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
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View from inside looking out.
An alternative perspective on the Palouse Falls #ExploringTheFrontier #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #ExpeditionPalouse #nextgenpro
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An alternative perspective on the Palouse Falls
Pre-rally prep. #rallyamerica #rally #rallye #STPR15 #teamwork #ponycargirl #getolympus #photocrati
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Pre-rally prep.
House beneath the Milky Way #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #on1photos #wonderful_places
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House beneath the Milky Way
Stop by the lake #picoftheday #photocrati #lake #ride #motorcycle #yamaha #xt660
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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
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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
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Hills on fire
Reflection. Moody sky. Light post.
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Reflection. Moody sky. Light post.
Where are you going?
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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
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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
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C&O freight house, now the Amtrak station, in Ashland,KY.
Powerful winds #on1photos #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #instagoodmyphoto
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Powerful winds
The Philadelphia skyline from the Ben Franklin Bridge #ExploringTheFrontier #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #night #amazing #city #architecture #building #downtown #history #citylife
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The Philadelphia skyline from the Ben Franklin Bridge
Couldn't resist taking a photo of this gnome. #gnome #stpaul #character
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Couldn’t resist taking a photo of this gnome.
Stop 2 Bordentown #we35 #exploringthefrontier #nextgenpro #photocrati #instagoodmyphoto #nikonnofilter
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Stop 2 Bordentown
Sky & pine trees. #summerlove #beauty #nature
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Sky & pine trees.
Rolling hill #on1photos #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #instagoodmyphoto
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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
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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
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Playing with the new to me Sony 70-200 f4
Rainy day views #rainraingoaway #SUMMERinCINCY #cincinnati #ohio #ohiogram #cincygram #local12 #photocrati
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Rainy day views
Dusted #on1photos #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse #instagoodmyphoto
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Dusted
I thought there was going to be more sun today however rains coming #we35 #exploringthefrontier #darkroomapp #nextgenpro #photocrati
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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
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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
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Doing some research this evening

Soon there will be words #eventphotography #exploringthefrontier #everydayphotographer #photocrati #nextgenpro #darkroomapp
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Soon there will be words
The evening light was illuminating this man hole cover so beautifully. #nofilter #illuminate #asseenonmywalk
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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
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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
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Pacific Harbor Seal Photographed at Moss Landing State Beach, Moss Landing, CA. This fellow was both curious and wary, hence his priceless expression.

The WordPress Secret Link Paste Feature

WordPress has a feature built-in that many people do not know about. It’s called Link Paste.

Typically when you insert a link you will highlight the word(s) you want to link and then click on the link icon in the TinyMCE bar.

How does a simple copy/paste sound?

Try this…

Copy a link, like http://www.photocrati.com using either command+c on a Mac or control+c on a PC.

Then in a blog post or page, highlight a word, or a few words.

When highlighted, use command+v on a Mac or control+v on a PC to paste the link for those words.

What you should see is the words linked like you used the TinyMCE link button.

Neat, right?

Note this will only work in the visual editor, not in the text editor. 

This Photography Offer Is Kind Of A Big Deal

Our friends at Think Eleven have just published a new photography bundle called The Big Deal. It contains over $4,000 worth of photography tools and resources, for only $99.  20% of which gets donated to some amazing charities.

List of Contributors (in no particular order):

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  4. Dave Cross – 1 Year Subscription
  5. Tony Sweet – 13 Videos Covering Macro Photography, Texturing, Infrared, Mirroring plus more
  6. Rick Sammon – Master the Art and Craft of Bird Photography Video
  7. Simply Color – Simply Cash
  8. PhotoshopCafe – Photoshop Destination CC LIVE
  9. Lee Varis – Online Course in Mastering Image Creation & Photo Illustration in Photoshop
  10. Bobbi Lane – Posing & Directing Video
  11. Craig Minielly – Retouch Toolkit & BeautyBar Pro set of Actions for Lightroom/Photoshop
  12. Phlearn – PhlearnMethod Bundle, Photoshop 101 & 201, Beginners Guide to Levitation
  13. SharkPixel – Landscape Photography Presets for Lightroom
  14. Lesa Snider – The Skinny Ebooks Series
  15. Scott Wyden Kivowitz – E-Book: Time Is On Your Side: Exploring Long Exposure Photography
  16. Lance Sullivan – Architecture Power Pack of Presets
  17. Tyler Meade – 73 Sports and Commercial Photography Lightroom Presets
  18. Sean Duggan – Photoshop CC Essentials: Selections, Masking & Compositing Video
  19. Nik Pekridis – Video Training Course: Wedding Photography in Action
  20. Gavin Gough – Photographers Workflow: Ebook & Videos
  21. Perfectly Clear – Photoshop and Lightroom Plugins
  22. Cris Duncan – Photography Business Starter Set: Ebooks & Video
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  27. Peter Eastway – Subscription to Better Digital Photography & Photoshop Layers Class
  28. David Ziser – Ebooks and Training Videos
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Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 37

Merriam's Chipmunk Eating Elderberry, Part Two Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA. #chipmunk #animalphoto #naturelovers #naturephoto #animals #naturephotographer #nature photography #naturephotographersofinstagram #nature #wildlife #woodland #wildthings #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotography #photocrati #cutecritter
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Merriam’s Chipmunk Eating Elderberry, Part Two Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA. photography
The munchkin's first railfanning trip, chasing steam locomotive SOU 630  on May 18, 2014 #tbt PLEASE NOTE: No trespassing was involved; this photo was taken under controlled conditions supervised by the local police, TVRM volunteers & @norfolksouthern employees while the railyard was open to the public for the 21st Century Steam excursions. SOU 630 is to our right, just out of the frame #SPRINGinCincy #Kentucky #ludlow #nky #mynky #cincygram #igerscincinnati #kentuckygram #kygram #roamkentucky #travelkentucky #heyfred_lookatthis #plm_family #photocrati #seenky #nkyscenes #queencityscenes #cincyscenes #LudlowKY #rail_barons #trb_express #daily_crossing #railfannation #pocket_rail #railmarkable #ig_trainspotting #rsa_theyards #railfan_in_training #meetnky
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The munchkin’s first railfanning trip, chasing steam locomotive SOU 630 on May 18, 2014 PLEASE NOTE: No trespassing was involved; this photo was taken under controlled conditions supervised by the local police, TVRM volunteers & @norfolksouthern employees while the railyard was open to the public for the 21st Century Steam excursions. SOU 630 is to our right, just out of the frame
Too many clouds for #Manhattanhenge, sun was hidden. #LIC #NYC #nycparks #photocrati #ponycargirl
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Too many clouds for #Manhattanhenge, sun was hidden.
This is what just over $10k since Christmas looks like :-) #ExploringTheFrontier #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #cute #dog #funny #eyes #puppy #bestfriend #ilovemydog #socute #instadog #dogoftheday #toocute #instapets #cuteness #Ursa #Oly
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This is what just over $10k since Christmas looks like :-)
#coffee , welcome to the weekend.... #We35 #EveryDayPhotographer #Photocrati #exploringthefrontier #darkroomapp #nextgenpro
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, welcome to the weekend….
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar 2 Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. #monarch #wildlifephotography #photocrati #wildthings #wildlifephoto #nature #naturephoto #naturelovers #naturalbridges #naturephotography #naturephotographer #naturephotographersofinstagram #butterfly #caterpillar #michaeltavalin #SantaCruz #California
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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar 2 Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.
I'm #ExploringTheFrontier a little on my way home from the post office. #Olympia #Tumwater #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #Olympiagram #photocrati #pnw #deschutes #livewashington #northwestisbest #oldolympiabrewery #deschutesriver #explorewa #landscape_lovers #northwest #northwestnature #tumwaterfalls #viewsofpnw
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I’m a little on my way home from the post office.

1970 #BMW Alpina 2002ti #becauseracecar #bimmer #alpina #greenwichconcours #ponycargirl #carsofinstagram #photocrati
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1970 Alpina 2002ti
Class by itself. #Bentley #greenwichconcours #classiccar #carsofinstagram #photocrati #ponycargirl
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Class by itself.
I drove out to Shelton, WA last night to make a very specific image that isn't part of my ongoing #WE35 research, I will be sharing that image later, along with a blog post about it, but while I was waiting for it to get dark, a nice sunset started to appear. I switched my gear out and rigged it for #WE35 research and captured this image. #WE35 #ExploringTheFrontier #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #pnw #marina #northwestisbest #olympicpeninsula #pacificnorthwest #peninsula #pugetsound #shelton #thegreat_pnw #upperleftusa #washingtonstate
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I drove out to Shelton, WA last night to make a very specific image that isn’t part of my ongoing research, I will be sharing that image later, along with a blog post about it, but while I was waiting for it to get dark, a nice sunset started to appear. I switched my gear out and rigged it for research and captured this image.
Fingers crossed for a great sunset tonight. #ExploringTheFrontier #Olympia #Washington #Olympiagram #photocrati #ScottWoodPhotography #olympia #pnw #washington #beautifulday #oly #olympiacapital #upperleftusa #wanderwashington #washingtonstate #capital #olympiawa #thurstoncounty #sunset #sky
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Fingers crossed for a great sunset tonight.
California Quail (Juvenile) Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA. #birdwatchers #birdphotography #birdphoto #bird #wildlifephotography #photocrati #wildlife #woodland #wildlifephoto #wildthings #nature #naturephotographersofinstagram #naturephoto #naturelovers #naturephotography #naturephotographer #quail
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California Quail (Juvenile) Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA.
Sunrise Under The Manhattan #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier
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Sunrise Under The Manhattan
Got sunshine? ️ What better place than the CUT rotunda to chase away the dreariness outside on this #TerminalTuesday #SPRINGinCincy #Cincinnati #UnionTerminal #cincymuseum #365cincinnati #igerscincinnati #cincygram #beautifulcincinnati #ohiogram #jj_ohio #cincyimages #cincyscenes #queencityscenes #beohioproud #cincylove #heyfred_lookatthis #photocrati #rockin_shotz #seedscolor #artdeco #cincitecture #cincyceilings #savingplaces #lovecincy #cincyrefined #cincyUSA #discoverohio #myohioadventure #cincishooters
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Got sunshine? ️ What better place than the CUT rotunda to chase away the dreariness outside on this
Gorgeous international cars of the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance - full gallery on thegarageblog.com. #classiccar #classiccars #carsofinstagram #automotive #concours #greenwichconcours #ponycargirl #photocrati #getolympus
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Gorgeous international cars of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – full gallery on thegarageblog.com.
Columbine Photographed along the Columbine Trail, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, CA. #columbine #wildflowers #flowers #naturephotographer #naturephotography #nature #naturelovers #naturephoto #naturephotographersofinstagram #photocrati #photooftheday #flora #floralphotography #wildflowerphotography #woodland
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Columbine Photographed along the Columbine Trail, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, CA.

The wait #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #huffpostgram #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #expeditionpalouse #seattle #seatac
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The wait
Unicorn food? #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #huffpostgram #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Unicorn food?
And the #nxnw2015 fun begins #ExploringTheFrontier #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #ExpeditionPalouse #nextgenpro #huffpostgram #kerrypark #spaceneedle #seattle #skyline #washington #city #pnw #cityscape #igers_seattle #northwestisbest #queenanne #upperleftusa #kellypark #kerryparkviewpoint #photography
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And the fun begins
Needle and thread #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #huffpostgram #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Needle and thread
Hot sun! #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #huffpostgram #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Hot sun!
Had a blast shooting today with the early #nxnw2015 arrivals in Seattle. Heading to the Palouse tomorrow #ExploringTheFrontier #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #ExpeditionPalouse #nextgenpro #huffpostgram
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Had a blast shooting today with the early arrivals in Seattle. Heading to the Palouse tomorrow

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“Morning in Heaven”, plant shot through a window pane by night. I like the -like feel to it.
Bobcat at Sunrise Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. #bobcat #woodland #photooftheday #nature #photocrati #naturephotographersofinstagram #naturephoto #naturelovers #naturalbridges #naturephotography #naturephotographer #wildlife #wildthings #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotography #animals #animalphoto #cat #feline #SantaCruz #California #picoftheday
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Bobcat at Sunrise Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.
Another from the #GreenwichConcours. Full gallery at TheGarageBlog.com #classiccars #carsofinstagram #carporn #cars #photocrati #photography #getolympus #ponycargirl
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Another from the #GreenwichConcours. Full gallery at TheGarageBlog.com

Unicorn Chaser Criswell #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #huffpostgram #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Unicorn Chaser Criswell
Protected from sun #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Protected from sun

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“Yawning Beagles” of
Another epic sunset #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Another epic sunset
Registry #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Registry
Butte-ful #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Butte-ful
Western Seagull Cruising the Cliffs Photographed at Coast Dairies State Park, Santa Cruz, CA. #SantaCruz #California #seagull #bird #birdphoto #birdwatchers #birdphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #wildthings #wildlifephoto #nature #naturephoto #naturelovers #naturephotography #naturephotographer #naturephotographersofinstagram #photocrati #photooftheday #stateparks #flight #flying
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Western Seagull Cruising the Cliffs Photographed at Coast Dairies State Park, Santa Cruz, CA.
Sunrises and wheels #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Sunrises and wheels
Grab the sun and go #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Grab the sun and go
Got a cinders shower as the @fireup611 steam excursion blew by earlier. Now time to find some breakfast before we catch her again in the return trip #611 #fireup611 #J611 #daily_crossing #heyfred_lookatthis #photocrati #rail_barons #railfannation #railmarkable #rsa_theyards #trb_express @vmtroanoke @norfolksouthern #MoleskiVirginiaTrip #Virginia #railfan
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Got a cinders shower as the @fireup611 steam excursion blew by earlier. Now time to find some breakfast before we catch her again in the return trip @vmtroanoke @norfolksouthern
Blue sky #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Blue sky
Steinke Barn #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Steinke Barn
Two wheels photo by @scottwyden #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Two wheels photo by @scottwyden
Front #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Front
Back #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Back
We come in peace #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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We come in peace
5,000 Miles #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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5,000 Miles
A Ford #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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A Ford
Stories to tell #darkroomapp #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Stories to tell
The thunder is getting louder and more frequent. Maybe we will get a little rain... Please! #stormclouds #thunder #norain #waterplease #waitingforrain #grassvslley #iphone #instagoodmyphoto #photocrati
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The thunder is getting louder and more frequent. Maybe we will get a little rain… Please!
Getting ready for sunset at the Weber House #ExploringTheFrontier #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #ExpeditionPalouse #palouse #nXnw2015
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Getting ready for sunset at the Weber House
Starks #photocrati #nextgenpro #exploringthefrontier #chasingunicorns #NxNW2015 #NxNW #ExpeditionPalouse
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Starks

Epic two days shooting #STPR. Here's a teaser! #rally #rallyamerica #becauserallycar #motorsports #wellsboro #photocrati #carsofinstagram #getolympus #STPR15
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Epic two days shooting #STPR. Here’s a teaser!
Young Mule Deer Bucks Pre-Season Sparring Photographed at the University of California, Santa Cruz. #deer #wildlife #wildthings #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotography #animals #animalphoto #photocrati #nature #naturephoto #naturelovers #naturephotography #naturephotographersofinstagram #naturephotographer #SantaCruz #California #rut
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Young Mule Deer Bucks Pre-Season Sparring Photographed at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Catching air at the Friday Waste Management stage of #STPR #rally #subaru #subie #becauserallycar #ponycargirl #getolympus #photocrati #motorsports #STPR15
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Catching air at the Friday Waste Management stage of
So amazing to see this old girl with fire in her belly & once again steaming down the mainline after het 20 year forced retirement. I think I finally got all the cinders from yesterday's chase out of my hair. Huge thanks to all the @fireup611 @vmtroanoke donors & volunteers for their restoration efforts and @nscorp 21st Century Steam Program for making this possible. Hated to skip out this morning without saying goodbye but I'm holding out hope that the Queen of Steam will make her way to #CincyRails in the near future #611 #J611 #fireup611 #heyfred_lookatthis #photocrati #daily_crossing #rail_barons #railfannation #railheritage #rsa_theyards #trb_express #NorfolkandWestern #NorfolkSouthern #21stCenturySteam #steamlocomotive #Virginia #Manassas #MoleskiVirginiaTrip #virginiaisforlovers
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So amazing to see this old girl with fire in her belly & once again steaming down the mainline after het 20 year forced retirement. I think I finally got all the cinders from yesterday’s chase out of my hair. Huge thanks to all the @fireup611 @vmtroanoke donors & volunteers for their restoration efforts and @nscorp 21st Century Steam Program for making this possible. Hated to skip out this morning without saying goodbye but I’m holding out hope that the Queen of Steam will make her way to in the near future
My helper while I edit. She is a tad upset I won't let her lay on the keyboard. #tnkarts #noborderlens #feline #cat #indiana #instagram #iphoneonly #noedit
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My helper while I edit. She is a tad upset I won’t let her lay on the keyboard.

#abstract photo inspired by lisa langell #resourcemag #photocrati #photooftheday #art
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photo inspired by lisa langell

Gotta love a rally #Bimmer. #STPR15 coverage now up at thegarageblog.com. #rally #bmw #germancarchat #STPR #rallyamerica #photocrati #getolympus #ponycargirl #becauserallycar #flatout #flatoutfriday
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Gotta love a rally #Bimmer. coverage now up at thegarageblog.com.
Keep dreaming ! #photocrati #quotes #comment #comments #TagsForLikes #TFLers #tweegram #quoteoftheday #song #funny #life #instagood #love #photooftheday #igers #instagramhub #tbt #instadaily #true #instamood #nofilter #word
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Keep dreaming !
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
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Our new website is up and running thanks to the help of @photocrati

500 SEO Tips Book and eBook

A new book and eBook has been self-published by Silvia O’Dwyer over at Amazon.

The book, 500 SEO Tips: Essential Strategies To Bulldoze Through Google’s Rankings, Increase Traffic and Go Viral, contains 500 easy to digest yet extremely actionable SEO strategies, tips, tricks, tools and hacks that you can use right now.

Silvia also asked some of the most notable experts in SEO, and a few industry leaders to give their thoughts on the best SEO tips they’ve ever come across.  We are happy to share that Scott is among that mix!

So with that, we encourage everyone to pick up a copy of the paperback or Kindle eBook and learn more about SEO today.

Is it a coincidence that we’re posting this on Scott’s birthday?

Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 36

Great Blue Heron in Flight Photographed at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ. #heron #birdphotography #bird #photocrati #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephoto #naturephotography #naturephotographer #naturephotographersofinstagram #Arizona #flight
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Great Blue Heron in Flight Photographed at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ.
Detail. #Subaru #sti #engine #photocrati #getolympus #ponycargirl
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Detail.

The Fulton Spiral #newyorkcity #nyc #monochrome #nextgenpro #photocrati #exploringthefrontier #architecture #huffpostgram
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The Fulton Spiral

Some of the fabulous locations & props we had to work with earlier this week at the #RealSeniorsWorkshop.
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Some of the fabulous locations & props we had to work with earlier this week at the #RealSeniorsWorkshop.
Anna Hummingbird (Female) Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. #hummingbird #hummingbirdphotography #birdwatchers #SantaCruz #naturalbridges #bird #wildlifephotography #photocrati #wildlife #nature #naturephoto #naturephotography #naturephotographersofinstagram #naturephotographer #naturelovers
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Anna Hummingbird (Female) Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.

Mysterious silhouettes, shot yesterday during the #igerslondon #barbicanmeetup !!! #iphoneonly #iphone6plus #jj_mobilephotography #ig_pictureoftheday #thisislondon #london #shutup_london #barbicancentre #vsco #vscocam #hidden_igers #iphonesia #gramoftheday #jj_silhouette #urban_london #urbanromantix #blue #strideby #insta_crew @instagood #featuremeinstagood #instagoodmyphoto #photocrati #photooftheday #mpnselects #toplondonphoto
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Mysterious silhouettes, shot yesterday during the !!! @instagood
Anna's Hummingbird (Male) Feeding From Manzanita Blossoms (2) #hummingbird #hummingbirdphotography #photocrati #naturelovers #naturephotographer #bird #birdphotography #birdphoto #naturephotographersofinstagram #naturephotography #naturephoto #nature #wildlife #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotography #woodland
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Anna’s Hummingbird (Male) Feeding From Manzanita Blossoms (2)
I've always been fascinated by the old train master's desk up in Tower A, which was the control tower for the massive Union Terminal rail yard in the heyday of rail travel. The members of the Cincinnati Railroad Club undertook the daunting task of restoring Tower A which became their home. CRRC has been a tenant at Union Terminal since the club's formation in 1938 & club members provide staffing during the operating hours for Tower A. I hope y'all enjoy #TerminalTuesday every week #Cincinnati #UnionTerminal #TowerA #CincinnatiRailroadClub #CRRC #cincymuseum #ohiogram #cincyusa #365cincinnati #cincygram #yelpcincy #trainstation #lovecincy #photocrati #heyfred_lookatthis #seedscolor #daily_crossing #rail_barons #beautifulcincinnati #cincyrefined #queencityscenes #cincyscenes #exploreohio #jj_ohio #discoverohio #myohioadventure
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I’ve always been fascinated by the old train master’s desk up in Tower A, which was the control tower for the massive Union Terminal rail yard in the heyday of rail travel. The members of the Cincinnati Railroad Club undertook the daunting task of restoring Tower A which became their home. CRRC has been a tenant at Union Terminal since the club’s formation in 1938 & club members provide staffing during the operating hours for Tower A. I hope y’all enjoy every week
This weekend I shared an iPhone image made while making this image. #WE35 #ExploringTheFrontier #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati #beautiful #nature #pretty #tree #amazing #landscape_lovers #stunning #dalbycreek #waterwheel #dalbywaterwheel #hoodcannal
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This weekend I shared an iPhone image made while making this image.

NYSE. Too late. Missed the pretty racecar. #becauseracecar #NYC #IndyCar #juanpablomontoya #photocrati #ponycargirl
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NYSE. Too late. Missed the pretty racecar.
2 more days left #exploringthefrontier #EveryDayPhotographer #We35 #Photocrati #darkroomapp
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2 more days left

How Baby Photographers Can Connect With OB/GYN Offices

photographer-marketing-obgynA really interesting topic came up in a Facebook group that I thought was well worth sharing with Photocrati customers.

The question was basically asking how to market a business through an OB/GYN office. What’s the best approach?

Before I get into some advice, I thought I’d also mention that this same approach can be done for a pediatric office.

Photography Marketing w/ OB/GYN

First thing I would recommend is to create drop cards that can be placed on a counter, or side table in the waiting room.  Pick up a bunch of acrylic stands for the cards from a Staples or similar type of store. That way the case is clear and all you see are your beautiful cards.  When my wife was pregnant and I would go with her to the doctor, every time she left I noticed a case filled with cards right next to the secretary’s window.

Promo material for you and the office can also be a winner. But there’s a trick to it, because the products need to market both you and the office.  Examples of this would be notepads with your photo in the background and credit at the bottom, with the office information at the top. These can be used by the office staff and also left in the waiting room with pens that have your photo wrapped around them. You never know when expecting mothers will need to write something down.

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Taking this a step further would be custom appointment cards. Pick up a card from the doctor and then create an identical copy of it, but with the backside being your information.  When the cards come in, offer them to the office for free.  Many doctors will jump on the opportunity to save some money (I know…), even when it’s a simple business card sized appointment card.

If you want to make a huge impression, then step it up a notch by getting super friendly with the office manager and eventually requesting a wall to hang your photos on. Pick out your absolute best photographs, frame them nicely to match the waiting room’s decor and get those things hung so people see your work large.  On the same note, you could contact interior designers to partner with and they can potentially get your photos hung in many offices.

Something else to consider is including the doctors and interior designers on your freebie which you give away on your website.  By recommending them to your clients you’re giving them business and yourself business. Aside from the promo materials you are offering the office to use, you’re also giving back to the partnership with strategic lead generation. I created a kit which details this strategy, for wedding photographers. But it can be adopted for baby photographers as well.

Advice reworded from responses in the Facebook group.

Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 35

Bad crash in #IndyCar practice today for Helio Castroneves, glad to see he came out of it just fine. (This shot from Long Beach.) #becauseracecar #brasileiro #penske #teampenske #getolympus #aaa #hitachi #photocrati
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Yesterday gave me a horrible case of
' Not my car' #darkroomapp #we35 #Photocrati #EveryDayPhotographer #exploringthefrontier
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‘ Not my car’
Great Egret with Breeding Plumes Photographed at the Palo Alto Bay Wetlands Preserve, Palo Alto, CA. #egret #naturephotographersofinstagram #photocrati #naturephotographer #wildlife #wildlifephoto #nature #naturephoto #wildthings #bird #birdphoto #birdphotography
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Great Egret with Breeding Plumes Photographed at the Palo Alto Bay Wetlands Preserve, Palo Alto, CA.

Press Conference thingie #exploringthefrontier #Photocrati #camerawork #darkroomapp
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Press Conference thingie
Happy Friday, here's a photo (from Long Beach.) #fdlb #FormulaD #mazdaspeed #becauseracecar #Drifting #modrift #mazdatrix #ponycargirl #getolympus #gtradial #photocrati
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Happy Friday, here’s a photo (from Long Beach.)

Got my fingers crossed for a nice sunset tonight #NitzStrap #ExploringTheFrontier #Olympia #Tumwater #Washington #Weather #ScottWoodPhotography #Olympiagram #photocrati #sky #beautiful #nature #sunset #clouds #tree #amazing #light #cloud #grass #cloudporn #landscape_lovers #cloudy #sunsets
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Got my fingers crossed for a nice sunset tonight

Bushtit (Male) Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. #birdphotography #birdphoto #bird #naturephoto #nature #wildlifephoto #wildlife #naturephotographer #photocrati #birdphotography #wildlifephotos #wildlifephotography #santacruz #California #wildthings
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Bushtit (Male) Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.
After all these years I finally got a halfway decent photo of my weigela, Wine & Roses, after yesterday's rain.
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After all these years I finally got a halfway decent photo of my weigela, Wine & Roses, after yesterday’s rain.
Morning.... #we35 #Photocrati #EveryDayPhotographer #exploringthefrontier
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Morning….
Whimbrel Bathing at Sunrise Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. #bird #birdphoto #birdphotography #wildlife #wildthings #California #santacruz #photocrati #wildlifephotography #naturephotographer #nature #naturephoto #naturalbridges #naturephotography #naturephotographersofinstagram #wildlifephoto #sunrise
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Whimbrel Bathing at Sunrise Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.

Sunrise over the University of California, Santa Cruz #naturephotographersofinstagram #naturephotography #santacruz #photocrati #California #sunrise #naturephoto #naturephotography #nature #wildlifephoto #naturephotographer #landscape #photooftheday
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Sunrise over the University of California, Santa Cruz
What my brain processor looks like at the moment #we35 #Photocrati #EveryDayPhotographer #exploringthefrontier
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What my brain processor looks like at the moment

Scott Dixon. One of my driver portraits from #TGPLB. #indycar #target #chipganassi #scottdixon #racing #motorsports #photocrati #getolympus #ponycargirl
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Scott Dixon. One of my driver portraits from #TGPLB.
Merriam's Chipmunk Eating Elderberries Sometimes you just have to go out on a limb to get what you want! Go to my YouTube channel to see the first of several videos about these chipmunks. #wildlifewednesday #chipmunk #photooftheday #naturephotographer #wildlifephoto #nature #naturephotography #naturephoto #photocrati #naturephotographersofinstagram #animals #animalphoto #wildlifephotography #wildlife #cutecritter
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Merriam’s Chipmunk Eating Elderberries Sometimes you just have to go out on a limb to get what you want! Go to my YouTube channel to see the first of several videos about these chipmunks.

One more driver portrait from #TGPLB: Gabby Chaves. #IndyCar #motorsports #sunoco #honda #gabbychaves #getolympus #photocrati #ponycargirl
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One more driver portrait from #TGPLB: Gabby Chaves.
Half Hour to go at work, there is still a few speakers left,at least I got to see a #sunset thingie. One more day to go. #We35 #Photocrati #EveryDayPhotographer #exploringthefrontier with the #darkroomapp
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Half Hour to go at work, there is still a few speakers left,at least I got to see a thingie. One more day to go. with the

Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 34

Great Egret in the San Lorenzo River Photographed along the river in Santa Cruz, CA. #egret #bird #birdphoto #nature #naturephoto #wildlife #wildlifephoto #photocrati #river #santacruz #California #reflection
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Great Egret in the San Lorenzo River Photographed along the river in Santa Cruz, CA.
On the way to Bryce canyon last weekend- perfect puffy clouds #clouds #arch #bryce #sky #cloudporn #landscape #photo #photooftheday #photocrati
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On the way to Bryce canyon last weekend- perfect puffy clouds
Sorry for posting so late, but captured this shot this morning. #hummingbird #bird #nature #ExploringTheFrontier #photocrati #ScottWoodPhotography #Olympia #Washington
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Sorry for posting so late, but captured this shot this morning.
In the river #lightroom #exploringthefrontier #photocrati #nyc #newyorkcity #sunrise #sunrise_and_sunsets #manhattanbridge
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In the river
Red-Shouldered Hawk (Immature) Photographed at Neary Lagoon Wildlife Refuge, Santa Cruz, CA. #hawk #raptor #bird #birdphoto #birdphotography #photocrati #nature #naturephoto #wildlife #wildlifephoto
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Red-Shouldered Hawk (Immature) Photographed at Neary Lagoon Wildlife Refuge, Santa Cruz, CA.

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“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reflections on Lake Lois in Lacey, WA captured with an IR converted camera. #IR #sky #beautiful #nature #water #tree #amazing #spring #lake #leaves #plant #landscape_lovers #instagood #ExploringTheFrontier #Washington #ScottWoodPhotography #photocrati
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Reflections on Lake Lois in Lacey, WA captured with an IR converted camera.
Anna's Hummingbird Chick and Egg Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. This chick was less than 24 hours old. The sibling hatched the next day. Happy Mother's Day! #hummingbirds #hummingbirdphotography #bird #birdphoto #birdphotography #birdwatchers #nature #naturephoto #wildlife #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotography #photocrati #happymothersday #naturalbridges #santacruz #California
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Anna’s Hummingbird Chick and Egg Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. This chick was less than 24 hours old. The sibling hatched the next day. Happy Mother’s Day!
Me... You... your Mama and your cousin too... None of us are prepared for Monday... #we35 #exploringthefrontier #Photocrati #darkroomapp
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Me… You… your Mama and your cousin too… None of us are prepared for Monday…

suddenly! #streetart #we35 #exploringthefrontier #Photocrati #darkroomapp
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suddenly!
Havasu falls at havasupai in arizona. 10 mile hike was well worth it! Thinking of bringing a few people down in august whos up for it? Photoadvclub.com #havasufalls #havasupai #supai #waterfall #waterfalls #tour #camping #amazing #azphotograhers #igers #photocrati #canon
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Havasu falls at havasupai in arizona. 10 mile hike was well worth it! Thinking of bringing a few people down in august whos up for it? Photoadvclub.com