FUNDRAISER: First direct help just went to Nepal


We have just sent out the first direct help to the family of our guide from 2014. Her name is Chhokpa Sherpa. Her parents’ house in their village was destroyed by the earthquake and they needed funds to buy food, water and repair materials. Chhokpa will pick up the money through Western Union (currently 0% fees to Nepal) and get it to her parents and a few others in need. We have sent about 300 USD worth in Nepalese Rupees (NPR), coming straight out of the fundraiser ebook sales.

From left to right on the picture: Pemba Sherpa (Chhokpa’s father), Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (sister), Kanchhi Sherpa (mother), Furwajangmi Sherpa (youngest sister), Nuru sherpa (brother).

At this point let us just extend a big thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraiser so far. If you haven’t already, please consider buying our ebook (90 photos from Nepal from 2009 to 2014, choose your own price level, all proceeds go to the local help organization DZI and individuals in need.

FUNDRAISER: People Of The Himalayas

People of the Himalayas - ebook fundraiser

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In April 2015, Nepal was hit hard by a devastating earthquake that brought down buildings and killed and injured thousands of people. Chris Marquardt and Monika Andrae have visited and photographed the people and places of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhakthapur and other areas in and around Nepal from 2009 to 2014. Areas that were hit hard by the earthquake.

Celebrate this area of the world and the people who live there while donating to help rebuild!

» Get the ebook now and support rebuilding Nepal

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Apple’s Photos App Is Here


Update: I held quick periscope Q&A session. If you use the app, you can watch it here.

I just spent an hour playing with the new Apple Photos App and here are a few very early first impressions.

Let’s get the most important question out of the way right now: no, it’s not a full replacement for Aperture or Lightroom. Will that hinder its success? I don’t think it will. And here’s why.
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tfttf677 – Roll Your Own


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Chris talks about using color filters on your black and white camera. This goes back to the oldest recorded methods of creating color pictures and it has been done way back when there was only black and white film.

He has also started to do short photo Q&A sessions on his Periscope video live stream. Keep an eye on Chris’ Twitter stream so you won’t miss any of these ad-hoc sessions. A great opportunity to ask your questions live and get instant answers.

Also find out why Chris doesn’t set the date and time on his cameras anymore. Hint: it is easier for Chris to batch change the time after the fact, using a simple Lightroom trick.

Today’s guest Sina Farhat talks about how he saves a ton of money by rolling his own film.

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