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If you are heading out to photograph the Milky Way this weekend, watch out for exploding meteorites. Holy hell this is crazy cool footage
The night of July 21st started like any other for Marc Donahue of Permagrin Films. Donahue and a friend set up to take time-lapse footage of the Milky Way rising above Shark Fin Cove, just north of Santa Cruz, California. But suddenly, they saw a bright flash in the sky that lit up ground. They saw a...
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My buddy Andy gave Resource Travel 20 incredible photos that are making me question the fact that I have never visited Japan. Beautiful photos and informative for photographers visiting this beautiful and history-rich country.

Thanks so much Andy! Really awesome work!

#Travel   #ResourceTravel  #Japan
Japan has a vibrant personality which translates incredibly well in photographs, and one of the driving forces that convinced me to visit earlier this year. Japan’s uniqueness stands out in the Asian continent, which is home to an astounding 60% of the world’s population. Japan is proud of...
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Happy Monday! Check out our selections for the Resource Travel Instagram photos of the Week. Remember, when uploading to Instagram, use the hashtag ‪#‎ResourceTravel‬ for a chance to be selected!
Summer is in full swing here in United States. For us, that means sun, beaches, BBQs, adventure filled weekends, and incredible Milky Way viewing. As we do every Monday, we will showcase some of our favorite Instagram images that our faithful readers uploaded using our...
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Epic collection of #travel  photos from +500px Top 10 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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The Resource Travel Instagram account gets some incredible photos from our readers using the hashtag ‪#‎ResourceTravel‬ so I decided to share some of my favorites every Monday. Today, check out the photos that will get your wanderlust kicking into overdrive. Got a photo you want to include? Make sure to tag #ResourceTravel and include a detailed location!
It’s no surprise that Instagram is the social media choice of young adventure seeking travelers and photographers. Tourism boards and travel brands embrace Instagram as a great way to connect with their community and promote the beauty of the world through small, square copped images, often...
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Articles like this are part of the reason why I started Resource Travel. While the majority of our content is centered on inspiration, I believe it is important to discuss controversial stories as well. We will try to show both sides of the story, and I will never shy away from giving my own personal opinion. But I will always let you know it's my opinion, and never try to force that down your throat. But in the end, I want to create discussion around the issues that travelers encounter, so we can all be more educated about the world.

I personally disagree with the treatment of the Pamplona bulls, and would like to see an end to the alleged practices used. Whether or not this festival can occur in the same manner with humane treatment of the animals is something I can't comment on. What I do hate is the position that these festivals cause for travel writers, photographers, and tourists. I love that the city of Pamplona and the country of Spain are internationally recognized for having a popular festival that generates millions of dollars for the tourism industry, that in turn, helps local businesses and families. After all, that's what we do here at Resource Travel. We try to fuel the tourism industry and help our readers discover the world's most remarkable destinations. But I hate that the attention the festival receives and financial gain it brings to the city and country may come from the mistreatment of animals. So what to do? How can you end the alleged mistreatment while retaining the excitement and revenue that the Running of the Bulls generates? I do not have those answers, unfortunately. I wish I did. But my job as a writer and editor is to provide all sides of the story and let the reader make their own decisions.

We would love to know your thoughts on this controversial matter. Is the treatment of the bulls inhumane? If so, how do you think the festival and it's positive aspects can live on without the alleged mistreatment? Let us know your opinions in the comments, and please, keep all discussion civil.

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The annual Festival of Saint Fermin, more commonly known as the Running with the Bulls, is held in Pamplona, Spain over an nine-day period. This year, the festival is currently underway and scheduled to end on July 14th. If you are unaware of the festival’s main attraction, it is six aggressive...
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+Leyla A. Roberson Go to another Country that won't spoil your day. Like Palestine's they don't have any chasing of bulls. You have a great day and time out there and have some fun, don't be afraid of what we have, enjoy life... See Ya!!!!!
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There is is so much epicness on the internet, it's incredible. Today's dose is brought to us by Mike Olbinski. Ride shotgun as his latest film takes us storm chasing through 10 states in 14 days. This film is so sick, it made Vimeo Staff Pick in just a couple of hours. If this doesn't get your heart racing, I don't know what will
Storm chasing photographer Mike Olbinski is at it again. Earlier this month, Olbinksi amazed us with his dramatic photos of lightning striking the Superstition Mountains in Arizona, and now he has released a surreal and beautiful time-lapse film displaying the dramatic storms of the American...
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Stop what you are doing and watch my buddy +Brian Rueb win the internet today.

When Brian saw +Mark Gvazdinskas capture a wedding on a glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve, Rueb thought he could do more epic. So he conquered his fear of heights and hiked 16 miles round trip and 9000 feet of elevation changes to capture a wedding in one of the most amazing places on the planet, Half Dome in Yosemite National Park...all while crying and wetting his underoos. Read Brian's hilarious story on Resource Travel!

EPIC BRIAN!!!!!!

#Yosemite  #Wedding #HalfDome
This past spring, two friends approached me about photographing their wedding. A wedding isn’t my normal subject matter, but when I get a new opportunity, two questions always come to the front of my mind. Does it pay? Will it make a great story? Weddings do typically pay so my mind was ready to...
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I am usually never up at 8am, but when my buddy Drew Geraci unveils a beautiful aerial film from Lanzhou, China, to watch with my morning coffee, it makes the early alarm well worth it. Thanks for the interview and behind-the-scenes photos Drew! Awesome work as always.
Filmmaker Andrew Geraci of District 7 Media is no stranger to incorporating politics into his films. As the time-lapse artist behind the dramatic opening sequence to the Netflix drama, House of Cards, Geraci is used to working with governments, especially the one in his backyard of Washington DC. So...
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I am really excited to launch a new series on Resource Travel called "Travel. Photography. Inspiration." It will tell the stories of travel photographers and filmmakers, in their own words. It will tell us what drives them to inspire us all with their incredible stories. Even more important, it will tell us what inspires THEM to brave extreme temperatures and dangerous situations to create the visual stories that they are proud of. I have some incredible artists already contributing, and even more by the day...I can't wait to share their inspiration with all of you.

So I thought I would start it off about what inspires me. I thought long and hard about this piece (over a month in the making) and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, my work with The Giving Lens and children around the world continues to inspire me day in and day out. "Never did I dream that sharing my passion of photography could have life changing effects, not only for the students that I work with but also for me."

Please give it a read and let me know what you think. This piece means a lot to me, and I am so excited to continue to bring you the stories of some of the world's most inspirational travel photographers and filmmakers.
I didn’t always want to be a photographer. I didn’t always daydream about traveling to distant lands. In fact, I never really gave traveling any thought until my late 20s. I don’t know why my brain didn’t have the wanderlust switch turned to the “On” position back...
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Happy ‪#‎Caturday‬! Is anyone enjoying a lazy weekend like these beautiful #lion sisters we found in #Etosha National Park in #Namibia? I know I am. But I am excited that my Resource Travel Productions of the World travel guide for Namibia hits newsstands on July 13th! If you want a FREE iPad download of my travel guide and the latest issue of +Resource Magazine, sign up for our newsletter and we will send you a link to download.

http://travel.resourcemagonline.com/newsletter/

#Wildlife  #Photography #Africa 
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My buddy +Tony Eckersley KILLED it with this shot! Armageddon descended on Las Vegas, and Tony was able to capture it all over the course of 4 minutes. Find out how it happened on Resource Travel. Insane shot Tony!!!
I had never considered leaving my comfortable life in San Francisco, California, but Las Vegas, Nevada would become my home in the summer of 2014 when I accepted a position as a mobile UX designer at Zappos. Spending my life in San Francisco had been a dream of mine since I first visited as a child....
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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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Google+ Community Manager At SmugMug
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  • Bonocore Visual Studios
    President, 2012 - present
    Google+ Community Manager At SmugMug
  • Michael Bonocore Photography
    Professional Photographer, 2013
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