SmugMug is one crazy photo company
Today I had a busy day. Visited Box.net, SmugMug, and ended up at Blackbox VC to meet with startups that are being born inside an Atherton house.
SmugMug has something coming next Tuesday that's pretty nice for its customer base (they will live stream that product announcement, I'll link to it on Tuesday -- it's pretty damn cool and they've been working on it for two years. I hear a ton of Google+ photographers will be featured during the announcement, too).
Anyway, here's founder +Chris MacAskill
AKA "Baldy and CEO +Don MacAskill
(and son) goofing off. +Michael Bonocore
is the third person to the right of the animated GIF I shot of the three of them in front of the church and their goofy personalities shine through.
This company has one of the coolest cultures of any startup I've visited. Home-made meals, photos on literally every surface of their offices, and just a really nice great vibe with dogs running around under our feet.
Don also has Google Glass, so it'll be interesting to see what that means for photographers who use Glass and love SmugMug.
Anyway, if you are a photographer who is pretty serious about what you do, you should check out what SmugMug announces on Tuesday. I can't say more, but it's worth paying attention to. http://www.smugmug.com/
I know some of you hate these moving animated GIFs but I love them. How do you make them? You shoot five frames or more, upload them to Google+, and Google+ automatically makes them.#throughglass