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Falls Creek Falls in full profile

Yesterday, I shared a tighter horizontal comp of Falls Creek Falls to whet the palette. Today, I'll go all in and share the falls in full regality. She really is a beautiful one to stand by. It's a poke to get to (right, +Brian Bonham?) but it's totally worth it.

More photos: http://brians.photos/fallscreekfalls

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Finding Inspiration Within The Obvious

This past Saturday, I was battling a major funk. None of my synapsis were firing in the creativity department and it really began to eat at me. I ended up writing about this experience and how I dealt with it in my latest blog post: http://brians.photos/obviousinspiration

Coincidentally, I just rolled out a major redesign of my entire website. That's partly the reason why there haven't been any new blog posts for the past few weeks. Despite wanting to hire a designer to build the site for me, I ended up just building the entire thing out myself. There are a few little things left for me to do but I'm nearing the finish line. I hope you enjoy it!
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A big thanks to my friends at +500px for giving me the opportunity to share a thought that encapsulates the importance my mother had on my life.

To all the moms and dads pulling mom-duties out there, Happy Mothers Day!

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"My mom instills the best in me. Care, loyalty, and unbreakable ethics. I'd be half the person I am today without her." - Brian Matiash​. See more photos: https://goo.gl/ttCv9p

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3 Tips For Photographing Lower Antelope Canyon

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Despite the relatively short distance that you can roam around Lower Antelope Canyon, there are TONS of unique photographic opportunities if you give yourself the chance to find them. In my latest +Photofocus® article, I share some tips on making the most of your trip into this beautiful slot canyon. Enjoy!

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A Closer Look: +Sony's new Touchless Shutter app

There has been a lot of positive press and some questions around Sony's newest addition to the PlayMemories app store called Touchless Shutter, which allows you to trigger an exposure by simply waving your hand in front of the electronic viewfinder. To help understand how it works, I put together this quick walkthrough video. Enjoy!

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Sand Waterfall

While the typical photo one would expect to see from North Antelope Canyon would be of light shafts beaming down, I thought it'd be fun to change things up and share a waterfall... made of sand. The guides who led our group did a really great job of running interference, blocking other people from walking into this particular chamber. They also tossed small buckets of sand onto this ledge, forming an elegant "sandfall".

Have you visited this area before? Did you have a good experience?
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Getting to Falls Creek Falls

Last weekend, I made my second trip to Falls Creek Falls in Washington and had a blast. While the light was challenging to deal with, I was glad to walk away with a handful of photos that I'm pleased with. You can check out more of the photos and details of the hike on my blog: http://brians.photos/fallscreekfalls
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Visually preparing for the shoot

Yesterday's plan was to take +Colby Brown to photograph Falls Creek Falls followed Panther Creek Falls in Washington. To help prepare myself for the shoot, I put together a new blog post talking about how I prepare for a shoot at a location that I've already visited before.

Enjoy: http://brians.photos/pantherprep
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That's beautiful and amazing I love it.:^) ♡♥
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White Pocket on the Brain

My bud, +Aaron Reed, made a post yesterday asking about what it takes to get to White Pocket, which is situated within the Vermillion Cliffs of Arizona. Admittedly, most of my free time lately has been consumed with writing my upcoming book and rebuilding my website from scratch, but seeing Aaron's post got me hankering to fire up the ol' Lightroom and do some editing from my visit there last month.
White Pocket is an amazing place to say the least. The word "otherworldly" seems to have been created solely for places like this one. All around you are miles of meandering and undulating mounds of brain rock and stone seemingly formed under the duress of time and nature.

Pound for pound, though, I find that the best time to photograph this area is about 30 minutes after the sun dips below the horizon. It's in this small pocket of time that the colors of these rocks truly explode and play beautifully off of the blue sky. You have to work very quickly, though, because that glow disappears quite fast!

I hope you do get a chance to make it out there, Aaron, because I'm looking forward to the shots you get!

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Emerald Falls

I think this has been the longest since I've gone without photographing waterfalls, so when the opportunity came to visit Gorton Creek and Emerald Falls again, I wasted no time. The weather was quite perfect for this type of photography. Hardly any direct sunlight and plenty of ambient light made for ideal conditions to use my +Formatt-Hitech 6-stop ultraslim ND filter stacked on a Firecrest Circular Polarizer.

I'm going to put together a video of my filter kit that outlines the importance of each one so stay tuned!

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A closer look at Adobe Lightroom CC - Editing Tutorial Video

Adobe released Lightroom CC/6 yesterday much to the delight of its loyal users. I put together a tutorial video that walks through a few of the new features, notably the Auto Pano stitching, brush tools with the Graduated Filter, and some other smaller odds and ends that you may have overlooked.

If you have any questions about Lightroom, let me know!
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The Grand Canyon Seen in 6 Feet
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Whether it's your first time or your fiftieth time standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, it's very easy to get overwhelmed by its enormity. To help overcome that, I decided to challenge myself to capture its subtlety and nuances within a span of six feet from where I stood. You can read about that story here at the above link.
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Owner of Matiash, Inc. Social & Content Strategy at Sony
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  • Sony
    Social & Content Strategy, 2015 - present
  • Matiash, Inc.
    Owner/Photographer, 2015 - present
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    Global Photos Product Evangelist, Google+ & Nik, 2013 - 2015
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Portland, OR
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Sunnyvale, CA - San Francisco, CA - Boston, MA - Brooklyn, NY - Chicago, IL - Syracuse, NY
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Introduction
My name is Brian Matiash. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY but now live in Portland, OR, and am a photographer who has been pursuing and growing my particular brand of imagery since 1996. I'm also proud to be a member of Sony's Artisans of Imagery program.

I am a published author and lover of all things social media. Admittedly, I have [not-so] tiny obsessions with long-exposure photography, neutral density filters and fisheye lenses.

Basically, my passion is helping others help themselves with their pursuits of photography.

All posts and opinions are that of my own and not of Google or my wonderdog, Kodak.
Education
  • Syracuse University
    MS - Information Resources Management, 2000 - 2001
  • Syracuse University
    BS - Information Management & Technology, 1996 - 2000
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