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At Porttitor, we believe every photo is the beginning of a story.

We deliver a high quality, fun experience, using the latest technology combined with an innovative and creative.


About The Company

Through a decade of growth, creative exploration and unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and customer service, Porttitor is the world’s leading full-service photography and content management company.

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Our Service

 Event

Specializing in Corporate, Tradeshow, Convention

 Wedding

We specializing in creative wedding storytelling                   

 Group

Increase Brand Awareness Through Group Photos

 Portraits

We aim for our portraiture to be powerfully emotional.         


Recent Projects

Food Photography - Jan 29th. 2015        
Ashley Kendrick | 6135 ROCKHILL - 18 Aug 2014
Kansas City Canning CO - 11 Dec 2014
5516 NE SCENIC - 22 Oct 2014             

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Sara & Chris: Engaged
Sara & Chris: Engaged
Lindsay & Justin : Engaged
Lindsay & Justin : Engaged
Kendra & Kelly : Married
Kendra & Kelly : Married
Julie & Andy: Wedding
Julie & Andy: Wedding
Jennifer & James: Wedding
Jennifer & James: Wedding
Briana & Emerson: Wedding
Briana & Emerson: Wedding
Ashley & Chris
Ashley & Chris
18th ST Fashion Show Patron's Party
18th ST Fashion Show Patron's Party
Rachel & Stephen 8.23.14
Rachel & Stephen 8.23.14
Silicon Prairie News Awards Ceremony
Silicon Prairie News Awards Ceremony
Corporate Group Photo
Corporate Group Photo
Family Photo
Family Photo
Elaine's surprise birthday
Elaine's surprise birthday
Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage
Architectural
Architectural
Wedding
Wedding
Destination
Destination
Lifestyle
Lifestyle
Testimonials
Testimonials
FAQ
FAQ
FAQ
FAQ
A Few Fall Engagements
A Few Fall Engagements
Melissa & Seth: Mid Century Modern in Palm Springs
Melissa & Seth: Mid Century Modern in Palm Springs
Jessica & Sayeed’s Wedding at the Bauer
Jessica & Sayeed’s Wedding at the Bauer
Aixois French Bistro & Brasserie
Aixois French Bistro & Brasserie
Briana & Emerson’s New Years Eve Wedding at Loose Mansion
Briana & Emerson’s New Years Eve Wedding at Loose Mansion
Pricing
Pricing
Altitude adjustment: Alpine photographer Jonathan Griffith
Altitude adjustment: Alpine photographer Jonathan Griffith
About Us
About Us
Our Photography Services
Our Photography Services
Delicacies
Delicacies
Chartwell Realty
Chartwell Realty
National Geographic Traveller competition finalists announced
National Geographic Traveller competition finalists announced
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--- The New West With the Wright Brothers .
Recording Music, With a Camera
Recording Music, With a Camera
7 Days of Photography Give Aways from SNAP Photography Festival
7 Days of Photography Give Aways from SNAP Photography Festival
The Venetial Hotel
The Venetial Hotel
Portraiture
Portraiture
Photo of the Day: Best of February
Photo of the Day: Best of February
Capturing the Yukon Quest in -50°
Capturing the Yukon Quest in -50°
When Your Backyard Is ‘Big Heaven,’ Love of Wildlife Is Second Nature
When Your Backyard Is ‘Big Heaven,’ Love of Wildlife Is Second Nature
For These Hungarians, Home Is Where the Farm Is
For These Hungarians, Home Is Where the Farm Is
A Photographer Drawn to One of Nature’s Fiercest Forces
A Photographer Drawn to One of Nature’s Fiercest Forces
The world’s best cities for expats
The world’s best cities for expats
Lunar New Year: Asia's
Lunar New Year: Asia's
Six beautiful and bizarre bridges
Six beautiful and bizarre bridges
A Photographer Who Isn’t a Fan of Sunsets
A Photographer Who Isn’t a Fan of Sunsets
In pictures: The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards finalists
In pictures: The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards finalists
Food Photography
Food Photography
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We want to share a guest post by Mickael Jou, he shares amazing self-portraits of himself dancing and levitating. He also shares self-portrait tips from his 365 ‘dance self-portrait’ project. Mickael used to dance ballet and modern dance, in the streets of Paris. After seeing pictures that tourists and amateur photographers had taken of him, he decided to buy himself a camera and express his dance through photography.

My name is Mickael Jou. I’m Taiwanese-French-American and currently live in Berlin. I used to live in Paris where I worked in marketing. In my spare time I would use my 12 years of dance experience and dance in the streets of Paris, sometimes for my own pleasure, sometimes for money. Ballet and modern dance are my main styles. It was a lot of fun, but it was also a lot of black feet (due to the dirty streets…)

Photography is hard but just because you’re not getting up at 4am to go shoot the sunrise doesn’t mean you’re a bad photographer… or person
Photography is hard but just because you’re not getting up at 4am to go shoot the sunrise doesn’t mean you’re a bad photographer… or person
Not everyone likes what you do, that’s fine because you probably don’t like everything that everyone else does either
Not everyone likes what you do, that’s fine because you probably don’t like everything that everyone else does either
No one will spend more time looking at your pictures than you, you’re the one who must like them
No one will spend more time looking at your pictures than you, you’re the one who must like them
Your inspiration is your best friend. If you don’t have one, get one.
Your inspiration is your best friend. If you don’t have one, get one.
Answer the questions you’re asking yourself, not the ones people are asking you
Answer the questions you’re asking yourself, not the ones people are asking you
Sara & Chris: Engaged

Sara & Chris: Engaged | 1 Oct 2014

  The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurant

Lindsay & Justin : Engaged

Lindsay & Justin : Engaged - 30 Sep 2014

  The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurant

Kendra & Kelly : Married

Kendra & Kelly : Married | 13 Nov 2014

  The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurant

Julie & Andy: Wedding

Julie & Andy: Wedding - 22 Aug 2014

  The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurant

Jennifer & James: Wedding

Jennifer & James: Wedding - 2 Jan 2015

  The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurant

Briana & Emerson: Wedding

Briana & Emerson: Wedding - 1 Feb 2015

 The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

Ashley & Chris

Ashley & Chris | Photo Booth - 14 Jan 2015

 The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

18th ST Fashion Show Patron's Party

18th ST Fashion Show Patron's Party - 14 Jun 2014

 The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

Rachel & Stephen 8.23.14

Rachel & Stephen - Created 3 Sep 2014

 The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

Silicon Prairie News Awards Ceremony

Silicon Prairie News Awards Ceremony - 23 Aug 2014

 The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

Corporate Group Photo

Increase Brand Awareness and Company Camaraderie Through Group Photos

Porttitor can help make your next event even better with great group photos for your next party, meeting or convention. Well-done group photos are team building and also give the members of your company a chance to increase camaraderie. Group photos of your company, salespeople, prospects, or clients make great giveaways to make your event even more memorable as well as creating a lasting marketing image.

The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

Family Photo

A family photo shoot is a fantastic way to celebrate a new arrival, mark a special birthday or anniversary, or to give someone as a gift. We can also use our mobile studio to photograph special events such as a children’s birthday party, or a first birthday ‘cake smash’! It can also be used as a Photo Booth, with fun dressing up props provided, at parties or weddings.

The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

 

Elaine's surprise birthday

Elaine's surprise birthday | 4 Dec 2014

 

The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

Food & Beverage

Food & drink is as important for many travelers as the architecture and ambience of a hotel.

Our mouth-watering skills in Food and Beverage Photography will make travelers eager to experience the delicacies of your restaurant, lounge, breakfast buffet and room service. 

As your photography partner, we'll work with you to develop your Food and Beverage Photography plan. From food styling and set up to final delivery, our team will be there making sure your needs are met.

At the end of the process you'll be able to showcase your Food and Beverage images on your website, ads, menus and social media programs allowing you to stand out from the competition and attract more customers.

Architectural

From magnificent exteriors to intimate interiors, pools, fitness centers, spas, restaurants, bars, lobbies and more, our Photographers are among the best in the world at capturing the essence and personality of your property.

Images of your property should be more than a quick snapshot of a room or location. They should be well lit, composed and color balanced to give you stunning images that not only showcase your property and your brand but also inspire and compel consumers.

After all, these are the images that consumers will view when making a decision on where to stay – shouldn't they be the best?

From lighting and composition to protecting your brand standards, we deliver incredible Architectural Photography that gets results. As your partner, we'll work with you to make sure your content is up-to-date and fresh at all times. Whether you renovate, add an amenity or have a special project you need photographed, we'll be there.

Wedding

Our style continued to evolve as our creative freedom expanded into documentary storytelling via weddings and portraiture.

With a consistent technical ability and a strong understanding of natural light, we aim for our portraiture to be powerfully emotional, revealing, and contextually narrative. An emphasis on subtleties of relationships is what intrigues us, and keeps us thrilled and endlessly excited about the work that we do and the people that we get to meet doing it. Our delight in people and unconventional perspectives are what imbue our work with an element of the unexpected.

Destination

Get your own unique Destination Photography and set yourself apart from the competition.

Stunning images of a destination sell a vision of the perfect vacation. Showing consumers incredible, unique destination shots of the surrounding area will draw them in to your world, enticing them to choose you as their vacation partner.

From sandy beaches to world class museums and attractions, we can help you enhance your marketing on and offline with gorgeous Destination Photography. As your photography partner we will create a plan, schedule all of the details, and deliver mesmerizing images too.

Whether you are showing off the best a city has to offer or highlighting local tourist attractions, your customer will be engaged, compelled and impressed with what you have to offer.

Lifestyle

Capturing your brand is as much about taking a great photo as telling as a story.

Lifestyle Photography is about adding life, perspective and emotion to photos and telling a story about your brand and its personality. It creates a mood, sets a scene and opens a window for consumers to see into your world, letting them experience what your existing customers already know and enticing them to find out more.

Working together, we help our clients to translate and advertise their brand through engaging Lifestyle Photography.

We take the time to work with you and your external partners to create story boards and a plan to ensure the resulting photos achieve your objectives and WOW your customers.

Testimonials

Porttitor Photography Testimonials

 "Very Happy!"

I was very happy with my pictures. These photographers took great shots of my 3 year old and 6 month old. I got great individual shots and combined shots. They kept my girls happy during the entire shoot. The pictures are so much nicer than the studio pictures I’ve been getting. I am so glad I found them. I plan to use them for all our pictures in the future. They have great ideas and did a great job!! I would highly recommend them.‎

Tanya – Tipp City, OH

 

"Just what we were looking for!"

I was looking for a more artistic approach to photography, and am very pleased with the outcome. I didn’t want posed shots of my children with a white background anymore. Furore took us to a few locations with awesome distressed backgrounds. I got back so many amazing shots of our family. Something that is a painful process in a studio was very delightful in the hands of Furore. They are both easy going and care as much about your photos as you do. You can see their passion, and they want you to love your photos. You will not be disappointed!‎

Erin – Bremen, IN

FAQ

Porttitor Photography FAQ

 

What is the best time to take portraits?

Ideally, we like to shoot our portraits a couple hours to right before sunset. This often produces the best natural lighting for outdoor sessions. When scheduling your session, be prepared for an evening session for best results.

 

How long will it take before i will see my portraits and have an online gallery for proofing and purchasing?

The typical turnaround is 1-2 weeks before we will send you your finished edited portraits. This is also true for your online gallery where you can purchase prints.

 

What are you payment options and when do I pay?

All sessions must be paid in full before the session starts. You can either pay by check or by credit card (we can send you to a secure part of our site to process your payment). Wedding packages must pay a retainer fee 2 months before the wedding, and the remaining balance 1 week prior to the wedding.

FAQ

Porttitor Photography FAQ

 

 

What is the best time to take portraits?

Ideally, we like to shoot our portraits a couple hours to right before sunset. This often produces the best natural lighting for outdoor sessions. When scheduling your session, be prepared for an evening session for best results.

 

 

How long will it take before i will see my portraits and have an online gallery for proofing and purchasing?

The typical turnaround is 1-2 weeks before we will send you your finished edited portraits. This is also true for your online gallery where you can purchase prints.

 

 

What are you payment options and when do I pay?

All sessions must be paid in full before the session starts. You can either pay by check or by credit card (we can send you to a secure part of our site to process your payment). Wedding packages must pay a retainer fee 2 months before the wedding, and the remaining balance 1 week prior to the wedding.

A Few Fall Engagements

Happy holidays!  We’ve pulled together some goodies from a few of our fall engagement sessions, congratulations to these excited couples who get to spend 2015 as newlyweds!

 

"There’s nothing that says fall quite like flannel shirts and beanies! We love these cute and fun-loving stylized engagements photographed by Porttitor Photography! Lots of couples really dress it up for their engagement sessions, we love how these two are dressed super casual! Looking at these pictures makes us want to put on our hiking boots and go out for a camp fire!"

"We met up with Jackie & Bryan a few weeks ago in the heart of Georgetown for their engagement session. Together we spent the afternoon exploring the canals and historic sites along the waterfront. Luckily, there were still a few leaves on the trees, some amazing light, and a gorgeous couple to shoot. Jackie & Bryan were a lot of fun to hang out with & I hope you enjoy their session below!"

"These sweet, fall engagement photos by Star Noir Studio are adorable! What a unique idea to take engagement photos on a schoolyard and baseball field. The love and care between Shelby and Patrick is evident in every sweet photo, and I know they are going to have an adorable Knoxville wedding in October!!"

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Melissa & Seth: Mid Century Modern in Palm Springs

Melissa and Seth share a passion for modern architecture and design, so it was a natural choice to have their wedding poolside at the Del Marcos, the fabulous mid-century modern hotel inPalm Springs where they’d been retreating and lounging  for years as a couple.

 

Designed in 1947 by the famed desert architect William F. Cody, the Del Marcos Hotel is ideally located in the legendary Palm Springs historic hotel and shopping district and only 1 block from downtown Palm Springs. 

The atomic-age town of Palm Springs, the desert landscape, and their appreciation of the fantastic 1950’s hotel inspired Melissa & Seth to take a stylized approach to their wedding, incorporating classic cocktails, details, and colors throughout, and asking guests to arrive in 50’s-inspired attire.  

This couple is truly living their dream together, sharing a great sense of humor and adventure, running a successful design business, traveling the world, and now devoting themselves to each other.  

We thought their celebration was incredible from start to finish.

"The history of Palm Springs is as varied as those who live here and come to visit. From the native Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians  to the first pioneers to the early Hollywood stars to the mid-century modernist architects to celebrity mayor, Sonny Bono, to today’s rediscovery, Palm Springs remains an historical and ecological wonder."

Jessica & Sayeed’s Wedding at the Bauer

We loved this vibrant summertime wedding at the Bauer in the Crossroads. Lots of color and creativity was brought to the table by the ladies at Hitched. Excited to share some of our favorites from Jessica and Sayeed’s wedding here

 

"We are an incredible event space.  We can’t imagine that you’ll find anything like us anywhere else in the city!  We are rustic, vintage and charming, with a lot of “old” and a good dose of “new.”  We are nestled in a beautiful, historic building in the Crossroads Arts District — painstakingly restored to provide modern conveniences but still retain the original charm and architectural details that make us so special.  We have exposed brick, textured walls and original plaster.  (One person called it our “patina” and we love that!)  

We have a Bridal Room made all cute and cozy just for you and your girls and a Groom’s Room made all handsome and dapper for your boys.  

We have handmade, artisan furniture, gorgeous hardwood floors and window seats made from century-old reclaimed fir. We have Italian-glass string bulbs draped from the ceiling.  (Yes, the round ones that make you feel like you’re in a romantic alley in, well, Italy). And we have an extra little space adjacent to the main event room called The Parlour  — ooh la la!

Wait, did we mention our view? We have a view from our event space that is absolutely marvelous!  From our third floor you can see ALL of the gorgeous Kansas City skyline glowing at dusk or twinkling at night, the new performing arts center glimmering to the west and the restored TWA rocket ship ready for take-off. And our unique block of West 18th Street is peppered by an eclectic mix of boutiques, restaurants, galleries and shops.

On top of it all, we LOVE having events here.  We love that we’re able to share with you a space that is totally unique and charming and beautiful on a day that you are so ready to make unique and charming and beautiful.

 

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So what’s happening in the rest of the building?  Well… The Bauer itself has three stories of mixed-use space, which include artist studios, galleries, and creative-inspired services, such as photographers, retail boutiques, an urban garden store and even a clock-maker.  Atop it all perches our beloved event space.  The building is called “THE BAUER.”  The experience is called “THE BRIDE & THE BAUER.”

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You’re the bride.  We’re The Bauer.  And we’re meant for each other. "

Aixois French Bistro & Brasserie

If it were up to us we would shoot for Aixois for the rest of our lives, purely in trade.  Coffee and pastries every morning, croque monsieur for lunch, and Steak Frites for dinner, yes please! Working with Feed Me Creative on Aixois’ new website was an awesome project and we ended up hungry for more..

 

Aixois is a classic French bistro in Kansas City's Brookside neighborhood, just a few blocks from the world-famous Country Club Plaza. Nestled on the Trolley Trail in the Crestwood Shops, Aixois offers Kansas City's best outdoor patio and an intimate, relaxed dining room. 

Emmanuel Langalde, a native of Aix-en-Provence, opened Aixois with his wife Megan in 2001.

Chef Emmanuel, inspired by the techniques and recipes of his native France, offers a distinct menu focused on fresh, organic, seasonal ingredients. He also works with area farmers, butchers, and bakers to bring local flavor to his classic French cuisine.

"This award winning casual French Bistro is located in charming Brookside on the picturesque trolley trail. Chef Emmanuel, originally from Aix-en-Provence, brings his simple Southern French homestyle cooking to Kansas City.

If a bistro could stake its claim on one dish, Aixois" would be the Ruby Red Trout meuniere. The romantic spot is also home to the city's most delicious and authentic pommes frites! Voted Best French Restaurant in KC 2010!"

 

 

Briana & Emerson’s New Years Eve Wedding at Loose Mansion

We were charmed by Briana & Emerson’s festive New Years Eve wedding, so much warmth in the middle of a cold Kansas City winter.. We’re excited to share the images!

The Loose Mansion is one of Kansas City's historic treasures and is listed on the National Historic Register. Ken and Barbara Saathoff purchased this spectacular mansion late in 2003, and began restoration efforts in early 2004. This venture was a significant undertaking as the mansion was in severe need of overall restoration. No expense was spared to ensure the history and integrity of the home would not be compromised, and the Kansas City community could enjoy its use for many years to come. The Saathoff's have dedicated their financial resources and worked full-time on both the restoration of the mansion and toward making it the finest venue in Kansas City for any special occasion. Their continued involvement sets Loose Mansion apart from other venues, as no one cares more about their customers than the owners of Loose Mansion.

Loose Mansion is located in the center of Kansas City, and it's easy to get to from anywhere. It's also just minutes from Loose Park (for an amazing outdoor ceremony site), the Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Westport, and Downtown. It's close to shopping, hotels, and many popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

At Loose Mansion, your special occasion will become a cherished memory for you and everyone who is lucky enough to be included!

 

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Altitude adjustment: Alpine photographer Jonathan Griffith

A Crown of Clouds Over the Summit of the Dent du Requin as the Sun Sets in the Distance - Europe. Photo by Jonathan Griffith

Based out of the climbing town of Chamonix, France, Jonathan Griffith has been making 'life threatening' a sport for more than a decade. Returning with exceptional sets of rare and exciting images of extended mountain hikes and nearly vertical ice climbs as well as perilous extreme sports like cliff-face paragliding and large-grade downhill skiing, the alpinist and photographer has toured worldwide sites from Alaska to the Alps to Patagonia and the Himalayas.

 

He has recently released a book called, 'Alpine Exposures', which collects several hundred photographs that oscillate between serenely peaceful mountaintop panoramas, high-octane action shots and otherworldly, frigid nighttime scenics. Griffith is principally a climber, especially as safety comes first for him at all times, but the imagery he has managed in the face of danger is extraordinary not only for its visual acumen but also for highlighting the current capabilities of imaging technology.

 

'It's pretty serious terrain, so it's a climbing kit all the way,' explains the alpinist about his reductionist camera pack of only a lightweight Canon EOS 5D with attached wide angle lens. 'In addition, on long climbs of several days every gram counts so even carrying my 5D is pushing it on these big faces! My camera is rammed in to the top of my climbing pack and that's it. It gets the shit kicked out of it but I expect my gear to take some knocks here and there. If you spend all your time worrying about your kit you'll never get your camera out in the first place. Half the time I don't even have a lens cap on the thing because it's precious time lost taking it off and back on with gloves.”

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Through a decade of growth, creative exploration and unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and customer service, Porttitor is the world’s leading full-service photography and content management company.

Porttitor as a collaborative space to specialize in creative wedding, portrait, architectural, destination, food and lifestyle. Through our images, we let the stories tell themselves, always aiming for powerfully emotional, revealing, and contextually narrative portraiture.  An emphasis on subtleties of relationships is what intrigues us, and keeps us thrilled and endlessly excited about the work that we do and the people we meet.  Our delight in personalities and unconventional perspectives imbues our work with an element of humor, magic, and the unexpected.

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Our years of experience, variety of services, and proud history provide the foundation for our continued excellence in photography services. 

Porttitor as a collaborative space to specialize in creative wedding, portrait, architectural, events, food and lifestyle. Through our images, we let the stories tell themselves, always aiming for powerfully emotional, revealing, and contextually narrative portraiture. An emphasis on subtleties of relationships is what intrigues us, and keeps us thrilled and endlessly excited about the work that we do and the people we meet.  Our delight in personalities and unconventional perspectives imbues our work with an element of humor, magic, and the unexpected.

 

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National Geographic Traveller competition finalists announced

February 10, 2015 - National Geographic Traveller (UK) has confirmed the finalists of its fourth Photography Competition 2015. The grand-prize winner will be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show on 14 February.

The six finalists (category winners) are:

People: Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi - New Year’s Traditions, taken in Comanesti, Romania.

 

Action: Yanick Targonski - Train from Ella to Kandy, Sri Lanka

Animal: Barry Robertson - Bleaker Island, in the Falkland Islands

Rural: Chris Miller - Son Doong Cave, shot in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Urban: Philip Braude - Urban Trees, London

River: Claire Carter - Reflections on a Melting River, in Rio de las Vueltas, Argentinian Patagonia

--- The New West With the Wright Brothers     .

Teenagers Rusty and Ryder Wright are the youngest generation of champions from a Utah family that has dominated the classic rodeo event of saddle-bronc riding.

 

It was mid-July in Wyoming. Rusty and Ryder Wright, from the family of the best saddle-bronc riders in the world, looked at a sheet of paper taped to the wall outside a rodeo arena in Evanston.

Rusty swore. “I didn’t want that horse,” he said of a devilish bronc named Party Rocker. “He bucks, but he’s hard to ride. I scored 88 on him once, but it’s all or nothing.”

Rusty, 18, and Ryder, 16, each signed in at the office window and paid the $75 entry fee in cash. They carried their saddles and gear toward the chutes. Two young men looked at each other as Rusty and Ryder stepped past.

 

“Them Wright boys are here,” one whispered to the other.

 

No family dominates the classic rodeo event of saddle-bronc riding like the Wrights of Milford, Utah. Three brothers have won the world championship in the past five years, and a fourth has finished second.

 

The most accomplished of the Wright brothers is Cody, 37, who has two world titles and has been the best saddle-bronc rider of the past decade. Cody and his wife, ShaRee, have five children. Rusty and Ryder are the oldest.

 

The New York Times spent a year following three generations of Wrights through the seasons of rodeo and ranching. The photographer Josh Haner and I spent much of that time with the youngest generation, just now moving into the family’s dual interests in bucking horses and beef cattle.

 

Rusty arrived at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., as the two-time defending champion in saddle bronc. Among more than 100 contestants, he was in first place after the first round. Ryder was in second.

 

“Let’s go to Milford, Utah,” the upbeat public-address announcer said on a weekday morning as Rusty sat in the saddle of an angry horse thrashing inside the chute.

Recording Music, With a Camera

The members of Austin’s Mother Falcon are multi-instrumentalists, especially Tamir Kalifa, who is their man on accordion, piano, bouzouki, guitar and camera.

As with any scrappy aspiring rock band, when Mother Falcon goes on tour, its members endure the hardships of the road — sleeping in the van, hauling instruments, recouping after canceled shows, eating cheaply, quickly, and imprudently, and taming the tensions that flare up in close quarters among musicians.

But Mother Falcon has a lot of members enduring those hardships.

“Our current lineup is between 12 and 14 people,” Tamir Kalifa said. “We probably have more multi-instrumentalists than the average band, probably just because of our size.” Mr. Kalifa himself plays accordion, piano, bouzouki and guitar. “I used to play saxophone,” he added, but he wasn’t that good, “so when we got a much better saxophone player, I put that one down to rest.”

But he also carries one instrument no one else does: a camera to create a lasting record of their recording and performing.

It beats lugging speakers. “People get mad at me for shooting stuff rather than carrying stuff,” he said. “But this is about the long term.”

Mother Falcon is based in Austin, Tex., where Mr. Kalifa studied journalism at the University of Texas with a concentration on photography and Middle Eastern studies. Growing up in Maryland, the son of a CNN cameraman, he always had a camera, which he sheepishly acknowledges sounds like a “cookie-cutter” photojournalist tale. He made documentaries for school projects, preferring videotape to poster board and markers. He studied cinematography for a year in the Czech Republic, where he also picked up an accordion. He returned to Austin as a busker, earning spare change in his spare time.

7 Days of Photography Give Aways from SNAP Photography Festival

SNAP Photography Festival, the UK's first festival for wedding and lifestyle photographers, has teamed up with a whole load of amazing photographic industry suppliers for its #7daysOfSnap give away.

Prizes will include album design software, 121 mentoring sessions, lighting workshops with SNAP Partner Olympus, advertising packages, editing software, professional body membership and the star prize of a free ticket to SNAP in April, which has been sponsored by Shotkit.

 

A new prize will be released each day. To enter head over to the SNAP blog.

The Venetial Hotel

"Luxury is the cornerstone of everything we offer. We aspire to meet the needs of those searching for exceptional hospitality, shopping, gaming, and dining. Our first class services and resort facilities demand first class coverage, to this end we have sought out the best of the best to work with."

 

Rom Hendler, Vice President of Strategic Marketing

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Photo of the Day: Best of February

The leaping springbok in the photo above makes me smile every time I see it. I particularly love knowing there is such a word as “pronking,” which is how this acrobatic behavior is more colorfully described.

I hope this month’s round-up of highlights from February’s Photo of the Day brings a smile to your faces.

Ah, summer in the mountains! The magical light show put on by these fireflies in the woods of Tennessee to attract mates is an example of bioluminescence, a phenomenon explored in the March 2015 issue of National Geographic. In addition to more photographs of lightmaking creatures, there is a very cool video about the mysterious glowing mushrooms of the Amazon.

Capturing the Yukon Quest in -50°

Drop longtime conflict photographer Katie Orlinsky in the middle of any “big bad capital city” and she says she’ll be just fine. But working in “middle of nowhere, Alaska,” presents a different set of challenges.

Last year she photographed the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race for the first time and experienced the coldest weather of her life, making her wonder how she could continue working.

Orlinsky returned to cover the race again this year for National Geographic News, and was more confident working in extreme weather conditions—but this year the temperatures dropped to minus 50°F—30 degrees colder than last year.

When Your Backyard Is ‘Big Heaven,’ Love of Wildlife Is Second Nature

A Lifelong Love of Wildlife Photography Begins

 

Ibex. Chamois. Ermine. Grouse. Red foxes. As a teen, Stefano Unterthiner spent countless hours observing these animals in Gran Paradiso National Park, an hour or so drive from his home in Italy. His uncle Paolo, a passionate nature lover and photography buff, would take hikes with his best friend, Luciano, a park ranger, and invite Stefano along. Together they explored the forests and valleys of this pristine piece of the Italian Alps, looking for wild animals to photograph.

Stefano’s first wildlife pictures were taken with an old film camera Paolo lent him. “I really fell in love with nature in that park. I really fell in love with photography in that park.” These experiences had a strong impact on his decision to study the natural sciences and eventually earn a Ph.D. in zoology before committing full time to wildlife photography. “It was a very special area … like my little Yellowstone,” he says.

For These Hungarians, Home Is Where the Farm Is

At the beginning of the 20th century, agriculture was thriving in Hungary. And by the end of the 1940s over a million people lived on Hungary’s farms

People were poor, but they managed to get by. But during the Communist regime the farms were sucked into collectives, and individual landowners lost their private farms. By the early 1990s, only 200,000 farmers remained, and their ranks are now fading fast.

Hungarian photographer Akos Stiller’s project on some of those old world farmers just won a first place award in the prestigious POYi photo competition and was featured in National Geographic’s Hungarian edition last year. I talked with Stiller recently over email to find out more about this rich photographic project and the people who still live on Hungary’s farms.

A Photographer Drawn to One of Nature’s Fiercest Forces

How does a photographer kindle a love for an extreme subject—be it lions, tigers, bears, or wildfires?

Mark Thiessen has been photographing wildfires for almost 20 years. And he’s been on staff at National Geographic for almost as long. He says that he’s been “bitten by the fire bug,” so I wanted to explore his wildfire obsession more.

In the video above, Thiessen talks about the time he got covered in flame-retardant goop, shares tricks for shooting fires when they’re at their peak, and reveals the surprising personal characteristics that are indispensable when shooting wildfires. Hint: It’s not being a daredevil.

The world’s best cities for expats

Where do foreigners find friendly locals, career opportunities and contentment? These five places ranked high in a recent survey.

 

 Whether assessing the local climate, calculating the cost of living or understanding how easily you can make friends abroad, choosing a new country to live in comes with plenty of considerations. But when all is said and done, expats in certain countries end up happier than those in others.

To find out where expats were happiest these days, online network InterNations recently conducted a survey of 14,000 expats across 160 countries. The organization asked participants to weigh in on family life, work life, personal finance and ease of settling in to the community.

The countries where residents were happiest spanned the globe, with different factors contributing to each country’s ranking: Ecuador scored high on affordability; career opportunities contributed to expats’ satisfaction in Luxembourg and Switzerland; and overall friendliness helped Mexico and the US rise to the top.

 

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Ranking highest in overall satisfaction across a number of factors,  Ecuador earned particularly strong marks for its low cost of living and the ease with which newcomers make friends. While plenty of expats settle in the cosmopolitan capital of Quito and in old world Cuenca, many are moving to Guayaquil, the nation’s financial centre. Residents said an improving downtown area and rising career opportunities are among the draws.

“Just as New York is considered the financial and business centre and Los Angeles the arts and entertainment mecca of the US, the financial engine of Guayaquil contrasts with the cultural highlights of Quito,” explained Park Wilson, originally from the US, on his expat blog Viva Tropical. “For native Ecuadorians, this contrast can be summed up in a local saying: ‘the money is made in Guayaquil and spent in Quito.’”

But Guayaquil is becoming a cultural hub in its own right. The Malecón 2000 revitalization project, anchored by a 4km stretch of boardwalk, has upgraded the waterfront neighbourhood with a proliferation of restaurants, trendy boutiques and upscale condos. Cerro San Ana, which sits atop a prominent hill (and takes 444 steps to climb), has a bohemian vibe, with artisan shops and great views of the Guayas River.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Career-minded expats find plenty of opportunities in this tiny European country, which ranked second in the survey. According to the results, nearly two-thirds of the expats surveyed in Luxembourg moved there for a job. In fact, expats make up nearly 40% of the population. The large number ensures newcomers have an easy time connecting with fellow foreigners, and also gives the city an international flair

“When I came here for the first time, I was in the main playground of the city, Parc Merl, and it was full of mommies and kids,” said Rute Vendeirinho, a writer who moved from Lisbon in 2012 and blogs about her experiences at her site Expat Mum in Luxembourg. “I was amazed with how many different languages we could hear in that same playground. Everyone was speaking a different language, but everyone was just playing together.” 

Connecting with other expats is easy, she said, adding that fellow expats are always willing to help out with information on housing, taxes, schools and other issues. “You only feel alone here if you want,” she said.

While living close to the city centre is popular for singles and couples without kids, it doesn’t come cheap – a small bedroom in a shared apartment can easily go for 1,000 euros.  But downtown Luxembourg can also get a little sleepy after the workday, so those looking for livelier evenings should check out Clausen, just northeast of downtown. “Clausen is where the high-techies work hard and play hard – Microsoft, Skype and Amazon are here, as well as the hopping nightlife,” said Mike McQuaide, who moved from the US two years ago and writes about his expat experience at An American in Luxembourg.

Those with families generally prefer to live in the city’s suburbs, especially because a well-developed bus and train system makes commuting easy.  The neighbourhoods of Belair and Merl, both on the west side of the city centre, are popular with expats because of their proximity to the International School. Farther afield to the southwest, Bertrange and Strassen offer more affordable housing options.

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico makes foreigners feel right at home. The country ranked first in ease of settling in and friendly locals – in fact, 91% of expats reported feeling content in the country, even despite headlines touting its dangers. While personal safety is a concern, Mexico City has seen a drop in crime since 2011, even as crime in other parts of the country has risen. In general, expats find the welcoming nature of locals and the community-oriented culture enough to offset the risks.

“When I first arrived here, I found an amazing sense of family set into the everyday lifestyle,” said Justin Ermini, who moved from the United States to Mexico City two years ago and now works as a chef at Anatol Restaurant. “On Saturdays and Sundays the parks are filled with children playing, families having long lunches together, [and] late family walks after dinner.”

Both the nation’s largest city and its capital, Mexico City – or DF, as it’s often called, short for Distrito Federal (Federal District) – has diverse neighbourhoods that range from fast-paced to laid-back. “You can be in Polanco living with all the amenities and dining and shopping of any luxury city,” Ermini said. “Coyoacán offers an artsy, hippy-like community feel and Roma is like the new Brooklyn, with speakeasy places, small boutiques and vintage stores.”

About 24km south of the city centre, Xochimilco captures some of the region’s more historic aspects, including its Aztec-era floating gardens, a traditional market and colonial-era houses and churches.

Zurich, Switzerland

Much like Luxembourg, Switzerland attracts expats interested in the country’s banking industry and financial markets. Zurich, in particular, draws a diverse mix of Swiss German, Swiss French and Swiss Italians, along with other nationalities – and almost everyone speaks English.

“The city has a very high standard of living, so most expats are very comfortable here,” said Gayle Cotton, a former Zurich expat who visits frequently and is the author of the book Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication.“In addition, there is a great support system for parents with children, and the schools and medical treatment are excellent.”

Residing in downtown Zurich is expensive, so most expats live in the neighbourhoods near Lake Zurich, such as Kilchberg, Thalwil, Horgen, Zolikon and Meilin. “Commuting to the city is easy with the efficient public transportation of trains, tram and buses,” Cotton said. While making friends here can be challenging due to the formality of the business community and the private nature of Swiss Germans, in particular, the friendships that expats do make can last a lifetime.

New York City, United States

The US ranked fifth overall on the list of best countries for expats, thanks in part to its citizens’ friendliness and the abundance of entertainment options. Most expats reported finding plenty of career opportunities and felt they were able to fit in easily. And New York City – with its diverse population and countless cultural opportunities – is a big draw.

“New York is very energetic and very exciting,” said Mish Slade, a former resident who moved to the city from London in 2012 and writes the Making It Anywhere blog. “There's a particular feeling you get that's unlike anywhere else.” Residents have a get-stuff-done attitude that translates into working hard and also finding adventurous recreational opportunities. “It's a lot more of a let's-make-cool-stuff-happen attitude than a lot of the other cities we've lived in, which have a more let’s-see-if-cool-stuff-happens vibe,” Slade said.  

The cost of housing does give many potential expats pause, as the city is the most expensive place to live in the US. Yet residents find they can save money on food (“eating out can be really cheap and really good!” Slade said), and by skipping the costs of owning a car in favour of the efficient, easy and affordable subway.

Though New York is fast-paced, those looking for a less frenetic neighbourhood feel might head to the Upper West Side or Park Slope in Brooklyn. Among the eight neighbourhoods she has lived in, Slade preferred the East Village. “In terms of food and location, the East Village is superb – it’s easy to get anywhere useful from there,” she said. The West Village, meanwhile, is packed with restaurants and boutiques and maintains a laid-back neighbourhood feel.

Lunar New Year: Asia's

More than a billion people around the world are preparing to celebrate Lunar New Year – a festival steeped in tradition and symbolism.

 

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

 

A Photographer Who Isn’t a Fan of Sunsets

When photographer Stefano Unterthiner posted a photo of a sunset on Instagram with this caption: “I’m not a big fan of sunsets, but yesterday evening was very special! The sky above my home in #Italy #valledaosta.” The reaction was mixed.  The photo received over 400,000 likes, but many of the thousands of comments on the image called him out on his proclaimed disdain for the setting of our solar system’s trusty star.

 

  • Here are some examples:
  • Don’t be dumb. Everyone loves a good sunset.”
  • Usually not a big fan of sunsets, said no one ever except for this guy.”
  • That’s like not liking the Beatles …”
  • I bet you’re not a fan of many things.”
  • Grrrrrr this sunset is making me so angry, puppies, newborns, and kittens are all the same …”
  • wtf???”

Unterthiner wanted to explain himself, explain why he chose to post that particular image. “I was amazed by the shape of the clouds and the blue spot on the right corner. It was a balance of dark color, shape, and composition.”

In pictures: The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards finalists

February 24, 2015 -  The 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards today announces the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth categories.

Recognising and rewarding the world’s best contemporary photography from the last year, the 2015 competition received the highest number of entries in its eight year history – 173,444 images from 171 countries – and a 24% increase on 2014.

Speaking about the shortlisted images, Astrid Merget Motsenigos, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation and organiser of the awards said: 

“The sole purpose of the Sony World Photography Awards is to celebrate and appreciate the talented artists working in the photographic industry.  Once again, the shortlist demonstrates the vibrancy, diversity and skill of both today’s established photographers and, as importantly, the growing army of citizen photographers for whom the awards offer unpreceded exposure and opportunity.

“The record number of entries gave our expert panel of judges a monumental task but we are incredibly proud to present to you a shortlist which truly showcases some of the world’s best photography.” 

The shortlisted photographers for all categories are listed below and names included are both new and familiar to the competition.  Those recognised again by the awards include: Peter Franck (Germany); Donald Webber (Canada); Amit Madheshiya (India); Brent Stirton (South Africa); Simon Norfolk (UK), Fan Li (China) and Massimo Siragusa (Italy).  New names include Julia Fullerton-Batten (UK) and Sebastian Gil Miranda (France).  

Those in the awards’ Professional categories will now compete for a $25,000 prize and the coveted L’Iris d’Or/ Photographer of the Year title.  The recipient, along with the winners of the Professional categories, overall Youth and Student winners plus the Open Photographer of the Year, who receives a $5,000 prize, will all be announced at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on Thursday 23 April.  All winners will receive the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

The winning and shortlisted images will go on show at Somerset House, London from 24 April – 10 May and published in the 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.  The images will be printed by theprintspace, WPO's Official Exhibition Printer.  The exhibition will also include an intimate display of still images, books and films by Elliott Erwitt, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.

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