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A small team of Australian Photographers and Filmmakers recently traveled to the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Not knowing what to expect, they arrived with excited hearts and open minds. From turquoise beaches to erupting volcanos, what they found was a slice of paradise that only attracted 50,000 visitors 10 years ago.
But after seeing the films and photos they brought back, it looks like the secret of Vanuatu may be out.
Vanuatu, an archipelago nation in the South Pacific, isn’t known to many common travelers. The SCUBA diving community regards Vanuatu as one of the best locations on the planet to explore their passion. Some U.S. residents remember the country’s unique name from its season as the as the...
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When most people think of Russia, they don't think of surfing. But thanks to photographer Tania Elisarieva from www.SURFHOLIDAYS.ru, we see that it is one of the most photogenic surf locations on the planet.
It was not the first time I traveled to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, but every time I have, I always felt the same. The scenery invokes countless emotions. Breathtaking. Majestic. Inspiring. As a young girl, I grew up in the far north of Russia, so cold and harsh landscapes are in...
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Photographer Paul Richardson Photography set out with a goal. To show off the beauty that lives in every corner of Europe. From the Tower Bridge in London to the dancing Aurora Borealis of Iceland, Richardson completed his two-year project by combining over 300,000 photos to make a mesmerizing two-minute time-lapse film that will make anyone want to pack their bags and head to Europe right now.

Paul was kind enough to sit down with Resource Travel and tell us about the time consuming process and where his inspiration comes from.
Over the past two years, Manchester based time-lapse photographer Paul Richardson traveled all across Europe, capturing some of its most famous landmarks in astonishing time-lapses, using his Canon 6D, 7D and 5D3 cameras and a selection of L lenses. Paul now bundles the results of many sleepless...
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Hello michael..
I'm putri..
I'm interested to be friends with you..
I want to learn a lot about photography and want to know about the europe.
Can we be friends??

If you'll excuse me, if I can contact you through whatsapp??

I was waiting for your reply.. 😊
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Who wants to come to New South Wales, Australia with me?!!
So far in 2016, I have spent just over 12 weeks on the road photographing quite a large part of Australia for various tourism marketing campaigns and other photography trips, mostly for my @tassiegrammer Instagram account and other social media channels. I have covered my entire home state of Tasmania...
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Consider me inspired!!!
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So excited to finally announce that I will be returning to Morocco this October to lead a workshop for +The Giving Lens with my buddy Daniel Nahabedian! I could tell you how amazing this trip is, but I figured I would let the photos do the talking. Check out 40 of my favorite photos from last years adventure!
I am finishing up a little film from this trip as well, but got some last minute work that needs to be done. Hope to have it done tonight or tomorrow. Stay Tuned!
It is easy to be intrigued by Morocco. Just hearing the name alone invokes daydreams full of blowing desert winds whipping over sand dunes, cities painted blue, and alleyways so dramatic, you feel like you took a step back in time.Before I visited, I wasn’t sure if this was what I would...
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Since I am going to a wedding on my birthday (Thanks for the open bar Jaron!) I have been looking to do something super cool to celebrate with all of my friends. Well, coincidently, this 3 days of desert awesomeness just happens to be my birthday weekend. So, who is coming with?
While most of us have at least heard of Nevada’s annual Burning Man festival, this week I stumbled upon its younger, grittier, and lesser-known little brother: Wasteland. For four straight days, festival-goers roast in the heat of the dry southern California desert, participating in what might...
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good luck.  myself i avoid wild folks in the middle of the desert setting things on fire.  but then i am very careful. i only do easy things like walking into t.j with no money no passport and no spanish.  safer than burning man.  to each his own
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Photographer Joshua Swanson has spent 16 seasons working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, 11 of which were over the frigid and dark winters.

Not being satisfied with the shots he was getting on a disposable film camera, Swanson purchased a Nikon D7100 and his Antartic photo journey began.

Swanson sat down with Kira Morris to discuss the addiction of capturing the night sky on this remote continent, all while braving some of the planet's coldest temperatures. He also gives us a detailed look into his night photography and editing process.
I first met Josh Swanson a few years ago during my second season deployed to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. It was my first time spending a winter isolated in the dark, while he was on his 8th (yes, you read that right). Now he has 16 Antarctic seasons under his belt (11 of them winters) and he still...
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Thor's Well - Oregon Coast

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Was busy redesigning the Resource Travel website. I love the way it came out. Check it out and let me know what you think. www.resource.travel
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The World's Oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050. That's scary. Check out some incredible photos from my friends that will help you understand why we can't sit around with idle hands any longer. Today is the official World Oceans Day, but we should aim to protect our oceans 365 days a year.
June 8th marks World Oceans Day, which aims to help people learn how to protect, respect and honor the world’s oceans. Each year, The Ocean Project helps organize hundreds of events around the world. From simple beach cleans up to a large scale ‘Oceanfest‘, thousands of passionate...
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Photographer Stephen Wilkes will often set up a static camera for up to 30 hours straight, capturing 14,000 images of the world's most iconic landmarks. When all is said and done, Wilkes used 30-50 of the best images to create the transformation from "Day to Night", like this incredible scene from the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
In his most recent Fine Art series “Day to Night”, American photographer Stephen Wilkes captures fleeting moments of humanity like no other before him. From a fixed camera, Wilkes takes thirty to fifty pictures of different well-known landmarks around the world, taken during a period of time for...
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Our friend Andy Best Photography and his wife Erica are still on that never-ending road trip we told you about. But thanks to this beautiful film, we now see where the couple and their adorable dogs like to sit back and take a moment to breathe.

We are loving this new project by GORE-TEX
Not too long ago, we told the story of Andy Best, the nomadic adventure photographer on a never-ending road trip. Best told us about his adventures and inspiration while constantly on the road in a 20 foot Rpod. While his fans kept up to date on the adventures through photos posted on his social...
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Being an avid storm chaser, Jonas Piontek Photography couldn't pass up the opportunity to document the dramatic weather at Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. With lightning storms occurring almost 300 days a year, the region has been declared the "Lightning Capital of the World" by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

We sat down with Piontek to talk about the experience of standing in the middle of the "Never-Ending Storm of Catatumbo."
In July of 2015, landscape photographer Jonas Piontek found himself standing on the shores of Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. In this region by the Catatumbo River, locals see lightning storms almost 300 days a year. As a member of the German storm chasing team Gewitterjagd, Piontek felt the need to...
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I love your opening statement...I will do some of the craziest stuff to get my shot that I would NEVER do without a camera in my hand lol :)
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Introduction

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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September 19