Cool Stuff I Found This Week – 6.10.16

Check out all of the super cool stuff I found this week!!

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The Passing of Time, Caught in a Single Photo

This is a very fascinating TED talk by photographer Stephen Wilkes.

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How Your iPhone Photos Make You Happier

This Time Magazine article basically suggests that people should stop mocking me for taking photos of my food. 🙂

Click on the title above to read the article.

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Spirit of Africa by Richard Bernabe

Take advantage of this FREE e-book download!!

Click –> http://www.earthandlight.biz/books/spirit_of_africa.html

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Martin’s Boat by Pete McBride

This excellent film celebrates the legacy of Grand Canyon boatman and conservationist, Martin Litton.

Be sure to watch the video in full screen mode.

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Love Earth

This week, Outside Online featured filmmaker Matty Brown’s short video, Love Earth, which contains beautiful scenes from all over the world paired with the thought-provoking words of poet Clint Smith. (I particularly like this video because many of the scenes in the film were taken in my beloved Iceland).

Be sure to watch the video in full screen mode.

Click to view –> http://www.outsideonline.com/2088311/stunning-video-and-spoken-word-poem-dedicated-earth

Cool Stuff I Found This Week – 6.03.16

I found lots of cool stuff to share with you this week!

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Iceland Photography Adventure

Click –> http://www.shainblumphoto.com/project/iceland-photography/

This really makes me want to visit Iceland in the winter. Seeing the Northern Lights is very high on my bucket list. Plus… there’s a DRONE!! (Have I mentioned that I REALLY want a drone)?

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Imagine waking up to this in the morning!!!

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Good advice from photographer Scott Wyden:

Stop using photography techniques you’re told are the best & photograph what & how you feel in your gut & heart.

A post shared by Scott Wyden Kivowitz (@scottwyden) on

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I have always been fascinated by kayaking and I find this kayaking video from crazy kayaker guy, Dave Fusilli to be quite amazing. 

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Restlessness

I really love Guy Tal’s photography, plus he is a very good writer.

Click –> guytal.com/wordpress/2016/05/26/restlessness/

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This isn’t new but I just found it and I like it. Words of wisdom for new photographers from photographer Jenna Martin.

Dear New Photographer


 

Cool Stuff I Found This Week – 5.27.16

I put my “Cool Stuff” posts on hold for a bit while I was on a rather long road trip, but I’m back!

(I know I mentioned that I would blog about my road trip, but I was too busy actually experiencing stuff to document the stuff, plus my internet connectivity was sketchy for much of the trip. I will definitely do some blog posts and share photos in the coming weeks about some of the amazing places we visited).

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10 ways to improve iPhone photography with the stock camera app

This video specifically targets iPhone users, but the tips here apply to all types of smartphone photography.

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Photographer Makes Louvre Pyramid ‘Disappear’ with Huge Photo Illusion

This is a very interesting photography-related project by street artist and photographer JR.

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30 Most Adorable Baby Animals Found in the Wild

I’m a total sucker for baby animals.

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23 Street Photography Tips For Your Next Photo Walk

Per Wikipedia, street photography is “photography conducted for art or enquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places.” If street photography is of interest to you, here is a video containing some tips from the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) and Switzerland-based street photographer Thomas Leuthard.

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21 Places Every Photographer Should Visit Before They Die

This was published last year on the 500px site, but since I just saw it for the first time this week (I think), it still qualifies. I’ve been to only 4 of those 21 places, so I better get busy! How many have you been to?

Cool Stuff I Found This Week – 4.8.16

I have only 3 cool things to share this week, as I have been very busy with final preparations for a lengthy road trip that kicks off today. Watch this blog for road trip updates and please subscribe if you don’t want to miss a post!

Now…. on to the cool stuff.

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360° Tour:  The “Devil’s Pool” at Victoria Falls

With apologies to anyone reading this who doesn’t have access to Facebook, below is a link to an absolutely amazing 360° interactive video of Victoria Falls posted by National Geographic on their Facebook page earlier this week. Try clicking and dragging to get the full effect of this really cool 360° video technology.

CLICK –> 360° Tour: The “Devil’s Pool” at Victoria Falls

Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, this legendary waterfall is among the biggest and most awe-inspiring on the planet. Take a 360° ride over the jaw-dropping cliffs at Victoria Falls.

Posted by National Geographic on Sunday, April 3, 2016

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What’s New With Instagram

If you do Instagram, you’ll want to know about some changes that are afoot.

CLICK –> https://photofocus.com/2016/04/03/whats-new-with-instagram/

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5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

(I guess they’re not secrets anymore, eh)?

CLICK –> https://iso.500px.com/5-secrets-every-photographer-should-learn/

Cool Stuff I Found This Week – 4.1.2016

Happy April Fools’ Day and welcome to this week’s installment of Cool Stuff I Found This Week.

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Tips for Doing Photography on a Budget

Photography can be an expensive endeavor. Here are a few excellent ideas to help you save some money on your photography passion.

CLICK –> http://digital-photography-school.com/4-tips-for-doing-photography-on-a-budget/

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The Top 20 Wildlife Photos on 500px So Far This Year

CLICK –> https://iso.500px.com/top-20-wildlife-photos-on-500px-so-far-this-year/

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How Those Incredible Drone Videos Are Made

I really, really, REALLY want a drone. Just sayin’.

CLICK –> http://www.outsideonline.com/2064746/how-those-incredible-drone-videos-are-made

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What Can Drones Teach Us About Waterfalls?

Have I mentioned that I really, really, REALLY want a drone

CLICK –> http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/what-can-drones-teach-us-waterfalls

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5 Stages of a Social Media Photographer

I think I’m guilty of pretty much all of this.

CLICK –> https://visualwilderness.com/business/5-stages-social-media-photographer

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Portrait of Greenland

I’ve flown over Greenland on the way to somewhere else a few times and it totally fascinates me. Maybe one day I’ll actually GO there. This is a short video by a couple who made their Greenland dream come true.

Portrait of Greenland from Of Two Lands on Vimeo.

Cool Stuff I Found This Week – 3.25.2016

Today I’m going to try out a new and at least semi-regular feature on my blog called Cool Stuff I Found This Week. I will make every effort to provide photography-related cool stuff; however, do expect some other random cool stuff such as cool cat or chicken stuff to sneak in from time to time.

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Timelapse photographer Nao Tharp unexpectedly captures an exploding meteoroid on film.

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Baby chicken snuggles with cat.

Cat and chicken in ONE video!! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Horsetail Falls Firefall

I posted this one on my Facebook page earlier this week, but here it is again in case you didn’t see it. Incredible!

Horsetail Falls Firefall 2016 from Shawn Reeder on Vimeo.

For further info on Yosemite’s Horsetail Falls phenomenon, click HERE.

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7 Underrated Pieces of Advice for Photography Beginners

There are some really great pointers here, and not just for beginners!

Click –> https://iso.500px.com/7-underrated-pieces-of-advice-for-photography-beginners/

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Ansel Adams: Photography With Intention

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Smithsonian 2015 Photo Contest Winners

Click –> http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2015/?no-ist

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