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Man, that's a pretty intricate rig he designed, just for transporting and aiming that bazooka of a lens. I wonder if it really makes a —

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featuring the visual works of Jim Winters and friends. web stats. SHOTS FROM AROUND MIAMI - PRINTS AVAILABLE! - EMAIL US HERE! Friday, May 1, 2015. TRIAXEZ shoulder mounted triple axis shooting system. CLICK HERE TO SEE HIGH RES IMAGE SHOT FROM TRIAXEZ SYSTEM. at 7:28 PM. No comments: ...
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I was trying to figure out where the telescoping mechanism was that let him hoist the camera while keeping the wheels on the ground before realizing that no, the whole thing goes up on photog's shoulders. And that picture. Dayum. 
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Pretty much every corner of the Philippines has expats that gave it all up years ago and moved here to settle down. No matter how remote the island, you're bound to find at least one retired westerner happily spending their days in a beach house that costs them $150 a month.
Four years ago, I dismantled my life in New York and headed to a place where I knew no one.
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Oh, the 80s — that wonderful era when the psychedelic wastoids parked their airbrushed vans and started making movies. What a wonderful time it was to be alive.
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Beastmaster was a silk purse made into a sow's asshole. It had a lot going for it, but the budget just wasn't there.

They put black shoe polish on the tiger, for fuck's sakes.
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Sharing specifically to point out that the topping on this dessert is whipped coconut, which I had no idea was even a thing. It was super light and melted immediately on the tongue. It felt more like sea foam than anything else.
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I don't know how they did it, but it was both light as nothing and yet satisfying. It's basically just coconut foam on some pineapple chunks and a couple small pieces of dough, with some cashews atop and a syrup. Pretty much zero substance, yet satisfying as hell and really tasty.
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I visited the marble capital of the Philippines. It was precious.
Romblon island isn't just the capital of the province of the same name, it's also the marble capital of the Philippines. This lazy isle — one of a dozen or so in the chain — is home to a marble deposit so rich that 80 years of quarrying still hasn't made a big dent.
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Thanks! There's still a bit of tweaking to be done but I'm really liking it. It presents my photo series exactly the way I was looking for — horizontal scroll with arrow shortcuts for easy browsing.

Now to find a (and customize) better Tumblr theme for my blog.
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My resting state is a fetal position.
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Pangos Rule, Dillos Drool
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I have gopro footage but I can't download it until Tuesday.
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Just how drastically can good light design change a location? Check out the Before and After from +Joe McNally's latest blog post on lighting a boxer and watch a standard boring gym go all moody and dramatic.

Full post at *http://blog.joemcnally.com/2015/04/27/a-lighting-build-for-a-boxer/#comment-3204257* and very much worth the read.
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The trick I've come up with is just to pit my neuroses against each other. I temper my fear of wasting their time with my fear of ending up with a shitty photo. If I think they're annoyed at having to wait, imagine how annoyed they'd be if the resulting photo wasn't even worth it.
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I went to reddit to ask an awkward question for a story I'm writing, and wound up making a subreddit for people to ask awkward questions for stories they're writing.

I have a few writerfriends here so I figured I'd mention it.
Need to know how to launder money? Whether fried human flesh tastes more like bacon or spam? How far the sound of a shotgun shot would carry...
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Haha! Thanks!
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Brides from around the world donate their precious wedding gowns to NICU Helping Hands. The wedding gowns are then distributed to our team of over 700 seamstresses throughout the United States to convert into perfectly made garments that a family will use to wrap their precious baby in for their final journey.

This is beautiful and heartbreaking and an infinitely better use of a used wedding gown than a Trash the Dress shoot.
NICU Helping Hands' Angel Gown® Program began in 2013 because we recognized there was an overwhelming need for better support for families who lost a baby. Our Angel Gown® Program provides comfort
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aka How I learned to be more thorough in my travel research
How Not to Get from Cebu to RomblonSpent the last few days in Romblon, marble capital of the Philippines. A lovely, quaint, remote little island in the Northern Visayas region. Because it’s not a...
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    Picture-Taking Guy, 2005 - present
  • CBS Interactive
    Technical Producer, 2005 - 2013
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San Francisco, CA - Boulder, CO - Manila, Philippines - Washington, DC - Tampa, FL - Manila, Philippines - Cebu, Philippines - Hicksville, NY - New York, NY
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Wordiest
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The Silent Age
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Heroes of Loot
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Man of Steel (2013)
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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and

Blitz Brigade - Online FPS fun
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Big Easy Express
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Sample Photos Show Fujifilm X-Pro1′s Crazy Quality at High ISOs
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When Fujifilm said that the X-Pro1's sensor "resolution and low noise will surpass rival 35mm full size sensor[s]", they weren't kidding. Ph

Futuristic Family Portraits Involving Skype Projections
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In many Asian cultures it's common for families to gather together for formal portraits on special occasions, but this tradition is becoming

Presence of 'Gatsbabies' Requires Mandatory Gatsbortions
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Not to be outdone by the New York Times' Ubermenschtastic profile of the Brant Brothers, the New York Observer is doing the world one better

Ethereal Photographs from Wonderland
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Take a look at the portfolio of Washington D.C.-based photographer Cade Martin, and you'll feel like you're looking at movie stills from an