After losing her 6-month-old infant in 1998, Deneen Bryan of North Carolina set out last year to create her own foundation Capturing Hopes Photography. Bryan, along with professional photographers, now capture pictures of newborn babies to document their condition in neo-natal intensive care units.
The purpose of the photographs are to capture the amazing progress of newborn child’s health to present a documented record to distressed parents who may be too tensed to take photos. The images are all provided to the parents for free which each parent will be eager to keep with them.
While many parents could be too anxious and tense about their baby’s health to snap photos and obtaining the health report most likely be their top priority, Bryan and her team gifts all their work to the parents.
Bryan’s daughter, Christina, had a liver transplant at 4-months-old, with Bryan as the only donor. Two months later the newborn had surgery, while just before a professional photographer offered her the same thing she captures now. At the time, she didn't think much about the offer.
“After she passed away we got the photos in the mail,” Bryan said. “That’s when I really realized how important those photos were. That was our only professional photo that we had of our family at the time.”
After her daughter passed away Bryan moved to Ireland, returning to the U.S. in 2008 and settling in North Carolina. She then located a team of photographers in the area, enlisting them in the quest to capture the amazing moments of a newborn’s journey health. She has recently become an avid professional photographer herself and returns the gift of the valuable infant pictures to the family of the child.
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The Zombie FX app gives you plenty of creative freedom, while the new Augmented Reality (AR) app allows you to direct a Zombie movie at any location of your choice. Consisting of about forty in-built scenes along with controls for setting, ambiance and characters, the app even considers the present lighting which adjusts to match with the characters, along with adjustments for the depth of field focus, luminosity matching and light source tracking.Although the app is only available on Apple devices, it's the first movie editor for handheld devices—and of course—the final product can be shared throughout your social media accounts. Here are the device requirements:- iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - Requires iOS 7.0 or later - 130 MB of spaceDownload the app today! [post_title] => Zombie FX by Pocket Director Mobile Movie Maker [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => zombie-fx-mobile-movie-maker [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-07-08 21:23:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-09 01:23:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=40437 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 40125 [post_author] => 14717 [post_date] => 2014-06-25 15:40:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-06-25 19:40:07 [post_content] =>
Instagram, the photo sharing platform made popular by its millions of users posting candid clicks taken by their camera phones and other devices, recently introduced some new and powerful features that gives user a ton of control over their work and makes you feel more like a pro. The new Instagram features allow users to make adjustments with image contrast, brightness, saturation and warmth, amongst others.
The new features provide photography fans a simple, yet extensive set of tools to adjust their images. It’s more than just placing a filter on them now. Peter Deng, director of product at Instagram, states; "The updates are actually about bringing both the photography geek and casual clickers together on a single platform. Tools that were previously inaccessible can now be acquired for free by everyone that uses the provision."
The photo-sharing social service has recently announced the launch of 10 exclusive editing tools for both iOS and Android users. Changes such as contrast, brightness, and saturation have been explored in the update. In fact, Instagram filter features have also been tweaked, adding intensity for filter with a side bar. The “Lux” tool that was first launched by Instagram in March that serves as a light filler for darker photos. This side bar is now found on a number of editing features that provides more power and control over how dramatic the edits appear.
Instagram’s latest list of features is well beyond the scope of an ordinary filter. The app now provides your smartphone photos with a certain level of professional-like post-production features. The new features are described on Instagram’s blog which explains how to use the tools, which are unlocked when you tap on the wrench icon that appears at the filter section. It is an effort to offer creative hold of how your photos look and feel.
The Instagram blog mentions that very often the image that you see in the photograph isn’t the same as you envisioned. The development team at Instagram feels that this new feature set can be used to uplift your smartphone photography to new heights. Enabling users to share the moment the way they remember it. Instagram for iOS version 6.0 is available at the Apple's App Store and Android version 6.0 available on Google Play.
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"So, as I was shooting my last session on the beach, we noticed the sweetest couple getting engaged just down the beach from where we were shooting. I shot a few pictures of them but then realized that they had family hiding behind the dunes with cameras, so I moved on and finished my shoot quickly before it started raining. Now, as I am going through the proofs, I wish I'd gotten their contact info so that I could send them the pictures. If you happen to know this couple (they got engaged in Seaside, FL last Friday night), please pass my info along to them so that I can send them their pictures!" - Photographer Heather Swanner's Facebook Post.
And, after that Swanner did find out the mystery couple whose marriage proposal on a Florida beach she stumbled over. Having realized that the images were so beautiful and the much in love couple’s proposal in such an amazing setting could only do justice to the moment if it were to reach those that really made the photographs so special. With a quest that was tough but not impossible, the ace photographer posted these images on Facebook and asked her followers to help find them. What followed was that the post got 548 likes and 380 shares to finally reach the couple in Knoxville, Tennessee within two days of the pictures getting posted.
Swanner loved the pictures and wished to get in contact with those she photographed. It was in a sudden hurry that she forgot to get their contact information so that she could send these images to them. But, that mystery took some hours to get resolved as Swanner found out who the cute couple were. It was on May 30 when she saw (now known) Tae Chao 28, drop to one knee and propose to his 23-year-old girlfriend Lindsey Couch. The couples' family was hiding nearby, but no one could get close enough to click a proper picture as they did not want to ruin the surprise.
The couple was ecstatic when a friend on the social network found out these pictures and told them that they existed. The couple had seen Swanner take those pictures but was unable to talk to her in all the excitement of the moment. "I can't believe you captured this!! My family was hiding but was too far away to get good pictures!!!!!!" Crouch wrote on Swanner's post. "I am literally in tears seeing the most beautiful and special moment of my life caught so beautifully on camera!!!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!! I am so blessed!!!!!!!"
"Thank you all so, so much for your help with this! The power of social media never ceases to amaze me," Swanner posted on her Facebook page.
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20 Cutest Animal Instagrams
1. @yogurt_thepirateThis cute and adorable 4.4 pound “Yogurt” has the entire Instagram community at awe with the dangerously infectious antics getting everyone into splits. An Instagram sensation, truly! 2. Shishi Maru - @emonemonThose irresistible big green eyes and picture-perfect poise of this beautiful cuddly cat are amazing! 3. @TardthegrumpycatFunny and a news maker, this cat's grumpy expression has managed to even lock down a movie deal. Now that’s enough reason to follow this one. 4. Eddy and Rambo - @bunnymamaThese super fluffy house bunnies are just adorable. 5. Chloe the Guinea Pig - @chloecavyChloe’s antics are adorable. She enjoys munching on carrots and romaine salads when she's not busy getting into trouble. 6. @dog_dadaDada is the easiest dog to fall in love with. Watch his space and follow the little puppy who already boasts of over 153k Instagram followers. 7. @JermzleeThis pug casually takes selfies, nothing quite out of the ordinary, eh? 8. @mensweardogShiba Inu is a 4-year old suave dog that poses wearing men’s clothes. 9. @princessmonstertruckThis all-teeth/ no bite, little fluffy cat has gained a huge popularity on Instagram. 10. @RiobluebostonterrierWith over 48K followers, Rio, a female Blue Boston Terrier from LA is definitely the most adorable Boston terrier ever. 11.@ thiswildideaSo cute and so adorable pup has his Instagram showing all his adventures, like eating pizza or walking through the woods. Or like here, playing ghost. 12. @shimejiwasabiThis one survived a crow attack and wore cute costumes during her treatment. 13. @buckley_thehedgehogThis classy one drinks tea and loves sitting on cute little things. 14. @nala_catWith over 1,241,712 followers, Nala is a 3-year old Siamese and Tabby mix and lives in LA. 15. @momoramubabuThis Instagram feed comes with a trio of cute: Momo, Ramu and Babu. 16. @caspernstitchRescued from a shelter, these 2 cute dogs are the perfect definition of good karma. 17. @ayasakaiCute dog and boy live and grow up together in Tokyo. 18. @iamlilbubThis little kitty is a superstar. Want proof? He has a book and a movie! 19. @snoopybabeSnoopy has a squished face and a fondness for hats. 20.@mihonogiA 3-year old toy poodle closes our list. Why? Because it's cute that's why. Be sure to let us know if we missed any Instagram cuteness out there. These were the 20 cutest animal Instagrams we found but you can never have enough cute animal photos to help you kill time on the internet and get you through that hangover, evil ex or just a boring day at the office. 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It's a rare sneak peak into a world we rarely get to see.The Armory Show has recently gone through a rebranding of sort, with a new logo and font, while its website went through its own renovation and features now an interface that is more easily navigable. For all this, The Armory Show enlisted Our Man in Havana to rethink their visual identity. The agency in turn enlisted Mallon to create the time lapse video.The resulting video captures the energy and excitement of the fair--from art handlers bringing the artworks on the pier to dealers hanging the pieces in their booth, from the line to get in to people lingering in front of arresting pieces, you get a quick shot of what The Armory Show is. [post_title] => Beautiful Time Lapse Video Of The Entire Armory Show In NYC [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => stephen-mallon-captures-armory-show-in-a-time-lapse-video [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-05-02 14:13:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-05-02 18:13:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=38632 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 38627 [post_author] => 14717 [post_date] => 2014-05-02 12:00:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-05-02 16:00:50 [post_content] => Every year, during Easter, the villages of Vrontados, located in the eastern island of Chios, performs a century-old custom. Rival churches organize a “rocket war” that involves firing thousands of homemade rockets toward each other across a small valley. This staged fight continues while services are held.The objective for each church team is to strike the bell of the opposite church by firing rockets. This is a festival known as Rouketopolemos and is celebrated by churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani. It has become quite an interesting festival that has the entire town gathered to celebrate the Jesus' resurrection in a spectacular fashion.The handmade rockets take months to create as each side prepares for the fight. The homes in the vicinity are often protected with screen shields that keep the fired rockets from getting into living areas. The yearly spectacle sees scores of rockets--60,000 and over fired from the residents of the two opposing camps. The homemade rocket makers create each of the rockets ensuring that these are powerful enough to be able to reach such a long distance. It is crucial to be careful about the details of construction for the rocket to be good. If you can actually do that then there is great chance for the rockets fired to reach the opposing church bell--easier said than done!
The Rocket War is unique to Vrontados and brings in a lot of tourists. It is difficult to know when this unique tradition started, but there are two versions of stories that the locales relate. However, given that this tradition has remained same for years, it is likely to see more such “rocket wars” in the town for many more years to come.
Via The Atlantic. [post_title] => Rocket War in Easter at Vrontados [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => rocket-war-easter-vrontados [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-05-01 17:23:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-05-01 21:23:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=38627 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 38639 [post_author] => 14717 [post_date] => 2014-05-01 16:00:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-05-01 20:00:30 [post_content] => Joel Grimes, also known as the Master of Illusions, takes photography to an absolutely new and larger-than-life level with stunning post-production magic. The photography wizard adds an exciting aspect of illusion to his work. In a video interview from SmugMug Films, he explains his inspiration and process.Grimes has found great success with his impressive creative dreams. He leads workshops worldwide on how he shoots and polishes his images -- he has in fact inspired many people with his unbridled imagination. In the SmugMug Films video, Grimes recalls how he got attracted to mixing art and photography: "I’ve always had that side to me, even when I was a little kid. In grade school, we’d have art projects, and I would be in heaven. Then in seventh grade, I think it was, I had my first official art class. That was the ultimate. I was like, 'Wow, every day I get to do art and actually receive a grade.'”"When I got to high school, we had a program where you could do photography. I just thought, 'This is really cool.' I ended up staying in the program my sophomore year, and then my junior and senior years. By the time I was a senior, I was the photo teacher’s assistant. But I still didn’t understand starting it as a career."
A chance encounter with Lou Bernal, photography instructor at the Pima Community College, was the final nudge to push Grimes in photography wholeheartedly. "When I got out of high school, I ended up working for an outdoor store downtown. One day a man came in looking for a waterproof container. I asked what it was for, and he said it was for transporting film. I said, 'I’m a photographer, too!' ... Turns out he was the head professor of photography at Pima and asked if I’d thought about taking any photography classes. They had just started a new semester, and he said if I really wanted to get in his class, he could pull some strings. I said yes!"Although many consider Grimes quite the creative genius, he’s a lot more modest: "I always tell people there’s two things I’m not and two things I believe I am: I’m not brilliant and I’m not a creative genius. I do have a passion for the creative process, and I work really hard at it. I put in the time. You can be brilliant and a creative genius and produce nothing in your lifetime. But if you have a passion for the creative process and you work very hard, great things follow.""It’s scary to hang your hat on something that’s just you. It opens the door to criticism, and nobody likes to be criticized. So we avoid criticism at all costs, and we follow others. The hardest thing for me is to stay true to who I am. Yes, we need to be inspired by others, but every day I have to wake up and be Joel Grimes, not somebody else. When I teach, I always tell people, 'Be yourself. You’re unique. One of a kind. There’s no one on the planet just like you. And when you work from your uniqueness, you’ll rock the world.'" This video is part of a new YouTube series called SmugMug Films that showcases the passion, style, adventure and other intangibles that go into the best photography in the world. The series features a long list of some of the most talented professional photographers around the globe. Read our articles on past videos on Devin SuperTramp (adventure), Ben Von Wong (surreal/fantasy), Jessica Ambats (aviation) and Sarah Lee (underwater). And watch Scott Kelby (pro sports). [post_title] => Joel Grimes talks about his passion for art and photography [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => joel-grimes-talks-passion-art-photography [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://news.smugmug.com/2014/04/23/smugmug-films-interview-mastering-illusions-with-joel-grimes/ http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/02/devinsupertramp-youtube-superstar-shares-vision/ [post_modified] => 2014-05-05 12:36:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-05-05 16:36:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=38639 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 38293 [post_author] => 14717 [post_date] => 2014-04-12 12:05:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-04-12 16:05:07 [post_content] => Currently on view at the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York, and closing May 3rd, The Allan Wexler exhibition, Breaking Ground, features a recent 25 photo-based series of intricately hand-designed, inkjet prints created on sculptured landscape panels that ranges from natural fissures to even man-made impressions.Wexler is a prominent name in the world of art and photography, with a glorious 40-year career in the field. His insight into combining conceptual art languages, product design, architecture and drawing has given rise to creative works of art. His intricate art works that reconstructs structures from our everyday life are amazing.
Integrating the facets of fine art and architecture, "Breaking Ground" showcases Wexler’s photo-based works, which are layered intricately. The show continues to build on the fundamental principles that have engaged the artist for over the past four and half decades.The latest creation from Wexler combines sculpture, photography and drawing to better explore he basis of civilization. The designs induce our association with the natural world that sheds light on our primal relationship with landscape as builders, with lifting the sky upward using shovels plunged on the earth.The exhibit features series of hand-made photo-based digital prints that depict basic building shapes on monochromatic background. These images are constructed through an elaborate process that brings the realities of photography and drawing into focus.The work involves sculpting a scenario, which is then photographed, manipulated digitally, with sections printed and placed together in a wooden panel. Having done that, Wexler shades the images with graphite and applies matt on the wax finishes. The photographic surface gets sensualized as a result. Inspired by a 15th century treatise, "On the Art of Building in Ten Books" by Leon Basttista, the series of Wexler’s work is based on research he did while being a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 2005.Two of the sculptures, "Shelter, 2014" and "Adam’s House in Paradise, 2014," explore the concepts related to using trees in architecture. Starting with actual trees about six foot tall, Wexler’s art fills the negative space with branches through an extremely complicated process of cutting and gluing. A culmination of natural and architectural forms enables the tree branches to create flowing beauty, recalling the groin-vaulted ceilings of Gothic cathedrals.
Never-before exhibited collection from the 1975 work "The Branch Transformations" is shown in boxes. One of its twigs selection morphs slowly from their natural to painted representation. There are the others that depict transformations from the branch to I-beam or standardized lumber. [post_title] => Allan Wexler exhibit at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => allan-wexler-exhibit-ronald-feldman-fine-arts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-04-15 22:51:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-04-16 02:51:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=38293 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 38404 [post_author] => 14717 [post_date] => 2014-04-11 14:00:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-04-11 18:00:34 [post_content] => The Impossible Silver Shade Tour 2014 is kicking off on April 11. The Impossible Airstream bus will tour the West Coast for 15 weeks. Through numerous pit stops and a series of workshops, pop up exhibitions and interactive demonstrations with films and cameras, the Impossible crew will share the future of Instant Analog Photography.Founded in 2008 by Florian 'Doc' Kaps and André Bosman, Impossible was born of their love for analog and instant photography. Together they bought the last Polaroid factory in the world and gathered some of its former employees to reinvent instant film for the 21st century. In 2010, after many trials and errors, Impossible released its brand new instant films. It is their passion for photography that prevents perfectly functioning Polaroid cameras from getting obsolete! The Impossible Silver Shade Tour 2014 is aimed to share their love and introduce to new generations the fun and true instant gratification of instant film.Here are below their destinations so you can catch up with the Impossible crew.Apr 18–19, 2014 Pasadena Samy's CameraApr 23–24, 2014 Los Angeles Samy's CameraApr 25–26, 2014 Los Angeles Freestyle Photographic SuppliesMay 1– 3, 2014 Santa Barbara Samy's CameraMay 10, 2014 San Francisco PhotoworksMay 13–14, 2014 Portland Blue Moon Camera & MachineMay 16–17, 2014 Portland Pro Photo SupplyMay 18–20, 2014 Portland Urban OutfittersMay 23–24, 2014 Seattle Rare MediumMay 26–27, 2014 Seattle Glazer's CameraMay 30–31, 2014 Salt Lake City Pictureline Inc.Jun 5, 2014 Las Vegas Las Vegas Camera ClubJun 7, 2014 Las Vegas Fotobar @ The LINQ [post_title] => Impossible Silver Shade Tour 2014 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => impossible-silver-shade-tour-2014 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-04-24 07:07:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-04-24 11:07:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=38404 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 38132 [post_author] => 14717 [post_date] => 2014-04-08 10:00:36 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-04-08 14:00:36 [post_content] => Coffee and photography? What's not to love?The two-story Dreaming Camera Cafe in South Korea is modeled in the shape of a vintage Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera. The café is situated in Yangpyeong, 50 miles east of Seoul, and has attracted many photographers, travel enthusiasts, art-lovers from all over the world ever since it was captured by professional photographers who visited the place.
To continue with the photography theme, the Dreaming Camera Cafe is filled with all kinds of image artifacts and equipment, to better captivate the art-lover's fancy. There are many cameras--from vintage models, to simple camera equipment and even the latest advanced varieties. While sipping your coffee, you can look around at the stunning photography equipment collection the owners have gathered. Truly, this is one of the best creations that trigger the imagination of photography enthusiasts all over the world.
Nature is beautiful--and photography is the best medium to capture its wonders.
A natural history and conservation photographer, Clay Bolt specializes in close-up and macro photography. His subject of choice--the Southern Appalachian biodiversity. His stunning images have been featured by publications as well as organizations, like Scientific American, The Nature Conservancy, Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Audubon Magazine, among others.
This sparked the idea of a play written by Kimiko Mastuda-Lawrence of the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, which is the oldest existing black organization on campus. Mastuda-Lawrence, with the other members of the Kuumba, came up with the idea of showcasing the thoughts and experiences the African-American community had with images.
Around spring break last year, Mastuda-Lawrence conducted 40 interviews of black students at Harvard as part of an independent study. The interviews and reactions were used to form the play, “I, too, am Harvard” that premiered on March 7, as apart of Harvard's 16th Annual Dr. Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival. Although it highlights the plight of few students on the campus, the whole community has still a lot to tell.
Carol Powell, a fellow Kuumba member, captured 63 black students from the Harvard campus holding boards with messages and racist remarks they have heard on campus. Mastuda-Lawrence related one of her own experiences as a black student in the famed Ivy League college. Strolling along with black friends through the Harvard Yard one night, they were confronted by two white male students that appeared drunk. One of them came right up to her face and yelled, “Can you read?”Since the launch of “I, too, am Harvard,” the team has been contacted by many black students from other campuses as well and now wishes to launch a nationwide movement. Looking to build a movement, Mastuda-Lawrence stated that “The play isn’t an end, it’s a beginning.” [post_title] => “I, too, am Harvard”Anthem for Black Students a Tumblr Photography Project [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => i-too-am-harvard-tumblr-photography-project [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-03-24 19:19:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-03-24 23:19:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=37494 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 37261 [post_author] => 14717 [post_date] => 2014-03-17 08:00:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-03-17 12:00:33 [post_content] =>
The Lucie Foundation, a non-profit arts organization founded a new platform recently. Fotofund, devoted exclusively to photo-based works, enables seasoned and aspiring photographers to harness the power of crowd funding.
The Lucie Foundation has an extensive network of dedicated photographers, enthusiasts and partner organizations, with a fervent follwoing in the photography community. For over a decade, the foundation has worked on various causes, including finding new economic models that empower photographers to raise funds for projects independently. The idea also incorporates enthusiasts that will support one another and address the medium at large.
The organization takes the initiative to interact with project creators on a one-to-one basis and explore project curation displayed on Fotofund. The Lucie Foundation targets cutting-edge, contemporary artists . Once photographers have been able to realize their project and reach their fundraising goal through Fotofund, enthusiasts play a pivotal role in its promotion. Photography enthusiasts can actually make monetary contributions by spreading the word about the campaign to all individual networks.Of the total funds raised, about four percent will be are invested in the community through expanded Lucie Foundation's programming that includes artist grants, public exhibition space, as well as continued development of existing programs such as the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) and SNAP SHOP! The foundation views this as a regenerative model that involves those supporting the project monetarily rallying around the project creators who, in turn, showcase the patronage to the global community of photography by devoting a portion of the funds raised to programs creating additional opportunities or artists.