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2014 Top 10 Most Instagrammed Places

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2014 Top 10 Most Instagrammed Places

This year’s most geo-tagged place on Instagram is none other than the most magical place on earth: Disneyland. Not too surprising considering it’s a major amusement park, drawing in the masses daily and all year round. Not to mention, there are plenty of photos ops waiting to happen at there to be shared on the popular social app, made only that much more fantastical with the help of Amaro, Walden and Lo-Fi.

Take a look at the top 10 most Instagrammed places of 2014 based on how many time users geo-tagged their location:

10. The Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates

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9. Yankee Stadium, New York

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8. Madison Square Garden, New York

Who's ready for the @nyknicks game tonight?! We know we are! #knickstape

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7. Red Square, Moscow

6. Louvre Museum, Paris

#Louvre by @superchinois801 #regram

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5. Gorky Park, Moscow

4. Siam Paragon, Bangkok

3. Times Square, New York City

#theamazingspiderman helps us get ready for the #balldrop testing confetti for New Years in times square

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2. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

1. Disneyland, Anaheim

The sun sets on another delightful day! #CaliforniaAdventure (Photo: @motor_citykobra)

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What do you think about this list, and what place do you want to see make it for 2015? Let’s us know in the comments!

Win a Phase One for a Month: Show Them “What the World’s Best is Made Of”

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Win a Phase One for a Month: Show Them “What the World’s Best is Made Of”

Phase One has launched a photo contest that asks entrants to submit one photo illustrating their concept: “What the world’s best [__________] is made of.” It could be the world’s best sport, love story, dinner… anything you can imagine! Anyone, anywhere in the world, using any brand or type of photographic gear can participate, which means you have no excuse to not give this a shot!

The winner will be given a Phase One IQ250 medium format camera system for one month & the ability to capture and keep some unbelievably high-quality images — plus a chance to share their photos with the world!

The Phase One Photo Contest is open throughout December, one entry per person. In January, ten finalists will be announced, and their work will be featured on Phase One social media sites. From the 10 finalists, a panel of three judges, including pro photographers Tim Kemple, Michael Woloszynowicz and Paul Reiffer, will make the final selection, and the winner will be announced during the first week of February.

For more information, including how to register to submit an entry, and to review terms and conditions, please go to: http://www.phaseone.com/contest. Photos, updates, comments by the judges, and much more is planned for Phase One social media sites.

If you want to go straight to the entry page, click here.

Good luck!

Victoria Secret Fashion Show Behind the Scenes Videos & Pictures (NSFW)

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Victoria Secret Fashion Show Behind the Scenes Videos & Pictures (NSFW)

The Victoria Secret Fashion Show took place in London earlier this week for the first time ever, and included musical guests Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite images from the show, but there is a lot more that you should check out if you are interested in how giant productions like this come together. There is an entire page of videos that Victoria’s Secret put together (and which don’t allow embed) that you can see here. That set includes this particular behind the scenes video that shows the “Gilded Angels” segment of the show, something Victoria’s Secret is particularly proud of.

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The only one who didn’t appreciate the wings was perhaps Ariana Grande.

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The show will air on Tuesday December 9th at 10 PM on CBS, so mark your calendars if you want to see the entire production for yourself. For more information, head over to the show’s website.

 

FujiFilm Photo Tours Wrap Up in San Francisco

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FujiFilm Photo Tours Wrap Up in San Francisco

This past November, the Fujifilm X-Series Photo Tour Competition came to a close in it’s last host city, San Francisco. This  student photography competition allowed 12 students to take a tour through the city with professional photographic explorer Amy Heiden. The students were lead throughout the city shooting with the FUJIFILM X-T1, getting tips from Heiden and gaining inspiration and experience. And, of course, having plenty of fun!

With a winner from each city—New York, Boston and San Francisco—he or she will receive a FUJIFILM X-T1 and a feature in FUJIFILM’S Winter 2015 ad in Resource Magazine. Check out our recap of the final stop of the FUJIFILM Photo Tours!

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Photographers are models too – on the San Francisco #FujiFilmPhotoTours @FujiFilmUS

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Slide of hand in Portsmouth Square Plaza, San Francisco #FujiFilmPhotoTours @FujiUS

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Mixer with Photowalkers at the end of the San Francisco #FujiFilmPhotoTours @FujiFilmUS

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Back in September, Resource kicked off the first leg of the Fujifilm X-Series Photo Tour in New York City followed by Boston in October. Check back in to find out the official winners from each city. Until then, scroll below to take a look at the San Francisco tour!

EDU: 10 Great Upcoming Photo Workshops For Students

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EDU: 10 Great Upcoming Photo Workshops For Students

Yet again, our annual EDU Photo Contest—in partnership with Viewbug and Sigma—is underway. It’s a student only contest, so get your work up to par with these 10 Great Upcoming Photo Workshops for Students.

1. Photography 1: International Center of Photography

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This is an introductory course, but one that you shouldn’t stick your nose in the air for. Gigi Gatewood, a working artist in photography and video and also a Fulbright Scholar, will teach this class. It will take place January 3-11, 2015.

2. Creative Mornings Lectures

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On December, 5th, speakers are invited to have talks about creativity, similar to TED talks. Themes such as “taking chances,” “loving your work,” or just question and answer sessions with famous creatives are ones that are explored in these talks. The next conference will be one that the “Audience Takes the Stage,” at the New School. Speakers will include Alex Rappaport, Sallome Hralima, Duncan Wall and Shawn Young. Space is limited and there is a waiting list, but don’t fret—these talks happen monthly.

3. NYC Photo Workshop

If you’re looking for a hands-on workshop that will increase your knowledge, check this one out. It will teach you not just how to “take” a photo but also how to make a photo. Upcoming classes are on January 16-17, 2015. This is a good way for you to transition from a hobby photographer to a career one.

4. Four Day Workshop led by National Geographic Photographer

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This is a must-attend workshop that will be led by Joe McNally, a National Geographic photographer. It is a bit of an advanced workshop, for those who have explored much within the photography scene. It is four days long, so you know that you are getting your money’s worth. The workshop will run from April 30 to May 3 in 2015, and it will also run from October 1st to the 4th.

5. New York City Workshop with John Batdorff

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This is a way for students to gain skills in street and urban photography. Legal and ethical issues will be discussed, as well as cover strategies for getting shots. You will be able to go home with amazing photos because this is a hands-on workshop that will actually help you as an artist.

6. The Art of Composition: January 4, 2015

This short workshop will be on January 4th, and will run from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the Lower Manhattan Conference Room. Topics to be discussed will be the Art of Exclusion, Lens Choice and Foreground Interests.

7. Portrait Photography in Central Park

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If you’re like me, you have ideas of learning new things, but don’t know where to begin. Where better to learn something new than in Central Park? This workshop will take place this Saturday, December 6 at 9 o’clock until noon.

8. New York Film Academy Photography Workshop

The New York Film Academy workshop is focused on providing skills and fully immersing students in the craft of photography. There are a variety of workshops in New York City, beginning on January 5, 2015.

9. iPhoneography 101

At this New York workshop, you learn how to take iPhone shots and how to market yourself with them. If you’re a photographer, or a prospective one, you shouldn’t miss this. The next date is February, 7th.

10. Photography: Studio and Lighting

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As opposed to just shooting, this workshop on January 15th is geared towards studio work and lighting.

 

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Our EDU 2014 competition is well underway but there is still plenty of time to submit your work. Any student can enter. Just upload your images via Viewbug’s EDU 2014 page. You could win over $5,000 in prizes!!!

Photographer Captures Daily Lives of Superheroes

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Photographer Captures Daily Lives of Superheroes

In his “Figure Fantasy” series, photographer Daniel Picard has created a world inhabited by our favorite superheroes and the most infamous comic book villains where they reveal their unguarded moments and most candid personalities. By maximizing his creative arsenal that include; a unique attention to detail, mad photography skills, a vast knowledge in the ‘forced perspective’ principles and blending it all with an intricately designed dreamlike backdrops, the fantasy characters comes to life and shows a side to them with which we’re not too familiar.

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© Daniel Picard

“Seeing Superman stop a train in danger is quite common, but making him take a selfie while doing it is something new and quite silly, and that’s how I try to approach my photos: I take these characters from different books and movies and mix them up and make them do things that we’ve never seen them do before because that’s the freedom I have in using these awesome pose-able figures and they’ve truly become the perfect ‘actors’ for my scenes.” explains Daniel in an earlier interview with the Black Ops Toys.

Daniel uses action figures of superheroes with sizes ranging from 6 to 12 inches, to mesh well with the stunning sets he creates using materials from Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys, all collaborating to make us believe that these toy figures are really life-size.

In Daniel’s “Figure Fantasy” series, we can see Joker is a big fan of the lego toy, Darth Vader isn’t that menacing when taking a pee in a public toilet, while the IG-88 Assassin Droid does some Yoga exercises by the beach. Every image is far removed from what we’re accustomed to seeing them in movies, comic books and cartoon series.

Check out some of the images in Daniel’s gallery below:

More interesting stuff and images for sale at Daniel’s website and ‘Like’ his Facebook Page for real-time updates of his upcoming photography projects.

 

Beating the Social Networking Game

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Beating the Social Networking Game

Ahh, social networking—a necessary evil in this day and age if you want to maintain a presence for your photography business. But how do you know which networks are best suited for you? Here, we profile the most common ones to help you decide where to dedicate your resources.

Facebook

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  • Best for moms who are dedicated to crushing that elusive candy
  • Worst for showcasing your high-res portfolio

 

Twitter

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  • Best for keeping up with the Kardashians (and the Wests)
  • Worst for getting noticed amidst 3,000 other Tweets being sent at the exact same moment

 

Instagram

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  • Best for making your friends jealous of your fall foliage-themed hike
  • Worst for linking to anything besides Instagram

 

Pinterest

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  • Best for planning your DIY bar mitzvah, DIY custom shelving unit, DIY Halloween costume, etc.
  • Worst for those who care about copyright issues

 

Photographer Central

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  • Best for being found by potential new clients
  • Best for photographers who would rather spend time behind the camera than worrying about marketing and SEO
  • Best for making sure your work is the first thing people notice
  • Worst for professional photographers who don’t want more bookings

 

 

Photographer Central is the most comprehensive directory for professional photographers of all genres. Get discovered by new clients in your area who are looking for your exact set of skills and start making more money.

 

Isn’t it time you got out of the social networking rat race?

 

Interested in learning more about Photographer Central and how they can help working professionals like you? Sign up for a free trial today.

This post is brought to you in part by our friends at Photographer Central.

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Now You Too Can Photograph a Moving Bullet in Mid-Air!

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Now You Too Can Photograph a Moving Bullet in Mid-Air!

Trying to take a photo of moving objects that accelerate at incredibly fast paces can often end in frustration, bordering on the impossible if you’re trying to do it manually. If you are trying to do it, you tend to try to make the shutter speed match the speed of the object that is moving, a process that is often futile. Lucky for you, there is a gadget that has been specifically made for amateur photographers to capture what was previously unattainable: It allows you to take professional photos of insanely fast-moving objects.

The Vela One uses strobe lights to capture the moving objects, which you can see below. Nobody is being duped here, and the pictures are able to show it. In them, you can see the fruit explode, every curled texture, every roaring jet of water that is emerging from a piece of fruit. Previously, you had to pay a lot of money and use heavy machinery to capture such a photo. But this is no longer, thanks to this piece of technology that allows amateurs use their DSLR cameras to capture them. The Vela One rig costs 495 pounds, which is $779.62 in US currency.

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The company’s founder Matthew Kane has begun a Kickstarter campaign that has nearly reached its goal with 16 days to go. Using the device can be very dangerous, but as they say, with great risk comes great reward.

Alex John Beck: Beauty in Imperfections

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Alex John Beck: Beauty in Imperfections

Beauty is something that everybody feels they have a grasp of… That is, most people have an idea of what beauty “looks like.” The ancient Greeks spoke of the aesthetics of beauty including symmetry within one’s facial features, showing that anyone who had bodily unsymmetrical features would lose aesthetic appeal. In other words, the less symmetrical that you were, the uglier you were. As you might have guessed, this isn’t an exact science.

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In Both Sides Of, photographer Alex John Beck has deconstructed this pseudoscience by using Photoshop to show how eery our faces would look if they were perfectly symmetrical. He took side-by-side photos and used the mirror images to completely alter the faces of the actual subjects.

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One can look at the photos and cringe with the creepiness of the way the photoshopped images change the subject, in a way that is unflattering. This is, of course, not a way to make the subject more ugly, but a way to highlight the importance of our imperfections. Every crack and crevice, sloping hill, jilted part, provides the makings of an unsymmetrical person who is infinitely more beautiful than the person who has symmetry. Maybe we were never meant to be perfectly symmetrical, for fracturing is highlighted in the photograph as part of the human being. It is the narrative that showcases the beauty.

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For more, make sure to check out Alex John Beck:

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Twitter: @AlxJhnBck

RECAP: Fujifilm Photo Tours Hit Boston!

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RECAP: Fujifilm Photo Tours Hit Boston!

In October, we kicked off the Fujifilm Photo Tours—a student competition among New York, Boston and San Francisco—from our Brooklyn office. The next stop was Boston, and, like New York, we straight up had a blast! With photographer Rick Friedman as the tour guide, not only are there an array of awesome photos, but a winning image that looks more professional than we could’ve ever imagined.

The winner is student photographer Dan Mcarthy! “My first reaction to the Fuji X-T1 was how different it felt than the DSLR I’m used to holding. When I began using it, though, I quickly realized it’s just as powerful.
With a list of very interesting features, such as double exposure, it instantly inspired my creativity,” Mcarthy explained. “I found myself in the zone of exploring the world around me, while also being enthralled in the extensive capabilities of the camera.”

You can peep his winning image in the Fujifilm ad in the Winter 2015 Issue of Resource. Until then, check out our behind the scenes recap of the tour!

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Stay tuned for coverage of the San Fransisco stop on the tour and an official announcement of the contest winners!

Splice the Mainbrace – #Instabrunch With The Brothers Buoy

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Splice the Mainbrace – #Instabrunch With The Brothers Buoy

The East Pole, on the Upper East Side, is a sophisticated place. With a menu that features “simple yet elevated home cooking with a focus on local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins” it’s the perfect spot for a clean, minimal vibe and an overall subtle aesthetic. This, combined with the restaurant’s core nautical accents, is what gives the space such a trendy—but not at all kitschy—atmosphere, which is why it was also the perfect place for The Brothers Buoy, a seafaring food blog founded by Graham, Kit and Jackson Buoy, to host their Splice the Mainbrace #Instabrunch last Saturday.

The #Instameet included some of the top food Instagramers, bloggers, and photographers@gilliehouston, @ediblemoments and @jillshomer to name a few—and was complete with a one, two, three… four (I lost count after my third mimosa) course brunch both for shooting and eating. Much like the Instagram community, the food was served family style (emphasis: me) and the menu went something like this: chipolatas and bacon, banana bread, apple butter pumpkin waffles, smoked salmon crostini, avocado toast, eggs florentine and rigatoni. WOOF. Just thinking about it makes me too full to speak. Instead, I’ve put together some of my favorite shots from the brunch. 

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For more awesome food photography and brunch experiences, visit The Brothers Buoy site and follow them on Instagram!

Combining Traditional Animation with Timelapse: Cinema Dehors

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Combining Traditional Animation with Timelapse: Cinema Dehors

The creators of the short video Cinema Dehors urges its watchers to see the beauty that we often miss in the world because of new technologies. Of course, that isn’t an indictment of technology, but simply a call to recognize how distracting it is. The experimental short video combines animation with a use of time-lapse photography. You let us know what the video is about from your perspective!

“An experiment to combine traditional animation and timelapse photography to tell a story. It has been created for Tropfest Australia 2014, but unfortunately hasn’t passed selection! Living in the modern world we are too busy with our daily routines and addicted to technologies that sometimes we forget that the real beauty of this world is right in front of our eyes.”

GoPro’s Nick Woodman Goes From Shark Bait to Season Six Guest on Shark Tank

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GoPro’s Nick Woodman Goes From Shark Bait to Season Six Guest on Shark Tank

This rags to riches story is a bit more complex. Nick Woodman is not a guy who emerges from nothing and then has massive success, but he is someone who experience failure in his time in business. He lost over four million dollars of investor money after failing to start a marketing company called funBug at the age of 26, and decided to travel the world for a while. In the process of doing so, he along with his wife Jill desired to have a camera that could get high-quality shots of their activities but that were also the right price. None of these existed. So Woodman decided to create the GoPro.

Woodman has had incredible success in doing this- His net worth now is over four billion dollars since the GoPro stock went public earlier this year. Woodman has had so much success, that he was invited to be a guest Shark Tank investor, an honor that is not handed out to just anybody. He shared his platform with esteemed investors like Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban and Daymond John.

For more on this story, head over to Shark Tank’s blog.

A Short Documentary Film About A Photographer’s Obsession With A Molecular Gastronomy Cookbook

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A Short Documentary Film About A Photographer’s Obsession With A Molecular Gastronomy Cookbook

It all started one day in 2008, when Chicago based photographer Allen Hemberger went inside an Alinea Restaurant (Yes, it is technically a restaurant, even though they insist that it “is not a restaurant… at least not in the conventional sense.”) and for the first time tried their menu. He got overwhelmed by the whole experience of it, from how unique the way the food are served, to how their food should be eaten, and of course, the surprising good taste of it that you won’t get from any other “normal restaurant.” That probably is a factor why it is considered as one of the best restaurants in the world. After that experience, he decided to get a copy of chef Grant Achatz’ Alinea cookbook which has over 100 recipes of the Alinea’s menu so that he could re-create all of it.

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Allen is not the first person to do it, but what’s different is that as a professional photographer, he decided to document the whole project and create a photo book about the whole experience. He even created a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Alinea Project, to fund most of the project.

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The Kickstarter campaign not only gave him the fund he needed, but also the attention of filmmaker Dan Addelson, who contacted Allen and his wife Sarah, to talk about documenting the project on film too. They both agreed. So Dan flew to Chicago to spend some days with Allen and Sarah while creating the short film. You can watch the short film below:

 

Devin Masga: The Photographer Behind Free Haircuts for the Homeless

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Devin Masga: The Photographer Behind Free Haircuts for the Homeless

Six years ago, San Francisco native Devin Masga picked up his first camera, not necessarily with the intent to become a professional photographer. He was simply influenced by the graffiti that surrounded his streets and wanted to create his own form of art. Since moving to Brooklyn two years ago, Masga turned a hobby into a serious desire to become a photographer. He still remains deeply influenced by what he sees and finds on the streets. “It’s real life. It’s every day people. It’s stuff you might not see everyday or it’s stuff you do see everyday, and it all happens right in the moment. It’s grimy and, yet, it’s artistic,” Masga said.

Through a string of mutual acquaintances, Masga met Mark Bustos a, perhaps, unusual person to help him gain recognition for his street photography. After all, Bustos isn’t an artist; he’s a hair stylist. But last May, Bustos traveled to his native Philippines and decided to give free haircuts to the needy. He bought that unique form of charity back to NYC, giving haircuts to the homeless every Sunday. You’ve probably heard of his campaign before: #BeAwesomeToSomebody. Bustos has gained a tremendous amount of social and news media coverage for his beautiful acts of kindness.

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“A lot of homeless people tell us that they don’t get noticed, that they’re invisible. They tell us it makes them go crazy, and when we first approach them, they’re very closed off. But we talk to them on their level–which is something they need–and by the end they open up so much,” Masga said of how something as simple as a haircut can help change a person.

As you might have guessed, this project isn’t a one man team. Bustos gives the haircuts and his girlfriend hands out care packages, filled with food and drinks, among other basic care needs. And of course, there’s Masga, the photographer behind all this, capturing each moment on his Nikon D3000. Arguably, you could say he’s one of the most important contributing factors to this project. After all, without his photographs, how would the world be witness to Bustos’ haircuts that challenge others to be awesome to somebody?  Masga’s photographs, as photographs often operate, reach different corners of the world and spread the message.

When Masga’s employer, Blick Art Materials, decided to set up an exhibition to display his photographs–the first time they have ever been on display–as a means of support, he was grateful. “A lot of pople don’t care at all about homeless people; they walk right past them. I just want to get the word out and inspire people to give back to them. The event will help bring awarness to the fact that these people are human, just like us,” Masga said.

Furthermore, the pair hopes to one day raise funds to travel to different parts of the world to give out even more free haircuts to the homeless. “Mark and I have a goal to spread goodness and to give back to communities. We want to raise enough money to travel the world and spread that goodness everywhere,” Masga said.

Where they plan on going first is still up in the air, however. “Mark wants to go the Phillipines. But I want to go to Africa, and in general, to places that are completely different than NYC. Either way, when we’re able to travel around, it’ll keep us motivated to help other homeless people and communities. It’s a transformation for them physically and emotionally. I hope we can gain more supporters and inspire others to do good deeds.”

The exhibition will be held at the Blick Art Materials’ store at 650 6th Avenue (at 20th Street) on Monday, November 24th at 6:00pm. The event will run through December. Below are some of Masga’s photographs that will be on display. All photos were used with permission.

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“When Mark and I first approached Joe, he was banging his head against the wall; it was clear to see the guy had hit rock bottom. He has a sign that said he “felt like a dead corpse,”.”

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“Mark offered him a haircut and we bought him food. He was shocked by all the free offerings, but he knew exactly what he wanted–a pizza supreme and a coke. Makes you think about how long he’s been dreaming about that mea. By the end, he told us he no longer felt like a dead corpse.”

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“Mark and I went out yesterday and found our friend David in the Lower East Side.”

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“Mark had to lace David up with the classy haircut again.”

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“We met Bill in front of a 711. He was telling us that he got a divorce about a year ago, and he turned to drinking which landed him on the streets from all the distress. You can tell Bill had a great heart; it was just a rough time for him in his life. I shake his hand and say hello every time I see him on Broadway now.”

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“I met Zach on 14th Street. He was the most humble kid I ever met for being homeless. After his haircut and hearing about his life, he told us that he felt great, not just physically but emotionally.”

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“When we met David this past Sunday, he had the most positive vibe and uplifting attitude about everything he was telling us.”

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“He reminded me of somebody straight out of the 80’s from his clothes to his after haircut.”

Watch David’s reaction:

Generate an Image or Model Release Fast and Free with New Mobile App

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Generate an Image or Model Release Fast and Free with New Mobile App

I don’t know about you, but anything legal or law related leaves me utterly confused. That’s why Shake–a technology and app platform–is perfect for those who need a little help in that area. Their goal is to simplify the law in “accessible, understandable,” terms for users and business owners. They offer various templates for legal contracts conveniently through an app you can download onto your smartphone. You can also customize your own legal contracts, should you need to. Create, sign and send on the go in just minutes. And now, they have Image Release for all you photographers out there to ensure you have legal protection.

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The newest Shake app is designed to allow photographers to create a Image  or Model Release in an easy and uncomplicated manner. An Image Release guarantees photographers the right to use the model’s images for commercial and non-editiorial purposes–from websites to stock photo services to ads. According to the Shake website, this is what’s included in the contract:

  • The granting of full rights to the photographer to use and edit the model’s image.
  • The granting of full rights to the photographer to sell the model’s image.
  • The model’s release of the photographer for any claims arising in connection with the use of the image.

Head to their website to sign up and start legally covering your photographs.

See the Results of Resource Magazine’s Epic Annual Halloween Party

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See the Results of Resource Magazine’s Epic Annual Halloween Party

On November 1, 2014 Resource teamed up with Hasselblad Bron and Scheimpflüg to throw our 6th annual Halloween party at Bath House Studios. And boy, was it a blow-out. Over a thousand guests showed up throughout the night, dressed to impress in their favorite costumes.

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The party was outfitted with a bullet-time rig setup, a stripper pole platform, and a bar on each floor that provided attendees with free alcohol. We made sure to shower the room with fake money, just to give it a little extra flair. Our guests were able to pose on a platform in front of a large semi-circle of cameras, which provided a unique, revolving 3D image that was broadcast by a variety of TV screens set up around the warehouse.

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The party was, in a word, epic. Bath House Studios was transformed into a club, complete with pink neon lights and pulsing beats from DJ Alex Ercker. Our attendees had a blast with the downstairs photo booth, which was generously donated from Steven Beatty and his team at onomonoMEDIA.

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The party raged on until 1am; our guests simply didn’t want to leave. What can we say? Resource knows how to throw down. Thanks to our partners Hasselblad Bron and Scheimpflüg, we’ll be able to do it all over again next year.

Why A Dye-sublimation Printer Is The Perfect Choice For Every Photographer

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Why A Dye-sublimation Printer Is The Perfect Choice For Every Photographer

If you’re a pro photographer, it’s time to meet your new wingman (or woman!): the dye-sublimation printer. Like a true best friend, it won’t stand by as you offer up unflattering printed photos that don’t truly represent your photography prowess. While that perfect shot may look great on the camera or on the computer screen, it often doesn’t translate well to printed images. But printing with a dye-sub guarantees you can flaunt your best work without any apprehension! Here are the top reasons why a dye-sublimation printer should be every photographer’s new best friend:

8 Reasons Why A Dye-Sublimations Printer IS The Perfect Choice

1) Speed

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When printing onsite at an event, photographers need to be able to produce results in a hurry and dye-sublimation printers are the fastest photo printers available. How fast? They can print full-bleed images in a matter of seconds!

2) Print Quality

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Printing with a dye-sub ensures every image is produced without any compromises to the photographer’s artistic vision or capabilities. The photo looks just as good as it did when it was shot.

3) Photo Finish

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Dye-sublimation is a dry-printing process meaning the images will not smudge even when touching them within seconds after they are printed. Not to mention, dye-sub prints are resistant to fingerprints, dust, and fading and typically are available in glossy or matte finishes!

 

 4) Cost Effective

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Who doesn’t like money? When it comes to printing with a dye-sub, the price per print is the price per print—there are no expensive ink cartridge refills! Dye-sub media (paper and ribbon) prices generally don’t fluctuate and are usually good for hundreds of prints in a single roll. Also, retailers such as B&H, Adorama and others often offer printer and media bundles!

 

5) Versatility

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Most dye-sub printers can produce many different print sizes from 4×6 to 8×12. They are also the industry standard for printing images taken in photo booths.

 

6) Expand Your Services

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As a photographer it is imperative to differentiate yourself from the multitude of other pros out there and expanding the services you offer clients is a great way to get noticed. Dye-sub printers allow photographers to offer printed photos immediately onsite or professional-grade photo books to their clients!

 

7) Marketing

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Printing is an effective way to gain new business as a photographer. Prints act very much like a de facto business card for photographers, as they are great for showcasing ability and creativity!

 

8) Memories Deserve Prints

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There is no better way to keep memories alive than through photos. Printing and hanging photos on a wall or fridge is the best way to turn a house into a home!

This post is part of our on-going partnership with DNP Phopto Imaging. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of dye-sublimation printers, visit DNP Photo Imaging here.

20 Awe-Inspiring Street Photographers on EyeEm You Should Follow

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20 Awe-Inspiring Street Photographers on EyeEm You Should Follow

Earlier this summer, we answered the question: “What makes a great street photographer?” Since then, we’ve been searching through cities and countries to bring you a fresh crop of new talent.

We love to see stories come to life in your photographs, which is why we’re thrilled to introduce this list of 20 photographers on EyeEm who know how to work the street beat. These people have excelled in capturing those fleeting moments and passing glances, proving that art comes from the world around us, each and every day.

Be sure to follow these street photographers to see the best street photography from around the world.

@streetamatic in Washington, D.C., USA

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@howardography in Oslo, Norway

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Håvard Storvestre

@mrfabianpalencia in New York City, USA


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@ste303 in Zürich, Switzerland


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@azrizalche in Singapore


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@digipix in Melaka, Malaysia


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Jason Ho

@abouthumans in Hamburg, Germany


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@jaebsp in New Orleans, USA


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@librarymook in Tokyo, Japan


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@joseluisbarcia in Valencia, Spain


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Jose luis Barcia

@dkoder in Lisbon, Portugal


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David Clifford

@drescott in Tokyo, Japan


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@rodrigomcv in São Paulo, Brazil


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Rodrigo Vieira

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@bardachenko in Moscow, Russia


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Yana P Bardachenko

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@Edmundk in Singapore


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Edmund Koh

@tavepongpratoomwong in Bangkok, Thailand


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Follow these photographers on EyeEm to get the best street photography right into your Friends feed every day.

Want to see more? Check out these albums on EyeEm: streetphotography, streetphoto_bw, street photography. Or, if you want to brush up on your street photography skills, try out these 6 tips.

This post is part of our cooperation with EyeEm, a global community where photographers can shoot, share and discover beautiful images.

Be a Part of the Winter 2015 Issue of Resource Magazine

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Be a Part of the Winter 2015 Issue of Resource Magazine

We are excited to collaborate with Column Five for the Winter 2015 Issue of Resource! Together, we will work to bring our readers an interactive and customized info. graphic presenting the creative workflow habits of photographers, along with the most ideal ways to improve them. We are asking our readers to be part of this as well, and participation is open to all photographers—hobbyist, amateur or pro. Take a few moments to fill out the brief survey below! 

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About Column Five

Column Five works to collaborate with their partners to develop the most beautiful and engaging visual content possible. With each unique engagement, they think critically about how to provide the most value, taking a format-agnostic approach to solve your creative challenges. Their past clients include Nike, Redbull, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA Today, Newsweek and more. Visit their website to learn more about Column Five.

Check Out Rick Smolan’s “Alone Across the Outback” Event in NYC on November 18

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Check Out Rick Smolan’s “Alone Across the Outback” Event in NYC on November 18

Rick Smolan, CEO of Against All Odds Productions is a New York Times best-selling author with more than five million copies of his books in print, is making a free appearance at Foto Care in New York next week and giving a talk, book signing and gallery showing. The event will focus around the film TRACKS, a September 2014 release that was produced Oscar Winning team behind The Kings Speech. It is a feature film based on Smolan’s National Geographic story about Robyn Davidsons 2000 mile cael trek across the Australian outback.

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A former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer, Smolan is best known as the co-creator of the “Day in the Life” book series. His global photography projects, which feature the work of hundreds of the worlds leading photographers and combine creative storytelling with state-of-the-art technology, are regularly featured on the covers of prestigious publications around the globe including Fortune, Time, and GEO.

You can read more about the film at National Geographic, which also includes some stellar images from the production.

Click here to register for this free event!

Die Antwoord’s New Video is Ironically Chic and a Bit Disappointing

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Die Antwoord’s New Video is Ironically Chic and a Bit Disappointing

So just because MTV is OVER doesn’t mean the music video game is too. And as someone who’s also a fan of the deplorable, degenerate and weird, perhaps the music videos I look forward to the most are the ones produced by Die Antwoord——which is the very reason why the janky rap-rave duo is such an awesome entity.

This week’s release of the star-powered video for “Ugly Boy” off their latest album, Donker Mag, is just as unsettling as ever. It begins with Ninja, who directs all of their videos, leaving a voicemail for an American businessman-sounding dude named Tony. “Tony, Ninja. Listen my friend, I only tell you one time. Don’t fuck me Tony. Don’t you ever try to fuck me.” Then… let the evil commence!

We see some blunt smoking, blood and a bunch of demonic shit that makes me feel like I’m struggling to pick a scab. Still, it seems to be following the undead theme of “Pitbull Terrier”—probably my favorite to date—but it’s missing one of the most important things that distinguishes their work from the basic money, bitches and drug videos (not that I’m against any of that): an epic plot line. However, model Cara Delevingne’s star appearance just might make up for it; I’ve always wanted to see her get creepy. Oh, and did I mention there are also appearances by Flea, Jack Black, Marilyn Manson and his ex-wife/burlesque dancer Dita Von Tesse?

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My favorite still from the video. It’s a pretty accurate representation of what Die Antwoord is all about.

If you haven’t guessed by now, it takes a bit more to make me feel uncomfortable than the average person and this video definitely speaks for itself. Here are a few things I took note of when watching it:

– Ninja and Yo-Landi are the most beautiful couple on the rap scene, unlike others who I won’t dare name.

– Demons, vampires and Satan are hot… Yo-Landi Vi$$er is their queen, and in this case so is Cara Delevingne.

– Red, white and blue just might actually be the perfect color scheme for Hell.

– There is something to be said about looking kinda chic in dark black robes and pastel white body paint.

– From above shots will always be dope and work with almost anything. Thanks Wes Anderson!

– I love how Ninja raps in, writes and directs all of Die Antwoord’s videos. The whole “artist as director” thing gets me every time.

Visit Die Antwoord’s YouTube channel for more of their work.

Billy is the managing editor of Resource Magazine and lives in a windowless apartment in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter

Getting High at the High Maintenance Premiere in Brooklyn

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Getting High at the High Maintenance Premiere in Brooklyn

Everybody is cool with The Guy. You know, that person you can always count on to come through when you call. The dude who was most popular kid in college before he dropped out. He’s your buddy, therapist and your pot connect. Just about everyone is friendly with someone like this, which is why the High Maintenance series is so chill. It’s the strain of show where you feel like you’ve already met each character, and, if you’re anything like me, it makes you want to get stoned like the way you did in high school.

If you’re unfamiliar with the show, High Maintenance is a series of web shorts that debuted in 2012, created by Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. Each episode focuses on a new set of characters as they cop bud off a nameless delivery service dealer—known as The Guy—in New York. But aside from poking fun at the idiosyncrasies of Brooklyn life, it exemplifies what some call the “new generation of filmmaking” made popular by YouTube, Vimeo and the average person’s ability to produce above average videos.

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Last night, Nov. 5, I hit up the premiere of the new batch of High Maintenance episodes, presented by Rooftop Films and Vimeo at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. I’m not one for spoilers, but let’s just say that Vice News and Clinton Hill—what I read and where I live—were referenced within the first five minutes of the season. Not to mention, the open bars, Mexican food buffet and pizza truck were almost as dank as the space itself. Pioneer Works is no doubt a spot to keep on your radar, and it seems like a great place to get stoned—I just may have been a bit late on that last one.

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Instead, I got a few words in with Ben just before he had the chance to get blazed… or so he says.

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When the show began, how did you find your subjects and characters?

They were all people we have worked with, been friends with or knew. Katja is the casting director and she has access to all these people. A lot of them auditioned for 30 Rock and she wasn’t able to cast them because they weren’t super celebrities, but they were still very talented.

You write, produce and star in the series. What’s the production process like?

It is, uhhh, very intense. There is a lot of information that comes at you at one time, but it’s also a lot easier because not as much information gets lost because you’re sharing between, well, you have to tell less people what’s going on at all times. It’s quite a nimble experience when it’s on such a small scale. You can really be flexible and adapt to any situation.

So do you have many restrictions with the show?

We give ourselves no restrictions, except that the weed guy has to show up.

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The concept of your work reminds me a bit of Casey Neistat, a YouTube filmmaker, who is also the producer, writer and star in a lot of his videos. Are you familiar with him?

I know him by name. Is he the guy who runs into police cars?

Yes. I see some parallels between you two.

I’ve heard that before, thank you. I’d love to meet him one day.

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High Maintenance is the first series that Vimeo has ever funded. With that behind you, what’s different about this season than the last?

The fun thing about Vimeo is that we’re keeping it the same as it ever was. We had extra support in terms of, obviously, money and paying people, but in terms of things like office locations it’s great because if we need a place to meet up we send an e-mail to their staff and can meet in the city. It’s harder to do that when you’re working from Brooklyn. They gave us whatever they could and it was all very helpful because they have a lot of cool stuff.

I’m wondering what you would do with High Maintenance if weed was legalized in New York?

The show is going to take whatever direction Katja and I are feeling at any given time—it’s always going to be a reflection of what’s happening with us. We could want to leave New York and move to Portland and so would The Guy.

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Is that a teaser?

No! It’s just that we love doing this shit; it’s our baby together and we’ll continue to do it in our lives. It’s really lucky that people happen to enjoy it because we really enjoy it and that’s where we start—do we enjoy it and how do we feel about it? It’s cool that Vimeo trusted that we felt that, uhhh, we were good enough artists to trust our vision.

So how much bud do you smoke?

…A lot.

You got me on a light?

Yeah.

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I mean, if lighters are even a thing these days.

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The new season of High Maintenance premieres Nov. 11 on Vimeo. Watch the previous episodes here.

Billy is the managing editor of Resource Magazine and lives in a windowless apartment in Brooklyn. He hasn’t smoked pot in two years. Follow him on Twitter

RECAP: SPD’s Video in Publishing Event at SVA Theater

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RECAP: SPD’s Video in Publishing Event at SVA Theater

Last Wednesday, Oct. 29, SPD hosted a Video in Publishing panel at the SVA Theater as part of their 50th Anniversary Speaker Series. The event gave viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes take into the world of publishing from some of the most talented people in the industry. Panelists included Photo Director of Esquire Mike Norseng, Executive Producer of Condé Nast Grant Jones, Video Producer of Vanity Fair Gilly Barnes and Photo Director of TIME Kira Pollack, who moderated the event. The panelists presented their own award-winning works with commentary, giving valuable insight into the evolution of video in magazines and how some of these brands have responded to video’s surging popularity.

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The event kicked off with an introduction of moderator Kira Pollack—a fantastic director who, among her most notable achievements, won photo editor of the year at the Lucie Awards in 2011, spearheaded an Emmy award-winning “Beyond 9/11” project in 2012 and started up TIME’s new documentary filmmaking endeavor, Red Border Films, in 2013. The photo director of TIME since 2009, Pollack has witnessed first-hand how the publishing industry has changed over the years and how professionals in the business have adapted by expanding their skill-set. “One of the hardest things we all have to work on with these brands is how we distribute them and how we evolve our jobs,” she said. “As an editor, I started evolving with the photographers.”

Pollack went on to introduce panelist Mike Norseng, the photo director of Esquire who had a “fortunately accidental” experience that helped him land his dream job at the magazine. Fresh of out college, Norseng interviewed at GQ magazine to freelance in their photography department for two weeks—a gig that spiraled into working for GQ for four years. Esquire took notice, offered Norseng a job and just a few years later promoted him to photo director of the magazine.

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“Right around the time I was promoted internally at Esquire, the industry was also shifting to more of an emphasis to extending stories on websites,” he said. “When I took over as photo director, one of the things that I wanted to do was more extended content utilizing the Esquire.com. I think the first issue when I took over…I had the photographer buy a couple rolls of 16mm film and after the still-shoot was done, do some intimate, seemingly home video of the actress walking along a beach. That was kind of when Esquire’s video efforts kicked off.”

Norseng showed some clips of Megan Fox, Mila Kunis and Clint Eastwood that Esquire produced and elaborated on the magazine’s thoughts about creating more complex video. “We kind of made the decision that if we were going to do video for the magazine…it had to have its own voice and it should be unique and it should feature not necessarily the production process, but the talent we were covering.”

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Next up on the panel was Gilly Barnes, an Emmy award-winning commercial director who has worked for an array of big-name brands, including MTV, Nike and the U.S. State Department. Barnes presented three episodes from Vanity Fair’s ASME-nominated series Snob’s Dictionary, with each representing a category of rock, food, or film. It was obvious that an incredible amount of research went into these impressive two minute long clips, which we later discovered included rare footage sourced from around the world.

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“Every film was weeks and weeks of research and chasing weird things,” Barnes recalled. She stressed how important it was to her to both represent the original writer’s vision and stay true to the magazine. “Getting the show together and getting on the same page with the writer was initially challenging because…[the writer] was very protective of the tone of his book series and so we had to work together to figure out how what I was going to do was going to bring that to the right kind of life,” she said.

Grant Jones, the executive producer of Condé Nast, was last to present. Unlike some of his fellow panelists, Jones followed a more traditional route in the film industry: he worked his way up the ladder. After holding a variety of jobs that ranged from music video editor to post-production supervisor to director, he was hired as executive producer of the Onion before being brought on by Condé Nast a couple of years later.

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Jones and his team are credited with Glamour’s Emmy-award winning series Screw You Cancer—a docu-series about a young women deciding to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. It’s the first digital series ever to win an Academy Award. At the event, Jones showcased a clip that he felt was a great representation of the six-part series and afterwards introduced a surprise guest in the audience: the series’ protagonist, Caitlin Brodnick.

Jones went on to speak about the significance of the series, how his team came across Caitlin’s story and they how realized her vibrant personality would become one of the most defining aspects of the series itself. “We knew it was a topic that women were interested in. We knew it was an important topic to talk about,” he said. “When we got to know Caitlin, we also found this person who was incredibly funny, incredibly loving and it kind of morphed into not only a story of taking control of her circumstances, but also a love story…a love story between her and her husband.”

For more about SPD and upcoming events for their 50th Anniversary Speaker Series, visit their site.

Elizabeth Unger is a food and travel writer who lives in Brooklyn. Check out her blog

Join Resource For An Exclusive Photography Xcursion

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Join Resource For An Exclusive Photography Xcursion

We’re excited to announce the first-ever Abbott Studio Xcursion sponsored by Resource Magazine and B&H Photo Video to take place`from Nov. 21-23, 2014! This exclusive exploration will be led by industry professional Victor Petryakov throughout remote Upstate, NY locations such as mountain vistas, waterfalls, caves and more.

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The theme for this Xcursion is Changing Seasons, where patrons will examine these remote locations from a unique and profound perspective described as “a lone seasonal movement that is rarely captured—one that all New Yorkers understand. It’s a pivotal moment where it’s no longer fall and not yet winter; a fleeting feeling that lies somewhere between warmth and desolation.” The Xcursion headquarters is located in Earlville, NY—a quaint country town located just a few miles from Colgate University.

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There is limited space available and the Xcursion is open only to a small group of 12 so individual instruction and guidance can be provided. It’s first come first serve! Transportation is offered from New York City to the Xcursion sites and pick up will be held at B&H Photo Video on Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. The Xcursion cost is $599.99 per person.


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Included in the package is the cost of transportation, instruction, entry fees for Xcursion locations, the opportunity to capture exclusive locations from a unique perspective and media coverage from a top editor of Resource Magazine. Hotel accommodations are offered at a 60% discount at the Hamilton Inn and Colgate Inn. Not included in the package is the cost of meals and designated stops will be made with a variety of dining options.


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Attendants should come prepared with a camera/accessories, warm clothes, hiking boots and any other luggage that would be brought on a weekend-long trip. There is limited space so visit the Xcursion website and sign up today!