Thanks again to everyone that is enjoying Plotagraph Pro. Here is a link to my “Plotagraph Galleria” – some of my favorite works I’ve put on there. You can click into each one to see them full screen. Note that it might take a little bit for the animation to load! 🙂
Daily Photo – Where Daenerys Recruits
I assume there are a few Game of Thrones fans in the audience here? I visited this place in Morocco several years before they started making the show. I was actually reading the books at the time and thinking, wow, this would make an awesome set for Daenerys to recruit her army. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw it appear in the actual series. Also, some of you may remember this place from the Gladiator movie too. I think it's where Russell Crowe was taken away to in the beginning of the movie.
So this was taken directly over my home. It was made of 4 or 5 photos with the DJI Phantom quad. I stitched them all together using Lightroom, then ran them through Aurora HDR before doing those finishing touches you see above with the noise reduction tip. It was a fun project! 🙂
Here’s a new Plotagraph Review on the site. I also made two new how-to videos. Here’s one of them for you:
Every now and then, the Sony throws off this strange effect in the background. I’m not sure how I did it, but I sure like it. I used the 35mm Leica lens here, and it seems to have some sort of spiral effect. Or maybe it’s just the orientation of the crowd. I’m not sure, but I think it is interesting.
Daily Photo – Strange Bokeh in the Park
While in Berlin, I went to this weekly festival in a park there. It was kind of like a mini-Burning Man. You know these types of mini-festivals. They seem to be getting more and more popular. And they're always great for photos. This was taken in a big karaoke area where people would organically get on the stage and sing, dance, and perform. You can see the audience in the back, just as this performer was walking off the stage.
Have you tried Plotagraph Pro yet? There was just a good price reduction too that would probably get you excited. Also, they launched Plotagraph Social as well, which is mega cool.
Daily Photo – Olya and I in the Art Museum of Vienna
You may notice I have Olya in a lot of my photos from Europe! One big reason is that we made three videos per city, so she was basically around me all the time. She was often fumbling around with audio, checking the video, setting up a 2nd camera, etc… so I was often just waiting around… while waiting around, why not take a photo like this? Actually, she's like in 100% of my shots… just been photoshopping her out! 🙂
In case you don’t know, Plotagraph Pro has all new pricing options. Also, as a measure of disclosure, I’m part owner in the software because I love it so much! Be sure to check out my Plotagraph Social page to see all my creations! 🙂
Daily Photo – One night in Prague
On the bus ride from Berlin to Budapest, we stopped for one night in Prague. This was not nearly enough time to explore the ancient city, but I did my best. I abandoned the team and decided to listen to music and roam around to see what I could find. This was my favorite bridge and I walked across it probably a dozen times, back and forth across the river, taking hundreds of photos.
I’ve been using Plotagraph Pro since before it was widely available. I was an early tester of the product and I have posted before about how to use it. So I’m super-excited to help announce the next chapter in the Plotagraph story.
On June 1st (today!) Plotagraph is launching…
Plotagraph Social, a new platform for sharing and collaboration
A free version of the Plotagraph software
New pricing for all Plotagraph memberships
Introducing Plotagraph Social!
When you animate a photo with Plotagraph, you can’t wait to share it! They are still so new and unique that lots of people have never seen anything like them. Where’s the best place to start? Plotagraph Social.
Plotagraph Social is a new platform for showcasing your favorite looped visual objets d’art and is also designed to encourage collaboration between the artists that make them. Check out the video below from one of the founders to see what it’s all about.
Current users get Plotagraph Social automatically. (Look near the home button in the software for a switch to go to Social and back.) New users can sign up for FREE using the link below!
Create Plotagraphs for free!
Not only is it easier than ever to share Plotagraphs, it’s easier than ever to create them because Plotagraph Social includes a FREE version of the software that has all the core features you need to make Plotagraphs (and comes with a good bit of cloud storage).
When you get hungry for more features there are two ways to get them. You can go the traditional route and upgrade to a paid membership OR you can unlock more features in the free version by gaining followers on Plotagraph Social. If you stay at it, you can social your way into getting all the features in Plotagraph Pro for free!
Breakin’ it down
Last but not least, pricing for all the Plotagraph memberships has been revamped. You can learn more about all the versions and sign up for any of them here.
Today’s daily photo features one of the founders of Plotagraph! If you look around the Plotagraph site, you’ll probably see even more photos of her… the full story below! 🙂
Daily Photo – Pool Time in Beverly Hills!
One day while we were staying at one of my art collector's homes in Beverly Hills, we had the team from Plotagraph over, Troy and Sascha. We were having a little catch-up session on Plotagraph, and my friend Tom Anderson was there too (you know, MySpace Tom!). Anyway, we were both ready to take some photos, and since Sascha is a model, she offered to slink around the pool a bit. Troy was really funny – he's a Photographer as well – but he knows how to talk to models… so he was yelling out this and that and cracking me and Tom up… I'll get a recording next time!
See today’s photo ? I also made an animated version that turned out great! You can see it over here on Facebook – it should auto-loop!
And if you go over to the Plotagraph Pro page you’ll see they have new pricing including a monthly plan. Give it a whirl… very fun! If you check my Instagram Feed you’ll see I’ve been posting a lot lately 🙂
Daily Photo – Ye Olde Pirate Shippe
On my last night in San Juan, I went around to do a little exploratory fun walk with my friend Scott Jarvie. After moving around and through the town, we ended out by the docks. How pretty eh? It was a nice and moody night with all the clouds that made it even more romantic. I mean, I love a good romantic night with Jarvie.
This was my first Oktoberfest in Munich and it was something else. It coincided with a really fun conference called Bits & Pretzels, which is a conference all about Entrepreneurs and Tech, mostly based in Europe. It was interesting to see all the different startups and see what’s going on over there. There were also two speakers at the event I really wanted to see: Kevin Spacey and Sir Richard Branson. They were great! 🙂
Here’s a BUNCH of photos from Oktoberfest. We shot a live show while there, so there’s a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos there too! 🙂 Some random stuff in here, so enjoy 🙂
Here’s my friend Alex Piuitti, who was responsible for us coming to Germany. He’s a great guy! In the middle there is Sascha from Plotagraph Pro. This is one of the only times she wasn’t wearing All Black like a ninja.
Here’s one of the behind-the-scenes shot during our Live FB Oktoberfest show. Everyone here was an entrepreneur or a venture capitalist. This gal was a VC with big funds to invest.
It was also a big tech conference. You can virtually see this gal is reality.
Here’s Felix, one of the organizers of Bits & Pretzels along with the major of Bavaria. I was honored to be invited up on the stage with these two as we all sang the mayor Happy Birthday! 🙂
This was about 3 minutes into the live show.
Another fun behind-the-scenes shot.
Two revelers at Oktoberfest. Apparently, there seems to be no age limit there!
Here I am during the live show asking Sascha more about Plotagraph Pro as she sends a shout-out back to her partner Troy in LA.
Here’s Alex and Raphael Fellmer and Martin — these are the founders of Sharecy.org — a new company to combat the wasting of food.
Here’s one of the guys that was at our table… they all had their own startups as well. Great dudes. This guy happened to be a longtime fan from Cairo.
Another one of the revelers… everyone looks good in these German outfits. The female one is called a “Dirndl.”
Daily Photo – This is how I really dress when at home…
This is my new standard Bavarian pose in lederhosen. When I was not engaged in active conversation, I would assume this pose until someone walked up to me.