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My time with Twitter

Thought that I would give an update on my experience using Twitter. You should know that I was a doubter…didn’t want to be a part of it…and didn’t see a need. Then I spent some time talking with Steve from @lushcinema and I began to see the purpose. He was posting updates during our shoot from the trail….keeping people updated and providing a sort of teaser for the project he was working on. This is only one example of how people use Twitter and it was the one that quickly got me interested.

What I like? Quick text based updates, no requirement to respond to others, post photos and video. Seems like another good place to get your work in front of others.

Dislikes? None so far. Maybe having to say I “tweeted”

So far I’m sold on Twitter and if you want to follow me it’s @m5photography.

I’ll still continue to blog as I think there is still a place for it.

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April 11, 2012 7:27 pm
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Inspired by “Salmon Theory” on Vimeo

With so many videos being thrown around via Twitter, RSS, blogs etc.. I probably miss a lot of the good ones that are out there. I’ve watched this one twice. I don’t surf and I don’t like the snow…but I love and relate to the passion these guys have for surfing and that there isn’t really anything that is going to get in their way.

 

Salmon Theory from the Granite Stoke on Vimeo.

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April 4, 2012 6:05 pm
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“Eyes”…Mountain Bike Photo

I’ve always loved it when riders in BMX/MTB/Moto wear clear lenses and you can see their eyes….

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April 3, 2012 6:23 pm
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Back to school…

Whenever I watch my kids doing homework I remember how thankful I am that I’m not in school anymore…”I’m so glad I’m done” I always tell them. Then it seems I’m always learning something new with photography. Currently plugging away at teaching myself Adobe Premier and when I’ve got time after that I’m working on mastering the new features in Lightroom 4.

So I guess I’m sorta in school…but this time I love what I’m learning.

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March 29, 2012 7:55 pm
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Can sports picks survive on 500px?

I’ll start by saying I’m enjoying the overall layout and user experience on the 500px site. If  you aren’t familiar with the site and you are a photographer I think you’ll be inspired by the work of the other photographers on the site and also enjoy the feature set they offer you as a user. I’m re posting many of my blog posts using their “Story” feature as I really like the layout displaying images in such a large clean format. Take a look and see what you think.
The reason for the title of my post is that I feel the majority of the “Popular” photos on 500px are…well lets just say they aren’t sports photos. One or two might slip in and out of being featured….but they are the minority for now. I have nothing against the shots that are featured by both the popular vote and the editors choices, I’m wondering if this site is where sports photos can thrive like the rest of the categories.  I’m seeing more sports photographers beginning to add their images to the site and I’m hoping this trend continues…and I guess for now we’ll remain the minority. I’ll post an update in a few months and hope to report back that sports images are making a surge upward.

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New mountain bike image added to Flickr

…doesn’t always take a lot of action for me to like a shot.
Click image for the larger view.

 

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March 15, 2012 7:29 pm
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