How Chris Burkard Built A Creative Company Based On His Photography

Chris Burkard is not your average creative entrepreneur.  The 31-year-old who is known for his epic surfing photographs, often in the coldest corners of the world, has a massive Instagram following of nearly 3 million, but still argues that he is a hustler.

His photographs are splashed on Prana ads, on Huckberry.com, and featured in Sony’s marketing, to name a few of his clients.

Read story at Forbes:  How Chris Burkard Built A Creative Company Based On His Photography

34 photos that earned honours in the Dog Photographer of the Year competition

Entries from all over the world were taken between October and March, looking to find the best dog pictures and photographers for the year of 2016.In total, there were 10 categories that all featured first, second and third place winners, as well as a small Special Mentions category.

Unbelievably adorable… a must see.

Read at:  34 photos that earned honours in the Dog Photographer of the Year competition

Deaf UEL photographer says condition inspires her art

Lalita Gurung, who was born in Brunei to Gurkha parents, grew up in Nepal, and came to the UK in 2006, will be showing her remarkable final-year photography project from tomorrow in Shoreditch.

The 31-year-old says that losing her hearing from meningitis complications when she was eight months old heightened her other senses.

Read at:  Deaf UEL photographer says condition inspires her art – Latest Newham News – Newham Recorder

Boulder Acoustic Society’s Scott McCormick Traded in Music for Photography | Westword

After an argument with the powers-that-be over a Toyota contract valued at roughly six million dollars, McCormick was told that his services were no longer needed.

“The possibility of having that amount of money made me a nutcase,” he says. “I was just no good. I thought, ‘Is that what this is gonna end up being? I’m gonna be a weirdo that no one wants to be around for some stupid soundscapes and jingles?’ I tried real hard, and then I failed real hard.”

Never hesitate to change direction when you feel you need to.

Source: Boulder Acoustic Society’s Scott McCormick Traded in Music for Photography | Westword

Wayne Hinshaw: Popular Photography Magazine is gone after 80 years – Salisbury Post | Salisbury Post

Last month, I got the obituary for Popular Photography magazine. First published in 1937, it died a slow death after 80 years on the newsstand.

The magazine at one time had a circulation of about 1 million. When it died, circulation was about 320,000. The readers were 60 percent male and averaged 49 years old.

Today’s millennials never bought into the magazine, which certainly didn’t help it survive.

Sad 🙁

Source: Wayne Hinshaw: Popular Photography Magazine is gone after 80 years – Salisbury Post | Salisbury Post

My First Visit to Wildwoods

As my previous posts have explained, my husband and I moved from Alaska to the Jersey Shore and arrived on May 20th of this year.  After spending a few days getting settled in, we decided to spend our first day off together by exploring the area and found ourselves at Wildwoods Boardwalk on Memorial Day Weekend.  We had a blast!!

The first thing we saw when we arrived was a HUGE kite flying competition taking place.  The sky was full of large and intricate kites – they were everywhere!

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