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About Me

Hi. My name is Laura Brunow Miner.

I do things:

I blog about photography, community editorial, design, the internet, media, art, people-powered websites, and less than 2% foodfuntravelcatswaterkayakingwhiskeyhammocksmoviesother.

You can contact me at laura (at) pictorymag.com.

(photo by Mark Lobo)

Photo by Craig Mod, taken at 2010 Do Lectures.

Click through and read more about Craig’s experience of this inspiring “conference” retreat event.

Photo by Craig Mod, taken at 2010 Do Lectures.

Click through and read more about Craig’s experience of this inspiring “conference” retreat event.

kristinamoto:

Vacationers at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX
Follow the Phoot Camp blog to see everyone’s work.

kristinamoto:

Vacationers at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX

Follow the Phoot Camp blog to see everyone’s work.

marklobo:

This is a photo of Dan Busta, a great photographer doing his thing.   White Sands, New Mexico has one of those incredible landscapes that has you questioning whether you are actually there.
I was fortunate enough to visit white sands twice on my trip to Phootcamp, both at different times of the day.  Here is a shot from the second time we visited: www.flickr.com/photos/g205/5806106651/
Follow the Phoot Camp blog on Tumblr to see everyone’s work.www.marklobo.com.au

marklobo:

This is a photo of Dan Busta, a great photographer doing his thing. White Sands, New Mexico has one of those incredible landscapes that has you questioning whether you are actually there.

I was fortunate enough to visit white sands twice on my trip to Phootcamp, both at different times of the day. Here is a shot from the second time we visited: www.flickr.com/photos/g205/5806106651/

Follow the Phoot Camp blog on Tumblr to see everyone’s work.

www.marklobo.com.au

Visitor from Above by Jason deCaires Taylor

"Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it "one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world," according to a museum statement.

In doing so, Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year.

"That puts a lot of pressure on the existing reefs," Taylor told National Geographic News. "So part of this project is to actually discharge those people away from the natural reefs and bring them to an area of artificial reefs.’"

Visitor from Above by Jason deCaires Taylor

"Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it "one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world," according to a museum statement.

In doing so, Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year.

"That puts a lot of pressure on the existing reefs," Taylor told National Geographic News. "So part of this project is to actually discharge those people away from the natural reefs and bring them to an area of artificial reefs.’"

One of my favorites from the last showcase.
pictoryblog:

One day I will write a song for Giulliano. It will tell of how easy it is to be his best friend. The quiet build-up will be about the times when we talk about feelings and the future … 

— By Rico Moran (from “Platonic Love Stories”)

View large & read the whole story

One of my favorites from the last showcase.

pictoryblog:

One day I will write a song for Giulliano. It will tell of how easy it is to be his best friend. The quiet build-up will be about the times when we talk about feelings and the future …

— By Rico Moran (from “Platonic Love Stories”)

View large & read the whole story

Last Day for Eat Retreat Applications!

From my other tumblelog, pictoryblog:

As you may know, I’ve teamed up with some friends in the sustainable food industry here in SF to put together a food version of Phoot Camp called Eat Retreat. It will basically be a 30 person weekend workshop on a ranch in Sonoma where we trade ingredients and ideas, forage for ingredients, roast a wild boar, etc.

Know someone who’s a leader in the food community? Please pass the info along!

Info page:
http://eatretreat.net/blog/text/12

Application page:
http://eatretreat.net/how-to-apply

Thanks,
LBM

Excited to Announce Eat Retreat!

Remember Phoot Camp? I’m excited to announce a collaboration with some friends in the food industry: Eat Retreat, a weekend workshop focused on food. Apply by 1/31!

From pictoryblog:

Will I ever get over the pull I feel to both of these places?

— By Sara Ferguson (from “Note to Self”)

View large & read the whole story

From pictoryblog:

Will I ever get over the pull I feel to both of these places?

— By Sara Ferguson (from “Note to Self”)

View large & read the whole story

Celebrating a Year of Learning from You

Today is Pictory’s first birthday! Here’s a note I wrote yesterday on the pictoryblog:

364 days ago, I launched Pictory. I’d put months of sweat and savings into it and over-thought every inch. Take it from me — getting hundreds of thousands of hits in the first few days of a solo startup feels like standing on a football field as a stadium full of people turns to look at you. Despite my initial, well, embarrassment, I was elated. I knew then that this thing I’d put so much into was actually going to work; people were interested in submitting and reading photo stories.

It’s been wonderful. I love the work. I love the stories that people share. I love being the person who gets to fiddle and tinker and edit them into tidy packages. I love it when they make me cry, or laugh, or start to figure grief out. I love seeing people submit over and over again. I love people. I love working with mega-talented guest designers, curators, and editors. I love photographs, and always have.

It’s also been tough. Anyone who tells you that it’s easy to make a living from an online publication is either lying or knows something I don’t. My husband and I have had countless conversations about the possible angles we could come at this, the ways we could make it work. Every time, I stubbornly held on to this ad model: big, beautiful photo-based ads with the designer and photographer of the ad credited. I believed if I could pull that off, I could make a home for great advertising on the web.

I still believe it, and I’m endlessly appreciative of Levi’s for being the first sponsor to think I might be right. There’s a lot of things that my readers and the impressive women in this showcase have figured out that I don’t. But I’ve been lucky enough to learn from their dogged commitment to their passions. So here’s to a new day one.

From the brand new pictoryblog:

My best friend Lili held this sign for me when I ran the NYC Marathon, my first. I’d had a tough year, but Lili had lived through a nearly impossible one.  … 

— By Christopher Butler (from “Secrets of Inspiring Women”)

View large & read the whole story

From the brand new pictoryblog:

My best friend Lili held this sign for me when I ran the NYC Marathon, my first. I’d had a tough year, but Lili had lived through a nearly impossible one. …

— By Christopher Butler (from “Secrets of Inspiring Women”)

View large & read the whole story

Pictoryblog - A companion reader to Pictory

I’ve just started a new Tumblr! You should follow for more photography related content from me.

Suradita Village, West Java, Indonesia. Children playing with their roosters. Actually it was not a real cockfight because the roosters didn’t wear blades on their feet. Children like to play this game because they almost never have toys in their life. (Photo and caption by Ario Wibisono)

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Alan Taylor did a brilliant job curating the National Geographic Photo Contest on the Big Picture blog. Stunned by the images! This one is my favorite.

Suradita Village, West Java, Indonesia. Children playing with their roosters. Actually it was not a real cockfight because the roosters didn’t wear blades on their feet. Children like to play this game because they almost never have toys in their life. (Photo and caption by Ario Wibisono)

_____

Alan Taylor did a brilliant job curating the National Geographic Photo Contest on the Big Picture blog. Stunned by the images! This one is my favorite.

About Me

Hi. My name is Laura Brunow Miner.

I do things:

I blog about photography, community editorial, design, the internet, media, art, people-powered websites, and less than 2% foodfuntravelcatswaterkayakingwhiskeyhammocksmoviesother.

You can contact me at laura (at) pictorymag.com.

(photo by Mark Lobo)

Photo by Craig Mod, taken at 2010 Do Lectures.

Click through and read more about Craig’s experience of this inspiring “conference” retreat event.

Photo by Craig Mod, taken at 2010 Do Lectures.

Click through and read more about Craig’s experience of this inspiring “conference” retreat event.

kristinamoto:

Vacationers at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX
Follow the Phoot Camp blog to see everyone’s work.

kristinamoto:

Vacationers at El Cosmico in Marfa, TX

Follow the Phoot Camp blog to see everyone’s work.

marklobo:

This is a photo of Dan Busta, a great photographer doing his thing.   White Sands, New Mexico has one of those incredible landscapes that has you questioning whether you are actually there.
I was fortunate enough to visit white sands twice on my trip to Phootcamp, both at different times of the day.  Here is a shot from the second time we visited: www.flickr.com/photos/g205/5806106651/
Follow the Phoot Camp blog on Tumblr to see everyone’s work.www.marklobo.com.au

marklobo:

This is a photo of Dan Busta, a great photographer doing his thing. White Sands, New Mexico has one of those incredible landscapes that has you questioning whether you are actually there.

I was fortunate enough to visit white sands twice on my trip to Phootcamp, both at different times of the day. Here is a shot from the second time we visited: www.flickr.com/photos/g205/5806106651/

Follow the Phoot Camp blog on Tumblr to see everyone’s work.

www.marklobo.com.au

Visitor from Above by Jason deCaires Taylor

"Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it "one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world," according to a museum statement.

In doing so, Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year.

"That puts a lot of pressure on the existing reefs," Taylor told National Geographic News. "So part of this project is to actually discharge those people away from the natural reefs and bring them to an area of artificial reefs.’"

Visitor from Above by Jason deCaires Taylor

"Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it "one of the largest and most ambitious underwater attractions in the world," according to a museum statement.

In doing so, Taylor hopes the reefs, which are already stressed by marine pollution, warming waters, and overfishing, can catch a break from the approximately 750,000 tourists who visit local reefs each year.

"That puts a lot of pressure on the existing reefs," Taylor told National Geographic News. "So part of this project is to actually discharge those people away from the natural reefs and bring them to an area of artificial reefs.’"

Love this series of bloggers working from Gabriela Herman — especially the one above of Scanwiches.

Love this series of bloggers working from Gabriela Herman — especially the one above of Scanwiches.

One of my favorites from the last showcase.
pictoryblog:

One day I will write a song for Giulliano. It will tell of how easy it is to be his best friend. The quiet build-up will be about the times when we talk about feelings and the future … 

— By Rico Moran (from “Platonic Love Stories”)

View large & read the whole story

One of my favorites from the last showcase.

pictoryblog:

One day I will write a song for Giulliano. It will tell of how easy it is to be his best friend. The quiet build-up will be about the times when we talk about feelings and the future …

— By Rico Moran (from “Platonic Love Stories”)

View large & read the whole story

Last Day for Eat Retreat Applications!

From my other tumblelog, pictoryblog:

As you may know, I’ve teamed up with some friends in the sustainable food industry here in SF to put together a food version of Phoot Camp called Eat Retreat. It will basically be a 30 person weekend workshop on a ranch in Sonoma where we trade ingredients and ideas, forage for ingredients, roast a wild boar, etc.

Know someone who’s a leader in the food community? Please pass the info along!

Info page:
http://eatretreat.net/blog/text/12

Application page:
http://eatretreat.net/how-to-apply

Thanks,
LBM

Excited to Announce Eat Retreat!

Remember Phoot Camp? I’m excited to announce a collaboration with some friends in the food industry: Eat Retreat, a weekend workshop focused on food. Apply by 1/31!

From pictoryblog:

Will I ever get over the pull I feel to both of these places?

— By Sara Ferguson (from “Note to Self”)

View large & read the whole story

From pictoryblog:

Will I ever get over the pull I feel to both of these places?

— By Sara Ferguson (from “Note to Self”)

View large & read the whole story

Celebrating a Year of Learning from You

Today is Pictory’s first birthday! Here’s a note I wrote yesterday on the pictoryblog:

364 days ago, I launched Pictory. I’d put months of sweat and savings into it and over-thought every inch. Take it from me — getting hundreds of thousands of hits in the first few days of a solo startup feels like standing on a football field as a stadium full of people turns to look at you. Despite my initial, well, embarrassment, I was elated. I knew then that this thing I’d put so much into was actually going to work; people were interested in submitting and reading photo stories.

It’s been wonderful. I love the work. I love the stories that people share. I love being the person who gets to fiddle and tinker and edit them into tidy packages. I love it when they make me cry, or laugh, or start to figure grief out. I love seeing people submit over and over again. I love people. I love working with mega-talented guest designers, curators, and editors. I love photographs, and always have.

It’s also been tough. Anyone who tells you that it’s easy to make a living from an online publication is either lying or knows something I don’t. My husband and I have had countless conversations about the possible angles we could come at this, the ways we could make it work. Every time, I stubbornly held on to this ad model: big, beautiful photo-based ads with the designer and photographer of the ad credited. I believed if I could pull that off, I could make a home for great advertising on the web.

I still believe it, and I’m endlessly appreciative of Levi’s for being the first sponsor to think I might be right. There’s a lot of things that my readers and the impressive women in this showcase have figured out that I don’t. But I’ve been lucky enough to learn from their dogged commitment to their passions. So here’s to a new day one.

From the brand new pictoryblog:

My best friend Lili held this sign for me when I ran the NYC Marathon, my first. I’d had a tough year, but Lili had lived through a nearly impossible one.  … 

— By Christopher Butler (from “Secrets of Inspiring Women”)

View large & read the whole story

From the brand new pictoryblog:

My best friend Lili held this sign for me when I ran the NYC Marathon, my first. I’d had a tough year, but Lili had lived through a nearly impossible one. …

— By Christopher Butler (from “Secrets of Inspiring Women”)

View large & read the whole story

Pictoryblog - A companion reader to Pictory

I’ve just started a new Tumblr! You should follow for more photography related content from me.

Suradita Village, West Java, Indonesia. Children playing with their roosters. Actually it was not a real cockfight because the roosters didn’t wear blades on their feet. Children like to play this game because they almost never have toys in their life. (Photo and caption by Ario Wibisono)

_____

Alan Taylor did a brilliant job curating the National Geographic Photo Contest on the Big Picture blog. Stunned by the images! This one is my favorite.

Suradita Village, West Java, Indonesia. Children playing with their roosters. Actually it was not a real cockfight because the roosters didn’t wear blades on their feet. Children like to play this game because they almost never have toys in their life. (Photo and caption by Ario Wibisono)

_____

Alan Taylor did a brilliant job curating the National Geographic Photo Contest on the Big Picture blog. Stunned by the images! This one is my favorite.

About Me
Last Day for Eat Retreat Applications!
Excited to Announce Eat Retreat!
Celebrating a Year of Learning from You

About:

Laura Brunow Miner, founder of Pictory and Phoot Camp, loves photography.

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