People often say success comes from hard work. That's true, but sometimes in photography, success also comes from good luck and great timing. On Sunday (Dec. 3), I wanted to photograph the supermoon above New Orleans. It typically makes for a dramatic image, the rising orb above the glowing city. Not long ago, photographer Michael DeMocker, a colleague of mine, captured an image of another supermoon, that time rising all Halloween-orange above the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Wayne Smythe wheeled his bright pink bike around the Westwego Farmer’s Market Sunday (Dec. 3), checking out maps and information offered at the Bike Easy table and cycling accessories at the Bicycle World booth. Most of the cycling enthusiasts attending the first Salaville Bicycle & Foodtruck Festival brought their bikes to show off. “The girls love it,” Smythe laughed when asked about the color of his bike.
The annual holiday tradition of lighting giant bonfires along the Mississippi River will commence this Saturday (Dec. 2) with the Algiers Point Bonfire. From 5-8:30 pm there will be food and live music from DJ Ric Ducci and the Hot 8 Brass Band, followed by the lighting itself. This year's bonfire is made up of 225 wooden pallets reaching a height of nearly 20 feet and placed in such a way as to mimic the outline of the state of Louisiana topped with a Santa Claus hat.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".