Telluride Photo Festival Wrap-up

Telluride Photo Festival Wrap-up

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First things first: last week we broadcast two presentations live from the Telluride Photo Festival to the PhotoShelter Facebook page taking comments and questions from viewers on our Twitter stream. It was a great experiment that resulted in a lot of interesting conversation.

But if you missed the live action, you’re in luck! As promised here are the recorded videos from those live streams*, enjoy.

*please bear with us through a few minor audio glitches.

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with PhotoShelter CEO, Allen Murabayashi

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with VP of Marketing, Andrew Fingerman

And if you want a closer look at the slides, here they are:
“Like” us on Facebook and catch the next stream live! 

And check out more of our videos and presentations on the PhotoShelter Vimeo page.

Now that we have that out of the way, can I just express how awesome a town Telluride is? Granted it was off-season, but the color of the leaves and natural beauty is ineffable. I had originally rented a little compact car to get from Denver to Telluride, but Andrew convinced me to upgrade to the SUV. When we had a little free time, we did some exploring, and as we drove up the dirt paved switchbacks up a few mountainsides, I was glad we had 4-wheel drive. Those Chinese tourist wish they had the SUV.

Of course, being two miles up isn’t easy for us city boys. We both were winded climbing up a flight of stairs to the parking lot, and I woke up constantly during the night because I couldn’t breathe. That’s some thin air.

We grabbed some grub with Apple’s Martin Gisborne who did a couple of seminars on Aperture, which is a very cool piece of software. We shared a drink with Rob Haggart of aphotoeditor, who lives nearby in Durango. We caught up with Charlie Borland, who was leading a seminar on “Setting Up Your Own Outdoor and Nature Photography Business.” And we saw the great George Lepp talk about panoramics and how he approaches them. If you ever get a chance to see his gigapan of Mount Rushmore, you’ll be in awe.

Hope to see you there next year!

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Allen Murabayashi is the co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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