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Katherine Cheng
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How I Ended Up at the Edge of a Skyscraper...
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I had nightmares for days ;) after watching that. Serious Kudos to you all for doing that. You'd have to greenscreen me, I couldn#t make it past the gift shop level at the Eiffel Tower either ;) ♥
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So proud of the SmugMug team for pulling together to Smuggify the ALS #icebucketchallenge  AND make a big pledge to donate. Special thanks to +Von Wong +Chris MacAskill and +Anton Lorimer for the video help.
 
SmugMug's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

+Chris MacAskill accepts the ALS #IceBucketChallenge  in true Smuggy style - iced green milk wigs, slow motion video, and a pledge to donate $1,000 for every 10,000 views this video gets! Please watch and share to spread the word about ALS: http://youtu.be/nvTVO6VsHBA

Special shout out to photographer Anthony Carbajal, a photographer whose own struggle with ALS inspired us, and +RC Concepcion for challenging Chris to take on this challenge. +Karen Hutton  (http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com/), Alexandra Huff (http://www.alexandria huff.com/) and Larry Abitbol (http://www.bayphoto.com/), you're up!

*We will donate up to $5,000 to ALSA. You can also donate directly at alsa.org.
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Surf Photographer +Chris Burkard battles some of the harshest conditions on earth to capture moments of raw beauty. Watch as he and three professional surfers travel to the Arctic Circle to surf the frigid seas: http://youtu.be/cBJyo0tgLnw

Check out other SmugMug Films at https://www.youtube.com/SmugMugFilms.

#surfing #photography #smugmug
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Awesome :-) 
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The filmmaker behind 300+ million views on YouTube.

+devinsupertramp +SmugMug  #SmugMug   #SmugMugFilms  
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"I think that if you start doing the things that you love, and you start sharing the things that you love, then sooner or later, people start hiring you to do the things that you love; for your passion, your vision, for what makes you unique, and because you’re the only person that can do whatever that thing is because you love it so much."

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Love this video of +The VonWong so much! Produced by +SmugMug as a part of #SmugMugFilms. 
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+Ivan Makarov caught me on a good hair day.

Thanks Ivan!
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Amazing! I've never seen anything like this.

#SmugMugFilms #Space #NASA  
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Amazing post & Cool
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Our little film got noticed by +YouTube ! 
 
Welcome to Surf City, Arctic Circle.
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When I joined +SmugMug  a few years ago, there was a young water photographer whose work caught my eye. The beauty, the power, the simultaneous strength and vulnerability of bodies in crashing waves - I loved it all. That photographer is named +Sarah Lee and we just released an artist profile on Sarah as a part of our ongoing SmugMug Film series on our photography heroes. I couldn't be more excited to share this with the world. 

More from Sarah at http://hisarahlee.com/. You can browse her prints and portfolio on her +SmugMug site: http://www.vivantvie.com/

Check out our whole series, including profiles of +Jessica Ambats +Von Wong  +Scott Kelby and +Devin Graham at http://youtube.com/smugmugfilms.

#SmugMugFilms   #SarahLeePhotos   #surf   #underwater   #underwaterphotography   #waves  
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So awesome!
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If you feel the Internet is short on inspirational content for budding photographers, then the folks at SmugMug have got something awesome in store for you
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So excited to announce +SmugMug Films, a new series celebrating the world's most exciting photographers: World Premiere of SmugMug Films

For the past year, SmugMug's astonishingly good cinematographer Anton Lorimer has been traveling around the world, filming the photographers who inspire us every day. First film will debut next Monday.

Subscribe to the SmugMug Films YouTube channel to get a first look at each new video: http://www.youtube.com/SmugMugFilms
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Should be interesting! I recognized a few faces. I also saw what looked like an insane fisheye in that underwater clip.
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Thanks +Robert Scoble !
 
The new SmugMug is awesome. Can this little company beat Yahoo and others?

All you have to do is see how excited photographers like +Thomas Hawk are: http://thomashawk.com/2013/07/smugmug-rolls-out-completely-redesigned-new-site.html or +Trey Ratcliff https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TreyRatcliff/posts/PSfCYsviPnh or +Karen Hutton https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KarenHutton/posts/ijQEXqr2eZZ or others who are great photographers here on Google+ (a search for "SmugMug" here this morning shows a bunch of others: https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/SmugMug ).

I shot these photos in a demo that founders +Don MacAskill and +Chris MacAskill gave me last week. Their wives (and dogs) were sitting on the floor, demonstrating just what a family affair this company is. I don't remember any other startup having such a family feel to it.

Which brings me to this point: can this company continue to find a way to compete with much bigger and better funded companies? I think so. Why: they are attracting great developer and customer service talent that other companies aren't. The singular focus they have on pro and advanced amateur photographers gives the service a focus that other places, including Google+ or Facebook, er, Instagram, will never be able to match.

I wish every startup entrepreneur could visit SmugMug. The lessons on how to build a company and not just a cool product are everywhere (it's very rare you'll see a cool product come out of a dysfunctional company). 

I'd say to start with the wives and the dogs on the floor. That says volumes about the kind of company they are building and the product on the screen reflects those values.

I wish Silicon Valley had more companies like SmugMug.
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Awesome sauce +SmugMug :)
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I live, love, and laugh with SmugMug.
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Partners and Community at SmugMug. If you're a photographer, blogger, or just someone awesome looking to get your Smuggy on, give me a shout.
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Taipei - Chicago - New York City - Philadelphia
I stayed at Bristol Suites for a few days last summer, and it was perfect. The suites are spacious, clean, and very comfortable for a quick weekend stay or even much longer. The kitchen was generously stocked with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, and I liked that the soaps etc in the bathroom were locally made. Go Vermont! The location of the Suites was also unbeatable. It's right on the main street in town, and it was easy to step out for a bite at the local pub, a coffee across the street, or, more frequently, a scoop of ice cream at Lu Lu's. Bristol, in general, is a gorgeous, welcoming, and very friendly town. I hope I'll have the chance to visit again soon, and when I do, I'll stay at the Bristol Suites.
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