Return guest Alan Shapiro continues our discussion on creativity, getting rid of numbness, finding and expressing your story and how routine helps him unleash his creative spark. In Alan’s own words: Passionate, award-winning photographer. Advertising Chief Creative Officer, too I grew up on the creative side of the advertising world, working with clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways. Along the way, I've had the pleasure of working with many, many talented photographers, directors and content creators. I became envious of their art and craft. At first, I saw it as a means of reducing my stress-filled life. As a Chief Creative Officer at the world's largest Advertising Agency Network, I needed a distraction. A friend gave me a camera. Then I bought another. And then another. My new hobby and daily "creative exercise regimen" quickly turned into a joy-filled and all consuming passion. Then my first photo client called. Then another. And then, many more. Lockheed Martin, GM, Cadillac, Apple, Ritz Carlton, Bose, Scholastic,... I love talking to all sorts of people and seem to have a knack for getting them to open up and share themselves despite the intrusion and intimidation that a serious-looking camera often represents. I like finding and sharing things I find. Beautiful things. Powerful things. Poignant things. I also enjoy taking something ordinary and making it something well beyond that. Illustration and painting are other passions and I love creating unique "painted" photographs and photocompositions inspired by the Renaissance Masters. My work hangs in corporate and private collections. It graces retail environments, editorial spreads, TV show sets and has been featured on products from housewares to clothing to puzzles. Happiness. https://www.alanshapirophotography.com/
The Secrets and Future of Science Communication Education, with Alan Shapiro
In this episode of SciChat.fm, we chat with Alan Shapiro Science Slam, teaching science communication, juggling all the hats of a millenial freelancer, and the past and future of science communication. We dive into why science bar nights have become so popular, and the important role they play in the science communication landscape. We also talk about Alan's work as an instructor of sustainable business and science communication at BCIT and dive deep into what makes for successful science communication education. We also chat about Alan's medium article Looking Back: A Decade of Canadian Science Communication and where he sees the future of the science communication industry going.Check out Alan on Twitter at @watercomm and on LinkedIn.Alan Shapiro is a Water and Sustainability Consultant, the Director of waterNEXT, the Principal at Shapiro & Company, an Instructor at BCIT School of Business + Media, an Advisor CSI Climate Ventures, and one of the founders of science Slam.Host Koby Michaels has been communicating science since accidentally joining The Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper, in 2014. During his time at the paper, Koby founded the science section, serving as the section's editor for two years. Koby has written and produced science journalism for The Ubyssey, WBUR, The Tyee, Hakai Magazine and NPR. After transitioning to focus on video, Koby has worked with Geering Up UBC and Actua — two of Canada’s leading STEM outreach organizations — producing documentary and education videos from across Canada and the Arctic. Currently, Koby is an associate producer at Avo Media (avomedia.ca). You can creep on Koby and find more of his work at his horrible out of date website kobymichaels.com.
Alan Shapiro is a true creative person. From his day job as a Creative Director for the top Advertising Network to his other day job as a world renowned and sought after photographer, he has helped create some of the world's top brands and given those who know his photography some of the most beautiful and creative moments recorded with a camera. How does one live a life, and make money, as an artist and a brand creator without burning out? You might be surprised with what Alan shares on this episode. He shares how stress and a gift of a camera actually led him to his passion and how teamwork drives his creative life. That was a nugget I was not expecting he would talk about! We dive into how to celebrate life in every moment, how to build a brand and what questions he asks himself to live his best life. Many of our parents told us that art is not a career to be considered because you cannot live on that dream. Alan is proof that is not true but you have to be smart about it and he shares how he developed his creative side. There are a few surprises on this episode as well as Alan and I grew up together and reminisce a bit to celebrate my birthday! Alan Shapiro is a passionate, award-winning photographer. Advertising Chief Creative Officer, too He grew up on the creative side of the advertising world, working with clients of every size and in every category around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways. Along the way, he has had the pleasure of working with many, many talented photographers, directors and content creators. I became envious of their art and craft. At first, he saw it as a means of reducing his stress-filled life. As a Chief Creative Officer at the world's largest Advertising Agency Network, Alan needed a distraction. A friend gave him a camera. Then he bought another. And then another. Alan's new hobby and daily "creative exercise regimen" quickly turned into a joy-filled and all consuming passion. Then a client. And another. And then many more. Lockheed Martin, GM, Cadillac, Apple, Bose, Scholastic… Alan loves talking to all sorts of people and seems to have a knack for getting them to open up and share themselves despite the intrusion and intimidation that a serious-looking camera often represents. He likes finding and sharing things I find. Beautiful things. Powerful things. Poignant things. He doesn't like rules very much. He is incredibly patient and am often rewarded with moments of magic. Alan enjoys taking something ordinary and making it something well beyond that. Illustration and painting are other passions as is creating unique "painted" photographs and photo compositions. One thing led to another and now his work is published, hanging in corporate and private collections and shown in galleries. With two careers he loves. His word to describe is: Happiness. Contact info: alanshapirophotography.com or email@example.com
Alan Shapiro is one of the most inspiring flower photographers that I know. Alan Shapiro and I talk about creativity in flower photography, exercises to stretch your creative muscles and post-processing for flower photography. I also give a lot more details on the upcoming conference. You can watch the interview below or listen to the podcast above. Follow Alan Shapiro Website http://www.alanshapirophotography.com Social media http://www.facebook.com/alanwshapiro http://www.twitter.com/alansphotos http://www.instagram.com/alanshapiro515 http://www.youtube.com/alanshapiro515 The post Creative Flower Photography with Alan Shapiro appeared first on Out of Chicago Photography.
Cider Summit Seattle with Founder - Alan Shapiro and Capitol Cider's Curtis Fenton
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Celebrate summer with Cider! Cider Summit descends upon South Lake Union in September. meet founder Alan Shapiro and local Cider Expert Curtis Fenton of Capitol Cider restaurant/bar on Seattle's Capital Hill at Broadway & Pike Streets.
Alan Shapiro wasn't looking to get involved in cider, being a craft beer enthusiast, one sip at the right time changed his mind and he isn’t looking back. He is founder of the widely popular Cider Summits that takes place currently in 4 major US cities (with a 5th city expected to come on board soon). His roots in libations began taking stock while working as one of the first sales representative for Pete’s Brewing Company ( does Pete's Wicked Ale sound familar?) which helped him cultivate a relationship with Mark Browner, whom he credits with planting the seed for today's Cider Summits. In 2003 he founded SBS Imports and secured the rights to import Aspall Cyder of Suffolk, England . He says after a visit to this legendary cidery in Suffolk, “I had what I call a ‘Wow Moment’ when I realized that cider has more to offer than what I had expected. In 2012 Artisanal Imports of Austin acquired SBS Imports. The first Summit had already taken place two years earlier in 2010. From the start that first Summit was a hit. Alan says he scrambled to get 40 cider products and wasn’t sure what to exactly to expect for crowd size, but when nearly 500 people showed up, it was an obvious success. Since, the locations where this cider festival takes place has expanded to locations in Portland, Chicago and San Francisco. This chat covers the beginnings of Alan's journey to founding Cider Summit, what to expect at the Summit and his take on the current cider market. What to expect at a Cider Summit Souvenair glass for 4 ounce pours Tasting Tokens Usually 100-150 ciders available from 50 cider companies more or less There is a guide that is published a few days before How to attend a Cider Summit? Have a strategy Download the Summit guide that is published a few days before the event. Each festival has a local/regional focus. Go for local ciders. Or specific styles, such as Asturias ciders or French, fruit ciders, hopped ciders. Additional tokens are available for $2/token There is also a VIP ticket too, where attendees can have conversations with the cidermakers attending. There is a bottle to go shop at all the Summits except for Chicago. Cider Summits locations and dates for 2017 All Summits are outdoors events, except for Chicago’s Chicago Saturday February 11th at the Navy Pier San Francisco Saturday April 22nd at the Presidio Portland Friday & Saturday, June 16-17 at Fields Neighborhood Park Seattle Friday & Saturday, Sept 8-9 at South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn Contact for Alan Shapiro and Cider Summit email: CiderSummit@earthlink.net Twitter: @cidersummit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cidersummit/?ref=br_rs Mentions in this chat De Vergeten Appel a Netherlands cidery in Tilburg Neilsen webinar recording Cider Trends in the US and abroad and download the pdf file that goes along with this recording here Use code LyftCiderChat for Up to $50 off your first ride with the Lyft rideshare program. Find the details on this code offering and how to use via this link Ask for the following 6 #CiderGoingUP Campaign cider supporters - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Ciderville. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14 Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen o Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35 Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29 Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60 The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56 Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio and where ever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on twitter @ciderchat
Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports organizes the highly successful Cider Summit festivals in Seattle, Portland, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area. He's a beverage industry veteran who has great insight into the future evolution of cider in the US.