Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 41

1st Ioannina_Greece folk festival. Dancer from Egypt #ioannina #folk #festival #fest #dance #photocrati #featureme_superhubs #instagood #instadaily #ioannina_greece #portrait #superhubs_life #superhubs_global #photocrati #phottix @phottix #egyptian #ioannina #egypt #Greece #w_c_p #Thecoolmagazine #chasingemotions #super_Africa #super_Greece #photogslife
via thomas_karanikas
Filter used: Normal
1st Ioannina_Greece folk festival. Dancer from Egypt @phottix
#tbt July 2011 Aboard the California Zephyr waiting to depart the Glenwood Springs, Colorado Amtrak station @amtrak #amtrakadventures #CaliforniaZephyr #travelbytrain #railtravel #heyfred_lookatthis #photocrati #rsa_theyards #rockin_shotz #rail_barons #daily_crossing #ig_trainspotting #trb_express #jj_transportation #splendid_transport #artofrailroad #igcincy_away #Colorado #grandinspirationsphoto #coloradogram #explorecolorado #coloradoexposure #coloradotography #exploreamerica #nextgenpro
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
July 2011 Aboard the California Zephyr waiting to depart the Glenwood Springs, Colorado Amtrak station @amtrak
Always nice to have #newyork in front of my camera. #ny #nyc #bandw #blackandwhite #nylight #loveny #photocrati #photographer #bwphotography #architecture
via dirkvandenberk
Filter used: Normal
Always nice to have in front of my camera.
Mendel #godaddypro #nextgenpro #photocrati #portrait #nikon35mm #we35 #headshot #wcbos #WordPress #WordCamp
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
Mendel
Fishing at the sunset #fujix100s #fisherman #lake #w_c_p #superhubs_life #super_greece #super_europe #x100s #x100sbest #photocrati #sunset #Greece
via thomas_karanikas
Filter used: Normal
Fishing at the sunset
Beauty in the garden #SUMMERinCINCY #ohio #bataviatownship #clermontcounty #plmgarden #bestblooms #garden #igerscincinnati #ohiogram #cincishooters #echinacea #naturelovers #all_my_own #igersohio #flowerstagram #butterfly #beautyinnature #photocrati #heyfred_lookatthis #rockin_shotz #nextgenpro #cincygram #365cincinnati #flowerporn #coneflower
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Beauty in the garden
#glamour #sophisticated #lady #myphotography #photo #photocrati #nextgenpro #rome #italy
via stef_giord
Filter used: Normal

Just found this #backofcamera pic on my phone from our short visit to the family farm in May. Brings back so many great memories of Sundays long, long ago . . . #SUMMERinCincy #nky #Corinth #OwenCounty #kentucky #farm #farmlife #mynky #seenky #nkyscenes #kygram #plm_family #photocrati #meetnky #instakentucky #roamkentucky #kentuckygram #igerscincinnati #cincishooters #calf #familytime #Simpson_Farm #nextgenpro #munchkinshane #SimpsonFarm #NewColumbusKY #kentuckylife #exploreamerica #farmbabies
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Just found this pic on my phone from our short visit to the family farm in May. Brings back so many great memories of Sundays long, long ago . . .
Oly thought she was hiding #ExploringTheFrontier #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #cute #dog #funny #eyes #puppy #bestfriend #ilovemydog #socute #instadog #dogoftheday #toocute #cuteness
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
Oly thought she was hiding
A quick edit from today. #RedBullGRC #VW #tannerfoust #getolympus #rallycross #photocrati #Detroit #VARX
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
A quick edit from today.
Thank you to all who attended my WordCamp Boston session #wcbos #nextgenpro #photocrati #WordCamp #WordPress
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
Thank you to all who attended my WordCamp Boston session
Had a great time at the Rathskeller Instameet today. Thank you to @rachel_six12 and @presalliancemn for putting it together. #rathskeller_MN #thisplacesmatters Schmidt Brewery complex was constructed in 1855.
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Valencia
Had a great time at the Rathskeller Instameet today. Thank you to @rachel_six12 and @presalliancemn for putting it together. Schmidt Brewery complex was constructed in 1855.
Interesting door signage. rathskeller_MN #thisplacesmatters
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Juno
Interesting door signage. rathskeller_MN
#newyork city rest stop #nyc #ny #loveny #nylight #photographer #takeabreak #instagram #photocrati
via dirkvandenberk
Filter used: Normal
city rest stop
Details. #rathskeller_MN #thisplacesmatters #architecture #beautyeverywhere
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Rise
Details.
Reflection of beautiful #rathskeller_MN #thisplacesmatters #stpaul #architecture
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Ludwig
Reflection of beautiful
Decorative wall with pipe. #rathskeller_MN #thisplacesmatters #industrial #interiors #instalove
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Ludwig
Decorative wall with pipe.
I entered 6 images into the Thurston Co fair this year and all 6 of them got ribbons. This print of Oly took a second prize ribbon. #ExploringTheFrontier #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #cute #dog #funny #eyes #puppy #bestfriend #ilovemydog #socute #instadog #dogoftheday #toocute #instapets #cuteness
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
I entered 6 images into the Thurston Co fair this year and all 6 of them got ribbons. This print of Oly took a second prize ribbon.
Electrical #blueprint. #rathskeller_mn #thisplacesmatters
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Normal
Electrical #blueprint.
mmmm, cake #cakesmash #nextgenpro #photocrati #birthday
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
mmmm, cake
Todays sunset In Prespa #lake #sunset #photocrati #Greece #w_c_p #phototag_it #x100s #x100sbest #fujifilm_xseries #superhubs_life #superhubs_greece #Greece #exklusive_shot
via thomas_karanikas
Filter used: Normal
Todays sunset In Prespa
On a park bench #lookingup. #flyby #myview #livinginthemoment
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Juno
On a park bench #lookingup.

via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
“Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom.” – Thomas Carlyle
More than just the building we know today, The Cincinnati Union Terminal Company was the business created to build and manage Union Terminal and its accompanying railyard for the seven railroads (C&O, B&O, N&W, L&N, CCC&StL, Southern, and Pennsylvania) serving Cincinnati. #TerminalTuesday #Cincinnati #ohio #UnionTerminal #CincinnatiMuseumCenter #365Cincinnati #cincygram #ohiogram #discoverohio #cincishooters #photocrati #cincyusa #beautifulcincinnati #igerscincinnati #thisiscincinnati #cincylove #cincyrefined @cincymuseum #igersohio #myohioadventure #heyfred_lookatthis #exploreamerica #CincyRails #lovecincy #queencityscenes
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
More than just the building we know today, The Cincinnati Union Terminal Company was the business created to build and manage Union Terminal and its accompanying railyard for the seven railroads (C&O, B&O, N&W, L&N, CCC&StL, Southern, and Pennsylvania) serving Cincinnati. @cincymuseum
One from the archives: Monte Casino Chapel, built in 1878 by two Benedectine monks at the 78 acre Monte Casino Monastery; moved to the grounds of present-day Thomas More College in 1965 for restoration & preservation. More info at bit.ly/MonteCasinoChapel #Kentucky #nky #CrestviewHills #mynky #meetnky #seenky #nkyscenes #ThomasMoreCollege #MonteCasino #explorekentucky #roamkentucky #travelky #dioceseofcovington #church #photocrati #heyfred_lookatthis #grandinspirationsphoto #tinychurch #kentuckygram #kygram #igerscincinnati #cincishooters #exploreamerica #midwestmoment
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
One from the archives: Monte Casino Chapel, built in 1878 by two Benedectine monks at the 78 acre Monte Casino Monastery; moved to the grounds of present-day Thomas More College in 1965 for restoration & preservation. More info at bit.ly/MonteCasinoChapel
#cowboylife is a personal project that i have worked on for over 3 years, shooting 1000s of pictures around the #southwest and #arizona hope you enjoy! #cowboy #cowboyhat #tombstone #west #western #az365 #az365 #azcentral #resourcemag #kelbyone #photoadvclub #photocrati
via nickpappagallo
Filter used: Normal
is a personal project that i have worked on for over 3 years, shooting 1000s of pictures around the and hope you enjoy!
Happy #RoeblingWednesday y'all!! Loved finding this little guy lighting the way on the Suspension Bridge. I really didn't care for the pillbox hat & 'stache adorning the Scripps Building when it first went up before the All-Star Game but now I kind of miss it #TheRoeb #Cincinnati #Ohio #cincyusa #365Cincinnati #cincygram #yelpcincy #beautifulcincinnati #cincyrefined #cincylove #queencityscenes #ohiogram #beohioproud #heyfred_lookatthis #photocrati #seedscolor #jj_ohio #bridges #discoverohio #myohioadventure #Roebling #rockin_shotz #igersohio #cincishooters #igerscincinnati #ThisisCincinnati #SummerinCincy #ohiogram #asgweek #cincishootersFTW
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Happy y’all!! Loved finding this little guy lighting the way on the Suspension Bridge. I really didn’t care for the pillbox hat & ‘stache adorning the Scripps Building when it first went up before the All-Star Game but now I kind of miss it
Sending a big birthday shoutout to my first ever Senior client (way back in 2012). Happy Birthday Zadah!! Love this park in autumn #seniorphotographer #nkyphotographer #kentuckyphotographer #kyphotographer #cincinnatiphotographer #instasenior #cincinnatiseniorphotographer #seniorportraits #seniorsession #seniorphotographer #seniorstyleguide #theseniorcollective #thetwelfthyear #thesnapsociety #seniorportrait #photocrati #nky #mynky #nkyscenes #kentoncounty #lovethecov #covington #riversidehistoricdistrict #grandinspirationsphoto
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Sending a big birthday shoutout to my first ever Senior client (way back in 2012). Happy Birthday Zadah!! Love this park in autumn
#cowboylife personal project of mine, hope you enjoy the #western images of #cowboy friends i have shot #photocrati #photoadvclub #kelbyone #resourcemag #azcentral #az365 #west #tombstone #cowboyhat
via nickpappagallo
Filter used: Normal
personal project of mine, hope you enjoy the images of friends i have shot
A shot of the Philadelphia skyline shot from the waterfront in Camden, NJ #ExploringTheFrontier #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #beautiful #pretty #night #amazing #color #city #architecture #building #downtown #landscape_lovers #scenic #citylife
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
A shot of the Philadelphia skyline shot from the waterfront in Camden, NJ
A little orange boat shit during a photo walk in downtown Olympia #ExploringTheFrontier #Olympia #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #Olympiagram #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #pnw #northwestisbest #upperleftusa
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
A little orange boat shit during a photo walk in downtown Olympia
.@patriksandell and @kblock43 duelling over the jump on Saturday in #Detroit. #RedBullGRC #kobaltgrc #kobalttools #hoonigan #becauseracecar #becauserallycar #rallycross #motorsports #carsofinstagram #fordperformance #ponycargirl #getolympus #photocrati
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
.@patriksandell and @kblock43 duelling over the jump on Saturday in #Detroit.
#arezzo #toscana #tuscany #italia #italy #photocrati #nextgenpro #lowfi
via stef_giord
Filter used: Lo-fi

Parked bicycle on a #newyork sidewalk #bw #bandw #blackandwhite #bwphoto #nylight #loveny #teamcanon #photocrati #photographer #ny #nyc #instagram
via dirkvandenberk
Filter used: Normal
Parked bicycle on a sidewalk
#weddingvenue by night // #amazing #love in #sorrentocoast view #capri // #sorrentowedding
via liviolacurre
Filter used: Normal
by night // in view //
Dinnertime! #summerincincy #ohio #clermontcounty #bataviatownship #amelia #plmgarden #cincygram #cincishooters #cincyusa #igerscincinnati #igersohio #ohiogram #discoverohio #echinacea #heyfred_lookatthis #photocrati #seedscolor #rockin_shotz #bestblooms #nextgenpro #all_my_own #jj_ohio #gardening
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Dinnertime!
#arezzo #toscana #tuscany #shop #bottega #italy #italia #photocrati #nextgenpro
via stef_giord
Filter used: Amaro

Photocrati 4.9 Available

photocrati-theme-releaseWe’re happy to announce that a new version of the Photocrati Theme is now available via automatic update in your WordPress admin section!

This update is packed with some features that we’re super proud of. Features that you requested and we put months of work into.  Featured like multiple blog style templates with Featured Image usage.  And a homepage template and multiple widget areas throughout the theme.  We can’t leave out the powerful new Featured Posts Widget!

We hope you love it as much as we do.

Before Installing or Updating

Before installing or updating, we recommend backing up your existing files and database.  We also recommend saving your current customization features as a preset.

*Please note that even after updating, you may still see additional updates available. This is due to caching and will go away within a few hours. To verify that you are running version 4.9, visit the Appearance tab of your WordPress admin and the Photocrati theme should display the version number, 4.9.

As always, you can also download the newest version of the them from the Photocrati members area and update your theme manually.

What’s New With Photocrati:

  • Completely restructured Blog Templates and added new ones
  • New: Featured Top blog template
  • New: Featured Left blog template
  • New: Masonry blog template
  • New: Masonry Minimal blog template
  • New: Grid blog template
  • New: Image Wall blog template
  • Full support for featured images for all new templates
  • Added Featured Content Widget
  • Added a set of new widget areas:
  • New: Header Widgets Above area
  • New: Header Widgets Below area
  • New: Footer Widgets Above area
  • New: Footer Widgets Below area
  • New: Post Widgets Above area
  • New: Post Widgets Below area
  • New: Page Widgets Above area
  • New: Page Widgets Below area
  • New: Homepage Widgets Featured area
  • New: Homepage Widgets area 1
  • New: Homepage Widgets area 2
  • New: Homepage Widgets area 3
  • New: Menu Widgets for Left Side Header
  • Added stylesheet caching to improve performance
  • Various bugfixes and tweaks

Questions:

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support by visiting the members area.

Travel Photography Packing Tips

I was recently in Palouse, Washington on a big photography trip with a group of friends.

While on the road I wrote up a pretty detailed article on how I packed for the trip.

Packing for travel photography requires some planning. There are some things to consider ahead of time, like where you are going, how long and will you be away from power outlets.

travel photography

Please read my entire article which also contains a review of using a hiking style camera backpack from Mindshift Gear, called the Rotation 180.

I hope you get a lot out of my thoughts!

Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 40

Two wheels photo by @scottwyden #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
via photocrati
Filter used: Normal
Two wheels photo by @scottwyden

What's the last thing you photographed? Share it using #photocrati and/or #nextgenpro. Photo by @scottwyden
via photocrati
Filter used: Normal
What’s the last thing you photographed? Share it using and/or #nextgenpro. Photo by @scottwyden
#Repost @seetheunobserved ・・・ Our new website is up and running thanks to the help of @photcrati see bio for link http:kbrownphotography.com #seetheunobserved #storytelling #canon #photocrati #makeadifference #canonusa #humanitarianphotography
via photocrati
Filter used: Normal
@seetheunobserved ・・・ Our new website is up and running thanks to the help of @photcrati see bio for link http:kbrownphotography.com
#myphotography #photocrati #sophisticated #lady #shooting #studio #lowkey #cinematic #sexy #glamour #girl #onelight
via stef_giord
Filter used: Normal

Imma put this right here. #NEFR #rally #rallye #Porsche #becauserallycar #carsofinstagram #photocrati #ponycargirl #getolympus
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
Imma put this right here.
Ken Block w/Alex Gelsomino catching a wee bit of air at the Fish Pond stages. Run down, gallery up in thegarageblog.com. #NEFR #rally #hoonigan #fordracing #rallyamerica #rallye #becauserallycar #carsofinstagram #motorsports #kenblock #photocrati #getolympus #ponycargirl #thegarageblog #monsterenergy #castroledge #gravelmachinegun
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
Ken Block w/Alex Gelsomino catching a wee bit of air at the Fish Pond stages. Run down, gallery up in thegarageblog.com.
Sidewalk sunshine art. #heartsinthewild #summerlove #beautyeverywhere
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Juno
Sidewalk sunshine art.
Beautiful little spot I found along Minnehaha Creek today.
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Normal
Beautiful little spot I found along Minnehaha Creek today. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You're one in a million. #lamppost #oneinamillion #shineyourlight
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Normal
You’re one in a million.
You'd never know I grabbed this pic of Union Terminal 4 years ago as we were waiting for the westbound Cardinal to begin our cross-country journey to Seattle via @Amtrak. CUT has a timeless feel, especially at night. | #TerminalTuesday #Cincinnati #UnionTerminal #ohio #cincymuseum #365Cincinnati #cincyusa #cincygram #ohiogram #myohioadventure #beohioproud #beautifulcincinnati #igerscincinnati #cincishooters #photocrati #thisisCincinnati #heyfred_lookatthis #trainstation #travelbytrain #igersohio #amtrakadventures #cincylove #exploreamerica #discoverohio #midwestmoment #rockin_shotz #cincitecture #CincyRails @cincymuseum
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
You’d never know I grabbed this pic of Union Terminal 4 years ago as we were waiting for the westbound Cardinal to begin our cross-country journey to Seattle via @Amtrak. CUT has a timeless feel, especially at night. | @cincymuseum
I think this is your flat tire, @gustavoyacaman? #NEFR #rallyamerica #honda #rally #rallye #becauserallycar # #ponycargirl #getolympus #photocrati #motorsports
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
I think this is your flat tire, @gustavoyacaman? #
1st Ioannina_Greece folk festival. Dancer from Egypt #ioannina #folk #festival #fest #dance #photocrati #featureme_superhubs #instagood #instadaily #ioannina_greece #portrait #superhubs_life #superhubs_global #photocrati #phottix @phottix #egyptian #ioannina #egypt #Greece #w_c_p #Thecoolmagazine #chasingemotions #super_Africa #super_Greece
via thomas_karanikas
Filter used: Normal
1st Ioannina_Greece folk festival. Dancer from Egypt @phottix
Another shot of Block/Gelsomino from #NEFR that I overlooked in 1st edit. I'm going to post some shots of regional teams later. Any requests? Link to words and photos in my profile. #rally #rallye #rallyamerica #hoonigan #carsofinstagram #becauserallycar #photocrati #getolympus #ponycargirl #kenblock43 #gravelmachinegun
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
Another shot of Block/Gelsomino from that I overlooked in 1st edit. I’m going to post some shots of regional teams later. Any requests? Link to words and photos in my profile.
Little yellow flowers Dancing in the breeze Little yellow flowers Huddled round the trees. By Valerie Dohren
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Lo-fi
Little yellow flowers Dancing in the breeze Little yellow flowers Huddled round the trees. By Valerie Dohren
Symmetry. #bridge #minnehahacreek #lookingup
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Rise
Symmetry.
Lines everywhere #huffpostgram #wonderful_places #instagoodmyphoto #Photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #on1photos #buildings #design #architecturelovers #archidaily #geometry #geometric
via scottwyden
Filter used: Juno
Lines everywhere
Miniatures #Photocrati #nextgenpro #on1photos
via scottwyden
Filter used: Lark
Miniatures
Another lightning image from my recent trip to Arizona. This one also has the tail lights from a passing ambulance #AZWX #ExploringTheFrontier #Lightning #Weather #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #sky #night #light
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
Another lightning image from my recent trip to Arizona. This one also has the tail lights from a passing ambulance
Black Box Rally Team; Alvin Fong & Billy Machin at #NEFR 2015. Words and gallery linked in profile. #rallyamerica #rally #rallye #mitsubishi #gravelmachinegun #motorsports #becauserallycar #ponycargirl #photocrati #getolympus
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
Black Box Rally Team; Alvin Fong & Billy Machin at 2015. Words and gallery linked in profile.
Morning In the city #we35 #exploringthefrontier #nycfeelings #photocrati #nextgenpro #instagramnyc
via gevonservo
Filter used: Normal
Morning In the city
Strolling through St Marks #we35 #instagramnyc #exploringthefrontier #photocrati #nextgenpro
via gevonservo
Filter used: Normal
Strolling through St Marks
I messed this frame up but it looks like a painting to me #we35 #exploringthefrontier #nycfeelings #instagramnyc #photocrati #nextgenpro
via gevonservo
Filter used: Normal
I messed this frame up but it looks like a painting to me

Use Retina Ready Social Icons On Your Site With Font Awesome

retina-font-awesome-iconsIf you are a user of NextGEN Gallery and NextGEN Plus or Pro then you have access to something very cool for social media. This little gem is called Font Awesome. It’s a font library hosted on the web (not your computer) which contains social media icons.

There’s a little trick that enables you to include Font Awesome icons as your social media follow feature on your website. More specifically, in a widget area. Take a look at my photography website and you’ll notice the icons in the header and footer.

scottwyden

A quick examplanation for how this works is as follows. With Font Awesome used on a website, you can include some basic HTML like and it will display a Facebook icon.

However, it will match your normal text styling. So if your text is 14px then the icon will be around the same size. It will also match the text color, so if it’s black then the font icon will be black.

But if you want to style your icons with colors and different sizes then it requires a little more work. Specifically, some CSS work.

The snippets below are exactly what I am using on my own website. You’re welcome to copy/paste and modify them to fit your own needs.

The HTML

Place this in a widget where you want the icons to display.

The CSS

Place this CSS in the Custom CSS area within the Photocrati “Theme Options” panel.

If you’d like to take this to new levels, check out the documentation and available icons from the Font Awesome website.

If you are a NextGEN Gallery user and not a Plus/Pro user then don’t worry. We built the Font Awesome script inside of NextGEN Gallery. You can take advantage of the feature by installing my NextGEN Font Awesome On plugin. All it does is enables the use of Font Awesome all the time, even without a galley on a page or Plus/Pro active.

If you are not using NextGEN Gallery then you can browse the WordPress directory for a Font Awesome plugin to use. If activate NextGEN Gallery while another Font Awesome plugin is active then NextGEN will utilize the Font Awesome script called by the other plugin. Nice, huh?

Why You Should Attend WordCamp Boston 2015

Why You Should Attend WordCamp Boston 2015It feels like just the other day we shared why you should attend WordCamp Philly 2015.

WordCamp Boston is coming up on July 18th and 19th. It will take place at George Sherman Union at
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Unlike WordCamp Philly and other WordCamps, the event isn’t separated into a day for everyone and a day for developers.

You can see by the schedule that both days are filled with such incredible sessions.

Each day has a keynote speaker as well. Bobbie Carlton and Mat Marquis have those tasks.

A $40 General Admission ticket will get you:

  • Admission to the sessions on Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19th at Boston University
  • Admission to the afterparty on Saturday, location TBA
  • Lunch & snacks on Saturday & Sunday
  • WordCamp Boston 2015 T-shirt

What’s a WordCamp?

WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 75 million sites on the web.

WordCamps come in all different flavors, based on the local communities that produce them, but in general, WordCamps include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. To get an idea of the types of sessions typically seen at WordCamps, check out the WordCamp channel at WordPress.tv.

What about photographers?

We are extremely happy to share that our very own Community & Blog Wrangler, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, has a session at WordCamp Boston.  His talk is called “Start Selling Images With WordPress In Under 10 Minutes”.  We think you will really enjoy this.

But although Scott may be the one of the speaker specifically talking about selling images, other topics can greatly impact photographers.  So we strongly recommend to attend if you have the day available and can donate the $40.

Is it worth it?

For sure! Read Scott’s writeup on his first ever WordCamp experience. Our NextGEN Gallery support hero, Cais, is also on the WordCamp Toronto organization team.  That shows the love of WordCamps, how great they are for the WordPress community, and how much you can learn from them.

So head over to the WordCamp Boston 2015 site and buy your ticket today.

Announcing the 2014-2015 Photocrati Fund Winner!

Photocrati is excited to name esteemed photographer Ed Kashi as the 2014-2015 Photocrati Fund Fellow for his work documenting the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease (of unknown causes) among sugar cane workers in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. End-stage renal failure impacts nearly one-third of the men in this town, frequently referred to as the “Island of Widows”. Called a “silent killer” the disease is often not identified until kidney failure is imminent. Expensive urgent medical care is often out of reach or unavailable for the sugar cane workers.

Kashi’s powerful imagery adds an important element to the ongoing efforts to understand the underlying cause of this scourge. Research presently indicates harsh working conditions combined with severe heat, dehydration and environmental toxins likely contribute to the rising death toll.

With this grant, Kashi plans to further his documentary work in partnership with local NGOs such as La Isla Foundation to raise awareness and advocacy for CKDu and improved working conditions, and to improve available support for families of suffering sugar cane workers.

Kashi’s project was selected from a competitive group of more than 400 applicants by the 2014 – 2015 Photocrati Fund juror panel which included some of the world’s premier environmental and humanitarian photographers: Jim Brandenburg, Steve McCurry, and Steve White.

Second Place goes to documentary and travel photographer, Jacob Maentz for his ongoing work on The Forgotten Ten (Katutubong Filipino Project). With this project, Maentz seeks to raise awareness of the social and land rights challenges and pressures that the diverse, culturally-rich indigenous Filipino population presently faces.

Third Place goes to renowned photographer Paula Bronstein for her ongoing work The Forgotten Frontline: Women in Afghanistan. This powerful project endeavors to give voice to the complicated struggles and successes of Afghani women “between life and war”.

Fourth Place goest to humanitarian photographer Anna Boyaizis for her project, Second Wave, which covers the Jane Goodall Institute’s innovative peer education program in Uganda. This important program focuses on improving girls’ lives through education and support for HIV prevention, feminine hygiene, and reproductive health issues.

The 2014-2015 Honorable Mentions

Lianne Milton, La Vida No Vale Nada: Guatemala; Michelle Siu, Marlboro Boys, Indonesia; Cosmin Bumbutz, No Future for Roma Families in Romania; Alessandro Grassani, Environmental Migrants: The last illusion; Kenya, Nairobi; Alessio Romenzi, Aftermath of the Syrian Civil War: Refugees; Lebanon, Beirut; Allison Shelley, No Choice: Abortion and Imprisonment in Mexico; Mexico City and Guanajuato State; Dan Giannipoulos, The Rehabilitation of Syria’s Refugees; Jordan & Lebanon; Stefano Schirato, Toxicity; Russia, Dzerzhinsk; Daniele Volpe, Aftermath of Guatemala Genocide, Guatemala, and Fabio Bucciarelli, On the Brink of Abyss, South Sudan.

 

Special Thanks to the 2014 – 2015 Photocrati Fund Judges: Jim Brandenburg, Steve McCurry, and Steve Winter

Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 39

Back to the Palouse today and the Weber House during golden hour #ExploringTheFrontier #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #huffpostgram #ExpeditionPalouse #nextgenpro
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
Back to the Palouse today and the Weber House during golden hour
Wheel house #on1photos #instagoodmyphoto #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
Wheel house
#Repost @seetheunobserved ・・・ Our new website is up and running thanks to the help of @photcrati see bio for link http:kbrownphotography.com #seetheunobserved #storytelling #canon #photocrati #makeadifference #canonusa #humanitarianphotography
via photocrati
Filter used: Normal
@seetheunobserved ・・・ Our new website is up and running thanks to the help of @photcrati see bio for link http:kbrownphotography.com
Thinking about the story of Hansel and Gretel as I look at the top of this gingerbread-like house.
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Lo-fi
Thinking about the story of Hansel and Gretel as I look at the top of this gingerbread-like house. “Nibble, nibble gnaw. Who is nibbling at my house?”
They're getting fancy at the joint these days. No boring plain back for this hospital sign. @uofcincy @uchealthnews @uc_health #SUMMERinCINCY #cincinnati #ohio #ucmedicalcenter #uchealth #cincyusa #cincygram #myohioadventure #365cincinnati #igerscincinnati #cincishooters #beautifulcincinnati #yelpcincy #photocrati #heyfred_lookatthis #cincylove #all_my_own #nextgenpro #queencityscenes
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
They’re getting fancy at the joint these days. No boring plain back for this hospital sign. @uofcincy @uchealthnews @uc_health
Why is it so difficult to get a decent focused pic of red or dark pink flowers? #SUMMERinCINCY #ohio #igerscincinnati #cincishooters #bestblooms #crocosmia #plmgarden #photocrati #garden #cincinnati #amelia #ohiogram #cincygram #queencityscenes #cincyscenes #cincyimages #clermontcounty
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Why is it so difficult to get a decent focused pic of red or dark pink flowers?
Epic shot of david j crewe #chicago #outofchicago #gh4 #lumix #park #photowalking #photocrati #photooftheday
via nickpappagallo
Filter used: Normal
Epic shot of david j crewe
The Ben Franklin Bridge between Philadelphia and Camden. #ExploringTheFrontier #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #beautiful #night #color #architecture #travel #downtown #history #scenic #citylife
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
The Ben Franklin Bridge between Philadelphia and Camden.
Black-Headed Grosbeak (Male) Eating Elderberries Summer is here and the elderberries are beginning to ripen. Birds and chipmunks thrive on these berries. Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA. #grosbeak #bird #birdphoto #birdwatchers #birdphotograph #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #michaeltavalin #park #photocrati #wildlife #wildthings #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotography #woodland #berries #elderberry #grosbeaks #birdstagram #birdwatching #birding #bird_watchers_daily #birdlovers #birdingphotography #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo
via michaeltavalin
Filter used: Normal
Black-Headed Grosbeak (Male) Eating Elderberries Summer is here and the elderberries are beginning to ripen. Birds and chipmunks thrive on these berries. Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA.
Epic day! Speaking at the #outofchicago photography conference today and my friend Scott emailed me that my lightroom video is Live on #bhphoto website!! #photocrati #photowalking #lumix #gh4 #chicago #upshow #epicburger #photography
via nickpappagallo
Filter used: Normal
Epic day! Speaking at the photography conference today and my friend Scott emailed me that my lightroom video is Live on website!!
Canola #on1photos #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #instagoodmyphoto
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
Canola
A lovely view by the old mill pond. Thanks Woodleaf ! You're pretty! #yoloatwoodleaf15 #jentiffanphotography #photocrati
via jentiffan
Filter used: Normal
A lovely view by the old mill pond. Thanks Woodleaf ! You’re pretty!

The only person who lives with his wife in the abandoned Cob-building villages named Korrestia in northern Greece. #shepherd #sheep #cobbuilding #x100s #x100sbest #fujifilm_xseries #photocrati #picoftheday #w_c_p #portrait #bestdestinations #featureme_superhubs
via thomas_karanikas
Filter used: Normal
The only person who lives with his wife in the abandoned Cob-building villages named Korrestia in northern Greece.
Love my garden this time of year #summerincincy #amelia #clermontcounty #ohio #daylily #hemerocallis #bestblooms #all_my_own #photocrati #plmgarden #rockin_shotz #heyfred_lookatthis #nextgenpro #cincygram #365cincinnati #beautifulcincinnati #igerscincinnati #cincishooters #beohioproud #lovecincy #cincyusa #cincyrefined #igersohio #cincylove #jjohio #garden #seedscolor
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Love my garden this time of year
Dan Savage in qualifying Friday in Wall, NJ #FDNJ #dtifting #drift #teamachilles #SIKKY #ponycargirl #getolympus #photocrati
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
Dan Savage in qualifying Friday in Wall, NJ
Flew over some pretty weather on my flight into Chicago #ExploringTheFrontier #Weather #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #sky #beautiful #summer #nature #clouds #cloud #cloudporn #cloudy
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
Flew over some pretty weather on my flight into Chicago
#FDNJ Chelsea DeNofa in last Friday's practice. #drift #drifting #FormulaD #bmw #Bimmer #germancarchat #ponycargirl #getolympus #photocrati #enkei #bcracing
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
Chelsea DeNofa in last Friday’s practice.
#hatched #babybirds #birds #wonder #newlife #nature #beauty #instapicoftheday
via arlene.rubin
Filter used: Normal
“Feed me!” (Inside my mailbox)
Locked gate #bwphotography #bw #bandw #photographer #nylight #photocrati
via dirkvandenberk
Filter used: Normal
Locked gate
Have you seen these gorgeous murals at Union Terminal? These hand cut, hand painted linoleum murals by Pierre Bourdelle can be found in the vestibule outside the Women's Restroom by the private dining rooms. You really need to see them in person should you have the opportunity as the photo just doesn't do them justice. #TerminalTuesday #UnionTerminal #Cincinnati #ohio #cincymuseum #artdeco #PierreBourdelle #365cincinnati #beautifulcincinnati #yelpcincy #cincygram #ohiogram #myohioadventure #cincishooters #igerscincinnati #lovecincy #queencityscenes #beohioproud #cincyusa #cincylove #rockin_shotz #photocrati #heyfred_lookatthis #seedscolor #nextgenpro #grandinspirationsphoto #igersohio
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Have you seen these gorgeous murals at Union Terminal? These hand cut, hand painted linoleum murals by Pierre Bourdelle can be found in the vestibule outside the Women’s Restroom by the private dining rooms. You really need to see them in person should you have the opportunity as the photo just doesn’t do them justice.
#Flatiron building catching the first rays of morning sunlight . #newyork #ny #nyc #architecture #bw #bandw #bwphotography #nylight #photographer #manhattan #photocrati #loveny
via dirkvandenberk
Filter used: Normal
building catching the first rays of morning sunlight .
#squaready #photocrati #nextgenpro #santoriniwedding #santoriniweddings #santoriniweddingphotographer
via estella_lanti_photography
Filter used: Normal

I love the color variations of these pink flowers. #sopretty #asseenonmywalk #pinkflowers #freshair #feedyoursoul #liveandlovemn #livinginthemoment #minnstagrammers #nature #photocrati #relaxing #summerlove
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Juno
I love the color variations of these pink flowers.
Before say
via moncontedefees
Filter used: Normal
Before say “yes” Photo @moncontedefees
Beautiful smile #beautifulbride #weddingday #photocrati Photo @moncontedefees
via moncontedefees
Filter used: Normal
Beautiful smile Photo @moncontedefees
Provence - Villa Marie #weddingday @maisonsethotelssibuet #weddinginprovence #photocrati #sainttropez Photo @moncontedefees
via moncontedefees
Filter used: Normal
Provence – Villa Marie @maisonsethotelssibuet Photo @moncontedefees
Morning #nextgenpro #we35 #everydayphotographer #exploringthefrontier # #photocrati
via gevonservo
Filter used: Hefe
Morning #

How To Use Stellar Stories For A Photography Business

Stellar is an app for mobile devices which let photographers create photo stories, with text and video.

I am using Stellar to share some of my travels and photo projects. You can see a story from my Palouse, Washington trip here.

In fact, here is the story embedding in the blog post. (If you are reading via email or RSS then you likely to need to visit the blog post on the Photocrati site in order to see the embedded story)


I recorded a video showing how to bring your professional photographs through Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile directly into your phone and then into Stellar for a story. Check that out:

Now that you’ve seen teh video, and how simple it is to create a story, think about using it for your photography business.

If you photographed an event, share your 10 favorite highlights from the event in a Stellar story. Share it with your client and then watch as the client shares it around more.

This will build up your Stellar following, and potentially other social following. It will also brand you as a photographer who is up with new technologies which can make your photography process even more enjoyable for clients.

Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 38

View from inside looking out. #lakeharriet #sailboats #windows
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Normal
View from inside looking out.
An alternative perspective on the Palouse Falls #ExploringTheFrontier #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #ExpeditionPalouse #nextgenpro
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
An alternative perspective on the Palouse Falls
Pre-rally prep. #rallyamerica #rally #rallye #STPR15 #teamwork #ponycargirl #getolympus #photocrati
via ponycargirlnyc
Filter used: Normal
Pre-rally prep.
House beneath the Milky Way #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #on1photos #wonderful_places
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
House beneath the Milky Way
Stop by the lake #picoftheday #photocrati #lake #ride #motorcycle #yamaha #xt660
via thomas_karanikas
Filter used: Normal
Stop by the lake
California Quail (Adult Male) Enjoying the Sunrise Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Parcourse, Scotts Valley, California. #birdphotography #birdwatchers #birdphoto #bird #quail #sunrise #wildlifephotography #wildthings #California #naturephotographersofinstagram #photocrati #picoftheday #photooftheday #wildlife #woodland #wildlifewednesday #nature #naturephoto #naturelovers #naturephotography #naturephotographer
via michaeltavalin
Filter used: Normal
California Quail (Adult Male) Enjoying the Sunrise Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Parcourse, Scotts Valley, California.
Hills on fire #on1photos #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #instagoodmyphoto
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
Hills on fire
Reflection. Moody sky. Light post.
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Juno
Reflection. Moody sky. Light post.
Where are you going?
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Ludwig
Where are you going?

Northern Pintail Drake Taking Flight Photographed at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, Arizona. #naturephotographer #naturephotography #naturelovers #naturephoto #nature #wildlife #photooftheday #picoftheday #photocrati #wildthings #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotography #pintail #duck #reflection #water #bird #birdphoto #birdwatchers #birdphotography #Arizona #flight #Canon
via michaeltavalin
Filter used: Normal
Northern Pintail Drake Taking Flight Photographed at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, Arizona.
C&O freight house, now the Amtrak station, in Ashland,KY. #chessie #amtrak #trainstation #caboose #CandO #chesapeakeandohio #photocrati #heyfred_lookatthis #trb_express #rsa_theyards #daily_crossing #rail_barons #railfannation #ashland #kentucky #kentuckygram #explorekentucky #travelky
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
C&O freight house, now the Amtrak station, in Ashland,KY.
Powerful winds #on1photos #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #instagoodmyphoto
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
Powerful winds
The Philadelphia skyline from the Ben Franklin Bridge #ExploringTheFrontier #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #night #amazing #city #architecture #building #downtown #history #citylife
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
The Philadelphia skyline from the Ben Franklin Bridge
Couldn't resist taking a photo of this gnome. #gnome #stpaul #character
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Normal
Couldn’t resist taking a photo of this gnome.
Stop 2 Bordentown #we35 #exploringthefrontier #nextgenpro #photocrati #instagoodmyphoto #nikonnofilter
via gevonservo
Filter used: Normal
Stop 2 Bordentown
Sky & pine trees. #summerlove #beauty #nature
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Willow
Sky & pine trees.
Rolling hill #on1photos #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #instagoodmyphoto
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
Rolling hill
I took the day off to relax a bit. My son Shaan came home early from school -- he has a study break for exams this week -- so I took him our for lunch at the One53 restaurant in Rocky Hill. We talked about college, school, and world history. I then convinced him to come with me to the Rock Brook in Skillman. I wanted to test out an iPhone app I discovered called Slow Shutter Cam. It's for creating long exposure images. I edited the image in Photogene for iOS. #longexposure #iPhone #app #photogene #iOS #woods #brook #rock #summer #SizeIt #PhotogeneApp #photocrati
via khurtlwilliams
Filter used: Normal
I took the day off to relax a bit. My son Shaan came home early from school — he has a study break for exams this week — so I took him our for lunch at the One53 restaurant in Rocky Hill. We talked about college, school, and world history. I then convinced him to come with me to the Rock Brook in Skillman. I wanted to test out an iPhone app I discovered called Slow Shutter Cam. It’s for creating long exposure images. I edited the image in Photogene for iOS.
Playing with the new to me Sony 70-200 f4 #ExploringTheFrontier #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #ScottWoodPhotography #cute #dog #funny #eyes #puppy #bestfriend #ilovemydog #instadog #dogoftheday #toocute #cuteness
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
Playing with the new to me Sony 70-200 f4
Rainy day views #rainraingoaway #SUMMERinCINCY #cincinnati #ohio #ohiogram #cincygram #local12 #photocrati
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Rainy day views
Dusted #on1photos #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #instagoodmyphoto
via scottwyden
Filter used: Normal
Dusted
I thought there was going to be more sun today however rains coming #we35 #exploringthefrontier #darkroomapp #nextgenpro #photocrati
via gevonservo
Filter used: Normal
I thought there was going to be more sun today however rains coming
Three stained glass windows were salvaged from the original @cincylibrary building before it was demolished in 1955. The windows were restored & one is displayed on each floor of the current main library building in downtown Cincinnati. #Cincinnati #ohio #library #stainedglass #cincygram #cincyusa #365cincinnati #igerscincinnati #yelpcincy #cincyrefined #beautifulcincinnati #ohiogram #hamiltoncounty #jjohio #cincishooters #queencityscenes #cincyimages #cincysfinest #cincyscenes #beohioproud #historicpreservation #insta_america #photocrati #rockin_shotz #nextgenpro #heyfred_lookatthis #all_my_own #cincylibrary
via moleskp
Filter used: Normal
Three stained glass windows were salvaged from the original @cincylibrary building before it was demolished in 1955. The windows were restored & one is displayed on each floor of the current main library building in downtown Cincinnati.
Doing some #WE35 research this evening #ExploringTheFrontier #Olympia #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #pnw #washington #capitalforests #outdoor #pnwtrails
via scottwoodphoto
Filter used: Normal
Doing some research this evening

Soon there will be words #eventphotography #exploringthefrontier #everydayphotographer #photocrati #nextgenpro #darkroomapp
via gevonservo
Filter used: Normal
Soon there will be words
The evening light was illuminating this man hole cover so beautifully. #nofilter #illuminate #asseenonmywalk
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Normal
The evening light was illuminating this man hole cover so beautifully.
Caught a little bit of the sunset tonight. #asseenonmywalk #beauty #sunset #lakeharriet #Minneapolis #captureminnesota #igertwincities #instaminnesota #lumen8mpls #minnstagram #minnstagrammers #photocrati #summerlove #trees #yestothis
via teresaneuhaus
Filter used: Hefe
Caught a little bit of the sunset tonight.
Pacific Harbor Seal Photographed at Moss Landing State Beach, Moss Landing, CA. This fellow was both curious and wary, hence his priceless expression. #harborseal #seal #marinemammal #sealife #nature #naturephoto #naturelovers #wildlife #water #wildlifephoto #naturephotographersofinstagram #stateparks #California #naturephotography #michaeltavalin #naturephotographersofinstagram #photooftheday #picoftheday #naturephotography #naturephotographer #wildthings #wildlifephotography #animals #animalphoto #photocrati #MossLanding
via michaeltavalin
Filter used: Normal
Pacific Harbor Seal Photographed at Moss Landing State Beach, Moss Landing, CA. This fellow was both curious and wary, hence his priceless expression.