truth. Thomas drops some serious knowledge that so many artists miss. Doesn't matter how hard it was, it only matter how good it sounds- a truth that can be applied to any art form. 

And the next part is great too. He's all, "I don't know this song, so I might mess it up." Then completely aces it.

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2014-03-31 17:58:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)


Unbelievalbe. This is real music.

Snarky Puppy, recorded and filmed for a live DVD, no overdubs, no studio tricks. Just real music played by masters. And Cory Henry absolutely destroys his keyboard. 

Some of it is pretty out there, but man these cats are good!

#MusicMonday

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2014-03-29 02:07:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

That Show with +Billy Wilson, happening right now!

Join in! 

#104 Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from James Olmos

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2014-03-28 23:55:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)


GoPro Blackout case

Sweet. This will be super handy for filming live shows or trying to hide cameras in a shot. Now that I see it, I can't believe no one thought of it sooner.

2014-03-28 17:09:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Joined by: 
-Photographer/Blogger +Thomas Hawk (http://google.com/+ThomasHawk).
-Photography Teacher, Tour Leader and Managing Editor of Digital Photography School +Darlene Hildebrandt (http://google.com/+DarleneHildebrandt).
-Photographer +Patricia Davidson (http://google.com/+PatriciaDavidsonPhotography).
-Photographer +Olav Folland (http://google.com/+OlavFolland).
-Photographer +Ben Fullerton (http://fullertonimages.com).
-Attorney/Photographer +Christa Laser (http://google.com/+ChristaLaser).
-Content Creator & YouNow Channel Manager +Ian Dokie (http://youtube.com/iDokie).
-Musical Guest +James Olmos (http://youtube.com/AcousticEnergy) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music.

The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: #104 Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from James Olmos (time zoneconverte... more »

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2014-03-28 14:44:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)


Time to stop pointing out what everyone else in the world is doing wrong and take a nice long look in the mirror, America.

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2014-03-26 19:18:11 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

But wait!!! There's more!

via: http://redd.it/21e3m4

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2014-03-25 15:24:02 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)


While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Here's a little something to brighten your Tuesday morning. An all star performance of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. If civilization ended after Prince's extended guitar outro, I would be ok with it. If you look closely at the end of the video, he chucks his gorgeous Telecaster up into the air, and it never comes back down, so I'm pretty sure he was tossing it back to God...

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2014-03-24 16:28:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

"Add to this the paradigm shift that has so many of us streaming music instead of buying it and we’ve become a nation of music fans hastening the death of the thing we profess to love. The one thing about a market economy that can’t be denied is that there has to be a market."

Good article, and seems pretty spot on. I type this as I listen to a really great album, "Ray Barbee Meets the Mattson 2", on Spotify. But I heard about the artist (at least as a musician, he's the same Ray Barbee who was an OG skateboarder and the godfather of the No Comply trick) in a live setting, and then I liked the album so much, that I bought it anyways, even though I could stream it for free. Because as the article finishes...

"It’s up to us to decide if it’s worth paying for, and ultimately, if making music is going to be a sustainable endeavor for artists of thefuture.... more »

2014-03-18 17:59:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)


Creativity is like surfing.

You can ride the wave, or you can chill out on the beach. But you can't control the tide, and you'll waste a bunch energy trying to surf on flat water.

That's my new theory. Thoughts?

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2014-03-13 20:29:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Oh god. Watch cymbal shimmer at 2:23. That's like porn for me. What an amazing group. Vijay Iyer is definitely one of my favorite modern piano players.

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2014-03-12 21:42:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I must own this guitar. And also the guy playing it, because I'm pretty sure I could never make it sound that good. But what a cool instrument, amazing sound and fantastic player. 

For those who would be curious, this is the Godin Glissentar; a fretless guitar with 11 nylon strings (low E is single, the rest are doubled). It is a hybrid crossover based on a traditional Middle Eastern instrument called the Oud, and with a stand classical guitar. 

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2014-03-11 22:01:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

I love how he basically is like, "So we have this one nearly impossible part going on, and this other nearly impossible part going on, and we were trying to figure how to play them all at once for live shows. So I was like, I'll just play them both at the same time, problem solved." 

What a wizard. I think he is without a doubt the greatest keyboard player of our time/ever.

2014-03-08 03:21:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)


Fabulous brother is watching you.

Just read that prior to working on RENT, Jonathan Larson was trying to create a rock opera out of Orwell's 1984, but was eventually denied the rights.

That would have been amazing.




2014-03-05 22:06:07 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)


I think I need medicine.

I just pulled into the parking lot at the rec center, took a lap looking for a space, found one and pulled into it.

Then I remembered I was riding a bike.

Ugh...

2014-03-03 16:53:18 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

If I meta tag all my photo and video files with slightly suspicious keywords, will the NSA back them up for me on their server? Because that would save me a lot of money...

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2014-02-26 19:45:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

New axe. New creative endeavors.

Lately, I've been making a full fledge return to my former life as a musician, both as a performer and with getting back into composing and recording. This unexpected shift was spurred on by the need of music in a few of my films, and the decision to try writing it myself. It was purely necessity and I wasn't expecting it to pull me so quickly back into my heart of hearts- Music.

I'm by no means getting getting out of photography and filmmaking, just adding another side dish to my creative feast. I started life as a musician, and it's really only been in the last 8 years, as I focused on building my photo/video business, getting married and having a daughter, that I haven't been one. It feels really holistic for me to be coming back around to my beginning, and finding more ways to plug my present into my past. Plus, I've... more »

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2014-02-20 23:51:37 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)


Utterly amazing.

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2014-02-06 22:18:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)

Nice video, but kind of pointless, don't you think?

5 different drum kits, in 5 different rooms, played by 5 different players, in 5 different styles, with 5 different micing patterns and mic combos, likely with different processing and/or engineers, and probably with 5 different types of heads and tuning; all of it listened to through god knows what kind of speakers or headphones. 

Besides establishing that these 5 drum kits can in fact potentially sound good, there's little else to be gained by this. Any drums with good heads, good tuning, a good room and a good engineer can sound good. The only way you could ever even come close to being able to tell drums a part, would be to have all the drums with zero variability in external factors. Same heads, same tuning, same players, same mics, and even then, it wouldn't be close to hearing drums live, which is what you should... more »

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2014-01-28 20:50:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)


Sunrise on Mt. Rainier

I never had time over the last few weeks to do a Top Ten Favorite Images of 2013 kind of thing, so I'll just give you my favorite one!

This is from a story I shot for Backpacker Mag about a girl who had won a trip to climb Mt. Rainier for herself and her best friend, who had recently returned from active duty in Afghanistan.

We left high camp at midnight, and after 7 hours of climbing, we were rewarded with one heck of a sunrise. Shortly after, we got the full team to the summit, where visibility was about 25 feet. Things change quick on the mountain!

The most memorable part of this trip was that I didn't even know it was coming. A local photographer was going to shoot the trip and had gotten injured; so with 2 days notice and zero specific training, I was on my way to climb my tallest mountain yet. That's why... more »

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2014-01-24 20:15:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)


*Bucket List item #157: Shoot a magazine cover from a moving car— Check! *

Production of the OR Daily is starting to slow down here at the bi-annual Outdoor Retailer show, and I'm finally starting to look back at what we've produced over the last 4 days. Here's the cover for the Day 1 issue, which I unexpectedly shot out the passenger window of a moving car. 

As I was leaving the outdoor product demo yesterday, this guy was walking on the side of the parking lot, so I rolled down the window and popped off two quick shots. We ended up running one of them as the cover. 

Fastest cover shoot of my career! Props to fellow shooter and wheel man Andrew Bydlon for lining up the shot, and Bryan Nanista and Matthew Bates for the sweet cover design.

#photography #magazine #cover

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2014-01-19 16:26:42 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)

Japan snow road

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2014-01-17 04:12:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Dang, that drummer is tight!

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2014-01-16 23:37:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Unreal! I love to new faces of Jazz, and I think ther is more exciting stuff going on right now than I've ever heard in my 15 years of caring about jazz.

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2014-01-16 22:49:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)


It's time for some fantastic Jazz - Robert Gasper Trio

It's grind time on a bunch of images I've been shooting of the the last few weeks for Backpacker Magazine's Gear Guide. 

Whenever I have a big block of editing to do, I always try to find some new music to check out.  I just stumbled upon this youtube video of a whole concert of the Robert Gasper Trio, featuring Chris Dave, who in my opinion is one of the most exciting drummers out there right now, and one of the bigger recent innovators in jazz drumming.

This whole trio's performance is nothing short of spectacular, and this is a gem of a find. I'm sure Bilal's guest performance on vocals is also fantastic, but I haven't gotten there yet.

If you're into jazz or just hearing some really talented people explore the cutting edge of what's going on thesed... more »

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2014-01-11 19:51:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)


Pendulum Waves - So cool!

This is freaking me out. Synchronicity and the mathematics of sound waves or energy frequencies is so utterly fascinating. When you begin to understand how the seemingly opposite realms of science and music are also one in the same, it's somewhat mindblowing. 

I really want to build one of these for my desk. If you watch it with meditative music on, it's almost hypnotic. 

#Science  #music

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2014-01-08 21:22:02 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

I don't really understand what is happening, but it's pretty cool. Where did this come from? Is this real??

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2014-01-08 20:48:56 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)


I wish there was a "What the heck button did I accidentally press" button in Lightroom.

I consider myself well versed in Lightroom hotkeys, and I've made it a conscious effort to become so. Hotkeys are the greatest and they can drastically speed up your workflow once you get comfortable with them. But there is invariably a few that you don't know about, and occasionally you press them without know. Then you're staring at your screen thinking,, "Why the crap are the lines in my Crop dialogue box diagonal instead of aligned with the Rule of Thirds, and how do I change it back??"

Luckily Google and the worldwide photo community always have your back with the answer.

For those who'd like to know, the answer is "O". And pictured is one of my favorite Colorado mountains to play on. Anyone know what it is?

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2014-01-08 20:04:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I love how they're all playing some of the sickest stuff you've ever heard, and they're just totally chillin. Gospel players are the best, it's so deep in their soul, it just comes out effortlessly.

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2013-12-23 06:29:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

His snare sound is unreal! And that bass player is a ROCK.

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2013-12-23 06:17:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Brian Blade is so dirty. And I mean that in the good way that all the kids are saying these days when something is absurdly awesome. So animated and joyful, I love the way he almost jumps out of his seat when he drops a big accent. 

I first encountered Blade one the Momentum album with Joshua Redman and the Rubber Band, and he totally blew my mind on that album. Everything he does is great.

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2013-12-10 20:32:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)


New Video Work

Finishing up some new videos for Trango Extraordinary Climbing today, and realized I forgot to share the last ones we produced together. Here's Mark Anderson and his new (and awesome looking) hangboard, the Rock Prodigy Training Center. Check out the video and the new product!

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2013-12-10 08:54:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

God, that bassline. Such sweet tone. Nothing like a bunch of compression and a really good bass player.

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2013-11-18 04:42:04 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)


Some powerful artwork here.

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2013-11-13 23:56:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

FYI, that's not a Lightning port, that's a FireWire 800 port, which is being adapted from a FW400 cable. 

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2013-11-13 20:35:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)


The photo that started my career!

I just saw this image pop up in my FB feed, shared from an old article from Backpacker Magazine, and it sparked quite the trip down Memory Lane. If you look closely, you'll see that I'm the one in the photo. Cue wavy flashback cut

Six years ago, I didn't even know being a professional adventure photographer was a real thing, but I was sure in love with climbing and having adventures. I was slowly being made aware of this deeper world through my then girlfriend now wife Genny, who also worked in the Photo Department of Backpacker. In passing, she had mentioned that they needed a picture of a body rappel technique, and they couldn't find any photographers who could find any people who were willing to do it (it kind of hurts). So, being the giddy youthful climber that I was, I was like, "What the heck, I'll do... more »

2013-11-11 22:03:02 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)


True or False?

If it doesn't originate from self expression, it's not art. 

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2013-11-10 06:59:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)


Amazing time in Jordan!

About to fly back home to Boulder after an amazing 8 days in Jordan with Backpacker Magazine. So many cool places and stories, and I can't wait to dig into to all the images and videos that were captured. Petra was amazing, and floating in the Dead Sea is a out the coolest thing ever.

Here's few low shooter Andrew and I capturing some footage for a gear review, with coworker Rachel manning (womaning?) the sound equipment. 

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2013-11-02 14:15:15 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)


This oughtta do it!


Leaving in a few hours for a dream trip to Jordan with Backpacker Mag. When I come back, these will all be full with sights, scenes and memories from a new corner or the world. Can't wait to share them with you!

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2013-10-30 20:26:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)


PhotoPlus Expo 2013 - A Tale of Two Photowalks

I already mentioned in my last post how great is was to meet so many new and old faces at #PPE this year. But a special big thanks to +Michael Bonocore, +Ken Kaminesky, +Elia Locardi and their respective sponsors for hosting two super fun photo walks, and facilitating the community good-timery where I was able to bump into so many great people!

So, I'm tossing my images from the walks into the collective hat. Enjoy! 

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2013-10-30 16:21:30 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)


Color or Black and White?

I'm just finally getting to dig through my images from a wonderful week in NYC for the #photoplusexpo . It was super fabulous to get to reconnect with many old friends, make new ones and put faces to the many fine people I've interacted with here on Google+. 

This is my dear friend Kathryn Ulrich, who was my host for the week, and is an amazing yoga teacher and beautiful human being. She had mentioned that she really wanted some new headshots to use for promotion, so after the festivities of PhotoPlus were over, I was glad to oblige her. We spend a short, playful time in Central Park make some images of her,and then spent the rest of the afternoon playing with some partner acrobatics in the grass. 

I love the way that yoga folks have this glowing peacefulness and grace about them, even when they aren't doing yoga. This isb... more »

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