Monthly Archives: January 2014

Stumbled on this image of me teaching “app stacking” in Brazil at the mobile conference two years ago.

Can’t wait to continue teaching on the power of mobile photography and community at this years MACWORLD @macworldexpo.

This image really reminds me how far things have grown since I started using my cell phone camera.
Thanks @mobilemasters, @marcolina, @jackhollingsworth look forward to sharing a stage with you. Image by @simplesleo #macworld2014

This is what I am most looking forward to when I go back to the Philippines this coming Monday!

Yes, the faces are cute, their laughs are like music and their joy is palpable, however, the best thing about the Filipino that I encountered on Bantayan Island is their constant desire to hold my hand at all times.

When I didn’t have enough hands for all the kids, each child would grab my individual fingers. 10 fingers, 10 kids. Makes it had to take photos!

Their little embraces as we walked gave me the sensation of pure joy and love.

I am so pumped to be traveling back! #givelight, #WOL

Who says white men can’t jump? I got some serious #instajump air on Bantayan island. Image by Monica Pagcaliwagan.

The submissions for our vintage old school cameras meets new school mobile master edits have been amazing so far.

To me one of the best photographers Instagram is @koci. Richard is actually 100% responsible for showing me the potential of mobile photography.

I am so happy to be speaking at this years @macworldexpo and hope to finally meet Richard.

@koci was in last year’s @MobileMasters ebook as well as @italianbrother and @christianjsweet to name a few.

To inspire and motivate you, Mobile Masters is now free and AppAlchemy has been reduced 33 percent! Go to itunes and download your copy today.

In conjunction with that Macworld Mobile Masters Event and Contest our amazing #jj community has been asked to create a editing challenge!

The rules are simple: click on the dropbox link in the bio above and download as many of the images you want to manipulate and edit. You can use one image, combine images, create collages, make Diptics etc. Sky is the limit and the focus is on creativity and visual appeal. Each participant can submit up to five final images.

Four winning images will be selected and used to represent our #jj community at the conference and displayed during my presentation. Each winning image and creator will be featured in the 2014 Mobile Masters Contest ebook. And finally, each winner will also be provided a free ticket to attend Macworld/iWorld workshop and conference. A $300+ Value each!

Tag all final submissions to: #jj_mobilemaster_challenge.

Deadline for submissions is March 8th.

Really proud to have been interviewed by Passion Passport on my most resent trip to the Philippines to help with super typhoon #haiyan relief efforts.

Please consider check out my most resent interview @passionpassport.

The article is all about the ups and downs of my disaster relief effort in for typhoon #hiyan.

Click the direct link in my bio page @kevinkuster to read the feature. Or got to passionpassport.com. The link below the picture is NOT a love link.

Thanks @passionpassport for all the support and opportunity.

Glory all around

Sometime walking and looking up at the sametime can be inspiring! #lookuptoday

Vintage old school cameras meets new school @mobilemasters edits.

I am honored to be speaking at this years Macwold/iWorld conference, March 27-29, San Francisco, CA.

In conjunction with that Macworld Mobile Masters Event and Contest our amazing #jj community has been asked to create a editing challenge!

The rules are simple: click on the dropbox link in the bio above in Josh’s feed and download as many of the images you want to manipulate and edit. You can use one image, combine images, create collages, make Diptics etc. Sky is the limit and the focus is on creativity and visual appeal. Each participant can submit up to five final images.

Here is a quick look at one of the images that has already been submitted to the contest.

Photographer:@ignatiusdaniel_gi.
Tag: #jj_mobilemaster_challenge.

Four winning images will be selected and used to represent our #jj community at the conference and displayed during my presentation. Each winning image and creator will be featured in the 2014 @mobilemaster’s contest ebook! And finally, each winner will also be provided a free ticket to attend Macworld/iWorld workshop and conference. A $300+ Value each!

Tag all final submissions to: #jj_mobilemaster_challenge.

Deadline for submissions is March 8th.

To inspire and motivate you, Mobile Masters is now FREE and AppAlchemy has been reduced 33 percent! Go to itunes and download your copy today. These are the best iPads/ebooks
on the market!

For more information on the Macworldiwold.com

On Monday I announced a really exciting editing challenge. I am calling it…Vintage old school cameras meets new school mobile master edits. Original post is an image of several vintage cameras.

I am honored to be speaking at this years Macwold/iWorld conference, March 27-29, San Francisco, CA.

In conjunction with that Macworld Mobile Masters Event and Contest our amazing #jj community has been asked to create a editing challenge!

The rules are simple: click on the dropbox link in the bio above and download as many of the images you want to manipulate and edit. You can use one image, combine images, create collages, make Diptics etc. Sky is the limit and the focus is on creativity and visual appeal. Each participant can submit up to five final images.

Four winning images will be selected and used to represent our #jj community at the conference and displayed during my presentation. Each winning image and creator will be featured in the 2014 Mobile Masters Contest ebook! And finally, each winner will also be provided a free ticket to attend Macworld/iWorld workshop and conference. A $300+ Value each!

Tag all final submissions to: #jj_mobilemaster_challenge.

Deadline for submissions is March 8th.

To inspire and motivate you, Mobile Masters is now FREE and AppAlchemy has been reduced 33 percent! Go to itunes and download your copy today. iPad and ebooks only not available for iPhones.

Images by:
@lovepaperplane @urbanmuser @marcolina and shinna Umetsu, Paul J. Toussaint

For more information go to MacWorldiWorld.com

I am SO sorry for my sons future children.

I can just hear it now…”I had to walk to school everyday…In the cold and snow…Up hills…Both ways!

Ahh the joys of being a parent when you child doesn’t want to go to school after having a day off!

I want to invite all you to a great editing challenge with fantastic prizes!

I am calling it…Vintage old school cameras meets new school mobile master edits.

I am honored to be speaking at this years Macwold/iWorld conference, March 27-29, San Francisco, CA.

In conjunction with that Macworld Mobile Masters Event and Contest the amazing #jj community has been asked to create a editing challenge!

The rules are simple: click on the dropbox link in the bio above and download as many of the images you want to manipulate and edit. You can use one image, combine images, create collages, make Diptics etc. Sky is the limit and the focus is on creativity and visual appeal. Each participant can submit up to five final images.

Four winning images will be selected and used to represent our #jj community at the conference and displayed during my presentation. Each winning image and creator will be featured in the 2014 Mobile Masters Contest ebook! And finally, each winner will also be provided a free ticket to attend Macworld/iWorld workshop and conference. A $300+ Value each!

Tag all final submissions to: #jj_mobilemaster_challenge.

Deadline for submissions is March 8th.

To inspire and motivate you, Mobile Masters is now FREE and AppAlchemy has been reduced 33 percent! Go to itunes and download your copy today.

I said it last year and will say it again, these are the two BEST iPad books on mobile photography I have ever seen. The creator of these two iPad books, @marcolina, is a wonderful teacher and packs so much into these outstanding resources.

For more information on the Macworld Mobile Masters Event and Contest go to http://bit.ly/mmproof

As I was photographing several young children on Bantayan Island, this women came out of her tent to observe all of the laughter and fun. When I motioned to take her picture and said the words “beautiful” she became as child like as the children I had just been photographing.

No matter want age, or life experience every person wants to be recognized, noticed and seen as beautiful both inside and out.

Today, cut your own path. #sayswho

While teaching my son where Kenya and the Philippines are located on a the globe, we took a little time to make a dad and son movie. I think this is how Steven Speilberg began his creative journey as a child.

Something things never stop being fun. #battleship

Although most portrait photographer’s prefer to shoot shallow depth of field portraits. (Meaning they blur the background.) I love shooting deep focus environmental portraits to create a sense of story telling.

Shot this image of @joshjohnson in NYC as we were waiting to ride the subway to our @fiatusa event.

Josh is always very cooperative subject even when we were running 30 minutes late! Hey the light was good and I wanted to get my shot.

Cleaning up.

This young Filipino boy pulls a broken branch to the village dump. The thick white smoke billowing from various fires around the dump created a impenetrable barrier of visibility.

I will be returning to the Philippines in February and I am looking forward to seeing the children I befriended on Ilin Island again.

I will be traveling to Kenya, Africa next month and partnering with the Kenya Children’s foundation.

Really excited about the trip since it will be my first time in Africa.

We will be in Nairobi and working specifically in Dandora.

If there are any local photographer, videographers or instagramers wanting to help me and @watts_of_love, I would love to communicate with you!

Asante na Natarajia kuzungumza na wewe na kufanya kazi kwa pamoja wakati mwingine.

Thanks so much.

con·tem·pla·tion

The action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time.

Just received a shipment of our solar lights, backpacks and wristbands with our new logo on them.

Yep, getting ready to travel again!
Where are we going?
Back to the Philippines and then to Kenya.

Cue the Lion King theme song.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa sibenyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa wabami sibabaaaaa enyaaaaaaa yaaaaaaaaaaa!

Moments before Robert Johnson sealed his fate.

Breath in. Breath out. Edit by me. Image by my good friend @dramsphoto. David is a truly great artist. Check his feed out. Thanks Dave, you have inspired me for years!

Getting shots today with my sister at the CDC for our travel to the Philippines and Kenya. Fun times!

As I currently freeze in Chicago with our -13 below temps, I am reminded of how shelter from the blazing sun was so rare and difficult for the people of Bantaya Island. Most of the trees on the island were destroyed by typhoon #Haiyan.

This boy was lucky enough to find a single standing tree and he added two torn piece of wood to increase the shade for a little comfort.

Fisherman from the Baod fishing village leans on one of the few ships that wasn’t destroy when typhoon #haiyan hit.

This ain’t no white snowman and he sure isn’t jolly right now.

Although I have never touched a witches breast before, it can’t be colder than this!

#holycrapitscold