Brian Matiash. Meet Google.

By | 2013-12-29T19:42:50+00:00 Mar 26th, 2013|

Ever since its launch, Google+ has always been my favorite place to share imagery and to be inspired by the creativity of this community. It truly is a wondrous place for photographers to learn, grow, and network. That’s why I’m so excited to announce that I have joined the Google+ team as Community Manager for Google+ Photos.

You see, while photography is the thread that weaves through everything I’m made up of, it is the social aspect of sharing, teaching, and inspiring that fuels everything I do. My aim is to help show the world why Google+ and its community of photographers and photography lovers are some of the best on the Internet, throughout the world.

I now have the opportunity to inspire creativity and community within this global population of talented people who are looking to share a piece of themselves… one photo at a time. I am truly looking forward to taking this role head-on and doing my part to make Google+ the premier place to share your story.

In terms of processing
As a nod to my new teammates and our recent announcements for our new G+ Photos component, I am posting two new images. The first was edited using Silver Efex Pro 2 and the second was stylized using Color Efex Pro 4 – in case you missed yesterday’s ridiculous announcement about the changes to the Nik Collection by Google.

JustMe_BrianMatiash

 

251 Comments

  1. James Brandon March 26, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Congrats dude! So happy for you!

  2. Cameron Siguenza March 26, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash – welcome to the bay area :) So looking forward to your local presence!

  3. Michael Riffle March 26, 2013 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Wow, +Brian Matiash, congratulations. :)

  4. yousef hader March 26, 2013 at 8:53 am - Reply

    موهيج الحجي ياجنان المترم محترم والمعقد معقدد ولااهبل اهبل

  5. Brad Sloan March 26, 2013 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Oh shit. This guy is going to manage us??? We're totally screwed :)

    contgrats brother

  6. Mark Rodriguez March 26, 2013 at 8:55 am - Reply

    hellz yeah…congrats

  7. Gary Munroe March 26, 2013 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Congrats and have fun herding all us cats! ;)

  8. Jacob Lucas March 26, 2013 at 8:57 am - Reply

    congrats mate!

  9. Swaroop Subbanna March 26, 2013 at 8:57 am - Reply

    That's awesome! Congrats Brian!

  10. Juan Gonzalez March 26, 2013 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash. Awesomeness

  11. Scott Kublin March 26, 2013 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Congrats Brian. Well deserved.

  12. Mark Esguerra March 26, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Awesome news! Not as awesome as adding more bacon to your diet, but I'm sure you'll get to that soon enough +Brian Matiash! Congratulations!

  13. Jason Rykiss March 26, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Congrats Brian!

  14. Lori Vega March 26, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Awesome. Congrats +Brian Matiash!

  15. Kris Vockler March 26, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash, very exciting. I hope this is a commuter assignment and #PDX  didn't just lose one of it's best photographers. ;)

  16. Robert-Paul Jansen March 26, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Thats great news Brian. Congrats!

    These photos look really good. I have been looking at Nik Collection, tempted!

  17. Eric Leslie March 26, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Wow, totally deserved! Congrats

  18. Ken Kaminesky March 26, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Well done sir! Really happy for you Brian! :)

  19. Kyle Robinson March 26, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Congratulations!  Should be an exciting future.

  20. Suzanne Haggerty March 26, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Awesome – congrats!

  21. Dave Wilson March 26, 2013 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Brian! Does this mean a move from PDX already or are you working remotely?

  22. Dave Pruett March 26, 2013 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Very cool! But I will miss new episodes of Perfect Inspiration!

  23. Gilmar Smith March 26, 2013 at 9:04 am - Reply

    I can see some celebration happening in PSW! you're coming right?

  24. Mark Rodriguez March 26, 2013 at 9:05 am - Reply

    ok, now get off your ass and start fixing some things around this place :)

  25. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

    +Mark Rodriguez I'll fix… your face. XOXO

  26. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

    +Gilmar Smith Yup! I do believe I'll be there!

  27. Andy Nicolaides March 26, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

    So glad to see +Google and +Google+ are taking the great photography community they've help create here. Good luck with your new role +Brian Matiash

  28. Gary Munroe March 26, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Community… with attitude!

  29. Michael Ratcliff March 26, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Congratz +Brian Matiash !!! That is awesome! Does this mean your weekly onOne inspiration videos are done :( I enjoyed them very much. Maybe we can hope to see the NIK version of this soon? Since everybody AND their uncle now owns the software ( Thank You Google :) ) Gratz again Man!

  30. Mark Rodriguez March 26, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

    you might want to fix yours first from +Michael Bonocore's shot last night :)

  31. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    +Dave Wilson +Kris Vockler Relocating to Mountain View is a critical component of this position so +Nicole S. Young and I will be relocating to California.

  32. Kelly-Shane Fuller March 26, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Well, time to go over to Brian's house with everyone's complaints in person :P

  33. Viveca Koh March 26, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Great news +Brian Matiash I'm really pleased for you!

  34. Gilmar Smith March 26, 2013 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Sweet +Brian Matiash !!!! we'll do some +Mark Rodriguez 's face fixing here!

  35. Kelli Seeger Kim March 26, 2013 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Woohooo!!!  Congrats, +Brian Matiash !!  And to the rest of us!  We're lucky to have you, mister.

  36. Ron Clifford March 26, 2013 at 9:10 am - Reply

    FANTASTIC, what an amazing fit!!!

  37. Kris Vockler March 26, 2013 at 9:10 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash & +Nicole S. Young, we will be sad to see you go. What a great opportunity though. I guess you both can still be inspiring from anywhere. ;)

  38. Matt Hill March 26, 2013 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Congrats, Brian!!! Fantastic news.

  39. Lee Daniels March 26, 2013 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Fasten your seatbelts!  :)  Could not be more pleased for you and especially for us!  Grinning here…

  40. Rob Sylvan March 26, 2013 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash! So psyched for all the good things going on for you guys these days!

  41. John Lavoie March 26, 2013 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Well Duh ? !!  
    What took so long? This is great news. A perfect match up, I'm sure you'll both be great together. (hmm, I hope this union doesn't cause friction at home ! – hahaha !) 
    Congrats

  42. Paul Christiansen March 26, 2013 at 9:12 am - Reply

    I feel for your past employer. I wouldn't have thought about their products without watching perfect inspiration. Good luck.

  43. Kelly-Shane Fuller March 26, 2013 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Aww, I just caught the moving part :( When are you leaving +Brian Matiash? We need to get together before you head out. Portland is loosing two of it's awesomest people :(

  44. John Batdorff March 26, 2013 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Congrats to you and Nicole.

  45. Leo Deegan March 26, 2013 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Welcome aboard, Brian

  46. Darcy Bowen March 26, 2013 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Congrats!

  47. Brian Arsenault March 26, 2013 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Awesome, congrats +Brian Matiash!

  48. Catherine Vibert March 26, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Wow, that's big news! Congrats! And best of luck on your move Southward…

  49. Brian Bonham March 26, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Congratulations jerkface!

  50. Kelly-Shane Fuller March 26, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Great, now +Brian Bonham  will be inconsolable.

  51. Brad Sloan March 26, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

    ^ This

  52. Aaron Hockley March 26, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Seems like a win for you, for Google, and for all of us!

  53. Kerry Murphy March 26, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

    So excited for you, +Brian Matiash!

  54. Melody Migas March 26, 2013 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Congrats!

  55. Mandy Sloan March 26, 2013 at 9:18 am - Reply

    ^^yep.

  56. Michael Bonocore March 26, 2013 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I know, right +Mark Rodriguez? Google hired THAT guy? Congrats +Brian Matiash! You KNOW how stoked I am for you. I am the Google+ community manager here at +SmugMug, right across the train tracks….so I think we gots alot to talk about!

  57. Wesly Smith March 26, 2013 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Brian. You'll rock this job. Sorry to hear you'll be leaving our fair city though.

  58. Jason Stone March 26, 2013 at 9:20 am - Reply

    congrats man!!!

  59. William Beem March 26, 2013 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Congratulations, +Brian Matiash.  Sounds like the perfect role for you.  Have fun with it.

  60. Keith Bradshaw March 26, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Have really enjoyed your inspiration sessions with OnOne. Know you will be a great addition at Google.

  61. Tana Teel March 26, 2013 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Woo hoo! Congrats +Brian Matiash !!!
     _so beers on you?_   ;-)

  62. Maki Silberberg March 26, 2013 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Crap. Now I really have to go to SF too to stalk eventually meet you guys? :)

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash!

  63. Andrea Gimblett March 26, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations!

  64. Lisa Donchak March 26, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    YESSSSSS.

  65. George Koklas March 26, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Congrats :) 

    ps When can we start making feature requests….? lolol

  66. Amy Heiden March 26, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Yea, I'm pretty excited for you, but I'm still going to cut you.

  67. Howard Jackman March 26, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Too cool +Brian Matiash Congratulations! Good luck on keeping us all in check.

  68. Faxon Moulder March 26, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Awesome anouncement, +Brian Matiash you'll be so great for that position, congratulations!

  69. Bob Lussier March 26, 2013 at 9:29 am - Reply

    DUDE! What a great opportunity! Congrats!

  70. Laurie Rubin March 26, 2013 at 9:30 am - Reply

    This is so fantastic for all of us! Couldn't be happier for you :-)

  71. Moe Chen March 26, 2013 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Whooooooooooooot! Awesome man. Maybe I should join a community…

  72. Tisha Craw March 26, 2013 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Congrats! :)

  73. Louisa Catharine Forsyth March 26, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    So well deserved +Brian Matiash ! Happy to hear that!

  74. Michael Bonocore March 26, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    On top of Google+ photography weaving through your blood, didn't you meet someone kind of important on Google+? And no, it's not me :) +Brian Matiash

  75. Brad Sloan March 26, 2013 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Yeah +Michael Bonocore. He met me. You were talking about me right?

  76. Justin Kern March 26, 2013 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Can't wait to have you in the neighborhood boss.

  77. Kelly-Shane Fuller March 26, 2013 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I thought +Michael Bonocore meant +Brian Bonham. After all there would be no Brimance without G+ :P

  78. Michael Bonocore March 26, 2013 at 9:36 am - Reply

    $100 says +Brian Bonham is curled up in the fetal position with a pink blanket sucking his thumb and wailing tears to the gods right now

  79. Teri Chall March 26, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!

  80. Tamara Pruessner March 26, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

    WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!

    I am super happy for you and +Nicole S. Young!!  This is super exciting!

  81. Kelly-Shane Fuller March 26, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

    I'll check on him in a few days to steal his camera make sure he's still alive +Michael Bonocore ;)

  82. Eustace James March 26, 2013 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Ohhhhh SNAP. Congratulations!

  83. Brian Bonham March 26, 2013 at 9:39 am - Reply

    +Michael Bonocore I'll take that $100.  Just popped a cork on the bubbly knowing that Portland will smell better this year.

  84. Rob Dweck March 26, 2013 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash and welcome to the bay area!

  85. Michael Bonocore March 26, 2013 at 9:42 am - Reply

    +Brian Bonham and somehow, be more attractive…

  86. Jonny Davenport March 26, 2013 at 9:44 am - Reply

    oh mayor mcCheez, you're now SuperSized…. congrats!

  87. Joseph Fanvu March 26, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    congrats! Looking forward to meeting you! Sounds like a great fit!

  88. Shane Srogi March 26, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash the Photo community on G+ is in good hands!

  89. Vivienne Gucwa March 26, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash ! How exciting! Also, +Nicole S. Young must be excited to be relocating to N. Cali with you as well! Fun times :).

  90. onnie hull March 26, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

    another reason to applaud Google … brilliant choices in personnel and management teams!! i'll add my sincere congrats to you!! +Brian Matiash

  91. Ivan Makarov March 26, 2013 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Kmm – +Brian Matiash – how prophetic I was when I asked you to write an intro to the Plus One Collection 2012? I think you owe me 25% of your signing bonus.

  92. Ann McRae March 26, 2013 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash

  93. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply

    +Ivan Makarov We've got Volume 1 sitting right here! :)

  94. Patricia Davidson March 26, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply

    So happy for you +Brian Matiash! Congratulations – you deserve it!  We'll miss you in the PacNW though :(  Hope you and +Nicole S. Young  will come back often to shoot and visit :)

  95. Brian Torres March 26, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Congrats dude that's awesome.

  96. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I am overwhelmed by the ridiculous outpour of kind words and sentiments with this announcement. Thank you so much, everyone!

  97. Ivan Makarov March 26, 2013 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Yikes. Wrote this from the wrong account.

  98. Marianne Bush March 26, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Wow! That's a huge surprise. Congratulations and welcome to the Bay Area. A wise move indeed. ;-)

  99. Sam Breach March 26, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Yay :D Congratulations, Brian!!!

  100. Ricardo Williams March 26, 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash ….. You will dominate!! I also have  some  #DarkChocolate  for you!! So you can celebrate with dessert included :-)

  101. Rick Sammon March 26, 2013 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Congrats!

  102. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    +Ivan Makarov I was wondering about that ;0

  103. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    +Patricia Davidson Flights from San Jose to PDX are very reasonable via Southwest. We'll be back often.

  104. Michael McGimpsey March 26, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash on your new role. Looking forward to more photography goodness coming the way of G+.

  105. Kelly-Shane Fuller March 26, 2013 at 10:13 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash You better, we know Ptown is in your blood now, you won't be able to stay away for long :)

  106. Karl L. Moore March 26, 2013 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Dang +Brian Matiash, I started using onOne just because of all the inspiring work you did with them.  Does that mean that I have to start using Nik Software now to keep being inspired?  :)  Congrats on the move.

  107. Julian Ortiz March 26, 2013 at 10:16 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash Congratulations. Well deserved job!

  108. Jeff McDonald March 26, 2013 at 10:19 am - Reply

    too cool +Brian Matiash!  Congrats man.  :-)

  109. Sara Collaton March 26, 2013 at 10:22 am - Reply

    congratulations +Brian Matiash !!!

  110. Daniel Raghu March 26, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash ! Hope you have an amazing time working for Google :)

  111. Angie Smith March 26, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I think you need to give parting gifts of OnOne software updates to all the Portland photographers.  Congrats +Brian Matiash.  Portland will miss you +Nicole S. Young.  ;o)

  112. Brian W. Downs March 26, 2013 at 10:25 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash Congrats sir!

  113. Adam Williams March 26, 2013 at 10:33 am - Reply

    congrats +Brian Matiash

  114. Nicole S. Young March 26, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    So proud of you, +Brian Matiash!!!!

    Now, let's get this house sold so I can move down there with you. ;)

  115. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young You said it, sister!

  116. Joseph Zee March 26, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Well done +Brian Matiash and good luck :-)

  117. Andrew Caldwell March 26, 2013 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Well done +Brian Matiash

  118. Richard Ball March 26, 2013 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash! I'm sure you'll bring your engaging and informative posts and photos to an even wider audience in your new role.

  119. David Baker March 26, 2013 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Well done +Brian Matiash – we have been in touch for the last few years, great to see how things develop. Good going my friend!

  120. Chuck Mitchell March 26, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash!!!  Google hired a REALLY GREAT guy!  I wish you and +Nicole S. Young the very best!

  121. Scott Cowlin March 26, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Wow, I am so excited for you Brian. Welcome to California!

  122. Gabriel Hardin March 26, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash, you deserve it!

  123. John Balboni March 26, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash! Met you & +Nicole S. Young at the G+ photographers conference! Amazing how much has happened in less than a year!

  124. Elizabeth Hahn March 26, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Whooohoooo  Congratulations!!!

  125. M. A. Abanilla March 26, 2013 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Funny where life takes you, huh? Congratulations +Brian Matiash ! This sounds like a perfect fit. With all the activity you and +Nicole S. Young are generating, maybe +Jeffrey Yen can afford to take me on another vacation! ;)

  126. Andy Gray March 26, 2013 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash! You will be awesome in this new position, best of luck! :)

  127. Erik Hirner March 26, 2013 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash

  128. Mitchell Prout March 26, 2013 at 10:56 am - Reply

    congrats Brian!!!

  129. Alistair Nicol March 26, 2013 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Sweet!!  Congrats to you, and good luck with move etc!

  130. Sam Breach March 26, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Maybe +Brian Bonham will come and visit  now?

  131. Fraucha R March 26, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash much luck to you and Nicole!

  132. Sairam Sundaresan March 26, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

    congrats +Brian Matiash ! Look forward to some awesome stuff from you for us plussers :)

  133. Pamela Reynoso March 26, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Congratulations, +Brian Matiash . :) Wait…you JUST moved (or was it just +Nicole S. Young?)  …. My sympathies. I have moved waaay too much and I feel your inevitable pain. ;)

  134. Roman Kruglov March 26, 2013 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Congrats :)

  135. Pat Shrader March 26, 2013 at 11:08 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash  – i hope you will continue your perfect inspiration like work showcasing how you transform good images into art!!

  136. Dima Barsky March 26, 2013 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash!  Welcome to the Bay Area!

  137. Sandeep Patil March 26, 2013 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash  and welcome to the bay area.

  138. Dave Veffer March 26, 2013 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Yay!

  139. Kirk Jordan March 26, 2013 at 11:17 am - Reply

    super congratulations.   Now I kinda feel like I know someone who will hear us.  Perhaps the last team did… I just didn't have a sense of who they were…

  140. Stig Nygaard March 26, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Congrats! :-)

  141. Cord Schneider March 26, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Nice one +Brian Matiash, that's fantastic news!!

  142. Shannon Adelson March 26, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Congratulations!

  143. Doug Kaye March 26, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Wow, that’s so cool. Congratulations on the change!

  144. Mitchell Prout March 26, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

    p.s. do you know if the price change for the Nik software is here to stay or is only a promotional time sensative thing?

  145. Joe Azure March 26, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    maybe I'll see you around sometime.

  146. Doug Kaye March 26, 2013 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Wow, this is so cool, +Brian Matiash. Maybe this means we'll see you and +Nicole S. Young around the Bay Area more often, which would be most excellent.

  147. Jan Kabili March 26, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Huge congratulations +Brian Matiash on all the cool stuff that's happened to you lately. The gods are smiling on you, that's for sure.

  148. Barry Blanchard March 26, 2013 at 11:26 am - Reply
  149. Michael Murphy March 26, 2013 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Congrats man, seemed like only yesterday you were joining OnOne…that's a pretty cool ladder you're climbing.

  150. Kristjan Klementi March 26, 2013 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Wow and congratulations on your new job +Brian Matiash, I have been enjoying your series of Perfect Inspirations, would you be continuing something like that on  NIK Collection now ?

  151. Alex Koloskov March 26, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Great news, congratulations!

  152. Jacques Cloutier March 26, 2013 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash , I'm sure you will be a great asset to G+

  153. Derek Ross March 26, 2013 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Awesome. Congrats +Brian Matiash

  154. thomas o'brien March 26, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

    wow congratulations +Brian Matiash that is some awesome news!

  155. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 11:48 am - Reply

    +Mitchell Prout Here to stay.

  156. Adam Nixon March 26, 2013 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Congrats!

  157. Lori Seebeck March 26, 2013 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I'll throw in my congratulations too! Sound like a great opportunity and maybe even fun! Oh, and welcome to California! ;)

  158. Colby Brown March 26, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    It was me +Michael Bonocore . +Brian Matiash meet me on Google+ that lucky dude ;) It was hetero sexual man love from the start ;)

  159. Keith Barrett March 26, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Congrats!! Well deserved!

  160. Anna Nguyen March 26, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply

    YAYAYYAYAY!!!!! Go +Brian Matiash !!!

  161. Curtis Simmons March 26, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Congrats!

  162. Lotus Carroll March 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Yay! :D

  163. Brian Matiash March 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    +Colby Brown XOXOOXOXOXO

  164. Chris Bagley March 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Nice going +Brian Matiash! Congrats!
    See, Google knows how to do things right!!!

  165. Alastair Jolly March 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Good news for everyone +Brian Matiash

  166. Adam Hoke March 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Congrats!

  167. cat klein March 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    You rock! And I knew you way back when : )

  168. Jim Goldstein March 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash I hope to see you in the SF bay area a little more often. I look forward to catching up in person…. soon!

  169. Mark Bronnberg March 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Congrats cousin.

  170. Christopher Stern March 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash on your new position at Google +. Well deserved I might add.

  171. Max Spiker March 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Wow! Congratulations! Excited to see what you do :)

  172. Jay Patel March 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Nice…Congratulations.

    +Laurie Rubin You have your work cut out for you. You have no idea…if he gives you any trouble just let me know and I will let +Colby Brown yell at him. ;)) HEHE!! 

    Let talk about hosting a Google+ Landscape Photography event next time I am in town. ;))

    FYI…I am not moving to California. ;))

  173. Graham Knights March 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Woot! Congratulations +Brian Matiash ! I don't think they could have found a better person for the job!

  174. steve walser March 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    I believe Big G has chosen well +Brian Matiash . 8^)

  175. Julia Peterson March 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Welcome to the hood +Brian Matiash .  Look forward to having ya'll over for dinner!

  176. Ken Powell March 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! The PNW will never be the same. At least I got to go on one Photowalk with you :)

  177. Scott Starkey March 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Congratulations

  178. Nicole S. Young March 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    +M. A. Abanilla He really should be taking us on a vacation! :) I don't even want to know how much this house will end up costing us after we (eventually) sell. :/ (I won't be traveling anywhere for a few years because of it … so you two have fun) ;)

  179. Barry Blanchard March 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    All will be better than good +Nicole S. Young. ;)

  180. Jay Patel March 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young We will just have to make sure that we make up for lack of travel.

  181. Michael Austin Kane March 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash !!!

  182. Dion V March 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Wow. Talk about community. Congratulations, +Brian Matiash !

  183. Gretchen Chappelle March 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Whoohoo the word it out! Congrats +Brian Matiash & yay for the community :)

  184. Christianna Pierce March 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    VERY cool! So happy for you and +Nicole S. Young, although you two will be missed here in pdx! Congrats!!

  185. Gordon Laing March 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash , I hope to meet you in person next time I'm in the Bay Area!

  186. Barry Blanchard March 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    hurry up +Gordon Laing .. you've been missed.

  187. Michael Bonocore March 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Damn it, what about me +Gordon Laing!?? +Brian Matiash  is much better looking, but I am a helluva lot more fun.

  188. Gordon Laing March 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    +Michael Bonocore I had no idea you were based in the Bay Area! It goes without saying I've been practising my Bonocore in anticipation of meeting you, although the pose does come across as a little weedy with a mirrorless camera and a pancake lens. I guess I'll just have to boost my manlihood by sticking it on a tripod and jumping up and down while +Chris Chabot stitches me up. This is a long and somewhat convoluted way of saying it would be an honour.

  189. Gordon Laing March 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    +Barry Blanchard you continue to be one of the classiest guys I know. Meeting up with you is always a highlight of a trip to the West Coast (or indeed any coast!) – I'm hoping it won't be too long until we see each other in person again!

  190. Lori Hibbett March 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash !

  191. Trey Ratcliff March 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Congrats! :)

  192. Neil Howard March 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Good Onya +Brian Matiash  – I can't really say anthing that has not been said in the hundreds of posts here :0

  193. Michael Bonocore March 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    HAHAHAHAHA +Gordon Laing…Hey, +Gretchen Chappelle looked good doing it with a pancake lens, why can't you?

  194. Neil Howard March 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    +Gordon Laing I love my mirrorless machine now (E-M5) – that is your fault!! You and your stupid reviews :)

  195. Gordon Laing March 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Ha ha, you know you wanted it +Neil Howard ! The real problem starts when you start shopping for new lenses and realise there's a bunch that you want!

  196. Gordon Laing March 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I can't compete with +Gretchen Chappelle , +Michael Bonocore . I'm gonna have to over-compensate and rent a Sigma 200-500mm f2.8 for the pose. Wonder if +BorrowLenses.com has one down the road…

  197. Michael Sutton March 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Fantastic news +Brian Matiash not that I am at all surprised. They have picked well, you have a big set of shoes to fit in our mate +Brian Rose really helped glue our community together when he came to Australia last year, hopefully we will all get the same opportunity with yourself and hopefully +Nicole S. Young very soon.

  198. Toby Harriman March 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Whaaaat??? No way! Congrats +Brian Matiash! Now the question is, what do you like better, Nik or OnOne? ;)

  199. RC Concepcion March 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Big big congrats bro!!

  200. Jennifer Bailey March 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Brian!!

  201. Neil Howard March 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    +Gordon Laing – Stop it!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  202. Gretchen Chappelle March 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    +Gordon Laing you are totally man enough to rock #thebonocore  with a pancake!   #aborrowedlensfromdowntheroadmightbedirty  ;)

  203. Sandra Parlow March 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Brian!  I'm so happy for you!!

  204. Francesco Gola March 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Sooooooooo great news +Brian Matiash!

  205. Dave Valler March 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Congrats Brian, sounds really positive :)

  206. Kevin La Rue March 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Wahoo!  This was an inspired pick by . Hearty kudos, amigo.  It's gonna be a great ride!   ;-)

  207. Stephan Bollinger March 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Awesome news +Brian Matiash !
    I'm not sure if this move is more of a "loss for OnOne" or a "win for Google", but for the rest of us, it is definitely a win! Congratulations!

  208. Tawni Henlin March 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash, so happy for you! But so sad that you and +Nicole S. Young and Kodak will be leaving Oregon…it was just too short a stay. One last photowalk before you leave?

  209. Frank Salas March 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Congrats my man! Good times ahead!

  210. Nicola Cocco March 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, +Brian Matiash!!! Super happy for you!! Working at +Google is awesome!! A lifetime experience for sure!! Well done!!

  211. Howard Hoffman March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Beautiful image. Wonderful news. Well deserved.

  212. Chris Chabot March 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    YEEEEEEEHAAAWWWWW!!! So happy that you are the one that took that job +Brian Matiash!

  213. Jordan Oram March 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Whoa! Dude! Congratulations! :D

  214. Dave Bell March 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Fabulous, +Brian Matiash
    Makes me feel all Googley!

  215. Paul Gunther March 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Business trip to Australia … "approved" (in Suze Orman voice) . Sydney. Photowalks. Big Boats, Beaches etc….

  216. Mark Bienvenu March 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    On the one hand, I hope this is a nice career step for you.  On the other hand, I hate to see everyone move to Google.  I guess this means you will now be promoting Nik software instead of OnOne?

  217. Danielle Lewis March 26, 2013 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, Brian!  I look forward to seeing where you plan to lead us.

  218. Rick DeNatale March 26, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    So I'm guessing that +Nicole S. Young will be writing a book on Nik plugins!

  219. Nicole S. Young March 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm - Reply
  220. Stuart Forsyth March 26, 2013 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash Many of us would like a way to workflow G+ easily into existing export workflows.  I'd love a way to output photos directly from Lightroom.  Any idea why G+ makes this so hard for photographers?

  221. Wick Sakit March 26, 2013 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash! Well deserved and I think we are all a little jealous ;) You're going to love it there!

  222. Paul Johnston March 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Brian !

  223. Dave Bell March 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    +Stuart Forsyth, Check +Jeffrey Friedl's plugin for exporting Lightroom to PicasaWeb (the back end of G+ photo hosting)
    Excellent for posting to G+, with lots of options.

  224. Marc Bradshaw March 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    That's fantastic news +Brian Matiash, congrats…  now we need to have a chat about the mess that is adding albums to events. :)

  225. Craig Pifer March 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash. Does this mean that there's an opening at +onOne Software now, and how do I apply?

  226. Ingo Meckmann March 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    This is awesome +Brian Matiash – you're a great photographer and Google+ is a fantastic product – I'm sure you two together will rock!

  227. Debashis Talukdar March 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the new role! This is pretty awesome for you both guys.

  228. Lars Gustafson March 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Congrats dude. I'll try not to make you too jealous of all the Portland Beer you'll have a hard time getting down there.

  229. Peter Adams March 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash. Looking forward to seeing you at more walks! Now about getting on that suggested user list… ;)

  230. Peter Adams March 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    +Gordon Laing aren't you tired of jumping yet?

  231. Robin Griggs Wood March 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Oh wow … excellent news, +Brian Matiash!
    *happy dance!*

  232. M. A. Abanilla March 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young Girl, don't even trip. You just landed from your Australian adventure! Maybe not "vacations", but I'm sure you'll find yourself more working adventures! ;)

  233. Christopher Germano March 26, 2013 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Don't let the door hit your butt on the way out +Brian Matiash
    Seriously though congrats, I wish you all the best.

  234. Chris Newham March 27, 2013 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the new job +Brian Matiash I'm a big follower of your work I have learnt so much from your webinars & inspirations series so now your at Google I'm looking forwards to seeing what you do fresh.

  235. Gordon Laing March 27, 2013 at 1:34 am - Reply

    +Peter Adams you tell me to jump, I ask 'how high?'

  236. Stuart Forsyth March 27, 2013 at 2:32 am - Reply

    +Dave Bell Thanks Dave, works well.

  237. Shaun White March 27, 2013 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Congrats +Brian Matiash 
    Next time you make it to Australia, we hope you make it to Brisbane.

  238. Simi Shonowo March 27, 2013 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Congratulations!

  239. Joel Tjintjelaar March 27, 2013 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Congrats! And 2 great photos too! NIK software is quite something:)

  240. Sharon Thomas March 27, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Congrats….so wonderful, Brian…very exciting change!

  241. David Polzine March 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Congrats… looking forward to enjoying the results of your input.

  242. Lynn Wiezycki March 28, 2013 at 3:49 am - Reply

    That is awesome!   We need to do a Google+ Photo- walk in FL!

  243. Lynn Wiezycki March 28, 2013 at 3:50 am - Reply

    Oh!  And welcome ro the Nik side!

  244. Sean March 29, 2013 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    very cool Brian!

  245. Kathy Porupski March 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Google+ has gained a wonderful asset to their company! So happy for you and congratulations +Brian Matiash! I agree with +Lynn Wiezycki  we need a Google+ photo walk here in Tampa Bay! :-)

  246. Vicki DeVico March 30, 2013 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Brian!

  247. Jeff Sullivan March 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Congratulations +Brian Matiash!

  248. Ivan Boden March 31, 2013 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Congrats Brian! Now that your with Google+, can you offer some tips? I’m a relative newbie on Google+ and so far, It’s been a bit of a dud.

  249. Rae Allen April 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    just catching up on the new – congratulations and so glad you enjoyed you trip to this part of the world

  250. A.J. Wood April 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    CONGRATS!!! Doesn't surprise me in the least given everything you do for the community. A good fit for both you & Google. :^)

  251. Kab Yaj April 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Awesome news!  I knew when I first started following you and +Nicole S. Young that you two were destined to go places together.

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