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It could be decades before we realize the full extent of the spill's damage. 
The BP oil spill was gushing in late May 2010 when ;LSU graduate student Xuan Chen found himself on ;an ;Alabama beach collecting acrobat ants. Chen was one in an army of scientists probing an urgent public question: Was the spill destroying the...
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I'm glad to see +Robert Scoble back. I have Scoble to thank for a lot of things. I remember watching Scoble livestream on Qik with a Nokia N95 back in 206 after Hurricane Katrina. It lead to me chance meeting with +Alan Gutierrez  and an unconference in New Orleans at the New Orleans marina. 
That lead to a few years of blogging, which lead to decision to go back to college in 2009 and study internet marketing and then a masters in journalism in 2012. 
I joined Twitter because of Scoble and Google+, and I'll give him credit for Facebook too, but I honestly don't remember why I joined Facebook. 
I remember I called him once to see if he would speak at conference we were having. He was so nice to a complete stranger calling him on his cell.
I really hope one day I can meet in person and thank him face to face.
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We all need to do more of this. #getoutside   #create   #explore  
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+Cabela's my boots are dying. What model are these, I'd like to get a new pair. 
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The Mississippi River has been really high so I headed down to the river to shoot some cityscapes.This one early edit. I'm still deciding if I like it or not.
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With this new rain, I think it will rise even more.
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Taking pictures of Friday's solar eclipse on a smartphone could put people at risk of blindness, eye experts warn.
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Abstract from the beach at Elmer's Island. 
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Some say New Orleans should never have come back, certainly some of its residents never did. As bad as Hurricane Katrina was, it was just another catastrophe in long line of others that New Orleans had to endure. Just like a tragic drama, without the tragedies you don't have a story. Without the tragedy and the sordid history New Orleans becomes Cleveland or Boise. Take a trip back with a man who seems to understand what it is that makes New Orleans authentic. 
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Can someone tell me where this was shot? It's the final scene from Shooter with Mark Wahlberg
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According to IMDB a lot of it was shot in British Columbia. This look an awful lot like the area around the Grand Tetons but I'm hoping some photographer has shot this scenery before.
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11 Female Inventors Who Helped Power The Information Age
These women changed the world. See how Intel is changing the face of tech — with an unprecedented initiative aiming for diversity in the workforce.
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I see these post all the time, but what happens when you are forced into photography because your day job laid you off and you can't seem to get a new job because the economy sucks.
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  • Full Sail University
    Master of Arts in New Media Journalism, 2012 - 2013
    Writing for Interactive Media Legal Aspects in New Media Journalism Research and Investigation Skills Development Multimedia Development and Editing Digital News Production Multimedia Reporting Mobile Technology and Communications Social Media and Online Community Engagement Public Relations and Reputation Management New Media Publishing and Distribution
  • Full Sail University
    Internet Marketing Bachelor of Science, 2009 - 2011
    Internet Consumer Behavior Digital Storytelling New Media Distribution Channels Internet Law and Legal Issues Search Engine Optimization I Search Engine Optimization II Global Internet Marketing Strategies Web Analytics and Reporting Internet Business Models Website Advertising and Design Principles Viral Marketing Pay Per Click Campaign Development Internet Marketing Research Strategies
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Photographer...that's it

I shoot people with a Canon.

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I once rode a bull in a rodeo
Photography and an insatiable curiosity.
  • Chris Johnston Photography
    Photographer, 2012 - present
    I'm a photographer in New Orleans, LA
  • Freelance Journalist
    2012 - 2015
    Reporting on environmental issues facing coastal Louisiana: coastal erosion, saltwater intrusion, freshwater diversions, sea-level rise, and how climate change will impact the south Louisiana. Available for freelance reporting contracts. I can report for print, radio, web platforms. I am proficient with photography, shooting video, and recording audio. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro.
  • Gifted Nurses
    Communications Coordinator, 2014 - 2014
    Manage communications and social media for Gifted Nurses. Joint Commission Accredited, licensed, bonded and insured. Locally-owned and operated since 2006 by P.K. Scheerle, RN, Maggie Candon, RN, Cindy Fischer, RN, Mary Kay Molbert, and Mullady Voelker, MSW. Gifted Nurses specializes in private care for individuals and families, and medical staff relief services, including travel nursing. We have also just recently opened our Advanced Placement division, Neuro Nexus and Coding and Billing programs. We have a network of hundreds of trained, professional caregivers waiting to be matched. Before placement, we carefully evaluate and specially select a caregiver based on a client's unique needs and preferences. Our caregivers pride themselves on providing compassionate, personalized medical and non-medical care to individuals and families in the comfort of their own home, and in healthcare facilities. We know that each of facility is unique and has specific preferences and requirements when it comes to staff relief services, and we tailor our services to meet the needs of our clients and the communities they serve. We believe in sustainable relationships built on the expectation that we will provide dependable, quality, competent staff.
  • Primerica Financial Services
    District Leader, 2001 - 2014
    I create financial plans for clients, recruit and train new agents, and lead training sessions on marketing, prospecting, and using the newest company provided technology tools.
  • St. Bernard Voice
    Reporter, 2013 - 2013
    Cover all things happening in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes. Including but not limited to: council and school board meetings, flood insurance changes, local elections and legislation that affects the two parishes. Also responsible for feature items like fairs and festivals, holiday features and community events.
  • American Express Financial Advisors
    Financial Advisor, 2000 - 2000
    -assisted clients with developing a financial plan -marketed various insurance products: life insurance, disability insurance, and long term care insurance -sold investments: stocks and mutual funds -managed tax considerations and pension optimization
  • Register Real Estate
    Real Estate Agent, 2008 - 2009
    -specialized in selling small multi-family properties -worked with real estate investors -first agent in the city to use SMS marketing -consistently one of the top 3 ranked agents on in the Metairie market
    Blogging Intern, 2009 - 2009
    -researched and authored post for the Sparkplug CEO blog and The Man Page -assisted other writers with research and background information needed to write their own post -combed through site looking for, and removing, dead links and updating affiliate links -participated in virtual weekly writers meetings where story ideas were discussed and finalized
  • Student Branding Society
    Social Media and Public Relations Director, 2010 - 2011
    -responsible for reaching out to and scheduling monthly speakers -setup and managed all social media properties and marketing for the Student Branding Society at Full Sail University. -assisted in the development of tools and resources that helped our community develop and unlock the power of their personal brand.
  • Enabling Potential, Inc.
    Social Media Intern, 2011 - 2011
    -grew Twitter account from zero followers to 300+ in out target niche -hosted Twitter chats with featured authors and business and lifestyle coaches -participated in weekly virtual meetings where we discussed email marketing, affiliate marketing, and social media strategy -worked with former Microsoft consultant, Rudy Nelson, Harvard Law grad, Traci Feit Love, and New York Times bestselling author, Michael Port
  • Yat Media
    Part-time PPC Ads Manager, 2011 - 2011
    -researched market specific keywords -created Google AdWords campaigns based on keywords -monitored conversion and CTR rates of AdWords campaigns
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I'm a huge fan of Fleurty Girl shirts and know the owner, Lauren Thom, but this store lacks the feel or vibe that the original Oak street store or French Quarter stores have. If you live or work in Metairie and want a cool NOLA themed shirt this is the place to go but just know you aren't getting the full experience unless you visit the FQ store.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
If you are looking for fried or boiled seafood this is the place to go. Fried oysters, fried shrimp, fried catfish, fried redfish, fried soft-shelled crabs, boiled shrimp, and my favorite boiled crawfish. All the staples of a Louisiana seafood feast are here.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Hansen's Snoballs are unlike any other snoball I've ever had. The ice mixed with syrup is almost like yogurt. There is just something about the way the ice is ground that no one else can seem to duplicate. I've been going here since I was 6 or 7 years old, so almost 35 years. The only change I've noticed recently is a little less syrup in the snoballs, unless Ashley is working. She learned under her grandparents and is definitely keeping up the family tradition of quality first.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I really don't understand what all the hoopla is about this place. It's OK but it isn't great. I guess being a NOLA native I'm not too fond of chain places and putting them in a mall even lowers the expectation. The food is good, the decor is excellent, and the service is very good. I'm just not fond of the menu.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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One of the worst dining experience's I've ever had in New Orleans and I had to pay $100 for the "privilege". The decor is awesome and the waitstaff are excellent. The problem is the food sucks and it's way too expensive. My wife and I went to Tujaque's with high expectations. As one of the oldest restaurant's in town we expected it to be top notch. The only thing that was off the chart was the price. The menu choice was virtually non-existent, there was one menu with only one or two variations and I didn't like most of them. There were also no prices on the menu. I thought how bad can it be. Well after spending almost $100 and leaving hungry I'm telling you it was bad. If you want a great dining experience in New Orleans stay away from Tujague's.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I've been here at least half a dozen times. The bar is excellent and well-stocked. The food is top notch and the service is excellent. They have this macaroni and cheese dish that really takes mac and cheese to a new level, it's really incredible. This place is also a hub for the local tech community. If you want to network with some of the best and brightest in the city stop by happy hour at Capdeville.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I grew up around the corner from The Bakery (the original Koz's) in Gentilly. I was so happy to hear that they reopened, and closer to me in Metairie. The Red Beans on Monday is incredible. It's so creamy and full of flavor. I've given up trying to duplicate it at home. The fried shrimp and oysters are pretty awesome too. I will warn you in advance, if you go here for lunch be prepared for a line. Koz customers are almost addicted to the place and need to visit at least once a week for lunch.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago