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It was fun going through my images from The Giving Lens trip to Tanzania to include in the piece "50 Photos That Will Inspire You to Travel to Tanzania Right Now"

Give it a look on Resource Travel and book that plane ticket!

http://travel.resourcemagonline.com/2016/04/photos-that-will-inspire-you-to-travel-to-tanzania-with-the-giving-lens/6713/

Here is a moment that caught us off guard, but I was happy I had my camera at the ready. These zebras were spooked by something and came barelling out of the river. 
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Super excited to launch the Resource Travel & Tamron Lenses "Show Us Your World" photo contest! As most people know, I love to obsess over other people's travel images, so when Tamron offered to give away a new lens, we figured it would be fun to host a travel photo contest. You are able to submit two photos into the contest, and the winner gets to have their choice of one of six Tamron Lenses. So what are you waiting for? And please feel free to let your friends know!
I wish I could enter frown emoticon That 15-30 is pretty insanely incredible.
Resource Travel & Tamron Lenses are excited to announce the ‘Show Us Your World’ Photography Contest. For the next three months, we want to see the beauty of the world through your lens. And to ensure that you will continue to capture the best quality photographs on your travels, we...
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I am all about taking risks to "Get the Shot", but, DAYUMMMMM!
We have seen some great examples of 360-Degree video, like the time we got to experience a flight with the Blue Angels, or the harrowing moment we were just above an active volcano. But today’s viral video way be the most hair-raising we have ever seen, and we actually mean that...
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You may remember that time when Benjamin Wong put models doing everyday tasks in front of insane approaching storms, all to bring awareness to the effects that climate change is having on our everyday lives. Well, Anna Tenne gave Resource Travel a great behind-the-scenes look at what went into the planning. She also provides interesting photos to show the frantic action behind the photos, as the team only had 10-15 minutes to set up lighting, props, and models, get the shot, then break it all down before the storm would overtake them.
Fascinating story. Great work Anna, Benjamin, Kelly DeLay and Pat Black!
When you think of storm chasing photographers, you imagine a team of hungry artists crisscrossing the great plains of the United States in an ambulance and setting up an ironing board, lawn chair, and toilet as soon as they find the perfect location, right? No? Well, neither did I, but that’s...
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I really love Jeff Bartlett's work, and his piece for Resource Travel about how he became an adventure photographer, and where he finds inspiration, was exactly what I needed today. Give it a read and please share. 
For the past decade, I’ve introduced myself as an adventure photographer and writer. To me, the most important word in that phrase will always be ‘adventure’. It’s why I crawl out of bed before sunrise and stay up long after dark. I value the quiet time spent in the mountains more than...
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Happy Friday! Get excited for an adventure filled weekend with this week's selections of the 500px Travel Photos of the Week!
Editor’s Note – DL Cade is the Editor in Chief for the popular photo sharing community 500px, where he runs the rapidly growing 500px ISO blog. With a constantly evolving collection of over 50 million photos by 5+ million photographers at his disposal, Cade shares tips, tutorials, photo...
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Us here at Resource Magazine are beyond stoked on our latest division,Resource Unbox, a continuous curation of the greatest products available in the photography and video industry. So I thought I would put together a list of the 10 pieces of gear that every traveling photographer should own. Have a product you think is good enough to make the Resource Unbox cut for travel photographers? Let me know in the comments so we can get our hands on one to test it out. And feel free to share!
The Resource Magazine team is proud to announce Resource UnBox, a continuous curation of the greatest products available in the photography and video industry. You can find out more about how it works, and why the we are so proud of it on our official announcement, but in looking over the products, I...
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As many of you know, I am passionate about my travels, my photography, my position at Resource Travel. But none of that compares to the passion and pride I have for my work with The Giving Lens. I thought it was about time to share some of our team's photos from over the years, and what better place to start than Tanzania. Seriously, look at these photos. Absolutely incredible shots. With or without The Giving Lens, if this doesn't make you itch for an African adventure, I don't know what will! Applications are open for our return to Tanzania this August! Apply at http://thegivinglens.com/workshops/tgl-tanzania/
When we launched Resource Travel, I talked about how my love for travel wasn’t instilled in me until the age of 27, when I finally obtained a passport and took my first international trip. I was hooked, but being a rookie photographer and an unexperienced traveler, I didn’t really know...
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I love these photos from Ken Koskela Photography so much. I hope to make it out to these regions in China someday. Really incredible work Ken. Thanks forletting Resource Travel tell your story!
I have a weakness for travelling and documenting the world through my photography. My trips often start with a simple email from a friend asking if I am interested in getting on a plane and going somewhere new and unique to photograph. In the case of my recent photography trip to China, however, there...
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I am very proud of this piece. Every day that I was in Cuba, I realized that the story I wanted to tell wasn't the classic cars or the dramatic buildings, but rather, the wonderful, friendly, and welcoming people of Cuba. They really are some of the most incredible people I have ever met. Please read it and check out the photos and let me know what you think!

Big thank you to Tamron Lenses for your support on this project and to Alain Lázaro Gutiérrez Almeida for being the most awesome wingman possible.
As Cuba continues to make appearances on the 24-hour news cycle here in the United States, more and more American tourists and photographers are beginning to plan a trip to the island nation. I get emails, texts and Facebook messages constantly, asking me for advice on where to go and what to see. I...
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Some people knew, most people didn't. But as of this week, I am no longer a California resident. Find out why I made my new home in the incredible state of Idaho. And feel free to come visit!

Boise decided to welcome me by putting on a crazy awesome five day Music festival, Treefort Music Fest, so if you need me, I will be drinking craft beer and listening to a thousand sweet bands.

#VisitIdaho  #Idaho 
At the young age of ten, I became a California Boy. After being born and raised on the East Coast, my father had taken a job in the sunny land of movie stars and beaches and off we went to Los Angeles. I fell in love instantly. Warm temperatures year round, mountains and nature made me learn how to...
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For three winters, Kira Morris not only lived in the coldest place on earth, but she also taught herself photography while battling temperatures between -10°C and -30°C. Read her story and get a glimpse of life in one of the planet's harshest environments. #Photography   #Antarctica  #Penguins
The first thing most people say to me when I first tell them I have lived and worked in Antarctica is, “There is no way I could live down there; it’s way too lonely and isolated.” This is a popular misconception. And we don’t live in fear of polar bears. That’s the wrong pole....
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My obsession with photography began in January 2007 while searching my favorite time-killing site, Flickr. I stumbled upon a set of amazing images that were captured by an Austin, Texas-based photographer named Trey Ratcliff, otherwise known as "Stuck in Customs". Trey mastered and helped popularize a form of photography known as HDR (High Dynamic Range), which is widely practiced today by thousands of talented photographers. I was immediately drawn to the brightness, detail and overall intrigue in HDR photos. After reviewing his tutorial, I became addicted to practicing day after day, sunset after sunset. Even though I was shooting with a Canon point-and-shoot camera, I was able to produce beautiful images that further fueled my addiction. With much practice and many purchases of "real" photography equipment, I have finally found my niche in this exciting world of photography. With my photography skills maturing, I have begun to attempt to master the art of many photography forms including: weddings, portraits, events, black and white, water, and long exposure. The list is endless, and this is what intrigues me most about the art of photography. No matter how hard you practice, how many exposure you shoot, you will never be perfect. But the dream of that elusive "perfect shot" keeps us coming back for more, even though, as every photographer knows, there is no such thing.

When I am not at SmugMug with my best buddy Rocky, You can probably find me globe trotting and helping to lead photography workshops with The Giving Lens, where we as a group, combine our love of travel, our passion for photography, and our deep desire to give back to those in need. Come join us on a future adventure. 


http://www.thegivinglens.com/


In the rare occasions that you can find me without my camera, I will most likely be at either A San Francisco Giants, or San Francisco 49er game.


I love talking photography, so if you ever have a question or just want to chat, please feel free to send me a message!

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    President, 2012 - present
    Google+ Community Manager At SmugMug
  • Michael Bonocore Photography
    Professional Photographer, 2013
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