How to download all your personal photos and posts from Facebook

So you’ve been posting to Facebook for the last 4.5 years and you’d like a copy of all your photos (probably because that’s the only place they exist…) Or you want a record of all your timeline posts, comments or …

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Facebook Strategies: How to promote your own content and stop promoting Facebook (or how to USE FB instead of FB using YOU)

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While Facebook continues to be the most used and important social network of all time, an increasing number of users are getting disillusioned or fed up with some of the changes that the site has been implementing recently. Whether it’s …

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Mission Santa Barbara

Here’s a photo I took of Mission Santa Barbara right after I finished my course in Architectural Photography at the Brooks Institute. The photo was taken with a Nikon D600 and utilizes several different exposures, hand blended as separate …

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Turmeric smoothie recipe

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Turmeric – an ancient spice with many great health benefits

Turmeric is an amazingly delicious spice with fantastic health benefits, not least of which is that it’s one of the very best anti-inflammatory substances available right from nature. What …

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Those weird blue things on the beach

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Valella valella

This is what’s been washing up on California beaches lately.

The other day I was lying out on the beach near San Luis Obispo, CA, enjoying the hot sun, when I noticed what looked like some girls wristbands floating the …

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TBT – Throwback Thursday

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Me in Mazatlan, Mexico. Aug 9, 2003

I’m gonna phase out uploading photos to Facebook and instead host them on my own blog and post the link in FB when I want to update my status there. Here’s my entry …

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Downtown Napa, CA – 1 week after the quake

I took a drive through the Napa Valley on Saturday August 30, just 1 week after the 6.0 earthquake that hit this region on August 24, 2014. Apparently this was the largest quake to hit northern California in 25 years.  …

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Photo Essay: A little bit of San Francisco in LA’s Angelino Heights

Not far above winding and bustling Sunset Blvd., which snakes its way through LA’s eclectic Echo Park neighborhood, the few blocks around Carroll Avenue boasts “The highest concentration of Victorian era homes in Los Angeles”.  Actually located in the little …

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Photo Session: Costume Designer Susanna Puisto

Susanna Puisto
Susanna Puisto

Susanna Puisto – Costume Designer

I recently shot some publicity photos for my friend Susanna Puisto at her home in Glendale, CA. Susanna is a successful costume designer from Finland, who’s been working in Hollywood for many years and has …

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