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Colombian Market

Colombian Cartagena


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I wanted to let you all know I will be hosting a free Webinar tomorrow over at Macphun. I will actually be hosting a series of them and tomorrow is the first. According to the webinar description…

Justin Balog takes you on an exciting photographic adventure through the Panama Canal.

Along the way, he’ll share some amazing stories with his unique brand of folksy humor, talk about his travel and image post-processing thoughts and techniques. Don’t miss this special event!

Click Here for details and registration.

Today’s Photo Although this isn’t the Panama Canal, it is one of the stops along the way. This is the view of a local Colombian Market in the port city of Cartagena. It is also a photograph I made while working on my new project that I should be announcing soon. Hopefully by next week. Thanks again for visiting and bearing with me as I work my way through this new project.

Sunset In Panama


As I continue to evolve HOSSedia into the ‘Journal For Good’ that I have envisioned, I will be hosting a series of free webinars over at Macphun. The first one is titled, ‘Navigating The Panama Canal with Macphun’. It will be on May 13th @ 5pm PST, so mark your calendars. It will be a fun look at the software as I share tips and tails of the high seas.

Until then, I will keep plugging along on my quest for good news. Thanks again for hanging in there as I continue on my quest.


Celebrate Ten Years Of Flickr With Me!


Slowly but surely, things are cooking along here. The new book should be out in a month, and with any luck I should have everything dialed in. Until then, I would like to invite you along on a photo walk with me. It’s free, here in Denver and I promise it will be fun. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Also, I will show you exactly how I made this photo. I photographed it last night along the exact route the photo walk will be following.

Click Here for all the details.


Howdy! I made this image a few days back. It’s one of the places I always visit, and mean to stop and make a photo, but never do. Well, this time I turned around and made the time. I’m glad I did. Beyond that, this image also provided some insight into where HOSSedia is headed. No, not a decaying old website. In this world of bits, bytes and memes the idea of craft is being ignored. Heck, it’s being neglected. I hope to restore the ideal of the craftsman, at least in some circles, with the launch of the new HOSSedia. Let the media revolution begin!

Oh yeah, for the photographers out there, I put the finishing touches on this image with our Lightroom presets. Pick up the ‘Complete Collection‘ and you can have them all right now! Plus you will help me cover these friggin’ hosting fees. They are expensive!

Found In The Mountain’s of Colorado

Mount Evans Mountain Goat

Howdy everyone!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I took a deep dive in the my archives and found this guy. I photographed him up at 14,000 feet on Mt. Evans here in Colorado. IF you are ever visiting or need more information about this location, let me know. I would be happy to share it with you. If you are interested in the setup, I was using one of my favorite walk around lenses, the Nikon 18-200. What a treasure, and a cheap treasure compared to ‘pro glass’…whatever that means?

Site Update I feel like I’m steering a massive ship right now. When I started HOSSedia long ago, my ultimate dream was for it to be Journal For Good. Over the years I have met some amazing people, many of which have shared their own story about how this site has changed their lives and inspired them to pursue their own creativity. I am humbled by those stories. This weekend I decided that HOSSedia will be the platform for the project I started working on at the beginning of this year. HOSSedia will become the Journal For Good I have always envisioned. At this point, nothing is certain. The project is vast, but I believe in it. It isn’t something I can do alone. I will be reaching out to friends along the way. All that being said, steering a massive ship is slow going so please bear with me as I try to navigate the high seas of ‘Doing Some Good’.