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Fab Is Raising A Mondo Round At A $1 Billion Valuation

We’re hearing from multiple sources that design-focused retail site Fab is raising a new round of funding at a $1 billion valuation. The company has previously raised $171 million in funding and we’re hearing it seeks to raise more than $100 million in this round. At Fab’s last round of financing, …

Instagram Will Get Video On June 20

We’ve been working on getting more details on a press event that Facebook is having this week. Earlier, we wrote it could launch a news-reading app, but we have since heard more details that point to something else entirely. On June 20, a source says Facebook will unveil that Instagram, its popular …

Google Changes Ranking Advice, Says Build Quality Sites Not Links

Google has quietly updated the rankings article within the Google Webmaster Help documentation. The change is to keep Google consistent with their …

Chromebooks: coming to more stores near you

Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access

Is Link Building Dead? 3 Tips For Link Builders Post-Penguin 2.0

“We’ve detected that some of the links pointing to your site are using techniques outside Google’s Webmaster Guidelines….” For enterprise SEOs, …

Redwood Trail in Golden Gate Park | Koji Kawano Imagery

I often run to and through Golden Gate Park, and it is one of my favorite places to run in San Francisco. But I usually run on sidewalk along major …

Wedding Trio | Koji Kawano Imagery

I avoid photographing people in general. I don’t feel comfortable and don’t want to be responsible for any of my bad shots. So, I was not sure if I …

Mendocino Sunset | Koji Kawano Imagery

Sunset is one of most popular photo opportunities, because lights are fantastic, shadows are more prominent, creates silhouette, colors are warm, all …

Wildflowers of California | Koji Kawano Imagery

It’s hard not to take photographs of wildflowers, such as Ice Plants and California Poppy, when they are in full bloom. The colors are so bright and …

Mendocino Coast near Elk | Koji Kawano Imagery

Here are a couple of Mendocino coast views from the property we stayed in Elk. The backyard drops about 60 meters to the ocean whose rugged, rather …

Skunk Train by Mendocino Railway | Koji Kawano Imagery

A group of us took this Skunk Train from Fort Bragg. The train is serviced by California Western between Fort Bragg and Willits, traveling 40 miles …

Five Lenses for The Discerning Landscape Photographer

So you want to shoot landscape images? All you have to do is slap on a wide angle and head out, right? WRONG! There is so much more to landscape …

Redwood Corridor in Anderson Valley | Koji Kawano Imagery

When we drove through redwood corridor on Highway 128 between Boonville and Navarro, it seemed California redwoods are still in abundance. They tower …

10 Best WordPress Themes in 2013 for Photographers

A Collection of the Best WordPress Themes for Photographers (2013 edition)<p>There are hundreds if not thousands of WordPress Themes for Photographers …

Glass Beach of California North Coast | Koji Kawano Imagery

Ever since I saw a photo of Glass Beach in Milky Way Scientists, I was looking forward to the opportunity to visit and make photography of this …

Neighborhood Dog Chocolate Labrador | Koji Kawano Imagery

This was one of those days when I was glad I carried my camera with me. I was walking around the neighborhood with my camera to try my new polarizer …

The Stinking Rose in Black and White | Koji Kawano Imagery

Not a good composition (there were so much distraction going on at the front of the restaurant) but wanted to share this black and white image of the …

Restaurant Images | Koji Kawano Imagery

Liverpool Lil’s is an English pub popular among locals in the San Francisco neighborhood of Cow Hollow. When I was at a table, I really liked the …

How to Get Landscapes Sharp with Focus Stacking

A key aspect of successful landscape photography is image sharpness. Usually, it is desirable to ensure that all elements of a scene, whether close …

The Supporting Role in Composition | Koji Kawano Imagery

Familiarity is comforting. When you compose an image, that could work in favor for the photographer. For example, this big sculpture, Cupid’s Span on …

Copper-Green Columbus Tower | Koji Kawano Imagery

A few weeks back, I posted an image of a Flatiron building in New York City. There are flatiron buildings in San Francisco, but none of them is as …

Learning to Use Polarizing Filter | Koji Kawano Imagery

The filter blocks out sunlight that is directly reflected towards the camera at specific angles.<p>The maximum benefit is gained when the camera is …

10 Ways to Get Your Photos Noticed

Do you want to gain recognition for your photography and get your photos noticed?<p>If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place.<p>However, it’s …

Guest post: Panning, non-action and non-tele shots in sport photography

Hello there. This is Ryu Voelkel and Matt Cohen and we are sports photographers based in Berlin, Germany and Oakland, California respectively. We …

Cable Car at Dawn | Koji Kawano Imagery

This morning I got up at 4:30 am and went downtown to shoot some cityscape during golden hours. I took BART to Embarcadero and started my early photo …

We have been humbled by the reception our May cover has received since we released it this morning. A number of people have asked …

Behind the May Boston Magazine Cover<p>By ·<p>Cover image by Mitch Feinberg<p>We have been humbled by the reception our May cover has received since we …

Make Your Perspective | Koji Kawano Imagery

Like many others, when I photograph a landmark or sculpture, or anything really, I take several shots and try to find perspectives that make images …

5 Things Every Landscape Photographer Should Carry At All Times

With all those camera accessories available out there, it’s easy to become a gearhead, and lose sight of what’s really important: making …