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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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I spent almost a month in Zanzibar last year, and it was easily one of the most enjoyable months of my life. This island is unlike anywhere I have ever been. It was pretty close to my heaven on earth, and my good friend Sébastien Beun was kind enough to talk about his love affair with this small island off the coast of Tanzania for Resource Travel. Of course, his awesome photos help tell a great story, and get me anxious to return. Thanks for the great story Seb!
I have always had a love affair with Africa. Its cultural diversity and richness, its nature, its people… everything I have experienced on my trips to the continent was pure authenticity to my eyes. Thus, it’s not a surprise that I jump on a plane to any African country each time I have an...
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The filmmakers at the clothing company High On Life SundayFundayz spent their weekend damaging the ultra fragile Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. After a massive backlash on social media, the team has finally issued an "apology"...and they want YOU to do all the work to make up for their mistake.
It appears there is something in the water at Yellowstone National Park, as not one, but two mind-boggling decisions were made there this week that really make it hard for us to have faith in the future of mankind. Earlier this week, a bison calf had to be euthanized after it’s herd refused to...
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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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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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The filmmakers at the clothing company High On Life SundayFundayz spent their weekend damaging the ultra fragile Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. After a massive backlash on social media, the team has finally issued an "apology"...and they want YOU to do all the work to make up for their mistake.
It appears there is something in the water at Yellowstone National Park, as not one, but two mind-boggling decisions were made there this week that really make it hard for us to have faith in the future of mankind. Earlier this week, a bison calf had to be euthanized after it’s herd refused to...
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Typical of the Selfie / Jackass / GoPro crowd, reveling in their audacious narcissistic stupidity and only really sorry that they got caught. Immune from public shaming 'cause notoriety is just another form of shallow fame.
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Yesterday, Mike Olbinski captured one of the most intimidating and scary images of a tornado I have ever seen. I couldn't take my eyes off it. Sometimes you forget how powerful nature can be. I reached out to Mike and he was kind enough to pull over on his 15-hour drive home and talk to me about the experience of being this close to a monster tornado. He also gave Resource Travel some new photos from yesterday's chase. And don't forget to watch the insane embedded video also. Thanks for the interview Mike, and glad you made it out safe!
Storm chaser and photographer Mike Olbinski has seen plenty of dramatic natural weather in his life. Last year, he captured one of the most incredible lightning photos we had ever seen, and his time-lapse films “The Chase” and “Monsoon II” kept viewers on the edge of their...
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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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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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